Paul wrote to Timothy in… I. Tim. 1:18- This charge I commit to you, son Timothy, according to the prophecies previously made concerning you, that by them you may “wage the good warfare,”
The real true warfare today is “an apostolic warfare!” What do I mean by that? The word warfare is “strateia” means “military service, I.e. (fig) the apostolic career (as one of hardship and danger): warfare. It comes from a word that means “to serve in a military campaign; to execute the apostolate (with its arduous duties and functions), to contend with carnal inclinations; soldier, (go to) war (-fare).
From “strateia” (warfare) is where we get our english word STRATEGY. To strategize is to devise a strategy or course of action. STRATEGY- 1) the science and art of military command exercised to meet the enemy in combat under advantageous conditions. ( Will get to the second later.)
So, you see why we need the prayers and support of those called to the apostolic campaign of Jesus Christ in the earth, especially in our region.
THE CAREER: One of hardship and danger. THE CAMPAIGN: One of arduous duties and functions. THE COMMISSION: Spiritual warfare/ To contend with carnal inclinations.
I. Co. 9:7a- Who ever goes to war at his own expense?