On Friday June 24, 2016 at 7:00 PM the message "We Must Do Our Part" was given by Minister Christine Lee at Gratia Community Church in Sioux Falls, SD. This message was taken from Joshua 10:1-14 and Matthew 11:12.
One of the great miracles of the Old Testament was Joshua commanding the sun and moon to stand still for a day while he and the Israelis defeated the five kings of the Amorites. In this important passage the inhabitants of Gibeon were under attack because they made peace with Israel. It is here where the Lord enjoined the battle with great hailstones upon the enemies.
Christine showed the parallel of how the believers today who really want to help build the kingdom of heaven and make the church grow must do their part to also fight the spiritual enemies of Christ's church, even while He is defeating more of them Himself. America is the battlefield and has fifty States or kingdoms where the demonic forces must be defeated. Christians must apply spiritual force against the enemy like Matthew says; "the violent take it by force". The great victories won't come easy. Joshua had the sun stand still because there wasn't enough time. So too now there isn't much time.
Everyone present had prayer requests, mostly for family members. However, they also prayed for the new church building that must be found within one week as well. They prayed for spiritual breakthrough for the members of the church and for more ministry workers.