THE SERVANT GENERAL
HOLY WARRIORS – 12
Today’s psalm: Psalm 3:2-8
Absalom turned against his own father David, who was forced
to flee for his life. David then composed this psalm. David’s
situation then is much like the situation of faithful Christians
today. David was God’s holy warrior, and so are we.
many are my foes, Lord! How many rise against me!” (v.2).
Today authentic Christians face a formidable force intent
on destroying the faith. These are liberals, modernists, secular
humanists, LGBTs, Freemasons, radical feminists. These are
powerful forces in the world, such as state governments, bureaucrats
of the UN and the EU, billionaire philanthropists, global
abortion providers, Hollywood elites, mainstream media, social
media giants, and even Catholic prelates.
forces dominate the culture of today. It is easy enough to
lose hope and give up, or to just keep quiet and lie low.
But if no one will stand up for God and for the Church Jesus
himself established, then everything is lost. Thus God has
raised up His holy warriors, to rise in defense of faith,
family and life. This is the reason for being of the Missionary
Families of Christ.
are we to respond to the call to be God’s holy warriors?
we must not be afraid. “I do not fear, then, thousands
of people arrayed against me on every side.” (v.7).
Today’s modernist world is against Judeo-Christian values.
Today’s modernists are all around us, a good many of
them actively working to undermine our life and values. If
we speak for our faith, we will be cursed, vilified, maligned,
mistreated. We will be oppressed and persecuted. But if God
is with us, then who can be against us? We stand with God,
and we stand on His great strength.
we must not be discouraged. “How many say of me, ‘There
is no salvation for him in God.’” (v.3). It might
seem that God is not acting to defend His people. It might
seem that we are losing the war (as it is now, yes we are).
It might seem that when Jesus returns, he will not find much
faith on earth. But our task is to defend God’s work.
And we do so in the name of Jesus and in the power of the
Spirit. The fruit will be up to God, in His time and in His
way. We are just to keep on, enduring and persevering in the
we must always look to God, being centered on Christ and never
losing our focus. “But you, Lord, are a shield around
me; my glory, you keep my head high.” (v.4). We are
part of the armies of God. Jesus is our Commander-in-Chief.
He is already victorious, having crushed the head of the serpent.
We share in that victory. As long as we cling to him and look
to him for our protection and power, then, even with occasional
setbacks, we can stand tall.
we must persevere in prayer. “With my own voice I will
call out to the Lord, and he will answer me from his holy
mountain.” (v.5). Prayer is our lifeline to God. We
must pray without ceasing. We must fully trust in our God
who hears us, especially in our times of great challenge.
He will always answer and act. In prayer we grow as God’s
holy warriors. We know that God works for our good, even in
sleep. “I lie down and I fall asleep, and I will wake
up, for the Lord sustains me.” (v.6).
We as holy warriors are doing divine work and we are fighting
God’s battles. Jesus our Savior leads us. He brings
us victory. “Arise, Lord! Save me, my God! For you strike
the cheekbone of all my foes; you break the teeth of the wicked.”
(v.8). That is all we need.
holy warriors! Ho-wa!
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