Night-Whisper | FIGHT
It was a British television program form the 1970’s which ‘wowed’ the watching populace in those very sad times with a ‘talking dog’ called Prince, who could be made to say the word “Sausages.” Yes, very exciting times indeed.
And every creature which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, I heard saying: “Blessing and honor and glory and power Be to Him who sits on the throne, And to the Lamb, forever and ever!” NKJV
Now then, we know that God has both in ancient times allowed a Donkey to speak and many Sundays still allows them to speak in many a pulpit today. Even so, on the whole, I cannot envisage neither Haddock nor Halibut praising God and saying: “Blessing and honor and glory and power Be to Him who sits on the throne, And to the Lamb, forever and ever!”
No, this particular verse for tonight when read in its surrounding context bears reference to those other angelic beings from Revelation 5:11 appearing in concert and offering praise to Jesus, who are numbered in this ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands. However, these other angels are ‘on deployment’ and could not be brought back from their positions of watching service for they were ‘in the field,’ on active duty, either in the heavens, or on the earth, or under the earth, or even in the sea or on the sea! Now imagine that. Sailor angels? My point is this: that this most prestigious and remarkable praise event in heaven still demanded an active fighting force to maintain their fighting positions. They were not called back to heaven, not even for this most astonishing unveiling. No sir, not one of them. Rather, their praise was raised as the battle still raged.
What can we say about these things tonight then?
Well, first we can say that angels are our fellow brothers in arms in the fight against darkness.
Second we can say that they are trained, armed, appointed and deployed with various missions and areas of protection, responsibility and combat, even in the sea and on the sea. There is no battle front on earth where there presence is not needed, there is nowhere in earth or sea or sky, where they are not active and do not operate. It would appear that the Lord Jesus has a Royal Air force, Royal Navy, Submarine Service and an angelic land army!
Thirdly we can say, that these warring angels did not leave their fighting positions to praise the Lamb of God, but rather from ‘the trenches’ praised their living Lord and were heard and acknowledged in heaven for the so doing.
The application of these three points is simple tonight. Christian, are you in your appointed position in the line? Are you armed and ready to fight? Are you watching and praying? Are you looking and praising tonight. When you find yourself in the courts of the King are you never the less still itching to be with your brothers in the field? Or my dear friend, have you simply retired too soon? Retreated too far? Laid down your arms in the name of some false love? Think about that. Now take a look around, for Church of God, our positions are all over run because you have been at ease, even drunk and asleep in Zion.
Spiritually speaking, I say spiritually speaking, it’s time to wake up, smell the spitting sausages and fix bayonets! For I tell you, the ‘Wurst’ is yet to come.
Listen: And Uriah said to David, “The ark and Israel and Judah are dwelling in tents, and my lord Joab and the servants of my lord are encamped in the open fields. Shall I then go to my house to eat and drink, and to lie with my wife? As you live, and as your soul lives, I will not do this thing.” (2 Samuel 11:11 NKJV)
Pray: Father, wake us up! Call us to arms! Help us to find our place, even Your place for us in the line of battle, in Jesus name we ask it, amen, and let it be so.