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Trust The Invisible Ally

Battles are to be fought every day. A great warfare is going on over every soul, between the prince of darkness and the Prince of life…. As God’s agents you are to yield yourselves to Him, that He may plan and direct and fight the battle for you, with your cooperation.


Hello Everyone! How are you?

Today I went to a church family picnic and it was soo much fun! It’s special to be able to fellowship, eat and play games in nature with your brothers and sisters in Christ 🙂 Hopefully you’ll be inspired to take some time to spend with family and friends in nature and with uplifting, fun Christian recreation! 

Now time for the main point of this post!  This is a very encouraging devotional thought I recently read, reminding us that we have Jesus always ready to lead us and fight our battles for and with us if we would just yield to Him! If He could make the walls of Jericho fall, He surely can help us with our daily battles, including the greatest one — knocking down the greatest wall we will ever have to knock down – self!  God bless!

Be encouraged. Jesus is near! We need only to trust and obey! 🙂


“The Invisible Ally”

Conflict and Courage, page 117, emphasis mine

Joshua 5:13-15;  I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. Joshua 1:5.

Study carefully the experiences of Israel in their travels to Canaan…. We need to keep the heart and mind in training, by refreshing the memory with the lessons that the Lord taught His ancient people. Then to us, as He designed it should be to them, the teachings of His Word will ever be interesting and impressive. (This reminds me of 1 Corinthians 10:11…these experiences were recorded especially for us! God has special lessons He wants to teach us! Let us learn from those who have gone before us :-))

When Joshua went forth in the morning before the taking of Jericho, there appeared before him a warrior fully equipped for battle. And Joshua asked, “Art thou for us, or for our adversaries?” and he answered, “As Captain of the host of the Lord am I now come.” If the eyes of Joshua had been opened as were the eyes of the servant of Elisha at Dothan, and he could have endured the sight, he would have seen the angels of the Lord encamped about the children of Israel; for the trained army of heaven had come to fight for the people of God, and the Captain of the Lord’s host was there to command. When Jericho fell, no human hand touched the walls of the city, for the angels of the Lord overthrew the fortifications, and entered the fortress of the enemy. It was not Israel, but the Captain of the Lord’s host that took Jericho. But Israel had their part to act to show their faith in the Captain of their salvation. (Hmm…powerful! Yes. Jesus will fight for us, but we actually have a part to play – having the faith in Him to do what He has promised and then yielding to Him!)

Battles are to be fought every day. A great warfare is going on over every soul, between the prince of darkness and the Prince of life…. As God’s agents you are to yield yourselves to Him, that He may plan and direct and fight the battle for you, with your cooperation.

The Prince of life is at the head of His work. He is to be with you in your daily battle with self, that you may be true to principle; that passion, when warring for the mastery, may be subdued by the grace of Christ; that you come off more than conqueror through Him that hath loved us. Jesus has been over the ground. He knows the power of every temptation. He knows just how to meet every emergency, and how to guide you through every path of danger. Then why not trust Him?

Amen! Why not trust Him? Beautiful…simply beautiful! Every day, we need to prepare for battle with our greatest enemy – our carnal, selfish nature! Jesus promises to be with us, for we can do all things through Him (Philippians 4:13), and that includes overcoming the sins that so easily beset us (Hebrews 12:1)!  He has trod the road before us – He was tempted on all points like we are (Hebrews 4:15) and knows just how to make a way of escape for us that we may be delivered! He will plan, direct and fight! We need only love Him, trust and obey…*sings* “for there’s no other way, to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey!”)

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