Deuteronomy 20:1 Going Into Battle

When you go to war against your enemies and see horses and chariots and an army greater than yours, do not be afraid of them, because the Lord your God, who brought you up out of Egypt, will be with you. Deuteronomy 20:1

Wars are occurring on a regular basis all around the world. While some are wars with actual guns and bombs, many are wars of emotions, intellect, standards or other such things against self, others or organizations.

Often one side can appear very large and overwhelming to the other. Choices of to battle or not are often made based on the size of both groups.

Moses told the Israelites that when they go to war against an enemy that is larger than they are, they are not to be afraid because God, who brought them out of Egypt, is with them.

Outside of fighting in the military most people will never have to face and enemy with physical guns and bombs going against them. However, everyone who is a believer will still have enemies to face.

These enemies will be friends, family members, co-workers, neighbors or other people they meet, along with society as a whole and spiritual forces working against them. The world is against the believer and will often do whatever it takes to try and take him down.

Looking at the enemies of God in the world, they appear to have better weapons and are greater in number. Some believers will back down from the battle out of fear of the over looming enemy, forgetting the battles God has already won for them.

Instead of fearing the enemy, one needs to remember the battles God has already won in his life, especially the battle over sin and death and go forward into battle. The enemy may inflict injury, but he cannot destroy the soul as God can. God is greater than the enemy.

As a believer, you will have many enemies rise up against you. The world is out to stop you and will do what it can to bring about that accomplishment.

Regardless of how large and powerful the enemy may appear to be, God is greater. Jesus has already defeated sin and death and will be able to defeat your enemy.

Do not allow yourself to fear the enemy but put your trust in God to help you win the battle. He brought you this far to not let you be destroyed.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will remember the battles God has won in your life; that God will strengthen you to remove all fear of the enemy; and that you will see God win the battles against the enemies of your soul.

Exodus 14:14 God Will Fight For You

“The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” Exodus 14:14

God had brought the Israelites out of Egypt after doing many different great signs and wonders. It was a miracle in the way they were able to leave. God was now leading the people by appearing as a cloud by day and a pillar of fire at night. He led them to the edge of the Red Sea.

Shortly after Pharaoh allowed them to leave Egypt, he changed his mind and started to chase them again with his whole army. Now the people were trapped between the Red Sea and the armies of Egypt. There was no way out…that they could see.

Moses told them to not be afraid. He said God would fight for them. All they had to do was trust God and be still.

God had the plan already in place to have them do the impossible. He was going to part the Red Sea and allow them to cross it on dry ground.

In life there will be times as you follow God that He will bring you to what appears to be a dead-end. It will look like there is no more hope left, that you are going to be destroyed. These dead ends could be a sickness or some other destruction. The destruction could be physically or just spiritually, either way it is looks like the end of the line for you.

When times like this occurs, it is the time to sit back, be still, and trust God. Stop and worship God for who He is and what He has done in the past in your life. Look back on the miracles He has already done. There is nothing to big or too small for God to do. If He did it once in your life, He can do it again.

God sees the big picture. He also has a plan in place for you life.

When it looks like the end of the line for you, will you be afraid?

Or will you trust God?

Allow God to do a greater miracle in your life. He can part the waters for you in your Red Sea and fight for you.

I pray today that you will not fear anything that comes against you; that you will trust God’s plan for you; that you will trust that God will fight for you; and that God wants you to win in the end.