Sent on February 10, 2016

Greetings to all,

In the midst of the battle there are always important choices to be made, but how can you make good decisions when the war is raging? The key is to make your decision in your heart before you even enter the battle.

What is that decision? It is the degree to which you will give yourself to the battle. The apostle Paul said that we fight against spiritual hosts of wickedness in heavenly places.

The wicked heavenly hosts are vying for your decision. They will attempt to get you to choose their way instead of holding on to the truth you know. The fray of the battle around you is an occasion for the enemy to strike and get you to shift from what you have committed to the Lord.

This is what Peter went through. While he was still in relative safety, he made the decision to die with Christ, but when he was in the heat of the battle he relinquished his confession.

Get what you believe settled in your heart: live it, breathe it, talk about it so that in the day of battle you will not have to attempt rational thought in the heat of the moment. You will hold true to your heart and victory will be yours.

“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death” (Revelation 12:11).

Love to all,


P.S. Here is a related 5-minute audio sermon about how can hold on to the power of God in the midst of battle:
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