Jesus’ many miracles demonstrate this same idea again and again: in Luke 5:24, Jesus says to a paralytic, “‘I say to you, arise, take up your bed,and go to your house’”and the man does. What the miracles of Christ tell us is that the kingdom is a battlefield, one in which we must take the field and force our adversary—our obstacles—to meet us head-on, at times. Other times, of course, it’s best to simply avoid the obstacle. But when you do confront it, instead of “taking the bull by the horns”—his strongest point—you’re taking the bull by the nose-ring, which is of course his weakest point.
Over and over again, Jesus performed great deeds for those of faith, and each deed demonstrated this idea of being in the position of advantage. “Then [Jesus] called His twelve disciples together and gave them power and authority over all demons, and to cure diseases” (Luke 9:1). Power and authority from God, making these men prophets, deployed to do warfare for the kingdom.
Read more about this in the “Spiritual Art of War” written by Bishop Jordan. Click here to get your copy today.