Mighty Warriors

group prayer

Who is doing exploits for God today?

Where is the enemy being driven back? That is the great yearning of all spiritually minded people. They are not enchanted with polished sermons and slick organizational technique. But where are the mighty men and women anointed by God to truly make a difference? Who is willing to stand up?

What is it really that stops us from becoming mighty warriors in the Lord? God has not changed. He is still superior to anything the enemy can throw against us. Jim Cymbala

Who, where, what? Great questions. I fear that in our instant gratification culture where our addiction to the pleasures this life are so easily supplied we are not even aware of an enemy or the need to fight against him. And the darkness increases with every passing day.

Babies are being murdered daily. Lawlessness in our streets is punctuated by gunfire and death. Drug addiction takes and destroys lives daily. What is right is wrong, what is wrong is right. And even as the attacks increase against the freedom to worship and stand for what is right our response is to compromise or look the other way.

If God does not judge us for being complicit, see nothing, say nothing, by our lack of concern He will certainly hold us accountable for our apathy.

But as it was in the days of Elijah there is a remnant who have remained faithful. Mighty warriors waiting for reinforcements. God has not changed. He is still superior to anything the enemy can throw against us. And He is waiting for you. Will you answer the call?

 

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“Now at last they were beginning chapter One of the great story no one on earth has read: which goes on forever”. I love this line at the end of the Last Battle by C.S. Lewis. Everyone has a story to tell and ultimately we are all part of a greater story that someday will be revealed in full. “ For now, we can only see a dim and blurry picture of things”. ( 1 Corinthians 13:12). My story is not remarkable, although the events I have had the privilege in my life to witness have been. I grew up in the south “the land of cotton” and the old times there were definitely not forgotten. I remember where I was and what I was doing when JFK and Martin Luther King were murdered in Dallas and in Memphis. I remember the Civil Rights movement, a time of great unrest and change. I remember the dawning of the “Age of Aquarius” in the late 1960’s. It was also the dawning of my love for playing music, a love that has stayed with me throughout my life. If my life were chapters in a book one would tell of my precious bride of 20+ years who endured so much and stood beside me through the good and the bad. One would describe the blessings of being a father and a grandfather. One would tell about how despite being “the wretch” the song sings about God was able to change me, and use me to make a difference in others lives, make me a servant in His church, and surround me with friends all because of His goodness. All part of a story that has had many twists and turns. I think of the words Jimmy Buffet wrote in one of my favorite songs "As a dreamer of dreams and a travelin’ man I have chalked up many a mile Read dozens of books about heroes and crooks And I learned much from both of their styles" And so it is true for me. But in all of my travels and all I have read and experienced nothing compares to where I am headed. The place where my story here ends and the story that goes on forever begins! "" I am confident that He who began a good work in you will carry it on until completion until the day He returns". Philippians 1:6 My hope is that as we all run our race that in some small way my words will encourage and speak to you, as your story is being written. And draw you ever closer to the One who loves you. Further up and further in!
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