2 Samuel 10:12 Fight Bravely And Trust God

Be strong, let us fight bravely for our people and the cities of our God. The Lord will do what is good in his sight. 2 Samuel 10:12

Battles are being fought on a daily basis all around the world. While some battles are physical, most are spiritual or emotional battles. People fight daily with health, social, financial, emotional and more issues.

Some give in to the enemy and stop fighting out of fear. They do not believe that there is any chance to win the battle because the enemy is larger than they are in their eyes.

David encouraged his men to be strong and fight bravely and allow God to do whatever is good in His sight.

Just as many in the world fight various battles in their lives, believers must also fight many different battles. The world is seeking to destroy the believer and will do whatever it takes to take down the believer. Very rarely will this be a physical fight but will always be one against the mindset of the believer.

The most common battle for the believer is against temptation to sin against God. He must be willing to stand strong against those temptations and allow God to do what is good in his life.

Next the believer must be willing to take a stand and fight against the sin in the lives of others, being a witness of who Jesus and pointing others to Him. Jesus tells all believers to go out and make disciples. This is a battle against the wishes of the enemy in this world.

Satan will use many in this world to break down a believer and bring fear into his heart and mind. One must be strong and brave in the face of the enemy, knowing that God is in control and can win the battles.

You will have many battles in your life and all around you. The enemy may appear large and undefeatable, but God is greater and gives you the strength to overcome.

Stand boldly and fight bravely against the enemies of your soul. God will fill you with His Spirit and wisdom to defeat the enemy in your life and in the lives of those around you. Do not back down from the fight and know that God will do what is right and bring about a great victory in the end.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that God will fill you with His boldness; that God will fill you with His strength for the battle; and that you will fight for God in every area of your life.

The Goblin Hunters (book review)

Title: Goblin Hunters
Author: Samuel Schiller
Publisher: Virtualbookworm.com Publishing
Date: 2013
Pages: 363

The Goblin Hunters (book review)

This is the sixth book in this series by Samuel Schiller. In the last book the Third Legion had beaten the Moloch priests and the First and Second Legions that had rebelled against King Osric.

The Red Goblin, Klabaga, was angry that the priests had lost, but set out to seek the help of a group of trolls from the Zarrin Tappeh to go against the humans again.

While Klabaga is raising his army, Evan follows God’s leading to go somewhere and is captured by Ahmed and sold to the enemy. Aine Ceallaigh gathers the Third Legion together to go through the mountains to gain help against the rising goblin armies. The chance of surviving the trip through the mountains is very slim, but they go anyways.

Throughout this story many lives become intertwined with each other that were previously separate. One of the main characters realizes some mistakes he has made and the horrors of the priests of Moloch. He chooses to become a believer in Iosa (Jesus) and follow the One True God.

Several characters learn to hear from the bird, Julian (the Holy Spirit) in guiding them on their journey. Klabaga can notice that Evan is in the area with the Spirit of God upon him.

This story is very graphic in its descriptions of the battles that occur between the goblins, trolls and humans. It flows back and forth from the goblins to the humans describing what each are doing. There are some parallels to some of the characters in the Bible as to what some of these characters go through on this journey and battle.

Focus on God and His power is often referred to by the characters. Hearing and obeying God is highest priority that many learn as they go along not understanding God’s leading.

Sadly, this book ends with an opening for another book and stating that it will continue in another book, which is, as of yet, to have been written. I will not reveal how the battles end. It may be good or bad. You must read the book to find that out.

I highly recommend reading this book, only after reading the previous five books in this series. It is an encouraging story to build one’s faith in God and trusting that God will make a way where there seems to be no way. It also shows that life is often a series of battles against the enemy, though most often not physical ones as found in this story, but of spiritual battles.

The Queen’s Own (book review)

Title: The Queen’s Own
Author: Samuel Schiller
Publisher: Virtualbookworm.com Publishing
Date: 2010
Pages: 403

The Queen’s Own (book review)

This is the fifth book in a series by Samuel Schiller. In the previous book King Osric Murchada, king of Glenmara had become a believer and follower of Iosa Christus (Jesus Christ) and rejected the idol worship of Molach.

As a result of his rejection the false god, the priests of the false god led a rebellion against King Osric. Along with the false priests, the first and second legions (armies) chose to rebel and take the control of the kingdom from King Osric.

