In the Bible, we read of ordinary people doing extraordinary things.
A few of my favorites are Joshua and Caleb, Gideon, Elijah, and Paul.
I have others, but when “pressing time” comes, I look to certain ones who stood against the odds and overcame the obstacles.
In the Old Testament, they fought against flesh and blood enemies. But, in the New Testament, our weapons and enemies are not of this world.
Paul fought the enemy of his soul and was victorious. He told Timothy, I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.
Through His death and resurrection, to those who believe, Jesus gives the power to become sons and daughters, power over the enemy, and the armor of God. He did not leave us defenseless. We can be victorious!
Fervent—we must be passionate in our pursuit of God
Aggressive—we must be bold and active
Insistent—declare the promises of God, never back down from the devil
Thrust—moving forward is necessary if we are to gain new ground
Heavenward—every action should move us toward Heaven
Keep Pressing On
Sanctify yourselves, people, lift up holy hands.
Anoint the shield. Draw the sword. Prepare to take the land.
Shout it out to the people we are not alone.
The Lord, our God, is with us.
It is time to press on.
Keep pressing on until you reach higher ground.
Keep pressing on and listen for the trumpet sound.
‘Though your adversary rages, soon you’ll sing sweet victory’s song.
Keep pressing on, it won’t be long, children, keep pressing on.
This battle is hard fought when the enemy you meet.
Hold the line. Raise the anthem. Do not retreat.
Be bold and take courage; let the weak say, “I am strong.”
He has promised deliverance so keep pressing one.
© 2005 Words and music Linda Gail Johnson
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Luke 10:19; 2 Corinthians 10:3-5; John 1:12; Ephesians 6:10-18; Revelation 3:16