This is a study of Bible battles. What does God say about war? “I will fight for you”. Our project is the complete ongoing study of Bible Battles and spiritual warfare pointing to End Times.
Bible Battles Study – The PRAYER WARRIOR METHOD
On October 20, 2015, I was going through a prolonged fast, asking God for profound revelation in what He wanted me to do. On October 22 it pours in, and it seems to be pointing to a Bible battles study.
I was studying this passage:
Spiritual Warfare – the SIGNAL ROOM
It was one of those beautiful moments for me when the Holy Spirit is sending a bunch of messages so fast, and so accurate are computed by my overloaded brain leading to a one thread theme of a Bible battles study that becomes clearer as I start typing.
On a grand scale of spiritual warfare, this may read “our fight is not against the rulers of countries that oppose us but against the principalities that rule over those nations”. Such as the Prince of Persia, the Price of Greece, the Prince of Rome, etc. these were all evil powers that were there to influence heads of state and are still there today. Satan plans to get these principalities to control certain countries on one end and on the other end to get the Western world intoxicated and blinded with worldly and fleshly gains thus losing the Kindom of Heaven.
Wars and Rumors of Wars – INCOMPLETE SOURCES
Our eager international news agencies are happy to dissipate a 24/7 stream of fateful events. Many Christians cling to every word of these doomsday scenarios trying to find some apocalyptic significance. While this is not necessarily non-biblical, it can be a significant distraction to our spiritual life if it becomes an obsession. Many of us, at different periods in our lives, have spent exponentially more hours watching Christian documentaries, conferences and sermons than reading the Bible or much less do a Bible battles study.
When we stick strictly to the Word, it seems that it is all about spiritual warfare, as a whole, that the war to
come will be fought by armies but we should not worry because we will live in the Spirit and not in the flesh so we will have the advantage.
Bible Battles Study – Military History – THE FULL STORY
Having been an avid student of military history since I was 15, I had, at this stage a notion that I may find a “war plan” in the Bible in the form of military history as told by the anointed and inspired authors of Scripture. This would serve to put together verses that assure us of the nature of this spiritual warfare mentioned in
Ephesians 6:13: Therefore put on the full armour of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.
I would gather and present these verses to the world and to prepare them for the war to come along reinforcing all the other ministries preaching end times out there, mainly when I could contribute uniquely with a Bible battles study that hadn’t been done before in so much detail. The objective is to show how God is still in operation today as he has been in conflicts recorded in military history.
Bible Battles Study – Bible Warfare Project – a LONG TIME in the MAKING
Would a Bible Battles study be the task that God wanted for me? The verses would also prove that we are to fight with the spirit and how that ends up being more potent than flesh. We are to trust God and not the world for our victory. Given my background of studying military history, this made a lot of sense. I’ve been an avid student of the science and history of warfare for the last 20 years. Never did I think that God would use this. I thought it was just a pass time. It seems now all my preparation has had this purpose in mind.
Bible Battles Study – Scriptures on Warfare – CONFIRMATION!
Leviticus 26:8: Five of you will chase a hundred, and a hundred of you will chase ten thousand, and your enemies will fall by the sword before you.
Not knowing that this other one existed and, sure enough, it came through nevertheless as if to reinforce my revelation.
I continued to search for random verses:
Jeremiah 30:16: “But all who devour you will be devoured; all your enemies will go into exile. Those who plunder you will be plundered; all who make spoil of you I will despoil.”
Luke 13:35: “Look, your house is left to you desolate. I tell you, you will not see me again until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.”
2 Chronicles 11:1: When Rehoboam arrived in Jerusalem, he mustered Judah and Benjamin—a hundred and eighty thousand able young men—to go to war against Israel and to regain the kingdom for Rehoboam.
1 Samuel 25:28-30: “The Lord your God will certainly make a lasting dynasty for my lord, because you fight the Lord’s battles, and no wrongdoing will be found in you as long as you live.  Even though someone is pursuing you to take your life, the life of my lord will be bound securely in the bundle of the living by the Lord your God, but the lives of your enemies he will hurl away as from the pocket of a sling.”
I think this was enough. Never before had Scripture spoken so loudly, accurately and so extensively to me. Alright, I’m embarking on a new project: the best ever Bible battles study!
World History – USING the NATURAL GIFTS
Unlike President Roosevelt, President Truman would always put a great deal of energy into the decision making, pondering over an issue for days on end. Another advantage he brought to the table was his love of history. Since he was a small child he had read extensively about world leaders and military history. In his decision-making, he would look for a historical precedent in world events as a guideline. This he did in 1948 when deciding on the State of Israel issue. Truman disappeared for three days, and we know that he read the Bible. It seems that God chose that most unlikely of presidents from the start when he placed the love of history and of studying into Truman’s heart as a boy decades earlier.
