Toehold, Foothold, or Stronghold
Posted in Work by Benham Brothers | May 9th, 2014
Satan comes to rob, kill, & destroy (John 10:10), so he generally starts his path to destruction with a simple toehold. All he wants to do is simply get a seat at the table…to start. Back in the 1960’s our nation allowed a toehold of sexual perversion – during the hippie sexual revolution – which has now become a stronghold of sexual anarchy in America. This stronghold masks itself in the form of diversity, inclusion, & tolerance.
There are other strongholds in America as well. At first, Satan got a toehold on life in the 1920’s with the Scopes Monkey Trial (evolution can be taught alongside creation). Eventually, of course, this toehold became a stronghold to where creation can no longer be taught at all. And the result, 1973’s Roe v. Wade. Without a Creator we now become the determiners of life instead of God.
Satan also has a stronghold in the entertainment industry, the marketplace, & our halls of education. In these spheres of culture it’s either silence or death (to your job/reputation).
But the good news is that Satan only has a foothold in government. Here’s why, because in our government there is still public debate about the issues. The key evidence that a stronghold has been taken is when silence is demanded from dissenters, lest they “lose their heads.” This is where we are heading.
But the most important phenomenon that has happened in America is not the stronghold in entertainment, the marketplace, & in education…or even the foothold that’s been taken in our government. What’s crazy is that Satan has taken a toehold in the Church. This is the last straw in the destruction of a nation. If this toehold of Satan becomes a stronghold there will be no hope for America.
God promises in 2 Chronicles 7:14 that our land will be healed if God’s people (the Church) return to Him. We must remember that although Satan will bruise our heel we will crush His head in the end. I believe it’s time for the Church to repent & return that times of refreshing may come from the Lord (Acts 3:19). Our nation needs us at this crucial moment in American history.