TRUTH SOCIAL MEMBERS-SPIRITUAL LESSON

SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST 14,2022

THE ENEMY WE FIGHT- THE PATH TO VICTORY

First of all this morning I’d like to point out a very real truth. While I, as a born again believer for now a little over forty-two years, love to write and share the gospel truth through the words I write, I don’t consider myself as a very good writer or an author. I’ve even written a couple of books! Those books are not written, and will not stand up to any literary standards at all, they’re simp;y written the way I talk and with a true passion to help people see the spiritual aspect of their lives.

I’ve learn this fact about people like me in time; while I use as my hashtag I guess you might call it, (TruthPastor) a man is not a pastor unless someone allows him to be. It’s an earned title! Any person can say they are called by God the Father but just how effective they might become is within that single person’s ability to speak and draw people to the bleeding side of Jesus Christ and his truth.

As members of TruthSocial and patriots, just who is our enemy and what weapons must be used to destroy that enemy? Another question we might asked is; are we as patriots willing to pick up the weapon we need to destroy our enemy?

I’d like to share a true story with you. Something I did some years ago in a Church I attended in Virgina. This small Church was very patriotic in the way they presented themselves. On this Sunday morning as I went to Church, the pastor was recognizing members of the military. I can’t remember if it was on Independence Day or Memorial Day. However, the pastor that day basically talked about the bravery of our Veterans and got each of them to stand and be recognized. That was the jest of the service that Sunday morning.

When he finished, I asked him if I could speak? he replied, yes. I stood up and looked at the members of the Church and said this: I’m a very patriotic person, I love our country. I’ve never served in any branch of our military but I highly respect you men and women that have and tthe people serving in our military now. What I’m about to say is not meant to take away from what any of you have faced in any way but rather simply to make a point.

Every soldier goes to a battlefield, more than likely a foriegn country to fight for a causel He or she is helping both those people and keeping the enemy from fighting in our country. That is very commendable and much appreciated. At that time we had troops in Afghanistan. So, I told that Church, right now we are there seeking to free that country from evil. Our soldiers are dying for that cause.

This is what I’d like to see this Church do. Today, let’s all sign up for the army of God. Let’s try and get five thousand people to sigh up with us, I’ll put my name at the top of the list. When we get those five thousand, let’s storm the Nation of Afghanistan, each of us preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ from the time we get there until the last one of us is dead. As soon as all of us die, five thousand more will hit the shoreline, still preaching the very same gospel until we win that country to Jesus Christ! Anyone of you willing to sign your name, here’s my name on the list?

How many names do you think I gained that day? Patriots, listen to this humble servant of Jesus Christ. What are we willing to die for? Today, that enemy is on our shores whether we choose to admit it or not! It’s now a proven fact that our military with all its power cannot win against that evil with weapons alone.

As patriots I want you to consider something. Our country became a nation after we won the Revolutionary War. We, as a Nation have faced many wars, even the Cuvil War among ourselves. Even fighting among ourselves, we remained (One Nation Under God). We fought World War One and Two being victorious over both. Did somethig begin to change in the Korean, Vietnam Wars? If so, what?

I Believe it was the power of prayer, the power of a Christian Nation. Before those two wars we sent something much more powerful than our militaty forces in front of the battles we fought. We can call it the very Spirit of God.

In the last few generations since World War two have we lost that gift of prayer and the presence of the power of God on our Nation? The enemy we now face is not a foreign nation, it’s not on foreign soil. In more cases than not, we might even find that enemy in our own homes, businesses, Churches and hearts!

If you remember, I told a little Church that I would preach Jesus Christ on the shores of Afghanistan asking them if they would go with me. Today, I see that the battle we must win if we are to remain a free nation, a nation under the leadership of God we must first win the battle that rages within our own hearts. The battle between Jesus Christ and Satan himself for the control of our flesh.

That battle must begin down on our knees, praying, learning to do so humbly before a Holy and Righteous God that use to be the cornerstone of every victory of the nation we live in and love. It must begin with the knowledge of how to love and pray for our enemies, the very people that work against us.

If we can’t by faith in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ learn to love our enemies then we become just exactly like our enemies. The secret of our nation winning battles is within the true Ambassdors of Jesus Christ. Another way of saying it is we are fighting for the truth in God’s Word first and formost. Because we put him first, the victory is ours!

ONWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS, MARCHING AS TO WAR WITH THE CROSS OF JESUS GOING ON BEFORE,

CHRIST, THE ROYAL MASTER, LEADS AGAINST THE FOE FORWARD INTO BATTLE SEE HIS BANNERS GO.

ONWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS, MARCHING AS TO WAR WITH THE CROSS OF JESUS GOING ON BEFORE.

AT THE SIGN OF TRIUMPH SATAN’S HOST DOTH FLEE, ON THEN CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS, ON TO VICTORY. HELL’S FOUNDATIONS QUIVER AT THE SHOUT OF PRAISE, BROTHERS LIFT YOUR VOICES, LOUD YOUR ANTHEMS RAISE.

LIKE THE MIGHTY ARMY MOVES THE CHURCH OF GOD, BROTHERS, WE ARE TREADING WHERE THE SAINTS HAVE TROD, WE ARE NOT DIVIDED, ALL ONE BODY WE, ONE IN HOPE AND DOCTRINE, ONE IN CHARITY.

WHAT THE SAINTS ESTABLISH THAT I HOLD FOR TRUE, WHAT THE SAINTS BELIEVED, THAT I BELIEVE TO. LONG AS EARTH ENDURETH, MEN OF FAITH WILL HOLD, KINGDOMS, NATIONS, EMPIRES, DESTRUCTION ROLLED.

CROWNS AND THRONES MAY PERISH, KINGDOMS RISE AND WANE, BUT THE CHURCH OF JESUS CONSTANT WILL REMAIN. GATES OF HELL CAN NEVER AGAINST THAT CHURCH PREVAIL. WE HAVE CHRIST’S OWN PROMISE, AND THAT CANNOT FAIL.

ONWARD THEN, YE PEOPLE, JOIN OUR HAPPY THRONG. BLEND WITH OURS YOUR VOICES IN THE TRUUMPH SONG. GLORY, LAUD AND HONOR UNTO CHRIST THE KING, THIS THROUGH COUNTLESS AGES MEN AND ANGELS SING.

As I say these things, Lord help me to be a spiritual leader, praying, lifting up your name first and foremost as a patriot. Help me to love those that are my enemies praying fervently that they might be saved. Help me by my very actions, living a life that represrnts you to draw my enemise to your bleeding side instead of me acting like they are. Lord, open my spiritual eyes and help me see your power in me and that above mine enemies! AMEN, Asking in the name above all names, Jesus Christ!

Marshall Clayton

2 Timothy 1:7

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