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Reflecting Battlegrounds

Posted on May 23, 2013 at 6:20 PM

Our recent experience with nature's battle between Spring and Winter caused me to meditate on life. I really thought by May Spring would have won it’s right to exist; but winter refused to give up, so we began the new month with winter’s cold and snow; however Spring continued to valiantly battle; so by the weekend warmer temperatures did prevail. I believe the same war is being waged in the spiritual world as well.




The Word tells us in the last days hearts will grow cold. . . the battle for the hearts of God’s children is being executed today. We need to watch and stay close to the Lord in obedience.


Lord, You are my Lord!

There is so much to 'take in' in this age. Perhaps I do not wish to “take it in.” Rather I’d like to leave it out. Evil is eagerly gobbling up every opportunity to spread it’s vileness; laws are being passed to destroy our values and constitutional rights. Our children are taught falsehood and are being treated like criminals at young ages.


Youngsters are suspended or expelled for silly reasons. How many of you played “cops and robbers” as kids and had a cap gun? I saw a documentary where 6 kindergarteners were suspended for playing that using fingers as “guns”. A young child was kicked out for pointing a potato nibbled into a gun-like shape in the lunch room; some children as young as 10 and 11 are being arrested, handcuffed, fingerprinted and sent to jail for innocuous reasons in the name of zero tolerance. One of them threw a spit wad across the room at a girl. He was arrested and accused of assault. I recall being kept after school in first grade for the same offense. Why should good kids be treated as criminals? What better place than jail to learn evil?




This is something that needs to be halted. Our children are our biggest treasure and our greatest asset! Our problem is we get upset, but as the irritation continues, we begin to accept it. It's kinda like the continued snow storms here in Colorado (when it’s suppose to be Spring), began to weary people. Trying to stay positive and look for God’s hand in all this was difficult. So then I look at the nation and all the battles evil is promoting in so many areas, and I can see why their persistence can wear good men down and they could win the war. For war it is!


Either God fearing people stand up and fight in all these areas to defend our children, our values and our rights or evil will win! Everyone no matter their physical condition can pray, and prayer is absolutely required to win! Also necessary is to speak out about God and do not be afraid to stand behind our Christian beliefs. The Bible holds absolute truth and weapons. Look at Ephesians:

 

Ephesians 6:10-24 (AMP)

10 In conclusion, be strong in the Lord [be empowered through your union with Him]; draw your strength from Him [that strength which His boundless might provides].

11 Put on God’s whole armor [the armor of a heavy-armed soldier which God supplies], that you may be able successfully to stand up against [all] the strategies and the deceits of the devil.

12 For we are not wrestling with flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the despotisms, against the powers, against [the master spirits who are] the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spirit forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) sphere.

13 Therefore put on God’s complete armor, that you may be able to resist and stand your ground on the evil day [of danger], and, having done all [the crisis demands], to stand [firmly in your place].

14 Stand therefore [hold your ground], having tightened the belt of truth around your loins and having put on the breastplate of integrity and of moral rectitude and right standing with God,

15 And having shod your feet in preparation [to face the enemy with the firm-footed stability, the promptness, and the readiness produced by the good news] of the Gospel of peace.

16 Lift up over all the [covering] shield of saving faith, upon which you can quench all the flaming missiles of the wicked [one].

17 And take the helmet of salvation and the sword that the Spirit wields, which is the Word of God.

18 Pray at all times (on every occasion, in every season) in the Spirit, with all [manner of] prayer and entreaty. To that end keep alert and watch with strong purpose and perseverance, interceding in behalf of all the saints (God’s consecrated people).

 

My friends, do not allow yourselves to grow weary in well doing!

2 Thessalonians 3:13 (AMP)

And as for you, brethren, do not become weary or lose heart in doing right [but continue in well-doing without weakening].


We must stay strong and wary of the enemy’s moves, for he is subtle, but deadly. He hatefully seeks the hearts of God's children with a vengeance! Do not close eyes to his calculating goals! Pray and put on God’s armor and join the militia that’s fighting for our children and for God to rule in our nation and in the world.


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                                        AWESOME GOD


 DIGGING DEEPER

Sometimes the terrible awesomeness of God hits me and sends me reeling into deep meditation. It always carries its reward of a new closeness with my God. It happened this morning. In the beginning I was distracted with my mind wandering here and yon. Then I ‘woke up’ and commanded it to return. God is so good! Holy Spirit began to lead me in prayer.

Sorry, my Lord. I come to our meeting this morning with scattered thoughts; help me, Lord, to rein them in. That You even desire to meet with me is so amazing! Deep breath. Moses asked God, “what shall I say when they ask 'Who sent me’?” You responded, “Say the Great I AM sent me.” You, God, are not hemmed in by time. For You there is no ‘was, will be’, there is only I AM. Before You I bow down my heart, my 'who I am' I submit to You; help me become who You created me to be.


Exodus 3:13-14 (AMP)

13 And Moses said to God, Behold, when I come to the Israelites and say to them, The God of your fathers has sent me to you, and they say to me, What is His name? What shall I say to them? 14 And God said to Moses, I Am Who I Am and What I Am, and I Will Be What I Will Be; and He said, You shall say this to the Israelites: I Am has sent me to you!

  • Footnotes: Exodus 3:15 To know the name of God is to witness the manifestation of those attributes and apprehend that character which the name denotes.

Can you feel the depth of that name? 'I AM' signifies so much ~ timelessness, absolute love, supreme power, unimaginable expansion ~ an incomprehensible being, totally surrounding. There simply are not words to express the grandness of Who our God is. HIS LOVE FOR US  S SO APPARENT IN HIS WORD!


Psalm 91:14 (AMP)

Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore will I deliver him; I will set him on high, because he knows and understands My name [has a personal knowledge of My mercy, love, and kindness—trusts and relies on Me, knowing I will never forsake him, no, never].

Isaiah 52:6 (AMP)

Therefore My people shall know what My name is and what it means; therefore they shall know in that day that I am He who speaks; behold, I Am!

Indeed my God! You are the great I AM! This measures so deep and so high and so wide. You revealed Your staggering magnificence to David, and it comes out here:


Psalm 139:1-10

O Lord, you have examined my heart

and know everything about me.

2 You know when I sit down or stand up.

You know my thoughts even when I’m far away.

Even when it’s my mind traveling on tangents.

3 You see me when I travel and when I rest at home.

You know everything I do.

4 You know what I am going to say

even before I say it, Lord.

5 You go before me and follow me.

You place your hand of blessing on my head.

6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,

too great for me to understand!

7 I can never escape from your Spirit!

I can never get away from your presence!

8 If I go up to heaven, you are there;

if I go down to the grave, you are there.

9 If I ride the wings of the morning,

if I dwell by the farthest oceans,

10 even there your hand will guide me,

and your strength will support me.

You are always with me. 

You will guide me.

You will always be my support. Your strength

upholds me, protects me, supports me.


Lord, You are so good! What a privilege to know You! Thank You that You continue to grow me closer to You. Thank You! I love being together with You, my Lord.