These are challenging days for Christians in America and around the world. It seems as though anything Christian is fair game for attack and persecution today as we proceed towards the ‘end-times’ as prophesied and described in biblical Scripture.
We must put on the full armor of God to cope and overcome the challenges we face.
“Take up the full armor of God that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.” (Ephesians 6:13-18)
In this message let us find encouragement from some great sacred hymns as we stand our ground against those who hate us for nothing more than being Christians.
How Firm a Foundation
Fear not, I am with you, be not dismayed.
For I am your God, and I will give you aid.
I’ll strengthen you, and cause you to stand.
Upheld by My gracious omnipotent hand.
A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
And though this world, with devils filled
Should threaten to undo us
We will not fear, for God has willed
His truth to triumph through us
Stand up, Stand Up for Jesus
Stand up, stand up for Jesus, and stand in His strength alone.
The arm of flesh will fail you; dare not trust your own.
Put on the gospel armor, each piece put on with prayer.
Then where duty or danger calls, never be wanting there.
Standing on the Promises
Standing on the promises that cannot fail.
When the howling storms of doubt and fear assail.
By the living Word of God I shall prevail.
Standing on the promises of Christ my King.
The Solid Rock
On Christ the solid rock I stand.
All other ground is sinking sand.