Are you fighting your battles spiritually or physically?

Choosing to fight a spiritual battle physically is a foolish choice.

David came up against Goliath knowing that the battle was not to be won in the physical. The armor and weapons and he chose show us that.

37 And David said, “The LORD who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, He will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine.” And Saul said to David, “Go, and may the LORD be with you.” 38 Then Saul clothed David with his garments and put a bronze helmet on his head, and he clothed him with armor. 39 David girded his sword over his armor and tried to walk, for he had not tested [them.] So David said to Saul, “I cannot go with these, for I have not tested [them.]” And David took them off. 40 He took his stick in his hand and chose for himself five smooth stones from the brook, and put them in the shepherd’s bag which he had, even in [his] pouch, and his sling was in his hand; and he approached the Philistine.

[1Sa 17:37-40 NASB]

David went into battle with the only weapon he needed, the knowledge of His God and who it was he served. He saw himself as vessel to be picked up by God and used and not the one that was truly fighting. He was only there to do as His almighty God would have him do.

45 Then David said to the Philistine, “You come to me with a sword, a spear, and a javelin, but I come to you in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have taunted. 46 “This day the LORD will deliver you up into my hands, and I will strike you down and remove your head from you. And I will give the dead bodies of the army of the Philistines this day to the birds of the sky and the wild beasts of the earth, that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel, 47 and that all this assembly may know that the LORD does not deliver by sword or by spear; for the battle is the LORD’S and He will give you into our hands.” 48 Then it happened when the Philistine rose and came and drew near to meet David, that David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet the Philistine. 49 And David put his hand into his bag and took from it a stone and slung [it,] and struck the Philistine on his forehead. And the stone sank into his forehead, so that he fell on his face to the ground. 50 Thus David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone, and he struck the Philistine and killed him; but there was no sword in David’s hand.

[1Sa 17:45-50 NASB]

What is your battle today? What are you running away from? What armor are you trying to put on? Instead of running, stand in a place to be used by God in this battle – usually that is on your knees in prayer to our almighty God and Father. He never leaves us nor forsakes us (Deut 31:6).

17 The LORD hears his people when they call to him for help. He rescues them from all their troubles. 18 The LORD is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed.

[Psa 34:17-18 NLT]
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You mad?

Angry skies

1 Now again the anger of the LORD burned against Israel, and it incited David against them to say, “Go, number Israel and Judah.” 2 The king said to Joab the commander of the army who was with him, “Go about now through all the tribes of Israel, from Dan to Beersheba, and register the people, that I may know the number of the people.” [2Sa 24:1-2 NASB]

In 2nd Sam, when The Lords anger burned against Israel (2Sam 24:1-2), satan (1 Ch21:1-2) moved David to number Israel and Judah. David felt guilty (2Sa 24:9-13) after numbering the people and repented before God because a man only had the right to count or number what belonged to him. In Exodus 30:12-13, God told Moses that when he took a census of the Israelites to count the, each one was to pay the LORD a ransom for his life at the time he is counted. Then no plague would come on them when Moses numbered them. It was God’s place to command a census, if David was going to do a census it was only at God’s command! This was why David felt guilty after he had done the count.

A couple things I learnt reading this, today.

  1. Don’t do things in anger, it only invokes bad choices! David was able to be moved by satan because the anger of the Lord incited David’s anger.. In that sin Satan was able to use that anger and make David sin further. Anger is a sin… and it usually begets more sin!
  2. Numbers in your pew, attendance list etc. mean nothing unless you’re planning on actually caring for, feeding and laying down our life for each one counted.  We don’t have the right to count off attendance and claim that victory for ourselves. Those souls belong to God! On this earth, we are merely vessels, if Our Heavenly Father so chooses to pick one of us up and use us.. THANK HIM. 

Father, I pray that today, we will strive to stay humble, keep our eyes on you and serve you all the days of our lives. We repent for any pride that has overtaken our hearts to make us believe that we have any place in the victories we see around us except to be obedient to you. You O Lord are the one who changes hearts and minds! We love you Father. Amen.

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The godly will rejoice!

