Next to him was Eleazar son of Dodai the Ahohite, one of the three mighty warriors. 1 Chronicles 11:12
Throughout the history of every military force throughout the world there are always listed some great warriors. These are men and women who were heroes in some way. Often these are people who have sacrificed their lives to save others or led a group into a near suicidal battle situation and won.
Great warriors are ones who have gone far above the basic expectations to get the job done, regardless of the cost to their own selves.
Eleazar, son of Dodai, was listed as one of David’s three mighty warriors.
Being a soldier in the military requires a level of commitment that many don’t have. Taking that to the next level of being a great or outstanding soldier requires an even higher level of dedication. Out of all the people in the world, very few will ever be a part of a military.
However, every believer is part of an army–the army of God. They are in a war that has been going on since Adam and Eve were cast out of the Garden of Eden. This army is not one that is out to kill other men to gain victory and become great.
It is an army that is against the spiritual strongholds in the lives of people. Believers who are great warriors for God are the ones who spend time in prayer, spend time being a witness, and spend time tearing down the evil strongholds in hearts and lives of people and nations.
These warriors are not armed with physical guns and bombs, but with the armor and weapons of God. Wearing salvation, the gospel message, shielded by faith, holding the weapon of God’s word and led by the Holy Spirit they can defeat any enemy stronghold.
You have the opportunity, regardless of your position in this life, to be a great warrior for God. Put on the full armor of God and allow yourself to be led by the Holy Spirit into battle against the dark spiritual forces in this world.
Face the enemy of God bravely knowing that Jesus has already won the battle and can give you victory. Be willing to stand out as different in following God into battle. Don’t be just an average believer, but an outstanding and mighty warrior for God. Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will wear God’s armor; that you will be led and strengthened by the Holy Spirit; that God will use you to tear down the enemy’s strongholds; and that you will be a m