On July 17, 2015 as I drove to our ministry headquarters in Richland, Mississippi, the Spirit of the Lord showed me a picture in my mind of a banner facing the street that said “EndTimes” and on the second line it said “Monthly Warrior Bootcamp.”
I told a friend what the Lord had showed me. I really thought this was something I was supposed to begin doing almost immediately. (That is simply how I normally respond when I hear or see something from the Lord). But, as I began to pray, I became aware that I was to spend the next few months in preparation and then start the training in 2016.
Now, as yet I hadn’t heard that there was a movie named “War Room”. But, believe me that is where I have spent much of my time over the last 35 years – warring in the prayer closet.
Why? Because our battles are really not with people or even with our circumstances, because people and circumstances are just visible manifestations of the invisible conflict that continues between the kingdom of darkness with the Kingdom of Light.
The bible tells us: we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places (Ephesians 6:12 NLT)
Once we fully believe and embrace the truth of Ephesians 6:12 and 2 Corinthians 10:3-5, we can pretty well live in victory and peace regardless of what is or is not going on.
See, it simply isn’t enough to “believe” these verses, we must USE the powerful supernatural weapons God has given to us. We use spiritual weapons to conquer spiritual enemies – for ourselves and for others.
Again, it is written: “We use God’s mighty weapons, not worldly weapons, to knock down the strongholds of human reasoning and to destroy false arguments. We destroy every proud obstacle that keeps people from knowing God. We capture their rebellious thoughts and teach them to obey Christ. And after you have become fully obedient, we will punish everyone who remains disobedient” (2 Corinthians 10:5 – 10:6 NLT)
My heart’s desire is that EVERY believer will become skilled in using the weapons of warfare and walk in God given authority, always advancing the Kingdom of truth….remembering that the truth of God’s word frees and liberates, it does not put anyone in bondage, especially not in religious bondage.
For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword (Hebrews 4:12 NLT)Pick it up. Believe it. Use it. Declare it. “No weapon formed against me shall prosper.”
JESUS WON IT! We enforce it.