Today we celebrate the 4th of July. Independence Day. It was a day our nation declared its freedom from the British Empire.
Freedom is never free. It always cost. Someone pays a price, so others can enjoy the benefits. Men and women have courageously stood in the face of the enemy and would not compromise their convictions. So many never returned from the battle field. Then there are those that came back carrying battle scars. Not only in their bodies, but in their minds.
As I compare the battles fought and won in the natural realm, I am reminded of the battles we fight in the spirit realm. Satan comes to separate and divide. The Body of Christ is the largest army in the world. We have all the weapons necessary to win every battle. We have a Commander in Chief that knows the end from the beginning. He never sleeps nor slumbers. He is no respecter of persons. He promises to never leave nor forsake us. In our darkest hours, He is there.
There are soldiers who have deserted their post. Many have forgotten who the enemy is, and have turned on each other. Instead of locking arm and arm, they are going head to head. Trying to prove who is right or wrong. Instead of following orders, they are doing things their way and listening to the wrong orders.
Are we waving the white flag to surrender to the enemy? The Word of God tells us there is more of us than be with them. Let us go beyond color or culture and remember the Blood of Jesus runs red in all of us. It’s His Blood that unites us. United we stand, divided we fall.