“Catch for us the foxes, the little foxes that ruin the vineyards, our vineyards that are in bloom. – Song of Solomon 2:15 (Everyone protects themselves from the big attacks, but it is the small attacks, the little foxes, that will destroy the movement.)
“The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.” – 2 Corinthians 10:4
Okay, if you are in the Pro-Life Movement, this message is for you. Friends, face it, we are in a spiritual war! Some of us joined as volunteers, some of us were recruited, and some of us were drafted. Either way, we’re in the battle now.
“That all of them may be one” John 17:21
Question, do you find that you are under “frontal attack?” I mean, are you examining or reexamining why you even joined this fight in the first place? Do you find that your friends seem more like enemies? Is the little green eyed monster (jealousy) lurking in the corner? Is there a “spirit of competition” to be overcome? My friends, these are all tactics of our enemy, Satan!
“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” – Matthew 6:33
First, let’s ask ourselves, “are we on a mission, and is God our general, and are we allowing God to give us “assignments?”” What we mean by this is, have we “died to our flesh, our own motives and agendas?” If we are still going by our own agendas, we are fighting by the flesh and not by the spirit. And if so, we are in big trouble because, like I said, we are in a spiritual war and it will require spiritual warfare to win the war. In this war, our personal agendas must go out the window, or they will become nooses around our necks. Everything will begin to be about us, and not about God’s mission. We need to humble ourselves and give God the glory.
For example, suppose God tells us something like Jesus said to the Rich Young Ruler: “Sell all you have and give to the poor.” Would our first response be, “I can’t do that, my Board would kill me?” Okay, take a deep breath, God probably isn’t going to tell all of us to sell all we have and give to the poor, or even to leave everything we have and “follow Him.” But if He did, would we? How bad do we want to win this war?
Relax, this is just food for thought.
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? – Matthew 6:25
Second, think about this. In a war, sometimes soldiers turn on each other, either on purpose or by accident. This “friendly fire” makes us more vulnerable to the enemy. One reason we fight each other could be a lack of understanding, respect and regard for the various “gifts and callings” we have. We need to be one, united in God’s love, understanding that if one fights in the air, one on the ground, one on the sea, and one on the computer, we are still The Body of Christ… Also, the spirits of competition, envy and jealousy come into action in these situations. We can find ourselves competing for the same dollars, the same projects, etc. and it’s easy to get frustrated and even jealous when it seems like someone steps over us to give something to someone else…
Honestly, this isn’t about losing anything; it is about gaining everything, including victory for LIFE! Would you please take just a few minutes and read this parable, THE EYE OF THE NEEDLE. At the end, you will discover that we can either lose everything or gain everything!
Christmas is coming, so let me give an early and sincere Merry Christmas to you…