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Cops Must Remember the Battle Belongs to the Lord

Cops Must Remember the Battle Belongs to the Lord
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“…and that all this assembly may know that the Lord saves not with sword and spear. For the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give you into our hand.” (1 Samuel 17:47)

The giants of life defeat us again and again because we face them in our own strength. Yet God tells us in His Word (the Bible) that the battle is His. That is why David said to Goliath:

“Then all this assembly shall know that the Lord does not save with sword and spear; for the battle is the Lord’s, and He will give you into our hands” (1 Samuel 17:47).

As I share so often, in Ephesians 6, God, through Paul, teaches us about the various pieces of armor and weapons that that believers are to wear and wield. But before a single piece of armor is applied, Paul gives us these words: “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might” (Ephesians 6:10). No our might….but God’s!

I recognize that, outside of Christ, I am in fact weak, but at the same time, I acknowledge that God is great and powerful. I need to know that I cannot win the spiritual battles of this life in my own strength. Jesus said:

“I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing” (John 15:5).

Outside of Christ, I am in fact weak, but at the same time, I acknowledge that God is great and powerful. Share on X

We need to know about the incredible resources God has made available to us as Christians. Paul prayed that the believers at Ephesus would discover what God had done for them. He said:

“Therefore I . . . do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers: that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints” (Ephesians 1:15–18).

Fellow Christian (Is that you?), if we are in fact born again “in Christ,” God fights for us – and in Him alone we have victory. Let’s start living in that power in accordance with His will!

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Finally, and as I share so often, if you are reading this and have yet to place your trust in Christ alone as Lord and Savior, it is vital that you understand how truly powerless and lost you are. God does not fight for those who reject Him but for His faithful. His armor is for His faithful (genuine Christians).

I beg you — “repent and believe” TODAY whilst you still can.

Michael "MC" Williams is a 35-year law enforcement veteran who recently retired at the rank of Detective/Criminal Investigator. MC continues to write, train and present to law enforcement professionals and others around the country. He's the founder and director of the Centurion Law Enforcement Ministry (

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  1. MC Williams

    March 5, 2024 at 6:36 am

    Honor to serve and be a part of The Thin Blue Life. Very much appreciate Bro. J. Warner Wallace for taking my posts/Bible studies/devotions and putting them in article format.

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