Stand in the Gap Minute Archives
Monday, Dec. 9, 2019 - Israel Series: Anti-Semitism in America
December 9, 2019
During the Christmas season, our hearts turn towards that scene on Bethlehem’s stage over 2,000 years ago when the long-awaited Messiah was born in the squalor of a humble stable. Unbeknownst to the nation of Israel, this birth of a Savior would fulfill ancient prophecies while revealing others that would yet come to pass. Yes, this group of wandering people is still the apple of God’s eye and the branch of David that now includes believing Gentiles. The hills of Zion eagerly await the day when the King of Kings will rule the nations from his heavenly kingdom. Will you pray for this day and for these people?
Monday, Dec. 2, 2019 - The Armor of God Series: The Preparation
December 2, 2019
In our modern day, sophisticated first world problems, the thought of actually having to fight for our survival never even crosses our minds. So when the Apostle Paul warns us about the need for spiritual armor against our unseen enemies in Ephesians 6, we may be tempted to pass over this significant passage and the advantage it gives us if we but heed its words. For if we “put on the whole armor of God” as commanded, we appropriate the power of God against all the powers of darkness-both seen and unseen. We’re armed against temptation, shielded against evil, and prepared to take Satan to task. Let us consider this daily “assignment” as essential to our spiritual survival-because it is.
Monday, Nov. 25, 2019 - Thanksgiving Series: Attitude of Gratitude
November 25, 2019
In 1779 Congress declared a day of public and solemn thanksgiving, "...to Almighty God for his mercies, and of prayer for the continuance of his favor and protection to these United States; to beseech him that he would be graciously pleased to influence our public councils, and bless them with wisdom from on high, with unanimity, firmness, and success; that he would go forth with our hosts and crown our arms with victory; that he would grant to his church the plentiful effusions of divine grace, and pour out his Holy Spirit on all ministers of the gospel; that he would bless and prosper the means of education, and spread the light of Christian knowledge through the remotest corners of the earth; that he would smile upon the labors of his people and cause the earth to bring forth her fruits in abundance... that He would in mercy look down upon us, pardon our sins and receive us into his favor, and finally, that he would establish the independence of these United States upon the basis of religion and virtue, and support and protect them in the enjoyment of peace, liberty and safety. as long as the sun and moon shall endure, until time shall be no more."