Friday, November 5, 2010

2010 November 5 - Morning Manna

No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD (Isaiah 54:17).

Today's Morsel:  What has always intrigued me about the U.S. Military, is the number of weapon systems.  Boy, does these young men and women have toys to play with.  You name it, it's there.  There have been so many weapons developed by man, that it's hard to even name them all.   But even with all the weapons that have been developed, the Lord said that none of them that are formed shall prosper against you.  That means, that there are weapons the enemy of your soul has already developed that he will come against you with, but you can be confident that none of them will destroy you.  His weapons are lies, deceit, envy, jealousy, hatred, lust, temptations, sickness, distress, indebtedness, and discontentment, just to name a few.  But none of them can defeat you if you keep your armor on and prove it every day (Ephesians 6:10-18).  You must remain strong in the Lord.  And that comes through reading and study of His Word and keeping yourself in His love.  You must not allow what people say about you to cause you to become bitter and angry.  Remember, Satan's soldiers  also appears as soldiers of light.  Therefore, you have to give vengeance to the Lord, allow Him to work on your behalf.  The devil has nothing in his arsenal that can defeat you.  He will use physiological warfare, too, in trying to defeat you.  But you must be sober, vigilant, and steadfast in the faith.  Don't lose heart when the darts of his weapons start to fly your way.  Remember, your shield of faith, which has been give to you by God, can repell them all.  So the next time you feel that the enemy's attack is coming against you, stand your ground, because yielding pacifies offenses.  And we are not about to give Satan what he wants!

Sing:  See the glorious banner waving! Hear the trumpet blow! In our Leader's name we'll triumph over every foe.

Chorus:  "Hold the fort, for I am coming," Jesus signals still; wave the answer back to heaven, "By Thy grace we will."

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