Will you be a Gladiator for God?
"The Lord will go
forth like a warrior, He will arise His zeal like a man of war.
He will utter a shout, yes, he will rise a war cry. He will prevail
against his enemies." [Isaiah 42:13]
Gladiators in the time of the Roman Empire, you
are in a battle for God where a single mistake can be
"Be alert, be on watch! Your
enemy, the Devil, roams around
like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour." (1Pe
Roman Gladiators could never afford to become
lazy or lax in the battle. Neither can you!
"We want each of you
to show this same diligence to the very end, in order to make your
We do not want you to become lazy, but imitate those who through
faith and patience inherit what has been promised." [Hebrew
Compared to the Roman Gladiators, the stakes you face for God
are much higher.
Satan's evil horde is not merely looking to steal your life. They
want your soul!
"The thief comes only in
order to steal, kill, and destroy." (Joh 10:10)
"For we are not fighting
against human beings but against the wicked spiritual forces in
the heavenly world, the rulers, authorities, and cosmic powers of
this dark age." (Eph 6:12)
Your God and
King is calling all Gladiators!
Will you answer?
"Now I saw heaven
opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called
Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war.
His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many
crowns. He had a name written that no one knew except Himself. He
was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The
Word of God. And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white
and clean, followed Him on white horses." (Revelation
you hear the war cry of our God and King? . . .
It is the call for His Gladiators to forsake their worldly idols
their destinies with unquenchable fires burning in their
This call is not only a call to
break free from grip of the enemy, but to rise up against it
as Gladiators for God. Take up your spiritual armor and with
instant obedience press
diligently forward towards your purpose and
stand up as a Gladiator for God?
call is a call to Christ likeness. Gladiators for God are to wholeheartedly love righteousness
and fervently hate sin. Anytime we decide to coexist with the
enemy, it will leave us ashamed and desolate.
Gladiators for God
are to be part of an
army that, as it follows Christ,
bravely initiates spiritual warfare against the evil hordes of
"From the day of John the
Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven has been forcefully
and forceful men lay hold of it." [Matthew 11:12]
Remember that the Commander
of the Lord's army
will be with the Gladiators for God to lead you where you ought to
While Joshua was near
Jericho, he suddenly saw a man standing in front of him, holding a
Joshua went up to him and asked, "Are you one of our soldiers, or
"Neither," the man answered. "I am here as the commander of the
LORD's army." [Jos 5:13]
This Commander of the God's
army is the Lord Jesus
Joshua threw himself on the
ground in worship and said, "I am your servant, sir. What do you
want me to do?" And the commander of the Lord's army told him,
"Take your sandals off; you are standing on holy ground." And
Joshua did as he was told. [Jos 5:14-15]
Christian, you too, can be a Gladiator for
should clothe yourself with the spiritual armor and press forward
as a Gladiator to claim the territory that God has pre-destined for
"Put on all the armor
that God gives you, so that you will be able to stand up against
the Devil's evil tricks. For we are not fighting against human
beings but against the wicked spiritual forces in the heavenly
world, the rulers, authorities, and cosmic powers of this dark
So put on God's armor now! Then when the evil day comes, you will
be able to resist the enemy's attacks; and after fighting to the
end, you will still hold your ground." [Eph 6:11-13]
Gladiators for God don't look back, but go forward into
obtaining the fullness of the promises of Jesus.
"I press toward the
mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus."
"For we fix our attention,
not on things that are seen, but on things that are unseen.
What can be seen lasts only for a time, but what cannot be seen
lasts forever." [2Co 4:18]
How do you measure up?
Attributes of Gladiators for God:
Gladiators for God use their weapons well during fighting
Gladiators for God listen to and obey their commander
Gladiators for God are loyal to their commander
Gladiators for God leaves their family and friends
Gladiators for God are courageous - not cowards
Gladiators for God are devoted to the cause
Gladiators for God are trained to use their spiritual
Gladiators for God are highly disciplined
persevere as Gladiators for God, you will be able to obtain the
'I have done my best in the
race, I have run the full distance, and I have kept the faith."
"To those who win the victory
I will give the right to sit beside me on my throne,
just as I have been victorious and now sit by my Father on his
throne." [Rev 3:21]
Gladiators, you have a promise from God ... and it is waiting
"I have come in order that
you might have life---life in all its fullness." (Joh
for God, reach out now and grab the opportunity!
Gladiators for God plan purposefully
Gladiators for God prepare prayerfully
Gladiators for God proceed positively
Gladiators for God pursue persistently