“Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;” Matthew 5:43-44.
As ambassadors for Christ, we are instructed in this “WAR” to love our enemies. The purpose behind loving our enemies is because, as foreigners of this land (world), we are required to help those captured in bondage of sin.
The objective of loving our enemy is using the weapon of “LOVE,” we thereby might be able to help some lost, unsaved individuals receive new citizenship in heaven. This citizenship handed down to all humanity is freely available to whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord.
“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!” Romans 10:13-15.
As you can see in Romans 10:13-15, any unsaved individual can have the ability to receive eternal Salvation. In this war, we as children were once lost, but God allowed us to be a “WHOSOEVER.” This kind of love is the weapon we use on the battlefield to destroy the devil’s lies about our fallen world.
“Praise ye the LORD. O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. Who can utter the mighty acts of the LORD? who can shew forth all his praise? Blessed are they that keep judgment, and he that doeth righteousness at all times. Remember me, O LORD, with the favour that thou bearest unto thy people: O visit me with thy salvation; That I may see the good of thy chosen, that I may rejoice in the gladness of thy nation, that I may glory with thine inheritance.” Psalms 106:1-5.
“(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.” 2 Corinthians 10:4-6.
Under “New Testament” teachings, we as Christians in this battle with this world do “NOT” use weapons of war to hurt and even kill lost individuals. Instead, we are
commanded by our Commander, the big (J), to be militant with the spiritual weapons of God. The purpose behind this is to get the lost to realize they, like every human, need to turn towards God in faith, leading genuine, sincere heart-quenching repentance. This tactic is how we faithfully, as Christians win the battlefield warfare we get drafted to fight.
Our battlefield sword is not a carnal weapon, a physical blade, but it is the Holy Scriptures, commonly referred to as the Holy Bible. The Sword we use is God’s Word. Therefore, as Christians, we are ordered by our Highest Commander & Chief to preach the Gospel at all costs.
“For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12.
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“I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry. For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.” 2 Timothy 4:1-8.
“CHRISTIANS MUST FIGHT” with the Sword of God. We must be combative with the only absolute eternal truth ever given to humanity since the foundation of this created world.
“But I will sing of thy power; yea, I will sing aloud of thy mercy in the morning: for thou hast been my defence and refuge in the day of my trouble.” Psalms 59:16.
“Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;” Ephesians 5:19.