"The Battle is the Lord's"
October, 2022

C. R. Oliver

October 1, 2022

"The Battle is the Lord's"

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"The Battle is the Lord's"


King David wrote about the absolute necessity of God's hand in overcoming the evil brought to his national scene. Similarly, in our day, we cannot help concluding that, regardless of our involvement in this upcoming election, we need to remind ourselves, as he did, that "The battle is the Lord's."

Psalms 124:
"If it had not been the Lord who was on our side,"
Let Israel now say —
2 "If it had not been the Lord who was on our side,
When men rose up against us,
3 Then they would have swallowed us alive,
When their wrath was kindled against us;
4 Then the waters would have overwhelmed us,
The stream would have gone over our soul;
5 Then the swollen waters
Would have gone over our soul."

6 Blessed be the Lord,
Who has not given us as prey to their teeth.
7 Our soul has escaped as a bird from the snare of the fowlers;
The snare is broken, and we have escaped.
8 Our help is in the name of the Lord,
Who made heaven and earth.

Whether it be an advancing army or a widespread pestilence that looms on the horizon, "Our help is in the name of the Lord."

Regardless of the threat, there comes a time when human resource is just not sufficient for the occasion. Take the case with Elisha in II Kings 6 and 7.

2 Kings 6:8-18:

8 Now the king of Syria was making war against Israel; and he consulted with his servants, saying, "My camp will be in such and such a place." 9 And the man of God sent to the king of Israel, saying, "Beware that you do not pass this place, for the Syrians are coming down there." 10 Then the king of Israel sent someone to the place of which the man of God had told him. Thus, he warned him, and he was watchful there, not just once or twice.

11 Therefore the heart of the king of Syria was greatly troubled by this thing; and he called his servants and said to them, "Will you not show me which of us is for the king of Israel?"

12 And one of his servants said, "None, my lord, O king; but Elisha, the prophet who is in Israel, tells the king of Israel the words that you speak in your bedroom."

13 So he said, "Go and see where he is, that I may send and get him."

And it was told him, saying, "Surely he is in Dothan."

14 Therefore he sent horses and chariots and a great army there, and they came by night and surrounded the city. 15 And when the servant of the man of God arose early and went out, there was an army, surrounding the city with horses and chariots. And his servant said to him, "Alas, my master! What shall we do?"

16 So he answered, "Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them." 17 And Elisha prayed, and said, "Lord, I pray, open his eyes that he may see." Then the Lord opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw. And behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. 18 So when the Syrians came down to him, Elisha prayed to the Lord, and said, "Strike this people, I pray, with blindness." And He struck them with blindness according to the word of Elisha.

The clouds of darkness looming on today's horizon are ominous whether it be internal corruption or a push for one world government. It may be labeled the "great reset" or Soros' mischief. It may be social change through education or overwhelming in-migration. It may be communism in subtle form or threats from strong personal interest groups. Whatever the name, there is need for open eyes and strong faith that "greater is He within us than he that is in the world." Verse sixteen needs to ring from pulpits around the world. The battle is the Lord's!!!

Gideon trembled as he looked upon the task God called him to undertake, realizing his army was so greatly outnumbered. But his "faith-force" did as the Lord instructed and declared the arm of faith has it's God. The battle is the Lord's. That will also be our witness against the forces of evil as well. Every believer positioned by the Spirit, prepared to stand in their appointed place will overcome the enemy as they carry out their tasks. The battle is the Lord's!!!

Gideon: Judges 7:9-22:

9 It happened on the same night that the Lord said to him, "Arise, go down against the camp, for I have delivered it into your hand. 10 But if you are afraid to go down, go down to the camp with Purah your servant, 11 and you shall hear what they say; and afterward your hands shall be strengthened to go down against the camp." Then he went down with Purah his servant to the outpost of the armed men who were in the camp. 12 Now the Midianites and Amalekites, all the people of the East, were lying in the valley as numerous as locusts; and their camels were without number, as the sand by the seashore in multitude.

