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Saturday, October 21, 2017
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In your face? (1)

 
Sometimes situations look us in the face, and brazenly challenge us to fight. Must you fight in every situation? What is the right response to difficult challenges from friends, enemies, antagonists, well-wishers, or opposition from our sworn enemy – Satan alias the devil?
 
Then Amaziah sent messengers to Jehoash the son of Jehoahaz, son of Jehu, king of Israel, saying, “Come, let us look one another in the face.” (2 Kings 14:8
 
Many times we don’t want to fight, but prefer the problem or issue to just go away. However, things don’t just happen (in coming) and things don’t just happen ( in going away).
 
 
Ralph Waldo Emerson posits that “Shallow men believe in luck, believe in circumstances. Strong men believe in cause and effect.”
 
 
Edwin Hubbel Chapin also opines that "Every action of our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity."

 
Apply these tips when faced with what you would prefer not to face. Victory will be yours in Jesus name! I see you rejoicing; may rejoicing and laughter be your portion in Jesus mighty name! Amen and Amen!
 
Pray – Like Daniel in the lions den and David in his fight against Goliath.
 
Listen – David listened to Goliath, before he was able to respond appropriately. Undestand what you are up against, physically and spiritually.
 
Negotiate – Jehoash negotiated, Abijam negotiated. Moses and Abraham negotiated without giving away what is important.
 
Pray – For guidance, sound speech, wisdom and guidance like David in his fight against the Philistines in 2 Samuel 5:17-25.
 
Suggest alternatives – To divert difficult situations away, like Jehoash did.
 
Pray – For divine support and victory in battle like David, Joshua and Moses.
 
Battle – Because victory is sure – You are more than a conqueror through Him who loves you - No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. Romans 8:37.
 
Give thanks - For current and future outcomes - Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever. (Psalm 107:1)
 
Peace!