Monday, June 17, 2013

Armed and Ready

Ezek 22:30  And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.

Neh 4:7  But it came to pass, that when Sanballat, and Tobiah, and the Arabians, and the Ammonites, and the Ashdodites, heard that the walls of Jerusalem were made up, and that the breaches began to be stopped, then they were very wroth,
Neh 4:8  And conspired all of them together to come and to fight against Jerusalem, and to hinder it.
Neh 4:9  Nevertheless we made our prayer unto our God, and set a watch against them day and night, because of them.

The workers had to be on the alert because the enemies of God's work had come together to try to stop them.
Many thoughts come to my mind about this. Always we look to God when the enemy plans his attack. We must realize that we are in a spiritual war. First we are to pray and to seek his word. If we read the Bible through and read the Bible every day then the Holy Spirit will bring scriptures to us that we can use in the problems we will face.
Isa 54:17  No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.
We are to stay in God's armor day and night. The enemy attacks in the night time as well, usually in our thoughts and dreams.
Neh 4:17  They which builded on the wall, and they that bare burdens, with those that laded, every one with one of his hands wrought in the work, and with the other hand held a weapon.

Eph 6:10  Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
Eph 6:11  Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
Eph 6:12  For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Eph 6:13  Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

Remember that if we are in Christ we are not alone. God has our front, sides and back. His arm is our weapon as we do the work of God. I have heard of the power of the press to form public opinion. The powers that be may control the press, the news broadcasts and they may search all ways of expression to shape things their way. In Christ Jesus we are free. We use our freedom to pray for those in power that God would bless and that peace may prevail. We speak the message of hope and redemption for those who are bound by sin. Jesus will make you free. Put away your anger and malice and put on the righteousness of Jesus Christ. The world needs truth and mercy and God's love.
John 3:16  For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Psa 89:2  For I have said, Mercy shall be built up for ever: thy faithfulness shalt thou establish in the very heavens.

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