“Hold your ground… stay your course”
I believe that today in midst of great adversity due to the lateness of the hour in the history of man, God is trying to encourage us to “HOLD OUR GROUND.” Now… Christ came, revealed Himself as King, revealed His Kingdom – and enlisted us to the battle that would ensue as we declared a side. Until HE comes back to this earth or we leave it… the battle WILL rage. The victory at Calvary gave us the right to declare a victory side, but it did not give us the right to a battle-free life. I believe that today in midst of great adversity due to the lateness of the hour in the history of man, God is trying to encourage us to “HOLD OUR GROUND.” We are to be even as the tribe of Zebulun.
Zebulun is the sixth son of Jacob and Leah. His name is derived from the words “gift, honor and sacrifice.” When I think of the sixth son, I am reminded that we are in the sixth day of our history. The day preceding the millennial period.
Now… add to this the description of an end time army that will not break it’s ranks – found both in the following contexts:
1Ch 12:33 Of Zebulun, such as went forth to battle, expert in war, with all instruments of war, 50 thousand, which could keep rank: they were not of double heart. (Jas 1:6 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavers is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. Jas 1:7 For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. Jas 1:8 A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.)
Joe 2:7 They shall run like mighty men; they shall climb the wall like men of war; and they shall march every one on his ways, and they shall not break their ranks:
We are a part of this end time army and we must KEEP OUR RANKS closed and tight. We must follow in the disciplines of the Lord and we must not let the enemy separate us from the Army of Christ through the seductions, allurements, cares and schedules of the world and of the flesh.
Hear the voice from heaven… “Hold your ground mighty army.” Don’t let the shelling or noise of the enemy confuse you or cause you to panic. Don’t let a cut supply line make you retreat. Don’t let a fallen soldier scare you. Stay the course and maintain your battle position. A good soldier does not run because of what he sees in front of him. He awaits the command from his commander.
If you will listen, you will HEAR.