If one listens to the news, he will become disheartened as he hears that Michael Sussmann was acquitted by a Democrat stacked jury, or any other of a multitude of stories. There is only one source of ‘news’ you should be listening to and that is the word of God! In the Bible, there is a story about Gideon that mirrors this Dis heartedness. Gideon had been listening to the news of his day about the problem of the Midianites and he was worried –
“Gideon said to Him, “O my lord, if the LORD is with us, why then has all this happened to us? And where are all His miracles which our fathers told us about, saying, ‘Did not the LORD bring us up from Egypt?’ But now the LORD has forsaken us and delivered us into the hands of the Midianites.” Then the LORD turned to him and said, “Go in this might of yours, and you shall save Israel from the hand of the Midianites. Have I not sent you?” – Judges 6:13-14
The LORD took his concern and turned into victory. Lance Wallnau speaks to this in the following video –
The remnant Church needs to stop listening to the news media and turn their faith back to God. There is an old saying, “When the going gets tough, the tough get going!” That needs to be the message from every pulpit. The Bible states that He that is in you is greater that he that is in the world! We have been given the Holy Spirit and the ‘blood of Jesus, and the word of Gad as our weapons – weapons that will never fail!
Our history points the way. When George Washington retreated from New York, his army went from 28,000 down to 2,400 and they were disheartened. Thomas Payne sent a letter to Washington which read –
“These are the times that try men’s souls: The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like Hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph,” said Paine in The American Crisis, a new pamphlet that appeared in the Pennsylvania Journal.
The army’s commanders read the words to a force that include John Marshall, Alexander Hamilton, James Monroe, and Aaron Burr. Washington was literally at a crossroads. His opponent, General Howe, had offered pardons to local residents, and the re-enlistment period was ending for the volunteers in his army. An inspired Washington and his troops, who adopted the motto “Victory or Death,” crossed the Delaware River during a Nor’easter on Christmas Day and routed the Hessian garrison at Trenton.
When Solomon built the Temple, he called it the place where “the Name of the Lord” was and prayed that when men called on the Name of the Lord that the Lord would hear from heaven and answer them. (2 Chron. 6:20). When David faced down Goliath the giant, he did it in the Name of the LORD –
“Then David said to the Philistine, “You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin. But I come to you in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.” – 2 Sam. 17:45
The following prophesy by Kent Christmas was given in 2018 but I believe it is still in force for 2022 as well. Listen to the end –
All the lawlessness of the world has is a “sword, a spear, and a javelin” but we have the Name of the LORD of the hosts, so why should we be fearful? Its time for the faithful to rise up in the Spirit of the Lord: rise up in church, rise up in your prayer meetings, to your neighbors and those you work with. Wickedness is upon the land and it is time for to be salt and light to the lost!
It is time to be a Gideon!