How many today can say that I have known the Lord to be on my side before? This morning I would like to reaffirm and reassure some young people that the Lord is on your side. I want you to leave here today saying the Lord is on my side, the Lord is on my side, the Lord is on my side. You need to know this morning that God has not left you and he hasn’t given up on you but he wants to be involved in every area of your life. The Lord is on my side.
1 When thou goest out to battle against thine enemies, and seest horses, and chariots, and a people more than thou, be not afraid of them: for the LORD thy God is with thee, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.
2 And it shall be, when ye are come nigh unto the battle, that the priest shall approach and speak unto the people,
3 And shall say unto them, Hear, O Israel, ye approach this day unto battle against your enemies: let not your hearts faint, fear not, and do not tremble, neither be ye terrified because of them;
4 For the LORD your God is he that goeth with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you.
In the book of Deuteronomy chapter twenty it tells us about the principles governing warfare for the people of God. It provided instructions about their conduct during a battle. You see God not only said how they were to dress and look and separate themselves from the world but he also said this is how you are to act and this is how you are to think when you are going to war. I don’t want my people being scared or showing fear when in battle but this is how you conduct yourself in battle.
The Israelites are conquering the promise land at this time and Almighty God promises to be with them with his presence and with victory if they will obey his instructions.
He said when you go to battle and you see that the enemy has more horses, more chariots and more people, don’t be afraid because I am with you.
God says don’t let your heart faint, don’t fear, don’t tremble and don’t be terrified because of your enemy. But remember the Lord your God is he that goes with you, to fight for you and to save you.
God wants someone to know today that he will be with you.
You don’t have to:
¸ Be terrified
¸ Throw the towel in
Because Almighty God is on your side. He is going to fight for you and he is going to cause you to be victorious.
¸ It doesn’t matter what the odds are against you. The Lord is on my side.
¸ It doesn’t matter if the circumstances are insurmountable. The Lord is on my side.
¸ It doesn’t matter if it looks hopeless. The Lord is on my side.
¸ It doesn’t matter if the situation is bigger than you are. The Lord is on my side.
Almighty God is on your side!
The Lord is on my side!
Romans 8:31 says what shall we say to these things? If God be for us who can be against us?
Now when it says if God be for us it is not talking about position, because God is before us and he is behind us and on the left side and on the right side.
¸ He is all around us.
¸ He never leaves us or forsakes us.