Tuesday, October 24, 2023

HOW a GREAT king fights


1 Samuel 29:6

King James Version

6 Then Achish called David, and said unto him, 

Surely, as the Lord liveth, thou hast been upright, 

and thy going out and thy coming in with me 

in the host is good in my sight: 

for I have not found evil in thee 

since the day of thy coming unto me unto this day: 

nevertheless the lords favour thee not.

How would a great king fight?

What would it take for him to fight?

How would he defend his people?

Where would he get his counsel from?

How would he recover his people, who have been taken captive?

How would he treat his soldiers?

How would he divide the spoil?

What ensures his victory?

What does he attribute his victory to?

Compare David's experience with what Israel is going through right  now.

Notice the similarities.

Notice the differences.

1 Samuel 30:1-2

King James Version

30 And it came to pass, when David and his men 

were come to Ziklag on the third day, 

that the Amalekites had invaded the south, 

and Ziklag, and smitten Ziklag, 

and burned it with fire;

2 And had taken the women captives, 

that were therein: 

they slew not any, either great or small, 

but carried them away, 

and went on their way.

1 Samuel 30:3-5

King James Version

3 So David and his men came to the city, 

and, behold, it was burned with fire; 

and their wives, and their sons, and their daughters, 

were taken captives.

4 Then David and the people that were with him 

lifted up their voice and wept, 

until they had no more power to weep.

5 And David's two wives were taken captives, 

Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, 

and Abigail the wife of Nabal the Carmelite.

1 Samuel 30:6

King James Version

6 And David was greatly distressed; 

for the people spake of stoning him, 

because the soul of all the people was grieved, 

every man for his sons and for his daughters: 

but David encouraged himself in the Lord his God.

1 Samuel 30:7-8

King James Version

7 And David said to Abiathar the priest, 

Ahimelech's son, 

I pray thee, bring me hither the ephod

And Abiathar brought thither the ephod to David.

8 And David enquired at the Lord, saying, 

Shall I pursue after this troop? 

shall I overtake them? 

And he answered him, 


for thou shalt surely overtake them, 

and without fail recover all.

1 Samuel 30:9-10

King James Version

9 So David went, 

he and the six hundred men that were with him, 

and came to the brook Besor, 

where those that were left behind stayed.

10 But David pursued, 

he and four hundred men: 

for two hundred abode behind, which were so faint 

that they could not go over the brook Besor.

1 Samuel 30:11-12

King James Version

11 And they found an Egyptian in the field, 

and brought him to David, 

and gave him bread, and he did eat; 

and they made him drink water;

12 And they gave him a piece of a cake of figs, 

and two clusters of raisins: 

and when he had eaten, his spirit came again to him: 

for he had eaten no bread, nor drunk any water, 

three days and three nights.

1 Samuel 30:13-14

King James Version

13 And David said unto him, 

To whom belongest thou? 

and whence art thou? 

And he said, I am a young man of Egypt, 

servant to an Amalekite; 

and my master left me, 

because three days agone I fell sick.

14 We made an invasion upon the south of the Cherethites, 

and upon the coast which belongeth to Judah, 

and upon the south of Caleb; 

and we burned Ziklag with fire.

1 Samuel 30:15

King James Version

15 And David said to him, 

Canst thou bring me down to this company? 

And he said, 

Swear unto me by God, 

that thou wilt neither kill me, 

nor deliver me into the hands of my master, 

and I will bring thee down to this company.

1 Samuel 30:16-17

King James Version

16 And when he had brought him down, 

behold, they were spread abroad upon all the earth, 

eating and drinking, and dancing, 

because of all the great spoil that they had taken 

out of the land of the Philistines, 

and out of the land of Judah.

17 And David smote them from the twilight 

even unto the evening of the next day: 

and there escaped not a man of them, 

save four hundred young men, 

which rode upon camels, and fled.

1 Samuel 30:18-19

King James Version

18 And David recovered 

all that the Amalekites had carried away: 

and David rescued his two wives.

19 And there was nothing lacking to them, 

neither small nor great, neither sons nor daughters, 

neither spoil, nor any thing 

that they had taken to them: 

David recovered all.

1 Samuel 30:20

King James Version

20 And David took all the flocks and the herds, 

which they drave before those other cattle, 

and said, 

This is David's spoil.

