THE WARRIOR BRIDE
Part A – THE WARRIOR
Sika Ulutoa* commented on my Jan. 19 Facebook post, THE INSTITUTIONAL CHURCH, with this. “Amen. We will rise to our Place as the BoC (Body of Christ) in this world as we approach our coming King. The BoC could also be called The Bride of Christ. The Warrior Bride.” I asked him to say more of what “The Warrior Bride” means to him, and here’s his answer.
Sika: “In regards to the name Warrior Bride, it’s my personal revelation and name for the kind of people we become as Christians in this world who are getting ready to meet our coming king.
The word warrior is referring to us as putting on the armor of God, as in Ephesians 6:10-18. It also refers to David who faced and killed Goliath. (1 Samuel 17). It’s a Christian, and a church, who don’t bend to the spirits of this world and do not just go along with the crowd, especially when it’s not lining up with God’s Word and the principles of His kingdom. It also refers to not living in fear of this world.” (minor editing)
Ken: I love the imagery of the Warrior Bride. Aren’t we often in a defensive mindset and satisfied to simply protect ourselves?
But what if we were to embrace a warrior mentality and go on the offense, not for personal or political gains but for the sake of bringing God’s light into this darkness? And what if we viewed Paul’s Eph. 6:10-18 spiritual armor as applying to both offense and defense?
Could we dare to go up against evil, in prayer and various actions, as in II Cor. 10:3-5? Can we believe that the Mt. 16:18 “gates of hell” will not prevail against us as we demolish the strongholds of power and pride that handicap Christians and churches, even to abandoning our altars?
Can we fight for our local churches and their leaders? And for our nation, and families and friends? And how about taking on our own sinful attitudes and habits?
Wow, the “WARRIOR Bride” awaiting our Lord’s return. Yes, what if?
Tomorrow, Part B, The Warrior BRIDE
Ken Stoltzfus, Kidron, OH – – FACEBOOK: Ken Stoltzfus – Kidron
Jan. 25, 2021
*Sika, (Misa Teleiai Sika Ulutoa), is a native of Samoa. He is a chief in his Samoan village but he and his family now live in Ronan, MT. Sika serves as the Pastor of Lighthouse Christian Fellowship, and leads YWAM Tribal Waves on the Flathead Reservation. Because of his roots, the “warrior” concept comes more naturally to him than for many of us.
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