I KNOW YOU ARE IN THE MIDST OF BATTLE! YOU ARE BATTLE-WEARY, WOUNDED, AND YOUR EYES CANNOT SEE THROUGH THE SMOKE OF THE WARFARE. YOU ARE FIGHTING FOR A RIGHTEOUS AND JUST CAUSE! THE BATTLE IS OVER YOUR BODY, SOUL, AND SPIRIT! I KNOW THE END OF THE BATTLE. YOU WILL COME FORTH STRONG IN THE MIGHT AND SPIRIT OF THE LORD AND BE WELCOMED INTO MY “VICTORY CELEBRATION.” YOU WILL BRING FORTH GLORY AND HONOR TO MY KINGDOM AND I AM GLORIFIED IN YOU. “Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you; but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ’s sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy” (1 Peter 4:12-13).
YOU ARE BEING TRAINED AND BATTLE–HARDENED, BECOMING EXPERT IN HANDLING THE WEAPONS OF SPIRITUAL WARFARE, WISE AS A SERPENT AND YET HARMLESS AS A DOVE. YOU WILL RECEIVE MY MEDALS OF “HONOR” FOR BRAVERY UNDER FIRE. YOUR OVERCOMING STRENGTH AND FIRE-POWER THROUGH THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST AND THE POWER OF MY HOLY SPIRIT, ROUTS AND DEFEATS THE ENEMY EVERY TIME! THERE CAN BE NO RETREAT IN THIS WAR! RETREAT WOULD MEAN THE CAPTIVITY OF YOUR SOUL.“Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one’s slaves whom you obey, whether of sin to death, or of obedience to righteousness?” (Romans 6:16).
YOU ARE FACING THE ENEMY WITH STRENGTH AND BRAVERY AND YOU ARE BRINGING GLORY TO MY NAME! THE JOY OF SEEING SATAN AND HIS ARMY RETREATING BEFORE YOU IN DEFEAT WILL BE YOURS! HEAR MY VOICE SAYING TO YOU, “COME UP HIGHER AND RECEIVE YOUR STARS AND REWARDS FOR YOUR FAITHFULNESS UNDER FIRE.” “Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been proved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him” (James 1:12).
THE LESSONS YOU HAVE LEARNED IN HAND-TO-HAND COMBAT WITH SATAN, YOU WILL TEACH TO OTHERS LOCKED IN THE RIGORS OF WAR. THE KNOWLEDGE YOU HAVE GAINED WILL HELP OTHERS CROSS THE FIELD OF BATTLE UNSCATHED BY SATAN AND HIS MINIONS. AS A SPIRITUAL ADVISOR AND LEADER OF OTHER WARRIORS YOU WILL PREPARE AND TRAIN THEM HOW TO BE VICTORIOUS. YOU WILL LEND YOUR STRENGTH AND TESTIMONY TO THE WEAK AND WILL SHARE IN THEIR JOY OF VICTORY. YOU WILL REJOICE AS SATAN’S CAPTIVES ARE SET FREE. “But He knows the way that I take; when He has tested me, I shall come forth as gold” (Job 23:10).
IT IS YOUR DUTY TO SHARE THE WISDOM AND KNOWLEDGE GAINED BY “OVERCOMING” THE ENEMY. THE WORLD IS A BATTLE GROUND AND NONE OF MY CHILDREN ARE EXEMPT FROM THE WAR AGAINST SIN AND EVIL. AT THE PRESENT HOUR I AM GIVING MY CHILDREN VALUABLE LESSONS IN WARFARE. YOU ARE TEACHERS OF THIS GENERATION AND BEAR THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE PRESERVATION AND SAVING OF SOULS. DESTROYING THE WORKS OF SATAN SHOULD BE THE GOAL OF EVERY CHILD OF GOD IN MY SERVICE. “You have caused men to ride over our heads; We went through fire and through water; but You brought us out to rich fulfillment” (Psalm 66:12).
THERE IS NO VICTORY OVER SIN AND EVIL WITHOUT A BATTLE AND NO ACQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL WITHOUT BEING TAUGHT AND TRAINED. TO BE A SEASONED SOLDIER OF THE CROSS YOU MUST BE SALTED BY FIRE! MY SON IS YOUR FOUNDATION AND THE LIVING WORD WITHIN YOU. YOU ARE CALLED TO BE MY EXAMPLES TO YOUR GENERATION AND THE CLOCK IS NOW RUNNING ON YOUR ALLOTTED TIME TO PREPARE AND TEACH OTHERS. “For the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God? Now ‘If the righteous one is scarcely saved, where will the ungodly and the sinner appear?’” (1 Peter 4:17-18).
JUDGMENT IS ALL AROUND YOU SO YOU WILL CEASE FROM SIN. “Behold, I have created the blacksmith who blows the coals in the fire, who brings forth an instrument for his work; and I have created the spoiler to destroy” (Isaiah 54:16). I DO NOT WANT MY CHILDREN TO BE CAUGHT ILL PREPARED IN THE THROES OF THE PRESENT BATTLES FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS. THIS IS THE TIME TO BECOME TRUE SOLDIERS OF THE CROSS AND REPRESENTATIVES OF MY KINGDOM OF RIGHTEOUSNESS. I AM STIRRING THE ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS AROUND YOU, AND THE PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS ARE DISTURBED BECAUSE THEY KNOW I AM PREPARING THIS GENERATION TO STAND IN BATTLE WITH SATAN AND HIS EVIL SO MY CHILDREN WILL BE READY FOR MY APPEARING. BE AWARE THAT I HAVE BEGUN MY WORK IN JUDGING THE LIVES OF MY CHILDREN. I AM MAKING THIS GENERATION WORTHY OF MY CALLING. “Take heed to yourself and to the doctrine. Continue in them, for in doing this you will save both yourself and those who hear you” (1 Timothy 4:16).
“I will bring the one third through the fire, will refine them as silver is refined, and test them as gold is tested. They will call on My name, and I will answer them. I will say, ‘This is My people’; and each one will say, ‘The LORD is my God'” (Zechariah 13:9). ARE YOU SEEKING MY FACE AND MY PREPARING GRACE AND RIGHTEOUSNESS? I COUNSEL YOU TO HEED MY ADMONITION AND PREPARE FOR YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES TO THIS GENERATION AND TO MY KINGDOM. “I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see” (Revelation 3:18).
Dearest Lord, I take Your words of admonition seriously. Only You can prepare me to overcome and defeat Satan. I want victory for the lost and those bound by Satan. Prepare me to destroy Satan’s works and love others into Your kingdom. I need my mind transformed to be attentive to Your words and sensitive to the actions You would have me take. Make me aware of the needs and cries for help of those around me. Open my eyes to see the fields ready for harvest! Give me power, love and a strong mind so I will not fail You in the hour of battle.
Take my attention from the world and fix my eyes on You. This is a new day and new hour and I give myself totally to You and dedicate my life for Your glory! Make the changes in me which are necessary! Increase my vision and grasp of spiritual things. I will keep Your words: “Be diligent to present Yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15).
I know Your ways are not my ways and Your thoughts are not my thoughts. Change me into Your image. Give me an understanding of the battle of life I am engaged in from Your viewpoint. I love You and ask You to greatly increase my love for You. Please increase my faith! I want to move mountains for Your glory alone!