On June 6, 1944, as the troops of the allied invasion prepared to land on the beaches of Normandy, France, Allied Commander General Dwight D. Eisenhower read aloud a message over radio channels to the troops. Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines listened over radios and loud speakers as the General spoke of the great challenge ahead and offered them encouragement .
The third paragraph of the message, only three short sentences long, says: "Your task will not be an easy one. Your enemy is well trained, well equiped, and battle hardened. He will fight savagely."
General Eisenhower was absolutely correct...German resistance was strong...casualties on the beaches, on day one of D-Day, numbered in the thousands...the enemy was ready, willing and able to fight...and fight they did.
Today, August 7, 2012, we are facing an enemy that too, is well trained, well equiped, and battle hardened...the hordes of hell, led by satan, are on the march to destroy our nation, wipe out churches, and shut the mouths of God's people. The ole devil seeks to devour each one of us who claim the name of Jesus Christ!
But, we still have a mission to accomplish, a goal to achieve: We are to "Go into all the world and preach the gosple to every creature." We know that our task will not be easy and we know that the enemy with fight us savagely every step of the way...however, we must continue our mission...we can not fail...we must not stop...we should not be knocked off track...our mission, to reach the lost, is far to important to take lightly or to ignore. We have to...we must succeed!
With his allies of the world and the flesh, the devil is on the move...But, "Greater is He that is in us, than he that is in the world!"
Prepare yourselves for the battle ahead...it grows more fierce every hour of every day.
Preach, pray, and plug away!
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Unfortunately we are living in a day of seemingly unending bad news...war and threats of war, terrorism, murder, crime, gangs, sexual perversion and promiscuity, and constant anguish and fear.
Just as unfortunately many Christians use "these Days" as an excuse not to excel, in this surrounding world, as a child of God.
"These days" are the days in which our God has placed us to serve Him with power and authority! Not the days of surrender to the satanic, demonic, and carnal forces that seem to rule the day! We are to rise up and fight, work, and serve our Lord with all of our might!
Fox New's Neil Cavuto, on a recent broadcast, stated these words of wisdom: "Accusing the times is but excusing ourselves."
No matter what the "times" may look like...we are to dedicate ourselves to the fervent service of our Mighty God!
Our darling Lord Jesus the Christ spoke these words to His disciples just prior to His arrest and subsequent crucifixion...knowing that perilous times were coming to thier lives:
"These things have I spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world." John 16: 33.
He will never leave us nor forsake us! He has empowered us, via His Holy Spirit, His precious Word, and His glorious Church to be victorious, through Him, no matter what the "times" may throw at us!
Rise up Brothers and Sisters to the work of our God...these are perilous times...but even in these times we can be overcomers!
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