“For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought and make it obedient to Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:3-5).
Five times in three verses. “We.” This is how “we” live. This is how “we” as people of the Kingdom live. This is the way in which “we” as those who have been saved by the blood of Jesus operate. This is who “we” are. This is what “we” are about.
Yes, we live in this temporary world, but to the eternal Kingdom. We don’t “wage war as the world does.” We don’t allow ourselves to get caught up in a worldly way of life. We don’t allow Satan to con us into thinking that other human beings created in the image of God are the enemy. Satan is the enemy! And we do not allow him to dictate to us anything otherwise.
We are those who fight the good fight of faith on the side of the One, true living God. And within us lies the capacity to speak and breathe life into the lives of others. We are a part of the Kingdom. And we strive with all that we are to see every single, solitary moment of life through the lens of the Kingdom. So much so that even in our thoughts (much less our actions) we demand obedience to King Jesus.
We are empowered, eternal, controlled, resolute, disciplined, Kingdom-visioned, God-called, Jesus-sharing, Spirit-filled people. That’s what “we” are. That’s who “we” are. That’s what “we” are part of. Aren’t we? —- via West Erwin church of Christ, Tyler, TX