All over the Old Testament, there are wars and rumors of wars! Rumors? No, details of wars that took place, describing how God helped His people victoriously slay the enemy. He devoured the enemies of his people, and caused his people to slay the enemy over and over again. Even women were major reasons that kings were killed; even one who portrayed herself as a whore, beheaded a ruler of a nation.
We have to fight sometimes, to ensure our safety and that of our children and grandchildren. I am so thankful for previous presidents of our nation who have led us to victory, and for those who have fought for our freedoms.
When I wake up sore and achy, muscles and bones just sore from laying on one side too long during the night, I sometimes soak in a hot bathtub, and thank the Lord for clean, hot water, and the safety and privacy of my bathroom, the safety of my warm home and land, and that I was born in this great nation of the United States of America.
There are some less fortunate, and I am sympathetic for them, but cannot help them. I can however, help myself, and that I do. I am thankful for the law that says I can protect myself, and for the laws that God put in place for the safety of those of us who love Him and believe in His dear Son, Jesus.
But there are those who seek to destroy us and our country, and it is written that they will try to destroy us, so we need to do whatever we can to protect ourselves and our little ones!
Read about how God saves His people, and causes His people to succeed in wars against other nations, and seek God for His divine help!
The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulerstake counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying, Daniel 7:25
And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.
Daniel 7:24-26 (in Context) Daniel 7 (Whole Chapter)
If God has done it for others, He will do it for us! He can cause our enemies to confuse themselves and kill themselves! This modern technology can certainly backfire on someone with just the slip of a finger on a wrong button.
Read about this one in Joshua 10:11:
“And it came to pass, as they fled from before Israel, and were in the going down to Bethhoron, that the LORD cast down great stones from heaven upon them unto Azekah, and they died: they were more which died with hailstones than they whom the children of Israel slew with the sword.”
When you read Judges and Kings, for example, 1 Kings 16, you see how God does punish nations for sinning against Him, and also how He rewards kings and nations who love Him and keep His commands, and destroy all false gods within the territories of the kings domain.
Read God’s Word and see.
”My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.”
You can take this any way you want to, but you can’t deny that knowledge is power, and the devil tried to trick Jesus by quoting Scriptures to Him, but because Jesus knew the Word, the Truth, He quoted it right back to the devil, thus defeating him for a little while, until another opportunity arose.
How well do you know God’s Word? Are you reading it? It is power. Don’t be the one who only listens to what the preacher shares to all the congregation when you go to church. Be the one who takes notes and goes home and opens up your Bible and sees if the preacher was preaching truth, and keep on reading and learning of God and how much He loves His people! Those of us who love Him and keep His commands are His people, if we believe in Jesus Christ we’ve been grafted unto the True Vine, which is Jesus!
Make a New Year’s resolution to read and learn of the LORD!