O Sovereign Lord, my strong deliverer, who shields me in the day of battle; do not grant the wicked their desires, O Lord.
In a world where everything and everyone seems to be bowing the knee to every idol, every wind of doctrine, and generally every wicked thing around every corner, it can be difficult not to waiver in our faith in the LORD God. Promises and dreams seem to fade beyond the clouds of despair, and the Day of the Lord seems as only a myth. It is exactly times like this where God has called us to do the what seems to be the most difficult decision; turning to His Word, and resting on His promises of deliverance and defeat from the hands of our adversaries. It is hard to imagine the spiritual realm in which God and His armies are fighting against out enemies; our illegitimate government, intense racial distrust and tensions, social isolation, extreme persecutions of the Church, and so the list goes on...and on and on and on...We may think how can we possibly have hope of the great remnant of God who will stand on the front lines for us?
I have commanded my sanctified ones, I have also called my mighty ones for mine anger, even them that rejoice in my highness. The noise of a multitude in the mountains, like as of a great people; a tumultuous noise of the kingdoms of nations gathered together: the LORD of hosts musters the host of the battle. They come from a far country, from the end of heaven, even the LORD, and the weapons of his indignation, to destroy the whole land.
The answer to the prior question is alarming if you have not chosen to stand on the side of the Almighty God; the battle has only yet begun! What hurts us the most is exactly what the mainstream media is trying to hide from you: the undeniable fact that the Church body has already begun to stand up and speak out against our nation's extreme attempts at tyranny. You may have never heard of Gia Chacon in Long Beach California, or Pastor James Coates of Alberta Canada, advocates standing up for their faith, regardless of the outcome or consequences. If the mainstream media has anything to say about it, you will never hear of these examples, nor any of the others taking stands even as I type. The greatest part in the midst of all the chaos is the fact that we are a part of it! If you are reading this, you are part of God's great Army He is raising up for such a time! What better opportunity to step into your faith, and into your position that God has placed you in! The only prerequisite to fill your position is your willingness to do whatever God calls you to do, whenever He calls you to do it.
Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom say I send, and who will go for us?" And I said, "Here I am, send me!"
This is the message which God showed me this past week: as an American, we are a covered people by hands of the Lord. Only what God allows in our nation will touch us, but not without His saving hand of grace and protection. Take a look at the very people of Israel, whom God has chosen and called His own. Israel is a nation of constant acts of terrorism and attack. There has never been peace in Israel, and that is truly no coincidence. Nevertheless, Israel always pulls through its darkest attacks, showing the world once again, who its enemies are really messing with; and this, likewise, is the pattern of America. While we are not able to see what God is doing behind the scenes, while Satan keeps our nation tied up in fear and feelings of hopelessness and despair, God is waking up His weary soldiers for the battle. God is taking those of us who have been waiting quietly, stirring us up, and letting us know the time is near, and it draws nigh...As for you; are you truly ready to be part of the remnant of the Most High God? Are you absolutely ready to lay down all you have to join the army of God? How will you recognize when your name is called to move to the front lines?
When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.
You can feel as ready as ever and think you may even know what you are doing; that you do not need to wait on instructions from the Lord. But when the time is come, and indeed, it has already come, will you be ready to truly stand against the forces of the flesh, with your weapons of faith drawn and ready for the kill? Our nation's redemption rests on the saving power of Jesus Christ, and the mercy of the Lord. While you may sit back and insist on not becoming involved because it is "too controversial" or "not your place", then tell me Christian, just whose place is it? Where have you been while the modern-day church sleeps, while our nation sheds innocent blood of millions annually, and leaders among the Body of Christ are arrested, beaten near death, and killed for the cause of Christ? Who has been your stronghold in the days of trouble, and where will you stand now?
...For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise from another place, but you and your father's family will perish. And who knows but that yo have come to royal position for such a time as this?
-Melanie Herren Ministries