1 Samuel 30:21

King James Version

21 And David came to the two hundred men, 

which were so faint that they could not follow David, 

whom they had made also to abide at the brook Besor: 

and they went forth to meet David, 

and to meet the people that were with him: 

and when David came near to the people, 

he saluted them.

1 Samuel 30:22-25

King James Version

22 Then answered all the wicked men and men of Belial, 

of those that went with David, and said, 

Because they went not with us, 

we will not give them ought of the spoil 

that we have recovered, 

save to every man his wife and his children, 

that they may lead them away, and depart.

23 Then said David, 

Ye shall not do so, my brethren, 

with that which the Lord hath given us, 

who hath preserved us, 

and delivered the company 

that came against us into our hand.

24 For who will hearken unto you in this matter? 

but as his part is that goeth down to the battle, 

so shall his part be that tarrieth by the stuff: 

they shall part alike.

25 And it was so from that day forward, 

that he made it a statute 

and an ordinance for Israel unto this day.

1 Samuel 30:26-31

King James Version

26 And when David came to Ziklag, 

he sent of the spoil unto the elders of Judah, 

even to his friends, saying, 

Behold a present for you of the spoil 

of the enemies of the Lord;

27 To them which were in Bethel, 

and to them which were in south Ramoth, 

and to them which were in Jattir,

28 And to them which were in Aroer, 

and to them which were in Siphmoth, 

and to them which were in Eshtemoa,

29 And to them which were in Rachal, 

and to them which were in the cities of the Jerahmeelites, 

and to them which were in the cities of the Kenites,

30 And to them which were in Hormah, 

and to them which were in Chorashan, 

and to them which were in Athach,

31 And to them which were in Hebron, 

and to all the places where David himself 

and his men were wont to haunt.

Now you saw how a man of GOD, a great king, governs.

You saw how David sought GOD first -- BEFORE battle.

You saw how he fought his enemies, and recovered his people.

You saw how he honored his tired soldiers who could fight no more.

You saw how he divided the spoil.

You saw the kinds of battle GOD prepares His people for.

Most importantly, you saw how GOD cares for His people.

Especially an anointed king of His.

And a chosen nation of His.

GOD ensures the faithful's victory.

But VICTORY, and GLORY, always belong to GOD.

David knew that, thus, his approach.

Are you a man of GOD?

Then, you know how we fight.

And win wars -- of any sort.

ALWAYS from the SPIRIT of GOD.



For these are evil times.

Expect constant ambush from the enemy of CHRIST.

Who feeds upon unbelievers.

That's where the real battle is.

2 Corinthians 4:4

King James Version

4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded 

the minds of them which believe not, 

lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, 

who is the image of God, 

should shine unto them.

Ephesians 6:12

King James Version

12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, 

but against principalities, 

against powers, 

against the rulers of the darkness of this world, 

against spiritual wickedness in high places.

I thank John MacArthur for his sermon, which gave me this  Samuel chapter to weave from -- so very apt for these times.

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Monday, May 1, 2023

every time man boasts


Hebrews 1:14

King James Version

14 Are they not all ministering spirits, 

sent forth to minister for them 

who shall be heirs of salvation?

Every time man boasts, I can only think of GOD's POWER.

The times Satan boasted, I could only think of JESUS.

To point things out, we shall quote Scripture here.

And you shall see what JESUS is capable of.

In the previous post, JESUS reminded His disciples:

Matthew 26:53-54

King James Version

53 Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, 

and he shall presently give me 

more than twelve legions of angels?

54 But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, 

that thus it must be?

That's truth.

JESUS could have prayed to the Father on the spot.

And GOD would have sent "more than twelve legions of angels".

How many soldiers comprise a "legion"?

In a 9 August 2021 post, SPIRIT and I wrote:

"A legion is between 4,000 to 6,000 soldiers.

Multiplied by 12 legions?

That's 48,000 to 72,000 angels 

who could have easily assisted the LORD JESUS.

And if ONE could easily slay 185,000 enemies of God, 

can you imagine what 72,000 angels could do?"

Yes, it only takes ONE angel to slay 185,000 in one night .

2 Kings 19:35

King James Version

35 And it came to pass that night, 

that the angel of the Lord went out, 

and smote in the camp of the Assyrians 

an hundred fourscore and five thousand: 

and when they arose early in the morning, 


they were all dead corpses.

Not only that.

