Rise Up, Prayer Warriors!
"For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places." Ephesians 6:12
As I write this post, I am disturbed--disturbed by the complacency among those in this country who call themselves God's people.
Yesterday I had a small gathering of ladies in my home for prayer and fellowship. One of the ladies told a story of her husband who was recently travelling for business. He was travelling on a plane in business class next to a man who appeared to be fasting and praying. Nearing the end of the flight, my friend's husband couldn't help but inquire of the gentleman's actions. The man explained that he was fasting and praying to Satan for the destruction of the marriages of pastors in the United States.
I read recently of the marital struggles of Lysa Teurkerst, a wonderful warrior for God, due to her husband's infidelity and addiction. There have been several prominent folks who have claimed the cross in the past, such as Marty Sampson of Hillsong United, who have now renounced their faith in Jesus Christ. Well-known pastors have committed suicide. The list goes on.
But God is bigger, stronger, greater.
My friend, we are in a war--a real war. It may not be a flesh and blood war, but it is even more devastating. Our country is polarized politically, and many are trying desperately to find a place in which they can unite. Often, the Church, God's Church, is that place. But, while Christians are not Republican or Democrat, you cannot call yourself a Christian and support homosexuality. You cannot call yourself a Christian and support abortion. These practices are clearly against the teachings in the Holy Bible.
So, what is a Christian to do in this environment?
We must learn the Scripture and pray. Prayer is powerful.
Isaiah 54:17 says, "no weapon that is fashioned against you shall succeed, and you shall refute every tongue that rises against you in judgment. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord and their vindication from me, declares the Lord.”
And, 1 Thessalonians 5:17 says, "Pray without ceasing."
Won't you join me in fighting the war?