I AM . . .


Volume No. 2012 Issue No. 35  Date: October 28, 2012

Publication of the BIBLE BAPTIST MINISTRY, 48 Alexie Rd, Hanover Township, PA 18706

Phone: 570.829.5216 pdmikBBM@aol.com pastormiklas@aol.com

In II Timothy 2:3 we read, "Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.” Sometime ago I read this written by an unknown author and I trust it will be a challenge to you.
I am a soldier in the army of my God. The Lord Jesus Christ is my Commanding Officer. The Holy Bible is my code of conduct. Faith, prayer and the Word are my weapons of warfare. If have been taught by the Holy Spirit, trained by experience, tried by adversity and tested by fire!
I am a volunteer in this army and I am enlisted for eternity. I will either retire in this army at the rapture or die in this army, but I will not get out, sell out, be talked out or pushed out! I am faithful, reliable, capable and dependable! If my God needs me, I am there. If He needs me in Sunday school to teach children, work with the youth, help adults or just sit and learn; He can use me; because I am there.
I am a soldier. I am not a baby! I do not need to be pampered, petted, primed up, pumped up, picked up or pepped up. I am a soldier. No one has to call me, remind me, write me, visit me, entice me or lure me. '
I am a soldier. I am not a wimp! I am in place, saluting my King, obeying His orders, praising His name and building His kingdom. No one has to send me flowers, gifts, food, cards, candy or give me handouts. I do not need to be cuddled, cradled, cared for or catered to.
I am committed. I cannot have my feelings hurt badly enough to turn me around. I cannot be discouraged enough to turn me aside. I cannot lose enough to cause me to quit. When Jesus called me into this army, I had nothing. If I end up with nothing, I will still come out even.
I am more than a conqueror. I can do all things through Christ. Devils cannot defeat me. People cannot disillusion me. Weather cannot weary me. Sickness cannot stop me. Battles cannot beat me. Money cannot buy me. Governments cannot silence me, and Hell cannot handle me.
I am a soldier. Even death cannot destroy me. For when my Commander calls me from this battle-field, He will promote me to a captain and then bring me back to rule this world with Him.
I am a soldier in the army, and I'm marching, claiming victory! I will not give up. I will not turn around. I am a soldier, marching, Heaven-bound. Here I stand. Will you stand with me? In Joshua 24:15 we read, "Choose you this day whom ye will serve … but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.”
May God’s blessing be upon you this week as you read and meditate on the 10th message from Hebrews 11:23-29 “Moses – A Parents Faith”             

In His Amazing Grace,
Pastor David Miklas


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