Moses posed a very important question to the nation of Israel when he came down from Mt. Sinai to discover that his people had created a golden calf. He asked, “Who is on the Lord’s side? Let him come unto me.” We need to ask ourselves this question: Are we on the Lord’s side?
The Lord does not draft people into His army, rather He seeks volunteers. Jesus said, “Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden.”(Matt. 11:28) He would again say, “Whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely (Rev 22:17).” God asks any and all to enlist in the ranks of His great army, and we can find this invitation extended over and over throughout the pages of His Holy Word. It is up to use whether or not we accept this invitation. Rest is assured that the pay is great and the retirement is out of this.
Some soldiers like to enlist in the army and then pray that they never see battle. Some like to hide in the trenches while others do the fighting. If we enlist in God’s army, we must face the battle. Satan and his forces are always looking for a fight with God’s army (1 Peter 5:8). If we want to please God, we must stand and fight. he has given us the equipment necessary to fight the battle (Ephesians 6:13-17). We must not stand in the background and whimper; we must stand in the forefront and fight. We must never fail to realize that the greatest power is on our side. It matters not who is before us; it matters who is behind us. Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.
Even the best soldier may grow weary from the long battle, but those who know they have something for which to fight know that they cannot give up. In the battle with the devil, there may come times when we get discouraged. We may feel that there is no hope. we may be overwhelmed by Satan’s forces and think there is no way to escape. But the beauty of it all is that God is standing behind us, and He cannot be defeated. As long as we follow His orders, we will prevail. God will protect us (John 10:29). If we do not continue to fight, then we truly have no hope. If we defect, then we will most certainly lose. God will not lose!