An Awakening is when the confused and frightened self transcends to a higher consciousness, a awareness full of love and peace. A spiritual Awakening should not be confused with "enlightenment", that may be defined as an intellectual understanding of higher religious principals. Spiritual warfare is the Christian concept of fighting against the work of preternatural evil forces. It is based on the biblical verification and observance of evil spirits, or demons, which intervene in human affairs in various ways, for their own agendas.
clintbarton, for me spiritual warfare would be something that I need to do in regard to anything that is in the way of my on going walk with the Lord, which in this day and time that is pretty much all of the time. In God's word it tells us to put on the armor of God which is found here: Ephesians 6:11-18 King James Version (KJV)
11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
After studying this, it is my humble opinion that this is something we should always have on from the time we wake in the morning. The armor is something that I think comes with much prayer and study of the Word of God. Thank you for your post. The title caused me to think upon spiritual warfare for the days we are living in, and reminded me about the armor we are told to wear so that we can stand against the many weapons that come our way. Blessings
yardstick: @ew, re: US economy - it wont, but the pandemic is irrelevant. It has more to do with demographics. We have about 5 years of inflation before things calm down.
Jul 1, 2022 20:33:09 GMT -6
yardstick: @ew, re: annexing ukraine - it was never about annexing them when they proved intractable. Now it is only about razing the entire country to the ground and making it unliveable - no infrastructure. Then on to Warsaw, Bucharest, and Lithuania...
Jul 1, 2022 20:41:45 GMT -6
yardstick: ... not necessarily in that order
Jul 1, 2022 20:42:05 GMT -6
EnochWalked: @ys Great analysis, thank you. 5 years of inflation is plausible, but I'm curious about what demographic issues you think might lower GDP growth? Yes, sadly Russia knows it can't afford to fight against an insurgency there, so they have to depopulate it.
Jul 2, 2022 8:27:21 GMT -6
EnochWalked: www.jpost.com/opinion/article-710914 "Yair Lapid now has an undetermined amount of time as prime minister as he takes over from Naftali Bennett." "We also cannot expect the Lapid to retake control of the Temple Mount." ...
Jul 2, 2022 10:27:46 GMT -6
EnochWalked: ... "Abbas ... continues to spread the venal lie that Israel is threatening the mosques at the site. So now is the time to reassert absolute Israeli administration of the site, and to expand Jewish visiting privileges and even basic prayer rights"
Jul 2, 2022 10:29:12 GMT -6
EnochWalked: "America’s Dead Sea, as it’s also known" "If the salt content rises much further, to around 17%, it will be too much for the algae in the water, threatening the flies & ... shrimp that feed on it." "Demand for water...could outstrip supply as soon as 2040"
Jul 2, 2022 13:54:42 GMT -6
EnochWalked: I'm seeing the phrase "medication abortion" a lot recently, after the recent SCOTUS ruling, & I'm wondering if this isn't a closer prophetic match to "pharmakeia" than vaccines (which are supposed to make people healthy) or drugs (to make people 'happy').
Jul 2, 2022 15:04:09 GMT -6