Do you know who the Veterans of the Bible are, those who have fought the good fight? Realize this, we as Christians, alive today, are on that same battlefield! We are up against the very same enemy, EVIL!
We celebrate and remember all who went before us, those who sacrificed, those who achieved kingdom victory, regardless of earthly, temporal cost, as we step out, in faith, against the enemy. The prize and the bounty here is much greater! Freedom in Christ, Eternal Life and Gods Reigning Dominion. Fear not what Man can do to you BUT what the Living God can do! Matthew 10:28
There are so many valiant men & women of Biblical history, for instance, Deborah, Esther, Sarah, Rahab, Ruth, to name a few… then we have, David, Joseph, Moses, Noah, Paul, Samson. A great cloud of witnesses who have gone before us!
One small bit of encouragement that should help, is in knowing we are so blessed, according to the word, those of us who BELIEVE upon Jesus, having never knew him in John 20:29 His earthly flesh! His word says that we are extra blessed for that fact! We are predisposed to incredible faith just in the act of receiving the knowledge of "He was, He is and He always Shall be!"
Our Holy Triune, Omniscient Lord God! Thank you Jesus, our commander in Chief, who has walked where we have walked. Able to guide, cloak, equip and fortify us, as needed. Where ever we may be in His schematic, our part is just as important. We may never be called upon to such great a degree as these Mighty Men and Women of God, or we might be called upon for even Greater things to come! \o/ see-->John 14:12
Be thankful everyday and today, this day...give thanks for those who have fought for these same freedoms, right here where we live, on American God fearing soil!
PRESS ON AND FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT!
When Love comes Home by Matthew West
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Letters from War - Mark Schultz
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
John 20:29 Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.
Matthew 10:28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
1 John 2:13-23
13 I write unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I write untoyou, young men, because ye have overcome the wicked one. I write unto you, little children,because ye have known the Father. 14 I have written unto you, fathers, because ye have knownhim that is from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and theword of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one. 15 Love not the world, neitherthe things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is notof the Father, but is of the world. 17 And the world passeth away , and the lust thereof: but he thatdoeth the will of God abideth for ever. 18 Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heardthat antichrist shall come , even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the lasttime. 19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they werenot all of us. 20 But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things. 21 I have notwritten unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of thetruth. 22 Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth theFather and the Son. 23 Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he thatacknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.
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