It is time for leaders of the faith to stand up. There are enemies not just on the horizon or at the gate but in the camp. It is time for those who know the Lord to set the example of faithfulness in this life to demonstrate to everyone, particularly believers, that we can and must endure in the faith. We must be careful and discerning of the dangers and threats that are in our midst. Many would deplete our faith if they could, and the enemy will continue to deploy resources to make a ruin of our faith. Remember that it was faith, both in its fullness and in its utter lack, that caused Jesus to marvel during His earthly ministry. Arise people of the Lord and overcome!
So Ahab sent for all the children of Israel, and gathered the prophets together on Mount Carmel. And Elijah came to all the people, and said, “How long will you falter between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow Him; but if Baal, follow him.” But the people answered him not a word. Then Elijah said to the people, “I alone am left a prophet of the Lord; but Baal’s prophets are four hundred and fifty men. Therefore let them give us two bulls; and let them choose one bull for themselves, cut it in pieces, and lay it on the wood, but put no fire under it; and I will prepare the other bull, and lay it on the wood, but put no fire under it. Then you call on the name of your gods, and I will call on the name of the Lord; and the God who answers by fire, He is God.” So all the people answered and said, “It is well spoken.”
1 Kings 18:20-24