Supply Line ~ “And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19).
Consumables ~ To fight the spiritual war we are given three primary on-going resources—the consumables of war—which are the Word of God, prayer, and the Spirit of God.
God’s Word ~ The Word of God might be likened to our food and water, as well as our arsenal of ammunition. “How sweet are Your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!” (Psalm 119:103). “Sweeter than honey and the honeycomb” (Psalm 19:10b). In the parable of the sower Jesus said, “The seed is the Word of God” (Luke 8:11b). “Whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life” (John 4:14). When Jesus Christ was tempted by Satan, He used the written Word of God as His ammunition (Matthew 4:1-11).
Prayer ~ Prayer is communication with the Commander-In-Chief. As such it provides tactical directions from He who is responsible for the overall strategy. Prayer provides both direction and strength. A key benefit of prayer is that it aligns our will with His will. Prayer changes our thinking process—a root issue for effectiveness as a Christian soldier. Our supreme role model exemplified this. Jesus said, “My food is to do the will of the Father who sent Me, and to finish His work” (John 4:34-35). Jesus’ life was characterized by His prayer to His Father, “Not my will, but Yours be done” (Luke 22:42).
As our Commander He sees the big picture and because of that He has plans that are “above and beyond all that we ask or think” (Ephesians 3:20). Still, in order to carry out our role in tactical battles He provides constant feedback and direction to us. “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting” (James 1:5-6a).
The Spirit of God ~ The Spirit of God could be likened to fuel or our recharging station. Jesus said, “The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit” (John 3:8). The Christian is commanded to “be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord” (Ephesians 5:18a-19). The Spirit of God also recharges us by assuring us of truth. Jesus said, “When He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority” (John 16:13a).
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