For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it? Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him, Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish. Or what king, going to make war against another king, sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand? Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an ambassage, and desireth conditions of peace.
As we hear of wars and rumors of wars, which all confirm what our Lord Jesus Christ spoke of imminent signs of His coming and the end of the age, it is time we all soberly take the inventory of what we have and know and have been taught that would help us stand and be victorious in this present distress. We have to return and give attention to the power and authority that has been given to us in Christ over all principalities and powers of this present darkness.