Stand up for Jesus ye soldiers of the cross

Jesus is considered by scholars such as Weber ...

Image via Wikipedia

Do you believe the age of blind faith is slowly coming to an end? Apparently Uncle Tree thinks so. In one of his most intriguing and otherwise thought-provoking posts, the author of Uncle Tree House, which happens to be one of my favorite blogs, states that: “The Age of Blind Faith is slowly coming to an end.” According to Uncle Tree, “Church goers are dwindling in number, whilst atheists groups continue to add members.”

Everyone is entitle to their opinion, true or not, but I have to agree with Uncle Tree. It seems followers of Jesus Christ are not as dedicated and committed today, as they were twenty, thirty years ago. Part of the reason, I believe, is the advancement of Science and Technology. Where as in the old days, Christians had no alternative but to look to God to bring them through a particular illness, today they have an alternative in science and technology.

No reasonable person can deny that science and technology have made astonishing advancements. Doctors everywhere are using technology to do god-like miracles. Many diseases that were deemed incurable in the past are classified curable today. People are healthier, and are living longer than ever.

But despite the miracles in science and technology, the dwindling number of Church goers and the slow but imminent end of blind faith, God is still God. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever (Hebrews 13:8). I expect to see miracles performed because Jesus said so: “Verily, verily, I say unto you, he that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father” (John 14:12).

So fellow believers, I am not worried, neither should you; because my God reigns supreme. He is All-Knowing, All-Powerful, and there is none like Him.

Let us stand up for Jesus and lift His banner high.

Stand up, stand up for Jesus, ye soldiers of the cross;

Lift high His royal banner, it must not suffer loss.
From victory unto victory His army shall He lead,
Till every foe is vanquished, and Christ is Lord indeed.

Stand up, stand up for Jesus, the solemn watchword hear;
If while ye sleep He suffers, away with shame and fear;
Where’re ye meet with evil, within you or without,
Charge for the God of battles, and put the foe to rout.

Stand up, stand up for Jesus, the trumpet call obey;
Forth to the mighty conflict, in this His glorious day.
Ye that are brave now serve Him against unnumbered foes;
Let courage rise with danger, and strength to strength oppose.

Stand up, stand up for Jesus, stand in His strength alone;
The arm of flesh will fail you, ye dare not trust your own.
Put on the Gospel armor, each piece put on with prayer;
where duty calls or danger, be never wanting there.

Stand up, stand up for Jesus, each soldier to his post,
Close up the broken column, and shout through all the host:
Make good the loss so heavy, in those that still remain,
And prove to all around you that death itself is gain.

Stand up, stand up for Jesus, the strife will not be long;
this day the noise of battle, the next the victor’s song.
To those who vanquish evil a crown of life shall be;
they with the King of Glory shall reign eternally.



    1. Thank you very much Minister Glenda. It is absolutely important that we stand up for Jesus despite the distractions. Our reward is not earthly, but heavenly. God bless.


    1. I echo those sentiments my brother. It is our duty to stand up for Jesus so that doubters can see His handy works through us

      Thank you very much for stopping by and leaving a comment. God bless.


  1. He still the same, I stand up for Jesus Christ! Thank You for sharing this lovely post, you made some good points. Even though we maybe losing in number, they need to remember he doesn’t change! God Bless 🙂


    1. Thanks a lot P.J. I am happy to know you are doing well again. I really appreciate you stopping by and leaving a comment. Continue to stand up for Jesus, your reward will be great. God bless.


  2. Well, hey! Looky here – what a pleasant surprise! 🙂
    You did me right, and I also agree with you,
    but that verse about doing greater works (than He?) through Him…
    That’s also what seems to be missing. (Not that all miraculous
    events make the news. I imagine they do not).
    Just what might that work be? Unfortunately, that’s
    where my imagination fails me. There is so much hunger,
    and suffering in the world. Wish I could heal, or feed. Ya know?


  3. Glory be to God in the highest. Uncle Tree, thou art wise and I am thankful for the opportunity I have to interact with you. You are an inspiration to me and you have helped me to broaden thinking as I navigate my Christian journey.

    Thanks Uncle Tree.

    God bless


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.