Good Morning! I have just finished reading thru the entire Bible once again as I have done for at least the last 25 years. My wife says I should have it memorized by now…I wish! I have been intrigued this year by the phrase, “Lord of Heaven’s Armies.” This gives us a picture of seriousness when we stop and realize that we are literally in a fight for our lives. Daniel found this out when he fasted and prayed in chapter 9. It set in motion a battle that took place in the heavens that lasted for at least 21 days. [Dan 10:12-13 NLT] 12 Then he said, "Don't be afraid, Daniel. Since the first day you began to pray for understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your request has been heard in heaven. I have come in answer to your prayer. 13 But for twenty-one days the spirit prince of the kingdom of Persia blocked my way. Then Michael, one of the archangels, came to help me, and I left him there with the spirit prince of the kingdom of Persia. In the Bible the title “Lord of Heaven’s Armies” is mentioned 249 times…hard to ignore it. When David stood facing the giant Goliath, he had a good understanding of who really was in charge. [1Sa 17:45 NLT] 45 David replied to the Philistine, "You come to me with sword, spear, and javelin, but I come to you in the name of the LORD of Heaven's Armies--the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.” David went on to slay the giant because he knew where he stood in God’s plan for his life. If we think we are just going to float thru this life without facing battles, we are deceiving ourselves and will not be prepared when the battle comes. Realize that we are on the winning side, Jesus defeated the enemy already and we stand and fight in the name of the Lord of Heaven’s Armies! So put on your armor (Eph 6) and fight the good fight! Don’t give up ground that Jesus has already won. He says, [Isa 41:10 NKJV] 10 Fear not, for I [am] with you; Be not dismayed, for I [am] your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.'

God Bless

Jeff