It would seem that our nation is in a season where fear is beginning to assault many people. We can no longer just live our life and expect others to do the fighting for us, while hoping for life to remain pleasant.
BUT OUR GOD IS NOT AFRAID NOR HAS HE FORGOTTEN HIS PEOPLE.
2 Corinthians 10:4-5 says that the weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ! We must press in and FIGHT if we expect to see God’s glory. Jeremiah 29:13
In closing; Once during a hospital visit, I had prayed to see healing and the dead raised but found that I was not really prepared for that battle. I was wearing jeans, boots, and a nice shirt instead of my full armor. We have heard a lot about change recently. Do you want to see real change??? Sound the battle cry. Get on your knees and fight. Stir up the gift within you. Fast, pray, and believe God.
1 Thessalonians 5:6, 21 So be on your guard, not asleep like the others. Stay alert and be clearheaded. …But test everything that is said. Hold on to what is good. Stay away from every kind of evil.
I encourage you all to prepare for battle; for that is where we find ourselves like it or not. To win, and we must win, we have to run TO the fight fully prepared, fearless, faithful, with weapons drawn and the roar of victory coming from the depths of our being!
Ephesians 6:10-18 10In 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 firm-footed stability, the promptness, and the readiness produced by the good news] of the Gospel of peace. 16 Lift up over all the [covering] shield of 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 wields, which is the Word of God. 18 Pray at all times (on every occasion, in every season) in the Spirit…