King Osric’s wife, Queen Ivrain, decides to build her own legionnaire, the Third Legionnaire. She also has a small group of women who know how to fight very well. Going against the odds and with God’s favor, they are able to build this new army.

Most of this book goes into extreme detail of the preparation for battle against the evil that has taken over their nation and showing the actual battle. Parts of this story is very graphic in its details on the battle.

Throughout the story the main characters continually rely upon God for strength, direction and favor. The odds of them winning the battle against the evil forces is very slim, yet they go forward trusting God.

Although most believers today will not have to physically fight an enemy, this book does give encouragement and insight into the spiritual battles one will have to fight on a regular basis against evil forces in this world.

I highly recommend reading this story. If you have not read the previous four books, that is recommended to be done first to fully understand and appreciate this story.

Fire From The Earth (book review)

Title: Fire From The Earth
Author: Samuel Schiller
Publisher: Virtualbookworm.com Publishing
Date: 2008
Pages: 394

Fire From The Earth (book review)

This is the fourth book in a series by Samuel Schiller following the life of Evan Macketh. In the previous book Evan, along with others, were able to defeat the goblin armies.

Evan is now being called by God to leave his hometown and Aine, whom he loves, to go to Nezedsahr, a sinful, Moloch serving city. He begins the journey with Julian, the Holy Spirit of God in the form of a bird.

Bronwyn, a girl with a bad reputation gets Evan and a friend Evard captured and put into slavery. She regrets it but cannot appear to stop it. Julian is injured and Bronwyn feels responsible and takes care of him and must set out for Nezedsahr.

None of the characters understand why there are where they are but begin to see God’s hand bringing all things together. The leader of Nezedsahr dies and his son takes over, who does not appreciate the ways of Moloch, but does not know how to change. Battles against the goblins and the priests of Moloch rise up.

As with the other books, this book has a lot of fighting occurring throughout it. One can see God’s hand behind the scenes setting the characters into position to bring about His will. Lives are changed and some will become followers of Iosa (Jesus).

Part of this story parallels the story to a point of Joseph in the Bible. God using slavery to bring about His good in the end. The gospel message is made very clear and some become believers.

I highly recommend this book, though it is recommended to read the first three in this series to fully understand who the characters are and what is occurring in this one. It is a simple, young adult style of reading with some extreme violence, but flows very well. One thing good is that there is no bad language and no bad scenes described outside of the fighting.

Joshua 10:42 God Will Conquer

All These kings and their lands Joshua conquered in one campaign because the Lord, the God of Israel, fought for Israel. Joshua 10:42

Nations go into battles against other nations on a regular basis. The focus is often on how large one army is over the other and how strategic they can be in order to win the battle.

Very rarely does a smaller nation or a less equipped nation go up against a larger, better equipped nation to battle. If they do, most often they will lose the battle in the end.

Joshua led Israel into many battles against other armies across the land and conquered the land because God fought for Israel.

While most people will never fight in a large-scale nation against nation battle, nearly everyone will have individual battles to fight. In those individual battles, very few will be physical fights, but ones of social and mental battles.

Believers will have even greater battles, because the world and Satan do not want them to win. Those battles will often come from multiple angles at the same time, creating a challenge for the believer.

Fighting a battle with multiple fronts alone is extremely difficult. Very seldom can one win a battle on his own, unless it is one on one.

The strength of the believer to win the battle can be found in God and His word. Throughout the Bible there are verses that tell a believer how to live and win the battle. He also has God’s Holy Spirit dwelling in him, giving him supernatural strength and insight to fight the battles.

Above all of this, God is also fighting for the believer. God sends angels to fight back the enemy. He sends confusion among the enemy to thwart their plans. He blinds the enemy so that they cannot see. God gives victory to the believer.

The moment you chose to believe in and follow Jesus, you became an enemy to the world. Satan and the world are set out to destroy you.

God has you on a path to gain victory over the world and sin. Do not rely upon yourself and your own strength, but upon God and His strength. He will fight for you and give you victory over sin, allowing you to tear down strongholds of darkness and sin in your life and in the lives of those around you, conquering the land for God’s glory.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will see God’s hand fighting for you; that you will see the victory God is giving you over sin and the world; and that God will remove all fear at going into battle against the world.