Is the following not a clear image of what is happening in our lands today?
The enemy has damaged everything in the sanctuary.
Your enemies roar in the midst of Your meeting place;
They set up their banners for signs.
They seem like men who lift up
Axes among the thick trees.
And now they break down its carved work, all at once,
With axes and hammers.
They have set fire to Your sanctuary;
They have defiled the dwelling place of Your name to the ground.
They said in their hearts,
"Let us destroy them altogether."
They have burned up all the meeting places of God in the land.
Christians everywhere are coming under hard persecution.
The question becomes whether or not we who call ourselves Christians are going to put on the armor of God and make a stand for what we believe in, or if we're going to shrug our shoulders and say we're only one person, what change can we really make? Martin Luther King Jr. was only one man. Mother Teresa was only one woman.
What voice has God given you? It's time to use it.
Bullies can only bully as long as we let them. When we stand up for our faith, in the name of Jesus, with the power of the Holy Spirit within us, the enemy has to flee. Imagine what we could do if we united for a just cause.
Call to Action:
Find a ministry or organization to support that is diligently working against the bullies of this world. One example of such a ministry is Preemptive Love Coalition. Ann Voskamp (one person) is helping them raise money to battle ISIS's maltreatment of women and children. Read her story here. Then hop on over and visit Preemptive Love's site to make a donation.