Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLaughlin
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

  1. We had the concept of Privacy and Private Property.  
  2. The importance of the concept of Right Man and Right Woman and thirdly the family, Divine Institutions #2 and #3, Marriage and Family, are protected by the principles in the Decalogue.  
  3. Divine institution of nationalism and the doctrine of the military and warfare.  

In spite of man’s efforts for peace throughout the ages, warfare will exist until the Millennium (1,000 literal years), MAT 24:4‑7.  

Nationalism = having a strong military PREVENTS WAR and PROTECTS divine establishments.  

All freedom comes ONE WAY = through military victory.  

  1. The spiritual factor of Bible doctrine in the soul, prayer, and the grace of God. NEH 4:8‑9.  
  2. The second factor that protects a nation is military preparedness, NEH 4:8‑9, 13‑15.  

Prin- Freedom, prosperity, and life are sacred under the laws of divine establishment and must be fought for in order to be protected.  

Failure of society; Lack of physical and mental training; No respect for authority; Lack of courage; No self-discipline; The trading of security for freedom.  

Failure to fight for freedom means slavery.  

What normally happens first is that society begins to diminish and then the nation begins to have a civil war or a war within the states involved.  

Social degeneration is always characterized by disdain of the military and police.  

One military leader (Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus) said; “Victory depends on training, not numbers.”

HEBb 11:34 They quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, from weakness were made strong, became mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight.  

Under the laws of divine establishment, all national freedom and security comes through military victory.  

The book of Jeremiah teaches that Jewish military failure in 586 B.C. was attributed to the spiritual and moral decline of the people.  

The Lord fought for Israel at the Red Sea, EXO 14:14 “The Lord will fight for you while you keep silent.”  

As God, the Lord cannot sin; HAB 1:13, therefore, we must conclude that if the Lord fought, then WAR is not sinful.  

The Hebrew phrase Adonai sabaoth MEANS “the Lord of the armies,” is the title for our Lord Jesus Christ as the Protector of Israel.  

This is His title as Commander and Chief of the angelic army, Jos 5:13‑6:2; ZEC 14:3‑4.  

The concept of Christ as a warrior will continue until the Armageddon campaign, ZEC 1‑4.  

Notice that it is the Lord Who will fight those great nations at that time.  

The Lord Jesus Christ also delivered Israel and killed 185,000 Assyrian soldiers in 701 B.C.; ISA 37:36.

At Armageddon in REV 19:11‑15, He will break his own record.  

Because just war is always righteous!  

Rev 19 is talking about the war of Armageddon! At this time there will be maximum slaughter by TLJC, Joe 2:20; EZE 39:11‑13 describes the stench.    

Our Lord is a Warrior and uses legitimate force rather than violence, which is evil.  

Let’s look at what the Bible says about the principle of universal military training.

In Num 1:2‑3, Jesus Christ commanded a census be taken so they would know who was able to go to war. The book of Numbers deals with the mobilization and war plans of Israel.  

Universal military training demands total national conscription (ENLISTMENT), Num 1:2‑3.  

Deu 24:5 when a man takes a new wife, he shall not go out with the army, nor be charged with any duty; he shall be free at home one year and shall give happiness to his wife.    

Each generation must be trained in war, Judges 3:1‑2.  

Jdg 3:1 Now these are the nations which the Lord left, to test Israel by them ({that is,} all who had not experienced any of the wars of Canaan;

Jdg 3:2 Only in order that the generations of the sons of Israel might be taught war, those who had not experienced it formerly).  

Luk 14:31, “What king or ruler of a nation, when he advances to meet another king in battle, will not first sit down and take counsel whether he is strong enough with 10,000 men to attack the one coming against him with 20,000 men?.”  

Therefore true motivation for military training comes from God Himself.  

2Sa 22:35, “He trains my hands for battle, so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.”  

Psa 144:1 “Blessed be the Lord my rock who trains my hands for war and my finger for battle.”      

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