armor of God
The Sword of the Spirit!
The Word of God in our mouths – spoken forth with the authority we have in Jesus and empowered by the Holy Spirit will accomplish much in the Kingdom of God!! DECLARE HIS WORD!!
[vision] I saw many approaching a door that the Lord had placed in front of them…doors of opportunity; doors of increase; doors of advancement; doors of leadership…
In the vision as they approached the door, the threshold was so big it was as a wall within the door.
As I looked, I saw the threshold begin to decrease in size quickly…to the point that it was easy to step over and go through the door!
Threshold= a strip of wood, metal, or stone forming the bottom of a doorway and crossed in entering a house or room.
A threshold is what you step across when you enter a room. A threshold takes you from one place into another, and when you’re about to start something new, you’re also on a threshold.
synonyms: doorway, entrance, entry, door, gate, gateway, portal…
[interpretation] As our faith rises to the point of taking that step forward and leaving behind those things that are holding us back – we will see that wall that is obstructing our ability to cross the threshold into our New Season begin to decrease.
As we draw closer and closer to the Lord and closer and closer to our destiny in the Kingdom – we will come to the place of being able to step over the threshold and crossover into a place of New Beginning. I see the threshold becoming smaller as we continue forward and not look back. Our commitment to KEEP GOING in spite of opposition is what will bring us to the door. The armor of God in place and His praise upon our lips is the key to entering in.
Beloved of God – put on the HELMET OF SALVATION, the BELT OF TRUTH, the BREASTPLATE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, and SHOES READY WITH THE GOSPEL OF PEACE!
Take up the SHIELD OF FAITH, and the SWORD OF THE SPIRIT!
PRAY AT ALL TIMES IN THE SPIRIT!
KEEP ALERT and GET READY to STEP OVER THE THRESHOLD!!
Escalate means to increase in extent, intensity, or magnitude.
Yes, the enemy is intensifying his attack. The darkness is increasing. But we must remember what God tells us:
The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. (John 1:5)
He reveals the deep things of darkness and brings utter darkness into the light. (Job 12:22)
We ARE to be the light of Christ in this world! When others are walking in fear and hate is streaming forth…we are to be the voice of faith…the voice of peace…the voice of love…the voice of power.
We must remind ourselves that our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. (Ephesians 6:12)
Brothers and Sisters, it is a SPIRITUAL BATTLE!! We must not get our focus on the people…but on the source!
Put on the armor of Christ…focus on the true enemy…and declare the LORD’S will upon the land!! It is time to BE the Church of the Living God and ENFORCE the VICTORY that has already been won through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ!!
There will be challenging days ahead in our country and in nations around the world. We must position ourselves to be “mighty oaks of righteousness” that spread our canopy above the land!
Do not despair…do not doubt…do not fear…
The LORD will march out like a champion, like a warrior He will stir up his zeal; with a shout He will raise the battle cry and will triumph over His enemies. (Isaiah 42:13)
Armed Forces Day is celebrated annually on the third Saturday of May by many Americans. Those that serve in the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard are honored on this day. And I would like to say that I honor and thank all of those men and women who serve our country!
But, there is another kind of “Armed Force.” WE are in the Armed Forces of the Lord!! We, as the body of Christ, have been given authority and power to be strong and victorious in the battles that we all face in our life journey.
We are reminded that we need to prepare for the spiritual battle that we are in. We are to ARMOR UP!! Are you ready?
…be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world, and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.
Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with you feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.
In addition to all this take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.