Prepare for the Fight
July 21, 2020
The roaring of the lions grows louder. The enemy’s emboldened by the fear and confusion he’s been able to stir up around the globe – including within the very camp of God. With this accomplishment, His focus is now shifting towards his real target.
The Saints of God are the target of Satan. The goal of the devil is to muzzle and shut down the Church!
God recently reminded me of the Israelites when they and the Philistines were encamped against each other. The Philistines sent their champion, Goliath, out daily to challenge and defy the armies of Israel. Because of his stature and armor, all the army of Israel from King Saul down were “dismayed and greatly afraid.”
This is happening again within the camp of God, as many are greatly afraid. But just as God prepared David to face the giant, so is He preparing His Remnant to do so the same. David spent many hours alone with God as he tended his sheep. It was during this time the Lord prepared David in advance for what he would be called upon to do. David was strengthened and made secure by faith in the Lord his God. When the time came to fight, he boldly proclaimed to King Saul, “The LORD will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine!”
Saints, the Lord instructed us back in April (see ‘The Lions Are Roaring’) saying, “Gird Yourself!” To gird means: encircle, surround, or to secure. God’s given much instruction as to how we are to gird ourselves, calling upon His people to come into His spiritual Ark (see below).
We only have a short window to prepare for the days ahead. We are ALL called to fight the good fight of faith, and each will face “Goliath” at some point.
When placed within the Body of Christ, we have a particular function, and are given specific assignments. The only way to know your role and receive individual step-by-step instructions is to seek God! You cannot receive this from any other source.
‘Fast and Pray’ was given in April, 2019, and is for NOW! This is a portion of what was shown:
Oh God, help us press to levels beyond our physical strength, to swim through the horrible flaming fires. May we see the grandeur and possibilities that lie just a step further in prayer and fasting.
The Spirit is calling the Church to die to earthly inclinations and human desires. She’s being called to swim into deep waters, the place where victory awaits.
This is the power of the Spirit, the power every believer must have! This is the resurrection to be experienced before the Lord comes, where impartation and strength flow.” (End of Word)
Brethren, now’s the time to draw near to the Lord and seek Him in prayer and fasting as never before. Allow Him to gird you with strength for this battle. Be “patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer.” We must be resolute, firm, and unwavering!
Cry to the Lord, Saints! When His people cry out, it moves God – without fail. Those who know their God will cry out to Him, and He’ll move heaven and earth to come to their rescue! If you want to be greatly encouraged, do a study of how often crying out to the Lord is mentioned in scripture, and notice God’s response.
As we know, judgment begins with the house of God, and He’s telling us to prepare – “Gird Yourself!”
I believe after a time of intensive prayer and fasting “Goliath” will come against the saints (just as the tempter came against Jesus). No matter the form in which he comes, our test will be: Will we stand in faith, clothed in the armor of God? Will we know our identity in Christ Jesus and the victory He’s already won for us? Or will we draw back in fear and trembling?
This period shortly precedes the Remnant being imbued with power from on High. They will then be sent forth into the camp of the enemy, setting many captives free!
Please pray over this message. Saints, it’s time to lay down every weight and run this race with all your might! May God bless every one of you!
1 Timothy 6:12, “Fight the good fight of faith; take hold of the eternal life to which you were called…”
Jude 3, “…It was needful for me to write to you, and exhort you that you should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered to the saints.”
2 Timothy 4:7, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”
Romans 12:12, “…patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer.”
Ephesians 6:10, “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.”
1 Samuel 17: Entire chapter – David defeats Goliath
Nehemiah 6:9, “For all of them were trying to frighten us, thinking, “They will become discouraged with the work and it will not be done.” But now, O God, strengthen my hands.”
Luke 24:49, “Behold, I send the Promise of My Father upon you; but tarry in the city of Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high.”
John 4:34, “Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to accomplish His work.”’
John 17:4, “I have glorified You on the earth: I have finished the work which You gave Me to do.”
Psalm 120:1, “In my distress I cried to the LORD, and He answered me.”