I am amazed at sections of our country where the prevailing attitude in many families communicated to children is anti-military. Military service is viewed as the last place a young person would want to go. The pursuit of personal success, position and power is placed paramount to all other goals. Add to that the warped anti-American view of most educators and we have a school system leavening our children for total destruction. Very few survive with a heart for service. How can we keep freedom if only a few are willing to fight for it?
When Jesus prepared to come into Jerusalem, He displayed an outrageous faith in Luke 19:30,31, "…saying ‘Go into the village opposite you, where as you enter you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever sat. Loose him and bring him here. And if anyone asks you, ‘Why are you loosing him?’ thus you shall say to him, ‘Because the Lord has need of him.”" Different seasons carry different spiritual demands. We are entering a season where this level of faith is necessary to complete some end-time assignments.
Developing this active audacious faith is a product of two merging things – the Spirit and the Word. The Spirit and the Word always agree and where there is agreement, there is multiplied exponential power! Appropriating by faith will soon be honored as never before but not for one’s own personal gain. Purity of heart and motive are paramount. God knows those who are His and opens His ear to their cries!
A good preparation for this season is knowing the Word and knowing the Spirit. Unbroken colts need not apply! Our obedience today positions us for future participation. I can’t change the past even if I wanted to. I can not relive the last twenty years and add what is missing. Twenty years of serving the church through "Pray and Obey" forms the spiritual cement on which I now stand. Obeying the Spirit today positions us for tomorrow! Obeying the Holy Spirit fifteen years ago by signing and giving a Pastor a blank check for him to fill out positions me now to ask God for a blank check or declare, "The Lord hath need of it"! Position yourself now !