There is not a day that goes by that we are not required to take our place on the battlefield! The flesh, the world and the devil are our avowed enemies, bent on our destruction!! All around, I see the multitudes of casualties scattered across the mountains, strewn across the hills.
An urgent and pressing call sounds forth in this sermon, exhorting the Church of Jesus Christ to fight!! Oh! How so many are tiring, turning aside to take their ease, a little sleep, a little slumber; tiring in the fight. Dear soul, this is no time to be idle, no time to be passive; no longer is it acceptable to say everything will be okay!! We are in a war!! Fight we must; battle we shall…to your station soldier of Christ and take your place in the battle for victory!!
2 Chronicles 18:1-26
We have all heard the saying..."I don't have the stomach for it". What is meant by such an idiom? In simple terms, what we are saying is that there is not the appetite or the toleration for a particular thing. Have you a stomach for the truth? We are living in an age where positive thinking rules. No longer is it acceptable in the house of God to preach against sin or to name sin. The question must be asked...why? To which the apostle Paul responds..."For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears" (2 Tim. 4:3).
In this message a timely warning is issued not to turn away from truth. As uncomfortable as truth is at times to receive, if we have not the stomach for it then we shall embrace a lie to our own peril!!
It is one thing fighting an enemy that you can see, but it is quite another fighting an enemy that you cannot see!! In such situations, one is fully dependent upon intelligence, namely the gathering of information for the purpose of making visible what is invisible. Dear Brethren, we are in an all out war, "...not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places" (Eph. 6:12).
This world system lies under the rule of the prince of this world whose express desire is to conform us to its system and its values. We as believers must contend in the battle for our minds. What are we allowing to influence us? Is it the Word of God or the spirit of this age?
2 Chronicles 7:14
Have you drifted from God in heart and in practice? Do you look back to a time when things were not as they are now? Is there a coldness and an indifference to the things of God? Are you entertaining and making allowances for sin in your life? This message is an exhortation and a passionate plea for you to return to your God!! There are many misunderstandings about what revival is, whereas the true meaning of the word is contained within the word itself; to re-vive, to make alive again, to bring to life again that which is dead!
In this message, four clear biblical steps for personal revival are outlined and expounded from the Word of God..."If my people, which are called by name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land"