Even though we are living in the last days, days when evil is fighting to conquer the world, we have reason to rejoice! This new year is going to bring God's hands moving in new ways so long as we remain close to our God in obedience. The Word tells us in the last days hearts will grow cold; well the battle for the hearts of God’s children is being executed today. We need to watch and stay close to the Lord in obedience.
You have blessed our land, Lord, yet we continue to allow satan to work against Your commands. Awake O people of the western world! This is the year of victory! Obey the will of our mighty God and we will have recompense for the adversity satan has placed against us. Stand for the commands of our God. Lift up the shield of faith. Trust in His protection, His love for us and for this country! Stand against the enemy in strength and conviction of righteousness! Evil is eagerly gobbling up every opportunity to spread it’s vileness; laws are being passed to destroy our values and constitutional rights.
Our children are taught the enemy’s deceptions ~ that what is evil is good and what is good is evil. This is something that especially needs to be halted. Our children are our biggest treasure and our greatest asset! Our problem is we get upset, but as the irritation continues, we begin to accept it. It's similar to how the continued snow storms and bitter cold here begins to weary people.
Trying to stay positive and look for God’s hand in all this is difficult; I look at the nation and all the battles evil is promoting in so many different areas, and one can see why its persistence can wear good men down and evil could win the war. For war it is! But they will not succeed!
If we commit to stand up and commit to fight and support others who are battling to defend our children, our values and our rights, then evil cannot win! Everyone must do their part; no matter what their physical condition is, all can pray, and prayer is absolutely required to be victorious! Also necessary is to speak out about truth and not be afraid to stand behind our Christian beliefs. The Bible holds absolute truth and gives us weapons. Look at Ephesians:
Ephesians 6:10-24 (AMP)
10 In conclusion, be strong in the Lord [be empowered through your union with Him]; draw your strength from Him
[that strength which His boundless might provides].
11 Put on God’s whole armor [the armor of a heavy-armed soldier which God supplies], that you may be able successfully to stand up against [all] the strategies and the deceits of the devil.
12 For we are not wrestling with flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the despotisms, against the powers, against [the master spirits who are] the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spirit forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) sphere.
13 Therefore put on God’s complete armor, that you may be able to resist and stand your ground on the evil day [of danger], and, having done all [the crisis demands], to stand [firmly in your place].
14 Stand therefore [hold your ground], having tightened the belt of truth
around your loins and having put on the breastplate of integrity
and of moral rectitude and right standing with God,
15 And having shod your feet in preparation [to face the enemy with the firm-footed stability, the promptness, and the readiness
produced by the good news] of the Gospel of peace.
16 Lift up over all the [covering] shield of saving faith,
upon which you can quench all the flaming missiles of the wicked [one].
17 And take the helmet of salvation and the sword that the Spirit wields,
which is the Word of God.
18 Pray at all times (on every occasion, in every season) in the Spirit, with all [manner of] prayer and entreaty. To that end keep alert and watch with strong purpose and perseverance, interceding in behalf of all the saints (God’s consecrated people).
My friends, let us not grow weary in well doing!
2 Thessalonians 3:13 (AMP)
And as for you, brethren, do not become weary
or lose heart in doing right
[but continue in well-doing without weakening].
We must stay strong and wary of the enemy’s moves, for he is subtle, but deadly. He hatefully seeks the hearts of God's children with a vengeance! Do not close eyes to his calculating goals! Pray and put on God’s armor and join the militia that’s fighting for our children and for God to rule in our nation and in the world.
Are you ready to join the Army of God? Prayer and standing strong for our God and our nation is required.
Bless and keep our fighting men and women, Lord, in all our armed services!