Life is full of Battles

WHAT IS A BATTLE?

A battle is a hostile encounter or engagement between opposing military forces. A battle can also be described as a fight.

Examples of Battles recorded in the bible include:

  • The battle of freedom which the children of Israel faced in the hands of Pharaoh and the Egyptians. Exodus 15
  • David’s encounter with Goliath was also a battle.
    1 Samuel 17:16
  • Job’s experience also show that there are battle we face as Children of God. Job 3: 11 -18

CATEGORIES OF BATTLES

  • Battles of Horses and Chariots. 2 Kings 6:15
  • Battles while men sleep or slumber.
    Matthew 13:25
  • Battles of the womb.  From the moment, a baby is conceived in the womb to its growth and birth, there are battles he/she faces even at that stage of life.  2 Samuel 12:16, Matthew 2: 3-6

 

However, in this teaching we will use David and the battles he faced as a case study.

7 BATTLES DAVID FOUGHT CAN BE DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:

  1. The battle of the womb. Psalm 51:5
  2. The battle of being forgotten. 1 Sam 16:11
  3. The battle of hatred 1 Samuel 17:17, 28
  4. The battle of the Lion and Bear. 1 Samuel 17:34, Isaiah 49:26
  5. The battle over arrows of the enemy. 1 Samuel 18:11, 1 Samuel 19:10, Isaiah 54:17
  6. The battle of the Family. 2 Samuel 15: 13
  7. The battle against the giant/mountains. Psalm 90:2, John 16:33, Psalm 34:1, Psalm 149: 1 – 9.

God gave David victory in all these battles. He has also given you the victory over all battles in this life

KEY POINTS TO PROVE YOU HAVE VICTORY OVER EVERY BATTLE

  1. Because Jesus triumph over them. Colossians 2:15
  2. You are the seed of Jehovah. 1 John 5:4
  3. You are made more than conqueror. Romans 8:37

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  1. says:

    Many adults and students in Ilorin have resorted to football betting as a way of surviving the
    current economic recession in the country.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reporter observed this on Wednesday
    when he visited different betting centres in Ilorin.

    NAN reports that both unemployed and workers have
    embraced various kinds of betting as an alternative to survive.

    A civil servant, Dayo Olaolu, told NAN that he was surviving on football betting as things
    were getting tougher every day.

    “I am not a gambler, but the situation in the country has forced me to it now as there is no alternative at the moment,” he said.

    A fashion designer, Quadri Idris, said he had been trying his luck to win a bet to cater for his
    family’s needs as his business was no more thriving.

    “Man must survive and I think the best way for this present situation is to gamble. I will not steal to survive as the situation at hand demands for alternative means,” he said.

    Moses Olawale of Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin, said betting had been of help to him to
    sustain his academic pursuit.

    Mr. Olawale said his parents could no longer cater for his academic pursuit which forced him to resort
    to betting as alternative.

    “I am a very lucky person because I always win bet. I use the money I get from betting to finance my tuition as there is no one to assist except my parents,” Mr.
    Olawale said.

    Felix John, one of the Managers of Bet9ja in Olunlade Area, Ilorin, confirmed that his
    betting business was witnessing high patronage by customers.

    “We see pastors, bankers, teachers, students and even girls coming to play bet as alternative for livelihood,” he said.

    Mohammed Ishola, the Manager at Bet 360, Amilegbe Area, Ilorin, said
    customers were coming in numbers to try their luck.

    “I am shocked at the high rate of patronage these days. This centre is always overcrowded that you hardly see space to place your legs,”
    he said.

    NAN reports that various betting houses are in town such as Bet9ja, Naira bet, Bet 360,
    Bet 1X2.

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