John 10:10 “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”

Ephesians 6:12-13 “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rules of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.  Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.”

I Peter 5:8 “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour”

America is in the midst of a spiritual battle.  We struggle against a devil who is seeking to devour us.  We wrestle against spiritual wickedness that is looking to bring us to our knees.  We contend with a thief who is striving to steal, to kill, and to destroy.  The solution is to soberly and vigilantly return to a Christ-centered foundation dressed in a spiritual attire characterized by the whole armour of God.  The Lord desires for us to enjoy a fulfilling, fruitful, and abundant life, and in the midst of our challenges, it is wise to reflect upon the broader perspective.

I recently read The American Spirit by renowned author and historian David McCullough.  There are a few uplifting thoughts that I think will encourage you as you fight the good fight against a determined spiritual adversary who seeks to destroy us:

  • “With the hope that what I have had to say will help remind us, in this time of uncertainty and contention, of just who we are and what we stand for, of the high aspirations that inspired our founders, of our enduring values, and the importance of history as an aid to navigation in such troubled, uncertain times.”
  • “When he [Jefferson] wrote the Declaration of Independence he was speaking to the world then, but speaking to us also, across time. The ideas are transcendent, as is so much else that is bedrock to what we believe as a people, what we stand for, so many principles that have their origins here”

PLEASE PRAY FOR AMERICAN CHRISTIANS TO SOBERLY AND VIGILANTLY DON THE WHOLE ARMOUR OF GOD.  May we never forget that the thief seeks to steal, kill, and destroy.  We must resist him at every point, robed in God’s armour and encouraged by the faithfulness of our predecessors.