The movie Platoon has one of the best cinematic scenes of all time. Playing out to the haunting tunes of Adagio for Strings. While being extracted by a helicopter, the platoon members see one of their own has been left behind. He has been betrayed, wounded by his own, and is being pursued by the enemy. Some watch helplessly as he's killed, falling to the ground, riddled by bullets. The camera cuts to him, his arms lifted into the air as he falls to his knees. Almost as if in his last moments, he's still pleading for rescue before he falls down dead.
As I think about today's show, I can't help but make this point: spiritual warfare is real. Who can remember that song that says, "We are soldiers. In the army. We have to fight, although we have to die. We have to hold up the blood-stained banner. We have to hold it up until we die."
The battle for our souls has been going on for millennia. Believers past and present have all been a part of it. We are attacked from all sides, knocked down, and even brought down. Sometimes the weapons are blatantly obvious. Other times, they are subtle. The war rages on.
Have we forgotten that? The Enemy hasn't forgotten, but perhaps I did. Perhaps you did. Today's show is a rousing call for remembering that the war rages on. How can we stop ourselves from being distracted from this truth? What do we do when we are in the Enemy's sights, his weapon aimed at us? What if we've sat on the sidelines, letting others take our place?
Join me as I chat with my returning guest and co-host Michael Webb about spiritual warfare on Saturday, February 6th at 2 pm Eastern time. You can call in at 646-668-8485 and press 1 to be live on air. Download Stitcher on your mobile device. Follow us on Apple Podcast. Add PJC Media to Spotify and iHeartradio. Or, click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/s/11892329.