13 And when Gideon had come, there was a man telling a dream to his companion. He said, "I have had a dream: To my surprise, a loaf of barley bread tumbled into the camp of Midian; it came to a tent and struck it so that it fell and overturned, and the tent collapsed."

14 Then his companion answered and said, "This is nothing else but the sword of Gideon the son of Joash, a man of Israel! Into his hand God has delivered Midian and the whole camp."

15 And so it was, when Gideon heard the telling of the dream and its interpretation, that he worshiped. He returned to the camp of Israel, and said, "Arise, for the Lord has delivered the camp of Midian into your hand." 16 Then he divided the three hundred men into three companies, and he put a trumpet into every man's hand, with empty pitchers, and torches inside the pitchers. 17 And he said to them, "Look at me and do likewise; watch, and when I come to the edge of the camp you shall do as I do: 18 When I blow the trumpet, I and all who are with me, then you also blow the trumpets on every side of the whole camp, and say, 'The sword of the Lord and of Gideon!'"

19 So Gideon and the hundred men who were with him came to the outpost of the camp at the beginning of the middle watch, just as they had posted the watch; and they blew the trumpets and broke the pitchers that were in their hands. 20 Then the three companies blew the trumpets and broke the pitchers — they held the torches in their left hands and the trumpets in their right hands for blowing — and they cried, "The sword of the Lord and of Gideon!" 21 And every man stood in his place all around the camp; and the whole army ran and cried out and fled. 22 When the three hundred blew the trumpets, the Lord set every man's sword against his companion throughout the whole camp; and the army fled to Beth Acacia, toward Zererah, as far as the border of Abel Meholah, by Tabbath.

The battle is the Lord's!!!

Spiritual force needs to be seen functioning in our day as it was in Samuel's day. The forces of evil are spiritual in nature and must be confronted by spiritual means. Casting down spirits who have exalted themselves is no match for the people of faith exercising their giftings and carrying out their spiritual duties. If ever a nation needs to hear the prophet's prayer, it is now.

1 Samuel 7:7-14:
Now when the Philistines heard that the children of Israel had gathered together at Mizpah, the lords of the Philistines went up against Israel. And when the children of Israel heard of it, they were afraid of the Philistines. 8 So the children of Israel said to Samuel, "Do not cease to cry out to the Lord our God for us, that He may save us from the hand of the Philistines."

9 And Samuel took a suckling lamb and offered it as a whole burnt offering to the Lord. Then Samuel cried out to the Lord for Israel, and the Lord answered him. 10 Now as Samuel was offering up the burnt offering, the Philistines drew near to battle against Israel. But the Lord thundered with a loud thunder upon the Philistines that day, and so confused them that they were overcome before Israel. 11 And the men of Israel went out of Mizpah and pursued the Philistines, and drove them back as far as below Beth Car. 12 Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Shen, and called its name Ebenezer, saying, "Thus far the Lord has helped us."

13 So the Philistines were subdued, and they did not come anymore into the territory of Israel. And the hand of the Lord was against the Philistines all the days of Samuel. 14 Then the cities which the Philistines had taken from Israel were restored to Israel, from Ekron to Gath; and Israel recovered its territory from the hands of the Philistines.

If ever there is a time for the recovery of that which the enemy has stolen of things the Lord has given, it is now! Restoration of true law and order, the restoration of moral values, the restoration of the constitution and the rights of citizen rule are just a small view of what has been taken without due process.

In another passage in Samuel stands a great tribute to the power of the Lord.

1 Samuel 14:4-23:

4 Between the passes, by which Jonathan sought to go over to the Philistines' garrison, there was a sharp rock on one side and a sharp rock on the other side. And the name of one was Bozez, and the name of the other Seneh. 5 The front of one faced northward opposite Michmash, and the other southward opposite Gibeah.

