The Army of the Lord

Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them. - 11 Kings 6:16

     Today the internet is overflowing with an abundance of documentations proclaiming that there is a conspiracy to impose a one world government upon an unsuspecting populace. There are even stories that in the United States there are concentration camps, and that the government is also stockpiling coffins in preparation of a deliberately engineered disaster that would force the implementation of martial law, enabling the government to take full control of every aspect of its citizen’s lives. It has also been reported that Evangelical Christians have been added to government’s list of terrorists, as ludicrous as that might seem.

     Whether these reports are true or not, Christians should never allow fear to trespass upon their faith. We are reminded by the Apostle Paul in Philippians 3:20 that our citizenship is in heaven.

     As the Scriptures reveal, there is a massive angelic army waiting to serve those who are sincerely seeking the Lord on a daily basis. We look up to that heavenly realm where our true life resides and with the eyes of faith we can behold what was shown to Elisha’s servant.

     And Elisha prayed, and said, Lord, I pray Thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the Lord opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha (II Kings 6:17).

     We have an unlimited, powerful supernatural force on our side that is waiting to respond to our fervent prayers. In other words, our God is bigger than any god that threatens us in this realm because “Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world” (I John 4:4).

     Our souls have also been encased with an indestructible shield of protection through our Lord’s sacrifice for us, so that we may boldly repeat Justin Martyr’s words in the face of any enemy, “You can kill us, but you can’t do us any real harm.”

     Children, follow our Lord’s words as you proceed into a future that has always been uncertain – “Be wise as serpents and harmless as doves” (Matthew 10:16).
    "Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which dispitefully use you, and persecute you" (Matthew 5:44).

     Remind yourselves that the devil’s reign is temporary. Continue to exhibit the gentle love of Jesus with confidence, knowing that the battle is the Lord’s, and we win as promised.

What shall we say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? - Romans 8:31

Copyright 2015 by H. D. Shively

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