Saturday, April 25, 2015

A song and verse for the weekend---O Church Arise

Matthew 16:18
And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

So, I know I don't usually write anything when I do theses posts, but we sang this song in church last Sunday and there was one line that really spoke to me.
"Our call to war, to love the captive soul, but to rage against the captor."
A lot of the time I'll just look at the person and think, "I don't even want to be around that person much less try and love them and share the gospel."
But I need to remember that their soul is captive and it needs to be set free! God is longing for that soul to turn to him. That person is in turmoil until they can find the peace that is only found in Jesus Christ. We aren't fighting against the person, we are fighting against their captor. The one who is holding him in bondage. Like it says in Ephesians 6:12  For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. 
Satan is holding them captive and doing all he can to keep them his slaves., but Christ has come that they may have life and that more abundantly!

Okay, enough of my rambling. I pray that this encouraged y'all and I hope y'all have a wonderful weekend! Keep fighting the good fight!!


  1. I really enjoyed this post, Jesseca. Your thoughts on that song verse... wow. I like that. I think that will stick with me for the rest of the week.
    Thanks for sharing!