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Good Morning Pioneer Baptist!

Updated: Jan 12, 2021

“For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me. I was not in safety, neither had I rest, neither was I quiet; yet trouble came.” (Job 3:25-26)

Job was a wonderfully righteous man. God said he was “perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil.” (Job 1:1) Quite a guy! He was not boastful, was not proud or in any way overconfident, and was spiritual in his faith and his outlook toward God; but look what happened to him.

Now look at us! We’re trying to serve God, we’re praying for the nation and her people, but here we are amidst a pandemic! They tried to take out our President, they passed laws on killing our babies straight out of the womb, then they beat our President in tabularization of the votes, then they beat our Georgia Senators and took control of two of the three branches of our Government, while issuing semi-veiled threats of taking over the third! And then some knuckleheads (We’d like to think they were infiltrating agitators) stormed the Capitol in a ridiculous and ungodly violent assault, leaving all true American patriots shamed. The thing we greatly feared is come upon us! We were not in safety, we had no rest in this respect, and yet, trouble absolutely came!”

It’s time to pray! Could all of this be enough to arouse sanity within the consciousness of a nation? Will moderate Democrats hold the line against a radical anti-American philosophy of rule? A friend of mine gave an illustration of an army encircled by the enemy, and the general, assessing the situation shouted, “It looks like a good time to attack!” We now seem to be surrounded much as Elisha was in 2 Kings chapter 6. It’s time for us to beseech God, attacking whatever evil confronts us, not with sticks and staves or worse, but with the spiritual armour of God. “Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;” (Ephesians 6:18)

Brethren, it’s time to pray!

Love to all,


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