The Battle is the LORD’s.

1 Plead my cause, O Lord, with them that strive with me: fight against them that fight against me.
Take hold of shield and buckler, and stand up for mine help.
Draw out also the spear, and stop the way against them that persecute me: say unto my soul, I am thy salvation.
– Psalm 35

From my schema, and this isn’t an official military doctrine of any prestigious academy, but there appears to be seven vital things that must be present and that must be done well in order to win battles and ultimately the war. Will, Knowledge, Training, Leadership, Planning, Logistics, and Execution.

Of all seven, the will to win is the seed to victory. Wars are won by those who want it the most Knowledge is the key to victory as it provides warfighters lessons, secrets, and know how to achieve it. Leadership inspires and maintains collective will. With leadership also comes detailed planning in how to win battles. Then, logistics to provide the means to victory from food to medicine, medical to clothing, and weapons and technology. Lastly, execution of the plan that if done precisely gains ultimate victory.

However, more often than not, Murphy’s Law often takes effect: Anything that can go wrong will go wrong. When battle commences it is said the best laid plans doesn’t often comes apart at the first shot. So much is needed to ensure success on the battlefield that one mistake can lead to losing the war. If not, that mistake will most certainly be costly in terms of money, time, and lives.

Battles are so fluid in nature that it is foolish to trust that human will and efforts alone will ultimately prevail (Ecclesiastes 9:11). To not trust in the LORD is to leave all to chance.

It is the LORD who gives victory, it is by Him He ensures it.

By Him the will to succeed (Judges 6:6), through Him wisdom is given (Proverbs 9:16). From Him are leaders raised (Judges 6:11) and plan is made (Judges 7:16-18). The LORD provides also what are needed (Judges 7:1-7) and execution, flawless (7:19-25). He makes to where one can learn to do with little (Philippians 4:11-13), and with a little do very much (1 Samuel 17:50).

Published by a.israelthomas

A Protestant Christian whose mission is to defend the Gospel, the fundamentals of the Faith, and to reach the lost for their salvation. The Icon that I'm using conveys multiple purposes of a Christian believer. The sword represents our mission to evangelize; not through force of arms, but through the truth of the word of God (Psalm 19:7-9). The shield represents our obligation to defend the truths of the scriptures and the confessions of the faith (1 Peter 3:15). Lastly, the wings represents the grace, love, gentleness, and care we must show and give to each other as brothers and sisters in the Lord, and everyone else around us - to the righteous and to the unrighteous - as God has loved us (Ephesians 2:2-3 & 1 John 4:19). IMAGE SOURCE: Sword Shield FreeImg.com https://freepngimg.com/png/32238-sword-shield/icon

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