“Your enemy is coming to crush you, Nineveh. Man the ramparts! Watch the roads! Prepare your defenses! Call out your forces!” Nahum 2:1
Nineveh was under attack and Nahum was calling on the city to defend itself. America is under attack and we must defend our nation if we are going to survive. Not only our nation, but every disciple of Jesus Christ is under attack. Satan is working overtime to defeat every disciple that is working for God.
The battle that we fight is not a physical battle. It is a spiritual battle. Paul tells us in 2 Corinthians, “We are human, but we don’t wage war as humans do. We use God’s mighty weapons, not worldly weapons, to knock down the strongholds of human reasonings and to destroy false arguments. We destroy every proud obstacle that keeps people from knowing God. We capture their rebellious thoughts and teach them to obey Christ. And after you have become fully obedient, we will punish everyone who remains disobedient.” (2 Corinthians 10:3-6)
This scripture is our guidelines. Man the fort! We must be standing guard so that we can warn of the attacks of Satan. If we don’t give warning of Satan’s attacks, the blood of the sinner is on our hands. Watch the road. Be on guard that we are not caught sleeping when the enemy comes. Prepare your defenses. Have the courage to stand and know how to stand against the enemy.
If we are to win the battles, we must put on the complete armor of God. In the next few devotions, we will be writing about the armor of God.