June 28, 2015

STAND LIKE THE BRAVE

There are many dark satanic forces assaulting God’s People. The muslims; the homofacists; communists and totalitarians of various sorts; atheists and the governments they control. There is also apostasy in the Church as the weak and treacherous knuckle under to the darkness. As these unholy turncoats gain leadership positions they begin to attack the holy and destroy true worship.

The persecution that Jesus foretold is here. Brothers and Sisters, let us steel ourselves for the conflict.

To those of you who have not caved, I offer this song written by Fanny Crosby 100 years ago. Perhaps it is not one you are familiar with. Perhaps you have never sung it in your congregation. That is a shame. Sing it now and draw inspiration from it admonitions. Sing it to yourself. Sing it in your Church.

Sing it with me now:

Stand Like the Brave

O soldier awake for the strife is at hand.

With helmet and shield and a sword in thy hand.

To meet the bold tempter, go, fearlessly go.

And stand like the brave, with thy face to the foe

Stand like the brave! Stand like the brave! Stand like the brave with thy face to the foe!

Whatever thy danger take heed and beware,

But turn not thy back for no armor is there;

If thou wouldst the legions of darkness o’erthrow,

Then stand like the brave with thy face to the foe.

Stand like the brave! Stand like the brave! Stand like the brave with thy face to the foe!

Press on, never doubting, thy Captain is near.

With grace to support, and with comfort to cheer;

His love like a stream in the desert will flow;

Then stand like the brave, with thy face to the foe.

STAND LIKE THE BRAVE! STAND LIKE THE BRAVE! STAND LIKE THE BRAVE WITH THY FACE TO THE FOE!

Your testing is coming, Brothers and Sisters. Stand like the brave!

MJO