“Fighting for Others”
And when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive, he armed his trained servants, born in his own house, three hundred and eighteen, † and pursued them unto Dan.
And he divided himself against them, he and his servants, by night, and smote them, and pursued them unto Hobah, which is on the left hand of Damascus.
And he brought back all the goods, and also brought again his brother Lot, and his goods, and the women also, and the people. Gen. 14:14-16
Going into a spiritual conflict for a brother or sister in Christ is one of the corporate benefits of being a part of the body of Christ. As men and women of faith we have the ability to undo an injustice that has been perpetrated against our loved ones and brothers and sisters in Christ. When unjust legal decisions have been made the the faith of Abraham can undo an injustice. When an inheritance has unjustly been taken the faith of Abraham is able to fight for a righteous outcome. When an attack or an affliction has decimated a friend or a loved one the faith of Abraham is able to arise and recover what has been lost. This is probably the most visible form of spiritual warfare that the body of Christ will indeed function in. Here is a subtle but powerful aid to the believer who is willing to go to bat for a loved one. That is when you perceive that the action, whether physical or financial, is UNJUST. When you go to war to right a recognizable injustice you are able to immediately appeal to God’s justice in heaven’s courts. This can also be applied to sickness in some cases. But you recognize the illegitimacy of the attack and that it is functioning in an unrighteousness arena. This is important to the the believer. Because you are not only appealing to God’s compassion but you are also appealing to God’s strong sense of justice. When you go to war truly knowing that you have justice on your side you become an Abrahamic force to be reckoned with. God bless and run to the battle.