Many of my upcoming posts will be taken from my book Weapons and Tactics. Weapons and Tactics was written to give methods for implementing the principles laid out in my earlier book Principles of War. This book has many scriptural passages and some examples. I hope the scriptural quotations alone will hit you hard. I will quote Scripture extensively, and will draw your attention to certain parts of those passages by means of italics. The italics are not my attempt to make Scripture stronger, but are simply a way of pointing to what the Lord is saying to all of us.
The first half of the book speaks of the weapons that God has given us for the part of the spiritual war related to evangelism. The second half is on the use of these weapons, that is, the tactics of evangelism. It follows the principles of war, but on a personal level, illustrating methods for putting those principles into effect. I would encourage you to read Principles of War as preparation for this study, as what I have written presupposes that.
You may have already learned and practiced much of this. If any of it is new and fresh to you, please pray that God will give you an opportunity to practice what you have learned right away. Do not wait for the rest of the blog posts. There is no substitute for obedience now.
There is a simple command in Ephesians 5 which, if followed, would make all of the evangelism described in this book both normal and easy: “Be filled with the Spirit, speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord, giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God” (Eph. 5:18b–21).
Keep on being filled with the Spirit. May God use you greatly as you participate in this great war that God launched to liberate the souls of men from death and from the fear of death.