There was a moment in the old westerns, a pivotal time in those stories, when the bad guys have crossed the line and the good guys have had enough. It is in those moments you heard the line, “Mount Up!” That is all that was said, and you knew as men got ready to ride it meant so much more. Watching this moment unfold, I would shift in my seat and get ready, time for a reckoning … the showdown was coming. And so it always is with good versus evil. Our hearts know this. We believe … no, we count on the bad guys getting it in the end.
This is our story. Evil for far too long has had the upper hand. That is why Christ deputizes those who want to sign on. He gives us position and authority. We ride with the King, going after the oppressed, the captive, and those being held for ransom (Matthew 28:19-22). We have his authority and are allowed, even invited to wield it for good. We get to play a part in the great rescue of hearts and the defeat of evil. We have the honor of interceding and bringing another day of reckoning against the forces that oppose Life, Love, and Freedom.
Let’s mount up!
An excerpt from The Warrior's Heart Blog. Learn more here.