Deuteronomy 31:6 “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”

The Scene: USA army, A-1 Abrams tank, slowly advancing against the enemy, firing its cannon and machine guns intermittently. Behind the tank walking in place is a lone soldier representing the Body of Christ, the Church, hidden from the enemy’s return fire. The tank symbolizes Jesus the Christ, our Savior and Protector, going before the Church to fight the enemy, satan. We follow Jesus spiritually in the shadow of the power of His might.

God’s Word tells us to be strong, standing firm, going forward, dressed in the whole armor of God, while the battle is the Lord’s. Ephesians 6:11;14-17 “Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. Stand firm, then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.”

2 Timothy 4:18 “The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack and will bring me safely to his heavenly kingdom. To him be glory forever and ever. Amen.”

God wants us to remember when we are in a spiritual battle, that we are to be strong and courageous, because we trust in God and His Word, which is all Truth.

The enemy has many helpers both spiritual and human, but we need not be afraid. Christians can bind the strongman, the spirit of fear, away from ourselves and others, and loose the Holy Spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline. See 2 Timothy 1:7.


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