John 9:4 “I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.”
On the night of March 4th, 1776, the colonial army worked in a miraculous way. From the sunset of March 4th to the sunrise of March 5th, the revolutionaries seized and fortified the Dorchester Heights area to the south of Boston, hauling tons of supplies and heavy guns and digging mazes of trenches and fortifications through frozen ground without the notice of British forces. God blessed this endeavor with atypically mild weather that eased their burden, haze in the low lands that shielded their movements, and a full-moon-lit-night in the hills that guided their efforts.
It was a perfect movement to gain the strategic high ground and a moral victory on the one-year anniversary of the Boston Massacre. Of these efforts, General William Heath commented: “perhaps there never was so much work done in so short a space of time.” The Americans had worked quickly and diligently, brilliantly seizing the initiative and delivering a decisive impact.
It is time for Christian Americans to seize the initiative in our land. We must work quickly and diligently in order to seize the initiative from our adversaries. We must not continue to yield the initiative to others, but instead must act boldly and pray fervently to deliver a decisive impact.
PLEASE PRAY FERVANTLY AND ACT BOLDLY TO WRESTLE BACK THE INITIATIVE FOR CHRIST IN THIS LAND. We don’t have much time before our adversaries seal their victory, but much can be done in so short a space of time.
SET YOUR ALARM: If you’re alarmed (that based on the potential nominees, we may be morally unable to vote for a candidate from either party for president) set your alarm (to pray for our nation)!
See this prior post for a previous thought on seizing the initiative: http://prayatlunch.us/initiative/