“Take no part in the worthless deeds of evil and darkness; instead, expose them.” Ephesian 5:11 (NLT)
While King Saul was at war against the Philistines, there were Israelites who fought for their enemy. When Jonathan and his armor bearer fought single handedly against a vast army, God opened the eyes of those who had become traitors and they rejoined their nation. They saw God’s hand on Jonathon and it inspired hope in them. Who knows why they had been fighting for the godless Philistines, but they had denied their brothers and took up arms against them. But in that moment of truth, those deceived Israelites’ eyes were opened and they stepped back into their identity, and fought for the destiny of their nation.
“Even the Hebrews who had previously gone over to the Philistine army revolted and joined in with Saul, Jonathan, and the rest of the Israelites.” 1 Samuel 14:21 (NLT)
Not only did those soldiers who went AWOL return, but those who were in hiding out of fear also came and joined the battle alongside Saul, Jonathan and the Israelite army. God released a confusion over the Philistines, and they began striking each other with the sword.
“So the Lord saved Israel that day.” 1 Samuel 12:23 (ESV)
Please pray for spiritual patriots, like Jonathan and his armor bearer, to rise up and do whatever it takes to fight against the darkness coming against our nation. Pray that God would open the eyes of those believers who have been fighting for the enemy, that they would “see” and join ranks with their brothers and sisters for our nation. Pray for those who are hiding out of fear of COVID, or of taking a stand in this current battle for our nation, or concerned about what others might think. Ask God to unite His people under one banner. We are called to be ONE NATION UNDER GOD! And, ask Him to save America!