6 Then Jonathan said to the young man who bore his armor, "Come, let us go over to the garrison of these uncircumcised; it may be that the Lord will work for us. For nothing restrains the Lord from saving by many or by few."

7 So his armorbearer said to him, "Do all that is in your heart. Go then; here I am with you, according to your heart."

8 Then Jonathan said, "Very well, let us cross over to these men, and we will show ourselves to them. 9 If they say thus to us, 'Wait until we come to you,' then we will stand still in our place and not go up to them. 10 But if they say thus, 'Come up to us,' then we will go up. For the Lord has delivered them into our hand, and this will be a sign to us."

11 So both of them showed themselves to the garrison of the Philistines. And the Philistines said, "Look, the Hebrews are coming out of the holes where they have hidden." 12 Then the men of the garrison called to Jonathan and his armorbearer, and said, "Come up to us, and we will show you something."

Jonathan said to his armorbearer, "Come up after me, for the Lord has delivered them into the hand of Israel." 13 And Jonathan climbed up on his hands and knees with his armorbearer after him; and they fell before Jonathan. And as he came after him, his armorbearer killed them. 14 That first slaughter which Jonathan and his armorbearer made was about twenty men within about half an acre of land.

15 And there was trembling in the camp, in the field, and among all the people. The garrison and the raiders also trembled; and the earth quaked, so that it was a very great trembling. 16 Now the watchmen of Saul in Gibeah of Benjamin looked, and there was the multitude, melting away; and they went here and there. 17 Then Saul said to the people who were with him, "Now call the roll and see who has gone from us." And when they had called the roll, surprisingly, Jonathan and his armorbearer were not there. 18 And Saul said to Ahijah, "Bring the ark of God here" (for at that time the ark of God was with the children of Israel). 19 Now it happened, while Saul talked to the priest, that the noise which was in the camp of the Philistines continued to increase; so Saul said to the priest, "Withdraw your hand." 20 Then Saul and all the people who were with him assembled, and they went to the battle; and indeed every man's sword was against his neighbor, and there was very great confusion. 21 Moreover the Hebrews who were with the Philistines before that time, who went up with them into the camp from the surrounding country, they also joined the Israelites who were with Saul and Jonathan. 22 Likewise all the men of Israel who had hidden in the mountains of Ephraim, when they heard that the Philistines fled, they also followed hard after them in the battle. 23 So the Lord saved Israel that day, and the battle shifted to Beth Aven.

One man or woman with faith-courage can altar the face of history. Jonathan and his armor bearer are the perfect examples. Perhaps yet there will arise in our midst such a person, who, against all odds, will fulfill his or her destiny. Jonathan dictated a spiritual law: "For nothing restrains the Lord from saving by many or by few."

What may seem like a small endeavor can, in the hand of God, become a game-changer. One rock hurled from David's sling was enough to save the day for Israel.

1 Samuel 17:45-47:

45 Then David said to the Philistine, "You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin. But I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. 46 This day the Lord will deliver you into my hand, and I will strike you and take your head from you. And this day I will give the carcasses of the camp of the Philistines to the birds of the air and the wild beasts of the earth, that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel. 47 Then all this assembly shall know that the Lord does not save with sword and spear; for the battle is the Lord's, and He will give you into our hands."

Blind Samson steadied between two pillars slew the enemy by a single push.

The humble cry for help by King Asa brought the decimation of Ethiopia.

2 Chronicles 14:9-15:

9 Then Zerah the Ethiopian came out against them with an army of a million men and three hundred chariots, and he came to Mareshah. 10 So Asa went out against him, and they set the troops in battle array in the Valley of Zephathah at Mareshah. 11 And Asa cried out to the Lord his God, and said, "Lord, it is nothing for You to help, whether with many or with those who have no power; help us, O Lord our God, for we rest on You, and in Your name, we go against this multitude. O Lord, You are our God; do not let man prevail against You!"

