Open war is upon us

followme71After reading Rik Fleming’s blog the other day, his latest post “War is upon you” really drove home the “times and season” we are in. If victory is to be won, we must be active participants in the Lord’s army. Because of the lust for power, attention, position, money, material goods and sexual pleasures, many in the church won’t realize what is occuring and consequently will suffer substantial loss. A soldier’s life is one threaded with hardship. Regarding the battle we are engaged in Rik writes:

…the Christian who responds in faith to the call to arms will find that his enemy does not sleep, seeks no peaceful coexistence and will attack you in your waking hours and in your sleep trying to lead you to fear, become anxious, to fret your trials and tribulations, to question your salvation and doubt the promises of God. He will use your emotions to throw you into turmoil, your pains to think of yourself as a victim, your wishing and wanting to lead you to become discontent with the gifts of God and fill your tired mind with accusations. The enemy is a deceiver and the accuser of the brethren. (Revelation 12:10)

Take time to read his entire post, then get suited for battle.  Don’t let the blingified false prophets tell you that this is a time of peace and blessings. There will be no true peace until the Prince of Peace is seated on his earthly throne. Stop bemoaning your problems, issues, and trials. Instead, take up your cross and follow Him. If God has given you one talent, you should be working to double it, if you have received five, work to increase them, if 10 dont rest, be faithful in doing all to present to him greater works. Take up your sword and challenge others to get into the fight. You may not be frontline, but wherever God has placed you, do whatever your hands find to do and do it with all your might (Eccl 9:10). Let it be done for the glory of God.  War is upon us and every soldier is needed. Your voice, your talents, your gifts, your money, your time, your children, everything should be available to our Commander in Chief.

You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.  The things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. Suffer hardship with me, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.  No soldier in active service entangles himself in the affairs of everyday life, so that he may please the one who enlisted him as a soldier 2 Timothy 2:1-4 NASB


3 thoughts on “Open war is upon us

  1. Praise the LORD!

    Amen Pastor Foster!
    The only Weapon we can use is what our LORD, our GOD, our SAVIOUR, our MESSIAH used–the Word of the LORD! The Word of GOD is the SWORD of the SPIRIT!
    Hebrews 4:12 KJV For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

    Rik’s article is powerful–100% confirmation! I use that line from “The Lord of the Rings-Two Towers” Yes, yes…I know it is a demonic movie…but it is a symbolic statement to deal with what we are facing spiritually…open war has always been upon us when we became fully converted. People do not like this type of is not milk for spiritual babes. It does not put people in the pews and raise great offerings! But it is the truth!

    I always tell people, the devil and his cohorts do not attack/war against those that are his…Something to think about. Now everything is not of the devil, but the Sovereignty of GOD cleaning the leaven out of the Church. The great sifting of the wheat is here! Amen!
    GOD is separating the men from boys and to include our sisters, the women from the girls…the real from the fake! Amen.

    I sincerely believe…that if the American Churches repent(NOW that is a BIG IF!–I am not seeing it!–Can I get a witness?)…that if the Churches in America repent and return to their first works…Our HEAVENLY FATHER’S BUSINESS…SAVING SOULS! ALL IS NOT LOST! But we really got some heart rending repenting with tears to do before a turnaround comes. The powers of darkness did not do this suddenly, they have taking inch by inch, then foot by foot, yard by yard, mile by mile, ….city by city….now state by state…then you eventually lose a nation.

    I praise GOD that HE is raising up end-time warriors to prepare the way of the LORD! May the LORD help us to turn back this evil tide and save souls to HIS glory, honor, and praise!

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