Being a Christian, requires learning how to get spiritually strong enough to be able to always gain a victory over all battles occurring within thoughts; the strength to prevail always begins within, and then with help from above. If one stays strong, they will surly overcome and new spiritual answers will always be revealed. Which are the blessings for determination and success. In the spiritual realms, thoughts do control spiritual and physical well-being. Which means striving to eliminate all questionable thoughts and actions that may be opposing to the Holy Spirit. I know it seems impossible to rid self of the bad habits, though with determination to reap spiritual rewards, and earnest prayers; gradual change and spiritual growth occurs. To find out what needs to be changed, all one has to do is ask themselves, 'Would I want to think this thought, or do this activity in the presence of Heaven and God?'. If the answer is 'no', then it's time to start making some changes. Change is just a part of spiritual growth, and spiritual growth is one of the most important purposes for everlasting life. Constant and gradual change is exactly what is needed for ultimate spiritual prosperity and continual spiritual strength to grow. With Holy Spirit dwelling inside of one's heart and soul, and thorough knowledge of the Gospel of Christ, and vowing our lives to our Lord's will; salvation and redemption are secure, and the battles between good and evil become far and few. To have a strong armor of God, and be a soldier for Christ; one must adhere to these words.
A Christian knows, there won’t just be battles inside of self; but also, spiritual battles outside of self, concerning opposing and questionable energies, forces and powers from within this world, that are connected to other realms, and dimensions. The strong will recognize these for what they are, though those with less strength will not know they are being targeted by the adversaries of the divine. Battles concerning questionable spirits are avoidable if one has their own spirit under control. If one does, they cannot ever be attacked or tempted, and if darkness tries to manipulate the strong-willed, they will not succeed and leave them be. Only the weak, and the uninformed will be vulnerable. Understand that every single thought one possesses contains spiritual energy all to its own. Thoughts cannot be opposing to holiness. One single thought that is of negative energy can corrupt all thoughts that are positive. Positive thoughts increase blessings, while negative thoughts diminish blessings. This is very important to understand for optimum spiritual growth to occur. Every single thought simultaneously influences the condition of the spirit of self; this is how spirits work. You, yourself alone has ultimate influence and ultimate control over all that you and your spirit will become. Thoughts and emotions reflect the spirit of self. This is a fact of one’s own spiritual life. For Christians, it’s time to get ready and begin to prepare one’s spiritual self to meet face to face with Jesus Christ. In reality, a Christian already is standing in his presence by the definition of faith. He knows everything we think and everything we do. He is the very son of God himself. Even though he loves us with all of his heart, it is only up to us, ourselves to discipline our spirits, and do the work that needs to be done to get strong. We bless ourselves through strength of faith; those who persist will prevail.
Everything in our world consists of invisible energies, forces and powers, for authority’s ultimate control. You are standing in the middle of a battlefield where spiritual warfare is raging on this very moment in time. It's because our world shares time with multiple dimensions, and those dimensions are the outermost regions of both Heaven and hell. There are ultimately only two sides to choose from: the light, or the darkness. There is no middle ground; there never was, and there will never be. This is the truth and a fact of spiritual life for each one of us all who were born into this world. With, or without your awareness of this conflict, your very conscience, spirit and soul are being fought over for control. And depending on what side one sways; is one’s source of influence. That's why spiritual control of self is so important, because if you don't know how to control your spirit; something or someone else will. Look around before it’s not too late and prepare for this inevitable.
Take your stand now. Choose to take total control over your own force of life. Do not let opposing forces control you. If you take your stand; then from your mistakes and weaknesses, you will learn all that it takes to become strong. Listen to the silent whispers in your soul and your destiny will be revealed. When you walk in the light of our Lord; you will be taught lesson by lesson for all that you will ever need to know. You do control your own destiny, do not doubt it, or your destiny will end up spoils for the armed foe. All that determines this outcome is condition of faith and spirit. If faith and spirit are strong, then nothing can stand in your way. For the spiritual blind shall only fall as victims of their own, and the spiritually weak shall fall as victims, due to lack of knowledge of powers control.
A soldier always knows what side of the battlefield they are fighting for. They are not blinded by the darkness, or by the light that is darkness, or by the light of holiness when the battles began to get out of control. Because they have learned that their instincts, their intuitions, and their gut feelings are their communicating soul letting them know the right thing to do. There’s never second guessing, or doubting, or hesitating when Holy Spirit is literally alive and living within themselves. A soldier can never be tricked, or fooled by the light of darkness, because they have been trained in the light of Christ.
The life of a soldier isn’t always easy, though it does have its benefits. Once one learns the truths about their armors light; its holy become their only reality. A soldier relies on their armor of God entirety, which is the very essence of the light of Christ. To learn about its strengths is to learn about the truths of salvation. A soldier only fights when needed to defend, and always wins. Though always knows that maybe eventually, their time will come to lay down their life, for they know that their sacrifice will not be in vain. They know that their living soul is everlasting and that they will fight again someday; knowing that even in the beyond, the battles don’t end within the heavenly for control and dominance of authority. A soldier knows their calling, and every call is another opportunity to glorify their Holy Lord with all of their strength. A soldier knows where the battle lines are drawn, and never questions, or doubts the reasons why.
A soldier is always prepared for the worst, though always hopes for the best. A soldier has unwavering faith; even when death is knocking at their door. In spiritual battle, in the line of fire one cannot make up any of their own rules; though can only oblige to everlasting truths for victory to occur. A soldier learns the reality concerning what the big spiritual controversies are all about? From awareness comes questions, and from questions comes answers from scriptural truth, and from holy answers comes spiritual growth, and from growth comes inner strength; the kind of strength that is needed to prevail.
The life of a soldier is a battle to hold one’s spiritual ground for all that is holy and true. If one is not spiritually strong enough to walk into the fire; then one must pray for the strength and the way to learn. I am in Christ and Christ is in me, which gives me all the strength I will ever need. I know I can overcome every obstacle through Christ; strength is in the faith of knowing his truths. Only then there isn’t any opposition, only cooperation, gratitude and praise. To lift faith up above it all; is to stand strong without waiver. One battle for better, or worse; always leads to the next, until eventually a moment of calm. Even still, a soldier always prepares for the conflicts that may come their way.
I am a soldier who knows what my purpose for life is. I am a soldier who knows Holy Spirit intimately; and does not doubt or question any single word of Holy Scripture. I am a soldier who has been taught, because of overwhelming persistence to excel, and has been guided, because of love. I am a soldier who never gives up on any task my Holy Lord wants me to achieve. I always make sure the work is done exactly the way he wants it to be. And I know that he knows; He can count on me for anything. I will fight to uphold, and to preserve, to my last dyeing breath for this cause. I will fight to the end; I am not afraid of death; I know my salvation is secured. I am a living sacrifice for my Savior; for whatever it is I was born to live and die for. For those who accept of His everlasting truths get to live by those truths forever. It sounds too good to be true, though there isn't anything truer in the world. I am a soldier who understands what our Lord's meanings for life are all about. Nothing else matters, and nothing else makes any more sense. And for all that is given in life; is to learn how to bless and be blessed. There is only one goal that I have in this life, which is to always prepare myself for all that is coming next, which guarantees the kind of spiritual strength I will need to always succeed.