Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Battlefield Training-M. E. G. A. Ministry

“Battlefield Training” By:Men Embracing Gods' Anointing This article is for men and women that are going through a struggle or battle in life, some kind of diverse situation, trial or temptation! James 1:2, “My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials.” In April 2007, I was notified that I would be sent to Iraq for combat duty for one year. The initial shock left me feeling overwhelmed, bewildered and abandoned by God. During my training for my tour in Iraq the instructors placed us in some very hard situations, training for war. We were put into all kinds of situations, decisions to make as leaders that would affect the whole unit that dealt with life and death situations. Longs days and nights of training groomed us into effective combat soldiers. I quickly learned to stay in and read my bible for strength and I always quoted psalms 91 for the Lord to protect me. During my tour in Iraq I began to see why we trained so hard, there was a enemy trying to kill you daily! Days were hot, the nights were cold sometimes and all I could wonder was when will this be over? The devil tried to make me think I would be killed and that I would not make it but, the devil is a liar. God promise that He made in Psalm 91 followed and protected me throughout my tour, through long nights and days, gunfire and bombs going off around me, through death, destruction and desolation God protected me from the enemies attacks(physical and spiritual). Brother and Sister I came to tell you today that you are in a war also, not in Iraq, but there is a war going on around you and inside you daily, the war of good and evil, the battle field is in your mind. Your enemy is satan the accuser of the brethren, some of his weapons are fear, insecurity, generational curses, doubt, lust of the flesh, love of money, lying and cheating, stealing, gossip, sexual immorality, etc. and his mission is to literally kill you daily through his attacks. John 10:10, “the thief does not come except to steal, and to kill and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” There is hope! For Jesus said, “I am the door if anyone enters by me he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.” John 10:9 You have training to conduct as a soldier in the army of the Lord, to protect you from the enemy which is the devil. Every good soldier knows his equipment but remember that the war you’re fighting is not a flesh & blood war but it is a spiritual war. 2 Corinthians 10:3, “For though we walk in the flesh we do not war according to the flesh.” Ephesians 6:12 says, “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against spiritual wickedness in the heavenly places.” Your equipment for this spiritual war is : *Belt of Truth * Breast Plate of Righteousness *Feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace *Shield of Faith *Helmet of Salvation * Sword of the Spirit (the word of God) *Praying always with all supplication in the Spirit I would encourage you to include worship as part of your training daily. My brother and sister, if I survived the war in Iraq, you will survive your spiritual battle if you wear your equipment that was issued to you and follow Gods mission plan He outlined in His word! Be blessed! Follow or leave comments on our blog at:

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