WAR is not a spectator sport.

Not for those in God’s kingdom.

The world likes to get the good seats, at least not the bad ones. Men don’t want to be too close to the battle.  Tried that once at Gettysburg, and it wasn’t a pretty sight. They thought they were going to a picnic, packed their lunch and traveled by carriage or train to Gettysburg to be entertained. That didn’t work out as planed. Blankets were laid to watch from the hill, but soon abandoned as men fled. This three day event left 51,000 dead. But the world still likes to watch, just not too close.

Sitting here thinking about a different war. A spiritual war, a battle between good and evil, between God and Satan over the souls of men. Yes, God is sovereign and all powerful, but Satan rebelled and there is war. There are Christians who like to get the good seats to know what’s going on. Lets call them the Mission Minded sitting in the Facebook seats.

They can tell you how many Nigerian Christians have died this year, and which prisoners need our prayers. A spoken need becomes their prayer request, “God, step in and help.” The battle gets too close for those not ready to sacrifice. Some jump in and fight. Men, women and children are dying without Christ.

I know about good intentions and self-deceit. I know it’s not my place to judge nor is it my place to remain silent. Praise God for those who fight.

“The heart is more deceitful than all else And is desperately sick; Who can understand it? ‘I, the Lord, search the heart, I test the mind, Even to give to each man according to his ways, According to the results of his deeds.'”
(Jeremiah 17:9-10)