Key Word:- PREPARE
Title:- Soldiers Singing The Saviour's Songs of Safety
In that day this song will be sung in the land of Judah:
Le Chambon-sur-Lignon is a town in France that became a haven for escaping Jews during WWII. They were hidden in homes, farms and public institutions. Whenever the Nazi patrols came searching for the Jews, the hiding hunted were taken to the countryside and let loose to lose themselves amongst the dense foliage of the surrounding woodland. As soon as the soldiers left, the French gentiles would go into the forest and sing a song. When the hidden and trembling Jews heard that tune, they knew it was safe to return. Today, this whole community of singing French folk are immortalized in ‘Yad Vashem,’ the Jewish memorial to the holocaust, as being ‘righteous amongst the nations’. Such a position entitles them and their offspring to honorary citizenship in the nation of Israel.
Though it is my opinion, that unnecessary war within the church may often be averted if we the members of the church, whilst thoroughly embracing the present in love, would also set our sights on heaven’s gates, it is also my opinion, that when the gates of hell rise up and spew their mess over communities and continents, it is then when we, the truly heavenly minded, will be of most earthly use. In other words, when morality itself is being murdered, it is time for us soldiers of the cross to become singing combatants.
Our song says this: “We have a strong city! God Himself is the source of that strength. Christ in us, the hope of glory, has made us the righteous, strong walls and bulwarks within the city of His choosing. In God we are the strength of the city. We are the strength of the city and it’s gates are open wide to those who hold the truth in righteousness!”
Whilst not diminishing the land of that nation of Israel, spiritually speaking, the church is the Israel of God. When we sing our song of salvation, through our prayers, our words and our deeds, it announces protection for those fleeing the great death. Let me ask you then Christian friend, what song, if any, is your spirit singing today to bring people from the wild, wild woods into the city of God?
Listen:- “We have a strong city; God will appoint salvation for walls and bulwarks. Open the gates, That the righteous nation which keeps the truth may enter in. You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You. Trust in the LORD forever, For in YAH, the LORD, is everlasting strength.” Isaiah 26:1-4
Pray: - Oh, sing to the Lord a new song! Sing to the Lord, all the earth.
2 Sing to the Lord , bless His name; Proclaim the good news of His salvation from day to day.
3 Declare His glory among the nations, His wonders among all peoples.
4 For the Lord is great and greatly to be praised; He is to be feared above all gods.
5 For all the gods of the peoples are idols, But the Lord made the heavens.
6 Honor and majesty are before Him; Strength and beauty are in His sanctuary.
7 Give to the Lord , O families of the peoples, Give to the Lord glory and strength.
8 Give to the Lord the glory due His name; Bring an offering, and come into His courts.
9 Oh, worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness! Tremble before Him, all the earth.
10 Say among the nations, "The Lord reigns; The world also is firmly established, It shall not be moved; He shall judge the peoples righteously." Psalms 96:1-10 NKJV