Supernatural holy warriors must be steadfastly combat ready and in battle formation for we do not always know what is approaching or what evil forces are in action that aim to devour. In the matter of natural military matters, even in peace time, soldiers go to boot camp, train in many disciplines, learn to shoot with precision, execute simulated military and combat exercises. They learn strategic positioning, intelligence/counter intelligence, covert operations, infiltration, ambush techniques and a host of other vital skills.
What would happen if those in the natural military waited until war time to prepare and train? They would not be combat ready. Unprepared, they would be on suicide missions, for sure! They need to be ready in peace time for the real possibilities of war! We know that though some have never served in war time, the peace time preparation and training is not in vain.
Supernaturally, the stakes are higher – souls are on the line – ours, and those who have not yet received our Lord Christ. We need battle practice and real wars for us to be cleansed, fine-tuned, chiseled, pruned, purged and toughened. Remember the 300 brave valiant men of the army with Gideon. Hebrews 12:27 states, “…that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.”
Enemies of GOD are strategically positioned by GOD to be used to present His glory and proof of His most high status. Pharaoh was a vessel fitted to destruction (Romans 9). GOD states, “For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might shew my power in thee, and that my name might be declared throughout all the earth.” That Exodus account was so awesomely effective that generations later people, even bona fide sinners, discuss it. It did precisely what GOD said it would do – kept His name in the news!!! We need our enemies – otherwise we would be without resources to sharpen us to be victorious for GOD. Imagine if we had no enemies?! We would be spiritually flabby, lazy, and largely unprofitable. Enemies are necessary to motivate us to follow GOD and thus attain higher spiritual levels with the ultimate goal to advance the kingdom of GOD. Also, our enemies need us to demonstrate the characteristics of GOD so that they will know to choose life.
GOD is our Commander-in-Chief and He is provoked to wrath by the rag tag AWOL “Christians” who cower and have elected to be pansies in a world where revolutionary spiritual exercises are the order of this day. The renegade deserters are a sure shame to the mission of the full gospel. We must love them and pray, in earnest, for their restoration, though it is biblically sound that not all will repent.
March onward holy warriors of GOD, and in the name of Jesus – go forth to love the hell out of people. Seek from GOD methods to vanquish the forces of darkness – to subdue, to besiege, to overthrow, to ambush, to outwit, and to tear down demonic strongholds - all with fervent missions to destroy the works of the Devil. Jude 9 states of the Devil, “…The Lord rebuke thee.”
Our Lord is calling forth warriors who have embraced these words and others from the Word of GOD:
The Acts 20:24
But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.
And in nothing terrified by your adversaries: which is to them an evident token of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that of God.
At destruction and famine thou shalt laugh: neither shalt thou be afraid of the beasts of the earth.
Also thou shalt lie down, and none shall make thee afraid;…
The righteous also shall hold on his way, and he that hath clean hands shall be stronger and stronger.
That the triumphing of the wicked is short,…
Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.
…I will not remove my integrity from me.
My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go: my heart shall not reproach me so long as I live.
I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, that have set themselves against me round about.
The Lord is a man of war: the Lord is his name.
Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.
In the Holy Bible, the Lord asks in Jeremiah 12:8:
If thou hast run with the footmen, and they have wearied thee, then how canst thou contend with horses? and if in the land of peace, wherein thou trustedst, they wearied thee, then how wilt thou do in the swelling of Jordan?
I Timothy 1:18
…war a good warfare.
Thou art my battle ax and weapons of war:…
I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them;
Until the Ancient of days came, and judgment was given to the saints of the most High; and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom.
Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
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.
Holy Warrior Mandates:
Love GOD in accordance with Mark 12:30
Steadfastly demonstrate the fruits of the Spirit
One reference of such: Galatians 5:22
Praise GOD and Pray
Some references: Psalm 150:6, Psalm 119:164,
Daniel 6:10, Psalm 55:17, and Psalm 63:8
Worship GOD, and Fast
Some references: John 4:23, The Acts 24:14, Matthew 17:21
The Lord asks,
Exodus 32:26: “…Who is on the Lord’s side? let him come unto me…”