Standing Firm In Battle

Dear Prayer Partners,

Thank you for your commitment to pray each Wednesday for our prodigals and for revival among us. Our great need drives us to our knees!

For the past three years I (Bryan) have been a part of an organizing team who hosts an annual men’s event, and the focus this year was — Men At War! We are all, men and women, engaged in spiritual warfare. This truth comes from the teaching of Ephesians: “Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil” (Eph. 6:10-11). Let me highlight how our teaching progressed:

The first message of the day focused on fighting for a heart of worship. So often we are encouraged to be busy for the Lord, but the basis of this message was that work must stem from a heart in love with Christ. Intimacy with Christ should be the primary concern of the believer. If God has our hearts, He will have our hands as well.

The second message highlighted the importance of fighting for personal purity. The world system is geared by Satan to deceive the believer into thinking that immoral behavior is normal and acceptable. The Scripture teaches us that intimate sexual activity has been designed by God for enjoyment in marriage. Anyth