Tag - Battle

Are YOU Ready

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Exodus 13:18b The Israelites went up out of Egypt ready for battle. O-bservation: As the Israelites were leaving Egypt, God did not lead the people on the shortest route because it meant they might encounter the Philistines. Instead He took them a different way that was longer because He didn’t want them to have to face physical conflict immediately. However, they did leave Egypt READY FOR BATTLE. A-pplication: Whenever I’ve read this passage through the years, I’ve pondered as to how in the world as slaves the Israelites could have left Egypt ready for battle? In...

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Jesus Has Already Been There

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Hebrews 12:3 Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. O-bservation: The author of the letter to the Hebrews, the Jewish people living in the city of Jerusalem, was encouraging his fellow believers to lay aside every weight of sin and temptation possible and instead fix their eyes on Jesus. Only by running toward the Lord will any of us be able to conquer. The reason for this is because He has already faced every possible attack from unbelievers and been victorious. With His...

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God Will Fight Your Battle!

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Deuteronomy 20:4 For the Lord your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory. O-bservation: These were the words the priest of Israel would stand and say in front of the Israeli army before they went into battle against a force greater in size and strength than they were. They would hear the priest say, “God Will Fight Your Battle!” A-pplication: No doubt this is taken from the Old Testament and contextually is meant for the Israeli army of old. Yet make no mistake that...

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The Victory Maker

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Psalm 60:12 With God we will gain the victory, and he will trample down our enemies. O-bservation: David was a King who, by and large, rarely suffered defeat. He always went into battle with the thought, "God’s got this!" Never did he approach an enemy with the conscious thought of, "I Wonder?" No! It was David whose full trust was in the Lord. He believed God would always triumph. For David, "The Victory Maker" was the Lord. A-pplication: I have two questions for you this AM. First, what enemy is in front of you? Second, Who...

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Contend For The Faith

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Jude 1:3b I felt compelled to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to God’s holy people. O-bservation: Many believe that Jude was the half brother of our Lord. In his short, one-chapter book, Jude writes to Christians everywhere. Theologians believe he was most certainly writing for the Church at the end of the age. However, what he says is true for any "Follower of Jesus," at any time in history. There comes a point in every believer’s life where he or she must CONTEND or...

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