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 ON THE FRONT LINES by David Wilkerson

Willing servants will not be afraid of “the lion out on the streets.” The lazy Christian says, “There is a lion outside and I’ll be slain in the street if I go out there.”

“The slothful man saith, There is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets” (Proverbs 26:13).

Is there a lion out in the streets? Yes! A roaring lion seeking to devour. But Spirit-filled servants are not afraid of any lion. Before I came back to New York to pastor, the devil tried to put fear in my heart. I had seen what is coming and how wicked these streets will become. Satan said, “You’ll be slain in the streets!” But Jesus commanded, “Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind” (Luke 14:21).We are not afraid!

I think of how wonderful it must be to live in a quiet, secluded place, and many have that privilege. But there are growing numbers of Christians “taking to the hills” simply to hide out. The lion has chased them and they’re seeking a place of security. I have already been through that way of thinking. Gary North, a leading reconstructionist, wrote a book entitled Government by Emergency, in which he warns Christians to stockpile goods and guns, and then get ready to hide out and protect their possessions. The list he recommends includes liquor and tobacco to bribe (he calls it “barter”) law officials in a time of anarchy.

These are those who will cry out for the rocks and the mountains to hide them from His wrath (Revelation 6:16). “For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it" (Matthew 16:25).

This Spirit-filled, last-days Church will not hide, but will be on the front lines, fighting a good fight and bringing in a harvest of souls.


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 Re: ON THE FRONT LINES by David Wilkerson

Amen! We must not fear what man or Satan can do to us. Greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world. I have been struck with a vile virus for about the past month and have not be able to get out on the streets to share the gospel as I was used to doing. Thankfully I am recovering and Lord willing I hope to hit the streets once again soon. Can't wait to get back out there and give the devil a black eye or two with God's strength.


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 Re: ON THE FRONT LINES by David Wilkerson

The safest place for a Christian to find
himself in is not where their is the absence
of conflict, but where he is in the center
of God's will under the shadow of His
wings.


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