Numbers 21:34 Repeat The Battle

The Lord said to Moses, “Do not be afraid of him, for I have delivered him into your hands, along with his whole army and his land. Do to him what you did to Sihon king of the Amorites, who reigned in Heshbon.” Numbers 21:34

Every nation has had battles that were fought, winning some and losing some. As battles are won, the military looks at what went right and wrong and remembers it and learns from the experience.

Learning from what had occurred allows the military to improve or repeat a battle for another victory.

Og, king of Bashan, came out in war against the Israelites. God told Moses to not be afraid but do to him as was done to the Amorite king, for He has delivered him into his hands.

Although most people will never have to fight a physical war against any other nation or group of people, most will have battles in their lives on a regular basis. Most of these battles will be spiritual battles against the enemy that fights for the destruction of the soul and heart.

Every believer must fight a battle against temptation. The world will seek to tempt the believer into sinning against or doubting God. As a believer looks to God for victory over temptation and finds a way out from it, he gains new experience in overcoming temptation and destroys the work of the enemy.

Once a believer overcomes an enemy, he must remember what was done and hold on to that testimony. He can be encouraged that God will give victory again. In the same way he can defeat the next enemy of his soul.

God will give the believer strength, wisdom and direction on how to defeat and destroy the enemy tempting him.

You will have to face the enemy in battle as a believer. The world is out to destroy you as much as God is out to give you an abundant life.

The moment you chose to believe in Jesus and follow Him, you began to defeat the enemy in the power of Christ. Until you step into heaven, the war for your soul is not over. New enemies will attempt to attack and destroy you.

God will give you victory each time over the enemy as you fight the battle in His strength and power. Never forget how God gave victory in the past and repeat the battle for another victory.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will see how God has given you victory in the past; that you will see the path God has given you to gain victory over the enemy of your soul; and that you will defeat the enemy in the power, direction and strength of God.

Genesis 15:1 Your Shield And Reward

After this, the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision: “Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your very great reward.” Genesis 15:1

People are constantly looking for protection and rewards. Out of fear many will purchase guns and security systems to protect themselves and their homes. Then, in order to pay for everything and be able to have their own desires, they will purchase lottery tickets to attempt to get a great reward.

Despite all the protection, very few feel very safe and no matter how much money they have, it is never enough.

Right after saving Lot from some enemies, God comes to Abram and tells him not to be afraid. God would be his shield and reward.

Fear is one thing that is very rampant among people all over the world. Many fear a lot of the same things, while at the same time fearing very different things. Most of the fear is from the unknown that is ahead of them.

Since people fear so much, they want to have more reward to be able to combat or coverup their fears. If enough money is made, they can party, causing them to forget the fears. They can also purchase what is believed to be good protection against the enemy or what can go wrong.

While a lot of this works in the short term, it is only temporary and will eventually fail.

The believer is to not be afraid, because He is trusting in God, who is in control and is eternal. God will never allow anything to harm a person in a way that will damage him eternally, unless the person stops trusting God and turns to the world. As the believer trusts in God, he will inherit eternal life, a greater reward than ever be earned or given on this earth.

Let go of your fears of the unknown that may be in front of you. Put all of your focus upon trusting God with your whole life.

God is there for you, loves you and will protect you from any eternal harm. You may physically hurt in this life, but in the end, you will have a perfect body and live for eternity with no pain or harm as you trust Jesus for your salvation, protection and reward.

What greater reward and protection can you get than this?

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will choose to not be afraid, but to trust God; that you will know the reward you have in Jesus; and that you will know God will protect you from any eternal harm.

Matthew 28:5 Where Are You Looking For Jesus?

The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified.” Matthew 28:5

Everyday people are searching for something. Often it is something that they have misplaced and are trying to figure out where it was put. Others are searching for something that they had in the past, an experience or a feeling, and desire to have it again.

While they may search for that experience in the past, it is often gone forever, or it has moved on to something new and different. Many fear that it is completely lost with no hope left.

After Jesus had died, He rose again a few days later. Some women chose to go to the tomb and see the tomb of Jesus. When they got there an angel told them to not be afraid, though they were looking for Jesus and He was not there.

In the beginning of the life of a believer, he often has experiences with God that are outstanding. Jesus appears to be especially real and alive to him when he first believes. Later in life some bad circumstance occur and he may feel that Jesus is missing. Often he will go back to the old ways of being with Jesus, rather than seeing that Jesus has moved on forward with new things.

God is not one to just stand still and stay in the same spot forever. He is always on the move, working to build His kingdom that will last forever.

Jesus had died and did the job of purchasing salvation for all who believe. Now it was time to move forward and build the kingdom.

One needs to be willing to be led by the Holy Spirit to know and understand where God is moving and move forward with Him.

As a believer you have met Jesus in your past. You may be wondering where He is today in your life. The initial joy of following Him has gone away and you are searching for Him again.

Do not go back to the tomb, but move forward in where God is working today. Jesus is no longer dead, but alive and working hard. Seek to be led by His Holy Spirit in the place that He is today.

Allow yourself to grow and mature as you work with God on building His kingdom. Where are you looking for Jesus today?

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will see God in your life every day; that you will be led by the Holy Spirit as to where God is working in your life; that you will keep your eyes open to what God is doing; and that you will be doing the work God has for you to do.