It also only takes ONE angel to bind CHRIST's main enemy.

Apostle John saw it for himself:

Revelation 20:1-3

King James Version

20 And I saw an angel come down from heaven, 

having the key of the bottomless pit 

and a great chain in his hand.

2 And he laid hold on the dragon, 

that old serpent, 

which is the Devil, 

and Satan, 

and bound him a thousand years,

3 And cast him into the bottomless pit, 

and shut him up, 

and set a seal upon him, 

that he should deceive the nations no more, 

till the thousand years should be fulfilled: 

and after that he must be loosed a little season.

Now you see why I laugh at man's foolishness.

Thinking he's all powerful.



We don't know what we speak of.

Only JESUS has power. 

Know more through the next post.

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John 14:27

King James Version

27 Peace I leave with you, 

my peace I give unto you: 

not as the world giveth, give I unto you. 

Let not your heart be troubled, 

neither let it be afraid.

What did JESUS think of war?

What did He think of violence?

How much did He love us?

Let Scripture tell us the ways of the LORD.

One particular instance stands out:

Matthew 26:46-56

King James Version

46 Rise, let us be going: 

behold, he is at hand that doth betray me.

47 And while he yet spake, 

lo, Judas, one of the twelve, came, 

and with him a great multitude with swords and staves, 

from the chief priests and elders of the people.

48 Now he that betrayed him gave them a sign, 


Whomsoever I shall kiss, 

that same is he: 

hold him fast.

49 And forthwith he came to Jesus, 

and said, 

Hail, master; 

and kissed him.

50 And Jesus said unto him, 


wherefore art thou come? 

Then came they, 

and laid hands on Jesus and took him.

51 And, behold, 

one of them which were with Jesus 

stretched out his hand, 

and drew his sword, 

and struck a servant of the high priest's, 

and smote off his ear.

52 Then said Jesus unto him, 

Put up again thy sword into his place: 

for all they that take the sword 

shall perish with the sword.

53 Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, 

and he shall presently give me 

more than twelve legions of angels?

54 But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, 

that thus it must be?

55 In that same hour said Jesus to the multitudes, 

Are ye come out as against a thief 

with swords and staves for to take me? 

I sat daily with you teaching in the temple, 

and ye laid no hold on me.

56 But all this was done, 

that the scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled. 

Then all the disciples forsook him, 

and fled.

We really have no idea GOD's power.

Worse, we have no idea His long-suffering love for us.

And the restraint He shows, in not wiping out humanity.

Every time man boasts, I can only think of GOD's POWER.

Oftentimes coursed through His angels.

And that's for the next post.

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Sunday, April 30, 2023

being free of the spirit of war

 2 Corinthians 3:17

King James Version

17 Now the Lord is that Spirit: 

and where the Spirit of the Lord is, 

there is liberty.

How to be free from the spirit that induces the lust for wars?

In CHRIST is liberty.

In SPIRIT is liberty.

In Scripture is liberty.

These verses tell us more:

Mark 1:15

King James Version

15 And saying, 

The time is fulfilled, 

and the kingdom of God is at hand: 

repent ye, 

and believe the gospel.

John 3:5-7

King James Version

5 Jesus answered, 

Verily, verily, I say unto thee, 

Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, 

he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; 

and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, 

Ye must be born again.

John 14:1

King James Version

14 Let not your heart be troubled: 

ye believe in God, believe also in me.

Galatians 5:16-21

King James Version

16 This I say then, 

Walk in the Spirit, 

and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.

17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, 

and the Spirit against the flesh: 

and these are contrary the one to the other: 

so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.

18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, 

ye are not under the law.

19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, 

which are these; 

Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,

20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, 

emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,

21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, 

revellings, and such like: 

of the which I tell you before, 

as I have also told you in time past, 

that they which do such things 

shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

Galatians 5:22-23

King James Version

22 But the fruit of the Spirit 

is love, joy, peace, 

longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

23 Meekness, temperance: 

against such there is no law.

Galatians 5:24-26

King James Version

24 And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh 

with the affections and lusts.

25 If we live in the Spirit, 

let us also walk in the Spirit.

26 Let us not be desirous of vain glory, 

provoking one another, 

envying one another.

