Today’s Bible Teaching and the song is about the battle that is constantly going on all around us every day. This battle is Spiritual, and effects us both on the Physical (mental, emotional and body) and Spiritual realms.  If we do not have the armor of God on at all times we will become a  victim or casualty. (The armor that I am referring to is in Ephesians 6:10-18 and I encourage you to read it.)

The enemy is watching and will attack “Be sober [well balanced and self-disciplined], be alert and cautious at all times. That enemy of yours, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion [fiercely hungry], seeking someone to devour.” 1 Peter 5:8 (AMP)

I have personalty seen the damage that this battle does to people who do not have the armor of God on at all times, their belief in God is severely damaged or they have just stopped believing in God because of what happened at a church or how other “Christians treated them”.  This happened because their belief system was based on imperfect people and they did not have faith in Jesus but was just a fan and wanted to fit in, Or because when they prayed and God did not answer their prayer the way they wanted to. We need always to remember that God is not an errand boy and that He does not submit to your will be done.

If we are to engage in this battle and walk in the victory that Jesus has already won, we need to have His armor on and we can not put it on with our strength but only His strength and when we engage the enemy we can not fight in our power but His. Let us now put on His armor and fight.

 

Over the next several weeks I will be focusing on the battle and how to engage that battle so be looking in your in box for those teachings.

 

Norman Watson

 
Another Soldier’s Coming Home,
Written/Composed by Janet Paschal

His back is bent and weary
His voice is tired and low
His sword is worn from battle
And his steps have gotten slow
But he used to walk on water
Or it seemed that way to me
I know he moved some mountains
And never left his knees
Chorus
Strike up the band
Assemble the choir
Another soldier’s coming home
Another warrior hears the call he’s waited for so long
He’ll battle no more
But he’s won his wars
Make sure Heaven’s table has room for at least one more
Sing a welcome song
Another soldier’s coming home
Verse 2
He faced the winds of sorrow
But his heart knew no retreat
He walked in narrow places
Knowing Christ knew no defeat
But now his steps turn homeward
So much closer to the prize
He’s sounding kind of homesick
And there’s a longing in his eyes.
Chorus
Strike up the band
Assemble the choir
Another soldier’s coming home
Another warrior hears the call he’s waited for so long
He’ll battle no more
But he’s won his wars
Make sure Heaven’s table has room for at least one more
Sing a welcome song
Another soldier’s coming home…
 

 

“The Lord mighty in battle.” Psalm 24:8

Well may our God be glorious in the eyes of his people, seeing that he has wrought such wonders for them, in them, and by them. For them, the Lord Jesus upon Calvary routed every foe, breaking all the weapons of the enemy in pieces by his finished work of satisfactory obedience; by his triumphant resurrection and ascension he completely overturned the hopes of hell, leading captivity captive, making a show of our enemies openly, triumphing over them by his cross. Every arrow of guilt which Satan might have shot at us is broken, for who can lay anything to the charge of God’s elect? Vain are the sharp swords of infernal malice, and the perpetual battles of the serpent’s seed, for in the midst of the church the lame take the prey, and the feeblest warriors are crowned.

The saved may well adore their Lord for his conquests in them, since the arrows of their natural hatred are snapped, and the weapons of their rebellion broken. What victories has grace won in our evil hearts! How glorious is Jesus when the will is subdued, and sin dethroned! As for our remaining corruptions, they shall sustain an equally sure defeat, and every temptation, and doubt, and fear, shall be utterly destroyed. In the Salem of our peaceful hearts, the name of Jesus is great beyond compare: he has won our love, and he shall wear it. Even thus securely may we look for victories by us. We are more than conquerors through him that loved us. We shall cast down the powers of darkness which are in the world, by our faith, and zeal, and holiness; we shall win sinners to Jesus, we shall overturn false systems, we shall convert nations, for God is with us, and none shall stand before us. This evening let the Christian warrior chant the war song, and prepare for to-morrow’s fight. Greater is he that is in us than he that is in the world.

 

By Charles Spurgeon