Thursday, September 6, 2018

Warfare

The Laws of Warfare

There have been laws of Warfare from the time of early ancient history.  Dueteronomy 20 gives laws of Warfare and the first law is....dont be afraid.  It doesn't matter how big or mighty your enemy is, remember God is bigger.  It might be a battle of emotions, a battle physically, a battle spiritually, a battle with an individual or a group of people or even a battle against humanities arch enemy, the devil.   Don't be afraid GOD IS BIGGER, STRONGER AND MIGHTIER THAN ANY ENEMY YOU WILL EVER FACE!
“When you go out to battle against your enemies and see horses and chariots and people more numerous than you, do not be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, who brought you up from the land of Egypt, is with you. When you approach the battle, the priest shall come forward and speak to the people, and shall say to them, ‘Hear, O Israel: you are advancing today to battle against your enemies. Do not lack courage. Do not be afraid, or panic, or tremble [in terror] before them, for the Lord your God is He who goes with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you.’
DEUTERONOMY 20:1‭-‬4

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Grace

We often think of grace as a only a New Testament principle, not so, grace began in the Garden of Eden.  Tozer said it well, "Grace indeed came by Jesus Christ, but it did not wait for His birth in the manger or His death on the cross before it became operative." 

Friday, August 17, 2018

Easier Said than Done

What does the Lord your God require?  Moses asked in a rhetorical question in Dueteronomy 10:12-13. Simply...fear the Lord, walk in all His ways, love Him,  serve Him with a your heart and soul, and keep his commandments.  How easy is that?  Apart from the transforming work of Christ and the empowerment of the Holy Spirit....mission impossible.  And even with His direct intervention I buck the system. Praise the Lord for His tender mercy. 

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Heart Transplant

A man in our church recently had a physical heart transplant that saved his life.  There is spiritual heart transplant that will save your life, and you don't  have to wait for a donor or perfect match.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

QUIT blaming everyone else!

Take Responsibility

We love to play the blame game as humans.  It started in the garden with Adam and Eve, and we have been playing it well from the beginning.  I was struck recently by Moses of all people who got caught up in the blame game.  In Deuteronomy 1:37; 3:26; 4:21 Moses said because of you (children of Israel) God will not let me go to the Promised Land.  No Moses it was you who struck the rock.   We are  just like Moses, always looking for someone to blame. 

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Mercy and Grace

Overwhelming  thought when we realize God has directed mercy and grace to us. 
"Mercy is God's goodness confronting human misery and guilt. Grace is God's goodness directed toward human debt and demerit." A.W. Tozer