Prepare for War!

Psalm 20:1-9 (ESV)

May the LORD answer you in the day of trouble! May the name of the God of Jacob protect you! May he send you help from the sanctuary and give you support from Zion! May he remember all your offerings and regard with favor your burnt sacrifices! Selah

May he grant you your heart’s desire and fulfill all your plans! May we shout for joy over your salvation, and in the name of our God set up our banners! May the LORD fulfill all your petitions! Now I know that the LORD saves his anointed; he will answer him from his holy heaven with the saving might of his right hand. Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God. They collapse and fall, but we rise and stand upright. O LORD, save the king! May he answer us when we call.

This psalm is an appeal to God for His help. It was most likely written–according to Adam Clarke’s Commentary on the Bible–as David was preparing to go to war against his enemies. It was a prayer for help. A recognition that it is the Lord that gives victory. A declaration that God is bigger and more helpful than a massive army of horses and chariots.

Oh that we would have that type of faith today. We are in perilous times spiritually as well as physically. The world is leading us down a path that is treacherous. They are teaching children that gender is fluid. They are teaching them to decide for themselves what gender they are, and what pronoun they want used for them. This is heinous. Biology is a science, and there are only two genders available. It is determined by genetics. I cannot change my genetic code, regardless of what I do to my body.

Although a famous athlete has changed his name, and wants to be known as a woman, he cannot change his code either. He can take hormones, have surgery, even wear women’s clothing, but he cannot change the fact that biologically he is a man.

It is time to fight back. For our children’s sakes, for our grandchildren. For the world at large to survive another generation or three until the Lord returns for His bride.

David was victorious against his enemies many times. He fought many battles, and was strong and courageous. We need to prepare for the same. This fight will not go away on its own. As it says in Ephesians 6, we need to put on the full armor of God, that we may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.

Prepare for war, brothers and sisters in Christ! If there is anything that will straighten this mess out, it will be prayer and fasting. It will be standing up against the darkness. It will be the Lord fighting on our behalf. But we must also make known to those who legislate that we will not tolerate such tripe. This is our battle line. Make the phone calls, write the letters or emails. Let your opinions be known. Stand on the truth.

by Virgil Stripes

photo: St George the Dragonslayer -- At the church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, Israel.

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