The Supreme Court’s decision to allow the citizens of individual states to determine whether unborn babies have the right to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness,” has provoked unparalleled divisiveness. Our country is more divided than ever. We don’t really look like “one nation under God,” do we? It’s unsettling to think of our country at war with itself.
But it is.
The abortion debate is dividing close friends and family. For example, right after the reversal of Roe vs. Wade, a good FRIEND of mine posted on Facebook, “If you have a pro-life friend, now’s the time for that friendship to end.” Ugh! What an uphill battle we face. The hate is so great that it seems hopeless that any one person can make a positive difference. But the fact is that…
Just one person WITH God—is more powerful than an entire army—WITHOUT God.
Let’s take a step back in time to approximately 850 B.C.
Elisha the prophet was being hunted by the King of Syria. The Syrians had been conducting guerrilla warfare on God’s people. Elisha, as guided by God’s intel, had been foiling all their attacks. When the king of Syria discovered that Elisha was the problem, he sent an entire army to kill him. Elisha was unarmed and surrounded. The Bible says:
“So he sent there horses and chariots and a great army, and they came by night and surrounded the city. When the servant of the man of God rose early in the morning and went out, behold, an army with horses and chariots was all around the city. And the servant said, “Alas, my master! What shall we do?” He said, “Do not be afraid, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” Then Elisha prayed and said, “O Lord, please open his eyes that he may see.” So the Lord opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw, and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. And when the Syrians came down against him, Elisha prayed to the Lord and said, “Please strike this people with blindness.” So he struck them with blindness in accordance with the prayer of Elisha.”2 Kings 6:14-18
After God made all the armed men blind, you will be amazed to learn what Elisha did next. He led the entire army, as docile as sheep, to the city of Samaria (the Syrian’s enemy). Instead of killing them while they were sitting ducks, Elisha told the King of Israel to feed them and send them home. What a way to fight a war—by feeding your enemies. Unbelievably, the guerilla warfare ended on that day.
Maybe you say, “Kimberly, so what?” What does this have to do with what’s going on in our nation?
Oh, my dear friend—it has EVERYTHING to do with our nation!
We are engaged in warfare against darkness and evil. The darkness of sin has made people blind to the truth of the goodness of God. Wrong is right. Right is wrong. Darkness is good. People are afraid of the light. God’s Word is a meaningless fable. God is dead. Even Christians live like God does not exist because we’re riddled with anxiety, fear, and worry.
But if Christians will start walking WITH God, as Elisha did, we will SEE the power of God. We will be empowered by God’s wisdom and love to bring peace to a world full of anxiety and hate. Elisha showed kindness to the army who came to kill him. In the power of God’s presence we will be filled with love, wisdom, and power to respond to those who are blinded by darkness. Remember…
“You are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;”I Peter 2:9
When we begin to live holy and surrendered to God in all areas of our lives, we begin to see the real power behind our life—Jesus Christ. Like Elisha’s servant, our eyes are opened and we see “greater are those who are with us than those who are against us” and we are no longer afraid of what they can do to us. We are armed and dangerous with the most powerful weapon on earth—love. It is love that conquered death and hell.
When we are filled with the presence of God, we live in REAL freedom.
“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people He has chosen as His own inheritance.”Psalms 33:12
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