It’s Memorial Day in the United States of America and our condolences go out to the families of those whose lives were taken from them through acts of war throughout our history. We honor those who have died in the pursuit of freedom so that we can worship God and live honest. good lives in service to God and our fellow people.
I have one question today and I pose it to those who make the executive decisions to send people into battle. The question is simple, “HOW MANY MORE?” How many more must die before we learn war no more. How many must suffer the loss of the lives of loved ones before we finally realize it’s all in a mistake.
How many more lives must be sacrificed at the alter of unbelief and false belief systems before we realize we live in a spiritual world of light and dark. When will we finally understand that the spiritual entities of darkness are manipulating people to do their will? How long will it take before people realize the wars we are sending our loved ones into are no longer for freedom but for control — control of territories, control of oil and control of people?
This Memorial day and every day we also honor those Christians who have died, and who are dying daily for standing on the truth of God’s Word throughout the world. Many western Christians don’t realize how predominant Christian persecution is in the world, even though we are feeling it more and more in our own United States of America. It’s happening, people, and the number of those who are martyred for their belief in Christ the son of God is increasing at an alarming rate.
Even those who are not Christian need to take note. If you think just Christians will be martyred at the hands of false religion, you are mistaken. Soon the time will come when everyone — regardless of their beliefs or lack thereof– will be required to fully submit to a global religion that will stop at nothing to gain complete political, economic and religious control of the entire world. The choice will be to convert to their false religion or die.
To all those who have lost loved ones in military conflict and as Christians just trying to live their lives in peace, we express our sincere gratitude and condolences. We have an encouraging word from God on this subject. Let the truth of God’s Word lift you and give you hope that one day the senseless killing will cease and peace at last will prevail over the entire earth when our Lord returns to establish his kingdom in Jerusalem. Here’s the Word I”m referring to:
Isaiah 2:4 And he shall judge between the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
This Memorial day, and every day, let us remember that the day will come when all fighting shall cease. There will be no more suffering, no more disease, no more war and no more death. That day is nearly upon us, so make sure you keep your candle lit for the truth of God’s Word. Comfort those who grieve for those they have lost and help them see the hope God offers to those who believe.