I had no idea that my great love for learning and history would be the gift and the fuel God would use for me during this season.
What Does God Say About War – The MANDATE and PURPOSE
Why study prophecy? So that we are not deceived.
Matthew 24:4-14 (excerpts) “Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many. You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come.
Many Christians think Jesus is saying not to concern ourselves with these signs. Well, the fact is if God didn’t want us to keep tabs on the end times He wouldn’t have sent these signs. Also, Scripture isn’t saying to ignore it but merely not to worry about it.
“Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.”
Middle East Prophecy – KEEPING TABS on the NEWS
In fact, we should know about prophecy and keep in touch with the Middle East because this will let us know where there is a false prophecy, where the enemy is and where Christ is.
So it was clear that I should go through the Bible to show God’s hand in military victory. This is why my wife Carol said to go a step further and extend this to the military history of the 20th Century involving the Jewish people and Israel.
The purpose of this is to show God is still in operation today; that God will be there with us in the end times, and we must not fear. When tribulation comes, whether we’re in heaven or on earth, we are to be with the father’s power and not our own.
Middle East Events – WHY ISRAEL?
My study of world history with emphasis on wars has never stopped developing and moving in eras and continents. I have been interested in different centuries and different countries at different seasons in my life. Lately of course, particularly after my first visit to it in 2016, Israel took centre stage. I was already working on God’s War Plan when going there but came back with an insatiable hunger for more knowledge. This had happened before when I approached other topics like World War II and the Spanish Civil War but not quite to this degree. Perhaps a more accurate statement is that a new more profound quality complemented the desire to know about Israel. There was a feeling of wholeness, lightness and peace. There was an urgency yet leisure about the pursuit of the history and news of the Holy Land.
I was satisfied that Israel posed greater relevance than all other topics. I often ask God how to explain my understanding to others. On this issue, I asked Him “what is so special about Israel? Why isn’t studying about Sicily or Russia, for example, like this?” The revelation that came to me in a way to quickly explain it to other was, in a nutshell, that the enduring story began there and shall end there. The beginning of history converged to that part of the world, and as the curtain lifts on this (possible) final act of the end times we see, as prophesied, the dynamics of the great world powers also seem to flourish there.
We are coming around to the close of a full circle of history, and so it seems that returning to that strip of land in the Levante is intellectual, spiritually and culturally irresistible.
Bible Battles Study – FAIRY TALES?
In some of these battles, we see God’s people stand against an enemy one hundred or a thousand times their number. Such odds are almost as impossible to accept in the natural as a victory in that battle. Certainly, there are no official military accounts of such battles elsewhere in history, even on the ones where the numbers have been greatly exaggerated.
I have decided to believe that the Bible battles are 100% true. While I have no concern whether the readers of my summaries believe them or not, I would nevertheless like to supply some form of explanation in this area.
Spiritual Warfare – PARALLEL with REVIVALS
If people accept what happens in a revival, they can more easily agree with what the Bible says about some of these miraculous decisive battles. God can do anything He wants in any way He wants. Nevertheless, there is almost always a trace of His working. For this reason, it is pertinent to expect to find small signs of this in the Bible accounts or, later, in scientific sources such as archaeology. For instance, we now have proof that the walls of Jericho fell outwards instead of inwards (see this battle later).
God Will Fight for You – VICTORY BEFORE THE FIGHTING
When a small number of Hebrew soldiers manage to beat a massively greater opposing force, many factors are not mentioned in the accounts. Maybe if we knew some of these factors, the victory would be ever more clear to us. If we knew them, we would say “ha ha! I see now”.
One theory I like to entertain is, for instance, that many of the enemy soldiers just couldn’t fight because of the holiness of the conflict. God’s soldiers were willing to fight, and He brought supernatural force to the battlefield. My opinion is that much of the enemy retreated and the ones that remained – which were still of vastly superior numbers – met defeat by the actual physical fighting. It is just a theory, but it puts these miracles and a perspective more understandable militarily.
The God of War – NO APOLOGY NEEDED
As I said, my mandate is not to have an apologetic report of the battle. I’m merely making a few points; that:
(a) the Bible has never been proven wrong
(b) we don’t know everything
(c) things make sense in the natural more often than we think.
The key thing I want to bring across is that These battles, miraculous or not, are but reflections of what took place in the spiritual battle where the enemy is overwhelming the people of God. What happens in the Old Testament is the same on the actual battlefield. In the process, I like to have as much fun as possible with detailed maps and refreshing military accounts that would attract not just the believer but anyone on the market for a good story!