Christianity is spiritual warfare. “The weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds.” We are fighting to deliver the hearts and minds of youth from Satanic captivity.
Typically, campus ministers are younger men. Over the last few years we have had Myrna and Mikhail to show youth how the they ought to be living and to help Cindy and me. However, they are getting married, which means that this fall Brother Jed & Company will consist of old warriors, Sister Pat 90, Cindy 61 and myself 76.
Our ministry is rigorous and demanding physically and mentally as we daily wield the sword of the Spirit against the false philosophies which prevail on campus.
David’s men in his old age tried to keep him off the frontlines of warfare, because David “waxed faint” in battle and was almost killed by Ishbi-benob, the giant son of Goliath. But Abishai succored David and smote the Philistine and slew him. Afterwards, the men of David swore unto him saying, “Thou shalt go no more out with us to battle, that thou quench not the light of Israel.”—2 Samuel 21:17.
David’s last words from 2 Samuel 23 are inspiring to this old warrior.
30For by thee I have run through a troop: by my God have I leaped over a wall.
34He maketh my feet like hinds’ feet: and setteth me upon my high places.
35He teacheth my hands to war; so that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms.
36Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation: and thy gentleness hath made me great.
37Thou hast enlarged my steps under me; so that my feet did not slip.
38I have pursued mine enemies, and destroyed them; and turned not again until I had consumed them.
What sayest thou oh FB friends? Can Brother Jed fight the good fight one more year? Do you believe that he can still slay the giants of secularism, humanism, multi-culturalism, atheism and the plethora of other isms that have discouraged, defeated and captivated our youth to the point that they have lost all sense of dignity, decency and duty?
If so, I challenge you to put your money on us. We are asking for 10 partners to give a gift of $1000 for our reserve fund to cover travel expenses or we are looking for 10 new donors or for regular donors to make a commitment to increase their monthly giving. Who will like Abishai help us in the battle? Who are three mighty men like Adino, Eleazar and Shammah? Who has our back?