12 So the Lord struck the Ethiopians before Asa and Judah, and the Ethiopians fled. 13 And Asa and the people who were with him pursued them to Gerar. So the Ethiopians were overthrown, and they could not recover, for they were broken before the Lord and His army. And they carried away very much spoil. 14 Then they defeated all the cities around Gerar, for the fear of the Lord came upon them; and they plundered all the cities, for there was exceedingly much spoil in them. 15 They also attacked the livestock enclosures, and carried off sheep and camels in abundance, and returned to Jerusalem.

The battle is the Lord's!!!

Today, with saber-rattling China and their million-man army coupled with an angry Islamic Iran with weaponry and the disparate Russians, somebody in leadership needs to humble themselves and seek the Lord's help! Somebody needs to recognize that we are a vulnerable people that cannot stand and beat our breasts and declare, "We are the captain of our ship of state and master of our souls." We need God!

Alas, the same Asa who saw the mighty hand of the Lord against his enemy turned to mortal help and aligned with Syria. The result was disastrous.

2 Chronicles 16:7-10:

7 And at that time Hanani the seer came to Asa king of Judah, and said to him: "Because you have relied on the king of Syria, and have not relied on the Lord your God, therefore the army of the king of Syria has escaped from your hand. 8 Were the Ethiopians and the Lubim not a huge army with very many chariots and horsemen? Yet, because you relied on the Lord, He delivered them into your hand. 9 For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him. In this you have done foolishly; therefore, from now on you shall have wars." 10 Then Asa was angry with the seer, and put him in prison, for he was enraged at him because of this. And Asa oppressed some of the people at that time.

Throughout Israel's history, they have encountered seemingly insurmountable difficulties with pagan armies and the Lord has moved on their behalf in several different ways. Sometimes they are to "armor up" and set the battle in array. Sometimes, Israel is simply to "stand still" and observe their deliverance. At other times, they are instructed to carry out certain tasks which reveals their faith. One of the most interesting aspects came as the result of praise and worship.

2 Chronicles 20:14-30:

14 Then the Spirit of the Lord came upon Jahaziel the son of Zechariah, the son of Benaiah, the son of Jeiel, the son of Mattaniah, a Levite of the sons of Asaph, in the midst of the assembly. 15 And he said, "Listen, all you of Judah and you inhabitants of Jerusalem, and you, King Jehoshaphat! Thus says the Lord to you: 'Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God's. 16 Tomorrow go down against them. They will surely come up by the Ascent of Ziz, and you will find them at the end of the brook before the Wilderness of Jeruel. 17 You will not need to fight in this battle. Position yourselves, stand still and see the salvation of the Lord, who is with you, O Judah and Jerusalem!' Do not fear or be dismayed; tomorrow go out against them, for the Lord is with you."

18 And Jehoshaphat bowed his head with his face to the ground, and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem bowed before the Lord, worshiping the Lord. 19 Then the Levites of the children of the Kohathites and of the children of the Korahites stood up to praise the Lord God of Israel with voices loud and high.

20 So they rose early in the morning and went out into the Wilderness of Tekoa; and as they went out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, "Hear me, O Judah and you inhabitants of Jerusalem: Believe in the Lord your God, and you shall be established; believe His prophets, and you shall prosper." 21 And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed those who should sing to the Lord, and who should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army and were saying:

"Praise the Lord,
For His mercy endures forever."

22 Now when they began to sing and to praise, the Lord set ambushes against the people of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah; and they were defeated. 23 For the people of Ammon and Moab stood up against the inhabitants of Mount Seir to utterly kill and destroy them. And when they had made an end of the inhabitants of Seir, they helped to destroy one another.

24 So when Judah came to a place overlooking the wilderness, they looked toward the multitude; and there were their dead bodies, fallen on the earth. No one had escaped.

