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Mar
02

Carrying Out God's Vengeance - Let's Go To WAR!

Rod Shimabukuro

Scripture
"So Moses said to the people, "Arm some of your men to go to war against the Midianites and to carry out the LORD's vengeance on them." (Numbers 31:3)
Observation
Woaaahhhhhh!!! Instructions came from God for Moses to instruct the Israelites to take vengeance on the Midianites!

Because of some "little" conflicts I've encountered the past couple of weeks, I'd like to take vengeance and go to war with some people. In fact, I have - even with my own family. How immature is that!!

But the truth be known…the vengeance I want to take is the result of being "small kine" hurt, feelings of my own insecurity - but my reaction is sinful.
Application
This morning, the Lord's instructions to me is to take vengeance on the real enemy - my own carnal, sinful flesh and the devil - not against people I love, my family, my brothers and sisters in Christ and even the guy driving crazy on the freeway.

In order for me to carry out God's vengeance against the "real enemies" in my life, I must:
Be quick to "shut my mouth!!!!" This is a biggie - HELP JESUS!!!

Be quick to keep my heart and thoughts pure. Cast out impure thoughts - IMMEDIATELY!! Don't' let them linger and fester!!

Be quick to forgive. I know this but that stinkin' pride of mine - YUK!!
Prayer
Yes Lord...help me to go to war against my real enemies - the devil and my sinful nature. You have made me an overcomer by Your blood, forgiveness, grace and power. Help me to recognize this more often - and carry out Your vengeance in a righteous way! I LOVE YOU!!!

Devotions for March 02

Numbers 30,31
Mark 9

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