In the battle of Thermopylae where the 300 Spartans along with a few thousands Greeks withstood the 70,000 -100,000 Persians is the stuff of legends and has inspired many armies to face the odds and win. Gideon had 300 and faced the Midianites and Amalekites who were as numerous as locusts – God gave him a strategy to advance and win in spite of what he had. Let’s look at some of the reasons for Abraham’s success in war and why he and Sarah were called a father and mother of faith and of nations.
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1 Timothy 6:6 – Now godliness with contentment is great gain. We need to learn contentment […]
John 17 – Oh Holy Father maintain a watchful care over them in your name, which you have given me, in order that they may be one as we are one. When I was with them I constantly maintained a watchful care over them in your name, those whom you have given me. And I guided them and no one of them were lost except the son of perdition, in order that the scriptures might be fulfilled.
Many people read & study the Bible, many people memorize and quote the Bible, some even meditate in the Word, but not everyone gets understanding. The understanding heart produces 100 fold results. If you understand something you are established in it.
Israel was not merely a chose people but they were chosen to serve God among all the other nations: ‘un people choisi pour me servir’ (Exode 19:1-25). In the New Covenant the Church is a chosen race, a peculiar and holy nations to show forth the praises of God in the world (I Peter 2:9).
“But what things were gain to me, these I have counted loss for Christ. Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ.”
As an apostolic people, we need to understand the inner make-up of a true apostle, knowing that Christ Jesus is our main example as the Apostle and High Priest of our confession of faith (Heb 3:1). Paul’s defense of his Apostleship provides the spiritual technology for unveiling the inner workings of an apostolic mind-set and behavioral patterns for an apostolic reformation church.