Our enemies are God’s enemies, and He’s an lively and aggressive Mighty Warrior towards them. We face an enemy that has already misplaced the battle however received’t concede and not using a fierce combat. Lots of the Psalms might appropriately be referred to as “Battle Psalms.” It was not by chance that essentially the most wonderful worshiper within the Bible was additionally essentially the most profitable warrior. David targeted on reward in one of many nice religious warfare passages within the Scriptures.
“Reward be to the LORD my Rock,
Who trains my fingers for battle, my fingers for battle.
He’s my loving God and my fortress,
My stronghold and my deliverer, my defend, in whom I take refuge,
Who subdues peoples beneath me.” Psalm 144:1-2
All through His historical past of coping with His folks, God asserted that the battle is the Lord’s. Moses advised the folks, “Don’t be afraid. Stand agency and you will note the deliverance the LORD will deliver you immediately. The Egyptians you see immediately you’ll by no means see once more. The LORD will combat for you; you want solely to be nonetheless” (Exodus 14:13-14).
David gave God all of the credit score for His protection. “Along with your hand you drove out the nations and planted our fathers; you crushed the peoples and made our fathers flourish” (Psalm 44:1-2). Generations later, God was nonetheless reassuring His faithless folks, “But I’ll present like to the home of Judah; and I’ll save them, not by bow, sword or battle, or by horses and horsemen, however by the LORD their God” (Hosea 1:7). In all ages, the aim of battle is all the time to exalt the Lord and to trigger us to attract close to to Him, to see His glory, to reward Him for His victory. In truth, the psalmist prayed for God not to remove all his enemies, lest the folks neglect their God (Psalm 59:11).
O that we’d not be fainthearted when God has offered Himself as our El Gibbor, the mighty God; the Lord sturdy and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle; El Shaddai, almighty God; the Lord our protection; the Lord our deliverer; Jehovah Sabaoth, the Captain of the Lord’s heavenly armies. Isaiah stated, “They shall see the glory of the Lord, the excellency of our God. Strengthen the weak fingers, and make agency the feeble knees. Say to those that are fearful-hearted, ‘Be strong, do not fear! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God; He will come and save you’ “(Isaiah 35:2-4 NKJV).
Take God’s Phrase to coronary heart on your protection and victory as an important a part of the entire armour of God. It’s the sword of the Spirit that’s ever-ready within the mighty hand of God.
By Sylvia Gunter
Utilized by Permission
From: Prayer Necessities For Residing In His Presence,
Vol 1, web page 260-261. 2000 Sylvia Gunter
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