Reformation Entry #7
Updated: Dec 19, 2019
December 17, 2019
There’s only One God. idols are trashed.
1 Samuel 7:3 - “Then Samuel spoke to all the house of Israel, saying, If you return to the Lord with all your hearts, then put away the foreign gods and the Ashtoreths from among you, and prepare your hearts for the Lord, and serve Him only; and He will deliver you from the hand of the Philistines.”
With The Lamb of God, entirely and whole, sacrificed on the alter, the cross, our enemies are continually defeated.
1 Samuel 7:9 - “And Samuel took a suckling lamb and offered it as a whole burnt offering to the Lord. Then Samuel cried out to the Lord for Israel, and the Lord answered him.”
With Jesus at the center of it all, our heart, our worship, our gaze and adoration, God thunders and fights our battles.
1 Samuel 7:10 - “Now as Samuel was offering up the burnt offering, the Philistines drew near to battle against Israel. But the Lord thundered with a loud thunder upon the Philistines that day, and so confused them that they were overcome before Israel.”
The Lord thunders, confuses, and overcomes our enemy before us. He makes them a footstool for our feet.
Our enemies are subdued.
Our enemies no longer come into our territory.
The hand of The Lord is against my enemies all the days of my life.
1 Samuel 7:13 - 'So the Philistines were subdued, and they did not come anymore into the territory of Israel. And the hand of the Lord was against the Philistines all the days of Samuel.”
Cities the enemy has taken are restored.
1 Samuel 7:14 “Then the cities which the Philistines had taken from Israel were restored to Israel.”
Territory is recovered from the hands of our enemies.
1 Samuel 7:14 “Israel recovered its territory from the hands of the Philistines.
Also there was peace..
1 Samuel 7:14 “Also there was peace between Israel and the Amorites."
Reformation Key: There's only one sacrifice that counts, that changes the tide, that makes all the difference. = Jesus