The Lord Is A Warrior


Jesus_namesChristian, you do not have to fight your battles on your own.  Even when circumstances seem impossible and fear overwhelms you, do not lose heart (2 Corinthians 4:16-18).  God is always in your corner (Romans 8:31-32).  God will never leave you nor forsake you (Deuteronomy 31:6).   He has provided ALL of the armor needed for battle (Ephesians 6:10-17). And history has proven that The Lord is a Warrior … your Warrior!

Exodus 15:1-3 (NIV) – Then Moses and the Israelites sang this song to the LORD: “I will sing to the LORD, for He is highly exalted. Both horse and driver He has hurled into the sea.  2 “The LORD is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise Him, my father’s God, and I will exalt Him.  3 The LORD is a Warrior; the LORD is His name.

Seemingly without hope, trapped on the Egyptian side of the Red Sea, and facing certain death from Pharoah’s fast approaching army, the Israelites “… were terrified and cried out to the Lord …”  saying “Didn’t we say to you in Egypt, ‘Leave us alone; let us serve the Egyptians’? It would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the desert!”  But 13 Moses answered the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again. 14 The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still. (Exodus 14:10-13)!” 

Amazingly, the Lord responded to the faith of Moses telling him to “Raise your staff and stretch out your hand over the sea to divide the water so that the Israelites can go through the sea on dry ground (Exodus 14:16).”  And it happened just as the Lord promised!!

Israelites Cross Through Parted Waters of Red Sea

Israelites Cross Through Parted Waters of Red Sea

God parted the waters of the Red Sea and they passed through “… with a wall of water on their right and on their left …” saving “… Israel from the hands of the Egyptians, and Israel saw the Egyptians lying dead on the shore … and put their trust …” in God ” … and in Moses His servant (Exodus 14:29-31).”

Safely on the other side of Red Sea the Israelites sang a song to the Lord.  That song is recorded in Exodus 15:1-18.  The song they sang highly exalted the Lord saying: “The LORD is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise Him, my father’s God, and I will exalt Him.  3 The LORD is a Warrior; the LORD is His name. (Exodus 15:2-3).

My heart is full of praise knowing that The LORD is a Warrior … my Warrior!!

_______________

Holy Father, it is such a comfort to know without question that You are my Warrior!  No matter the circumstances and how difficult they may seem, I will trust in you to fight ALL of my battles.  I praise you for the indwelling of the Holy Spirit allowing ALL of Jesus to be in ALL of me!  Amen and amen!

About jimdavenport

Jim Davenport resides in the USA in Northeast Georgia, is a member of a Southern Baptist Church and is a retired Christian business man. Jim and his wife Charlotte have one son and daughter in law, Keven and Amy, four grandchildren - Ashlyn (Davenport) & Josh Murphy, and Mason & Rebecca Davenport. We have three great-grandchildren, Rhory Camile Murphy, Rhett Levi Murphy and Sawyer Joshua Murphy. Jim and Charlotte own a mountain get-away home located on Lookout Mountain in Alabama where they spend many spring, summer and fall days working in their raised bed organic garden. Jim has served as a Deacon and Trustee in his local church most of his adult life and on the Executive Committee and Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees of Shorter University, an intentionally Christian institution located in Rome, Georgia. Jim has a passion for the word of God and has always believed that Christian principles should guide every aspect of his life. He also loves Christian music and often served as a tenor soloist in his church. One of the highlights of his life was the nearly 20 years he spent singing with The Good News, a Southern Gospel quartet. Jim served as an Information Technology professional his entire working career of 50 years holding senior positions in and consulting with hundreds of world-class organizations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Central and South America, Australia and New Zealand. Jim remains as President and CEO of InfoSys Solutions Associates, Inc. and is a retired partner of IT Governance Partners, LLC, both of which are “Trusted Advisor” technology and business consulting firms. Jim has authored a number of books available at www.jimdavenport.me/jims-books. His blog has ben read by readers from more than 170 countries. Jim holds both a BS and an MS in Mathematics from Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia and completed Management Development Training at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.
Gallery | This entry was posted in Bible Studies, Christian Devotions and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s