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AUGUST 2007 SERMON - MALAYALAM
VOL:6 ISSUE:08

SPIRITUAL WARFARE AND IT'S WEAPONS
BoI Btbm[\hpw Bbp[fpw

By REV. FR. T. J. JOSHUA
(Professor, Orthodox Theological Seminary, Kottayam)
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R PUn kcnph Fnepw PU{]Imcw t]mcmSpn. RfpsS t]mcnsd Bbp[tfm PUnI A, tImIsf CSnm ssZhkn[nbn inbph Xt. (2 sImcny 10:34)

Cs temIns ]men Bob t]mcmġv D]tbmKnp Bbp[ hfsc {]kamWv. Cs \psS \mSv t]mcmfpsS \mSmbn ]cnWanncnpp. ssZhns kzw \mSv Fp Btcm sXn ]dpt]mbXv t]mcmfpsS \mSv Fp Xncpn ]dbphm kabambncnpp. Hcp hiv cm{obmcpsS kacw, hym]mcn kacw, hnZymn kacw Cs\ t]mIpp kacfpsS \o ]nI. BtcmsSmsbmWv t]mcmSpXv, BpthnbmWv t]mcmSpXv, CsXmpw t]mcmSphpt]mepw hyXbn. \oXn]oTnt\mSpt]mepw kacnp Blzm\w sNbvXncnpp. AXp am{Xa, k`mXent]mepw ]nSnSepw XncnsSpepw Fmw \Sp Hcp A\p`hn t]mcmntXmb B Hcp NnbmWv FmhcpsSbpw a\n s]mn \npXv. CcpWn Cu hjs Ihj\pthn XncsSpncnp thZ`mKsn Nnnt kabw kwKXambncnpp Fp tXmntmIpp.

\mw Hcp henb Btbm[\n GsncnphcmWv. CXv Bobamb Hcp Btbm[\amWv. [Spiritual warfare] Cu Bibs {]tabamnsmv apqXp hjw ap]v Pohnncp Hcp henb {InkvXob` Hcp ]pkvXIsagpXnbnpv. B ]pkvXIns t]cv The Holy War "Xncptmcmw' FmWv. {KImhv {]kn\mb tPm _\nb\mWv. a\pjys Bmhns\ kw_n amtkm [Mansoul] "a\pjymmhv' Fp t]cp ssZhns ]WamWv _\nb B ]pkvXIn AhXcnnncnpXv. B \Kcn Hcp sImmcapv. jmbn [King Shaddai] Fp ]dbp Hcp cmPmhv ]WnXXmWv B sImmcw. Atlns ]p{X\mbncp Am\pthen\p ]mphm Xhw B sImmcw at\mlcambn kamnbncpp. Fm Cu ]Ww ]nSnsSppXn\pw AXns\ \innpXn\pw i{Xphmb Ubt_mfkv [Luciferian Diabolus] \nccamb t]mcmw \SpXmWv ]pkvXIns {]tabw. ]utemkv AtmkvXes ] \npw e`n Bobt]mcmns Cu Bibw ]nmev Pohnncp {InkvXob ]nXmmcpw NnImcpw {KImcmcpw XfpsS krnIġpw `mh\Iġpw A]{KY\ġpw hnjbamnbnbnpv Fp kmoIcnphm thnbmWv Cu ]pkvXIw Rm AhXcnnpXv.

