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Psalm 18:39


39 For thou hast girded ['azar] me with strength [chayil] unto the battle: [milchamah] thou hast subdued [kara`] under me those that rose up [quwm] against me. KJV-Interlinear


39 For Thou hast girded me with strength for battle; Thou hast subdued under me those who rose up against me. NASB


All of life is filled with parables. Every moment of your life, moment by moment, day by day, year by year, throughout your entire life, you live actual parables.

Parables are real time activities, that teach spiritual principles. The unfortunate part of that is, that most folks do not realize it, nor do they care.

These past few studies, we have looked at military principles, aimed at the total destruction of an evil enemy. In that victory there is no compromise, no negotiation, no agreements. The enemy is destroyed thoroughly, with no survivors.

And the big enemy in your life is sin. If you choose to compromise, to try to live both sides of good and evil, to try to have some of each part of those opposites, then you will always have evil raising its ugly head and taking you with it into destruction.

Diplomacy is the tool of evil. It uses reasonable arguments to get good to step back, thus allowing evil to regroup and get a better position for yet another assault.

In evil there is no honor, no truth no trust, no respect. In evil, there is only maneuvering and evading and deception in order to gain some advantage for destroying good.

This is why, in many wars from history, when an evil enemy is not thoroughly vanquished, the trouble it had caused, comes back again and again.

But in doctrine God has a solution for your personal spiritual life. He has provided you with a belt, 'azar,' a wrap, a bind, a compass or surrounding envelop that totally wraps you up around, over and under and through and through into the inner most parts of your soul.

God has surrounded you with strength, 'chayil,' a force with resources. A force is an army with all of the resources and logistics, and power it requires, even in excesses. Bible doctrine is that force with resources, and Gods resources are unlimited.

For battle, 'milchamah,' is a conflict, and in your spiritual life, that conflict is in everything that you face from this world, from your own thoughts, from people, from bureaucracies, from storms, from disasters, from everything imaginable and more.

And this Bible doctrine in your soul, is the power that God, not you, but God puts all enemies under his foot. To subdue, 'kara,' means to bend the knee, to sink, to make prostrate, to cast down, to smite, to destroy, to vanquish.

And it is not people or armies or nations that are defeated, but it is sin in your life, or better stated, sins control over your life is brought to a screeching halt.

And it is God who does the fighting, by means of doctrine which you just happen to learn. Doctrine is the power, the tool and weapon of choice for the spiritual conflict.

Evil exists everywhere. The battle for your soul is everywhere, even where you are not looking, and most folks do not look so they do not see their imprisonment as a prisoner of war, to sin in the carnal life.

A little rotten apple will spoil the whole barrel and so too a little tiny bit of sin that you allow to enter into your life, will eventually consume you. Such is the power and danger of sin, even the most insignificant and seemingly innocent sin. After all, no one is hurt, what harm can there be? And that is the argument that is always used to justify ones choices in sin.

So, evil is the enemy and in order to preserve your freedom and liberty and opportunity in life, you have to defeat that enemy so thoroughly that it cannot raise its ugly head to reenter into your life and destroy you.

Sin and good cannot live peaceably side by side. Only one can end up and rule.

Have you ever seen those bumper stickers made up of all of the various religion icons? That sticker says 'coexist.' That sticker is one of the most subtle forms of evil that exists. It is the compromise offered by evil that wants you to do nothing about your spiritual life, and thus it will destroy you.

Only one will win. And at the end of history, Christ will finally destroy evil completely so that we will have a good life for all of eternity. But for now, you have the military principle of freedom through military victory.
Destroy sin so that you can live, or it will destroy you. And the sad part of that is, you probably will not recognize your loss until it is too late.

Your victory is accomplished through your daily study of Bible doctrine.

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