a Trumpet, Not an Alarm
Here we are at the 1-year anniversary of that tragic day
on 9/11/01. We have begun to rehearse that familiar day. People
are anticipating something happening again. They remember the
chaos, the loss of lives and the horror of it all. Once again
FEAR has raised its ugly head.
I have read stories and poems that ring an alarming sound. They
seem to say we have no hope. What will we do? When will it end?
I want to SHOUT and say "Let's not focus our expectations on our
fears, but let us look to God. Matthew 24:6-8 tells us not to
be alarmed. There have been wars, there will be rumors of them
and there will be wars, but the end is still to come.
This is not the end, perhaps it is the beginning before the end.
We do need to sound an alarm, more like "Everyone man your battle
stations. We will not be defeated." It should be a call to PRAYER,
putting on our spiritual weapons to fight the demonic forces that
want to torment our minds. These evil spirits are principalities
and rulers of darkness that want us to doubt the integrity of
our leaders. They want us to feel there is no hope and that we
can't possibly win. They are shouting the wrong sound. That Alarm
is FEAR. That is what will cripple us as a nation. We must have
HOPE and FAITH as our weapons.
"The weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through
God to the pulling down of strongholds" (II Corinthian 10:4).
We are in a war, it is spiritual and yes it will be in the natural,
but God is on our side and Greater is He that is in us than he
that is in the world. (I John 4:4) We must put our trust in God,
pray, exercise our faith and by sounding a trumpet of hope in
the days ahead, we will be proclaiming a sound of Victory, not
an alarming sound of Fear.
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