22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. 23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; 24 for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. 25 But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does.
There is a real battle going on. It has been raging since the fall of man. The battle is between the kingdom of God and the Kingdom of darkness with the fate of men and women in the balance. This is a daily fight against an enemy that’s sole desire is to steal what is ours, and to kill and destroy us. His tactics have convinced the majority of the body of Christ to have no part in this war and to just endure until our redeemer returns. Well, enough is enough, it is time to stand up and take the fight to the enemy. Jesus has commissioned us, and cast us out to enforce what He has already accomplished. He has set the guidelines of our warfare that it is not against flesh and blood (man) but against powers, principalities, and rulers of the darkness of this age. He has placed our enemy under our feet, and given us a place of authority in Him.
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.
Our mission is to destroy the works of Satan, and bring freedom to man. Jesus didn’t die just so we can go to heaven. He paid the price so we can be free from the bondages of sin. He has set us free from the law of sin and death so that His spirit of life can rule and reign in our lives. It is this same Spirit that lives in us that will give life to our own mortal bodies. This is the life we must share with our brothers and sisters that are being held in bondage by Satan. We no longer can stand on the sidelines and watch as others suffer and die. We cannot sit still and allow our fellow man live in hunger and consumed with pain and disease. We have been given both the authority and the power to change their circumstances and not to act is ungodly and a sin. The revelation of being a son of God is being unveiled and with it comes the responsibility to act on it. We must not be a hearer of the word only, but a doer also.