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    "A CALL to ACTION"

    by Andrew Strom


    Let me start with a warning. This is to be a blunt and outspoken

    piece. It is deliberately designed to be a challenge to our

    complacency.


    The Scripture tells us that, "From the days of John the Baptist

    until now, the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and

    the VIOLENT take it by force."
    So why is it that so many of

    us are passive and nullified by a kind of 'fatalism' that declares

    "Whatever will be will be"? That is not true Christianity. True

    Christianity has always been WAR and battle for the souls of men.


    I have been guilty of this "fatalism" myself. And there are

    some on this List who have been "waiting" for so long that

    to get out of their peace-time mode would takes a lightning

    bolt and a shaking far beyond what is healthy. I find it sad

    that it is not just the CHURCHES that need a good "shake"

    but some of us so-called 'Revival' types as well! There are

    some here who are about as "violent" as marshmallows. It

    is high time for that to change.


    To those who say that we should still be in "waiting"

    mode, I pose this simple question: When does the 'wait'

    end? When entire generations have been lost? When

    millions upon millions sitting in our churches are

    eternally ruined? Is the devil to "take the youngest" forever?


    I love the Scripture from the story of David and Goliath

    that says, "And David spoke to the men that stood near

    him, saying, What shall be done to the man who kills

    this Philistine and takes away the reproach from Israel?

    For who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should

    defy the armies of the Living God?" (1 Sam 17:26). And

    the record tells us that with no armour and with 5 smooth

    stones as his only weapon, David RAN FULL-TILT towards

    that Philistine, to see His God avenged and his people's

    reproach removed.


    We hear a lot about people with "a heart like David" in

    these last days. Let me tell you - David was a man of

    WAR. A man of action. He would not put up with His God

    being put to an open shame. I wonder where the Lord will

    find His "Davids" today?


    We live in one of the darkest hours in the history of our

    planet. "As it was in the days of Noah and Lot" declares

    the Scripture, and so it rapidly becomes. So where is

    the light shining in this darkness? Is it you? Is it me?

    Or do we slumber on?


    Some of us have been "waiting" for 20 years for the

    right time. Are we never to act at all? Do we just float

    on, excusing our lack of urgency and burden with the

    trite reply that we are "waiting on the Lord"? Will such

    feeble reasonings ever find a hearing in the courts of God?


    There is a battle raging. It has never ceased. It is the

    battle for the hearts and souls of men. Let the

    "spectators" and idle onlookers clear the field. Let those

    without courage or urgency or burden retire from the

    scene. It is time for God's "mighty men of valor" to come

    forth. The hour is late and the time will soon arrive when

    no man can work. "In season and out of season" said

    Paul, and it is time for us to heed his words. If ever there

    was an hour for the "Gideon's 300" it is now.


    Years ago God spoke these words to me: "WHO DARES

    WINS". It is not enough to simply pray. For many have

    prayed and yet not taken the kingdom. And neither is it

    enough to prophesy. For many have brought endless

    "words" and yet the kingdom remains undisturbed. The

    phrase "Who DARES Wins" is the motto of the British

    SAS - men of action who operate behind enemy lines

    and who revel in courage and fighting spirit. So it will

    be with the end-times servants of God.


    If you don't have the stomach for it, hang back and do

    nothing. Nobody will notice.


    But let those who have been prepared of God in the caves and

    the deserts come forth. You have awaited a trumpet blast.

    Do you not hear it?


    Gird up your loins, you mighty men. Prepare for war.

    Arm of the Living God, put on strength! The Lord is about to

    arise and scatter His enemies. Can you not sense it?


    Let the modern John-the-Baptists come forth.


    Special blessings to all.


    Andrew Strom.
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