The world is screaming, “How could you?” The President of the United States left thousands upon thousands of Americans and innocents in harm’s way as he pulled our military out of Afghanistan. The decision to leave behind our people flies in the face of our own military code of “No man left behind.”

Immediately we saw who the real American leaders were. People like Glenn Beck and the Nazarine Fund and Kenneth Copeland Ministries, who raised over 22 million dollars in just two days to go and get people out, all those who gave that money, and then, of course, our honorable veterans who said, “not on my watch.” These people who seemingly had no way to make a difference made the most significant difference.

In scripture, this is the kind of person God calls. In Exodus, two midwives refused to kill innocent babies though Pharaoh commanded it. In Esther, Mordecai stopped an attempt on the Kings life. Esther understood her position to save a nation came at the risk of her life, but she answered that call. David, who was just a boy, ran toward a giant to save his nation when the king refused to fight. Samson took on entire troops by himself and won. God’s prophets wielded their authority and appointed kings, and removed others. Jael took a tent peg to King Sisera’s head. Disciples repeatedly were thrown in prison for bringing truth, healing, and freedom to those who were bound. Jesus allowed himself to be put on a cross and die for the world’s sin when we could not. That is a hero, and the scriptures are riddled with them.

What kind of person are you? If you see a crime happening, do you report it? Do you try to stop it? Or do you look around and say, “that’s none of my business.” If you call yourself a Christian, you are called to be an intercessor. Someone who intercedes on behalf of another. We are called to stand and make a difference. We are those who are full of faith and refuse fear. We are the body of Christ. If you attack one of us, you’ve attacked all of us.

It’s time to stand and be counted among the brethren and live as overcomers!

Jaime Luce

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