Rules of Engagement for the Battlefield of Life!

By Pastor Alton Trimble

Manna For Today: Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Rules of Engagement on the Battlefield of Life!

Friend, as you are confronted with any number of issues in your day to day life, I want to offer for your consideration some rules for engaging the enemy on the battlefield of life.

As you think through these ideals, do so knowing you have already won in Christ. Even though you may be troubled on every side, the Spirit of God in you is greater than anything confronting you.

I Corinthians 10:13 gives us resources in our arsenal of weapons that destroy the enemy’s strategy related to our lives.

I Corinthians 10:13No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.

1. Maintain proper perspective in your challenge.

“No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man.”

• While your challenge may seem larger than life, God, through His Word, has assured you it’s not; it simply “is common to man.”

2. Know that your victory is built on the foundation of God’s faithfulness.

“But God is faithful…”

• God does what He says He will do.

• Anyone who has ever tried Him has to say, He’s never failed them.

3. He knows precisely how much you can take.

“…who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able.”

• God knows your capacity and is your strength in weakness.

4. God has and is your way out.

“But with the temptation will also make the way of escape….”

• Trust God to the degree that you begin to confess your escape before you are actually out.

• Say it now, “I’m coming out in Jesus’ name.”

5. You are going to make it and God will get you through.

“…that you may be able to bear it.”

• Your victory is intact.

Meditate on these five principles and ask God to help you employ them in your life.

Peace and blessings!

6 thoughts on “Rules of Engagement for the Battlefield of Life!

  1. Don Sullivan

    Lord thank You for the weapons You have placed in my arsenal to destroy the strategies of the enemy. Keep me focused on Your word Lord, help me be an example to others and constantly lead others to you Lord. In Jesus ‘ mighty and matchless name, Amen!

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  2. Michael

    Amen!
    Thank God He has given us an arsenal of weapons, but we must choose to use them in our battles. Thank you PT for outlining these rules of engagement.

    I know that if I stay prayed up, study to show myself approved, and give my time, talent, and treasure I will have the victory in Jesus.

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  3. raineawarren

    Amen! Claiming in advance, my escape and Victory in our Precious LORD JESUS HOLLY NAME! Thank you PT for Blessing us with the Arsenal of Weapons Manna for today, so we know we’re armed and victorious at all times in JESUS CHRIST!!! Hallelujah!!!

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  4. Teri Allard

    In challenging times, we may forget that God provides us with an arsenal of weapons. We must never forget “the Spirit of God in you is greater than anything confronting you.” I must remember God is in me before I begin to fight my battles. Thank you God for providing all we need. Thank you Pastor Trimble for reminding us again.

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