There are many people who are not comfortable with the BATTLE READY terminology. There are those who are generally uncomfortable with the idea of discussing conflict. The truth of it though is that are life on earth is a conflict. The reason is because there is an enemy who seeks to destroy our souls. “Be watchful and alert. Your enemy, the devil, is roaming around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” 1 Peter 5:8.
We are foolish to ignore this. We are also told that our fight is not against flesh and blood. “For our struggle is not with flesh and blood but with the principalities, with the powers, with the wicked rulers of this present darkness, with the evil spirits in the heavens.” Ephesians 6:12.
The question that we all need to ask ourselves is do we take the word of God seriously. It is easy to talk ourselves into a softer, more indifferent attitude towards these truths. We have been and are constantly being warned against doing this. There is nothing in the life of our Lord that even remotely implies that we should take these things lightly. In fact it is the complete opposite. “I have come to the earth to set it ablaze. How I wish it were already ignited” Luke 12:49
The root of it all is that we are in this world for a short time then we will stand before God. We should live every day with the desire to love God with all our hearts, our minds, our souls and our strength, and our neighbors as ourselves. We should live every breath with the knowledge that it could be our last. Then we will wish that we had done all we could to prepare for that moment when we will stand before God.