Search & Rescue: A Map For A Warrior's Orientation

Devotional

Day 3: We are at War- TWO KINGDOMS

Now in the realm that matters most (the Spiritual Realm), there exist Two Kingdoms: the kingdom of darkness and the Kingdom of Light. These kingdoms are at war over something precious and worth fighting for—the alliance, allegiance and affection of our hearts. 

Remember, the heart in biblical terms is described as our core, the very center of a human being. It is the deep, true place crafted by God in the inner sanctum of men and women, it is the current holy of holies (much more on this tomorrow). The Two Kingdoms are at war as to which will occupy this precious ground. They both know: 

If you get the heart…you get the man.

To understand the economy in which we live, one must accept that we do get a vote and yet this is not a democracy. This is a dictatorship. The One who created all things rules over all things. His love and affection keeps it all together and yet there is another force at work, one that is hell-bent on stealing, killing and destroying. 

Our wills matter, this is how we vote for which kingdom will reign and rule in our lives. We're born into one kingdom and we must be born again, transferring our citizenship into the Kingdom of the Son. (Matthew 5, Phillipians 3:20).

Jesus spoke often and deeply about the Kingdom of God and what it was like and how it works. If we are going to enjoy the Life we were intended for, we must learn how the Kingdoms work and who we are in the Spiritual Realm. 

In your time alone with God, ask Him:

Father, who has my heart? Show me how the kingdom of darkness is at work in my life.

Jesus, where does my citizenship lie? Walk with me, help me to fully surrender myself to You.

Holy Spirit, reveal to me the areas of my heart I have not surrendered to You.

Footnote: if you're unsure of where your citizenship lies and do not know Jesus as your Lord and Savior, speak to a pastor, a trusted Christian friend, or email us at support@zoweh.org and we will help.