In part one, we showed that we are all in one form of militancy or the other. We are either God’s militants or Satan’s militants.
If you are among the genuine God’s militants against the kingdom of darkness, please let it be known to you or be fully aware of the modus oprandi of the devil and his kingdom.
As said in part one, both God and Satan all boast of rebel militants against them and their Governments. It therefore depends on who you are rebelling against, whether God or Satan?
One major problem with the Church of God, who is God’s rebel militants, is that they are ignorant of the modus oprandi of the devil and his kingdom.
For that reason, they are suffering heavy casualties. That forms the reason that God lamented in Hosea 4:6a saying, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge”
Moreover, as can be seen in the book of Isaiah 5:13, many people who claim to be among God’s rebel militants, they are suffering under the captivity of the devil.
That may be the reason God said, “Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge: and their honorable men are famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst”.
The book of Psalms 82:5 equally explained it, “They do not know, nor do they understand; they walk about in darkness; all the foundations of the earth are unstable”.
Apostle Paul and the rest of Christians in that dispensation knew better. That enabled them to overcome the devil and as he said in 2 Corinthians 2:11 “Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices”.
It is ignorance that made the church, God’s militants to begin to do unimaginable things that God detests. It is for that reason that some Christians failed to heed the warnings in 1 John 2:15.
That 1 John 2:15 warned us, “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him”.
The book of 1 John 2:16 equally explained what the love of the world is, “For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world”.
Also, the book of James 4:4 further told us the implication of loving the world or been in fiendish with the world, “Adulterers and adulteresses!
Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.
In 2 Corinthians 4:2 Paul explained further what they did, “But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.
As said earlier, what Satan is doing is to get God’s own militants to do things that are against God. In 1 Corinthians 3:17 Paul warned us of the danger of defiling God’s temple, our body.
If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are. Also in the book of 1 Peter 1:15, Apostle Peter encouraged us saying, “But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;
After all said and done, the overall question is whose side are you? Are you one of God’s militants or for the devil? If you are for God, be conscious that you don’t allow the devil to defile you which could eventually render you in effective.
I said this as a result of what happened in Zechariah 3:1- 4 “Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the Angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right hand to oppose him.
And the LORD said to Satan, “The LORD rebukes you, Satan! The LORD who has chosen Jerusalem rebukes you! Is this not a brand plucked from the fire?” Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and was standing before the Angel.
Then He answered and spoke to those who stood before Him, saying, “Take away the filthy garments from him.” And to him He said, “See, I have removed your iniquity from you, and I will clothe you with rich robes.”
As God’s militant, once you allow yourself get defiled, Satan will cloth you with filthy rags. And Satan is sure to stand or oppose you once you are clothed with a filthy rag. Please don’t allow it to happen. Shalom.