Joshua 24:15 

And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.

One of the resounding contributions to the winning of the Colonies during the American Revolutionary War was the efforts of the volunteer militia and Minutemen.  Although these forces could hardly stand up to the trained British soldiers they fought time and time again, they without adequate supplies and pay contributed key parts in the winning of the Revolution. Although many people complained about their untrained fighting capabilities, they left their families and work to fight for the cause.

In an address to the Continental Army before the battle of Long Island, George Washington said, “Our cruel and unrelenting enemy leaves us only the choice of brave resistance, or the most abject submission. We have, therefore, to resolve to conquer or die.” It was with this determination that militiamen volunteered to brave the battles, because of what they knew was right. They fought for their families and homeland.

Joshua gave a similar challenge to those around him in the 24th chapter of Joshua. He challenged Israel to choose that day whom they would serve. If God be the God of heaven and earth, then serve Him. It wasn’t required that they serve God; it was a privilege and blessing that they served God. Joshua had the revelation that it was mercy that allowed Him to serve God, and grace that gave him the realization to make that right choice.

It is the unmerited grace of God that gives you the opportunity to stand with the Word of God for our day. It is grace that we have had the Message, Christ, brought to us in this day. It is not a requirement to serve Christ, rather it is an honor to walk with the Lord in this life.

The choice is really up to you as to how fervently you will serve Him. How strong a stand do you take for the Lord? Do you stand in battle like the militiamen during the Revolution, or stand as Joshua did proclaiming the name of the Lord?

Stand with the Lord and watch His wings fold around you. The militiamen didn’t get paid, but we have all eternity with our savior and Lord to gain.  

63-0318 - “The First Seal”

If you don't want to do it, you're not forced to do it. If you don't want to tally up to God's way of living and things and worship, you don't have to do it. God don't make nobody do it. But let me tell you something. If your name was placed on that Lamb's book of life before the foundation of the world, you'll be so happy to do it, you can't wait for the minute to do it.

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1 Samuel 21-24