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The Nature of Your Thoughts Determines Your Success

Moses spent forty days and forty nights on the mountain with God abiding in His rest, and receiving His commandments and testimonies. As a result of His relationship, he saw the glory of God as a place of refreshing, protection and guidance (cloud).


However, the Israelites saw the glory of the Lord upon the mountain as a consuming fire which represent God’s wrath. The presence of God scared the Israelites because of their rebelliousness and so they were ready to believe that Moses was not returning from the mountain. Hence, they forsook God and fell into idolatry. (Exodus 32)

Therefore, it is by the state of your heart and your thoughts that you will either remain in defeat or walk in victory.

If you doubt God and believe that your enemy is greater than you, you will be defeated.

Therefore, when you are tempted or persecuted, you should first rebuke the spirit of fear then remember the promises of God and His mighty works. You also need to prophesy the word of God over whatever problems or sickness that you are facing, and the Lord will destroy them.

 “If you should say in your heart, ‘These nations are greater than I; how can I dispossess them?’—  You shall not be afraid of them,  but you shall remember well what the Lord your God did to Pharaoh and to all Egypt:  the great trials that your eyes saw, the signs and the wonders, the mighty hand and the outstretched arm, by which the Lord your God brought you out. So shall the Lord, your God, do to all the peoples of whom you are afraid. (Deuteronomy 7:17-18)

The Lord will deliver not only the enemies into your hands but also their kings. He will overthrow and utterly destroy them.


Our enemies are not flesh and blood but principalities and spiritual wickedness in high places. Thus, the Lord will root out dead spirits and tear down strongholds over your lives.

But the Lord your God will deliver them over to you, and will inflict defeat upon them until they are destroyed.  And He will deliver their kings into your hand, and you will destroy their name from under heaven; no one shall be able to stand against you until you have destroyed them. (Deuteronomy 7: 23-24)

The Lord is doing all the work, so your job is to stand.

Stand fully clad in the armor of God. You must gird your waist with truth; your chest covered with the breastplate of righteousness; your feet enclosed with the gospel of peace.

 How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who proclaims peace, who brings glad tidings of good things, who proclaims salvation, who says to Zion, “Your God reigns!” (Isaiah 52:7)

Your shield must be faith that will quench the fiery darts of the enemy. In other words, your faith will be the strength you need to remain unmoved in spite of the enemies accusations, lies, and heresies.

You will need the helmet of salvation to cover your head. The foundation of your faith is salvation. You also need weapons and these must be your sword, which represents the Word of God and your prayers. Never cease to pray for yourself and the saints of God. (Ephesians 6:10-20)

 The Bible gave us the garb of soldiers in biblical times but what about the uniforms of the soldiers in our age.

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The combat uniforms that are worn by the USA army are far different from those uniforms worn by the ancient Roman soldiers.

I am not equipped to give you a detailed description of the USA combat uniforms, but I can direct you to the websites below where you can get some valuable information.

The army fatigue is called a camouflage with a pattern of green, tan and gray. This blend of design allowed the soldiers to work effectively well in the woodland, desert, and urban areas. The soldiers are part of the environment, yet they are different. Whenever they are in their uniform, they command respect and authority wherever they go.

As Christians, we live in this world, but we should not allow it to control us, but instead we should shine as a light in this world. We must keep ourselves unspotted from the world. (Phil 2:15; James 1:27; Romans 12:2)

A soldier who is dressed for combat will possess:

Binocular – used for observation and illumination and is equipped with night vision. The Christian soldiers need to have a discerning spirit from the Lord.

Communication equipment – portable radios. The dwelling place of God is your body to facilitate direct communication.

Assault Load Carrying Vest or MOLLE– which contains compartments for weapons and magazines, gas masks, flares, hydration and utility pouches, first aid kits. Your vest is also the breastplate of righteousness.


Boots- designed for stability, foot protection and can withstand rugged terrains. The Soldiers boots are designed for war, but the boots of Christians are built for peace. The message of peace will give us stability and protection.

The Soldier’s helmet protects the head from injury. We are covered with the blood of Jesus Christ.

Be fully clothed in your uniform and always be prepared for battle. While you are standing, keep the oil burning in your lamp continually so that you will be an example and blessings to others.

References: ACU; Wikipedia


  1. It is imperative that, as members of HIS forces….we first turn to our Commander, our Chief….when confronted by the enemy, allowing HIM to take control. Submissively. Stepping aside as we allow Him to take over. In no way should we rely on our own strength…because we are not strong enough to withstand or even minimally understand the tactics of our very wise and super intelligent adversary. (After all…the leader of the enemy forces has had over 6,000 years to study our all-too-human responses to his advances.)
    Just a thought…from one who has fallen on her face many times…only to learn the necessity of….falling on her face before The Lord…in the very beginning of the onslaught. Saves time…saves….face.)

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