"Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country."
The above statement seems apropos for the time we live in. It is a very cool statement and one that I thought I recalled was made by Patrick Henry. This phrase was dropped into my spirit this past week, and I knew that something would come of it. Yesterday, I Googled the phrase (Thank God for Google for its information only!) and discovered that the exact saying that Patrick Henry uttered was, "Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their party." The former (the first one) was proposed by Charles E. Weller for a typing course. It was a rich one-liner having seventy (70) exact characters making it easy to remember and type over and over and over. Yes, I remember learning to type in High School! But the phrase itself is poignant (deeply affecting) for the times in which we all live.
Ephesians (I fondly named this the warfare book over twenty years ago) 6:10-12 (NIV) "Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms." Lots of unknown entities by most accounts for many.
The Bible teaches that "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge" (Hosea 4:6). I hold responsible for America's current condition, a nation of pulpits for not preaching/teaching that Satan was real, ready, willing, and able to destroy us all (John 10:10). He comes through various means and ways of deception, physical destruction, and spiritual lack. He has manipulated this country (in my generation) from the early sixties and is showing himself today (peacocking around) in full bloom.
However, these heinous deceptors have finally caused those who walk with Christ to rise, fight, and come to “the aid of their country.” The 2020 Presidential Election was stolen. The concrete evidence will be outlined on Jan. 6, 2021, when the new session of Congress meets.
But we serve a faithful God, and He has had his remnant fasting, praying, offering of themselves to the point of weariness, and standing against this demonic onslaught. Yes, there are so-called, and I use this term very loosely— prophets (be careful of those who call themselves such) proclaiming "A Word" from God. No one but God knows what the outcome of Wednesday will be. No one. There are signs and confirmations but be wary.
The Gospel we have today, passed down to us from generation to generation, which can grant us an overcoming victory, piece by piece, and step by step, is not a FLUFFY Gospel. It is not a “feel-good” or “name-it and claim-it” work. I wonder what Paul, John, Peter (who was crucified upside down because he didn't feel worthy to die as our Lord!) must be thinking. And Moses, Elijah, Isaiah, and Jerimiah. A sobering thought.
Our prayer, as faithful followers of Christ, should be that "Thy Kingdom come and thy will be done." And, of course, take authority over Satan and his hold on Republican and Democratic hearts. For our nation to survive this onslaught, we must all come to our country's aid in some fashion.
God save us,