Do I want peace with the kingdom of darkness so much that I am afraid to pick up the Kingdom Sword?
We know that we will be at war with this world the moment we pick up the Kingdom Sword. The Kingdom Sword not only threatens those who in the world, but it also threatens the way of life of any Christian who picks it up!
“Don’t think that I came to send peace on the earth. I didn’t come to send peace, but a sword.” ~Matthew 10:34
While many Christians have been sheathing their Kingdom Sword to make peace with the enemies of God, the spirit of this age knows that it is at war and has been busy trying to take as many captives as possible!
THE KINGDOM SWORD
What is the Kingdom Sword?
“And take… the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God” ~Ephesians 6:17
The Kingdom Sword is the Sword of the Spirit; it is a living double edged sword that divides the righteous from the unrighteous.
There are whole families still accommodating devils because they would not take up the Sword of the Spirit to fight the enemy in their own home!
But Jesus said,
“Don’t think that I came to send peace on the earth. I didn’t come to send peace, but a sword. For I came to set a man at odds against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. A man’s foes will be those of his own household. He who loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and he who loves son or daughter more than me isn’t worthy of me. He who doesn’t take his cross and follow after me, isn’t worthy of me. He who seeks his life will lose it; and he who loses his life for my sake will find it.” ~Matthew 10:34-39
The Kingdom Sword will set you at odds with those around you who are still capitulating to the kingdom of darkness. The Sword of Christ divides families! That is why the “family focused” gospel in America is so false!
Have you signed a truce with the devil?
The kingdom of darkness never honors its treaties; it seeks a backdoor into your life and will come at you through your family, your friendships, or your employment. But it never honors its treaties. The kingdom of darkness wages relentless war until it accomplishes its goal to “steal, kill, and destroy”.
If you pick up the Kingdom Sword, you will be at war with the kingdom of darkness, and trust me, the kingdom of darkness is relentless. But, if you set down the Sword to make peace with those who are hostile to the Kingdom of Light, then you will be found weak and defenseless when the kingdom of darkness breaks its treaty with you and attacks.
Let me exhort you, my brethren, to take up the Kingdom Sword against the kingdom of darkness; do not be ashamed of the gospel of God, for it is His power for salvation to all men- proclaim it in life, proclaim it in power, proclaim it with your lips- take the gospel of God to those who are bound in the kingdom of darkness and set the captives free!