Is WARFARE the new dirty word???
The first thing we should do here before, anyone reads this post is implant a prayer. ~
Lord, I know the enemy does not want this information OUT, so we in the name of JESUS Christ of Nazareth bind any spirits trying to infect or cause problems or confusion in any way, and sentence them to the feet of JESUS for judgement!!! Thank you LORD that it is YOU within us that does the work. Thank you that you are so much bigger than ANYTHING and no ONE can ever SLAY you!!! Hallelujah!!!
if anything seems like it runs together on the page. When editing I attempted to fix it, but to no avail, so I give it to GOD and trust He will use the words given to be a blessing. ~
Precious jewels, beautiful, His masterpieces, is this how you see yourselves? Because sharing my heart today, I have often had trouble digesting this about me. But, this is what GOD says, and we know He does not LIE. So, it must be true. 🙂 Still, it is so easy to get to a place where all we do is get influenced by critical spirits. It is so easy to just let evil get not only a foothold, but a whole block of our lives. Because we are NOT trained to fight back.
When God put it upon my spirit to write on WARFARE, my first response was not “Oh GOODY!!!” It was more like, “Come on God, You led me to write books already that greatly cover this, and we both know that the more we speak on it, the more we experience it.” Instantly almost I was convicted in HIS LOVE. Realizing that the reason this topic needed to be talked about is because God desires balance.
The body of Christ has been struggling with balance for many reasons. We believe, because we have lived, learned and been trained in it. OJT as my beautiful sister Audrey calls it! ON the JOB training. It is training that has already had a major COST. After all, for us to receive the LOVE of GOD, Jesus CHRIST God’s only begotten son, died maliciously, horrifically, and in the most painful way possible. Now, bear with me on this, HIS pain was not just physical. I dare to say the spiritual pain may have even hurt more intensely. Consider THIS, absolutely and unequivocally ALL the EVIL that was coming against US, was PUT on HIM.
This means, everything that we could ever do, go through, endure, experience, that was difficult, challenging, terrifying, gut wrenching, and more was LAID on JESUS Christ! The more we are followers of HIM, and LIVE out the plan of GOD, the more many will yell at us in the world CRUCIFY THEM! The toughest part, we still have to LOVE them, because GOD in us, is a compassionate, kind, and giving, among other amazing adjectives. 😉
So, let’s talk abt THIS WAR! It was finished the DAY JESUS died in Calvary. This means in HEAVEN the war was done, but many want to stir it up again. Let’s elaborate some on that. When we give into our own hurts, habits and hang ups that the enemy has put on us, not GOD, we are participating in the reopening of the wounds. Many have said, and we agree, it is like crucifying Christ once again. Thankfully, He does not condemn us and IS in fact a RESURRECTION GOD!!!!!
The warfare definition that God led me to was this..
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10 In conclusion, be strong in the Lord [be empowered through your union with Him]; draw your strength from Him [that strength which His boundless might provides].
11 Put on God’s whole armor [the armor of a heavy-armed soldier which God supplies], that you may be able successfully to stand up against [all] the strategies and the deceits of the devil.
12 For we are not wrestling with flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the despotisms, against the powers, against [the master spirits who are] the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spirit forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) sphere.
13 Therefore put on God’s complete armor, that you may be able to resist and stand your ground on the evil day [of danger], and, having done all [the crisis demands], to stand [firmly in your place].
14 Stand therefore [hold your ground], having tightened the belt of truth around your loins and having put on the breastplate of integrity and of moral rectitude and right standing with God,
15 And having shod your feet in preparation [to face the enemy with the [a]firm-footed stability, the promptness, and the readiness [b]produced by the good news] of the Gospel of peace.
16 Lift up over all the [covering] shield of [c]saving faith, upon which you can quench all the flaming missiles of the wicked [one].
17 And take the helmet of salvation and the sword that the Spirit [d]wields, which is the Word of God.
18 Pray at all times (on every occasion, in every season) in the Spirit, with all [manner of] prayer and entreaty. To that end keep alert and watch with strong purpose and perseverance, interceding in behalf of all the saints (God’s consecrated people).
But what about this one? Do any of you know abt this one?
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16 And He saw that there was no man and wondered that there was no intercessor [no one to intervene on behalf of truth and right]; therefore His own arm brought Him victory, and His own righteousness [having the Spirit without measure] sustained Him.
17 For [the Lord] put on righteousness as a breastplate or coat of mail, and salvation as a helmet upon His head; He put on garments of vengeance for clothing and was clad with zeal [and furious divine jealousy] as a cloak.
18 According as their deeds deserve, so will He repay wrath to His adversaries, recompense to His enemies; on the foreign islands and coastlands He will make compensation.
19 So [as the result of the Messiah’s intervention] they shall [reverently] fear the name of the Lord from the west, and His glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him and put him to flight [for He will come like a rushing stream which the breath of the Lord drives].
Note : This passage speaks of the cloak of zeal and garments of vengeance that the LORD wore, so should not the LORD in us wear them?
Also, think about the garments of PRAISE…
This is a whole PAGE that GOD led us to with scripture JUST on that!
Also, we have begun asking GOD to be our knee padding, for the knees are often the ROOT of PRIDE. Hence humbling ourselves before HIM is even more effective when on our knees. 🙂
He talks about how HE has won the battles, and HE has victory and so do we! This is so TRUE, but there are times when GOD HIMSELF wants to use US, yes US to do HIS work. So instead of complying and complaining we should ask GOD to move in us to defeat those spirits when they are out of control. When He talks about self control, He is referring to us also being in PEACE. Which incidentally, in A WEAPON as well.
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