Never again!

Nine hundred zealots made their last stand in 72 AD against the invincible Roman army at a pinnacle plateau called Masada that looms 1000 feet above the desolate Judean desert. With thousands of soldiers building a siege ramp, Jewish freedom fighters committed suicide rather than surrender to their oppressors.

Today, Israeli soldiers complete their training with a rushed ascent, followed by a group shout that echoes over the valley floor: “Never again shall Masada fall!” It is the battle cry of survival for a people surrounded by enemies.

Do we wage war with fierceness against our enemy, the devil?  Masada inspires greater intensity for our prayers. We can’t reconcile with devil; we can’t seek terms for peace. Surrendering territory to the world is not an option. We are called to extend the Kingdom of God, not retract.

If you are in ministry, don’t become distracted and side-tracked. The stakes are too high. Be inspired to fight to the last for the souls of men. You are too important for the war to quit or give up. Today’s struggle is not against flesh and blood but against principalities and powers — in prayer (Eph. 6:12).

13 responses to “Never again!

  1. Joe Peterson

    good one Miguel!

  2. Food 4 The Soul 93

    One good “like” deserves another!

  3. Banashree Palit


  4. It is so easy to be sidetracked in ministry today. The enemy has so glamorized ministry, and the temptation is strong for people to covet other ministries and want bigger and better. Jesus didn’t die so we could create a mega church movement. We, like He, should care for the individual rather than attracting a crowd.

  5. Thank you for your support of Israel!

  6. Amen, let us do so with praise and thankfulness!

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