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You can worship The Lord in warfare. I had this conversation with The Father earlier today while I was packing for a trip. I've shared before that worship is warfare, but warfare is also worship.
As a spiritual mentor and prayer warrior, it gets frustrating that many people expect me to do their warfare for them. I prefer to teach you to war for yourself and family and your business and so that you can teach others. Yahweh expects you to learn, too, so that He can advance His Kingdom.
Let me explain. The role of a godly father is to teach children to war first and foremost and then to build. There's precedent for this being true all over The Written Word. Beginning to end.
The OT especially is all about God taking a person or group through battle after battle so they can build a legacy to leave for future generations (advance The Kingdom). And in theory the more your generation wars, the less the next generation should have to. They still have to war, it'll just be fewer or different battles.
David's line is a great example. He warred for decades for his legacy which eventually led to Messiah Yeshua. Solomon only fought a few battles because The Lord said he gave peace during his time. What Solomon warred at was basically going in and conquering - warfare, but mild warfare for sure. The battles Solomon should have been fighting - were spiritual ones to rid his life and wives of pagan gods - and he bowed out of those. Therefore, Rehoboam never saw his father truly war so when he became king for that season, he lost 10 tribes in his first three years or something like that.
Yeshua warred big for His legacy. He warred against religious spirits, demons of infirmity and the big fake, satan himself, and won all while teaching His disciples to build for the future. Yeshua was a much better father than David and Solomon were, though. Which makes total sense because He came from THE FATHER, The Creator of Fathering.
Anyway, back to warfare being worship to God. So, The Lord and I were chatting about how some believers refuse to war because of various reasons. Some think Jesus did it all so we don't have to fight. Some are terrified of spiritual warfare. But that fear is the result of not being given Bible truth or training. Others believe all they have to do is quote some verses and they're protected. Wrong! I'm not saying The Word doesn't work, obvi. What I'm saying is most believers have no clue about the spiritual laws that govern God's creation and the demonic realm does and they act on the premise of legal warfare. Therefore, we have to war to push them back from our lives, families and businesses, too.
So how does that make warfare worship of God? Very simply any time you perform God's will you're acting in faith and faith pleases God. Very simply warfare advances The Kingdom and that blesses God. Let me tell you what The Lord impressed to me today: Some people don't fully worship Him because they refuse to war which is required in life. Yes, there are different types and facets of worship, but not all of them are needed by everyone. For example, when God sends me to bless land that's a form of worship, but He doesn't send everyone to bless land. That may not be a form of worship He ever expects of you. But warfare is expected of all of us. Everyone. Young and old.
Why is warfare expected of everyone who lives on earth? Because we have enemies assigned against us that Yeshua already defeated big picture, and we must enforce His victory against our personal enemies small picture or we won't possess our birthrights which is God's original design for each of us. Get it? Advancing The Kingdom requires warfare and if you advance The Kingdom you'll definitely possess your birthright. Get it??
I'd love to hear your thoughts. Be exceedingly blessed!
At the bakery about to eat some BBQ
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As a teacher of The Written Word my goal is to provide revelation and understanding that can be lived out as wisdom. I've had the same conversation twice in one week about the topic of believers doing their best to get everything free instead of investing in The Kingdom and themselves.
Yeshua paid it all. And yes His work at Calvary was complete, but we have to pay and invest, too. Believers don't have any trouble buying name-brand bags, shoes and clothing (I know I don't have any problem paying what my favorite companies charge) but too often we want to undercut Kingdom entrepreneurs instead of supporting them.
That's dishonor and it's the exact opposite of everything Proverbs (and The rest of The Word) instructs. God's not gonna prosper an unrenewed, selfish mindset. Watch this short video for some real heat.
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I prayed and decreed this into existence by faith in The Word of God! You can do the same for yourself and your kids.
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You may not be ready for wealth transfer, yet, but you at least should have every need met because that's a promise. If you don't have daily bread, you're perishing for lack of knowledge (best case scenario) or in sin (worst case). Listen to this wisdom and make the necessary changes.
