Friday, September 12, 2014

I Am Your Best Defense

Isaiah 30:15-16 - For thus said the Lord God, the Holy. One of Israel, "In returning and rest you will be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your strength." But you were unwilling, and you said, "No! We will flee upon horses"; therefore you shall flee away; and, "We will ride upon swift steeds"; therefore your pursuers shall be swift.

John 14:27 - "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid."

II Corinthians 10:4 - For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds.

II Corinthians 10:4 (ICB) - We fight with weapons that are different from those the world uses. Our weapons have power from God. These weapons can destroy the enemy's strong places.

Dear God, it amazes how some people who call themselves Christian are also the biggest advocates for wanting the "right" to carry guns everywhere. Somehow I do not believe that a true Christian would. For one thing, that "right" is not actually even a right. A right is something that can never be taken away no matter what. But the "right" to own a weapon can be taken away if someone gets in trouble for misusing it. That means it is a privilege. Also, that amendment that allows it has been taken out of context. The context under which was written was while our country was at war on its own soil. The context under which it was written was for a well-regulated militia, like the military, the national guard, or police force. Not the general public. Some people say well, God gave me the right. No. Because You said do not kill and a gun is designed to kill. So a person who insists on carrying is looking for a reason to have to use it, which means they are looking for an excuse to kill someone. Some people say, well, when a shooter comes around, you'll be glad I have a gun. No, if anything, when a shooter comes around, first I will praying for Your will to be done, and second, I will be angry enough to want to strangle the idiot carrying the gun for provoking the shooter because of the insistence he had to carry the gun which only aggravated the situation and made it a lot worse because the person carrying the gun is the first person the shooter will go after. But God, I trust You enough that I do not care to ever own a gun. Because like Your Word says, our weapons are not those of the world and they are more powerful than any weapon the world can fashion. Thank You for Your protection. In Jesus' Name, Amen!

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