They Shall Flee

They Shall Flee By Kirk Hunt

“The Lord will cause your enemies who rise against you to be defeated before your face; they shall come out against you one way and flee before you seven ways.”

Deuteronomy 28:7 NKJV


Sometimes, it appears that the bad guys have won.  Still, often at the last moment, God makes you victorious.  You watch in wonder as the villains flee in seven different directions.


Deuteronomy 28:2 holds the not-so-secret key to God’s intervention on your part: obedience.  Obedience to Him, not your overwhelming firepower, will save you.  Obedience to Him, not your backroom maneuverings, will promote you.  Obedience to His commands in Scripture and the authoritative direction of the Holy Spirit will advance you.


Consider the example of Daniel:  He landed in the lion’s den because of his obedient devotion to God.  Daniel walked out of the lion’s den, unscratched, because of his obedience to God.  Daniel’s enemies did not fare quite so well


We all want control of our circumstances.  Our human nature wants to have the ways and means of enforcing our will on everything around us.  As disciples of Jesus Christ, we follow a different path.


There will likely be hard work and long hours in front of you.  You may have to exercise severe restraint on what you say and what you do.  There may even be the inconvenience of being thrown into a (modern) lion’s den. 


Stay strong, courageous and obedient to Father-God.  You will see the defeat of your enemies.  You will witness them fleeing on multiple paths.


Think:        My obedience to God causes the defeat and scattering of my enemies.

Pray:           “Lord, show me how to be more obedient to You.”


Copyright © March 2017, Kirk Hunt

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Spirit Of Kindness

Spirit Of Kindness By Kirk Hunt

To Godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love.  For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Peter 1:7–8 NKJV
Read also 2 Peter 1:5–9


Kindness can be defined as the act of being friendly, generous, and considerate.  Not just one or two of those adjectives.  Real kindness requires all three. The spirit of kindness is a component of your knowledge of Jesus.  The Holy Spirit will help you, but you must also make your own effort.


Kindness cannot come from a place of weakness or ignorance.  Kindness comes from a heart that knows and understands Jesus and is powered by the Holy Spirit.  Perhaps that is why so many men and women do not understand how to be kind; they do not know Jesus.


God showed kindness to all of mankind by sending Jesus to the Cross.  Jesus showed kindness to you by sacrificing Himself for you.  Follow their example and show kindness to the souls around you.  Even to those who are currently your enemies.


Your profession of Jesus is not enough.  Men and women, boys and girls, will see and react to your acts of kindness.  No human heart can forever resist sincere kindness.


Jesus knew the real you and died for you anyway; so you have an example.  The Holy Spirit stands by to assist you.  Who will you be friendly, generous, and considerate to today?


Think:        Kindness is the act of being friendly, generous, and considerate.

Pray:           “Lord, help me to show kindness in Your Name.”


Copyright © October 2016, Kirk Hunt


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Goliath’s Sword


Goliath’s Sword By Kirk Hunt


Therefore David ran and stood over the Philistine, took his sword and drew it out of its sheath and killed him, and cut off his head with it. And when the Philistines saw that their champion was dead, they fled.

I Samuel 17:51 NKJV


David stood over the prostate Goliath. The giant from Gath had been so contemptuous of David that he hadn’t bothered to draw his sword. David did not hesitate to use God’s provision against his enemy.


To David’s natural eyes, Goliath must have seemed the size of a tank, in size, arms and armor. To David’s spiritual eyes, the blasphemous Goliath was a walking dead man. Little did David realize that the giant’s sword would become his to use for the kingdom.


Goliath’s sword represents the tools and resources that God provides through your opposition. Like David, the giants in your life will not only fall, but their arms and armor will become yours to use for the Kingdom. God will make your enemies fund and equip you.


David used Goliath’s sword to finish off Goliath. David carried Goliath’s sword during his fugitive mercenary years. In my mind’s eye, I can see it hanging as a trophy, or ready for use, in David’s royal audience chamber.


Jehovah-Jireh is the God who provides. At times He sends angles with provision. Other times He sends faithful men and women to sustain you. The rest of the time, He makes your opposition provide for your needs and wants.


Think:        God will provide the tools and resources I need to complete my calling.


Pray:          “Lord, help me recognize Your provision, no matter who brings it.”



Copyright © September 2015, Kirk Hunt

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God Fights For Us

“God Fights For Us” by Kirk Hunt

For the LORD your God is he that goeth with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you.

Deuteronomy 20:4 (KJV)

Jehovah-sabaoth is a name of God, and is often translated “The Lord of hosts.” Imagine God, in plate armor, in front of an endless army of war angels. Power incarnate, leads an unstoppable force.

Still, He commands His unbeatable army to stand still. He comes close, and points at the adversary. He asks you a single question: “Friend or foe?”

Is the problem in your life, whatever seems to be hindering or destroying you, a friend or foe? It is a simple question. Give a simple answer. Do not hesitate to give your answer.

Too many of us embrace an adversary as a friend. God will not strike down your friends. He will not move against what you welcome into your life.

Make a decision. Is that circumstance, condition or person a friend or an enemy? God will fight for you against true enemies. He will leave you to your (so called) friends.

Get real. Get serious. Whatever impacts your soul must line up as friend or foe. There is no third option. God’s army is waiting for you to decide.

Think: God will war against my enemies, not my friends.

Pray: “Father-God, help me to know who are the enemies of my soul.”

Copyright © February 2011, Kirk Hunt