Saturday, July 4, 2009
BOOK OF WARS
Numbers 21:14 mentions that " it is said in the Book of the Wars of the LORD..." A book exists that remember the great battles God fought on behalf of His people.
I've read of the Book of Life, the Book of Remembrance, the Book bound by seven seals in Heaven, but nothing of this Book of the Wars. I believe you and I are in this book. Recorded for all of eternity are the battles, wins and losses in our life here on earth. The shortcomings of the Apostle Paul, even in the middle of establishing the first worldwide ministry would be recorded in this book. Paul spoke openly of his battles while here on earth; at times, the things he desired to do, he did not do; the things he did not want to do he did. Oh, the daily battles of this human body. The flesh must die daily.
King David would be recorded regarding his successful battles against the giants, the bear, the lion, King Saul, the Philistines and such. His failures and successes are written for all of eternity. The struggles of the Children of Israel in their wilderness experiences; the grumbling, the water from the rock, the manna from heaven and their desire to return to Egypt are recorded. Also, the great victories brought to Israel by the wars of the LORD, specific battles recorded in the Old Testament, will be there for all to read.
Our daily battles and successes would also be recorded. The deliverance of God in circumstances we thought impossible, the missed opportunities when we were to busy, full of doubt and fear, or lacking in spiritual discernment would be recorded. Our belief and disbelief on occasion will be there for us to remember.
First and foremost in this Book of Wars would be God's all sustaining hand in all of the affairs of His children. The trials that were necessary for growth, the temptations resisted to build up our armour for the great day of battle that is upon us, the methods we do not often understand that God sends our way to teach our hands to war. This will increase as the days grow darker. In great darkness, light is more evident!
When all is said and done, a bow of iron and arrows of steel will be in our arsenal. We must continue to fight the good fight of faith. It is our faith, after all, that overcomes the world. This could very well be the most effective weapon in our arsenal!We are being fitted to successfully wear the full armor of God. It is His armor. Each piece is special made for each and every one of His children in the battle's we face as individuals, and as a Body of Believers.
Fear not; for He is with us. If He is for us, who can be against us?