How incredible it is to think of the message of Christ and how it thrusts us into a hunger to tarry until He comes back for us. Tarry, yes, but to stand vigilant and determined to finish strong for the kingdom. That simply amazes me.
His word is so powerfully stirring and draws us to a daily stance that equips our fight and helps us stand tall in more places than just the sidelines. This word teaches us to identify the enemy’s deception with a bold assurance and enables us to defeat his schemes against all odds. Defeat and tarry. That tells me that tarrying is work not just waiting. Oh, I don’t mind saying to the enemy, “I will cut you deep,” with the word. That’s an easy task because when we speak he flees in all directions. “My chains are gone, I’ve been set free. My God my Savior has ransomed me. And like a flood His mercy reigns, unending love Amazing Grace.” (Chris Tomlinson). Q
Yes, indeed he has to run for cover when we speak the holy word. That is evidence that “Greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world.” 1-John 4:4. With that being said, why would we not fix out gaze on heaven where we have loved ones, and witnesses waiting at the finish line. Child of God, work hard, run steady and complete the race with one goal in view, Heaven’s gift. It will be worth the wait.