Tag: Battlefield

Christianity is just the jolliest thing imaginable!

A.W. Tozerby A.W. Tozer

Professing Christians think of the world not as a battleground, but as a playground!

We are not here to fight–we are here to frolic! We are not in a foreign land–we are at home. We try to rid ourselves of our inhibitions and our frustrations, and live this life to the full.

This, we believe, is a fair summary of the religious philosophy of modern professors, openly professed by millions, and tacitly held by many more millions who live out that philosophy without having given it verbal expression.

The idea that this world is a playground instead of a battleground, has now been accepted in practice by the vast majority of professing Christians. They might hedge around the question if they were asked bluntly to declare their position, but their conduct gives them away. They are facing both ways, enjoying Christ and the world, gleefully telling everyone that accepting Jesus does not require them to give up their fun–Christianity is just the jolliest thing imaginable!

The “worship” growing out of such a view of life, is as far off center as the view itself–a sort of sanctified nightclub without the champagne and the dressed-up drunks.

by A.W. Tozer

The Valley Of Elah

Jonathan Cahnby Jonathan Cahn

Most people who visit Israel don’t visit the Valley of Elah where David fought Goliath. You can still see it, the stream from which David took his rocks and the hills on which the armies camped. It’s amazing to see. Even more amazing is the fact that you can hardly find it. There’s no church or synagogue there, no real signs saying this is the Valley of Elah. People ride through it all the time and they don’t even know it’s there. In fact, it’s right off the side of the road. What does the Valley of Elah tell us? The greatest battlefields in the Lord often take place in hidden places, not on the outside where everybody can see it, but on the inside. The great battles are first won in prayer, in the secret place when you’re alone with God. So get on your armor and go to your prayer closet. Whatever that issue is, take it to the Lord in prayer. Go to your secret place, for it is the hidden battlefields where giants are slain.

Today’s Mission – Whatever your issue is today, take it to the Lord in prayer. Go to your secret place and there win the battle.

by Jonathan Cahn