Romans 1:16 “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”

Battles are most easily won when an opponent surrenders willingly.  In fact, national strategies are often designed around creating the perception of overwhelming force so that an enemy capitulates before the battle even begins because they believe that a negative outcome is a foregone conclusion.  Deterrence theory is founded on these concepts, importantly relying upon actual or illusory capability, will, and credibility.  Even the less powerful can succeed through such a strategy if applied properly.

Our adversary is using a similar strategy in America.  Anti-Christian forces are pressing their current advantage in our land today through threats against those who stand for Christ.  Though they are no match of the ‘power of God unto salvation,’ they chip away at our will by planting the seeds of shame about our counter-cultural beliefs.  Once we become too ashamed of the gospel of Christ to continue our stand, they claim victory and move on to the next battle.  In many cases, we surrender without a fight because we are falsely convinced of their superior capability by their will and credibility.  We willingly capitulate, though the power of God is on our side.

PLEASE PRAY THAT AMERICAN CHRISTIANS WOULD BE PROUD AND NOT ASHAMED OF CHRIST AND CHRISTIAN PRINCIPLES.  Our lives have been transformed by the power of God at the moment of salvation, and we should never be convinced that our adversary is more powerful than that.  The only way we will lose is if we fail to fight.