The Battle belongs to the Lord…

Getting our mind on right every morning…

Learning to prepare for the battle ahead like a soldier of GOD.

2 Timothy 2:4-7
The Voice (VOICE)

4 Remember that soldiers on active duty don’t get wrapped up in civilian matters because they want to satisfy those who recruited them.

5 Look at it another way: if someone competes as an athlete, he won’t win the race and be crowned with the wreath if he breaks the rules.

6 And the farmer who exhausts himself in the field should be the first to taste his harvest.

7 Think about what I am telling you, and let the Lord give you clarity on all of it.

Saturday, February 27
The Spirit Filled Believer

The Tried Tested & Seasoned Veteran
by Dick Mills

“Let not the one who puts on his armor boast like the one who takes it off.”
— 1 Kings 20:11

The one who takes his armor off is the tried, tested, seasoned veteran who has been in battle and lived to tell about it.

He has learned to survive. He understands his opponent. He knows the stratagems, designs, ruses, and cunning of the enemy.

He has also found from his battle experiences that as tough as his adversary may be, he is vulnerable and can be defeated.

The one taking off the armor has a victory to report.

He has earned the respect of his fellow soldiers by helping the cause of truth to gain new footholds and win new ground.

He could write the manual of fighting and winning.

He also keeps the victory in right perspective. He knows all triumph is a result of teamwork.

A true hero wisely recognizes that victory is always the fruit of combined effort. He takes the armor off as a real winner, humbly grateful to be alive.

The one who puts on the armor (for the time) is a rookie. Inexperienced, untested, unproven, full of enthusiasm, and even a little conceited:

“Let me at ’em; just wait till I get into combat, I’ll show ’em a thing or two.”

These are invariably the words of the one putting on the armor.

Such bravado is rarely heard issuing from the mouth of the veteran. It is typical of the untried youth full of his own eagerness and supposed prowess.

Soon enough his boasting will be replaced by a more sober, mature viewpoint. The one NK takes off the armor has a different attitude from the one who puts it on.

Source: The Spirit-Filled Believer’s Daily Devotional by Dick Mills

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Hold your course, the battle is just beginning…

This Psalm, this prayer of David, is appropriate, I believe, for these times that we are living in today...

In Psalm 5 David rejoices because of GOD’s protection and His peace that guards and watches over him, in the midst of great adversity; its called GOD’s Shalom peace that we read about in Philippians 4:6, that peace that passes all understanding, that guards our heart and our mind, and enables us to endure every obstacles and resistance in our life.

In this Psalm David encourages others also to trust in GOD.

David knew, through all his deep struggles and grief, that only his faith and reliance in GOD was sustaining him.

Sorrow and hard times come, but GOD’s covenant people can always place their confidence in Him because He listens to our every prayer and puts His joy in our hearts (see Nehemiah 8:10).

We’re living in an amoral political environment today, where a good many people adjust their morality according to the prevailing political winds, where good is called evil and evil is called good.

A good many politicians today operate in an environment of duplicity, double standards and rampant lies, that more and more we’re seeing at every turn, where  these corrupt politicians betray our country and their oath of office for personal advancement, power and financial gain.

These same politicians, who take an oath to protect and obey our constitution and to serve the American people, instead they lie and cheat continually, as their standard business practice; they have betrayed their oath of office and have also betrayed their country; and for them, the ends always justifies the means.

This is the time that we must appeal to the Courtroomourtroom of Heaven, as David did in this Psalm.

Let David’s prayer be our prayer:

“Lead me, Lord, in your righteousness
    because of my enemies—
    make your way straight before me.

Not a word from their mouth can be trusted;
    their heart is filled with malice.

Their throat is an open grave;
    with their tongues they tell lies.

Declare them guilty, O God!

    Let their intrigues be their downfall.
Banish them for their many sins,
    for they have rebelled against you.

But let all who take refuge in you be glad;
    let them ever sing for joy.

Spread your protection over them,
    that those who love your name may rejoice in you.

Surely, Lord, you bless the righteous;
    you surround them with your favor as with a shield.”

As Watchman on the Wall intercessors, let us continually stand in the gap, as GOD instructed us to do, in 2 Chronicles 7:14, THAT THESE CRIMINALS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO GET AWAY WITH STEALING THIS ELECTION!

Let us Stand also against all of Satan’s lies, his cheating and wickedness, and let us continue to pray for Donald Trump, our 45th president, that he will also reign as our ONLY lawful 46th president.

In Jesus name. Amen

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GOD’s Battleground Tactics…

Getting our heads on straight each day, in preparation for the battle ahead…

The battleground starts in our mind, in our attitude and in the way we think, whether we can conform to God’s way of thinking, having put on the mind of Christ (see Philippians 2:5), or whether we are attempting to fight according to our flesh, in our natural way of thinking.

GOD’s rules of engagement in spiritual warfare are far different from what we know and understand in the natural.

If we are going to win the battles that confront us today, personally and nationally, then we’re going to have to learn to fight the way God tells us to.

Thursday, February 18
The Spirit Filled Believer

The Power of Praise and Worship
by Dick Mills

“Now when they began to sing and to praise, the Lord set ambushes against the people – who had come against Judah; and they were defeated.”
— 2 Chron. 20:22

Think of it! Singing and praising your way to victory. Singing and praising your way through discouragement, oppression, depression, fear, and worry.

“…And they were three days gathering the spoil (the loot) because there was so much” (v. 25).

In Bible days, driving an enemy out entitled the victor to all the spoils of the battles.

The army of Judah so routed the enemy that it took three days to collect all the booty the enemy had left behind. And the victory was wrought not by fighting but by singing and praising the Lord!

God responded to the prayers of His people with these reassuring words:

“…the battle is not yours, but God’s” (v. 15).

With this assurance, the king of Judah appointed singers and praisers to go out before the army and to praise the Lord.

When they began to praise, the enemy was defeated.

The key word in this passage is began.

Your victory is dependent upon your doing something.

You need to begin. Begin to count your blessings. Begin to enumerate past deliverances. Begin to praise the Lord. Begin to sing your song of deliverance.

The Bible says the Lord inhabits the praises of His people (Ps. 22:3).

When the Lord’s presence comes into our setting of praise and worship, the enemy is powerless against us.

We can literally sing our way through every battle and win the victory the same way Jehosphaphat’s army won.

Singing and praising the Lord is an effective weapon in our spiritual warfare!


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My Heart, Christ’s Home

My Heart, Christ’s Home
by Robert Boyd

Ephesians 3:14-21

Appreciation of the Mystery
14 For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, 16 that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, 17 that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height— 19 to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

20 Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, 21 to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

In the fall of 1947, a pastor named Robert Boyd Munger was preparing to preach a Sunday evening message to the congregation of First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley.

As he prepared he was drawn to passages in scripture like the one (above) from the Ephesians’ 3, passages, which touch on the remarkable idea that the God of the universe, who we know as Jesus Christ, desires to come in and make a home (an abode) in each one of our hearts.

Part 1
Watch “My Heart, Christs Home 1” on YouTube

Part 2
Watch “My Heart Christs Home 2” on YouTube

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