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

Spiritual battleSatan 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

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