warfare

Are we really walking in victory?

Many times we speak of walking in victory, and we give this many meanings, some, maybe most of which, are meaningful and pertinent to our faith journey. However, in the greater context of our life’s purpose — the real reason we even exist– the truth is that many of us have not experienced victory at all. Here’s why.
Imagine, for a moment, a battalion of soldiers. They’re trained, armed to the teeth, and ready to rumble. They have a good supply line, air support, and plenty of ammo. However, there’s just one little problem: they have no idea who they’re supposed to fight, where to fight, or even what the overall mission objective is.
Even the thought of such a thing seems absurd, doesn’t it?
Yet all too often we find ourselves mostly wandering without a whole lot of direction, and so many of us have no clear idea of what our life’s mission really is. The Barna Group found that 90% of professed born-again Christians admit that they are either carnal or a babe in Christ. Now, we know from Romans 8 that to be carnal is to be enemies with God, and therefore of little to no use in the great fight of the faith, and who in their right mind would trust a baby to get anything important done?
If we don’t know what the mission is, how can we accomplish it?
If we are not engaged in and fulfilling our mission, are we really winning our part of the spiritual war of the faith? The answer is a rather obvious ‘No.’
Therefore, long-term victory requires us to know our mission, prepare for it, and engage in it with the aim of completing it. Now, this isn’t a condemnation, but rather an observation which hopes to awaken the saints to the reality that perhaps we ought to be more interested in the specifics of our purpose here.
What is YOUR mission?
WHO has God called you to, and where?
Why does it matter?
If you can’t answer these questions, don’t beat yourself up about it. Understand that now you have some specific direction for your prayer life and study of the Word for the next little while.
I challenge you to start seeking God about these questions.
He has answers waiting for you.

Why NO WEAPON formed against you shall prosper


 

 
Many of us are familiar with Isaiah 54:17 but we often don’t know what it really means. Let’s talk about how God set you up to WIN!

Don’t let anyone take your crown!

It’s not over!

Your pain does not determine your position! Just because it hurts now, just because it may look like it’s all said and done, just because God didn’t answer the last 237 times you asked him to deliver you, doesn’t mean anything other than your appointed time has not yet come.

You may have been cast down, but you were called up high. You might not look like much, but the hope of glory lives in you. Your life story might be one of seeming defeat, drudgery, despair and doom, but it falls to me to tell you today that it’s not over until you overcome!

Authority isn’t rocket science…

I once worked in a place in which the employees felt the upper mechanical area on the top floor was haunted. One employee even claimed to have seen something up there. I went up there soon after and heard my name called.

So I told it to leave, and the staff never reported seeing anything up there again.

Authority isn’t rocket science. It just requires submission…

Does the enemy know you?

“And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are who?” (Acts 19:15)

I once knew a man who was dealing with a demon inside a woman. When he mentioned a certain man of God, the demon began to scream, “NO, NOT HIM!”

I don’t know about you, but I’m fed up with limp-wristed saints and leaders who are scared of demons when they ought to be scared of you.

Does the enemy even know you?

What are YOUR standards?

That the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.  – 2 Timothy 3:17

Every occupation, every calling and vocation, every profession has certain standards by which it is determined whether an individual, organization, or group is fit to perform the functions, operations, activities, or responsibilities thereof so that they may reap the benefits of the profession.

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