There was no war, because there was no threat to him! But now that you know God, even Jesus Christ, and have rightly confessed him to be Lord and king of all, now that you have learned of Him and know of His power, the war for your soul has begun. Before Jesus came into your life, it was already determined that you would surrender your life and soul unto the enemy, but God came and through Jesus He has altered and even changed forever what was determined. Now we are saved because of what Jesus has done for us, in that He paid the price, He became the propitiation or payment that bought us back from our enemy. We were slaves unto our enemy until Jesus came and set us free! Now it is more than appropriate that we should praise Him!
There are many benefits that come to us when we praise Him, but not for these benefits alone should we praise Him, but because praise unto Jesus is comely, fully deserved, and the absolute wisest way for us to worship! JESUS HAS SAVED OUR SOUL! Now not only has He saved our soul, but knowing how our enemy is, and how frail we are, Jesus goes even further in that He loves us so much that He has determined that none shall be plucked out of His hand. That none shall be lost! Now here is His plan moving forward, but now that we know Jesus and confess Him for who He is, the war for our soul has intensified, Jesus has literally snatched us from harm’s way, and harm’s way has not taken a liking to this!
Considering this, our enemy has launched a loser’s campaign, a loser’s war, to steal us away from God! Knowing this allows us to know who and what we are up against! Fret not my friend! “He trains my hands for war, and gives my fingers skill for the battle.”
Excerpt from Skill For The Battle.