Enjoying the Journey

Joy in the Midst of Conflict

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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Don’t Quit!

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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