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GOD IS A MAN OF WAR – Gene Moody

Gene Moody

GOD IS A MAN OF WAR

SCRIPTURE
There are many references to the subject of God Is A Man Of War:

Ex. 15:3 The Lord is a man of war: the Lord is his name.
Nu. 23:8 How shall I curse, whom God hath not cursed?
De. 29:20 All the curses that are written in this book shall be upon him.
Jos. 11:20 That he might destroy them utterly.
I Sa. 19:5 And the Lord wrought a great salvation for all Israel.
I Sa. 25:28 Because my lord fighteth the battles of the Lord.
II Sa. 23:12 And the Lord wrought a great victory.
I Ch. 29:11 Is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory.
II Ch. 34:24 Thus saith the Lord, Behold, I will bring evil upon this place.
Ps. 24:8 The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle.
Ps. 68:18 Thou hast led captivity captive.
Ps. 89:8 O Lord God of hosts, who is a strong Lord like unto thee?
Is. 3:1 For, behold, the Lord, the Lord of hosts.
Is. 10:16 The Lord of hosts, sent among his fat ones leanness.
Is. 11:4 And he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth.
Is. 13:5 Even the Lord, and the weapons of his indignation, to destroy.
Is. 42:13 He shall stir up jealousy like a man of war.
Je. 35:17 Therefore thus saith the Lord God of hosts, the God of Israel.
Je. 50:25 Opened his armoury, brought forth weapons of his indignation.
Je. 51:19 Israel is the rod of his inheritance; Lord of hosts is his name.
Je. 51:20 Thou art my battle ax and weapons of war.
La. 3:1 I am the man that hath seen affliction by the rod of his wrath.
Mt. 12:20 Till he send forth judgment unto victory.
Mt. 24:29 And the powers of the heavens shall be shaken.
Lu. 1:68 Blessed be the Lord God of Israel.
Ro. 16:20 And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly.
I Co. 15:57 Which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
II Co. 10:4 Weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God.
Col. 2:15 And having spoiled principalities and powers.
I Jo. 3:8 That he might destroy the works of the devil.
I Jo. 5:4 And this is the victory that overcometh the world.

Ex. 15:3 The Lord is a man of war: the Lord is his name.
Nu. 23:8 How shall I curse, whom God hath not cursed?
De. 29:20 All the curses that are written in this book shall be upon him.
Jos. 11:20 That he might destroy them utterly.
I Sa. 19:5 And the Lord wrought a great salvation for all Israel.
I Sa. 25:28 Because my lord fighteth the battles of the Lord.
II Sa. 23:12 And the Lord wrought a great victory.
I Ch. 29:11 Is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory.
II Ch. 34:24 Thus saith the Lord, Behold, I will bring evil upon this place.
Ps. 24:8 The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle.
Ps. 68:18 Thou hast led captivity captive.
Ps. 89:8 O Lord God of hosts, who is a strong Lord like unto thee?
Is. 3:1 For, behold, the Lord, the Lord of hosts.
Is. 10:16 The Lord of hosts, sent among his fat ones leanness.
Is. 11:4 And he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth.
Is. 13:5 Even the Lord, and the weapons of his indignation, to destroy.
Is. 42:13 He shall stir up jealousy like a man of war.
Je. 35:17 Therefore thus saith the Lord God of hosts, the God of Israel.
Je. 50:25 Opened his armoury, brought forth weapons of his indignation.
Je. 51:19 Israel is the rod of his inheritance; Lord of hosts is his name.
Je. 51:20 Thou art my battle ax and weapons of war.
La. 3:1 I am the man that hath seen affliction by the rod of his wrath.
Mt. 12:20 Till he send forth judgment unto victory.
Mt. 24:29 And the powers of the heavens shall be shaken.
Lu. 1:68 Blessed be the Lord God of Israel.
Ro. 16:20 And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly.
I Co. 15:57 Which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
II Co. 10:4 Weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God.
Col. 2:15 And having spoiled principalities and powers.
I Jo. 3:8 That he might destroy the works of the devil.
I Jo. 5:4 And this is the victory that overcometh the world.

