Any one of you can make a thousand men run away,
because the Lord your God is fighting for you,
just as he promised. (Joshua 23:10)
One Can Put A Thousand To Flight
In the book of Joshua, it says one can put a thousand to flight. Sometimes, we, the followers of Jesus Christ live our lives as though our God is weak and lacks power. Moreover, we ourselves behave as if we live at the mercy of evil in the world. The Scriptures does not in any way show this to be so. Rather, it tells us that through Christ we can do anything (Philippians 4:13). The aim of this newsletter is to remind the followers of Jesus Christ of the power and authority we do have in His name. We live move and have our being not in our strength; not in what the world allows us to do; and certainly not because of the praise or accolades of men. We as believers have the power to do only in and through Our Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 17:28).
Any believer in Christ will face trials at one point or another in his or her life.The higher and deeper one goes in one’s spiritual walk the more of a threat that Christian will be to Satan and his work. The higher and deeper one goes in one’s spiritual walk, the greater threat he or she will be to the systems of this world. The higher and deeper one goes in one’s spiritual walk with Christ and, dear to live it out with holiness and integrity, the bigger menace one becomes in the spiritual realm. Do not lose faith when testing and trials are horrific and, which seem to come on a regular basis. Stand firm let nothing move you (1 Corinthians 15:58), keep doing the work of the Lord and, in His time God will deliver!
The Lord Fights For Us
Allow me speak directly to you. Do you not realize that when you awake each day and, every time the sun raises in the sky they signals that you are a day closer to your deliverance from whatever you are facing? Meditate on that and let it encourage you. Do you feel alone in your battle? Remember the Lord said one could put a thousand to flight because He fights for them. As troubles fall, you may feel or may not feel or even sense the presence of God in the midst of your problem. You may not even believe, know, trust, have faith in or acts as if God is in fact there at your side fighting for you. Why do I say this to you? I can say it because the Bible says; one can put a thousand to flight because the Lord fights for him. You see Saints of God; the Battle belongs to the Lord. Eyebrow Burner if you are too tired to fight, then stand still for the Lord God fights for you (Exodus 14:14). One day, the Bible declares, the enemy you see today you will never see again (Exodus 14:14); for no weapon forged against you shall prosper (Isaiah 57:7).
The Lord Fought Through Elijah and Through David
The Prophet of YHWH, Elijah, stood alone against the 450 prophets of Baal and 400 prophets of Asherah. God had one representative; Satan had 850 hundred representatives. The “throw-down” was if Satan was the true God let him cause the fire to consume the sacrifice; conversely, if YHWH was the true God let him cause the fire to come and consume the sacrifice. From morning to evening, the prophets of Baal prayed and chanted, but nothing happened. In desperation, they then cut themselves in the act of deep worship to evil as they continued to chant and pray.
Despite all their effort, no fires appeared! The sacrifice laid waiting. At the end of the day, it was Elijah’s turn. The Prophet of YHWH prayed a few words and within in a few seconds fire fell from heaven and burned up the sacrifice. One God fearing, God trusting man put 850 to flight because he knew God had the power. Greater is He that is within me than he that is in the world (1 John. 4:4). Satan lost the battle because he was not and is not God. YHWH is God. YHWH alone is God. Hear o Israel the Lord our God is one (Deuteronomy. 6:4). Jesus said, the Father and I are one (John. 10:30).
Because God Fights For You, You can Fight
More times than not, we the followers of Jesus Christ tend to feel more like victims than victors; overcome by our problems rather than overpowering them through the power of Christ. You, my Brother or Sister in Christ, are a one man army. Moses stood alone against Pharaoh and his army, David stood alone against Goliath, Daniel stood alone against the plot of his enemies, Apostle Paul stood alone against the Sanhedrin, Jesus hung alone on the cross against Satan and his demons. What I am trying to say is that you have the power through Christ to stand, to fight, and to make it through to the end. Because God fight for us, the defeat of Satan is possible; so says
Joshua 23:10. At times we are so focused on the problems and, the challenge of it that we tend to forget that we are indeed Christians. That the Lord is in the battle with us; He has given us the power to stand strong and fight. When we are no longer able to fight He will fight for us. Do not fear, nor be timid in the face of whatever your battle, challenge, problem or angst maybe. Just remember, any one of you can make a thousand men run away, because the Lord your God is fighting for you, just as he promised. (Joshua 23:10)