Posted by James Porter on Wednesday, June 3, 2020


Does anyone get the analogy?

“Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”

It really doesn’t take that much.  At the very least, stand up, speak truth to power, and express your righteous indignation.

So why are we not resisting when the enemy has our nation in a death grip, like this snake had this young deer in?

Fear, perhaps?

Well, what happened to “Have courage, fear not, for I am with thee”?  But you really don’t believe His Word, do you?  For if you actually believed it, you’d act on it.

Joshua 1:9 Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.

I keep getting these private messages from simpering cowardly christians (small “c” used on purpose) who tell me, “Steve, God does all of my fighting for me.”

No.  He doesn’t.  He doesn’t fight for cowards at all.  In fact, cowards piss Him off, because they partake of His daily benefits, but when it comes time to act on His behalf, they won’t do it.  Instead, they misconstrue Scripture, scrambling it all out of proportion, in order to justify their inaction and personal cowardice.  They’d rather lose their entire country — including the right to freedom of worship — than risk even a scintilla for the Lord.

Read the story of Gideon. God sent the sniveling cowards home before the battle against the oppressive Midianites. Their cowardice had made them unfit.

Judges 7:2-3 Then the LORD said to Gideon, “You have too many people for Me to deliver Midian into their hands, lest Israel glorify themselves over Me, saying, ‘My own hand has saved me.’ Now, therefore, proclaim in the hearing of the people: ‘Whoever is fearful and trembling may turn back and leave Mount Gilead.’ So twenty-two thousand of them turned back, but ten thousand remained.

On the other hand, read the story of Deborah and Barak.   They courageously went into battle on behalf of the Lord. And the Lord and his angels responded from heaven by fighting alongside them. And they made short work of the enemy.  But those who refused to fight were cursed by the Lord Himself.  As it’s written:

Judges 5:18 Zebulun and Naphtali were a people that jeoparded their lives unto the death in the high places of the field.


Judges 5: 19 The kings came and fought, then fought the kings of Canaan in Taanach by the waters of Megiddo; they took no gain of money.


Judges 5: 20 They fought from heaven; the stars in their courses fought against Sisera.


Judges 5:21 The river of Kishon swept them away, that ancient river, the river Kishon. O my soul, thou hast trodden down strength.


Judges 5: 22 Then were the horsehoofs broken by the means of the pransings, the pransings of their mighty ones.


Judges 5:23 Curse ye Meroz, said the angel of the LORD, curse ye bitterly the inhabitants thereof; because they came not to the help of the LORD, to the help of the LORD against the mighty.

God aided His people in the battle by sending His angels (“the stars in their courses”) into the fight alongside the brave ones of Israel. And God used nature itself (“the river of Kishon swept them away”) to help His people defeat the enemy.

We’re here on this earth to help put His enemies under His feet.  We’re here to take ground, not to lose it.  And if we’ll have the courage to act in defense of Him and His great Christian nation, then He’ll bless it.  If we don’t, He simply won’t.  It’s that simple.  And it’s all up to us.

Regards in Christ,

Steve Barwick


Steve Barwick

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