Battle of the bulge is one of the most remembered battles of WWII. It will remain in the hearts of many, especially those who lost their loved ones during the battles. Very few soldiers survived to narrate the event, and its memoirs in the minds of those who experienced its consequences. As ‘peck’ narrates in his journal, as humans we have to learn from the consequences and learn to leave in peace. However the war was physical and came to an end ‘peck’ is reminding us of another war, that is the spiritual war which is not against flesh and blood but evil principalities.
Love peace and unity are the core values of humanity, humans are social beings whom God uniquely created them. Jesus while on earth left us with a message of love he singled it out as the greatest commandment of all. With love amongst human beings, there could be no war and conflicts. This value was to govern and always ensure good relationships and peace amongst all people. It is when we run short of love that we get to learn of very many differences amongst ourselves. Satan has mastered this and has always struggled to ensure that we got no love towards each other and hence rises conflicts and differences amongst us. Wars arise from lack of understanding which is stimulated by hate among people.
You will never realize the importance of peace until you experienced war, thanks for the great men who wrote journals and their stories about wars, they give us the horrible picture of wars and their terrific consequences to humanity at large. Loss of lives, properties, and even social ties. God never made us destroy ourselves, and whenever we lose love for one another we lose humanity. Peace reigns when there is love. Let us embrace the love for one another, it makes the world a wonderful place to be.
Apart from the physical wars which rise among humans, there is another special war going on here on earth, this is not among humans but between satan the greatest foe of humanity and God’s people. This war started after Satan being thrown out of heaven, he came down on earth declaring war against God’s people. This is not a physical war but spiritual, as Christians we are not fighting against flesh and blood but against the world’s principalities. Satan is in a mission to destroy the growing popularity of Christ and hence wages a spiritual war against those who profess his name. contrary to other physical wars that occurred on earth since this is not fought with physical armories but we need to be in spiritual armories to successfully fight this battle. Saints fought it and came out successfully.
To fight a spiritual war, that is silent satanic forces on earth, we need to be endowed with require armories as clearly indicated in the bible. Prayer is a crucial weapon against this, as Jesus directed his disciples, we should pray without seizing, it will make us sail through the storms. Faith, that is a strong belief that God is always on our side and He will fight for us. Sword of the word of God is a sword of defense when under the attack of this spiritual world principalities. Be watchful.