Jesus wants you.
If you live in the United States, you’ve probably seen the recruiting posters featuring Uncle Sam where he’s pointing your direction and the caption reads, “I want YOU for U.S. Army.”
These were used at a time when our country was desperate for soldiers.
This world is in an equally desperate need right now for those willing to fight in God’s army.
You can fill this need. You can battle for those that lack the hope and love God offers.
The Battle You Need to Join
Make no mistake about it. We are at war.
There is a raging battle going on all around us. People are being lost daily.
You can help. You can make a difference. You can join the fight.
But, first you must wake up to the reality that a battle is going on. This battle is a stealthy one because it is not fought with physical weapons or violence. Nonetheless, it is a battle, and a fierce one, at that, for the hearts and minds of those around you. Look at what this scripture says:
For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. Ephesians 6:12 NLT
The war rages all about you. Will you fight for your neighbors, your friends and your loved ones? Trust me, they need you.
So, here’s what you can do.
The battle against evil is fought with, “the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” (Eph 6:17)
This is where you come in. “How?” you might ask. By spreading the Word of God, the one and only weapon that can help people fight their way back from sin and hopelessness.
You see, the entire Bible was written for one reason, to introduce people to their Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Here’s the catch:
But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them? Romans 10:14 NLT
This is why Jesus wants you. He’s standing before you pointing His finger your direction saying, “I want YOU for my army.”
It Is Time to Join the Fight
Jesus calls on you to pick up the sword of the Spirit and to introduce others to it so you BOTH can fight back against mighty powers in this dark world.
Our culture, our flesh and our unseen enemies all try to lead us away into sin and despair. Look around you, people are desperately trying to find something to satisfy the longing they feel inside. They are starving for something real and significant. They are dangerously thirsty for Living Water.
They need someone to save them. They need Jesus, but how will they call on Him if no one stands in the gap and tells them about Him?
As a Christ Follower, you have a special gift. The gift of knowing Jesus Christ. You see the hope, love and joy He offers.
You see in the dark. You know about the sword. You have power!
Jesus said, “You are the light of the world.”
“Here’s another way to put it: You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you don’t think I’m going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I’m putting you on a light stand. Now that I’ve put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand—shine! Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you’ll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:14-16 MSG
It is time to defeat our enemies! It is time to shine a light in the darkness.
YOU are a soldier for Jesus.