Ephesians 2:1-7

King James Version

2 And you hath he quickened, 

who were dead in trespasses and sins;

2 Wherein in time past 

ye walked according to the course of this world, 

according to the prince of the power of the air, 

the spirit that now worketh 

in the children of disobedience:

3 Among whom also we all had our conversation 

in times past in the lusts of our flesh, 

fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; 

and were by nature the children of wrath, 

even as others.

4 But God, 

who is rich in mercy, 

for his great love wherewith he loved us,

5 Even when we were dead in sins, 

hath quickened us together with Christ, 

(by grace ye are saved;)

6 And hath raised us up together, 

and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:

7 That in the ages to come 

he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace 

in his kindness toward us 

through Christ Jesus.

Ephesians 2:8-10

King James Version

8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; 

and that not of yourselves: 

it is the gift of God:

9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.

10 For we are his workmanship, 

created in Christ Jesus unto good works, 

which God hath before ordained 

that we should walk in them.

James 4:7

King James Version

7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. 

Resist the devil, 

and he will flee from you.

James 4:8

King James Version

8 Draw nigh to God, 

and he will draw nigh to you. 

Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; 

and purify your hearts, ye double minded.

James 4:9

King James Version

9 Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: 

let your laughter be turned to mourning, 

and your joy to heaviness.

James 4:10

King James Version

10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, 

and he shall lift you up.

James 4:11-12

King James Version

11 Speak not evil one of another, brethren. 

He that speaketh evil of his brother, 

and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, 

and judgeth the law: 

but if thou judge the law, 

thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge.

12 There is one lawgiver, 

who is able to save and to destroy: 

who art thou that judgest another?

Lastly, the most difficult lesson of all:

Romans 12:19

King James Version

19 Dearly beloved, 

avenge not yourselves, 

but rather give place unto wrath: 

for it is written, 

Vengeance is mine; 

I will repay, 

saith the Lord.

In GOD is peace.

In GOD is strength.

In GOD is justice.

Find out how JESUS responds to violence.

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spirit behind wars


Jeremiah 17:9

King James Version

9 The heart is deceitful above all things, 

and desperately wicked: 

who can know it?

Do you know that there's a spirit behind wars?

That there's a very ancient and powerful spirit responsible for chaos?

James, the brother of JESUS, reveals the cause of wars:

James 4:1-3

King James Version

4 From whence come wars 

and fightings among you? 

come they not hence, 

even of your lusts that war in your members?

2 Ye lust, and have not: 

ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: 

ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.

3 Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, 

that ye may consume it upon your lusts.

If lust is the cause of wars, do you know its MAIN source?

JESUS declares:

John 8:44-45

King James Version

44 Ye are of your father the devil, 

and the lusts of your father ye will do. 

He was a murderer from the beginning, 

and abode not in the truth, 

because there is no truth in him. 

When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: 

for he is a liar, and the father of it.

45 And because I tell you the truth, 

ye believe me not.

It is, indeed, spiritual warfare.

A warfare happening in the unseen.

A warfare translated in real time, through people.

A warfare carefully crafted by the enemy.

In great detail, and with great urgency.

For this particular reason:

Revelation 12:12

King James Version

12 Therefore rejoice, 

ye heavens, 

and ye that dwell in them. 

Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! 

for the devil is come down unto you, 

having great wrath, 

because he knoweth that he hath 

but a short time.

Know more about this spirit behind wars.

Out to get every soul.

With most souls unaware.

2 Corinthians 4:4

King James Version

4 In whom the god of this world 

hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, 

lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, 

who is the image of God, 

should shine unto them.

Ephesians 6:12

King James Version

12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, 

but against principalities, 

against powers, 

against the rulers of the darkness of this world, 

against spiritual wickedness in high places.

1 Peter 5:8-9

King James Version

8 Be sober, 

be vigilant; 

because your adversary the devil, 

as a roaring lion, 

walketh about, 

seeking whom he may devour:

9 Whom resist stedfast in the faith, 

knowing that the same afflictions 

are accomplished in your brethren 

that are in the world.

Is it any wonder the world is in such deep chaos?

Scripture speaks of the followers of JESUS:

1 John 5:19

King James Version

19 And we know that we are of God, 

and the whole world lieth in wickedness.

How to be free of this wicked spirit?

Turn to the next post.

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HOW a GREAT king fights

  1 Samuel 29:6 King James Version 6 Then Achish called David , and said unto him,  Surely, as the Lord liveth, thou hast been upright,  an...