FURTHER SCRIPTURE
Gen. 1:28
We are to subdue the earth.
Gen. 3:15
Jesus bruised the head of Satan.
II Kings 13:14-19
The arrow of the Lord’s deliverance.
Psa. 5:10
Let them fall by their own counsels.
Psa. 6:10
Let all mine enemies be ashamed and sore vexed.
Psa. 7:15
And is fallen in the ditch which he made.
Psa. 8:6 Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands.
Psa. 10:15
Break thou the arm of the wicked and evil men.
Psa. 17:13
Arise, O Lord, disappoint him, cast him down.
Psa. 28:4
Render to them their desert.
Psa. 35:8
Let his net that he hath hid catch himself.
Psa. 37:14
And to slay such as be of upright conversation.
Psa. 55:9
Destroy, O Lord, and divide their tongues.
Psa. 57:6
Into the midst whereof they are fallen themselves.
Psa. 58:6
Break their teeth, O God, in their mouth.
Psa. 59:11
Scatter them by thy power; and bring them down.
Psa. 69:22
Which should have been for their welfare, let it become a trap.
Psa. 78:9-11
Turned back in the day of battle.
Psa. 83:9
A prayer against them that oppress the church.
Psa. 109:17
As he loved cursing, so let it come unto him.
Psa. 109:28
When they arise, let them be ashamed.
Psa. 109:29
Let them cover themselves with their own confusion.
Psa. 140:9
Let the mischief of their own lips cover them.
Psa. 149:6-9
A two edged sword in their hand.
Prov. 26:2
So the curse causeless shall not come.
Isa. 53:12
He shall divide the spoil with the strong.
Isa. 54:17
Every tongue arising against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn.
Isa. 58:6
Fast – Loose – Undo – Free – Break
Jer. 1:10
Set – Root – Pull – Destroy – Throw – Build – Plant
Jer. 48:10
Cursed be he that keepeth back his sword from blood.
Matt. 5:44
Love your enemies.
Matt. 10:7-8
Preach – Heal – Cleanse – Raise – Cast – Give
Matt. 12:29
We are to bind the strong man, Satan, and spoil his house.
Matt. 18:18-19 Bind – Loose – Agree
Matt. 28:20
Teaching to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you.
Luke 4:18
Preach – Heal – Deliver – Sight – Liberty
Luke 8:1
We should do the works of God in every city and village.
Luke 10:18
Satan is a defeated foe.
Luke 10:19
God gave us power over all the power of the enemy.
Luke 11:22
We are stronger than Satan through Jesus Christ.
John 12:31
Now shall the prince of this world be cast out.
John 16:11
The prince of this world has been judged by Jesus.
I Cor. 4:12
Being reviled we bless; being persecuted we suffer it.
Eph. 3:10
The church is to make its presence known to the principalities.
Eph. 6:12
We wrestle not against flesh and blood but against evil forces.
Eph. 6:16
Ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
II Tim. 1:10
Our Savior Jesus Christ who hath abolished death.
II Tim. 2:26
Help others recover themselves out of the snare of the Devil.
Heb. 2:8
Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet.
Heb. 2:14
He might destroy him that had the power over death.
James 4:7
Resist the Devil and he will flee from you.
I John 5:5
We are overcomers because we believe in Jesus, the Son of God.
Rev. 12:11
Overcome by blood of Lamb, word of testimony and love not lives.
Rev. 12:17
We are at war with the forces of evil.

The Bible says He is “God of Battles”, “Man of War” and “Lord of Armies”. There is a lot more scripture in the Word of God which describes God and what He expects us to do as His warriors (solders). Several verses are II Kings 13:14-19 and Psa. 78:9-11.

PREFACE
Before we taught this lesson at Lake Hamilton Bible Camp, there was a prophecy about God being a Man of War with His related warlike activities. Glen Miller then defined the phrase, God of Hosts, as God of Armies. We are soldiers in the Army of God.

This lesson is to demonstrate that we are to be Warriors for Christ in the spiritual battle for the earth. What we do will have consequences for eternity. You can make a difference in the world! I have found that if you do a little each day, it will amount to much as you go through life.

WARRIORS FOR CHRIST
We taught a lesson at Lake Hamilton Bible Camp called, Warriors for Christ. In that lesson are many scriptures describing our roles as warriors. It lists our weapons and how we are to use them. Please refer to that lesson in the Deliverance Manual for material not covered herein.

The verses above list phrases that apply to us showing that God is our Commander-in-Chief: we fight in the battles of the Lord, we are his battle axes and weapons of war, and our weapons are not carnal but spiritual.

YOUNG’S ANALYTICAL CONCORDANCE TO THE BIBLE
Young’s defines the key words in the above verses as: fighting, war, battle, arms, victory, pierce, execrate, oath, imprecation, destroy, cut off, waste, loose, strip off, unclothe, rub together, shake, ability, warfare, service, conflict, eating up, badness, pre-imminence, security, safety, and hammer. Bring your hammer down on the Devil!

