Look To The Lord Who Is Mighty In Battle
13 And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted his eyes and looked, and behold, a Man stood opposite him with His sword drawn in His hand. And Joshua went to Him and said to Him, “Are You for us or for our adversaries?”
14 So He said, “No, but as Commander of the army of the Lord I have now come.”
And Joshua fell on his face to the earth and worshiped, and said to Him, “What does my Lord say to His servant?”
15 Then the Commander of the Lord’s army said to Joshua, “Take your sandal off your foot, for the place where you stand is holy.” And Joshua did so.
6 So he answered and said to me:
“This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel:
‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’
Says the Lord of hosts.
We are experiencing and hearing very clearly how we are being moved by the Holy Spirit into the final battle and onslaught that the church is going to face before the coming of the Lord Jesus. The battle must be won by faith on earth before Jesus returns, the battle must be won first in the church and then in the heavens, and then the Lord will come and cast down all His enemies and the Antichrist and his armies and set up His millennial reign. But until then the church is being prepared to face her final onslaught and battle.
We need to know our spiritual warfare and what we’re encountering. This is why God sets the gifts into the church, gifts of discerning of spirits so that in our warfare whether it be individually or corporately we get an understanding of what we’re warring against. We are learning that the Holy Spirit anoints leads guides and goes before to prepare in all of this. Sometimes we find that our warfare takes a season, a time. At other times it can be just one session, that is where you have to be open and sensitive to the Holy Spirit. Sometimes the Holy Spirit will show that you’re not through yet – that the victory isn’t won yet – that you’ve simply stunned the enemy. So there are a number of things we have to learn in our warfare … …
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