I've just arrived. He asked, "What orders does my Master have for his servant? Who should we receive our orders from. Matthew says:. Understand the importance of specific commands at the right moment.
The Lord's Army. II Timothy I grew up with a military influence in my life. As a child I played 'Army' with the other neighborhood children. When the weather. “The LORD utters his voice before his army, for his camp is exceedingly great; he who executes his word is powerful. For the day of the LORD is great and very.
During those precious moments you recognized and honored the words being spoken to you. The place you are standing is holy. It happened to Joshua before a great victory.
And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground. It happened to Moses before God used him to set his people from the bondage of slavery. Are you ready for this? It will happen to you.
God wants you to be a commander in His end-time army of believers. What is the criterion for being appointed as a Commander? The Amplified Bible translation of Isaiah says:. The key to your appointment as a commander. Isaiah in the New Living Translation says:. I made him a leader among the nations.
You also will command nations you do not know, and peoples unknown to you will come running to obey, because I, the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, have made you glorious. Commanders bring offerings for the work of the Lord. Numbers in the Amplified Bible says:.
How much gold are we talking about? Numbers says:. When you put the work of the Lord first. God wanted His children to be reminded of His faithfulness to perform what He had promised. You might not understand why God is doing what He does.
Your journey to successful living and financial freedom might not start the way you think or thought it should start. You might end up taking a different path to your goal than what you imagined. The reason is simple. And there were with him about men. Never try to figure things out on your own. Make the most of whatever hand your dealt.
After , the movement was declared illegal by the communist regime. During this period, the "Lord's Army," led by Traian Dorz in the difficult years of Stalin, who had spent 17 years in jail for this reason, was part of the "silent church," an informal ensemble of Christian believers from various denominations, which refused to obey the Communist authorities, being for this reason considered as "printing and spreading forbidden literature," "plotting against social ordering" and "enemies of the people.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Christianity portal. Government Printing Office. Duke University Press. Something seems to have changed in the way food is prepared; I suspect a lot more sugar is being used. As for the other problems of no high school diploma, prescription drugs for ADHD, felonies, and tattoos, this speaks to the decline of family life and the overwhelming influence of social media and those little blue screens that engross so many of us. Of course I am a priest, not a sociologist, nutritionist, or doctor; but nothing in this report bodes well for us.
On a spiritual level, it also speaks to our difficulty in accepting and being ready for sacrifice. Indeed, there is more than a physical war to be fought; there is also a spiritual one.
Scripture speaks of this:. Thus, even as we mourn the loss of battle-readiness in our nation, we also need to lament the lack of readiness for spiritual combat. Too few of us can bother ourselves to fast, even for an hour before Holy Communion. We find it difficult to get to Mass on Holy Days, to spend time each day in prayer, or to give up something on Fridays. Even the smallest sufferings can cause us to become discouraged and depressed. Simply criticizing ourselves may not be the answer. Pick just one or two things to work on, for example spending more time in prayer or offering a sacrifice e.
Once these have been accomplished, try to add others.
Small, consistent steps may get us further than self-reproach and pursuing unrealistically ambitious resolutions. Too many of us are out of shape for battle! Lent is a time to do some spiritual pushups and to take up the fuller armor of God.
I am of the opinion that the spiritual and physical fitness go somewhat hand-in-hand. Many people complain that prayer makes them tired. I think this is symptomatic of a physical tiredness increasingly due to over-use of their phones in the evening hours rather than of the prayer itself being tiring. Abstaining from meat on Fridays is another practice which has both a physical and spiritual significance. Without the self-discipline to address one, the other will suffer, too. Welfare, government food cards and other free handouts. All one has to do is grocery shop and see what is in carts.
Taxpayers are paying for everything so one can chose evil vs.
Rather, we were avoiding the all too often societal solution of abortion. In the years after I finished my degree and became quite financially successful I spent years giving back to the hungry and paying more taxes than many make in a year. You just never know the story of others or what is in their hearts. I spent the morning talking with my husband about your article. There was a draft in place at that time, and there was a good cross section of recruits. The two of us are saddened, but not shocked about that Pentagon report. This problem of getting good workers is everywhere, the trades, restaurants, police and firefighters, even many professions.
Scripture speaks of this:. The Church leadership has become a flower power of armchair warriors leading nothing other than passive attempts to stay relevant by pushing placeboes like inclusiveness. Or do you think that I cannot appeal to My Father, and He will at once put at My disposal more than twelve legions of angels? None were Christian. If the church is an army, then this is my question to you sir, who are the heirs of salvation?