DESCRIPTIONS OF GOD
The Lord is described by different phrases: Man of War, Strong and Mighty, Mighty in Battle, God of Hosts, God of Israel, God of Peace, Lord Jesus Christ, and Lord God. It is clear that He is God and Lord, even The Lord God. He is God over all and He delegates authority to whom He will.

The verses above list characteristics of God: God curses people, sends all the curses, destroy them utterly, wrought a great salvation, wrought a great victory, victory of God, I will bring evil, smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, the weapons of his indignation, opened his armory, the rod of his wrath, he sent forth judgment unto victory, powers of the heavens shall be shaken, God of peace shall bruise Satan, giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ, spoiled principalities and powers, destroy the works of the devil, and the victory that overcometh the world.

THE NATION OF ISRAEL
Simply, we are blessed when we obey and cursed when we disobey the commandments in the Bible. A good example to study is the Nation of Israel and their rise and fall through the years. You can see the Law of Blessing and Cursing in operation in God’s chosen people. There are a lot of good lessons to be learned by studying Israel’s rise and fall in the Bible as well as in the history books.

Balak, King of Moab, hired Balaam, a Midianite prophet, to curse Israel when they were journeying in his territory. The story is found in Numbers 22-31. Moab was afraid of Israel because God was with them and they were destroying their enemies. He called Balaam to curse Israel to destroy that nation. God told Balaam not to go but he apparently wanted the reward. God let Balaam go but he cursed himself in going. Balaam could not curse Israel because they were following God. He actually blessed Israel and cursed Moab. Balaam counseled Balak to get the people of Israel to sin.

Israel then committed whoredom and idolatry with the women of Moab. They cursed themselves by disobeying God. The wrath of God descended on Israel. Finally, the Midianites are spoiled and Balaam is slain.

Law of Blessing and Cursing – Israel is blessed because of obedience. Balaam can not curse them. Israel curses themselves by idolatry. God is angry with them and a plague starts.

Moab is cursed because of incest, etc. Balak wants to curse Israel but cannot. He probably encourages the women to commit whoredom with the Israelites. The Moabites are later destroyed.

Balaam is a soothsayer. He disobeys God and greedily seeks a reward. In so doing, he curses himself and is later killed.

THE WAR OF THE AGES
God is our leader in the war and we clearly are in a series of battles. The warfare is against Satan and his multitude of evil forces. It is all out spiritual warfare until the end of the world as we know it. It is a life and death battle for our spiritual and physical lives. Do you realize that it is a life and death struggle?

We are warriors for Christ, have weapons and are taught how to use the weapons in the Bible. We are cursed, even bitterly, if we won’t fight in the battles of the Lord. We have to be willing to shed blood in the spiritual battle. Curse ye Meroz, said the angel of the Lord, curse ye bitterly the inhabitants thereof; because they came not to the help of the Lord, to the help of the Lord against the mighty (Judges 5:23). Cursed be he that doeth the work of the Lord deceitfully, and cursed be he that keepeth back his sword from blood (Jer. 48:10). Other verses are those who hearken unto their wives rather than God (Ge. 3:17), him who keeps back his sword from blood (I Ki. 20:35-42), and those who refuse to warn them that sin (Ez. 3:18-21).

Deliverance is at the front lines in the hottest part of the spiritual battle. God parachutes you into the pits of peoples’ personal hell to help them.

Deliverance is controversial and not popular. You have to be willing to sacrifice certain parts of your life style if necessary to help people in spite of the church opposition to deliverance and demon forces working against you.

Jesus was sent to destroy the works of the enemy. He accomplished that feat and gave us the keys to victory. However, it is up to us to use the keys of victory in our personal battle of our lifetime. If we don’t fully use the keys as listed in the Bible, we will be partially or fully defeated by the forces of evil.

God chooses to work through us as well as sovereignly on His own. We can’t dictate to God or put Him in a box. He doesn’t have to obey our commandments or orders; we have to obey His. Just because we say it, God doesn’t have to do it especially when it is unscriptural. A lot of what is said in the Christian world is man’s thoughts and not God’s thoughts. This is frequently the case when we are entering into warfare or fighting in the heavenlies. If what we say doesn’t line up with the Word of God, then God will not answer but Satan will answer every demonic prayer. Watch and see what happens when you pray. How are your sayings coming to pass?

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2 Comments

  1. Cindy Robicheaux

    Thank you!!!!

  2. Will Stott

    Great post, love the Description of God. Sharing this on my blog. http://www.trawdaddy.blogspot.com

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