Sunday, June 4, 2017
We've Won the War
As I went for a walk early this morning, enjoying the sound of all the neighborhood critters waking up and singing their songs, I noticed a small American flag someone had put on the back side of a yield sign. I didn't think too much about it at first, but the Lord kept calling my attention to it. So as I looked at it further, I thought it looked like something a person would do who just went through a battle, and came out victoriously. A stake on the neighborhood, laying claim to it as a part of the United States of America. I heard the words, "We won the war."
We have been in a war. Not a physical war, but a war for the soul of our country. The enemy has been subtly taking ground, not by conquering territory, but minds. In large part through public education and media, battles were fought, and won, without much of a notice by patriots or the church until suddenly it seemed as if we'd lost the heart of America.
But now, we want our country back. We may not be the loudest, but we're the strongest. If we've won the war, or have even just crossed the tipping point, then that means we need to think about rebuilding. Whatever has been destroyed, needs to be restored. Whatever has been lost, needs to be recovered. The target has been the heart and soul of our young people, and that is what we need to tenaciously go after until we win that ground back, and rebuild.
What does this rebuilding look like? Every member of the body of Christ needs to look at their children and their grandchildren. What has this war done to them? To what extent has the enemy gained a foothold in their lives? How much damage has been done to their foundation of truth? What is left that can be restored? What were the weapons used by the enemy? And then, pray. Pray as one who has been give authority over "all the power of the enemy." Pray and "believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household." Speak the Word of God over your children and grandchildren. Pray until Christ is formed in them. Pray that the weapons that were used by the enemy are confiscated and used by God and His people for good, not evil anymore.
Father God, show us how to rebuild--our families, our neighborhoods, our cities, states and country. We proclaim, as Your Word says, "Restrain your voice from weeping and your eyes from tears; for your work will be rewarded," declares the Lord, "And they will return from the land of the enemy. There is hope for your future," declares the Lord, "And your children will return to their own territory."
Luke 10:19; Acts 16:31; Galatians 4:19; Jeremiah 31:16-17
Posted by Rose Murdock at 7:48 AM