Will you put away your toys and take up the mighty weapons of God?
Future generations of Christians—if there will be any—will be profoundly baffled by us. They will ask, “Why? Why did we let trivial and foolish matters eat up so much of our time? They will agonize over our shallowness. They will cringe at the trivial things that were our amusements.
But above all, they will be horrified that we played all these foolish games against the backdrop of madness and perversion all around us. In a time of raging wickedness—while we still had the chance—why didn’t we rise in the power of the Holy Spirit? Why didn’t we deliver an effective challenge to the lies, addictions, and brainwashing of our time?
Not everyone can bear what I am about to say. The fair-weather Christian and the make-believer will shrink before the high calling I am about to describe. But those who heed this call, and awaken to do their duty, deserve the love and thanks of every true child of God in America.
Paul said, “When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.” -1 Corinthians 13:11
It is childish to linger in stupefying religious echo chambers. It is childish to mingle with delicate, debilitated, and depleted believers. It is childish to hide behind the towering lie that our God is unable to build mighty warriors.
I am looking you right in the eye, with a long and steady gaze. I am mustering all the conviction in my soul. I am begging you…PUT AWAY YOUR TOYS AND TAKE UP THE MIGHTY WEAPONS OF GOD!
Tyranny, like Hell, will not loosen its grip easily. But you have this great comfort—the greater the conflict the more glorious the final victory. You will be granted the honor and thrill of front line participation in the greatest thing God has ever done in the earth.
It is time to pay the price. Things gotten cheaply are lightly esteemed. The gold you seek is worth every drop of sweat—every mournful tear—every sacrifice. (see: Rev. 3:18)
Satan trembles at your advance to this higher calling. Evil quakes at your deliverance from compromise and cowardice. Hell asks, “Will they actually take up their rightful weapons and do us great harm?” Let your soul roar back an eternal, “YES!”
What can we do about the demons that are strangling America? Can we dismantle their ramparts? They have brought bitter division, mass addiction, and total deception. Can we stop them? Not only can we, it is our sworn duty to tear them down!
The Bible says “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God…” 2 Corinthians 10:4,5
If we can’t tear down strongholds, then God is guilty of child abuse of the highest order, for commanding us to do something that cannot be done. If our weapons are not mighty, He is guilty of letting Paul awaken a deep hope that can never be fulfilled. The whole point of 2 Corinthians 10: 4 and 5 was to provoke the church to destroy the strongholds of Satan by taking up the mighty weapons of God.
The Bible says, “cast down every high thing.” The traitorous preaching and teaching of today says there is very little we can do. So many preachers today remind us, “it’s all in God’s hands.” That may seem a comforting thought, but it is wrong. It is thinly disguised fatalism—and it creates passivity. Everywhere you look in the Bible, the Word of God is against passivity and advocates action: “fight the good fight of faith…” “Endure hardness as a good soldier…” “Resist the devil…” “Take the sword of the Spirit…”
God has chosen to act in answer to prayer. He waits until His people rise to take their rightful place in the arena of battle. Young David saw the stalemate. No one challenged Goliath. David couldn’t stand it. He offered himself to God.
God is looking for someone like that today—someone who can’t live with evil, who can’t stomach the perversion, and is enraged to see God dishonored. He is looking for someone He can use to turn the tide of America.
If there is one question this blog asks, it is this: Are you so filled with holy rage that you are willing to lay down every impediment to provide God with an opportunity to vindicate His name before this blasphemous generation? WILLL YOU PUT AWAY YOUR TOYS?
Here is your great promise: When God sees you take up His mighty weapons of warfare—in the Name of Jesus—and attempt the impossible—God Himself will muster all the resources of heaven to bring you total victory!