Tour Israel Nov. 5 - 14 2020 with Jentezen & Cherise Franklin.

Learn More

Daily Devotions

Take Your Stand

July 27, 2018

“The gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”               Mt 16:18

 

You cannot sit on the sidelines, because God has called you to the front lines. Sometimes that means taking a stand for what is right. Jesus said, “I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” Note, gates are defensive measures. That means we have been called to attackthe powers of hell. In 1517 a monk named Martin Luther picked a fight with the religious establishment. He challenged the status quo by attacking the selling of indulgences (licenses to sin). He posted the Ninety-Five Theses on the door of All Saints’ Church in Wittenberg, Germany, and ignited the Protestant Reformation. Luther probably didn’t know that he was making history. But small acts of faith and courage have a domino effect. When we do what is right regardless of the circumstances or consequences, we set the table for God to turn the tables. At the Diet of Worms in 1521, Luther was summoned by Holy Roman Emperor Charles V and put on trial for his beliefs. Instead of recanting, Luther mustered the moral courage to take a stand: “My conscience is taken captive by God’s Word, I cannot and will not recant anything. For to act against our conscience is neither safe for us, nor open to us. On this I take my stand. I can do no other. God help me. Amen.” So, who do youneed to stand up for? The homeless? The fatherless? The voiceless? Don’t let the problem overwhelm you. Don’t let what you cannot do, keep you from doing what you can.

Comments


Sign in or create a account to participate in this discussion.

Sign in

What's New


The Power of Influence

Blog - Blog 11 days ago

The Power of Influence

Blog - Podcast 11 days ago

Making Prayer in Schools Great Again

Blog - News 11 days ago

In response to the 'Hymn for the 81%'

Blog - News 16 days ago

Acres of Diamonds

Blog - Podcast 17 days ago

Acres of Diamonds

Blog - Blog 17 days ago