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19/07/2023 - 20/07/2023 All day

As for Titus, he is my partner and fellow worker among you..” – (2 Corinthians 8:23).

The Bible has many beautiful partnerships which were used mightily to further the Lord’s work. There is the partnership of David and Jonathan which sustained David when Jonathan’s father, King Saul, was pursuing him (1 Samuel 18). The partnerships of Apostle Paul and Timothy was a fatherly – mentor relationship that blessed both (1 Timothy).

Another yet great partnerships was of Moses and his elder brother Aaron. Upon receiving the commission to liberate the children of Israel, Moses linked up with Aaron who was to be his right hand man throughout (Exodus). It was not always smooth. There were uncomfortable moments as when Aaron and Moses’s sister Miriam “began to talk against his back” (Numbers 12: 1-2).

A particularly inspiring moment in this brotherly relationship was when Aaron together with Hur, held up Moses’s arms in a battle against the Amelekites enabling him to pray and prevail. “Aaron and Hur held up his hands up- one on one side one on the other- so that his hands remained steady till sunset “ (Exodus 17:-12).

There are some important lessons here. Everyone needs a partner as we find was true of these giants. Partners could range from spousal support, to ministry partners supporting any of us in the Lord’s work. A partner is someone who upholds the other in prayer and supports him where he is lacking.

Are you finding yourself limited in carrying out the Lord’s work? Do you know of someome out there in the trenches who could profit from your support! Perhaps you need a partner, or, you need to partner with a wanting Ambassador for Christ out there. Today, ask the Lord to lead you to that partner you need to take you to another level in God’s work.

Prayer for today: Lord Father God of Abraham, today I pray that you bring into my life a partner to grow in faith and serve you more, this I pray in Jesus’s name!

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    “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful”( 2 Timothy 4:7).

    Fighting may be looked at as a non-desirable way of life, especially by those who are pacifists. In fact, throughout Christian history there are many who have literally taken Jesus’s admonition of “turn the other cheek” in Mathew 5:39, to mean nonresistance in the face of attack. The fact that Jesus rebuked the Apostle Peter for drawing a sword against his captors  ( Mathew 26:52), means giving in to those who attack them, as a sign of humility.

    Yes, of course there are moments where Christians must practice that humility and give in to those who attack them well remembering His word, “It is mine to avenge; I will repay, says the Lord” ( Romans 12:19). However, that said, Believers in Christ would be mistaken to imagine that they must not fight for their faith, whenever under attack. For in reality, the faith of believers is under constant attack from Satan, who comes to “kill and destroy” ( John 10:1).

    Faced with this, Paul went at great length to advise Christians to “Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes” ( Ephesians 6:11). To ward of constant attacks by the enemy Paul challenged us to “Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place,  and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God” ( vv 14-17).

    Paul is telling us that if you think that ours is a walk over faith where you are not going to fight back against the attacks of the enemy you are very mistaken. Fight we must, and hold our ground. The devil respects that! And when all is done, we can then gladly say, “we have fought the good fight, finished the race” and thank God Almighty we are free at last!

    Prayer today: Lord Father God of Abraham, maker of heaven and earth, today I rise ready to resist the attacks of the enemy, by wearing the full of armor of God, and with the sword of the Spirit, fight back to victory, this I pray in Jesus’ name!

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