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December 18, 2008
Practical Spiritual Warfare web site, a division of Mission Miami Valley and
authored by Dr. D. Vincent (Bud) Ford. This e-zine is dedicated to providing
valuable, practical information for dealing with the chaotic and confusing times
in which we live.
Practical Spiritual Warfare Web Site
Dr. D. Vincent (Bud) Ford Mission
1. Tips for Kingdom Living
As we move deeper into the last days there will be many
things happen that will be able to produce an angry response in us. For
example, as the world teeters of the bring of economic depression and there is
massive unemployment many will be angry.
As the remnant we must remember what God says about anger:
- Be slow to become angry.
Prov. 14:17 – A
quick-tempered man does foolish things, and a crafty man is hated.
Prov. 14:29 – A patient man has
great understanding, but a quick-tempered man displays folly.
- Hot words stir up strife.
Prov. 15:1 – A gentle
answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
2. Strategic Advice for the Remnant
How Do We
Walk With God?
Deuteronomy 31:6 tells us not to be afraid because God goes
with us. This is very reassuring but just how should we walk to be assured of
For one thing we must move along with a measured pace, not
to fast and not to slow. We must conscientiously keep moving forward knowing He
is with us. We are to allow neither man nor circumstances to turn us away from
the course God has set us on.
This kind of walk in a person’s life is hard to find today.
So, just what is this walk with God? This walk with the
Eternal One? He has promised to walk with you and me hasn’t He? That should
settle it – He keeps His promises.
To walk with God means not only to stride forward, but also
to walk IN STEP with Him.
How can we do that - to walk side by side and in step with
The only way we can achieve this walk with God is when we
have an inner stillness, a quiet rest in Him.
When disharmony occurs between our soul and the Living God,
when sin comes between Him and us, we will no longer be in step with Him. We
will run ahead, fall behind or spin off on our own tangent.
Amos 3:3 asks: “Do two walk together unless they have
agreed to do so?”
In other words, the FIRST PREMISE FOR WALKING WITH GOD is
to become one with Him, to become one with the Holy One through the shed blood
of Jesus Christ.
Only then are we ready to let Him set the pace for our walk
through His work and by His will.
3. Scripture Guidance
Sing to God, sing
praise to his name, extol him who rides on the clouds- his name is the Lord- and
rejoice before him.
"The next time you are called to suffer, pay attention. It may be the closest
you'll ever get to God." Max Lucado
4. Thoughts to
Faith – Be Transformed
Romans 12:2 NIV
Do not conform any longer to
the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then
you will be able to test and approve what God's will is—his good, pleasing and
It's so very easy to get confused, to lose faith, to have
trouble seeing what the will of God is in your life. We get distracted. We
deal constantly with the pressures of our work and the difficult personalities
we must contend with each day. We worry about staying within our budgets. We
try to keep our houses clean and our lawns mowed and our clothes presentable.
We try to raise our children in the midst of a world that is filled with
violence, immorality, and Godlessness. We try to find time to relax in between
all the insanity that we call our lives. Unlike what scripture tells us, we
become conformed to this world.
But we don't have to be. The massive confusion of our
lives does not have to rule us. Instead, we can do what the Word says – be
transformed. How? By the renewing of our minds. How? By spending time in the
Word of God every day. By praying continually. By seeking His Spirit every
moment of our lives.
Now you may say that this is impossible. How can a person
pray continually? Prayer does not have to always be a "formal" time of bowing
your head and closing your eyes. Prayer is continual contact verbally, mentally
and spiritually with the Lord – all day long. Short questions, asking Him how
to handle a situation. Short sentences, speaking your gratitude for the
hundreds of small miracles that occur in your life every day. How can a person
possibly have time to read the Bible every day? Do you have time to watch
television? Do you have time to get on the internet? Do you have time to talk
to your family?
We can and we must seek His Spirit every moment of our
lives – if we are to reap the blessings that God has for us. If you commit
yourself to a time period each day for Bible study, for prayer ... an amazing
thing happens ... your life begins to flow more smoothly. Oh, your problems
don't disappear, of course. But your life will seem smoother because you will
be dealing with it in God's way – you will be transformed into someone who is
walking in the Spirit, who is beginning to understand God's will for your life,
who is reaping the peaceful benefits of Jesus Christ living in you daily.
Take this step in learning to live by faith, and be
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5. Articles Pointing to the End Times
(Note: the number following
the End Times below represents the number of the article posted on
End Times 18 – When will the Rapture Take Place?
This is a great discussion dealing with the different views
on the rapture and on when the rapture will take place. After considering
Scripture, the conclusion is that the pre-tribulation position makes most sense.
Click to Read Rest of Article
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6. Site Build It (SBI)
This is the 21st century and the day of the
internet. Like it or not it is here to stay.
I needed a web site but had no idea how to build it.
It was all greek, mysterious and intimidating to me.
I paid to have a web site built – cost me a lot of money.
But the good thing (I thought) was I could maintain it and add to it myself
through a control panel.
This was supposed to save me money – but guess what – I
could never get it to work properly. Way to difficult and complicated to
Alas, this too was greek! The site looks good – take a
look at it by clicking
The only problem is no traffic comes to it and it is
a waste of time and money!
I found the solution! It is Site Build it.
This is absolutely fantastic and I can not say enough
good about it
It does not cost as much as I paid for the other site –
that is a very good thing. The step-by-step teaching and the unique and
phenomenal large amount of tools is unsurpassed.
This is a TRULY USER FRIENDLY web site builder.
Take a look at some of the information – you’ll be glad you
- Quick Tour Slide Show:
- Site Build It Home page:
- Find Your Business:
- I Love SBI:
- What’s your passion?:
- Web Hosting:
The networking available with the internet is mind
boggling, and the use of the internet seems to be limited only by our
It is rapidly becoming the source of commerce. Don’t get
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I have found a way to benefit greatly with the Site Build
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Check out the above links by clicking on the picture. You
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