Then Elijah approached all the people and said, ‘How long will you hesitate between two opinions? If Yahweh is God, follow Him. But if Baal, follow him.’ But the people didn’t answer him a word.” 1 Kings 18:21 (HCSB)

Elijah confronted Israel about who they would follow, God or Baal (the devil). But they would not answer! They were afraid of the backlash they’d receive for making a stand. Sadly, much of the church today still lingers between these two options. 

There are only two kingdoms. Sure, there are sub-kingdoms, but they fit under either God or Satan, which is expressed between light or darkness, good or evil. There are no other kingdoms! Unfortunately, the large middle ground, the gray space, the lukewarm region belongs to the enemy! Do not be deceived, God will not be mocked (Galatians 6:7), one’s fruit will become evident!

Consider this… after prayer, the Ten Commandments and the Bible were removed from schools, other things took their place. That’s the principle that Jesus commented on that something is going to fill the void (Matthew 12:43-45). When God was kicked off the campus, the devil came in like flood. Abortion, gender confusion, then transitions without parental knowledge and pornography became promoted on campuses! 

These two opposing kingdoms are still in conflict! The thief still comes to steal elections, to kill babies and destroy our nation. Witchcraft gains momentum, under a guise of a cute face and popular music. Meanwhile, preachers are quiet, Christians are easily offended and churches refuse to talk about politics or hard issues in their services! Two kingdoms are clashing, but so much of the church is unequipped, ignorant, impotent and vulnerable. But the enemy is mobilized, aggressive, unashamed and unapologetic of their evil ways. The evil one wants us and everything of God destroyed, compromised and/or defiled. Btw, as many Christians stand on the fence, wavering between these two options, understand this… the devil owns that fence!!!

The bottom line is, the father of lies, well, he lies. That is his native language. And his followers follow his way. The accuser of the Church, well, he continues to accuse! Accusations and lies permeates through our nation! And yet too much of the Church is confused, afraid to make a stand because they have not been equipped for this battle! So, who are you listening to?

Come on, our battle is spiritual. We struggle against a wide array of demonic hosts (Ephesians 6:12). We do have those who stand on the devil’s fence, as well as those who have chosen to intentionally side with darkness. I know I have said it before, but to do nothing in the face of evil is to be complicit with it! Evil exists because good men and women remain silent. Our part of the battle is to seriously pray, to engage in spiritual warfare, and to passionately follow Jesus wherever He leads (John 10:27).

Commit yourself wholeheartedly to Jesus. Tell Him you choose Him and willingly surrender yourself to Him and all His ways. Repent if you have been standing on the fence between the two options. Ask Him to show you where you have been silent, complicit and guilty of operating out of fear. Ask Him to equip you, empower you and show you how to stand, speak and follow Him wherever He leads you in this hour. Ask Him to bring others to stand with you, to fight alongside you. Thank Him for the victory that is yours in Christ Jesus!