It was customary, the Bible tells us in 2 Samuel 11:1, when
the spring time came, for the kings to go to war. Kind of an odd little ritual, it would
seem. Their armies would stand on
opposite sides of a field and then a trumpet would blast and they would begin
There is a time and place for spiritual warfare, a time when
the people of God say to our enemy, “Enough!
You’ve ravaged our families and our nation long enough and we will
contest you from here forward every inch of the way!” And a trumpet blast – a signal to fight –
must be issued.
New Orleans is a symbol of
what is at stake in America
today. After Katrina hit, Jesus-followers
were thrilled as gangs, pushers, and pimps were rousted out of the city and the
citizens cried out to God for help.
lately, evil is seeping back into New
is an upsurge of violence on the streets.
Athol Barnes, AIM’s leader in New Orleans, saw this and responded by
telling his staff, “The devil is stepping up his game and we need to step ours
up, too.” That is a trumpet blast, a call
We need one in America. The trends are moving strongly against us and
we must realize that the fate of a generation hangs in the balance. A trumpet blast needs to be issued from all
the pulpits across the land.
has thrown down the gauntlet and is claiming our children.
We need to respond, “Enough!”