Memorial Day and Instruments of War

America celebrates Memorial Day on Monday, May 28th. However, some Americans  do not understand the significance of Memorial Day. Memorial Day is about honoring the many brave military people who defended our country.   As an ex-soldier of the United States Army, I was not one of those who actually went to war. However, I stayed behind and did a great deal of guard duty for families left behind enemy lines in Germany.

Some Americans  go about their daily duty without ever thinking about the security of our country. We often run around trying to make ends meet or are partying hardy while men and women fight for our country. Personally, I do not think there is enough recognition for those brave men and women who risk their lives for us.

Nevertheless, military people are not the only people on the battlefield. Christians are on the battlefield every day. A devout soldier of the Lord has the responsibility of pulling God‘s children back from the enemy lines. They do this by telling them the Good News of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who released us from the grips of the enemy. As a Christian, we make it known to the lost that “WE WIN” through believing and trusting that the battle is the Lords and we are instruments sharpened by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Christians are required to take this spiritual battle serious and understand that whether we want to or not, we must stay focused on the Commanding officers lead. He automatically knows every move and sees every thing the enemy is trying to do. He is the all-seeing, all knowing God Almighty!

Only through listening and believing in  Him will we have the ability to be steps ahead of the enemy. Our Commanding Officer gives us the ability to NOT get caught off guard. However, we must pay close attention to Him by building a strong line of communication with Him.  He even helps us when it is hard to venture into the unknown as to  accomplish our mission.

God teaches us how to be effective mighty warriors defending the lost and wounded souls of battle. Those who try to be heroes, not listening to the commanding officer will not gain a purple heart or great badge for bravery. The only badge they will receive is a badge of dishonor for refusing to obey.

As mighty warriors, we are invincible through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Live or die, we win! Carry on Soldiers of the Lord!

Pressure from the Enemy

Greetings and blessing to you and your family. May ministering Angels keep you all safe.

Proverbs 6:2 says thou art snared with the words of thy mouth; thou art taken with the words of thy mouth.

Isaiah 8:15 says And many among them shall stumble, and fall, and be broken, and be snared and be taken.

However, in Proverbs 12:13 it says the wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips but the JUST shall come out of trouble.

Brothers and sisters, have you ever watched a boxing matched and noticed that both opponents are trying to weaken one another by finding the weak pressure points? Well once an opponent finds that weak spot, he or she pounces away at that same spot, until the other one is knocked out or down and cannot get up. In the same manner, we take part in a daily spiritual boxing match. For instance, if the enemy knows that a particular thing or person annoys you, he pounces away at the place of annoyance until you either put up a good fight or get knocked out or down and cannot get up. Well the enemy takes note of what we say and acts upon it. He locates the strong holds in our life then takes advantage of those weaknesses then he tries to take us out. If we are not accustomed to meditating on the word of God, we make his quest so much easier. Be careful not to get into matches especially when you do not have on you boxing gloves, which are the anointed instructions God gave us in his Holy Word.

Amen and Amen.