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The Composer's notes on "Your Enemies Are My Enemies"

Thank you for your interest in this choral work. This song resulted from my own personal day-by-day battle against the flesh. As I was struggling (against the flesh) I heard this song in my head. The L-rd was showing me what it means to be totally committed to His kingdom; a personal burnt offering before Him. Later I realized that the battle I/we fight against the flesh is very much like the battle Israel fights for the land. If we/they are not totally committed we/they will vacillate and loose the battle.

The text is not a direct "word-for-word" scriptural quote but it is very consistent with virtually everything in the scriptures from Moses asking "Who is on the L-rd's side, who will take a stand" through Jesus identifying 'the prince of this world (speaking of Satan), in whom He has no identity.'

Since posting this video I am personally amazed at the "Christians" who don't understand it and are "concerned" about promoting "war" and "violence." There is a powerful prophetic picture in Exodus Chapter 17 that I want you to see. Moses (the anointed vessel of God functioning as Prophet, Priest, and King) is standing on the mountaintop with Aaron and Hur who are holding up his arms as he intercedes for the army of Israel fighting against Amalek in the valley. Verse 11 says:

    "So it came about when Moses held his hand up, that Israel prevailed, and when he let his hand down, Amalek prevailed."

Moses prophetically represents the Church who is supposed to fight the battle against Satan in heavenly places (Ephesians 6:12) while Israel fights in the physical. We should be interceding for Israel to be victorious in battle. The Lord said through Jeremiah to the nation of Israel:

    "You are My war-club, My weapon of war; and with you I shatter nations, and with you I destroy kingdoms." Jeremiah 51:20.

It was said of King David:

    "Saul has slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands." I Samuel 18:7.

Is this not the David that it was said "has a heart like God?" We must understand that David killed tens of thousands because he understood that if an army was coming against Israel, then God had judged them like Sodom and Gomorrah, but now He was using Israel as the vessel of judgment. Those who rise up against Israel have the death sentence upon them. How do you explain the six-day war of 1967? In the book of Revelation do we not see that those who rise up against Israel in the battle of Armageddon (Har Megiddo) all die before Jesus? We cannot be a truly strong support to Israel with apprehensions over them doing what they should do! Are you going to be in the camp with those of who it is said:

    "A strong support for us are the inhabitants of Jerusalem through the Lord of hosts, their God" (Zechariah 12:5)?

In that day, I for one expect to be an "inhabitant of Jerusalem." Those who have ear with which to hear will shed Greek philosophical humanism and get biblical.

Sheet music to this composition will be available soon. Rest assured it will be on our next album.

Blessings in Him who is able to keep us.

Jim

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