"It is God himself, in his mercy, who has given us this wonderful work [of telling his good news to others], and so we never give up."1
When the United Kingdom's back was against the wall during World War II, Winston Churchill declared: "We shall go to the end, we shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our Island whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender, and even if, which I do not for a moment believe, this Island or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our Empire beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the British Fleet, would carry on the struggle, until, in God's good time, the New World, with all its power and might steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the old."
May we who call ourselves Christian have the same determination when coming against our arch enemy who himself, with his horde of evil spirits, is totally committed to destroying everything that is Christian and doing everything in his power to stop people coming to Jesus and receiving God’s gift of sins forgiven and eternal life.
In the words of the classic hymn:
Onward Christian soldiers
Marching as to war
With the cross of Jesus
Going on before.
Suggested prayer: "Dear God, please help me to be a true soldier of the cross with a determination to never give up in doing my part to help ‘the cause of Christ,’ to make a stand for right, and to help spread the gospel around the world. Thank You for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully in Jesus’s name, amen.”
1. 2 Corinthians 4:1 (TLB).