Advancing the Kingdom of God is a Warfare:

Posted: September 8, 2015 in Advancing The Kingdom, Foundation on Apostle/ Apostolic, Foundation on Spiritual Warfare

When we Advance the Kingdom of God, we are going for war in that area or region, there will be resistance and persecutions from the demonic forces of hell, usually the religious spirits, traditionalism, and leviathan spirit. The Devil will use many different tactics to steal, kill, and destroy you, and the Advancement of God’s Kingdom. The foundation for Advancing the Kingdom of God is “Jesus Christ is Lord of heaven and earth”.

The greatest warfare in the Kingdom of God is the Advancement of the Kingdom, the greatest resistance from the demonic forces of hell, the greatest persecutions, the greatest attack. Advancing the Kingdom of God doesn’t only fight one demon, but many demons, the demonic rulers of that place. If we are going to Advance the Kingdom of God, whether we want it or not we are going to wage war against the gates of hell in the Name of Jesus Christ.

Let’s look from the Old Testament and from the New Testament –

Jesus said in Matt 10:34, “Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to turn
“ ‘a man against his father,
a daughter against her mother,
a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law—
a man’s enemies will be the members of his own household.’

All through the verses in Judges 1:1-18, we find that Judah Advanced the Kingdom of God and wage war.

Vs1 – The Israelites asked the Lord, “Who of us is to go up first to fight against the Canaanites?” The Lord answered, “Judah shall go up; I have given the land into their hands.”

Judges 20:18 Now the sons of Israel arose, went up to Bethel, and inquired of God and said, “Who shall go up first for us to battle against the sons of Benjamin?” Then the LORD said, “Judah shall go up first.”

Zech 10:3-4 – For the LORD of hosts has visited His flock, the house of Judah, He will make them like a royal war horse/ majestic/ like a proud horse in battle. From Judah will come the cornerstone.

The Apostle Paul said, “Are they servants of Christ? (I am out of my mind to talk like this.) I am more. I have worked much harder, been in prison more frequently, been flogged more severely, and been exposed to death again and again. Five times I received from the Jews the forty lashes minus one. Three times I was beaten with rods, once I was pelted with stones, three times I was shipwrecked, I spent a night and a day in the open sea, I have been constantly on the move. I have been in danger from rivers, in danger from bandits, in danger from my fellow Jews, in danger from Gentiles; in danger in the city, in danger in the country, in danger at sea; and in danger from false believers. I have labored and toiled and have often gone without sleep; I have known hunger and thirst and have often gone without food; I have been cold and naked”. (2 Cor 11:23-27)

These were what the Apostle Paul faced in his Advancement of the Kingdom of God, at the same time we can believe that Paul was not that poor while he was serving the Lord, because he told that he was eager to serve them. In Gal 2:9-10, when the Apostles, James, Peter and John asked only one thing to Paul and Barnabas as they were going to the Gentiles, that was “to continue to remember the poor”, and then Paul said, “that was the very thing I was eager to do”.

Because of the fall of men in the beginning of time, the earth needs redemption, Satan’s scheme has not change from the beginning of time, “to steal, kill and destroy every part of us and everything in this world”, and Jesus Christ, by His dead and resurrection, came to redeem everything on this earth.

The Apostle Paul taught us on warfare, “For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. THE WEAPONS we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds”. (2 Cor 10:3-4)

We might be serving the Fatherless and the motherless, we might be helping the homeless and the street kids in our areas in Jesus name, they are part of warfare, heaven on earth. There are many works to be done on this earth, God wants to touch the last one out there, at the same time He want to touch the whole region with His Kingdom.

Some other great weapons of our warfare are, “The name of Jesus Christ, prayer, intercession, Gifts of the Holy Spirit, preachings and teachings the word of God and revelations, declarations, prophesying, praise and worship, preaching the Gospel, and more”.

For one more example of Warfare, we would use TNT (Thutak Nunpuitu team) in Mizoram India, we can translate their ministry name as “Living the Truth Team”. Today their ministry is serving over 1000 fatherless and motherless, addicts, and the disables by faith and the generous gifts of people. They are providing foods, shelters and schools.

If their ministry had not been established, the state of Mizoram in India and Aizawl City would be filled with beggars and homeless unlike today.

Rev 5:5 says, – The Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has conquered/ triumphed.

Spiritual Warfare Advancing

 Advancing the Kingdom of God itself is a Warfare, and the foundation for Advancing the Kingdom of God is “Jesus Christ is Lord of heaven and earth”. If we are going to Advance the Kingdom of God, whether we want it or not we are going to wage war against the gates of hell in the Name of Jesus Christ. And we wage war by the blueprint of heaven, what is up there in heaven, we bring that down here on earth, and Advance the Kingdom of God.

– David Chawngthu

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