North Augusta, South Carolina
It does not matter where you are in your life; it only matters where God is going to take you. We need to know that our God will never lead us where He cannot deliver us from. And, if God brings us to it, He has the power to take us through it. Having shared this, God is sending forth a sermon series for the month of January entitled, "God will fight your battles."
We need to keep in mind that Jesus is the light of this world. His bright light shining upon us is our solace in the midst of this sinful perishing world. Now! Because we are in this world, and not of this world, God has promised us that we will have peace despite our situations, if we allow Him to fight our battles for us.
It was and is for this cause Isaiah 54:17 declares that no weapon formed against us shall prosper. Every tongue that rises against us shall be condemned. This is confirmation that God will fight our battles. God will fight our battles because Jesus paid the price for our victory over every circumstance. So, give attention when it is said that Satan and all hell's angels can never prevail over us in a battle.
Our God is greater than Satan; Our God, the Father of our Lord and Savior Jesus, has all power in his hands. He can destroy and He will defend those who love him and are called in according to His purpose.
Now this, of course, is only when we fully understand that we are more than conquerors through the blood shed of Jesus Christ.
To fully understand that God will fight our battles, we must believe in our heart and confess with our mouth that Jesus is the Son of God. Upon believing and confessing that Jesus is God's Son, we are given the unction of the Holy Spirit to know that God's strength and power is all we need to fight off the fiery dots of Satan.
It will further help to know that Satan wedges war against us daily. He starts from the time our feet hit the floor in the morning until our back hits the bed sheets at night. He even attempts to mess up our dreams while we are asleep. No! Satan never ceases to wedge war against us. The wars Satan wedge against us are broken up into small battles. It is Satan's desire to have us concentrate on fighting each of these small battles, so that our focus is lost relative to staying in the war which allows us to enter into the heavenly realms of God.
Now, throughout the month of January, God is giving us renewed strength by telling us that He will fight our battles if we would stay focused, remain unmovable and always abound in His Word. It was for this cause God declared in the writings of Isaiah 55:11 "My words shall not go and return void." If we remain focused and God's words abide in us, as we abide in Him, God will fight our battles.
Let us give attention as to why God wants to fight these battles for us. First and foremost, God wants to fight each of these battles for us because He knows that sooner or later we are bound to become weak and worn while on the battlefield. Once we become weak and worn on the battlefield for the Lord, Satan, the adversary, will overcome us. When Satan overcomes us with his vicious attacks, God knows that we will give up loose the war that guarantees us a seat in heavenly realms with Him.
Now, watch this! One of the major battles of Satan we are fighting as we entered the year of 2015 is the battle of police brutality against African American boys and men.
As I laid on my bed in prayer after reading an article that highlighted that a black male is murdered by the police every 28 hours, which equates to some 313 black men every 365 days, I thought about my grand-daughter. I thought about my nieces and I thought about the single women in this church and surrounding churches not having sufficient black males from which to select companions for a mate. I then cried out to God saying, "Lord what is this world coming too?" His reply was, "This is nothing more than a battle to take your focus off the treasures laid up for you upon your completing the war enroute to heavenly places." He then reminded me that the race to heaven is not given to the swift or the strong, but to the one who holds out unto the end. God then said, "I am the Lord thy God, I will fight your battles. I will turn your midnight into day; I will make your enemies a footstool for your feet."
As I close this documentary, I ask that we be reminded that God gave us hope on New Year Eve's night when He shared the 3Us. God said the 3Us for us in year 2015 are uncommon favor, uncommon good health and uncommon debt free living. If God has given us uncommon favor, uncommon good health and uncommon debt free living, He has already fought our battles to give us the strength to win the war to heaven. So, join me and let's forget about the sinful actions that plague us in this world and concentrate on the war to heaven. God will fight our battles relative to the sinful actions of this perishing world. To God be the glory!
Rev, Dr. Alexander Pope, Jr.
Sermon Topic for January 2015
God Will Fight Your Battle
Never put a question mark where God puts a period
First Providence Baptist Church
315 Barton Road
North Augusta, SC 29841
Phone: (803) 279-8836
Fax: (803) 441-8666