Conquering territories sermon

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Conquering territories sermon

Introduction:

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, today, I wish to bring your attention to the importance and understanding of conquering territories for God’s Kingdom. As Christians, our mandate is not just to accept Christ, attend church, pray and read the Bible; our calling goes beyond that. We are commissioned to take territories for Christ.

The topic, conquering territories, often invokes images of violent warfare or acquisition of land. However, in a Christian context, this is not so. It is about bringing souls to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. It is about bringing the lost into God’s fold, spreading God’s love, his truth, and making disciples of all nations. In other words, the territory we conquer is the human heart.

Body:

As believers, we must first understand that we are called to be soldiers in the army of Christ. Just like soldiers have the mandate to protect and take territories, so are we mandated to do so for God’s kingdom. Ephesians 6:11 tells us to put on the full armor of God to stand against the wiles of the devil, while Matthew 28:19-20 encourages us to make disciples of all nations. Our responsibility is clear; our battlefront is vast.

However, in this battle, we don’t conquer with physical weapons or coercion, we conquer with love, with truth, with the Word, and through prayers. We are called to conquer hate with love, lies with truth, and despair with hope. Our victory isn’t marked by ruined landscapes but by transformed lives and mended relationships.

Conquering territories involve influencing the world for Jesus, standing as lights in the midst of darkness, and being salt to the earth as stated in Matthew 5:13-14. Our faith isn’t meant to be confined within the four walls of a church but should overflow, influencing our families, our workplaces, our schools, and indeed our society.

The Apostle Paul exemplifies this concept in the book of Acts, where he traveled extensively, preaching the gospel, establishing churches and influencing regions for Christ. This is the same call to us today; it is a call to evangelism and missions. To be witnesses of Christ in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, Samaria, and to the end of the earth. The territory isn’t always physical. It could be a person’s belief system, mindset, or attitude.

Conquering territories requires faith, courage, and endurance. The call is for brave and steadfast soldiers. Soldiers that won’t relent or retreat at the face of opposition. We might face persecution, rejection, and even physical harm. However, we are comforted by the fact that Christ, our commander, has already overcome the world and its systems.

Conclusion:

Brothers and sisters, conquering territories isn’t optional for a Christian; it is a mandate. The battlefront is everywhere; our weapons are spiritual, not carnal. As you step into this new phase, may you wear courage as a badge, love as your armor, and faith as your shield.

Remember that every human heart touched, every soul won for Christ is a territory conquered. God is relying on us. May we not fail Him. Therefore, arise, for it is time to conquer territories for God’s kingdom.

Always remember, you’re not alone. Our ever-conquering Commander, Jesus, is always with us. Therefore, let’s go forward and conquer territories, for the glory of God’s Kingdom.

The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. The field is ripe, it’s time to conquer territories for God’s Kingdom. Remember, we conquer by sharing God’s love, preaching the gospel and living Christlike lives. You have been called for such a time as this; your generation needs you.

May God grant us the grace, strength, and wisdom to conquer territories effectively. God bless you.

Conquering territories sermon