TRUTH 4 THOUGHT – WEEKEND EDITION – YOUR JOB IN WAR

“When you go out to fight your enemies and you face horses and chariots and an army greater than your own, do not be afraid. The LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, is with you!”  Deuteronomy 20:1 New Living Translation

Imagine going to war and your army is about 1000 men.  You come around the mountain and the enemy you are about to face has an army of 20,000 men.  That sounds like a ‘reason’ to be afraid.  But The Word of God says DON’T.  Now you may not be going up against an army of 20,000 men but what about the $200,000 dollars of house debt you may have?  Or how about the $12,000 in credit card debt you may have accumulated while you were out of work.  It may be a physical sickness that seems like a giant and that is bigger than you but The Father says,  DON’T BE AFRAID of them or it.  Why?  Because He’s with you!!!   The Lord also says that the priest shall go before the people and speak or declare.

And shall say unto them, Hear, O Israel, ye approach this day unto battle against your enemies: let not your hearts faint, fear not, and do not tremble, neither be ye terrified because of them; 4For the LORD your God is he that goeth with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you.  Deuteronomy 20:3-4 King James Version

This verse of scripture is well worth paying attention to.  I realize it is Old Testament but God never changes. Let’s examine it.  First Poppa said, ‘Don’t be afraid of them because He is with you.”     Then The Word says the priest shall go before the people and say, Let not your hearts, faint, fear not, and do not tremble, neither be terrified because of them because the Lord your God goes WITH YOU, to FIGHT FOR YOU, against your enemies to SAVE YOU.

Today you don’t need a priest to declare this.  YOU are a KING and a PRIEST.  So you do your own declaring. You can declare that the Lord is on your side, you will not fear what man can do to you or that no weapon formed against you will prosper.  But ultimately it is God through Jesus Who has already ready given you the victory.  He is with you and has already fought for you against all your enemies and defeated them and  SAVED you!!!!  That word save there is the Hebrew word yasha and it means to be avenged, defended, delivered, helped, preserved, rescued, be safe.  It’s the same word as Yeshua which is Jesus’s Name which means salvation. For us as New Testament believers THIS IS ALREADY DONE AND WE ARE ALREADY SAVED!!!

…by grace have you been saved completely in past time, with the present result that you are in a state of salvation which persists through present time. Ephesians 2:4-5 Kenneth Wuest Translation

Poppa is with you in and through Jesus or Yeshua.  So in a financial or physical war or spiritual war your job is to not be afraid but to stand in faith knowing that God the Father is with you, and has already fought for you against your enemies and SAVED you in the Person of Jesus Christ!!!!   Now that is food for thought and truth for thought!!  Be blessed and have a great weekend!!!

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!

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