Mt. Zion Church Rev. F. Al. Cason Gives Sermon entitled: “The Battlefield Is Not Yours But it is the Lords”

Mt. Zion Church Rev. F. Al. Cason Gives Sermon entitled: “The Battlefield Is Not Yours But it is the Lords”

By Frances Gonzalez-Boyd

 

 

 

Many people wake up to the world of “hard knocks” every morning trying to face problems alone that have become “giants” their life. Sometimes it is impossible to face these problems without having faith and strength to overcome them alone. Some individuals do not know how to talk to others in times of need.  One pastor knows where to go for the answer.                According to Mt. Zion Church Rev. F. Al Cason, there is a powerful creator that can help solve those big problems in our life, and help us overcome those “giants” while winning our battles for us when we are in a crisis situation. He preached recently at a revival that was held at his church celebrating Black History Month and also remembering the late Claudie Royals. The sermon’s theme for the last night of the revival was; The Battlefield is Not Yours, But It is the Lords;               “Talk to God before you go into battle. When you pray, go to God for the answer,” Cason said. {{more}}               “We are here to praise our Lord and Savior and to celebrate Black History Month.” Rev F. Al Cason said. “We thank God for this awesome privilege of standing here tonight and we give him all the praises, and we are here in part for Claudie Royals, who left a legacy. Most of all we are here tonight to worship God and give him all the praises. I want to encourage you tonight.                         While pianist Nelson played, hearts were touched as a solo singer sung these lyrics…..I trust in God where ever I may be. Royal one,.he keeps my song. My heavenly father I trust in God…where ever I may be. Out in the stormy sea, raindrops may fall. He keeps my soul .Yes he does. My heavenly father, he watches over me. He’s my heavenly father.  I put my trust in him.               Having prayed before giving his sermon, Rev. Cason not only encouraged all those present, but he prayed for the Holy Ghost to move and allow the word of God to powerfully touch hearts with his message. He began with the scripture using Jehoshaphat as an example of someone who obeyed God and let him win battle he faced.               “Are you feeling weighed down because of the burdens of the world? We see trouble all around us. People are losing jobs. What is going on? A young man just got shot. Do not throw in the towel. The battle is the Lord, Saints.  Today, there are many who are fighting God’s battles. We do not want to go there sometimes. If anything, we want a bed of roses. You do not see folks driving a Mercedes in a battlefield. The battle is not yours but the Lords’. When in trouble, let me tell you something. I pray to the Lamb of God. We need the Lord.” said Rev. Cason.               When crisis comes there are times when decisions also become a burden, and planning and organization becomes a chore. Struggling becomes an issue, and praying at times for guidance might mean also waiting on God. “There are times when God says, Do not do anything. He may say, stand still and see the deliverance of the Lord. All of my battles are the Lords. That is, this time the Lord will win. Prepare for the victory. Everyone that is in frustration should not throw in the towel.” Cason said.                           “The Great American battles of Gettysburg became the victory of curse that would affect the outcome of the war. The people of Israel obeyed God and did not destroy the Moabites, because it was God’s battle. Many believers’ battles are God’s battles. You try to help someone and they turn on you. Blessed are you when man says things against you. You fall into troubles of your own because some of these daily battles Satan will bring them to you to battle. Not against heaven.” , Cason said.    “He that overcomes will inherit all things. Do not throw in the towel, but praise the Lord. Praise God for the blessing that is on the way. Some of us do not feel blessed unless we have a lot of stuff. In good times and bad times, Praise the Lord. When tears roll from our eyes, Praise the Lord, “Rev. Cason adds, “Talk to God before you go into battle. When you pray go to God, he will give you the answer. In prayer, we must be like Jehoshaphat and learn, and we must be like David who faced the giant.               Having preached an awesome sermon about the battles of life and having shared scriptures from the bible of battles that were overcome, Rev. Cason concluded by inviting the congregation to the altar to accept Jesus Christ as their savior.   “It is time to come to the front to accept Christ. He paid for our sins. Do you know him as your personal savior?  If you are here today, this will be the greatest decision you ever make. You are going to spend your eternity somewhere. Prayer has never hurt anybody.   I hope this is not the last time we get together, because tomorrow is not promised to us.