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  • July 11, 2014 - Reflections

    By Jean S. Horner
    The other day while walking down a corridor in a public building, I saw what appeared to be someone walking toward me. On coming closer, I found it was my own reflection in a huge mirror. For a moment it frightened me. Somehow a full-length reflection of one’s self is a startling thing. ...


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February 15, 2013 - Submitting to Your Commander

By Scott McChrystal

"Once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him" (Hebrews 5:9, NIV).

The presence of great leadership does not guarantee an army will be victorious. The followers must listen and carry out the orders of those in authority.

In fact, obedience is so important that a soldier wanting to reenlist must swear or affirm he will obey the orders of the president of the United States as well as the orders of the officers appointed over him.

On the spiritual battlefield the rules work the same way. If we are going to triumph over our enemy, the devil, we must first submit to our Commander. The Lord knows all about the rules for victory. He wrote them.

Ironically, most military men and women obey their leaders and contribute significantly to mission accomplishment. Yet, somehow many approach submission to God in a half-hearted manner. Does this make sense?

Dying on a cross was serious commitment. It required Jesus' total submission. But through His obedience, Jesus Christ became the sacrifice for our sins and the source of our eternal salvation.

Are you fully submitting to Him?

— Chaplain Col. (Ret.) Scott McChrystal serves as the military/VA representative for the Chaplaincy Department of the Assemblies of God. Excerpted from Daily Strength for the Battle, Volume 1.



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