25 When Jehoshaphat and his people came to take away their spoil, they found among them an abundance of valuables on the dead bodies, and precious jewelry, which they stripped off for themselves, more than they could carry away; and they were three days gathering the spoil because there was so much. 26 And on the fourth day they assembled in the Valley of Berachah, for there they blessed the Lord; therefore, the name of that place was called The Valley of Berachah until this day. 27 Then they returned, every man of Judah and Jerusalem, with Jehoshaphat in front of them, to go back to Jerusalem with joy, for the Lord had made them rejoice over their enemies. 28 So they came to Jerusalem, with stringed instruments and harps and trumpets, to the house of the Lord. 29 And the fear of God was on all the kingdoms of those countries when they heard that the Lord had fought against the enemies of Israel. 30 Then the realm of Jehoshaphat was quiet, for his God gave him rest all around.

Not one Israeli soldier lost his life. The army did not engage the enemy on any front according to verse 24. They did, however, get to see how the Lord carried out their deliverance. They prospered greatly by taking spoil (vs.25). They continued to worship as they returned home and other nations began to fear God. The battle was the Lord's!!!

There is an element within Praise, which unleashes deliverance.

Chaotic times are facing God's people today, as the heathen rage against the things of the Lord. Their forces seem to relish the use of propaganda as they mouth ungodly designs. So, it is necessary to shut out their spewing and listen only to the voice of the Lord. Sennacherib, king of Assyria, used this tactic against Israel and Hezekiah countered his braggadocio.

2 Chronicles 32:5-22:

5 And he strengthened himself, built up all the wall that was broken, raised it up to the towers, and built another wall outside; also, he repaired the Millo in the City of David, and made weapons and shields in abundance. 6 Then he set military captains over the people, gathered them together to him in the open square of the city gate, and gave them encouragement, saying, 7 "Be strong and courageous; do not be afraid nor dismayed before the king of Assyria, nor before all the multitude that is with him; for there are more with us than with him. 8 With him is an arm of flesh; but with us is the Lord our God, to help us and to fight our battles." And the people were strengthened by the words of Hezekiah king of Judah.

Sennacherib would be cited as a "media-master" in today's world. Listen to his rhetoric.

9 After this Sennacherib king of Assyria sent his servants to Jerusalem (but he and all the forces with him laid siege against Lachish), to Hezekiah king of Judah, and to all Judah who were in Jerusalem, saying, 10 "Thus says Sennacherib king of Assyria: 'In what do you trust, that you remain under siege in Jerusalem? 11 Does not Hezekiah persuade you to give yourselves over to die by famine and by thirst, saying, "The Lord our God will deliver us from the hand of the king of Assyria"? 12 Has not the same Hezekiah taken away His high places and His altars, and commanded Judah and Jerusalem, saying, "You shall worship before one altar and burn incense on it"? 13 Do you not know what I and my fathers have done to all the peoples of other lands? Were the gods of the nations of those lands in any way able to deliver their lands out of my hand? 14 Who was there among all the gods of those nations that my fathers utterly destroyed that could deliver his people from my hand, that your God should be able to deliver you from my hand? 15 Now therefore, do not let Hezekiah deceive you or persuade you like this, and do not believe him; for no god of any nation or kingdom was able to deliver his people from my hand or the hand of my fathers. How much less will your God deliver you from my hand?'"

Notice the increased intensity of his appeal and the various tools he employed.

17 He also wrote letters to revile the Lord God of Israel, and to speak against Him, saying, "As the gods of the nations of other lands have not delivered their people from my hand, so the God of Hezekiah will not deliver His people from my hand." 18 Then they called out with a loud voice in Hebrew to the people of Jerusalem who were on the wall, to frighten them and trouble them, that they might take the city. 19 And they spoke against the God of Jerusalem, as against the gods of the people of the earth — the work of men's hands.

Observe Hezekiah and Isaiah as they began to pray. They did not rehearse the threats, they appealed to heaven without bringing before God the offence of the heathen, but they stood before the throne of God and proffered the solution.

