I Hear The Sound! 2/9/20
1 Corinthians 14:8 (KJV)
8 For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?
All morning long, I HEAR THE SOUND OF THE ARMY OF THE LORD, an antique children's song I used to play in children's choir/Church and even among adults in PRAYER MEETING settings-plays an endless loop in my head and heart.
I DO know, however, if there were ever a time in history, we need THE ARMY OF THE LORD to both enlist and ARISE!!!
2 Corinthians 4:8-9 (KJV)
8 We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;
9 Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;
In his excellent song, NEW YORD MINUTE, the poet Don Henley wrote:
“THE WOLF IS ALWAYS AT THE DOOR!!!!”
THE WOLF IS ALWAYS AT THE DOOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This wolf, this demon, this devil cannot be contained or appeased-he must be constantly fought!!!
1 Peter 5:8-9 (KJV)
8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
9 Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.
The very minute WE relax, the exact time that WE drop our guard, this enemy of our soul is waiting.........................
1 Corinthians 10:12 (KJV)
12 Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.
1 Chronicles 14:15 (KJV)
15 And it shall be, when thou shalt hear a sound of going in the tops of the mulberry trees, that then thou shalt go out to battle: for God is gone forth before thee to smite the host of the Philistines.
Nehemiah 4:20 (KJV)
20 In what place therefore ye hear the sound of the trumpet, resort ye thither unto us: our God shall fight for us.
Joel 2:1 (KJV)
1 Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the LORD cometh, for it is nigh at hand;
The SOUND of the Lord is trumpeting throughout our land today!!!!!
CAN YOU HEAR IT?????????????????????????
Is this “SUCH A TIME AS THIS' for YOU as it was to Esther??????
Esther 4:14 (KJV)
14 For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place; but thou and thy father's house shall be destroyed: and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?
“WHO KNOWETH WHETHER THOU ART COME TO THE KINGDOM FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS????????????????”
Beloved, it is NOT a time to hide or retire!!!!!!
“WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH, THE TOUGH GET GOING!!!!”
2 Timothy 1:6 (KJV)
6 Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.
2 Peter 3:1 (KJV)
1 This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance:
Today's message is a call to arms!!!
It is high time that WE “STIR UP THE GIFT OF GOD, WHICH IS IN THEE..............”
Our TIME on this earth is SHORT:
1 Corinthians 7:29 (KJV)
29 But this I say, brethren, the time is short: it remaineth, that both they that have wives be as though they had none;
Let US never lose sight of our goal nor waver in our commitment to this battle.
As my old mentor, Brother Mushegan used to often quote:
“I AM GONNA FIGHT THE DEVIL TOOTH AND NAIL AND WHEN MY TEETH WEAR OUT I'M GONNA GUM HIM TO DEATH!!”
DO YOU HEAR THE SOUND OF THE ARMY OF THE LORD????
1 Peter 3:15 (KJV)
15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:
“BE READY ALWAYS TO GIVE AN ANSWER TO EVERY MAN THAT ASKETH YOU A REASON OF THE HOPE THAT IS IN YOU WITH MEEKNESS AND FEAR!”
AMEN AND AMEN!!
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