Friday, August 14, 2015

NEVER give in

                                            Friday,  August 14, 2015
                                    Never give in

On October 29, 1941, a year after one of 
the darkest hours of World War II for 
Great Britain, Prime Minister Winston 
Churchill addressed his alma mater 
Harrow School.
Here emerged one of the most famous 
quotes (which oft has been misquoted):
 "Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, 
never-in nothing, great or small, large or petty-never 
give in, except to convictions of honor and good 
sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the 
apparently overwhelming might of the enemy."
This quote will hopefully embolden you, encourage 
you, strengthen you as it did to Brits and their allies 
as they fought one of the gravest evils to darken the 
steps of mankind. We have a similar fight ahead.

We are repeatedly instructed by God's 
word to overcome evil with good.
There is so much evil in our society and 
around the world.
Much of what we read, see and hear seems to be surreal 
in that it is glorifying the evil and calling the good evil. My 
wife and I were watching a television program the other 
night and just the advertisements coming on the screen 
were so dark. They depict crime, murder, horror, death, 
destruction, sex, homosexuality, infidelity, rebellion, 
covetousness, and worse. We remarked to each other 
almost at the same time how dark prime time television 
has become. Much of these things are glorified through 
some sort of twisted sense of justice or even humor.

There is a moral war that is being 
conducted against that which is good.
It has its roots in Satan. But Satan has no power unless 
people give him legal entry--which much of society has. 
We need to guard our hearts. We need to protect our 
families. We need to stand in the gap  as examples and 
not yield to this 21st Century brand of morality. When 
these examples of evil come before us, we should point 
them out. Use them to educate others about discernment 
and right thinking. We need to be proactive with ourselves 
to ensure that our minds, are focused on the good thoughts 
of God. We need to be leaders for what is right and good 
in our families and with our friends.

 We must be willing to stand.
We must not give in.
Psalm 94:16-17 "Who will rise up for me 
against the evildoers? or who will stand 
up for me against the workers of iniquity? Unless the Lord had been my help, my 
soul had almost dwelt in silence."
Let us be silent no more.
 Let us be louder than those who usurp 
the will of the people and are drunk on 
their own power.
Ephesians 6:12-13 "For we wrestle not against 
flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, 
against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against 
spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore 
take unto you the whole armor of God, 
that you may be able to withstand in the 
evil day, and having done all, to stand."
Never give in.

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Bill Wilson

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