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 Onward Christian Soldiers 

Think not that I am come to send peace on earth:

I came not to send peace, but a sword.”  ~ Jesus Christ

 

The time has come to take our country back...

Our founding fathers came over here to escape Christian persecution, and yet, look at the state of America today. Christian children are being told to hide Christ, while they are being taught anti-Christ science in public schools (paid for with our tax-dollars). Our freedom of speech is being chipped away at with “hate crime” laws, while references to our Lord from public places are being removed—in attempts to get rid of all evidence of this being a Christian nation. How long will we wait? Will it take all the evidence being removed from our public places? Will anti-Christ ways become so customary in America, that even Christians will find themselves sitting by, while the US Constitution is burned some day, eliminating every bit of what our founding fathers achieved? If we do not act now, we will lose our nation. The time has come to take our country back! 

 

"Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid."

 

Legislation is being pushed into law, ever so quietly—hate speech laws designed to silence Christians from speaking out against evils in America, evils such as abortion and perverted sexual behavior. The enemy has set up camp on Capital Hill and is lining up his artillery (these laws), while most of us watch TV and play video games. We have just cause to be alerted and scripture that shows our God given responsibility to turn off the TV and put down the joy-sticks and do something now! 

 

Question: Why would aware believers sit by and do nothing, while congress chips away at their freedom of speech? Answer: We are light in this world, and Capital Hill needs to be lit up! Repeat After Me…He who is in me is greater than he who is in this world.”

 

Coming Out of The Comfort Zone

 

Matthew 10:26 “Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known.”

 

For many, speaking up is not an easy thing to do. With speaking up, comes backlash. And we all know what happens to those who rock the boat of societal issues. We see it in the news, on the job, at ladies coffee club meetings— scrutiny, slander, tongue wagging!

 

Here is the fact of it…

 

Luke 6:22 “Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake.”

 

Now, I could sit here and tell you how men and women have fought and died for our freedoms, and that you surely can put up with some cruel words said behind your back or even in your face, etc. etc. etc. But, fact is, guilt is not of the Lord. However, conviction is whole other story.

 

A Change of Heart

 

“For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword…”

 

The two-edged sword in the heart of a believer is like the instrument a surgeon uses to remove oh-so-delicately only what needs removed—all the while not harming that which is vital and healthy.

 

Conviction leads to change. When man feels convicted, he turns to God. It is a simple case of cause and effect; because a person feels conviction, he turns to the Father for change.

 

Scalpel, Please

 

Yes, when you take a stand, there will be a lot of backlash from worldly people. Many will hate you. They will seek to smear your name with the most outrageous of lies. And believe me, many will not even appear to have a conscience for what they will do to you. I will not lie to you. But here is the fact of it, it is written in scripture that when we are doing right, we will be persecuted. Does this bother you? Do you have a need to be liked by the world, by those who hate Jesus?

 

If so, let’s take you into the operating room…

 

James 4:4 “Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.”

 

John 15:19 “If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.”

 

 

Armor Up

 

“If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.”
                                                                                                                       ~ Jesus Christ

God does not send us out into battle unprepared—quite the contrary. We have all we need, truth, righteousness, the gospel, the shield of faith, the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, and we have the blessing of prayer.

Weapon of Choice

God’s Word is our sword. Do you wonder why the wicked seek laws that would shut us Christians up? God’s Word is Powerful! The wicked cannot stand against it. Satan himself must flee at the very sound of it!

The wicked cry that they are “Offended” by true Christianity. It is written that the gospel of Christ is offensive to those who are perishing. Beware, my dear brothers and sisters—THAT is what the wicked want to stop from being told, The Gospel of Jesus Christ! They want to call it a “Hate Crime” for us to even imply that sin exists, and a Savior implies a need to be saved, which implies there is sin. The wicked claim that preaching against what they do and in anyway calling their behavior “sin” puts their lives in danger. (Does this sound crazy? Well, tell that to your congressmen and women!)

John 3:19 & 20 “And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.”                      

I just have one more thing to ask you here. How do you feel about preaching to those in prison? No, no, no, though it is a great ministry, I am not suggesting you volunteer to do prison ministry. I’m asking you this because if you continue to stay in your comfort zone, prison is where you may end up some day, just for telling someone about Jesus Christ!

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 “Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel,
 but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.”

“If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you:
on their part he (Jesus) is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.”

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