Colossians 3:3 – Hid With Christ
February 22, 2014
Mark 11
February 24, 2014
Colossians 3:3 – Hid With Christ
February 22, 2014
Mark 11
February 24, 2014

The Valiant Christian

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Through God we shall do valiantly: for he it is that shall tread down our enemies.” (Psalm 60:12)

In the Old Testament, the mighty men of valor were great fighting men. “So Joshua arose, and all the people of war, to go up against Ai: and Joshua chose out thirty thousand mighty men of valor, and sent them away by night.” (Joshua 8:3) We see men like Samson who slew a thousand men with the jawbone of a donkey.  Then there was Benaiah. “And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the son of a valiant man, of Kabzeel, who had done many acts, he slew two lion like men of Moab: he went down also and slew a lion in the midst of a pit in time of snow.” (2 Samuel 23:20) I wouldn’t want to face a lion on a good day and especially not in the snow.

In the New Testament, there are no “mighty men of valor” in the same way. Our enemy, the devil, has been defeated. “Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it.” (Colossians 2:15)

For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.” (1 John 3:8)

Valiant believers make their stand for the faith. Men like Paul who endured so much to spread the good news. John and Peter stood for the faith against great opposition. Our warfare is not according to carnal weapons. Our warfare is in the mind. We’re warring a fight of faith. “Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.” (1 Timothy 6:12 ) “3For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. 4For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, 5casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.” (2 Corinthians 10:3-5)

“3For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. 4For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, 5casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.” (2 Corinthians 10:3-5)

The valiant Christian makes a stand and faces the enemy with the whole armor of Jesus. He is valiant and vigilant. He is pulling down arguments and high things that exalt against the knowledge of God. We stand and see the salvation of the Lord.