SUNDAY, AUGUST 14
Scripture: Judges 3:1-4
Judges 3:1-4 reveals why war is essential, “Now these are the nations which the LORD left, that He might test Israel by them, that is, all who had not known any of the wars in Canaan (this was only so that the generations of the children of Israel might be taught to know war, at least those who had not formerly known it), namely, five lords of the Philistines, all the Canaanites, the Sidonians, and the Hivites who dwelt in Mount Lebanon, from Mount Baal Hermon to the entrance of Hamath. And they were left, that He might test Israel by them, to know whether they would obey the commandments of the LORD, which He had commanded their fathers by the hand of Moses.” God left the adversary in Israel so that there would be no generation that did not understand and know war. War is essential for keeping freedom. Men and women who are not willing to go to war are men and women who will lose their God-given freedoms. It is only when people are willing to sacrifice themselves and go to war, that they can keep their God-given freedoms. Are we willing to go to war? It is the only way we keep our freedoms. When individuals are determined to advance evil to the point of destroying a nation, then war is inevitable. Radical homosexuals have been warring against the church for forty years! Radical abortion-supporters are warring! Is it not time to begin the war-cry in our prayer closets!