_\nbs Hcp `mh\mkrnbmWv CsXnepw Nne BobNnmKXnI CXn Dsmppv. Cu sImmcn\p Ap IhmSfmWpXv. Eye-gate, Ear-gate, Mouth-gate, Nose-gate and Feel-gate. sImmcw ]nSnSm BZyambn t]mcmtS IhmSw ImgvNbpsS IhmSamWv. B IhmSw Xpdtm GZ tXmn BZna\pj Zin Xnm \Xpw Imm `wKnbpffXpw Bb taml\obamb Hcp ImgvNbmWv. {]tem`\ns BZyXpSw ChnsSbmWv. ssZhns lrZbn\p Da Fp kmysSpnb ZmhoZpt]mepw hoWpt]mbXv t\mnepw ImgvNbnepw ]ntmb Hcp A]mIXbnemWv. AXpsImmWv Rm Fs IpIfpambn DSSn sNbvXncnpp Fp Ctm_v ]dbpXv. cmas IhmSw {ihWIhmSamWv. Chsbmw a\pjylrZbntep {]thi\IhmSġp kam\amWv. Anaambn, B sImmcntep {]thi\n Fs\ cmPIpamc hp {]XnknIsf ]cmPbsSpn sImmcn {]thinv shnsmSn ]mdnv BXynIamb hn\bs {]Zinnp FXns\ Bkv]Zamnb at\mlcamb Hcp `mh\mNn{XamWv ]pkvXIn \mw ImWpXv.

Bob PohnXnse Btbm[\w FXp thZ]pkvXInse hfsc {][m\amb Hcp hnjbamWv. PohnXw Hcp t]mcmamsWXns ASnm\w ]gb\nbaw XsbmWv. ]gb\nban ssZhs AdnbsncpXv ssk\yfpsS btlmh [The Lord of Host] FmWv sbim{]hmNI Xs Zi\n ]dbpp: "Ah \oXn Hcp IhNwt]mse [cnp c F XetmcnI Xebn Cp; Ah {]XnImchkv{Xsf DSpp, XovWX Hcp taent]mse ]psXp.' (sbimhp 59:17) btlmh XovWXbp ssZhamWv. Ah XnsXncmbn knbnm t]mcmw sNph\mWv. B ssZhns m\w F{X henbXmWv. tZmjsXnsc, ]m]sXnsc, kIe A[ġpsaXnsc btlmh bpw sNpXns\bmWv {]hmNI {]Xn]mZnpXv. As\ ]gb\nban btlmhsbnbp kw Xs Hcp ssk\ym[n] F \nebnemWv. AXns ASnm\nemWv ]utemkv olm {InkvXob PohnXn t]mcmapsp shfnsSpnbncnpXv. Cu t]mcmns ]menemWv "\obpw FtmSpIqsS {InkvXphns \ `S\mbn Iw klnpI', Fv AsmkvXe XntamsYtbmknt\mSp ]dbpXv.

]utemkv AtmkvXe \s {]t_m[nnpXv "hnizmkns \ t]m s]mcpXpI', FmWvv. Hcp bpnssbm kacnssbm {]XoXnbmWv ChnsSbpw {]Xnz\npXv. As\ \nccambn PohnXn s]mcpXn PohnXmhkm\ntep Xm Fnbncnpp Fp X\np t_myambtm AsmkvXe ]dbpXv {inpI; "Rm \ t]m s]mcpXp, Hmw XnsIp, hnizmkw Imp.' (2 XosamsYsbmkv 4:7) Xs apgph PohnXnepw hnizmkn\pthn t]mcmSpIbpw hnizmknIsf AXn\p kampIbpw sNpXn X\np hnPbw t\Sphm km[np F BkwXr]vXnbmWv Cu hmNIn shfnhmIpXv.

Cu A\p`hfpsS ]menemWv Cu temIn t]mcmapv Fp AsmkvXe \s HmsSppXv. \app t]mcmw BtcmSmsWp Atlw hyambn \tmSp ]dbpp. "\app t]mcmw DXp PUctfmS, hmgvNItfmSpw A[nImctfmSpw Cu AImcnsd temIm[n]XnItfmSpw kztmIfnse Zpmtk\tbmSpw At{X.' (Fs^ky 6:12) \psS Btbm[\ PVnItam euIoItam A; AXv BobamWv. AXv ssk\ymepa, inbmepa, ]nsbm ssZhns Bmhn\mes{X. Cv k`pw k`maġpw BhiyambncnpXv Cu BobinbmWv. ap bmsXmcphn[amb Bthifpw \apv Bhiyan.

