Have you seen my sword?

"For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ." 2 Cor. 10: 3-5 NIV

"I know you are, but what am I?"
"I'm rubber; you're glue whatever you say bounces off of me and sticks to you."

After watching the speeches and posturings of our 2 biggest political parties, and having someone show up at my door "polling" about the issues...I have decided that we will not solve the problems that plague our nation just by electing the right pair for president and vice-president.

The problems in our nation are far more reaching than the behavior modeled by many of our citizens. The behavior is simply the manifestation of a much larger problem. The hearts of the people are far from God.

The larger problem for us is, we have forgotten the weapons we are supposed to be fighting with. We fight with political action committees, petitions, ballot propositions.

We must begin to use the weapons of prayer, and obedience, and consistency to battle against these enemies. Our enemies are not the pro-choice, pro-homosexual, leftist liberals. No, the apostle Paul told us our battle was against the spiritual forces that destroy first the hearts of men and women.

We, the church are to be the warriors of freedom for the hearts of men and women. We can no longer stand idly by while the prince of this world captures men and women in lies and deceit.

We must train ourselves in godly behavior, giving every thought, every idea, eve inkling that we have over to our Lord Jesus to test and see if it is an eternal, heavenly weapon. Let us rise today, and put down the earthly weapons that we have been flailing about wildly with and be trained in the art of heavenly warfare.

PRAY for our nation, PRAY for your neighbors, PRAY for strength and courage to battle for their hearts and bring light to their dark lives. PRAY, and when you have prayed...PRAY more. As one author has written, "...we do not pray for works to be done, prayer IS the work to be done."

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