Are we involved in a war? No, Jesus Christ already conquered the enemy. Do we need to be alert like a soldier? Of course we do! Our enemy should never be under estimated. How do we do this?
We refrain from getting involved in sin.
We live holy lives.
We only keep ourselves busy with good things.
We submit ourselves to God.
We live in faith and we live obedient lives.
This way we do not give the enemy any foothold. This is manning our border-posts and this is patrolling our borders
Why does Jewish rituals bring us into bondage? When we start keeping the law in stead of embracing the grace and the freedom we have in Christ, we are obliged to hold the whole law. We cannot choose which parts of the law we want to keep and which not. We either embrace the grace of Christ through faith or the law of Judaism through works. If you are keeping Jewish laws and rituals you are in the process of loosing your salvation through grace and faith in Christ. You need to repent. We owe it to Christ to keep our Christian walk and our faith walk pure in Him. We do not turn our backs on the Jewish nation but onto their religion.