Warriors and the persecuted, at first glance, appear to be very different from each other. However, there are some commonalities. For example, it seems to me that warriors and the persecuted share a common enemy. This enemy reduces the warrior and diminishes the persecuted. That enemy is……………COWARDICE.
Lack of courage and resolution is the essence of cowardice. Warriors who are cowardly in the face of battle and Christians who waffle in life are beset with the affliction of cowardice.
There is a strange movement which is reversing definitions in our culture. We live in a season where people desiring to live in righteousness are named as the enemy and the enemy is understood as friendly and correct. For example, in our life time we have seen the cowardly mock the valiant and the brave.
The bravery of our persecuted sisters and brothers is nothing short being supernaturally heroic.
Help me, God.