Use Extreme Caution with FULL CONFIDENCE

We have all received emails or been given verbal about subjects in our custody or coming into our custody that are dangerous. Reality is that anyone in our custody has the potential to be extremely dangerous. There are those though that we do use extreme caution with, maybe because of their size or skill in fighting or maybe a combination of both. But when the need comes for them to be restrained, I have yet to see us fail to restrain them. It may take extra personnel and the use of more “Enhanced Social Skills,” but make no mistake they will be restrained. The power and authority is given to us as we use it correctly. Many times in our day we face foes big as Og the King of Bashan. Deuteronomy 3:11 tells us that his bed was about 13ft by 6ft and made from iron. That is one to use extreme caution with! No doubt he struck fear in the Israelites as they viewed this new foe. But make no mistake God had plans for this defiant King also.


Psalm 136:18-20 says, “And slew famous kings: for his mercy endureth for ever: Sihon king of the King of Amorites: for his mercy endureth for ever: And Og the king of Bashan: for his mercy endureth forever.” Og was a “new giant” and a “more terrific foe.” Our foes however different in resource they appear when measured among themselves, are alike when they come against those that march in the strength of God. The power by which the Christian conquers one foe will enable him to conquer all. Og looked to be a more formidable foe than Sihon. God gave his people special encouragement in Numbers 21:34 when He said, “Fear him not: for I have delivered him into thy hand, and all his people, and his land; and thou shalt do to him as thou didst to Sihon King of the Amorites, which dwelt at Heshbon.”


Many times depression, anger, anxiety, and deep hurt seem to be unbeatable foes. God knows that even the most faithful and zealous Christians cannot get entirely above the deceitfulness of outward appearances. We gather our resources and utilize tools and training when dealing with an extremely dangerous subject, this is what we must also do when a new giant comes into our life to discourage us or attempt to bring us into bondage. We have The Holy Spirit and the Word of God to defeat the most formidable foe. This New Year will bring new giants to all of us. This year let us trust God to slay the giants for us. Philippians 4:13 says, “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me’.

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