Are you a Trained Servant or a Straggler? Genesis 14:14 (NKJV) 14 Now when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive, he armed his three hundred and eighteen trained servants who were born in his own house, and went in pursuit as far as Dan. Deuteronomy 25:18 (NKJV) 18 how he met you on the way and attacked your rear ranks, all the stragglers at your rear, when you were tired and weary; and he did not fear God. No soldier ever enters a battlefield without adequate preparation, no matter how confident he feels. In like manner we must never take our participation in spiritual warfare lightly. Although our enemy is unseen, his power and intelligence far surpass our own. Because our success depends totally on the power of God working through us, we must be sure that our lives are a clear channel through which He can work and fully avail ourselves of the spiritual resources He offers us. Therefore, prayerfully: EXAMINE AND CLEANSE YOURSELF FROM ALL SIN. CHECK YOUR SPIRITUAL ARMOR (Ephesians 6:10-18). CLAIM YOUR SPIRITUAL RESOURCES.