XnsXnscbpw ss]imNnIinIsXnscbpambn t]mcmSpXn\p kamphm Xhw k`maġp tbip{InkvXphnIqSnbp in e`ntXn\mbn k`mt\XrXzn\p IgnbWw. AXn\p ZrV\nbtmsS {]hrnWw F ktiamWv F\np \Iphm\pXv. AXpsImmWv ko\mc ]dbpXv: "_ew \nnepff a\pjy `mKyhm; Cs\bpffhcpsS a\n kotbm\ntepff s]cphgnI Dp.' (ko\ 84:5) temI{]Imcw kmnI DXn, kpJkuIcymZnI, ]Zhn, {]ikvXn apXemb `uXoI am\Zާsf ASnm\sSpnbmWv `mKyhm Fp IcpXsSpXv. Fm ko\mcs hoWw XnIpw hyXykvXamWv. Fs A\p`hn F\np Xdnp ]dbphm Ignbp Hcp Imcyw Dv. ]pdsabp a\pjy bnpt]mbmepw AIsabp a\pjy \mġp\m ]pXpw {]m]npp. [Though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day.]

PUkw_ambn hj Gdptmdpw imcocnI AkzkvXI hnphcpw, \Sm {]bmkambn hcpw, AkpJ Gdnhcpw. As\ ]pdsabp a\pjys _ehpw inbpw bnpsImtbncnpw. Fm ]cnipmmhns \ndhnepw t]mjWnepw AItabp a\pjy in {]m]npp; in {]m]nWw. imcocnI insImv Asn B _ewsImv BoIambn Fsnepw t\Smsap \mw hymtamlncpXv. AXpsImmWv in{]m]nm\p hgnIsfn ]utemkv AsmkvXe \s {]t_m[nnpXv. Atlw ]dbpp: {InkvXphns\ [cnpI; ]pXpa\pjys\ [cnpI; {InkvXphns kz`mhw [cnpI; ]cnipmns in [cnpI. Cs\ ]ebnSpw ]ehn[n \tmSp [cnphm [To put on] ]dbpXv t]mcn\p \s kampI F DtitmSpIqSnbmWv.

{]Xn]mZnX thZhmIyns XpS`mKfn \mw ImWpXv {InkvXphns ]S [cnpI F BibamWv. Cu t]mcmn\pthnbp ]cnipmmhns in tbip{InkvXphnIqSn e`np inbmWv. AXmWv euIoI t]mcmn \app IcWobambnpXv. AXpsImv Imhmb tbip{InkvXphns ]p\cpm\nIqSnbp B in {]m]nm\pw A\p`hndnbphm\pw \mw B{KlaphcmbncnWw.

temIns XnIfpw, A[fpw, A\oXnIfpw BIp ZpminItfmSmWv \psS t]mcmw. ssZhns inbnemsX kmms t]mcmfn Pbnm \app kmya. kzbinbn B{ibnptm \mw ]etmgpw t]mcmfn ]cmPbspt]mIpp. XfpsS hynPohnXn ASnSnbmbn hcp ]cmPb aqew ]ecpw ]etmgpw XIpt]mIp A\p`hntep hoWpt]mIpp. Rm B{Klnpp, ]s km[npn: CXmWv ]ecptSbpw A\p`hw. ]utemkv olm Cu A\p`hsn Cs\ ]dbpp: "Rm Cnp \b sNpXv; ]ntbm, Cnm Xnbt{X {]hnpXp.' AXpsImv t]mcmsf AXnPohnm\p Cminbpw ssZhinpthnbp hn\btmSpIqSnbp \nccamb {]m\bpamWv hnPbn\p \nZm\amb LSI. ssZhw F{X \hs\p \mw XncndnbWw. PohnXspdnp Zi\a PohnXipntbpdnp Hcp Zi\amWv \app Bhiyw. h{IXbpw tImhpap P\ns \SphnemWv \mw PohnpXv FXpsImv ssZhap]msI \neamb PohnXw \bnm\p Hcp AXnhm \s `cnWw. ]utemkvolpmbncp AtX Bss[cyamWv \ptSbpw PohnXn\p in ]ItcXv: "Fs i\mph apJmncw Rm kIenepw aXnbmbh\mIpp.'

