Forward Under Christ’s Banner
By Lois J. Stucky (1928 – 2014)
How fearful and dismal is the outlook of many in this day of furious storms and approaching darkness. How can we Christians keep our lights shining as beacons in the gathering gloom? We must glow by the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit. It takes a clean, pure heart, sanctified and filled with the Holy Spirit and the Word of God.
Let us continue to seek God for revival! God coming down in mighty power will convict and convert multitudes. A revived church is God’s way of bringing in the harvest at the end of the age. Everywhere we look around the world, we see tremendous spiritual needs. Multitudes are locked into false religions whose hope is not in the true Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. Some are blatantly anti-Christ. Others have a form of godliness but not the life of Christ within. Foolish are ones chasing after the world and its wealth, with no time for God. Can God break through to such hearts?
Yes! With God all things are possible. Jesus said, “...ALL POWER is given unto Me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations…and lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen” (Matt. 28:18-20).
Jesus, the Son of God, came down to earth to deliver mankind from the power of Satan. He was crucified and died, but He rose again triumphantly! We, who are partakers of the very blessed life of deliverance and salvation He gained for us, ought to heed with great enthusiasm His command to go with the Gospel that others might partake as well.
Encouraged by God’s marvelous promises of protection and care, partaking of Christ’s victory over the ultimate enemy Satan – now is the hour for a heroic church to arise and go forth as Christ commanded, strong in His strength, gathering in the souls for whom He died, ourselves as well as them being trophies of His grace. Might we, the church, those redeemed by the grace of the Lord, bestir ourselves in a manner worthy of our God and of His Christ, giving wholehearted obedience to their command. Let us make all-out effort to go with the Gospel, working toward that glorious day, the day of Christ’s coming!