It is a forgotten but important part of history. Winston Churchill would sent insults to Hitler. Churchill understood that Adolf Hitler could not resist reading any message he got from Churchill. One night after an especially terrible bombing on London, Churchill sent this message to Hitler: “You have done your worst, now we will do our best.” Mr. Churchill’s taunts were also widely known to the British people and it ignited a will to fight.
Beloved, we need to learn a secret from this legendary leader. 2012 was a year that Satan did his worst. Now let’s make 2013 that year that God does His best through us!
Yes, Modern problems are now supernatural. To hold a family together today requires supernatural help. To keep one’s sanity in the dizzying pace of today demands an emotional foundation that is superhuman. Some will think that their problems are so deep that they have run off the map of the Bible.
Now for the defiant news: This can be the greatest year of your life. Despite all the bad news and the threatening conditions you can do things this year that you never thought were possible. This is no hollow boast. My bold confession is based on a spiritual law! When evil does its worst, God will do His best. Let me demonstrate: When Pharaoh raged Moses appeared. When Goliath roared David came forth. When the world seemed hopelessly locked in the grip of Nebuchadnezzar, Daniel leveled him with prophetic authority. Ruth and Boaz, the greatest love story of the Old Testament came in the darkness of the time of the Judges. Isaac obtained a hundredfold harvest in the midst of a grinding drought. When the New Testament Church seemed doomed, their chief persecutor, Saul of Tarsus became Paul the Apostle.
God will make special grace, power and miracles available at this time. Here is your promise: Isaiah 60:1-5, “Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you. 2 For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, And deep darkness the people; But the LORD will arise over you, And His glory will be seen upon you. 3 The Gentiles shall come to your light, And kings to the brightness of your rising. 4 “ Lift up your eyes all around, and see: They all gather together, they come to you; Your sons shall come from afar, And your daughters shall be nursed at your side. 5 Then you shall see and become radiant, And your heart shall swell with joy; Because the abundance of the sea shall be turned to you, The wealth of the Gentiles shall come to you.”
The real threat is that you would be deceived into small plans when you are supposed to have big ones. We always enlarge the threat of failure and diminish the damage of not trying. Regret is the real cancer of life. When you look back on your life, you hardly ever regret trying something that was seemingly impossible. What brings us pain are those memories of lost opportunity and the gnawing feeling of what might have been if we had just tried one more time.
Heaven wants expression. Our heart must not just mouth the words, “Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven,” our life must match it with plans that are born from prayer and we must act on those plans with fierce boldness!