"He said the wealth of the wicked gets stored up for the righteous. Is that you? Are you righteous? Is God's way of doing and being right your heart's desire?"
LISTEN: Someone who's perishing - at least in some areas because they're works minded not faith minded - for lack of knowledge tried to tell me there's nothing I can do or have to do to receive from God because He loves me and that is not Biblical. All throughout the Bible God says, "Be like Me! Be like Me! Serve like Me! Honor Me! Trust Me! Love Me! Talk to Me! Ask Me!" Those are all verbs, verbos, action words.
According to this logic, if I didn't have to do anything or there was nothing I could do my behavior wouldn't matter and nothing would be classified as sin. I wouldn't even have to believe in God and I could still live a life full of miracles, signs, wonders, healings and supernatural provisions simply because He loves me. Not to mention Yeshua wouldn't have had to die if being in relationship with God wasn't required for me to go to heaven. Matter of fact, satan wouldn't have even been cast out of heaven; he'd still be there because of God's love.
Call me a liar if you want, but that hasn't been my experience. I've ALWAYS believed in God's love and yet I lived a mediocre existence for more than 30 years. I believe, and I could be wrong, what she meant was ... I don't know. I can't for the life of me figure out where in the Willy Wonka Chocolate Factory she got that from. If you see or understand something in that bit of logic, please enlighten me in the comments below. But it sounds pretty foolish to me.
In Revelation is for Elevation I challenge people who don't believe they have to participate to receive from God to not go to work for two weeks straight and instead sit on the couch watching tv (if you can afford to pay for it) with your feet up and then count all the money that falls into your lap from heaven while you're not producing. If God loves you and because of love there's nothing you could or have to do, it's not a risk to take me up on this challenge.
We wouldn't even have to pray' y'all. And that's what I do. That's my life. What would I do with myself if I didn't pray? Half my day would be empty.
This is the post that made 'em all preachy on me. Read the excerpt from It Is Written below and share your insight.
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Let me just start with this ... I don't know what folks who don't have Holy Spirit do in tough times. Well, I do know because back in 2007 when big warfare came to me, I failed because I couldn't hear or see what the Spirit was saying and doing. Makes me wanna pray for people. I feel for anyone who doesn't know what's going on in the world or their lives in this season.
I've been in constant warfare - one battle after another - for the last 3 weeks. God has broken through each time because I haven't fallen for the enemy's schemes. I've run to Dad each time and didn't bad mouth, go off on anyone or allow discouragement to set in.
I received a new invitation to battle just a few moments ago, after winning a victory at 2:05 a.m. (so less than 12 hours later, I have to suit up again to fight). Both this battle and the one I just finished involved other women's actions or words against me; and both times the enemy was whispering in my ear curses to speak/release over them/to accuse them of should knowing and behaving better as believers. Well, that's not God's way, and I already know that I'm up for promotion which is why the warfare is so heavy.
Wisdom for us:
1. Don't run from the battle. Especially at this year end because promotions are being handed out from heaven [there's a podcast ep on this].
2. Watch your mouth. Do not curse another, and especially not someone anointed for the work of the Kingdom. It's better to stay silent than release a curse because that's a handshake of covenant with the enemy to hurt you and them.
3. You need to stay in prayer and the Word so that you don't get caught slippin'. That's what the enemy is hoping for - that you're not paying attention and accidentally come into agreement with them.
The awesome thing about having to pray so much is the revelation that's coming down. When you remain in a heavenly atmosphere you can't help but pick up what's being spoken and prepared there. Not only that I've served as a testimony to my son and several others because I've stayed calm through it all. My kiddo actually asked me, "How do you stay calm?" so I was able to tell him it's the peace that passes all understanding as well as the angel on my left telling me to "tread lightly, watch my tongue, etc."
It is written: He commands His angels to keep charge of me in all my ways.
Great grace to you in Jesus' name.