The Lord shall march out like a mighty man. Like a warrior getting ready for the battle, he will stir his zeal. With a shout, he will raise the battle cry! Isaiah 42:13 JED
By Joseph Diop
Copyright © 2017 by Joseph Diop
Praise the name of JESUS — “The LORD God of Hosts… The Captain of the Hosts of the Lord” (2Chron 5:10; Joshua 5:14). Amen.
The word of God tells us, “…and they overcame him by the blood of the lamb, and by the word of their testimony, and they LOVED NOT THEIR LIVES UNTO THE DEATH” (Rev 12:11). Do you love the Lord? I mean, do you really love him enough to consider death nothing but a blessed promotion, and a wonderful transition into His presence forever? Is your love for JESUS so all-consuming that that “perfect love casts out fear?” (1John 4:18). Then, the angel of the Lord beckons you to take a stand, and take your place in the ranks of the Lord’s fighting forces.
Scripture tells us that our Lord sits astride a white horse, “And the armies which [are] in heaven follow him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean” (Rev 19:14). THIS IS A WAR CRY!!! “Is there not a cause??,” young King David said, standing before Goliath (1Samuel 17:29). WAKE UP!!! Look around you. What do you see daily? The faith which we first received, the Lord which we hold so dear, and the saints of the Most High are being viciously attacked every day!!!
Our nation, which once was a golden cup in the hand of the Lord, has become a cesspool. To borrow a little terminology from Star Wars, it is now “a wretched hive of scum and villainy.” And, it is altogether broken to bits and fractured like the fictional “Humpty Dumpty.” And, you know what the nursery rhyme says about him. “All the king’s horses and all the king’s men could not put him back together again.” So now, we have a new name – “The Divided States of America.” If you dare to watch the daily news, or consume any of the media broadcasts on TV, you can’t help but see it. America has fallen (Rev 18:1-4). The handwriting is on the wall. “A house divided against itself cannot stand. And every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation,” Jesus said (Matthew 12:25).
America prosecutes her own saints, mocks holiness, promotes filth of every kind, and has even legalized sodomy. She slaughters the unborn without fear, and criminalizes evangelization under the evil banners of quashing “hate crime” and intolerance. Yet, she has no shame in being the number one purveyor of pornography in the world. TV programs like “Naked and Afraid,” “The Naked Dating Game,” and “Sex Box,” show that we openly promote nakedness and indecency now, as readily as we once censured it.
I am not a consumer of these things, but I am one of the Lord’s watchmen — an O.D.D. minister, called to Observe, Document, and Declare the signs of the times. And, I declare unto you, it is now “Open Season” on the faithful of Christ. And, it is time for the church of JESUS Christ to get our act together, clean house, and make a concerted response to the rampant reprobation going on all around us, and in our midst. But, we ourselves must first repent. Now is the time for all good men and women of faith in JESUS Christ to gather together, not only for worship, but also for spiritual war. This is a battle to be fought not with guns, and bombs, and tanks, but with spirit-praises, prayers, thanks, and a readiness to even lay our lives down in the ministering of gospel truth to this truly sin-sick generation of ours. This is a call to the War of Armageddon, which if rightly understood, is a “gathering of troops” on both sides of the ancient conflict — the saints against the ain’ts, the Spirit-filled children of light against the fully-matured children of darkness, the righteous versus the wicked. As the word says,
“I [the LORD] have bent Judah for me, filled the bow with Ephraim, and raised up thy sons, O Zion, against thy sons, O Greece, and made thee as the sword of a mighty man. And the LORD shall be seen over them, and his arrow shall go forth as the lightning: and the Lord GOD shall blow the trumpet, and shall go with whirlwinds…” Zechariah 9:13-14
Now is the time!!! Put on the whole armor of God, and fight in the name of the Lord. I will see you in the trenches. And, I pray that you will receive abundance of grace, so that you too feel the zeal, and not at all be ashamed of the gospel, nor God’s word, nor the Savior, nor God’s people. Amen, again. I love you with the love of our Father in heaven.
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