Saturday, August 22, 2015

It's no day to entangle yourself in the affairs of everyday life down here.

How great is it to be in a relationship with God even in the midst of the realities of this evil world we live in. 

Feelin' so grateful to the three soldiers who saved the day in Europe yesterday. A passenger on a train got slit in the neck, but the three soldiers didn't get hurt ..except one of the National Guardsmen got his hand hurt, but they protected many people. Soldiers think about protecting others--they take action and warn others of danger. They use the truth to give people a heads up for their safety.

Thank you guys for jumping in! Let more non-wimps arise! There were more than 550 passengers on board and the gunman's name--Ayoub el-Qahzzani--a known Islamist terrorist with a whole lot of weapons in a gun-free zone. There's just too many of these miss-taught fools running free.. in so called free Lands. That man could have killed so many for Jihad and Allah with his Russian Kalashnikov. ‪More boarder Issues‬! Germany are letting em in by tens of thousands. All of Europe.. even we are here in the USA letting these dangerous people in. Time to stop it.  
Enter three real soldiers.. real heroes (we don't see too many or very often)--Spencer Stone, Alek Skarlatos, Anthony Sadler. Yay! One took a to the neck. They tied up the killer.
Liney and I have rode that same rail line/type of high speed Paris-bound train between Amsterdam and that EU destination. 

Choose to be a soldier in God's army if you will.. one that wins the battle and others to the Lord. 

I'm talking to me and to you here. It's important. Listen, the Bible says in 2 Timothy 2:3-4, "Suffer hardship with me, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. Now no soldier in active service entangles himself in the affairs of everyday life, so that he may please the one who enlisted him as a soldier."

Being a soldier is hard, and often involves suffering. A soldier not only suffers, but also takes care of his fellow soldiers. Their very lives depend on each one carrying out his assignment. The Christian life is not easy. The church is not really a social club at all, but a place to prepare and equip us for battle. We give our energy and attention to worship of Jesus, to helping our fellow soldiers win the battle.. and win other people to Him. We will protect out family and friends in every way if need be, but for the most part we Christians prepare ourselves for spiritual warfare what does God has to say about this? The Bible says this: "For we are not fighting against people made of flesh and blood, but against the evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against those mighty powers of darkness who rule this world, and against wicked spirits in the heavenly realms.." Ephesians 6:12

If we are in a battle, then who is our enemy? You've got to be able to name the enemy, leaders! Hello! Ephesians 6:10-11 tells us that our enemy is the Devil--a real person, a fallen angel aka Satan. That's right, Mr Lu-Cifer as I call him and his fallen evil spirits are real, but Christ is way more powerful.  Those dweebs lie to us, accuse us, and they wish to destroy our relationships.  Scripture tells us that Satan is the Father of all lies.  So, how do we fight this enemy?  Just like Jesus did!  Our weapon is truth - God's word and prayer. The key is to remember that the Bible promises that the Holy Spirit who is in you is greater than Satan is.

Here's God's promise to you: "But you belong to God, my dear children.  You have already won a victory over those people, because the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world" (1 John 4:4). 

I shared all this with a couple guys this morning. But what do you think about that Bible promise?

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