And the king of Sodom, the king of Gomorrah, the king of Admah, the king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela (that is, Zoar) went out and joined together in battle in the Valley of Siddim against Chedorlaomer king of Elam, Tidal king of nations, Amraphel king of Shinar, and Arioch king of Ellasar—four kings against five.
-Battle in Hebrew is written as milchamah & it means war, conflict or encounter. It can be defined as a contest between two or more parties or a struggle to survive or conquer.
-During Abraham’s time, a battle erupted. The kings of Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, Zeboiim & Bela were conquered by four kings; Chedorlaomer, Tidal, Amraphel & Arioch. In the battle Lot & his family were hopelessly captured, taken away & had probably lost hope. God then used a certain man who had fled the captivity & notified Abraham of the invasion. With 318 trained troops, Abraham pursed the oppressors with great tact & won through the grace of God. He brought Lot back with all the other people captured & plenty of wealth that had been stolen from Sodom & Gomorra; given that these nations were very fertile/ productive. Many times in our daily lives we fight battles in form of disease, business failure, work related challenges, marriage issues, problems in school, financial challenges, issues in the family, national quagmires etc. We are reminded to give thanks to God always & to ask Him to fight our battles so that we may gain victory all the time despite the magnitude of the situations we are facing.
Our Lord & King we thank You for the mercy & love that You have always bestowed unto us. We humbly ask You to go before us everyday Lord & fight our battles that we may always dwell in peace & prosperity. Help all those who have been held captive in other nations that by Your mighty hand they may come back home safely. Heal all the sick in hospitals, touch the hearts of those who are contemplating suicide & those who are at the verge of divorce, establish the leadership of our nation & other nations in the world including Israel, Ethiopia & South Africa. Despite the raging storms that we face everyday Father, we know that we shall triumph over all for nothing is impossible for You Jesus. May Your precious blood always engulf us & our families that nothing may harm us. In Jesus name we pray trusting & believing. Amen
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