Deuteronomy 28:7 “The LORD shall cause thine enemies that rise up against thee to be smitten before thy face: they shall come out against thee one way, and flee before thee seven ways.”
The news of the colonists’ victory in Boston spread quickly throughout the land. The March 30th Philadelphia Evening Post declared the following:
“To the wisdom, firmness, intrepidity, and military abilities of our admirable and beloved general, his Excellency George Washington, Esq.; to the assiduity, skill, and bravery of our other worthy generals and officers of the army; and to the hardiness and gallantry of the soldiery, is to be ascribed, under God, the glory and success of our arms, in driving from one of the strongest holds in America, so considerable a part of the British Army.”
This victory gave encouragement to the weary and boldness to the hesitant. It greatly grew the cause of independence and gave the colonists a vision of the possible. The British loss started to sow seeds of doubt in their minds. All of it was the result of a brief period of bold initiative by a largely untrained but faithful, hardy, and gallant colonist militia.
Christian victories in America, no matter how small, can give encouragement to the weary and boldness to the hesitant. It can greatly grow the cause of Christ and give other Christians a vision of the possible. Even a small loss can start to sow seeds of doubt in the minds of our adversaries. All of this can be the result of a brief period of bold initiative by an untrained but faithful, hardy, and gallant Christian militia.
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE BOLDNESS TO ACT IN A WAY THAT WOULD ENCOURAGE AND EMBOLDEN OTHERS. Our acts of faithfulness, hardiness, and gallantry can quickly spread throughout our land.