Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
Memeorial Day. Some gave all.
Sunday, May 25, 2003
Turn to Jos 5
Adonai sabaoth – “the Lord of hosts” = “the Lord of the armies,” the title for our Lord Jesus Christ as the protector of Israel.
War is used by God to kill off the leaches of society and therefore it is a cleansing agent.
ECC 3:8 “There is a time for war, and there is a time for peace.”
There is a book of wars that comes directly from the Lord, NUM 21:14.
JOH 15:13 “Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.”
JOH 1:11 He came to His own, and those who were His own did not receive Him.
JOH 3:16 “God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.”
Serving in the military is not a matter of dying for those that you love; it is a matter of dying or living and serving on the basis of a principle, that you are doing it for the freedom of all kinds of people.
Turn to GAL 5:13
You have to learn how to man your weapons as the spiritual soldier must do, EPH 6:10-18.
Combat is an abnormal situation.
Turn to 2TI 2:1
Whether it is a natural battle or a spiritual battle, it is an experience that those who have had it, will never forget.
In the same way in preparing for the Christian way of life, and its execution, it is inevitable that you will have to endure abnormal situations.
Whatever uncertainties, stresses, adversities, heartaches, disappointments, unfair treatment comes our way in time, we are going to live forever and ever in the presence of God, in an eternal state which is absolutely perfect.
Turn to 1Co 12
That plan calls, as of the moment of salvation, and the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, for every believer to be in full-time Christian service.
Turn to Joh 16
There is the loneliness of barracks life.
GAL 6:5 For each one shall bear his own load.
A person can only deal with loneliness and the anxiety that comes with it to the extent that his value system outweighs the strength of the threat.
Man’s loneliness and anxiety is the result of emptiness, aimlessness, purposeless life, etc.
Turn to LUK 9:57
His emotional attachments to human relationships prevented him from experiencing the inner freedom of discipleship and being a spiritual soldier.
A soldier cannot be characterized by emotional attachments, because that involves conformity to the world’s system.
PSA 119:63 I am a companion of all those who respect Thee, And of those who keep Thy doctrines.
You are going to face a lot of things, but if you persist, you will have an eternal memorial written about you in heaven,
Turn to 2CO 4:1