Rules of Engagement

Rules of Engagement: a directive/s issued by a military authority specifying the circumstances and limitations under which forces will engage in combat with the enemy. I want to apply this to the spiritual battle all born-anew, followers of Christ engage in on a daily basis. Let's answer several¬†FAQ's! Why is this battle raging? When will it end? What is my defense? What are my weapons? Because your enemy, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.¬†1 Peter 5.8 Truthfully? When we die and go to heaven!¬†No more curse! The Word. The Word. The Word. After Jesus' baptism and before He began His earthly ministry, He went into the mountainous desert places surrounding the city and there He was tempted by the devil for forty days. His defense? He quoted scripture. You can read exactly what Jesus said to Satan¬†here. Here's where we can get excited because our God has armed us well! Every morning after we brush our teeth and comb our hair we get dressed, right? The best-dressed believer adds these items every day to their outfit! The belt of Truth -¬†Ephesians 6.14 The breastplate of Righteousness -¬†Ephesians 6.14 The shoes of … [Read more...]

They Need Us To Pray

Years ago, when I had given God my all and decided that I wanted Him in my life and I wanted to be apart of¬† His kingdom, something I didn't expect to happen,¬† happened.¬† I was home one night and the Lord spoke into my heart, giving me directions.¬† He told me to get my cd case and get rid of all my secular music.¬† Now, at that time, I had a lot of secular cds.¬† My husband had just brought me a case that would hole at least 100 cds¬†and it was jammed packed.¬† I sat there for a moment wondering what I was supposed to do and if He really expected me to do it.¬† The thought of getting rid of all of my cds¬†kinda, no, it really did hurt, but I¬† believed that was what God wanted me to do.¬†¬†¬†I didn't understand why, but I planned on taking them somewhere to sell them.¬† As I searched for a place to do so, I heard His voice in my heart again.¬† He told me that I didn't need to sell them.¬† I thought that I would just give them away, but he told me that the music wasn't good for me or anyone else.¬† I still didn't understand it, but I listened.¬† I knew what I had to do.¬† I got a trash can and all 100+ of my cds and I broke them one by one.¬† How did I do it?¬† The only that I could.¬† By the … [Read more...]

Proverbs 3

Guidance for the Young 1 My son, do not forget my law, But let your heart keep my commands; 2 For length of days and long life And peace they will add to you. 3 Let not mercy and truth forsake you; Bind them around your neck, Write them on the tablet of your heart, 4 And so find favor and high esteem In the sight of God and man. 5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; 6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths. 7 Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the LORD and depart from evil. 8 It will be health to your flesh And strength to your bones. 9 Honor the LORD with your possessions, And with the firstfruits of all your increase; 10 So your barns will be filled with plenty, And your vats will overflow with new wine. 11 My son, do not despise the chastening of the LORD, Nor detest His correction; 12 For whom the LORD loves He corrects, Just as a father the son in whom he delights. 13 Happy is the man who finds wisdom, And the man who gains understanding; 14 For her proceeds are better than the profits of silver, And her gain than fine gold. 15 She is more precious than rubies, And all the … [Read more...]

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