Summary: OUTLINE OF THE BATTLE PLAN Psalm 144:1 Hands to War and Fingers to Battle. What is our stance in a battle in which the victory is already won? The battle that rages is fought by hands and fingers folded, FOR PRAYER!
2010.05.30.Sermon.Keeping the Faith. THE BATTLE PLAN
William Akehurst, BA
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THE BATTLE PLAN
Psalm 144:1 Key Thought
“Blessed be the LORD my strength which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight:“
What is our stance in a battle in which the victory is already won? The war continues to rage, but we do not fight flesh and blood, the battlefield is a spiritual arena.
So, we cannot use our hands and fingers in a physical sense.
But what is the symbolic nature of putting your hands and fingers together?
It is symbolic of the hands and fingers folded in prayer.
The battle that rages is fought by prayer!
There is a war going on out there that rages on. We see it every day
1 Timothy 6:12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.
Jude 1:3 [Contend for the Faith] Beloved, while I was very diligent to write to you concerning our common salvation, I found it necessary to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints.
Praises to My Deliverer
1Blessed be the LORD my strength which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight:
2My goodness, and my fortress; my high tower, and my deliverer; my shield, and he in whom I trust; who subdueth my people under me.
Significance in the Eyes of the LORD
3LORD, what is man, that thou takest knowledge of him! or the son of man, that thou makest account of him!
4Man is like to vanity: his days are as a shadow that passeth away.
The Plea in a world of strangers
5Bow thy heavens, O LORD, and come down: touch the mountains, and they shall smoke.
6Cast forth lightning, and scatter them: shoot out thine arrows, and destroy them.
7Send thine hand from above; rid me, and deliver me out of great waters, from the hand of strange children;
8Whose mouth speaketh vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood.
A New Song and Prayer
9I will sing a new song unto thee, O God: upon a psaltery and an instrument of ten strings will I sing praises unto thee.
10It is he that giveth salvation unto kings: who delivereth David his servant from the hurtful sword.
11Rid me, and deliver me from the hand of strange children, whose mouth speaketh vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood:
The Blessings Sought After
12That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth; that our daughters may be as corner stones, polished after the similitude of a palace:
13That our garners may be full, affording all manner of store: that our sheep may bring forth thousands and ten thousands in our streets:
14That our oxen may be strong to labour; that there be no breaking in, nor going out; that there be no complaining in our streets.