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Get On Your Knees and Fight Like a Man!


http://cccmurphysboro.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/praying-israelite.jpg?w=275&h=265It’s obvious, I love music. I live and breath music and the more that I can offer up in God’s service the sweeter it is and the more connected I feel. But today’s music has been getting soft, nice, unoffending. Don’t get me wrong, I like the music, but in a lot of cases there is no strength to it, no relational connection to Christ, kind of like music you could safely hear on secular radio, or love songs you could sing to your sweetheart. Much of the music has lost the edge, the edge of the sword.

Is this what’s happening, the apostate church, emerging church, the unoffensive church, the church of all hands and all paths really taking a stronghold? You look around and committed Christians, sold out to Christ, who refuse to back down are being slaughtered around the world. In the US they may not be getting killed but they are losing jobs, losing businesses. All the while here in the USA most folks just stand unaware or not caring, just as long as they get their fill of Joel Osteen (sic). And the church get increasingly powerless. As the enemy blatantly gains power as we race toward this worlds end we need all the help we can get.

Recently I dug up an old Petra album, “Petra Means Rock”, and the music is still powerful, maybe even more so today. And I came across one song, that still brings tears of excitement, joy, and drive. The title and first line of the chorus tells it all, more than boycotts and protest marches, more than prayer circles, more than going to the church for an hour followed by snacks. With your back toward the enemy on your knees facing God and trusting your back to Him. And praying, fervently, directly, knowing He is in control and will fight for you and with you. Listen to this song, embrace it, let it strengthen and enliven you and be reminded of the most powerful thing you have at your disposal……

 

“Get On Your Knees And Fight Like A Man”

[Based on 2 Chronicles 10:4, James 5:16]

Out on your own with your own self reliance
You’ve got no one to watch your back
You find yourself caught with no strong alliance
You’ve been left open for attack

Over your head the condition is graver
You’ve given ground you can’t retrieve
The cards are stacked and they’re not in your favor
But you’ve got an ace up your sleeve

Get on your knees and fight like a man
You’ll pull down strongholds if you just believe you can
Your enemy will tuck his tail and flee
Get on your knees and fight like a man

Under the gun, you’ve got no place to hide out
Backed in the corner on your own
This is one storm you are destined to ride out
One way to leave the danger zone

Get on your knees and fight like a man
You’ll pull down strongholds if you just believe you can
Your enemy will tuck his tail and flee
Get on your knees and fight like a man

You’ve got the backbone to fight this tide
You’ve got the will to survive
You’ve got the weapon, it’s at your side
You’ve got to learn to confide

Get on your knees and fight like a man
You’ll pull down strongholds if you just believe you can
Your enemy will tuck his tail and flee
Get on your knees and fight like a man


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Get Jesus outa here! WHAT? Where’s America heading?


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More and more occasions are coming, even more lame than ever of trying to quash any mention of God or His Christ. In this present push of “tolerance” ( don’t get me going on that) the fact that we are offended by those “offended” and what they impose on us is totally ignored. They, in their various groups, can heap hate language on us yet are allowed to tie us up in court on some twisted interpretation of a verb or noun. I thought I would bring up again just what religion is and the impossibility of removing it. When I wrote this, only two years ago,  I hadn’t imagined the lengths of the persecution and containment of Christians that would sweep this land.

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What’s this country coming to and even more so, what’s up with North Carolina? The state, with the city of Chapel Hill, has gotten into more than it’s share of anti-Christian junk and now this comes out, where chaplains have to steer clear of Jesus. Pastor Terry Sartain, a police chaplain, is told by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Dept he can’t invoke the name of Jesus when he prays at public ceremonies. When he asks what he should pray, then, he’s told to pray something secular.

STOP

A while back when this secular movement was gaining traction and the words religion and religious kept being tossed about I got to thinking about those words. You’d hear statements of he/she did that religiously, a scientist/researcher did his work religiously so I did an English dictionary look up. To say someone got religion because he came to know the Christ Jesus has been…

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Killing fields


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A week ago another shooting rampage. A planned attack with plenty signs that it was imminent yet they were ignored. Then the screaming, grieving father of a victim saying it has to stop, pass laws to make it stop. Would he have grieved less if the guy would have driven a car into his daughter? Used a knife, baseball bat, pipe bomb? As this generation continues to call bad good and good bad the lawlessness increases as Hell unleashes it’s evil on the world.

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21 years for killing 77 people, ” I wished I’d killed more”, he says.

This morning I wake up to the headline of a developing story of. ” 3 dead including gunman in New Jersey” . Then there’s the Empire State Building killings, more shootings in Pennsylvania, Temple killings in Wisconsin, Colorado killings and this guy above.  Even a shooting at the Christian organization, Family Research Council. What’s up? Wholesale slaughter is ramping up. It doesn’t SEEM to be, it IS. Gun control won’t stop it.

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If I Were the Devil


As I look back I miss some of the people, Paul Harveywho if empowered, could have kept this country great. For now, after their passing, all we can do is revisit and ponder their wisdom and almost prophetic calling. One such man was Paul Harvey. I’d listen with regularity his wit and wisdom and undying admiration for his love, Angel. The following should be almost scary or worse, given he saw this coming and no one knew or cared Continue reading


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But I’m Alive, Really I Am!


Poor Laura Brooks. She’s sorry, she didn’t know. It wasn’t until overdue noticeshttp://www.batteredsheep.com/graphics/rip.jpg started coming, loans defaulted and her cards wouldn’t work that she finally found out she was dead. How rude, no one had the decency to let her know. The same with Leona Turner whose husband had died and while she was trying to show up for a doctor’s appointment the dumbfounded receptionist declared, ” Well, she’s standing here in front of me…”. Judy Rivers was even picked up by the police for trying to attempt a transaction while being dead.

Harry’s checks started bouncing he found out with very irate phones calls Continue reading


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It’s Friday, But Sunday’s a Comin


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I know it’s Friday, for many just a day, for others an incredible holy day. A time of sorrow, for some a time of joy. For non-believers a time when history just continued to move on, another rebel on the cross, an insignificant killing by the Romans like so many of the thousands before, hardly noteworthy except by a couple contemporary historians and that only in passing. There are some who argue it wasn’t really Friday, but that’s a different discussion.

A guy hung on a cross, and true as the Chief Priest had hoped, His followers scattered like bugs under a rug.  Continue reading

I Believe, Let Me Roar That

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crossI can’t believe the significant increase in traffic over a post I made almost two years ago. The sting and conviction must be increasing and in effect validate the post of the Watchman. The posting, “Roaring on the inside“, was intended to sound a concern with personnel changes with the Newsboys and maybe a little drifting into the Grand Delusion. That discussions that have developed always entered into two schools of thought. One supporting the concern over the possibly veiled acceptance of perverting the scripture or the other supporting such creative license to do what ever with the scripture. The latter always come up with straw man arguments to support the cause but lack scriptural base themselves. The detractors typically come up with, “God Roars”, “Jesus is the Lion of Judah”, “C.S. Lewis has Jesus as Aztlan the lion roaring”, ad nauseam .

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