While reading this morning while having my first cup of coffee I stumbled on a verse that made me consider in a different way the battle's God fights on our behalf. Yes, God fights!
Briefly, remember in the Book of Daniel and Angel was dispatched from the Throne on Daniel's behalf with an answer to Daniel's prayers and he was delayed for 21 days while in battle with the Prince of Persia; apparently a demonic Angelic Being. There are many things going on in the spiritual realm that I do not understand. But never forget, God is in control. With a word He created everything that has ever been created or will ever be created. With a word He can destroy everything if He so desires. Our job is to believe what He has said, no matter how things may look at a given time. Our situation is only a snapshot in eternity.
In Psalm 78 : 54 God says, " He (God) brought them (the Children of Israel) to His holy land, To this hill country which His right hand had gained..." Why would God have to fight or use His right hand to gain anything? The earth is the LORD'S and the fullness thereof, I thought. It is God's, all of it, but as the Apostle Paul exhorts us by reminding us that our battles are not against flesh and blood, but against principalities and powers of darkness and wickedness in high (spiritual?) places.
Just what did the first Adam surrender as a result of his disobedience and subsequent fall from Eden and God? We will not have a clear picture of this event until we ourselves enter eternity. But, it is an awesome thought that God's right hand had to gain anything!
There are volumes that we humans do not know. How can the blood of Christ cleanse us from all sin; not just some sin, but all? We must take this by faith; it is an unshakable tenet of our salvation. We must never lose heart no matter how many times we fall, stumble or doubt. Christ said that those the Father has given Him are His, and no one, no being, nothing in this universe will take anything out of His hand! Never forget that; no matter how rough it may get.
For the Children of Egypt, He turned the rivers into blood, they could not drink from their streams, He sent swarms of flies which devoured them and frogs which destroyed them. He gave their crops over to the grasshopper and the product of their labor to the locust. He also destroyed the Egyptians vines with hailstones and their sycamore trees with frost.
He gave over their cattle also to the hailstones, and their herds to bolts of lightning. He sent upon them His burning anger, fury and indignation and trouble; a band of destroying angels were the Egyptians visitors! He leveled a path in His anger and did not spare their soul from death, but gave them over to the plague and even smote all the first-born of Egypt.
But His people? He led them like a flock! He guided them in the Wilderness and led them safely, so that they did not fear; but the sea engulfed their enemies!
Yes, God does fight!
To all who believe in Him, He promises that He is with us always; even to the end of the world. God is not a man that He should lie, or the son of a man that He should deceive us. His promises, hopes, battles on our behalf, and compassion's are renewed with each and every sunrise.
Truly, Great is the LORD! And greatly to be praised!
Have a wonderful Sabbath thinking upon Him.