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Scripture at Sunrise 7.19.2018

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“But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect…” -1 Peter 3:15

Every day you wake up to a war that, by grace, you do not battle on your own. It is the every-moment war for the rulership of you heart. -Paul Tripp via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 12.15.2015

“And they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning-hooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.” -Isaiah 2:4

Oh, that these happy times were come! At present the nations are heavily armed and are inventing weapons more and more terrible, as if the chief end of man could only be answered by destroying myriads of his fellows. Yet peace will prevail one day; yes, and so prevail that the instruments of destruction shall be beaten into other shapes and used for better purposes.

How will this come about? By trade? By civilization? By arbitration? We do not believe it. Past experience forbids our trusting to means so feeble. Peace will be established only by the reign of the Prince of Peace. He must teach the people by His Spirit, renew their hearts by His grace, and reign over them by His supreme power, and then will they cease to wound and kill. Man is a monster when once his blood is up, and only the Lord Jesus can turn this lion into a lamb. By changing man’s heart, his bloodthirsty passions are removed. Let every reader of this book of promises offer special prayer today to the Lord and Giver of Peace that He would speedily put an end to war and establish concord over the whole world.

[from Faith’s Checkbook by Charles H. Spurgeon]

Scripture at Sunrise 7.17.2012

“The people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.” -Daniel 11:32

“The Lord is a man of war, Jehovah is his name.” Those who enlist under His banner shall have a Commander who will train them for the conflict and give them both vigor and valor. The times of which Daniel wrote were of the very worst kind, and then it was promised that the people of God would come out in their best colors: they would be strong and stout to confront the powerful adversary.

Oh, that we may know our God: His power, His faithfulness, His immutable love, and so may be ready to risk everything in His behalf. He is One whose character excites our enthusiasm and makes us willing to live and to die for Him. Oh, that we may know our God by familiar fellowship with Him; for then we shall become like Him and shall be prepared to stand up for truth and righteousness. He who comes forth fresh from beholding the face of God will never fear the face of man. If we dwell with Him, we shall catch the heroic spirit, and to us a world of enemies will be but as the drop of a bucket. A countless array of men, or even of devils, will seem as little to us as the nations are to God, and He counts them only as grasshoppers. Oh, to be valiant for truth in this day of falsehood.

[from Faith’s Checkbook by Charles H. Spurgeon]

Scripture at Sunrise 10.17.2011

“Hear, O Israel, today you are drawing near for battle against your enemies: let not your heart faint. Do not fear or panic or be in dread of them, for the¬†Lord your God is He who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies, to give you the victory.” -Deuteronomy 20:3-4

Sunday Evening | Deuteronomy 20 | Pastor Steve Wainright
The ¬†Israelites were going to see the inhabitants of the land with chariots and horses (vs. 1). We don’t trust in those things, but in the Lord. (Psalm 20:7) Often times, we walk by sight, which shows our unbelief in God. We must fight by faith. He’s greater than all our problems. (Hebrews 13:5- If you have Him, you don’t need anything else.)

We are in a spiritual warfare (2 Corinthians 10:4). Be equipped to fight Satan with the armor of God (Ephesians 6:10).

Do not be afraid!

The children of Israel were told not to charge into battle because the priest needed to remind them of some things first (vs. 2), such as “Don’t let your heart faint” (vs. 3). We are fighting from victory unto victory because the One who is in us is greater than the one who is in the world!

Peace is offered through Christ’s sacrifice to those who are at enmity with God. (Ephesians 2:13-18)

Please please please listen to this one! This little summary doesn’t cover even a fourth of the goodness in this message!