“Hide me from the plots of this evil mob, from this gang of wrongdoers. They sharpen their tongues like swords and aim their bitter words like arrows. They shoot from ambush at the innocent, attacking suddenly and fearlessly. They encourage each other to do evil and plan how to set their traps in secret. “Who will ever notice?” they ask. As they plot their crimes, they say, “We have devised the perfect plan!” Yes, the human heart and mind are cunning. But God himself will shoot them with his arrows, suddenly striking them down. Their own tongues will ruin them, and all who see them will shake their heads in scorn. Then everyone will be afraid; they will proclaim the mighty acts of God and realize all the amazing things he does. The godly will rejoice in the Lord and find shelter in him. And those who do what is right will praise him.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭64:2-10‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Can you trust God, that even in the midst of a war where people are out to get you… God Himself is still your shelter?

Please take time to meditate on this scripture and ask the Holy Spirit to show you how it feels to be secure under His shelter even when all your enemies surround you! He will fight for you, and protect you!

God bless you!!!

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We are justified by Faith

Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ ~  Romans 5:1

Have you ever been in a position where were wrongly accused and then someone came along and cleared your name? Was it in grade school…. when the class bully tattled on you to the teacher and moments before you were whisked off to the principle’s office your best friend stood up and cleared your name? 🙂 I’m sure you can think of a time!

The feeling of being accused is the worst!! How do I defend myself? Can I defend myself? Before man… this is a task? Before God…? How do we even begin?

To justify is to free from blame, to acquit (whitewash!) from guilt [Isaiah 1:18]. Jesus, by HIS BLOOD has already done the work of justification for us.

Celebrate being liberated from all the accusations of the enemy because he no longer has a hold on you and now you can come freely before God!

Feels good to be free!

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Nothing new under the sun

That which has been is that which will be
And that which has been done is that which will be done
So there is nothing new under the sun
Is there anything of which one might say, “See this, it is new”?
Already it has existed for ages
Which were before us
There is no remembrance of earlier things
And also of the later things which will occur
There will be for them no remembrance
Among those who will come later still
Ecclesiastes 1:9-11

During my transition from childhood into adulthood, I like every other teenager; decided my parents didn’t understand what I was going through. The world I was growing up in was vastly different from the world they had grown up in. And whenever I would voice my observation on this matter, my mother would simply say “I have already been where you are trying to go.”
It was not until I was an adult and heard a young person in exasperation say to me, “You just don’t understand, you have never faced the kind of pressures we young people face today!” I smiled and said I understand much more than you think I have already been where you are trying to go.
Truly, there is nothing new under the sun, including the raging debate about being under grace versus under law. Every single time I have heard someone strongly hold to this teaching, I quietly observe their lives, and every single time I witness a person who proclaims to be a person who follows CHRIST JESUS and yet their lives look no different than those who do not know HIM or even those who deny HIM. These individuals have taken the precious grace of our beloved LORD GOD to justify living lives no different than the world. And yet this is not new.

Let’s take a look at Jude 1:4-7 from the New Living Translation:
I say this because some ungodly people have wormed their way into your churches, saying that GOD’s marvelous grace allows us to live immoral lives. The condemnation of such people was recorded long ago, for they have denied our only Master and Lord, JESUS CHRIST. So I want to remind you, though you already know these things, that JESUS first rescued the nation of Israel from Egypt, but later HE destroyed those who did not remain faithful. And I remind you of the angels who did not stay within the limits of authority GOD gave them but left the place where they belonged. GOD has kept them securely chained in prisons of darkness, waiting for the great day of judgment

Jude a faithful servant of our Lord JESUS CHRIST had intended to write a letter to the Christians between 70 and 80 AD about salvation, but instead, felt the necessity to deal with false teachers and false teachings within the Church (Jude 1:3), in particular the same perverted teaching which takes our LORD’S WORD concerning grace an law and twists it to justify living unholy lives. The grace of GOD does not give one the license to sin (Romans 6:15).
Those who truly have experienced the grace of GOD, through their love of GOD, easily follow the Law of GOD, for HIS WORD has been written in their hearts (Jeremiah 31:33, Psalm 40:8, Romans 2:14-15, 2 Corinthians 3:3).

I know that everything GOD does will remain forever
There is nothing to add to it
And there is nothing to take from it
For GOD has so worked that men should fear HIM
That which is
Has been already
And that which will be
Has already been
For GOD seeks what has passed by
Ecclesiastes 3:14-15

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John 14:12 [NAS] “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do; because I go to the Father.”

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