Dec 4, 2018

A Battle Rant Day

So he said, “Do you know why I have come to you? Soon I will return to fight against the prince of Persia, and when I go, the prince of Greece will come; but first I will tell you what is written in the Book of Truth. (No one supports me against them except Michael, your prince.)”                              ~ Daniel 10:20-21 
Some songs are timeless. One of those is Toby Keith’s Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue (The Angry American), written in response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Listen to the emotion in these words: 
“Now this nation that I love has fallen under attack, a mighty sucker punch came flying in from somewhere in the back. Soon as we could see clearly through our big black eye, man, we lit up your world like the 4th of July!” 
          Studying the word fight in Scripture it becomes clear that there’s a vicious spiritual war in the heavenly realms (Daniel 10:20-21). Jesus alluded to it when he said, “The kingdom of heaven has been forcefully advancing, and forceful men lay hold of it” (Matthew 11:12). 
          Valiant soldiers bled for this country to protect American lands. Except for a few instances, American soil has experienced peace for more than a hundred and fifty years. But to believe peace will last forever simply reveals our blessed American attitudes. But blessedness has led to entitlement and entitlement to masculine impotence.
          Listen to what author, Veteran and Ex-Green Beret Stu Weber had to say about it, “We live in the era of the soft male.” It’s easy to say you’re anti-war, holding posters on street corners during times of peace. It is much different when that peace is threatened and it’s either fight or die a coward’s death. 
          Be ready (and willing) to receive persecution even unto death for your faith as a badge of honor (2 Timothy 3:12). In other words, be joyfully willing to be martyred in the name of Jesus should that day come. 
          But it’s the Christian man’s duty to fight and defend the weak, powerless, and those being violated by the hubris of others. To that end, I say fight to the death in Jesus’ name.