“To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.” ~Revelation 3:21
Again, as with all the other church ages, we have also been tasked with a responsibility to overcome the spirit of our age. This spirit tries to convince us that “I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing”. Just because we have much knowledge available to us concerning the Gospel – does not mean we “have need of nothing.” To the contrary, we actually have a greater accountability and responsibility to be fervent in love with Jesus and to be laboring for him in the Kingdom! Jesus said:
“And that servant, which knew his lord’s will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.” (Luke 12:47-48)
But Jesus never brings a need to our attention without the providing us the way to fight and overcome.
“These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)
When we “wake up” and repent of the lukewarmness, we will suddenly discover that all the spirits of the enemy that have worked throughout every church age are actually present in this last age; and they have been set in array against us to defeat us! But this battle fight is also is part of God’s great plan. He has determined that Jesus Christ might receive all glory and honor by placing judgement upon all these spirits and defeating them. He has determined to defeat these spirits through His Holy Spirit working through us:
“These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.” (Revelation 17:14)
“And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog, and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea. And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.” (Revelation 20:7-9)
Are you spiritually ready to fight, or have you already been defeated by sin working in your life again? Wake up!
“Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses. I give thee charge in the sight of God, who quickeneth all things, and before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession; That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ: Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords.” (1 Timothy 6:12-15)