Good Morning Warrior!
Word for the Day:
(Deuteronomy 20, 21)
“Rules Governing Warfare”
Text: Deuteronomy 20:15-18
“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,
but you shall utterly destroy them: the Hittite and the Amorite and the Canaanite and the Perizzite and the Hivite and the Jebusite, just as the LORD your God has commanded you,
lest they teach you to do according to all their abominations which they have done for their gods, and you sin against the LORD your God.”
“Rules Governing Warfare” are on our menu for Breakfast this morning.
God gave Israel Rules Governing Warfare to regulate their behavior concerning the enemies she faced in the land God promised to give her; “you shall let nothing that breathes remains alive.”
These rules were to be executed in a physical war against the extremely wicked tribes of the Canaanites. They also point to the Warrior’s rules of engagement regarding the spiritual war we are engaged in every day. (2Corin.10:3-6; Eph.6:10-18)
We must remember that we have one enemy, the devil. This enemy hides behind weak people, political parties, governments, even our co-workers; and tricks you and I into fighting the “wrong enemy.” People are not our enemy, the devil and his crew are our enemy (Eph.6:12).
The first rule is to know our weapon the Word of God; I refer you to your “Warrior’s Creed,” your Bible is your life, know it well, know the bullets of Truth that destroy the lies of the enemy, and always be ready to defend your faith! Ooooh Rah!
The Bible is our Sword and principal offensive weapon and it’s also our Shield of Faith which is our defensive weapon.
In other words, when the devil fires his arrows of doubt, fear, and unbelief the Warrior responds with a round of Truth, Faith, and Trust; and the fight is over!
Hear me Warrior! Our enemy is relentless and so are we. The arrows of lies can sting and wound us severely but Holy Spirit is with us to patch up our wounds, remind us of the “bullets” to fire back, and keep us “in the fight!”
We do not negotiate, make friends with, or “just get along with our enemy;” we “let nothing that breathes remain alive!”
We Love the Truth and Hate the lie!
No retreat No surrender; we bring our enemy down again and again relentlessly! Oooh Rah!
We are Warriors of God. We were born in combat, we live in combat, and we’ll die in combat!
Our Commander Jesus Christ leads you and I triumphantly through this fight for righteousness, growing us up in our Love, Faith, and Trust in Him; and strengthening you and I with the power of Holy Spirit continually! Ooooh Rah!
This is how Our Commander Jesus Christ fought His battles as Son of Man.
This is how Paul fought his fight of faith (2Tim.4:7).
This is how our brother Jed Smock fought his fight of faith!
And this is how you and I will fight our fight of faith, relentlessly; obeying God’s Rules Governing Warfare!
Love the Truth and Hate the lie!
No Retreat No Surrender!
“We are the Master’s of our enemy the devil. We are joined to Jesus, the Savior of our Life.
So be it, because victory IS Heaven’s and there is no enemy that can stand before my Bible and I. Ooooh Rah!”
Warrior at your side,
Jesus and Billy