Faith for the Battle (13 of 13) by Stan Coffey

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Faith For The Battle (13 of 13)
Dr. Stan Coffey
Deuteronomy 20:1-8


Many of you know that all through the Bible, the scripture tells us that we are in a battle, as believers. When you were saved, you were not called to rest on your laurels, but you were called to be in an army. The Bible tells us about the battles that Joshua fought, the battles that the kings fought all through the Old Testament. The scripture tells us in the New Testament that we are called to be in God's army. Paul said, "Fight the good fight of faith. Endure hardness as a good soldier of Jesus Christ." We are told to out on the whole armour of God that after all that we've done we might be able to stand. We are told to resist the devil and he will flee from us. We are told that we have an enemy and that enemy is Satan. The moment we become believers, we enter into a battle. It is a battle over sin and with Satan. It is a battle for souls and calls for strategy. It is a spiritual warfare, not against flesh and blood but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. It is a battle for our homes and for our families. It is a battle for our culture, a battle for our very lives.

So today, we are going talk about how to have faith for this battle. We take an illustration from Deuteronomy 20 and the words of Moses to the fighting men of Israel.

"When thou goest out to battle against thine enemies, and seest horses, and chariots, and a people more than thou, be not afraid of them: for the Lord thy God is with thee, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt. And it shall be, when ye are come nigh unto the battle, that the priest shall approach and speak unto the people. And shall say unto them, Hear, O Israel, ye approach this day unto battle against your enemies: let not your hearts faint, fear not, and do not tremble, neither be ye terrified ...

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