Worship is warfare. The Word of God is the Sword of the Spirit on our lips, and the Psalms and Hymns we sing are the double-edge sword in our mouths. But our warfare is dragon and giant slaying. We do not enter this battlefield with a reasonably sized foe. We do not face sin, flesh, the devil and all the enemies of God on equal footing. We are Moses with a stick, surrounded by seas and armies. We are David with a few stones and a taunting, towering giant. If we look at the battlefield it looks terrifying and useless to try. There are almost a half a million people in Greenville County, close to a million between Greenville and Spartanburg, among some 300 million in this country alone. And we are a tiny band in Greer, South Carolina. But this is what it means to do battle in the power of the Spirit. Spiritual battle does not mean we cease doing battle. It does not mean retreat from the arts, business, medicine, politics, culture, technology or any such thing. It simply means that the battle is the Lordís. We serve the Lord God of Sabaoth. That means Yahweh God of Armies, and there is no other God in heaven or in earth or under the earth, all the rest are idols. And it is He that sent His Spirit, the Spirit of the risen and victorious Christ on His people at Pentecost, and it is He that sends His Spirit now, drawing us up into the heavenly places, joining our voices, to the voices of the countless millions who confess the name of Christ. Worship is warfare: therefore I charge you in the Name of Christ, sing, chant, pray, shout, eat, drink and listen with all faith, because you serve the God of Armies, King Jesus, who turns seas into dry land, decapitates giants, and He has crushed the head of that dragon of old. Look around, every place your foot trods has been given into your hand because it has been given into the hand of your King. Do not doubt but believe.
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