Wanted : Men of courage

I believe that if there was ever a time in history that real men of God are needed, it’s now. Men of courage.
Face it or not, our society, our world is continuing to down play and degrade the God given authority He has placed upon men.
In society, when the man is taken out of the picture, a symbol of strength, of God given leadership, then society weakens. It begins to run to and fro to find itself and it cannot.

Our media, our T.V. and movies all continually make fun of the man. He is degraded, laughed at, and made fun of on a regular basis. His authority is being undermined. How many times have you seen a show where the dad and his authority are laughed at by the children and or the wife.

There is a spirit in our world today that desires to crush all of God’s given authority to the man. The enemy is no dummy. He strikes at where the strength lies.

Real men of God are needed today.
Men that desire above all else, to stand in the gap before God and the people. God is searching the world over today, just like He did in the day of Moses, Isaiah, Ezekiel, Joshua, and Jeremiah.

“So I sought for a man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before me on behalf of the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found no one.” (Ezekiel 22:30)

“He saw that there was no man, And wondered that there was no intercessor;” (Isa.59:16)

God given men of courage are needed today. I believe they are out there, but many are caught up in worldly pursuits and the cares of this life. May God get their attention soon. May He raise up men that desire God’s will for their lives above all else. Men that would rather do God’s will, than have all the riches of this world. Men of courage come forth!

Men that need to hear like what David said to his son Solomon, “Be strong and of good courage, and do it; (this is way better than Nike) do not fear nor be dismayed, for the Lord God – my God – will be with you”.(1Chr.28:20)

The word “courage” here means, “to be alert, be courageous, steadfastly minded, strong, fortify, prevail “. In the Greek it means, “boldness”.

“Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that goes with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee”. (Deut.31:6)

“Only be thou strong and very courageous,” (Jos.1:6)


Just like men of old, may it be so !


Amen !


6 Responses to “Wanted : Men of courage”

  1. Shirley Says:


    Your post is so true, and so timely. Our homes are dissolving and our culture decaying, much because of the lack of courageous men who will direct their families in the ways of righteousness.

    Blessings and hope.

    Shirley Buxton

  2. rjperalta Says:

    Thanks Shirley for stopping by.

    I’m glad you agree with the need. I believe there are many more out there that would agree, however the enemy has silenced them, why? Because he knows what would happen if things were to change and men begin to raise up for God.

    Grace to you,

  3. mcalmond Says:

    Richard good post and vital as well.

    If you are interested, I wrote something similar and have placed the link to it below. I hope this is alright to do this. You can feel free to delete this if you are not comfortable with it, no problem. I rarely if ever link articles like this, but it just seemed like the thing to do. Let me know if there is a problem.


    Blessings in Christ Jesus!

  4. rjperalta Says:

    Thanks Phil,
    I just went over and checked it out. Good stuff.
    No problem posting the link, anytime.

    May God send some men to read and be encouraged.
    They aren’t going to get it from the world.

    Continued boldness in Christ,


  5. Pastor Maru Sunday Says:

    Your word is true, men of courage are scarce today. Men can no longer stand for their God as the three hebrew men did in the days of Nebucadnezer. The fear of tomorrow has eroded our courage and dignity. The christian of today were after the things of the world not the world loving the things of God. Our behaviours, dress looks etc show much of this. May God raise men for Himself.

  6. rjperalta Says:

    Yes Brother,
    By God’s grace and power we will not get caught up in this world. I was once there (once as a believer and before, that makes twice).
    God is raising up men of God !
    May we be one of them.
    Grace to you,

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