Times of War

Embed from Getty Images“ Your wives, your children and your livestock may stay in the land that Moses gave you east of the Jordan, but all your fighting men, ready for battle, must cross over ahead of your fellow Israelites. You are to help them” Joshua 1:14 NIV 

There are times when we are called to care for others. It means we have to delay our own gratification or rest.  We have to rise up and support others who are in the midst of a fight.  Maybe it is a fight similar to one we have already been through.  Maybe it is something unfamiliar.  Maybe it is a medical crisis. Maybe it is a crisis of faith.  They are all battles we face in this world.

I believe that intercessors are mighty warriors.  Prayer warriors that are critical to defeat any obstacle and win any battle.  Prayer is not some wishy washy thing.  It’s powerful.  It calls in the big guns for the fight. Jehovah Sabaoth, The Lord of Hosts and Lord of Armies, responds to our cry for help.  He hears every prayer we lift up to Him and He is faithful.

Father God, Jehovah El, Our Strong and Mighty God! Let us call on you readily when the fight begins.  Let us not go into battle without You!

Joshua 1:16, 22:1-2, 5; Psalm 33:4, 57:10

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