Ambush Essay 2

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Sunday, January 10, 2010 was an eye opening experience for me: our children’s Pastor preached and his topic was “Ambushed”. At hearing the topic my mind was reeling and still is with how the enemy deceives us. The enemy’s job is to steal, kill, and destroy. And most times we think death and that is it, but there is so much more! The word Ambush means to attack an enemy; it’s a military term; concealed attack An ambush is a long-established military tactic, in which the aggressors (the ambushing force) use concealment to attack a passing enemy. Ambushers strike from concealed positions, such as among dense underbrush or behind hilltops. Ambushes have been used consistently throughout history, from ancient to modern warfare. An ambush predator is an animal which uses similar tactics to capture prey, without the difficulty and wasted energy of a chase. (wikipedia). Satan’s Mission: (Steal, Kill, Destroy)

The enemy steals our joy (it amazes me still and I’m trying to figure out how the devil gets in our mind, why does he have access to our mind). The devil robs us of our time when our thoughts are not on God’s kingdom building business; when we don’t study to show ourselves approves; when we fail to think on what is right, pure. The devil steals our hopes and dreams when we fail to put what God has given us in action- when we push pause and put God’s work on hold; when we doubt he wants to use us to accomplish his work. KILL

The enemy kills our vision when we fail to push to the point of being uncomfortable and settle or comfortable because our dreams cost and we sometimes don’t want to pay the price to reach them we choose to give up and set back on comfortable and comfortable gets us nothing but heavier weights ( God wants us to lay those weights aside).

The enemy tries to destroy us by causing division in our marriages, homes, relationships. When we talk to one another and agree (not to mention pray together) it makes the...
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