Strategic Notes

Moses sent spies for reconnaissance (Numbers 13:13) as did Joshua (Joshua 2:1). What are we to make of that? Here are some observations from a recent meeting that I attended.

Stand firm, repossess spiritual territory, wrestling against principalities and powers (cities have territorial spirits).

Intercession and Prayer:
When you’re ready – you’ll receive (according to God’s will/timing).
He often answers us in phases.
What we’re asking for ( in the Spirit) is already given!
We need to see exactly what things to pray for so that we can focus on what’s specifically needed.
We don’t “have” the knowledge/understanding for intercessory prayer – until we RECEIVE it (the Holy Spirit reveals).
Smaller problems are usually caused by larger “strongholds” – once identified, they are targets to cast down.
Example: There is a problem manifested. It is through the gift of discernment that the deception, lies, or forces that are being brought to bear that need to be broken – all hindrances removed – before someone can receive what is needed.
Asking the Lord for what He has already given/promised is NOT faith!
Thanking the Lord for revealing what needs to be bound/destroyed is faith in action!
Taking action: reconnaissance, evaluation, gathering forces.
Walking into a situation ill prepared often results in failure – that’s NOT God’s fault! Exercise wisdom and discernment.
Unity in prayer is a military “force multiplier”!

Please take what you need from this.

Peace & Maranatha!

Wars And Rumors Of Wars!

Mark 13:7
If there were only one, solitary, armed conflict in the entire world, and you were near it, it would be tragic!
Who would help you? Who would hear about your situation? Who would even care?

I’m enjoying the last days of Internet use. It will either get taken down very soon, or it will be so restricted as to be like network television!

There is so much going on all over the world – at least what we’re allowed to hear about! I constantly hear from travelers, or those with family/friends around the globe – things are absolutely horrible! Warfare and or the verge of warfare!

What will it take to wake people up to the Gospel message? What will be the final straw?

One thing I do know – my relationship with the living Lord, Jesus Christ, REQUIRES by its very nature, that I intercede on behalf as as many as possible! The fruit, or holy works that are born of the Spirit, manifest themselves by their very nature. In other words, we must be prayer warriors, vigilant watchmen, holding fast; not giving ANY ground to the enemy!

Especially in these days of technology, it may be difficult to conceive of, or be aware of just how much Holy Spirit power we have been granted by grace, in order to expand His kingdom with love and compassion! It is still a fact – we MUST act! Faith is action! It is God’s very nature to help. We have to do our part!
Every time you hear of persecution, suffering and conflict, exercise your authority as a Christian to intercede in the name of Jesus! Do not let your light be hidden! Don’t give up! That’s a huge reason why we are here – salt and light – whatever you want to call it. The saved and those not yet discipled are counting on us, even creation itself (Romans 8:19)!

Maranatha!

Persecution Is NOT A Human Rights Issue!

Why is it that the Christians who are imprisoned, tortured, and otherwise persecuted are NOT those who carry out violence toward others? Why is that?

Their homes are burned; their children captured as slaves, or tortured and killed; they are imprisoned,
and beheaded! Why? Because they are so dangerous?
Because they are such a horrible threat?

Or is it because evil , working through men, seeks to
attack like a criminal – ONLY when they perceive that it is safe for them to do so without consequence?!

However, the Christian shows love to all! Why? Because
Jesus first loved us and gave Himself for us while we were lost. We do NOT accept the temptation to fight fire with fire!

Our “rights” come from God, not man! Our earthly
governments may assist, but they cannot give birth to, or guarantee our protection OR our rights!

These things all come from God!

Many are preaching that as times draw near, Christians will be relieved of persecution and suffering by being carried away in “the rapture”!

What does Jesus Christ have to say to us about that?
John 15:20. If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you!
John 16:33 We will have tribulation in the world!
Matthew 10:22 We will be HATED by all for My name’s
sake!
Matthew 5:10 Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven!
Additionally: Matthew 5:12 says to rejoice and be exceedingly glad for great is your reward in heaven!

If we are especially blessed with safety, freedom, and
prosperity, we have a holy calling – a natural reaction to assist our brothers and sisters in need.

Pray always. Feed upon the Word as much as possible.
Be sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit to guide
and protect you as part of Christ’s real body, built for His glory!

INTERCEDE on behalf of those in need, and for those who persecute

in Jesus’ name, according to His will, by the power and grace of His

Holy Spirit!
Amin