]utemkv AtmkvXe Fs^kysgpXnb teJ\nXs at\mlcamb Hcp {]m\ sNmppv. Fs^kycpsS lrZbns Zrn Hp {]IminpXn\pthnbmWv Atlw {]mnpXv. As\ AhcpsS AIv Hp Xpdm FmWv Ahp ZriyamIpXv? "\n hnizknp, \nfn hym]cnp B BXynIinbpsS Bgw F{Xsbp \n Xncndnbpw.' ]cnipmmhns Bgw Afphm Ignbm B in \n Dsmncnpp; AXp \mw XncndnbpIbpw A\p`hnbpta thp. AXpsImv Imhnepw Ahs AanX_enepw B{ibnpsImv PohnXn {]Xn_ԧsf t\cnSm \app km[nWw.

Cu t]mcmn\mbn \mw [cnt Bbp[sfpdnv kwn]vXambn \app Nnnmw. ]utemkv AsmkvXes kmbwIme A\p`hn\npamWv Btbm[\n\p Bhiyamb Bbp[sfpdnv {]Xn]mZnpXv. ssIkcpsS hn[n tIĸm\mbn cp hjamWv tdmanse Imcm{Kln AsmkvXe\v Igntbn hXv. cp ]mdmhpImcpsS \SphnemWv _\n Atln\p IgntbnhXv. Fm IXIfpw Atlw klnXv kphntijn\pthnbpw ssZhcmPyns `S\pambnmbncpp. X\np ]mdmhp \nncp tdmam]SbmfnIfpsS hkv{X[mcWw Atlw kkqvaw {inncpncnmw.

Bobt]mcmn Gsncnp Hmtcm hnizmknbpw Xnsb FXnpXn\pw hnizmkn Ddp\npXn\pambn ssZhnsd kmbp[hw [cntXpv. ]SbmfnbpsS kmbp[hwt]mse {]Xntcm[n\pw D]tcm[n\pw Bhiyamb sshhn[yam hkv{Xfpw Bbp[fpamWv Bob`S\pw [cntXv. cbpsS A\p`hamWv hnimk`Ss inckv{Xw. Imhmb tbip{InkvXphn c{]m]np F \nbamWv Bmhns akvXnjvns {]Xntcm[hkv{Xw. {InkvXphns Pbap kvfo_mbm \mw cnshcmWv. B \nbw Hmtcm {InkvXob hnizmknpw DmbncnWw. Cu A\p`hw Hcnembn am{Xa Hcp XpS{]{Inbbmbn PohmXmyw hsc kw]qnbmtXmbnpw Dv.

Zps XobpIsf XSptXn\mbn hnizmkw F IhNw [cnWw hnizmkamWv cbpsSbpw ssZhalXz Zi\nsbpw B[mcw. {InkvXobPohnXns apJap{Zbpw hnizmkw Xs. AXpsImv hnizmkw Rġp hnnpXtcWtasbp injymtctmse \appw {]mnmw. ta]dsXmw {]Xntcm[n\pthnbmbncppshn D]tcm[n\mbn \mw Bmhns hN\sa hm heXpssIn ]nSnWw. ssZhns hN\tmSv \mw B`napJyaphcmbncnWw. B hN\w Ccphmbvebp hmfnt\mfpw aqbpXmWv. AXv knIfnepw aIfnepw XpfpIbdpp. i{Xphns Fm A{Iasfbpw sNdpp\nm kamp \oXn F IhNw [cntXpv.

[Speech delivered at Mid-Travancore Orthodox Convention-2007 at Makkamkunnu, Pathanamthitta]
Reported by P.T.Mathew, Elavunilkunnathil

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