Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? Who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?
In 1 Corinthians 16:13 it says:
Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong. Let all that you do be done with love.
Christians it is time to take our place as Children of God before a lost world and stand fast. In Ephesians 6:13-20 we are told:
Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints—and for me, that utterance maybe given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
In a song written many years ago by George Duffield & George J. Webb the words are:
“Stand up, Stand up for Jesus, Ye soldiers of the cross! Lift high His royal banner, It must not suffer loss.”
Get on your face before your Holy God and seek His wisdom for today and the days ahead in your personal life and also in the life of your country. We must have Father’s wisdom in choosing a new president, in listening to the rhetoric of today and knowing who is telling the truth, in our churches to know who are false teachers and who speak the truth. We pray for each one of you daily that you will be “soldiers of the cross” in a world slowly slipping away from the Cross.
Love and blessings to our dear partners! Please continue to pray for us as we also walk out this New Year as children of God following the Lord Jesus.
Charley & Karen