20 Now because of this King Hezekiah and the prophet Isaiah, the son of Amoz, prayed and cried out to heaven. 21 Then the Lord sent an angel who cut down every mighty man of valor, leader, and captain in the camp of the king of Assyria. So, he returned shamefaced to his own land. And when he had gone into the temple of his god, some of his own offspring struck him down with the sword there.

22 Thus the Lord saved Hezekiah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem from the hand of Sennacherib the king of Assyria, and from the hand of all others, and guided them on every side.

Note the three phases of their deliverance. He slew the army and Sennacherib; He delivered them from all other nations; He continued to guide them on all future issues as well.

Oh! Church, our calling is not to cringe, but be the opposing voice against sinful declarations. Ours is the voice of praise and victory as we put on our armor for the battle. In each of these illustrative studies, one thing is apparent: this is not the first time such harangue has occurred. This is not the first time satan has threatened God's children using the voices of a paganized people.

My question is simple: Where are the Joshua's, the Hezekiah's, the Isaiah's, the Asa's, the Jehoshaphat's? Where are the likes of the early church where they cried out for boldness in the face of religious and governmental opposition and persecution? Where are those who dare believe that God's intervening power is still operative and the battle is the Lord?

The battle is the Lord's!!!

(See also Joshua 8:1-29; Joshua 10:7-14; Joshua 10:42-11:11)

Until Next Month,

Dr. Cosby R. Oliver, PhD.


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The latest report and pictures from the Philippines:

Exterior View of the roof.

Wow! The roof is almost done!

The walls, doors installation, iron grille installation, and the cementing of the floor remain to be completed. Hopefully, it will be completed within the next 4-5 weeks.

The monsoon rains have not yet come at this time, and will probably be delayed.

From Pastor Samuel and Anusuya Karunanithi; International Missionaries
Founder and President of Living Word International Outreach, USA:

Pastor Samuel and Anusuya Karunanithi are working with a project in Mexico building a rehibilatation center. This center called "The Victory Home" provides rehabilitation and education against drug prevention, alcohol and gangs. This service is free to the addict and includes bedrooms and clothing for a minimun of 90 days for both men and women.

OEA furnished the money to pay for the finishing of the building.

Here are some pictures:

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JESUS is the same, YESTERDAY, TODAY and FOREVER! (Heb. 13,8)

This Bible verse is the front decoration in many churches in the Philippines, which was always an encouragement for me. Jesus is the same, no mater what is happening in our life, no mater what is going on in the world. He is in control!

Since Corona Virus, our world changed! We had lock downs around the world, we were limited in our freedom, church services were closed. I was in the Philippines on my 3-week vacation and got stuck there for 4 months. There were blessings in this too. Since I was stuck in the Philippines and with the help of my children, the Leuchthaus never had to miss a church service, we just did it online!

Jesus is the same yesterday… the bible is full of examples. In my yesterday, the beginning of my road as missionary 53 years ago I got to know Jesus as a very close friend, provider, teacher and helper!

He moves in ways we can't imagine!

On my very first trip to the United States, my heart's desire was to have a necklace with a cross because I love Jesus so much. Ulrich, my late husband, told me that it was not so necessary. We couldn't get it because we were very tight financially. I went to Jesus and told Him my desire. Not long after that we were in a church service, where Ulrich was invited to preach. In the song service I was wondering what the lady in front of me is doing. She had both of her hands on the back of her neck moving them around. Then she turned around to me and said, "the Lord told me to give you this." She put a wonderful golden cross necklace in my hand. Sometime later, we were in a house when a lady walked over to me and told me, "the Lord told me to give you this." She put a bigger cross necklace in my hand. It was silver with a turquoise stone. I was overwhelmed! Then it happened one more time! One more Lady came to me and said, "the Lord told me to give you this." It was another beautiful cross necklace.

