WEDNESDAY October 31, 2018
Blessed be the Lord my Rock, who trains my hands for war,
and my fingers for battle—
King David was a man of war. God had trained his hands for war from the time he was a humble shepherd boy. He protected the sheep and killed lions and bears. He fought against Goliath, the Philistine giant (1 Samuel 17:34-37; 49).
God had anointed David to become the next King of Israel. David ran from King Saul who persecuted David relentlessly. Saul was troubled with an evil spirit and jealousy, but David would not raise a hand against him. Through David’s struggles, God was his Rock. The Lord had not only taught David to fight a physical battle, but a spiritual battle.
Today, at Calvary Chapel Golden Springs, we celebrate Camp Jubilee!
It is a day to lift up the name of the Lord of Hosts and to celebrate the saints of old. We remember the victories of David and the stories of Noah, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. What of Moses, Joseph, Joshua, Rahab, Gideon, Elijah, Barak, Deborah and Samson? These Bible stories are amazing, and they should be rehearsed to our children. Camp Jubilee celebrates how God used their lives in the many victories of the Lord of Hosts.
As our children learn the stories of the Bible, they will understand that God is their Rock. They need to be trained to fight a spiritual battle against a spiritual enemy. Like the saints of old, are you and your children ready to engage the enemy in a spiritual battle?
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.
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