A CALL TO BATTLE. ATTACK !
ARE YOU IN THE LORD’S ARMY ?
We as Christians are at war against satan and his forces,and we have all been called in to serve in the Lord’s army as soon as you got saved. lt’s not like being in the armies of this world where you only serve for a time, but in the Lords army there is no discharge. You’re in for Life, lifers until the day God calls you home, and guess what, the war still goes on in the spirit world too.
“There is no man that hath power over the spirit to retain the spirit; neither hath he power in the day of death: and there is no discharge in that war; neither shall wickedness deliver those that are given to it.”( Ecclesiastes 8:8). The Lord doesn’t want people to just use him as a fire escape, as many do, but to help reach the many lost souls that are about to fall off the cliff. If you saw someone about to drive off a cliff and they didn’t even know it, you would surely try and stop them, right? Well that is what is happening spiritually. “Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.” (II Timothy 2: 3,4). “Put on the whole Armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole Armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the spirit, which is the word of God: praying always with all prayer and supplication in the spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;”(Ephesians 6:11-18). You may lose a few battles, but you haven’t lost the war, the war is not over until every soul is won. Jesus said, “the gates of Hell shall not prevail against his CHURCH.” (Matthew 16:18) THIS IS NOT A PICTURE OF HIS CHURCH HIDING BEHIND A WALLED FORTRESS WHILE THE ENEMY ATTACKS, BUT IT IS A PICTURE OF THE CHURCH ATTACKING THE VERY GATES OF HELL ITSELF!!! The trumpet is sounding the attack is on, pick up your sword, ATTACK ! ATTACK ! ATTACK ! Come on lets roll ! ! ! ! !
God wants volunteers not draftees in his end time Special Forces Army. They that take up the Cross shall wear the Crown! The Lord requires more of you who are in his inner circle than of the other 70 and of those who follow him afar off. Like he did with his 12 disciples who became powerful Leaders and teachers and were mightily used of the Lord after years of training and breakings and testing and learning lessons. “There is no discharge in that war.” (Ecclesiastes 8:8). Perhaps some furloughs or time to pray and rest, but don’t go a.w.o.l. ( away with out leave). You are in too deep, you know too much. You are highly accountable for all the truth that you have been given, or all you could have learned. Do you sometimes get rebuked by your Elders in the Lord? It is better than getting rebuked by the Lord. “It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.” (Hebrews 10:31). I would rather have a pack of hounds after me than the hound of Heaven. “When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long. For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me: my moisture is turned into the drought of summer. Selah.” (Psalm 32:3,4 ). “And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him: for whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not? But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons. Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live? For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness. Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby. Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees; and make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed. “(Hebrews 12:5-12). We need to pray and ask the Lord to show us how deep is our love for him ? “Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you. “(Hebrews 13:17). If you get rebuked and blasted, you can take it one of two ways.You can either humbly take it and submitt and get blessed and learn and grow, or you can get offended and stomp off in your pride. “Great peace have they that love thy law and nothing shall offend them.” (Psalm 119:165).You can realize that you must have deserved it, and take the correction, and just think of all the times you deserved it and didn’t get the correction for things that you have said and done. Just take it and grow spiritually. GOD WANTS TO MAKE A LEADER OUT OF YOU ! All leaders go through the school of hard knocks and breakings. It’s just up to you how long you have to stay in school, but don’t leave school until the bell rings. Are you going to dive into Gods Word and will or just sit on the side and maybe touch your toe in the water? You are not your own you are bought with a price by the precious blood of Jesus Christ . He gave his all for you.“ For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God.” (1 Peter 2:20). When gold is dug out of the earth they melt it down with a hot fire and all the dross and impurities come to the top and are scraped off and only the pure gold remains. So it is with us. We are in Gods refining process. “Whosoever shall fall upon that stone shall be broken; but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.” (Luke 20:18). Jesus is the stone, fall on him. “The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite (crushed) spirit.”(Psalms 34:18).”For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.” ( 1 Corinthians 1:18).
Say this prayer if you want to be saved: Jesus, I want to know you, and to live forever in Heaven, I know I have made mistakes and done bad things- and I am sorry. Please forgive me. I know I don’t deserve it, but I accept your love and I accept you as my Saviour. I believed you died on the cross for my sins and rose from the dead. Please come into my heart and life and fill me with your Holy Spirit and give me peace. Amen.