Principles of War

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The nine Principles of War, as defined in the Army Field Manual FM-3 Military Operations:

PRINCIPLEDEFINITION
MassConcentrate combat power at the decisive place and time
ObjectiveDirect every military operation towards a clearly defined, decisive, and attainable objective
OffensiveSeize, retain, and exploit the initiative
SurpriseStrike the enemy at a time, at a place, or in a manner for which he is unprepared
Economy of forceAllocate minimum essential combat power to secondary efforts
ManeuverPlace the enemy in a position of disadvantage through the flexible application of combat power
Unity of commandFor every objective, ensure unity of effort under one responsible commander
SecurityNever permit the enemy to acquire an unexpected advantage
SimplicityPrepare clear, uncomplicated plans and clear, concise orders to ensure thorough understanding

resisting the tide

IMG_2903Have you noticed how the spirit of the age seeks to invade our hearts, our lives?

I have heard this in the past, and I am beginning to see it, that the real fight in this realm is between Satan and God’s people. All the rest of the self important activity is flowing into the Abyss. And the tide of evil rises.

The whole world lies in the power of the evil one – all those who are not in Christ. At the same time, many who are in Christ are giving the evil one advantage. We must be careful not to do this. Give us wisdom to avoid this trap Lord. Continue reading “resisting the tide”

The Claim of the Kingdom

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Have you ever considered what the claim of the Kingdom is upon the lives of believers? We may be more familiar with our claims that are aimed at the Kingdom (i.e., no more tears, reunion with family members and loved ones, etc.). But what about the Kingdom’s claim upon us as it’s citizens? This can also be thought of in present terms.

I want to encourage you to think of the claim of the Kingdom upon you over the next several days.

I welcome your feedback or thoughts, as your view is helpful!