A good friend shared the following insights with me recently. Very profound! Very true!
need to despair. We know how it'll all end. God's on our side; we're on
His; He can't lose. Now is not the time to surrender the battlefield to
His enemy. Now is not the time to give up on those still embroiled in
the battle. God's victory is ours. Ours
to share. Hope of, and faith in, that victory is a powerful weapon
against His enemy.
Hope and faith infuriate God's enemy because he knows
their power. The enemy will always seek to extinguish it in its
infancy, because it will overwhelm him when it catches fully amongst
God's children. Those of us who have faith and trust in God's victory
are called on, not to rest lazily in our blessed assurance, but to fan
the flames of hope and faith. To beat back the enemy who would dare
extinguish the first flickerings of it in the darkest places.
We need to
wield those powerful weapons of hope and faith on behalf of those who
have yet to confidently lay claim to their share of God's victory. Hard
as it is, and hard as it may yet be, to surrender our hope and faith is
to drop two of the most powerful weapons we have against God's enemy.
God can't lose, but we can. We must be committed to leaving none on the
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