We must understand that words are very powerful things. If we speak of war we will be at war. As a man speaks so he is or it is. How about our thoughts? Jesus said that our thoughts will also create our realities. Therefore, if we think we are at war than we have in fact created a war. Wow! So are we not also living by the sword which is in fact symbolic of the fight we have unwittingly entered into?
It is far from wise to pray for victory in battle when we could much more easily pray for no battle at all. We are asked in the New Testament to turn the other cheek. Avoid fighting and become negotiators of peace. As we concentrate on war, fighting, anger and rage we will bring more of the same into our lives. Jesus is love!
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God. (Matthew 5:9 NIV)
Even when we refer to ourselves as prayer warriors we tap into the emotions associated with struggle and battle. Wouldn’t it be wise to be more precise in our prayers instead of sending them off like machine gun fire? Round after round we shoot the same prayer out of the barrel over and again. Why would we do such a thing unless we did not understand our connection to God and how prayer works? God knows our desires before we even ask. It is not necessary to repeat the same request time and again. Instead thank God for continuing to facilitate our prayers. Repetitive prayer shows a lack of faith and disbelief. In this we tell God that we don’t believe the prayer is being answered.
And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive. (Matthew 21:22 KJV)
What type of battle would Jesus fight? It is a fact that in the four gospels love is mentioned in seventy five scriptures, peace in twenty three and war is mentioned once. The reason is clear. Jesus knew that living by the sword would create negative situations and bring forth bad fruit.
Knowing this, it is not necessary, counterproductive and ludicrous to go into battle, wage war and fight the good fight. By just saying these words and summoning the emotions associated with them we seal our fate.