A nation’s people often are deeply divided when its leaders go into war. Rare is that conflict when the entire country is in favor of military action. But the Messiah’s followers fight without reservation.
When you go to war,
your people will serve you willingly.
You are arrayed in holy garments,
and your strength will be renewed each day like the morning dew.
Psalm 110.3 NLT
This psalm is messianic and is fulfilled ultimately in Christ. Gill says that Christians will “cheerfully fight his battles” Continue reading
Satan has been defeated by the death and resurrection of the Christ, nevertheless, he still flails at God’s people, hoping in his own fall to bring down as many as possible. To prevent that, God issues armor to his saints. Two of three uses that the New Testament makes of the word panoplia, “full armor,” occur in Ephesians 6.10-20. Continue reading
A militant Christian is one who is quick to respond to the need for standing up for that which is right and good and standing against all that is wrong and evil.
—Charles A. Pledge, “A Militant Attitude Toward All Opposed to God“
I wrote the following article this morning in Portuguese for the “God with Us” devotional. I translated it for those who might be helped by it. Continue reading
Prayer for July 2009 –We invite the brotherhood to dedicate the month of July to the following petition:
The UN has designated July 9 as the International Disarmament Day . May Christians never give up their spiritual arms, necessary to win over the devil; and may they never make peace with those forces that would influence them to accept immorality or false teachings in their midst. Continue reading
That’s where the battle is, says Bryant Evans. Continue reading
This text deserves some reflection: “The men of Israel gave ground to Benjamin, because they trusted the men in ambush whom they had set against Gibeah” (Judges 20:36 ESV). Continue reading
I don’t remember the title I gave this sermon, one of those used on furloughs at every congregation until my children could give it back to me as well as I could preach it. Joel says he liked this one. The title above I stuck on there.
Based on 2 Tim. 2:1-10 Continue reading