Stand Sermon Illustrations

Stand Sermon Illustrations

At the Battle of Waterloo when the fight was grim and hard, an officer galloped up to the commander, the Duke of Wellington, reporting on behalf of his superior that they were being destroyed where they were, that they could not hold the position, and that they must have reinforcements. Said the Iron Duke, `Tell him to stand.' The soldier galloped back and delivered the message. Presently another officer came with the same request. The Duke's answer was the same, 'Tell him to stand.' He went back, and a third came, begging in the name of his superior for the needed help. 'I have no help to send you,' said the Duke, 'Tell him to stand.' He saluted and said, 'You will find us there, Sir.' And when the battle was fought and won, there they were, all of them, dead in their place. They were prepared to stand—and to die in their stand.

(Eph. 6. 11-14)

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