Good Morning Warrior!
Word for the Day:
(Deuteronomy 20 & 21)
“The Warrior’s Rules of Engagement”
Text: Deuteronomy 20:16
“But of the cities of these peoples which the LORD your God gives you as an inheritance, you shall let nothing that breathes remain alive,”
The Reminder of “The Warrior’s Rules of Engagement,” is on our menu for Breakfast this morning.
As Moses reminded Israel of their Rules of Engagement so our Commander and Lord reminds His Warriors of our Rules of Engagement with our enemies of spiritual wickedness: “let nothing that breathes remain alive!” Ooooh Rah!
Our enemies of Lust and Pride used to live in strongholds (cities) of our life; but “our Faith and Trust” in the Work of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, has shattered their chains of bondage!
Now we are no longer slaves of darkness:
“For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection,
knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin.”(Rom.6:5-6)
We’re Children of the Light Now, and our Rules of Engagement with wickedness are Clear: Let nothing that breathes, (any wickedness that has any sign of life in our life) remain alive. All Wickedness Must Die upon contact! Oooh Rah! Confession and Repentance with The Sword of God’s Word will kill and destroy any and all spiritual wickedness.
Moses warned Israel that any compromise or negotiation with their enemies would be deadly to them, for two reasons.
First, because they would Disobey God’s Rules Of Engagement!
Secondly, because they would “learn the ways of the wicked.”
Listen up Warrior! We’re a New Creation in Christ, but we carry the dead body of our flesh, the “old man of sin,” with us. We need to “crucify him” again on the cross; that’s how we “bear our cross,” and “die daily,” every day.
“Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.
For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.” (Matt. 16:24-25).
And Paul reminds you and I that he died daily (1Corin.15:31); and he testifies to you and I of his life of Faith and Trust in Christ; which should be The Normal Christian Life:
“I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.”(Gal.2:20).
Listen up Warrior! The Warrior’s Life must be maintained with regular “spiritual checkups,” with Holy Spirit our Helper daily “walking the spiritual perimeter of our heart,” searching for any breeches (Psa.139:23-24); and “renewing our Vows,” of Love, Faith, and Trust with our Lord and Commander Jesus Christ; By Our Obedience To His Commands.
This Regular Maintenance of the Warrior’s Life will keep us ‘fit for the fight’ of Faith, and
keep you and I in a “state of readiness” to engage our spiritual enemies at any time and any place with The Warrior’s Rules of Engagement! Ooooh Rah!
Warrior at your side,