IT'S OKAY TO FIGHT!
Close your eyes and imagine for a moment that you are a young shepherd boy named David. Imagine you are standing in the Elah valley looking up on a hillside, a hillside which is barely visible from the mist which hovers over the valley floor. Imagine for a moment, that as you stand on the valley floor you can hear the early morning chirping of birds as the valley comes alive and the sun slowly rises above the hilltop.
Now, keep your eyes closed and imagine that as you look up on the hillside a shadowy figure of a giant of a man begins to emerge from the mist. Imagine for a moment that the quiet of the early morning is broken with the billowing sound of the giant of a man named Goliath, a giant of a man who foolishly mocks the young shepherd boy sent by God to fight Goliath who has been sent to destroy the Israelites.
Now imagine for a moment that the time has finally arrived to end Goliath’s mocking of God and you quietly reach down into your pouch of five smooth stones, and without hesitation you choose one large stone, load it in your slingshot, and almost instantly you release that first smooth stone which strikes Goliath who falls to the ground, forever silenced.
Now, close your eyes and imagine for a moment that you are David only this time you are standing just below the steps of the capitol building in Washington, D.C., looking up on the capitol building which is barely visible from the mist which hovers over the mall. Imagine for a moment, that you can hear the early morning chirping of birds as the mall comes alive and the sun rises above the capitol building, exposing the statue known as Freedom which adorns the dome of the capitol building.
Now imagine for a moment that the quiet of the morning is broken with the billowing sounds of a giant named Congress. Imagine for a moment that the time has finally arrived to end Congress’s mocking of otherwise god-fearing Americans, a Congress’s intent on destroying the freedoms given to us by God, freedoms enshrined in the First Amendment of our Constitution.
Unfortunately, this time it is not just one giant that people of faith have to fight, it is five giants sent by Satan, each giant assigned to destroy the five freedoms which define America as a Christian nation, that is, freedom of speech; freedom of religion; freedom of press; freedom of assembly; and, freedom to petition our government.
So, as you reach down into your pouch of five smooth stones, the question you need to ask yourself is whether you have the courage to step forward, the courage to stand in the gap, and the courage to face the giants Satan has sent to destroy America, a nation conceived and founded on a belief in God, a Christian nation which is marching toward Armageddon, one battle at a time.
In the end, and at the beginning of this book, remember being a Christian does not mean you have to be a doormat. Remember, that like David the young shepherd boy sent to fight the giant of a man named Goliath, it is okay to fight.
So, before turning the pages of the chapters that lie ahead, pick up your slingshot and your pouch of five smooth stones, and prepare yourself to face the giants that Satan foolishly believes will be able to defeat the army of David’s which God has raised up, an army of David’s who not only realize it is okay to fight, but an army of David’s who are not afraid to fight.