Scriptures: Esphesians 6:10-13
Our church is built admist the Brandywine Battlefield where the largest engagement of the Revolutionary War took place. At this battle the British sought to take Phildelphia, the current capitol, and General George Washington chose the high ground to battle in: Chadds Ford. On the day of battle in 1777, the British divided forces: one group attacked and one formed on the American's flank. The British took the ground by outwitting the Americans and in result took Philadelphia on September 26, 1777.
We are building our church on a battlefield and the battle for liberty still wages. Ours is not a battle with flesh and blood, but a battle aganist sin. Sin is the oppressor.
How do we build a church on a battlefield?
1) We must be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might
2) We must be decisive- accept our assignment and look at where we are going, instead of where we have been
3) Be covered- we must have on the full armor of God. Remaining disciplined, because victory comes from obedience. God does not compromise with his enemy.
4) Be aware- not getting sidetracked, but remaining determined. Not getting derailed by the details,but trusting wholeheartedly in God's plan.
The Americans lost the battle at Brandywine, but they won the war. We have the promise of Joshua: "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be
discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go. So Joshua ordered the officers of the people: Go through the camp and tell the people, ‘Get your
provisions ready. Three days from now you will cross the Jordan here to go in
and take possession of the land the LORD your God is giving you for your own.’”
There will be a church built on this battlefield. Our enemy will not outwit us: we will hold the high ground. Jesus said: "I will build my church." Liberty shall reign.