V-MAIL TO THE FRONTLINE
MAN THE BATTLESTATIONS
The battle is intensifying for those who are fighting on the frontline. As we daily feel the stirring within our heart to draw nearer to God we will also continue to feel the enemy trying to pull us down. Being alone must not become a snare-trap of discouragement or depression but rather a “special” time to develop a closer relationship with Father. “Fight the good fight of faith; lay hold of the eternal life to which you were summoned and (for which) you confessed the good confession (of faith) before many witnesses.” (I Timothy 6:12 Amp.)
Today is the day to contend (be aggressive) for the faith! “Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that you should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints”. (Jude 3)
Now is not the time to allow your mind to be entangled with the confusion of this life. Father will saturate you in His presence if you will spend time alone with Him. “Thou therefore endure hardness as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No man that wars (fights on the frontline) entangles himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please Him who has chosen him to be a soldier”. (II Timothy 2:3-4) Remain aware of His presence.
But why is it when I start reaching out for Jesus in a deeper way – the battle increases? Because as you yield to the Lord, His presence moves upon you and the spirit realm notices that you are becoming more like Him. Satan becomes alarmed when someone becomes determined to seek God. The reason spiritual resistance becomes more fierce is because you’re moving in the right direction to destroy the devil’s strongholds. Be encouraged and stay focused; victory is definite! (II Timothy 1:10).
IF we keep putting our faith and works together in the authority of Christ we will take the Kingdom by force (Mathew 11:12; I Corinthians 15:57). Keep walking on the devil and know that he is defeated every day, (John 17:18; I John 3:8; Mathew 10:7-8). Don’t stop treading and don’t stop taking the land! (Joshua 1:3; Luke 10:19) Remember that we are on the winning side!
It does not matter how you feel because feelings are just emotions – not true reality. God is REALITY! He holds the universe in His hands, He is worthy of all praise, He is never going to change, His Word is true and He is in total control!
Whether you are excited or not – God’s pure, holy bride is on the rise, the uncompromised gospel is still being preached, the lost are getting saved, people are being filled with the Holy Ghost, disciples are being called to minister and miracles are happening all over this world. The older saints are dreaming the warnings of preparation and the young warriors are seeing visions of holiness and how to overcome in this last hour.
Even if you have lost your faith and feel that you cannot trust anyone and that it seems everything is hopeless – God is still pouring out His Spirit on His children. Father knows how bad the world has become – but the gates of hell will not prevail! His miracle power is still being manifested, spiritual battles are being won, bodies are being healed, minds are being delivered, hearts are being changed and His glory is still being revealed.
Whether you feel like praising Him or not – the angels are constantly crying holy, holy, holy around God’s throne, alters are still being tear stained and prayer closets are still being used. The remnant is fasting, praying, weeping, dancing and shouting, running, clapping and raising holy hands in Spirit and truth. The way is narrow, the followers are few – but no one will be blamed for making your decisions, except you.
Just because the masses are becoming calloused and desensitized from the distractions of this age, it does not mean that everything is hopeless. It is a warning to guard your own heart and stay in the secret place under the shadow of His wings. It is a time to learn how to pray, how to obey and how to release your faith. Simple songs of love and appreciation are rising to the heavens, the humble are on their knees, spiritual revelation is being released, missions are being accomplished and the thirsty are being satisfied with His awesome presence.
All of these things may not be happening where you can see them – but in the quiet places of seclusion and the enclosed private places of isolation, God is with the remnant because they are drawing near to Him. A broken, contrite and sensitive conscience must be maintained by our determination to abide in a personal, constant and intimate relationship with Him. Selah.