INTRODUCTION TO SPIRITUAL WARFARE
When all the people were baptized, it came to pass that Jesus also was baptized; and while He prayed, the heaven was opened, and the Holy Spirit descended like a dove upon Him, and a voice came from Heaven which said, "You are My beloved Son; in You I am well pleased." Luke 3:21,22
Jesus is our model in which to pattern our lives and to follow into spiritual warfare. He was baptized in water, baptized in the Holy Spirit and God confirmed His Son-ship, for us, knowing who we are in Christ.
It seems we have lost our way in the modern-day consumer driven, technological, electronic church, putting on great productions, drama and music to entertain the masses with eloquent sermons to tickle their ears and lull them to sleep, but we have left out the important things such as training them to be sons and daughters of God and equipping them for spiritual war!
You can sit for thirty years in these desolate mausoleums, never hearing anything that might convict you that you are lost and move you to be saved, baptized and filled with Holy Spirit power instead of vegetating in a pew. If you are not following Jesus into battle, filled with power and anointing, operating in your God-given gifts and doing the greater works, I would doubt you truly know Him!
"The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind. To set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord." Luke 4:18,19
Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin