Originally blogged September 5, 2019. Has it seemed like a battle to you this year?
My Musings – Going to battle requires preparation. Being properly prepared involves at least three key elements: knowing your enemy, surveying the battlefield, and choosing your weapons.
Knowing Your Enemy – “So that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes” Ephesians 6:11, NIV 1984). In the movie “Patton,” on the eve of battle, actor George C. Scott who portrays General Patton is seen reading Field Marshal Rommel’s book “The Tank in Battle” (actually “Infantry Attacks”), a book on battle tactics. In a following scene, Patton has Rommel on the retreat and as he gleefully exclaims “Rommel…you magnificent %@$&*!, I read your book!” I don’t know how historically accurate this is, but it nicely illustrates how knowing your enemy can help you defeat him. This is especially important in Spiritual warfare “in order that Satan might not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his…
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