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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Prepare for Battle

Just before I went to bed last night, it was announced that America bombed Syria. This caused me all kinds of emotions. 
I have a grandson in active duty overseas and I worry about his safety. And the safety of all of our forces. 
I think of those that were brutally murdered by our enemies and the family members that grieve for them.
I am concerned for leaders of our country and whether they will make decisions based on wisdom. And leaders of other countries, will they be allies or turn away from our country?
I wonder if anyone fighting is perhaps someone that I have had contact with because of my job and I know that some of their gear, equipment, arms, ammunition, and other supplies could possibly have been on our truck at some point.
Isis is an enemy of our country. There is no doubt about that. But did you realize that God is not willing for them to perish in eternal damnation, although many people would prefer that. God gave the life of a His son for those scoundrels as well. 
Could they, will they be converted to the truth of God's love? Have they already had the opportunity and turned away? I do not know.
What I do know is, Satan is the real enemy. Our enemy is spiritual. We need to be ready to battle, if only on our knees.

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. (Ephesians 6:12 NASB)

Get prepared. Put on the full armor of God as laid out in the rest of Ephesians chapter 6. 

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