HELPERS OF THE WAR

Filed in Christian Warfare, Faith, Help, The Mission Field, Work by on January 22, 2015 0 Comments • views: 1435

“Now these are they that came to David to Ziklag, while he yet kept himself close because of Saul the son of Kish: and they were among the mighty men, helpers of the war.” 1Ch_12:1

     Are you a helper of the war? The context of the passage is the list of mighty men that aligned themselves with David while Saul was still in power. Saul is a type of the antichrist and a picture of the old man. You may not see yourself as a “mighty” anything, but when you trusted Christ as your Saviour, you became like David’s followers. You are a helper in a war whose outcome has not been fulfilled yet. True believers also believe the Bible. Those that believe the Bible know how the Book ends and know that the redeemed in Christ Jesus are on the winning side. Our experience in this life is veiled in weakness, disappointment, and many times defeat. Part of walking in victory is realizing and remembering that it doesn’t hinge on YOU. You are another helper in Christ and you also need helpers. You can be mighty and do your part with might, but the big picture of the spiritual battle does not rest on you. David’s mighty men did not try to take Saul in their might. They chose rather to be content as “helpers” to David. They had faith toward God.

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“And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.” 1 Co_12:28

     Help from God often comes in unexpected ways and from unexpected places. Do you see the “helpers” God has placed in your life? In the sphere of your life and ministry for the Lord Jesus Christ, do you often feel like you are isolated or quarantined? Do you feel yourself to be an island and partitioned off from the “great” spiritual engagements? Do you disassociate from those you feel to be or see as “great”? Each believer has a role and an opportunity to help. When you realize that David’s mighty men were simply “helpers”, it should cause you to acknowledge those God has made to be your helpers. It should cause you to be valiant in your own avenue of helping. Be one of the “helpers of the war”!

Chad S. Bernick
Bible Baptist Church
Wainwright, Alaska

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After serving for 6 years at the top of Alaska in Point Lay, the Bernick Family moved 90 miles further northeast to Wainwright. They are full-time working missionaries. Chad works as a pastor to the village through the Baptist church and responds with the local EMS/fire fighter crew. His wife, Sarah, daily home schools their six children and hosts a sewing class twice a week. They have been in arctic Alaska since 2008.

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