Enjoying the Journey

Lester Roloff used to sing an old gospel song that said, “It’s a battlefield brother, not a recreation room.  It’s a fight and not a game!  So run if you want to, run if you will.  But I came here to stay!”  Our generation would much rather have a recreation room.  Give us the games, because there is little fight in us! The problem with this, of course, is that the fight doesn’t go away because we hunker down in the trenches.  Our adversary keeps shooting his fiery darts.  Casualties are falling all around.  We have ignored the spiritual conflict, but it is hotter than it has ever been. A few days ago I sat in a coffee shop with…

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I enjoy laughter and love life.  I wish that every thought could be a happy one.  But that is not the world in which we live.  Ours is a day of spiritual warfare.  It seems the attack is stronger than ever and the casualties are great. War is a terrible thing.  Death is inevitable.  In World War I over 16 million people were killed.  More than 75 million in World War II.  1.2 million in the Korean Conflict.  3.8 million in Vietnam.  The death toll continues in the modern War on Terror.  We read the statistics, but it is the realization of one truth that is most staggering: every number was an eternal soul. Stand at the Vietnam Memorial and…

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Napoleon said that in every major conflict there is a ten to fifteen minute period when the battle is won or lost.  It is the critical time.  Conquer it and you win the battle.  Lose that moment and all is lost. The spiritual battle is raging as never before.  The enemy is attacking on every front.  This is not the time to quit!  Our Captain is with us and this is our time to stand with Him. “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might…that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand” (Eph. 6:10, 13).

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