The Ongoing Battle

Evening Verse of —Morning and Evening

“Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels.” Revelation 12:7

War always will rage between the two great sovereignties until one or other be crushed. Peace between good and evil is an impossibility; the very pretence of it would, in fact, be the triumph of the powers of darkness. Michael will always fight; his holy soul is vexed with sin, and will not endure it. Jesus will always be the dragon’s foe, and that not in a quiet sense, but actively, vigorously, with full determination to exterminate evil. All His servants, whether angels in heaven or messengers on earth, will and must fight; they are born to be warriors—at the cross they enter into covenant never to make truce with evil; they are a warlike company, firm in defence and fierce in attack. The duty of every soldier in the army of the Lord is daily, with all his heart, and soul, and strength, to fight against the dragon.

The dragon and his angels will not decline the affray; they are incessant in their onslaughts, sparing no weapon, fair or foul. We are foolish to expect to serve God without opposition: the more zealous we are, the more sure are we to be assailed by the myrmidons of hell. The church may become slothful, but not so her great antagonist; his restless spirit never suffers the war to pause; he hates the woman’s seed, and would fain devour the church if he could. The servants of Satan partake much of the old dragon’s energy, and are usually an active race. War rages all around, and to dream of peace is dangerous and futile.

Glory be to God, we know the end of the war. The great dragon shall be cast out and for ever destroyed, while Jesus and they who are with Him shall receive the crown. Let us sharpen our swords to-night, and pray the Holy Spirit to nerve our arms for the conflict. Never battle so important, never crown so glorious. Every man to his post, ye warriors of the cross, and may the Lord tread Satan under your feet shortly!
—Morning and Evening

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November 30
“And seekest thou great things for thyself? Seek them not: for, behold, I will bring evil upon all flesh, saith the Lord: but thy life will I give unto thee for a prey in all places whither thou goest.” (Jer. 45:5.)

A PROMISE given for hard places, and a promise of safety and life in the midst of tremendous pressure, a life “for a prey.” It may well adjust itself to our own times, which are growing harder as we near the end of the age, and the Tribulation times.

What is the meaning of “a life for a prey”? It means a life snatched out of the jaws of the destroyer, as David snatched the lamb from the lion. It means not removal from the noise of the battle and the presence of our foes; but it means a table in the midst of our enemies, a shelter from the storm, a fortress amid the foe, a life preserved in the face of continual pressure: Paul’s healing when pressed out of measure so that he despaired of life; Paul’s Divine help when the thorn remained, but the power of Christ rested upon him and the grace of Christ was sufficient. Lord, give me my life for a prey, and in the hardest places help me today to be victorious.—Days of Heaven upon Earth.

We often pray to be delivered from calamities; we even trust that we shall be; but we do not pray to be made what we should be, in the very presence of the calamities; to live amid them, as long as they last, in the consciousness that we are held and sheltered by the Lord, and can therefore remain in the midst of them, so long as they continue, without any hurt. For forty days and nights, the Saviour was kept in the presence of Satan in the wilderness, and that, under circumstances of special trial, His human nature being weakened by want of food and rest. The furnace was heated seven times more than it was wont to be heated, but the three Hebrew children were kept a season amid its flames as calm and composed in the presence of the tyrant’s last appliances of torture, as they were in the presence of himself before their time of deliverance came. And the livelong night did Daniel sit among the lions, and when he was taken up out of the den, “no manner of hurt was found upon him, because he believed in his God.” They dwelt in the presence of the enemy, because they dwelt in the presence of God.
—Streams in the Desert

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U.S. LAW AND THE BIBLE VERSUS SHARIA LAW

us law and the bible versus sharia law
The philosophy of law envisioned by our Founding Fathers assumed the existence of self-governance. The idea of self-governance is a term that identifies two things: independence from a Monarch, as well as a religious people capable of policing themselves.

In America we have fewer laws related to sins against one’s self, such as greed, gluttony, cussing, adultery, drinking, laziness and the likes. Philosophically, we have attempted to confine our lawmaking specifically to punishing those who harm others. As damaging as sinning against one’s self is, we have wisely avoided creating a police state to eradicate sins against self.

This is in contrast to the philosophy of Sharia Law, where there is a heavy-handed attempt by the State to
eradicate all sin. But who enjoys living in a police state?

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How Great is Our God – Chris Tomlin

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Rev Francis Chan – Liberty University Convocation

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On November 14, 2011 at Convocation, North America’s largest weekly gathering of Christian students, Francis Chan, pastor and bestselling author of “Crazy Love” and “Forgotten God,” talked about his own experience as a Christian college student in his first visit to Liberty University.

Chan’s message was about living biblically, while staying culturally relevant, to effectively make disciples for Christ.

Chan reminded students “to work hard to stay in the world” — engaging the world without compromising.

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The Story of JESUS for Children

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Magdalena

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The Great Physician

GreatPhysician

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God can use ANYBODY.

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