This Memorial Day let us remember and honor all those who have sacrificed and even given their lives so that we could have the freedoms we have today. Let us also remember and honor the great Christians and fighters in the spirit who have won so many spiritual battles, and many who have sacrificed their lives to bring us the truth we have today in God’s Word. Most of all, let us give thanks and honor to Jesus Christ the greatest freedom fighter of all, who concord death, sin,hell and the devil, to give us eternal life and freedom! Freedom is not free. The price of freedom is eternal vigilance , we need to be on guard both physically and spiritually. The battle for freedom continues on today .Ever feel like you are under heavy spiritual attack? When things aren’t going right, and you are flanked and surrounded on all sides. The Bible says, ” When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him.” (Isaiah 59: 19b). We can stand on God’s promises in his Word. (Romans 8:28). If we could see into the future, then we could understand God’s plan and see how he works things out for good, even our mistakes. Jesus always turns things around for good, even though it might seem at times like our ship is sinking. Are you going to be like John Paul Jones? When his ship was taking on water, and getting blown to bits and his arm was seriously wounded. He was asked by the attacking Captain of the British forces”Are you ready to surrender?” He yelled out of the smoke and bombardments, “Hell No! I have not yet begun to fight”, and he went on to win the battle! If you really want to knock the devil for a loop, just start praising the Lord. When the overwhelming enemy’s were surrounding, and there was fear on every side; God’s Prophet Jahaziel, told King Jehoshaphat and the Children of Israel to go out and meet them not with swords and shields, but that they would not need to fight in this battle, but to stand still and see the salvation of the Lord. And they appointed singers to go out and praise the Lord while the enemy’s were attacking, then it goes on to say that the Lord smote their enemy’s. WOW!!! What a way to fight a battle! Read this amazing story for yourself in (Second Chronicles Chapter 20).When Moses raised his arms and hands in praise to the Lord, the Children of Israel would start winning the battle, but when he got tired and lowered his arms they would start loosing the battle. So he had two of his men hold up his arms until the battle was won. It takes faith to raise your arms and hands and praise the Lord in the midst of a battle. Try it and see what God can do. Remember you are in the Lord’s Army. “ Wherefore take unto you the whole Armour of God, that you may be able to stand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: “ ( Ephesians 6: 13-17).“ Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:” ( I Peter 5:8).  The Lord wants to make a fighter out of you. Not a bed of roses ,but of  war is what he promised you ! “The Lord is a man of war: the Lord is his name.” ( Exodus 15:3).

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