If you watch the nightly news (I don’t) or get news online (sometimes, for me), then you cannot help knowing that the world is in a mess of hurt. There is still a war going on in Europe (remember Ukraine) and there is a lot of unrest in the Middle East, too. Those are the hot spots right now, but there are skirmishes in various locations. But we who know the Lord know that His hand is on the earth and we don’t have to fret about these events. We need to be looking up and waiting for the Savior to appear, knowing that He is indeed coming although we don’t know when.
We fight a daily battle against our enemies, sin and all of the upheaval it creates in the world around us. The Bible gives clean instruction about how we are to go into battle, fully girded and ready. More importantly, He promises to be with us in our battles.
We are not called to shrink back from the enemy but to go boldly into battle. We are at war daily with the enemy of our soul, working at rescuing others from the snare of death and eternity without God.
Our victory is promised if we just hold steadfastly to our faith and keep pressing forward. The enemy thinks that he is pushing us back. After all, the entire world has gone “woke” which basically means that the enemies of God are dismissing the Bible as irrelevant for today. But we who stand on the battle lines for Christ know that the Bible will stand forever and God will never abandon us to fight alone.
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I was reading Deuteronomy 7 this morning, about how God will destroy the seven nations that are bigger and stronger than the Israelites; yet the Israelites were not to be afraid of them, or turn back, because God would fight for them, just as He did in Egypt. I think, too of 2 Kings 6.17, when Elisha prayed God to open the eyes of his servant: “and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.”
When we know and BELIEVE that God is fighting with us and for us, it makes all the difference in the world (this world and the next).
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That’s absolutely true!
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