[anzac] BRAVE For GOD!

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From: "REVIVAL List" <prophetic@...>
Date: Fri, 14 Aug 2015 21:34:31 +1200
by Jim Cymbala

"So David went on and became great, and the Lord of hosts was
with him" (1 Chronicles 11:9, NKJV).

The mighty warriors of 1 Chronicles 11 helped David conquer a
new capital for his kingdom, a story told in verses 4-9. The modern
nation of Israel has made a big celebration of the 3,000th birthday
of this city, Jerusalem, as the center of Jewish life.

It was not an easy prize. The Jebusites who lived in Jerusalem
flatly told David, "No way. This is a tough, fortified city, and you
won´t get inside." In fact, 2 Samuel 5:6 records their insult: "Even
the blind and the lame can ward you off."

So it is with every attempt to do something significant for God.
It is never simple. Whenever God stirs us to establish His
kingdom in a new place, the enemy is sure to taunt us. The
devil always tries to convince us that we´ve tackled too much
this time and we´ll soon be humiliated.

But David and his warriors pressed on. They would not be turned
back. In fact, David made an unusual offer: "Whoever leads the
attack on the Jebusites will become commander-in-chief"
(1 Chronicles 11:6). This meant being the first to head uphill
against well-armed soldiers perched atop thick walls, just waiting
to rain down arrows and rocks. David´s young nephew Joab,
however, seized the opportunity to perform this exploit. He broke
into the city first, and thus he became David´s leading general
for years to come.

That is not how we select leaders in the church today, is it? We
go by resumes, seniority, image, education, and a half-dozen
other human criteria. By contrast, David looked for bravery and
boldness in the real world of battle.

If we are courageous enough to go on the spiritual attack, to be
mighty men and women of prayer and faith, there is no limit to
what God can accomplish through us.



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