Sunday, May 5, 2013

In The Line of Battle

Deuteronomy 2:24 KJV  Rise ye up, take your journey, and pass over the river Arnon: behold, I have given into thine hand Sihon the Amorite, king of Heshbon, and his land: begin to possess it, and contend with him in battle.

As you read Deuteronomy 2:24, God's word once again jumps out at us and inspires our faith. We first read and understand that we are on a journey every day of our lives. We walk this highway of Holiness believing that this road will lead us to the Promised Land. As we read on, the Word tells us to rise up and pass over. It's only by the help of the Lord that we will have enough strength and courage to continue on our journey. With our hand in His hand and Him leading the way, we can begin to possess the land. The last part of verse 24 says we will contend with the king of the land in battle. There is much opposition in today's world to try to keep a child of God from receiving what God has for them. So, the battle is on!

I was thinking about a battle. Anything worth having will have its challenge. As we close in on Memorial Day, let's take some time and remember the veterans who gave so much to all so we can have freedoms and be blessed in such a great country. The battles they won for us came with such a great price and we honor you!

Most days are ready and waiting with a battle with your name attached to it. Though some may be physical, most battles are fought in out minds, a spiritual conflict. This is where your prayer life will play a major role in your victories and more time spent in prayer, the greater victory you will enjoy. Like the veteran on the front line, we must be prepared for any attack the enemy has up their sleeve. The front line is continuous hand-to-hand battles. It can be tiresome, but the ready warrior is up for the task. Let me remind you that the devil doesn't like you. As a saint of God, you are his enemy and he will do anything to bring you down to the bottomless pit with him. Don't be fooled or deceived, you are in a battle!

If you have Christ in your life today,be encouraged. Jesus has already won the battle. There is victory in Jesus, my Savior, forever. So enjoy your journey. Pass over the river that may seem like a big struggle ahead. Begin to see and possess the victory that only God can give you. He will see you through. Contend with the trials of life. Don't be afraid or down. Contending is desiring to have what you know is really yours. It involves some work, some effort, maybe even a struggle or two. Put on the whole armor of God and fight the good fight of faith. Let the Holy Ghost raise you up and contend in that battle and watch God work for you and your life. Battles won on the front lines today will be victories on those streets of gold.

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