I was so encouraged about how God loves me so much, that He even takes care of the little things like a neckless. Throughout my whole life God has continued to show me His perfect love in different ways. I have always known God is with me and He will take care of me. I asked the Lord for one and I ended up with 3 cross necklaces! The Lord did that for me, He can take care of you too!

He can use us in ways we can't imagine!

Before, I was a very shy woman who hid behind a bold outgoing husband. I prayed for him and took care of all the family stuff. One day, in the Philippines, I had to go to my first open-air service without my husband. Markus, my oldest was with me. I was standing there overlooking the people who were there. Way in the back I saw a mom with a teenager in a wheelchair. As I looked at the mom, I saw so much faith coming from her. I told the Lord "I need more faith, for you to use me." At the prayer time this lady was in the front to get prayer for her daughter. Our team prayed for her. Before long, the girl got out of her wheelchair and started to walk. Everyone got so exited and opened their hearts to trust God to do anything!

A lady came to me to pray with her. She had a big goiter hanging on her neck. I said, "Lord help me!" I closed my eyes. I laid my hand on the goiter and prayed. My thumb began to shake up and down and when I opened my eyes the goiter was gone! There were 4 more ladies in line, all with bad looking goiters hanging on their necks. When I prayed with the last lady, she said: stop praying, I am already healed! God is so awesome all 5 ladies got healed!

A sweet old lady with hands crippled from Arthritis came for prayer, she wanted to get healed. I put my hands into both of her hands and prayed. Both of my hands moved back and forth and the lady's hands were like new!

God wants to use us! We must be willing to be used! I changed a lot after this experience. I got to know Jesus so much better. I felt the power of God working through me and that is a powerful and humbling experience. Even when I feel like the things that I face are too much, I can always remember the power of God. Nothing is impossible! This helps me to move forward in faith, in boldness, and in obedience to God.

Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever and He wants to use you! Are you willing to be used by Him?

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God bless you,

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From: Jim McCants

Jim's Jewels is a walk throughout Scripture with an eye toward the Promises of God. Jim McCants, at my request, took on the task of seeking out both obvious and hidden promises. Below is his Exodus quest.

God's remembered covenant with Abraham

Exodus 2:24-25

God and Moses—

Exodus 3:11-22 His call
Exodus 4:11-17 Mouth of authority Exodus 7:1-5

Moses and the people of God

Exodus 4:21-23 Promise to Pharaoh
Exodus 6:1-8 Covenant promise to free Israel and give them Canaan
     Exodus 6:10-13
Exodus 7-11:10 Plagues of Egypt
Exodus 12:1-51 Passover Protection
Exodus 13:1-2 God's claim of the First born
     Exodus 13:4-16
Exodus 13:19 Prophecy fulfilled (Joseph's bones)
Exodus 13:21-22 God's guiding presence
Exodus 14:13-22 God's protection
Exodus 14: 25-31 Miraculous deliverance (Pharaoh destroyed)
Exodus 15:26 Promise of Divine health
     Divine nutrition: Manna, Exodus 16:4-30; water Exodus17:5-16
Exodus 17:14 Promise to Amalek
Exodus 19:3-24 Promise to a Sanctified people
Exodus 20:1-18 The Ten Commandments of promise
Exodus 20:22-26 Holy altars and God's blessing (vs.24)
Exodus 23:14-19 Holy feasts
Exodus 23:20-33 Broad Promises of care (Angel and God's presence).
Exodus 24:8-11 Israel's leadership sees God.
Exodus 25:8 The promise that God would dwell with them
     Exodus 29:43-46
Exodus 30:22-38 Covenant sanctification of holy items
Exodus 33:1-3 God's promise of the holy land
Exodus 33:9-23 (v.14) God's promise to Moses
Exodus 34:5-8 God reveals His nature
Exodus 34:10-17 Covenant promise to do marvels (v. 10)
     Exodus 49:34-38 (cloud by day, fire by night)


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