Wednesday, July 17, 2013

2013 July 17 - Morning Manna

The LORD is a man of war: the LORD is his name. (Exodus 15:3)
Today's Morsel: It seems that the church is afraid to fight these days. It seems that she is afraid to stand and defend herself. She wants to talk about warfare, but not participate in warfare. Some saints will say that they don't like confrontation. Yet confrontation is good and healthy for us. It shows what us what we are made of. Sometimes good debates and disagreements are good because they help to work out problems. Moses said that the Lord is a man of war. Even though Jesus was humble, meek and lowly, He still confronted people when they were wrong. Jesus knew that when He turned those tables over in the synagogue it was going to cause a stir and some disagreement. I believe He did this to show His disciples, that sometimes in warfare there is going to be confrontation, so get ready for it. When John gives us a glimpse into heaven he said, "And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS" (Revelation 19:11-16). The battles that are written in the Bible aren' t just stories. They are actual events to show that there is an enemy and he must be destroyed. Friend, Jesus Christ is a man of war, and if you are in His army and are planning to make it to heaven, then you must be prepared to fight in the battle. "Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil" (Ephesians 6:10-11).
Sing: I may never march in the infantry, ride in the cavalry, shoot the artillery, I may never soar over the enemy, but I'm in the Lords army, yes sir.

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