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Since the beginning of time people have fought with each other

A group of historians has compiled the following info.

In the last 5600 years the world has seen only 292 years of peace

During this same period there have been 14,351 wars

In which 3.64 billion people have been killed

The property damage value is equal to a belt of gold around the world over 96 ½ miles wide and 36 feet thick

Since 650 BC there have been 1,656 arms races and 1640 of them have ended in war

The remaining 16 ended in the economic collapse of both countries involved

But there is a war that is not counted in those statistics

A war that started before time began and is still going on today

It is a war between God and Satan

It really is no war at all

God is All-powerful; Satan’s power is limited

God is All-knowing; Satan’s knowledge is limited

God is Eternal; Satan was created

God is Everywhere; Satan can only be in one place at a time

So Satan really can not win a fight with God, so he picks on God’s children instead

In Nehemiah 4 we see this struggle between Satan and God’s people

On Satan’s side are Sanballat, Tobiah, the Arabians, the Ammonites and the Ashdodites

On God’s side are Nehemiah and the Jewish people who are trying so hard to rebuild the wall of Jerusalem

One of the struggles was a military one, in which the Jews had to be ready for

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