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>Combat – Physical and Spiritual

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A fantastic week with fabulous teens…several of whom told us they received Jesus this week; and more who declared they made decisive decisions to present themselves totally as a living sacrifice (Romans 12.1)

As we brag on Jesus the enemy forces try to disturb, distract, disrupt. But because people are praying the victories happen…as the Word proclaimed and modeled is used by the Spirit of God to do spiritual surgery.

There is also physical combat…and I received this from a buddy with whom I served in Vietnam:

A friend of mine sent me this picture and told me the female airman is a USAF Security Forces sniper. She was a high school cheerleader and Homecoming Queen and enlisted in the military after her graduation. She qualified very high in marksmanship and was trained as a sniper. My buddy served with her recently in Afghanistan. He said on Easter day she was watching a road that lead to a NATO military base when she observed a man digging by the road. She engaged the target. She shot him. Turned out he was a bomb maker for the Taliban and was burying an IED (a roadside bomb) that was to be detonated when a US patrol walked by 30 minutes later. It would have certainly killed and wounded several soldiers. The interesting fact of this story is the shot was measured at 725 yards. I have trouble seeing that far. She shot him as he was bent over burying the bomb. The shot struck him in the rear , blowing him into the bomb which was detonated by the round. He was blown to pieces.

Sherman was correct – War is hell. I suppose some readers may think this was terribly unfair; shooting the terrorist without first memoing him to see if he’d like to surrender? (if you sense sarcasm, you are very perceptive)

As I told the students at one point, I fully expect to hear of a nuclear device detonating in an American city…I hope and pray I am wrong…but….

All the more incentive to obey the command of God to “tell others also” that which is of first importance – the gospel – Christ died for our sins.

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