Send in the Cavalry


Photo Copyright Jon Bennett

Yesterday’s “state of the art technology”, is today’s ceremonial. However, we’d never use that in combat today – here’s the Household Cavalry on duty in London (above) and Afghanistan (below). Instead we need to be nimble and ready to fight today’s battles today’s way.

I wonder if this could be a metaphor for the church? Are we fighting today’s wars with yesterday’s equipment? Just a thought…..


Photo copyright Sergeant Russ Nolan RLC
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3 thoughts on “Send in the Cavalry

  1. A good point, but maybe we should also think of who we now fight as well? Most people don’t consider themselves lost or sinful. Most see religion as archaic and irrelevant and all too often our churches prove rather than disprove that

  2. I have a wonderful picture of a Roman Soldier with the text of Ephesians 6:10 – 20 next to it above my ‘prayer station’ describing the ‘whole armour of God’. I note that our modern ‘warriors’ on patrol in Afghanistan wear the same protection (but I do wonder what they use as the shield of faith). But whether then or now, our enemy is still the same. We patrol against the wiles of the devil, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Our offensive weaponry is still the Word of God (why I support any activity that involves getting scriptures distributed) and praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit (tongues is a wonderful way to pray spiritually – it is the language of angels, we don’t need to know what we pray – because the enemy doesn’t either – only the heavenly hosts who are also part of God’s army!

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