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“Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass. Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; Do not fret— it only causes harm. For evildoers shall be cut off; But those who wait on the LORD, They shall inherit the earth.” Psalms‬ ‭37:7-9‬ ‭NKJV

I do believe that we as Christians can’t just stand by and wring our hands and say, Oh, isn’t it horrible the way evil is prevailing in this world, and feel that there’s just nothing we can do. Yes, there is something we can do and should be doing. Recognizing that evil comes from Satan. It’s a spiritual thing. There’s an atmosphere of evil. We need to stand against it with the spiritual weapons that God has given to us which is prayer.

“Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.‭‭” Ephesians‬ ‭6:10-18‬ ‭NLT‬

I think that one of the greatest problems in our society today is that though conditions in the world around us are desperate, the church isn’t desperate before the Lord in prayer. And I think the time has come when we need to recognize, we are in a real spiritual battle. And we must begin to enter into this battle with the weapons that the Lord has given us. But it isn’t going out in a vigilante group to bomb the abortion clinics or whatever. It is getting together and praying. And through prayer, tear down the strongholds of the enemy. How we need to pray. “They that wait upon the Lord” (Isaiah 40:31). We need to do that. “For evildoers shall be cut off but those that wait upon the LORD, they shall inherit the earth.”

“He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless. Even youths will become weak and tired, and young men will fall in exhaustion. But those who trust in the LORD will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.” Isaiah‬ ‭40:29-31‬ ‭NLT‬

— Pastor Chuck Smith, on Psalm 37


  • Sharon McFadden says:

    So glad to see Pastor Chuck here, he is in the Lords Kingdom now. But love his sermons
    Was looking for a Word For Today, with His sidebar comments. Do these still exist, heard the format changed. But really rally would like the old style. Thank you and God Bless

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