Fight On Our Knees

2 Chronicles 20:15

He said: “Listen, King Jehoshaphat and all who live in Judah and Jerusalem! This is what the Lord says to you: ‘Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s.

The threat to our democracy, our freedoms , the freedom to continue to govern as a Republic is real!

I’m primarily addressing true believers in the one true God, believers who truly love God with all their heart, soul and body, and who also love their neighbors as themselves. Those who recognize that we as true believers wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in heavenly places.

Those believers, the few, the proud, the remnant of the Lion of the tribe of Judah, those believers. I need you stand with me as we continue to fight this battle primarily on our knees and then take it to the streets, the halls of justice, the nations as God Himself our true commander in chief directs our steps. Our strategy comes from Him foremost after spending time in His presence

The rest of you can eavesdrop if you like…

We must resist the temptation to accept the steady stream of pure evil that comes through / out of this current administration as normalcy, as business as usual; otherwise we continue to become complacent – numb.

As a result we go about our daily lives, our daily routines in the midst of pure evil prevailing. If we stay on this trajectory , our democracy will truly be destroyed.

A prime example of this would be the hearing that took place the other day and the ensuing battle that took place between the House Intelligence Committee and the Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, FBI Director Christopher Wray. This is a very clear depiction of the real battle that is taking place not only on the Hill, however, primarily literally behind the scenes ( spiritual warfare) as the battle between good and evil, righteousness vs unrighteousness, the spirit of oppression vs the spirit of liberty / freedom, deception and concealing the truth vs the Holy Spirit leading and guiding us into ALL truth.

Hopefully to the majority of us who can see this on the most basic level as one side ( with fear as being the source) attempting to prevent the whole truth from being revealed by accusing the other side of doing precisely what in fact they are doing – concealing the truth.

One clear way to discern further what is going on behind the scenes- is to apply the very definition of the love test to the matter ( matters) at hand.. love at it’s very basic core is patient and kind. In this case — the absence of patience and kindness is obvious, as displayed by the Republican leaders of the House Intelligence Committee and other Republican conservative leaders is a clear indication that they are acting out of fear, and the direct source of that fear is pure evil ( satan himself).

That’s just one prime example in the midst of several examples from recent events including the timing of Justice Kennedy’s retirement and the rush to replace him before the mid- term elections.

On the surface it does seem like the administration is trying to rebuild the Supreme Court in order to have a more ultra conservative weight going forward ( which is bad enough) ; however, if you dig deeper , you will see that the source of their motivation is steeped in the spirit of oppression, with the goal to rule in an authoritarian manner which goes against the fundamentals of our constitution which is steeped in the spirit of freedom.

2 Corinthians 3:17

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.

…and the list can go on and on

Scripture tells us to add action ( work) to our faith. However, I am getting the sense that people for the most part are wanting to substitute faith with marches and rallies rather than add them to our faith which has to be built up and sustained primarily as a result of prayer and spending time in God’s presence. In doing so, as soldiers fighting in His army, not only do we get our marching orders; however, we get a refreshing , the grace needed to push through and forward with joy and vigor.

This battle is not ours, we in ourselves and through our natural resources are not equipped to fight effectively; however this battle belongs to the Lord who equips us ( His soldiers) through and with His grace as a result of prayer. I’m reminded of the passage in the Old Testament where the Lord obliterated the opposing army on behalf of His people as a result of them seeking Him first and relying on His direction and guidance via prayer, fasting and most importantly – praise – first- prior to going into battle!

2 Chronicles 20:15

He said: “Listen, King Jehoshaphat and all who live in Judah and Jerusalem! This is what the Lord says to you: ‘Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s.

However, before we can even get to that point we must first ( for those among us who not already done so)… humble ourselves and pray, seek His face and turn from ( repent) from our wicked ways. As a result not only will He fight our enemies ( within and outside ) ; He will then heal our land. It starts and ends with us as believers.

Let’s continue to fight on our knees before we take it to the streets! 😘🙏🏾🇱🇷

Scriptural References

  1. Matthew 22:37-40 – Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
  2. Ephesians 6:10-12- The Armor of God; Finally, 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.
  3. James 4:7 – Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
  4. James 2:18 -But someone will say, “You have faith; I have deeds.” Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds.
  5. Luke 4:18 -“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free,
  6. 2 Corinthians 3:17 – Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
  7. 2 Chronicles 7:14-15 – if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place.

Sources:

  1. The definition of a Republic, retrieved from: https://www.britannica.com/topic/republic-government
  2. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, Republicans clash in fiery hearing; retrieved from: https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/28/politics/rod-rosenstein-house-hearing-christopher-wray-documents/index.html
  3. Five highlights from the tense Wray-Rosenstein hearing; retrieved from:http://thehill.com/policy/national-security/394733-five-highlights-from-the-tense-wray-rosenstein-hearing

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