Prepare for an Overwhelming Victory!

A year after Israel’s departure from Egypt, the Lord spoke to Moses in the Tabernacle in the wilderness of Sinai. On the first day of the second month of that year he said, “From the whole community of Israel, record the names of all the warriors by their clans and families. List all the men… (Numbers 1:1, 2 NLT)

People of Israel were brought out from Egypt with greatest signs and wonders. In wilderness they were protected and provided miraculously. Yet, God told Moses to mobilize an army to defend themselves.

God didn’t led Israelites like cattle by not requiring them to do anything but simply to trust Him. But made them to become responsible, trained them equally as any nations army existed at that time and equipped them with all supplies needed for their families so they can be devoted to these duties.

Only on top of all these necessary duties He entrusted on them, He showed up in their battles, in their weakness, in their impossibilities and made them to conquer!

A God’s child is never exempt from training himself/herself in all that is needed to defend including his/her faith. When we do all that we are required to do diligently by His grace and wisdom – He will add His favor and strength to make us win!

Let’s prepare diligently as we are called not just to conquer but to become more than a conquer thru’ Christ Jesus!

No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.

No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:37, 39

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The outcome of oppression

But Michal, David’s wife, warned him, “If you don’t escape tonight, you will be dead by morning.” So she helped him climb out through a window, and he fled and escaped. 1 Samuel 19:11-12

Both Saul and David were anointed in the same way by the same Prophet Samuel as kings of Israel.

But their making of king happened in entirely different process.

For Saul, he had nothing to fight in order to be appointed as the king (the Lord fought all of Israel’s battles). Because it was an easy process, he gave in to the deception and end up prideful, foolish and rebellion.

Where as David had to fight every single inch of his way. David had to fight the contempt of his own father and brothers towards him, he had to fight Saul’s jealousy, Saul’s envy, Saul’s fear of losing kingdom to him, Saul’s fear that his daughter loved him, Saul’s hatred that the Lord was with him, Saul’s displeasure that his son Jonathan was affectionate to him, Saul’s constant chase to kill him…

God used all these time to make the best king ever in history for His people – the King David, a man of God’s own heart.

Lord tested his loyalty, integrity, sincerity, devotion, strength, faithfulness, obedience – all that the first king Saul lacked!

Never get discouraged when your oppressor seem to have power over you – allow God to mold you to the person He and His people needs.

It’s easy for the Lord to bring down Saul instantaneously, but he wants to allow time for David to grow up the person He wants him to be.

Let’s thrive in this time of persecution!