Psalm 20:7 “Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.”

Zechariah 4:6 “Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.”

Deuteronomy 32:30a “How should one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight”

Joshua 6:20 “So the people shouted when the priests blew with the trumpets: and it came to pass, when the people heard the sound of the trumpet, and the people shouted with a great shout, that the wall fell down flat, so that the people went up into the city, every man straight before him, and they took the city.”

Pastor Richard Spann wrote the following to American soldiers in the midst of World War II (from “Strength for Service”):

“One cannot measure manpower by counting troops or laborers in the factory, or the members on a church roll. Statistics can’t record all of the resources. Scripture says that under certain conditions one shall ‘chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight.’ It may not always be wise to insist on these proportions. But the principle is everlastingly valid. The physical strength of a man must always be added to the strength of his soul and his power for marshalling the resources of truth, righteousness, and love … When armed with these, man finds himself working together with God and time, regardless of the mere manpower operating to the contrary.”

American Christians seem overmatched as we look at the secular forces aggressively aligned against us and all around us. The other side is amply equipped with horses and chariots. They assertively advertise their might and power. They have erected sturdy walls and fortifications. They are numbered by the thousands and the ten thousands.

Relatively, our human resources are meek and meager!

Yet, we must not be deterred by a tally of manpower and a summation of statistics when we are characterized by a commitment to contended for truth, righteousness and love. Most importantly, if we are aligned with the Lord then we can boldly face the battles that are raging in today’s society.

PLEASE PRAY FOR AMERICAN CHRISTIANS TO FAITHFULLY AND BOLDLY ENGAGE IN THE RIGHTEOUS MISSIONS THAT ARE ALIGNED WITH OUR ALL-ABLE LORD. We must not shrink from our calling, regardless of the mere manpower operating to the contrary.