“We Do Not Wrestle Against Flesh & Blood…”

June 20, 2015

​Praise to Jesus! If you don't mind I'm going to re-print below a short article I posted on my personal website. It truly is a message for our day, as we who love the Lord are so obviously and increasingly pressed and challenged. I mean, did you ever think you'd see the day in America, the "land of the free," when a family business would be shut down overnight, death threats and all, simply because of their moral convictions?  Did you ever think you'd see the day when Christians are openly slaughtered and their executions gloatingly publicized - and the world does nothing? Did you ever think you'd see the day when right/wrong is defined solely by the cultural, religious, sexual... identity of the person who's doing it? If you're in this group it's okay; if you're in that group they're calling for your head.  I tell you, we don't need Russel Crowe to remind us of what the days of Noah were like.  We need only watch the news. And the Lord's call to all of us in the midst of it all?  PRAY.  Here's the re-print...

[Referring to the title] That will seem like a very odd phrase to you who aren't familiar with the Bible. It was written by the Apostle Peter to the ancient Christians who were being terribly persecuted because of their faith in Jesus. He was saying that its not the persecutors who are the enemy - but the spirits behind them. He was calling the people to PRAY.  It is always the Lord's way - for us to pray. Then "stand back and watch and be utterly amazed" as He does what only He can do. Time after time, all through the Old Testament, Israel was surrounded by enemies and as they cried out to God for salvation the enemies were taken out, often without Israel having to lift a single weapon.

These past weeks I've been experiencing "mysterious" blockade after blockade with regard to completing post production on my film about the sanctity of unborn life, Alison's Choice - bizarre "mistakes" etc, the likes of which none of the veteran film-makers I'm working with have ever before seen.  I've had a lot of sleepless nights because of it.  But at the end of the day it all comes down to PRAY.  And I stand today on the other side of all those battles - with my completed film in hand.  The Lord is faithful, precious friend. No matter what it is, all we need do... is PRAY.