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Battle Stations; Part 4 (Last One)

Part IV D) Our Part - “And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.” (Romans 16: 20) Putting someone under your feet is showing them, forcefully, “I am better than you; stronger than you.” It is a physical affirmation of the words. Joshua and his captains of war, before killing the kings, stepped on their necks. The last thought of their lives was their sound, complete, utter, hopeless, shameful defeat. Though the description of the mind’s eye when reading this is graphic and extreme - it has to be!! Though we live in different times - it is no less dire of circumstances in our world. The enemy is Satan and sin is his lure, trap, weapon and executioner. If you think that the days of graphic, grueling battles are over - you believe a lie of the devil. He has traded in the swords, arrows and soldiers for lust, greed, laziness and all manner of sensual or otherwise alluring temptations. They slay far

Battle Stations; Part 3

Part III C) Total, Authoritative Victory - “And Joshua returned, and all Israel with him, unto the camp to Gilgal. But these five kings fled, and hid themselves in a cave at Makkedah. And it was told Joshua, saying, The five kings are found hid in a cave at Makkedah. And it came to pass, when Joshua and the children of Israel had made an end of slaying them with a very great slaughter, Then said Joshua, Open the mouth of the cave, and bring out those five kings unto me out of the cave. And it came to pass, when they brought out those kings unto Joshua, that Joshua called for all the men of Israel, and said unto the captains of the men of war which went with him, Come near, put your feet upon the necks of these kings. And they came near, and put their feet upon the necks of them. And Joshua said unto them, Fear not, nor be dismayed, be strong and of good courage: for thus shall the Lord do to all your enemies against whom ye fight. And afterward Joshua smote them, and slew them, a

Battle Stations; Part 2

Part II B) Joshua’s part - “Then spake Joshua to the Lord in the day when the Lord delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon; and thou, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon. And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies, Is not this written in the book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day. And there was no day like that before it or after it, that the Lord hearkened unto the voice of a man: for the Lord fought for Israel.” (Joshua 10: 12-14) Though God could have slain them all, He left Israel their share of the fight. After all, He HAD told THEM to go up and possess the land and destroy the inhabitants. Joshua saw how great their victory was - yet he wanted to ensure total victory. He would not allow this opportunity that God had given them slip away into the night. He need

Battle Stations; Part 1

This is Part 1 of a series entitled: "Battle Stations" that my husband wrote and I wanted to share on my blog. There are a total of 4 parts to the series, so I will post them in the next few days, I hope you all enjoy reading "Battle Stations" and thanks honey for writing something for my blog! ; ) Battle Stations Text: Joshua 10: 24-26 & Romans 16: 20 Joshua 10: 24-26 - “And it came to pass, when they brought out those kings unto Joshua, that Joshua called for all the men of Israel, and said unto the captains of the men of war which went with him, Come near, put your feet upon the necks of these kings. And they came near, and put their feet upon the necks of them. And Joshua said unto them, Fear not, nor be dismayed, be strong and of good courage: for thus shall the Lord do to all your enemies against whom ye fight. And afterward Joshua smote them, and slew them, and hanged them upon five trees: and they were hanging upon the trees until the evening

The Bigger They are the Harder They Fall!

(I wrote this in Oct 2006) No matter what, if you are saved and filled with the Holy Spirit, those "Giants" will come down. It has been said the bigger they are, the harder they fall. What is considered a "Giant?" something unusually large or powerful I don't know about you but I've had a few Giants in my life and at the time they seem so large and impossible. However it will come down......! How about marching around your Jericho until the walls fall down? Don't give up, don't despair.........the walls will fall, the Giants will come down! How about taking your spiritual slingshot and knocking down that BIG UGLY GIANT!!!!! Get your aim right and it will happen! What about a stronghold? Something that has its hold on you and you can't seem to break it. Don't listen to the enemy of your soul! That stronghold can be removed! Giants......WALLS........Strongholds COME DOWN! Walk in triumph..........walk in Victory. Shout because your

The Younger Christian Woman

This is continued from yesterday's post . That which the older women were to teach the younger women is given in the next section, "The Younger Christian Woman" The older women were to teach (admonish, train) the younger women in the following: to love (phileo) their husbands (it’s not a matter of falling in love but it’s a matter of LEARNING to LOVE). “It includes the myriad ways in which she can show that she really respects him—by acknowledging his headship in the home, by making no major decisions apart from him, by keeping an orderly home, by paying attention to personal appearance, by living within their means, by confessing promptly, by forgiving graciously, by keeping the lines of communication always open, by refraining from criticizing or contradicting her husband in front of others and by being supportive when things go wrong” (W. MacDonald) to love (phileo) their children: “by reading and praying with them, by being at home when they retur

Role of the Older Christian Woman

In this weekend's service, the role of the older Christian woman was discussed. It was told how she was to teach the younger women and one of the things was to be a keeper at home! I wanted to share more on the role of the older Christian woman and taking quotes (with permission) from Middletown Church on the subject. Titus 2:3-5 3 The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; 4 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, 5 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed. The older women were instructed to be in behavior as becometh holiness (to behave as a holy person, to be reverent in deportment, reverent in behavior, not giddy women whose hearts are centered in frivolous matters), not slanderers (this is actually the word “devil,”–the older women are no

Your Representation

Let's walk into a bank. You walk in and notice that the people are dressed nicely, they greet you and say hello and are courteous to you. There is an order of business here, they process transactions and handle money in a way they were taught that it is to be done. They learned what they had to learn because it was their job and if they didn't do it, they would no longer work there. The bank owner wants to present to his customers; customer service. This includes being treated nicely as you do business in his bank. He will not allow his employees to dress sloppy, why? They are representatives of his bank. They are examples and reflect on the bank itself. If they don't and he finds out about it, they will be removed from their position. Do you see something in all this that corresponds in a spiritual nature? We are representatives of someone far greater, Jesus Christ. We are ambassadors of Christ! We should present to the world Christ and all that he is. We go by his b