Really, what are we doing? I’ll tell you: we’re doing nothing. Signing petitions, instigating boycotts, standing our ground… It’s all well and good, but it’s like cutting off the circulation to your leg after a snake bite to prevent the poison from spreading. Does it get rid of the poison? No. Does it save your leg? If nothing else is done, no. Does it save your life? It could, but it’s not enough to save you by itself.
We are instinctively responding to the problems. Good. You can always count on a faithful Christian to join the fight; provided there are a lot of people already fighting. Why does it take someone else doing something to get us to fight for Christ? Why do we wait till we are attacked to retaliate? The church building is not a vault to keep things in. It’s not a fortress with massive walls to keep the world at bay. The church is an outpost, a building that signifies claimed land. The ownership of Christ and His kingdom is signified by the church building.
An outpost is where armies kept supplies and went back and forth to on raids. When they had defeated an enemy, they would establish a new outpost in that territory. A new boundary marker for the kingdom.
We are to take the fight to them. Use our outposts to refresh our weapons and provisions and then return to the battle. The reason most Christians sit around on their blessed assurances is because they are afraid of what the world might say or do. There is safety in numbers, so you can count on them when it comes to majority issues. But what are we doing? What are you doing? What am I doingto actively bring the fight to the enemy? Ask yourself: is what I am doing for Christ right now the most I can give Him?
If your answer was yes, you are lying to yourself and God. There is no limit to what you can give to God if you make yourself available and willing to do as He commands. There is no such thing as doing too much for God, too much to save souls, too much to help the hurting, too much to mend a broken world, or too much to glorify the Creator. We can never do enough, so by default we can never do too much.
I heard a good friend of mine say:
“Gates are a defensive measure. So when the Bible says: “The gates of Hell shall not prevail”, it means that we will not withstand our siege.” (Paraphrase) —Jon Leighton
We are in a world war: a war for the conscience of humanity, a treasure hunt for lost morality, and a lawsuit for stolen liberty. We can’t win if we don’t take the offensive. The church was not meant to stay in the church house. The church was meant to go get the lost and bring them to the cross.
Don’t sit still and wait to be attacked, slandered, persecuted, and ridiculed. Stand up and march to victory under the banner of Christ. It’s time we started fighting like we’re going to win.
As always, thanks for reading.
–the anonymous novelist