Deuteronomy 20: 1-end-This chapter addresses the principles they need to adhere to when they go to war. We should be very grateful for this manual from God which is very helpful to some of us who have understanding that everything in the Bible is applicable to us. They were asked not to be afraid when they see the mighty army of their enemies, because the LORD God is with them, who brought them up from the land of Egypt. For the sake of those who just built a new house not yet dedicated, or planted a vineyard and has not eaten of it, or those who are betrothed to a woman and has not married her, those people do not need to go to battle, they should be sent back home. The officers should also send home those that are still fearful and fainthearted after speaking to them that the LORD God is with them.
How is this applicable to us today? Fear is the enemy that is not allowing us to have major breakthrough in our lives. Fear is the opposite of Faith. The Bible says, “But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. This is why He tells us all the time not to be afraid. By faith, the elders obtain a testimony. It is by faith Esther risked her life to see the king uninvited in order to fight for her people. It is the faith that David had in his God that gave him the courage to face Goliath, the uncircumcised. God is looking for those who will trust Him completely so that he can be used as a vessel. God proved Himself in the lives of the children of Israel, and we need to allow Him to do the same thing in our lives.. Isaiah 41:10 says “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.”
This is to encourage all of us that the God of Israel that opened the Red sea for them to pass through will make a way for us too and the glory of God will shine forth and our lives will be a testimony to others in Jesus Name Amen. Shalom!