God’s Army Bible Boot Camp – Day 4
Friday, July 13, 2018
Satan is real, and very cunning. However, he has limited recruits his side. As born-again believers in Jesus Christ, we have God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit in addition to God's angelic army on our side.
Prayer based upon faith is the major key to victory... no matter what we face, our circumstances have not taken God by surprise. Jesus tells us to be of good courage because He has overcome the world (John 16:33). Here we are on day 4 of Bible Boot Camp declaring, "I AM STRONG!" “I AM A VICTORIOUS OVERCOMER!” In Christ, we have what it takes to overcome.
“For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war [serve as a soldier] according to the flesh. For the weapons [armor] of our warfare [fight] are not carnal [material, worldly], but mighty [powerful] in God for pulling down strongholds [prison (s)], casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience [Webster’s, willing to obey] of Christ, and being ready to punish all disobedience [unwillingness to hear] when your obedience is fulfilled [complete]” (2 Corinthians 10:3-6).
Boldly proclaim today: “I AM STRONG.” yes sir! “I AM STRONG” (Joel 3:10).
Boot Camp is all about training and obedience to orders. As soldiers of Christ, we must reach a point where we decide to be obedient to His commands no matter what is happening in our lives. It does not matter what we think, or how we feel. The only thing that matters is what our Commander-in Chief has commanded. Our drill sergeant, the Holy Spirit, goes by the Book. He will not deviate from commands just because we are tired or think that we do not need the training required. We must learn to accurately identify our enemy (Ephesians 6:12).
Please share any thoughts you have. We are here to help one another become an effective spiritual army of God in order to occupy His territory until Jesus returns.
The Bible is our training manual... The Holy Spirit will be our drill sergeant. He only wants the best training possible for each one of us.
All word definitions, unless otherwise noted, are taken from the Strongest Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible, James Strong, LL.D., S.T.D. Fully revised and corrected by John R. Kohlenberger III and James A. Swanson, 2001, Zondervan.