Soldiers of Christ, arise...

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My friend David McLellan regularly passes on helpful links and quotes, and here's the one he just sent which is fitting for the week after the betrayal of God and His Word and the souls of homosexuals by Indiana Governor Pence and his state senators and representatives...

The Lord thy God will put out those nations before thee by little and little.  - Deuteronomy 7:22

It is impossible to be a true soldier of Jesus Christ and not fight.  - J. Gresham Machen

We are not to expect to win victories for the Lord Jesus by a single blow. Evil principles and practices die hard. In some places it takes years of labor to drive out even one of the many vices which defile the inhabitants. We must carry on the war with all our might, even when favored with little manifest success.

Our business in this world is to conquer it for Jesus. We are not to make compromises but to exterminate evils. We are not to seek popularity but to wage unceasing war with iniquity. Infidelity, popery, drink, impurity, oppression, worldliness, error; these are all to be “put out.”

The Lord our God can alone accomplish this. He works by His faithful servants, and blessed be His name. He promises that He will so work. “Jehovah thy God will put out those nations before thee.” This He will do by degrees that we may learn perseverance, may increase in faith, may earnestly watch, and may avoid carnal security. Let us thank God for a little success and pray for more. Let us never sheathe the sword till the whole land is won for Jesus.

Courage, my heart! Go on little by little, for many littles will make a great whole.  - Charles Spurgeon

Machen: The Presbyterian, 99.13 (28 March 1929): 6-10—"The Good Fight of Faith," A Sermon Preached in the Chapel of Princeton Theological Seminary, on Sunday morning, March 10, 1929, by Rev. Professor J. Gresham Machen, D.D., Litt.D. Phil. 4: 7: "And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus." 1Timothy 6: 12 (part): "Fight the good fight of faith."

Spurgeon: November 23 from Faith's Checkbook.

Tim Bayly

Tim serves Clearnote Church, Bloomington, Indiana. He and Mary Lee have five children and big lots of grandchildren.

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