Let The Lord Fight For You

Dr. Charles S. Mims By Dr. Charles S. Mims, 22nd Jun 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/w94y.y3a/
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There will be times when we face circumstances that put our faith to the test but in the end can produce in us an unshakeable trust in God and bring glory to a God who can do anything but fail.

Let God Fight Your Battles

The Lord Will Fight For You

But Moses said to the people, "Don't be afraid. Stand firm and see the LORD's salvation He will provide for you today; for the Egyptians you see today, you will never see again. The LORD will fight for you; you must be quiet." (Exodus 14:13-14, HCSB)

It is the Japanese who have created the best swords in the world. To create these fine weapons, ancient Japanese sword makers had to create a sword that was hard enough to retain a sharp edge, but at the same time soft enough not to be brittle.

Sword makers who made swords by making the steel hard found they could preserve a sharp edge. Such swords, however, were often so brittle that they would often break when they clashed in battle. Soft steel, however, was found to be not as brittle, but would easily dull and be unable to slice through armor. Japanese sword makers, therefore had to forge a sword with steel hard enough to retain a sharp edge, but at the same time pliable enough not to break in battle.

What Japanese sword makers learned to do was to create a sword made of hard and soft steel. Multiple sheets of hard and soft steel are heated, folded and pummeled together over and over again. Japanese swords go through a lengthy forging process until they have up to 33,000 paper-thin laminations of hard and soft metal.

Each of these layers is one hundred thousandth of an inch thick. This is all done to a very precise recipe of temperature treatment. The end result is a finely crafted weapon with extreme pliability and a blade that will retain a finely honed edge.

Just as Japanese sword makers repeatedly hammer together layers of metal to produce a sword that will be strong enough to withstand breaking, so God allows trials to hammer metal into the lives of His children.

Contrary to some popular preaching these days, just claiming the name of Jesus is not enough to keep us from finding trouble in our lives. Peter tells us, “Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you as though some strange thing is happening to you…” (1 Peter 4:12). The fact is: we all have times when we face tremendous pressure from everyday living.

We resign ourselves to living a mediocre life and are happy just to get by. But, Jesus did not die on Calvary just so we could get by, using all of our strength just to cope. Jesus died so that we would have life, abundant life.

There will be times when we face circumstances that put our faith to the test but in the end can produce in us an unshakeable trust in God and bring glory to a God who can do anything but fail.

The events of our lives do not happen by happenstance; God is in control of everything. He had a purpose in bringing the Children of Israel to the Red Sea and he has a purpose for the Red Sea you are facing this morning. When we face difficulties in life, God wants to accomplish two things: 1) He wants to make known His glory to others and 2) He wants to teach us to trust Him completely.

The LORD will fight for you; you must be quiet.

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Charles Mims has been the pastor at South Peninsula Baptist Church in the heart of Daytona Beach for fifteen years.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
23rd Jun 2011 (#)

The truth is "God is in control of everything"
God is omniscient, omnipotent and omnipresent.

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author avatar Crystal ramsumair
23rd Jun 2011 (#)

Thank you for this article. I have seen his works many a time in my own life.And when the situation is dire, when I did not even have time to ask his mercy he was already there. Ever protecting and ever loving.

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author avatar Dr. Charles S. Mims
23rd Jun 2011 (#)

Thank you! God is indeed in control, and he does so many positive things in our lives.

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author avatar vpaulose
25th Jun 2011 (#)

Interesting info about fighting with God's help. Thank you Dr. Charles.

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
1st Jun 2013 (#)

In Ephesian's 6 verses 10 - 18 we are exhorted to put on God's whole armour to fight the unseen enemy of our souls . The Lord's sword ( His Word ) is truly the sharpest , and it doesn't break either . This is a very good write Dr Charles .
God bless you .
Stella

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