The Message-The Battle, August 2019

Every battle you go through and come out of with God, will change you. On the other side of the battle is stronger faith in God. You will find you have a new level of intimacy with the Lord because you trusted and depended on Him to take care of you throughout the battle. The Lord desires intimacy with you and the hurt you experienced has brought you to that place. He loves us too much to leave us where we are. He will change and transform us to become more like Jesus.

Psalm 37:5 Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust Him, He will help you. 

After the battle you realize you may be down but you are not defeated. You may smell like smoke but you weren’t burned up. With every threat, lie and every false accusation the enemy sent, you rose above it in Jesus Name. God will use your battle to help others as you share your testimony of how God got you through.

2 Corinthians 4:8-9 We are pressed on all sides, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted but not forsaken, struck down but not destroyed.

There is a darkness in our world. It comes from Satan. You can feel the attacks against you, one by one. There is a spiritual battle raging around you. Our battle is not against flesh, and blood, but against a spiritual enemy who opposes us.

Shake off every fiery dart being thrown at you. The enemy comes at you in their name but you go in the Name of God. Hold up your shield of faith in one hand and the sword of the Spirit in the other. The Father will back you up. Be confident that victory through Jesus Christ is yours. Cast down every fearful thought, shake off distraction and negative thoughts.

Ephesians 6:15-17 and with your feet fitted with the readiness of 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. And take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit which is the word of God.

Many battles have come my way. Through the battle I was like a drowning man with my hands raised up to Jesus. I’m here today because of the blood of Jesus. He thought I was worth saving.

Psalm 34:19 The righteous person faces many troubles, but the Lord comes to the rescue each time.

Jesus pulled me up out of the pit of fear and doubt. He thought I was worth keeping.

He uses the battles to change us, to get us ready for Heaven. Jesus is changing and transforming us. He came and changed my life. He thought I was worth changing.

He is allowing the battles, trials, storms and the refiner’s fire to reveal and strengthen our faith and to produce patient endurance and perseverance in us. Going through the battles, fire and the valleys of adversity is the only way to obtain these qualities. He thought I was worth transforming.

The Lord stands beside me like a great warrior. Before Him my enemies will stumble. He will silence the enemies’ loud voices. Although waves of enemies pound against you, and the noise of battle rings around you, they will be captured, their weapons will break in their hands. For the Lord is a God who gives just punishment. He always repays in full. He is the Lord of Heavens Armies. Do not be afraid of them. They will fight you, but they will fail, for the Lord is with you, and He will take care of you. The Lord will go ahead of you, and the glory of the Lord will protect you from behind. God will rescue you.

Jeremiah 1:19 They will fight against you but never overcome you, since I am with you, declares the Lord.

Our enemies are armed with lies, deceit and false accusations. They are cruel, and show no mercy. They lie to you, accuse you, and tempt you. They want to steal everything good from you. Satan will kill you if he can. Satan is coming in battle formation, planning to destroy you. He sends his demons from every side to rise up against you, in your day of trouble.

They have rejected the Lord and despised His Word. That is why He has raised his fist, to crush those who battle against you. The Lord will bring the enemy down, like lambs to a slaughter. No weapon formed against you shall prosper. He will repay His enemies for their evil deeds. He will pay them back. For the Lord loves justice, and hates robbery, lies, greed, murder and all wrongdoing. Every evil thing that rises against me will be defeated in Jesus Name. God has me and He will win the battle.

Isaiah 54:17 But in that coming day no weapon turned against you will succeed. You will silence every voice raised up to accuse you. These benefits are enjoyed by the servants of Lord. Their vindication will come from me, I the Lord have spoken.

Let those with ears hear. Satan, and his demons are alive, and they are waging war on you. A battle is brewing and it has your name on it. They’re going to, and fro in the earth, walking up, and down in it. The enemy swoops down when you least expect it. You will hear the blast of the enemies’ trumpets, and the roar of their battle cries as they strike.

Not in my strength, but the Lord’s, I will draw the battle lines, and face my enemy. Lift up the shield of God, and the sword of the Spirit. Although our enemies surround us, our God surrounds our enemies. Though they will come at us one way, they will flee from us seven ways.

God is fighting for you. He wants to spread the light of Jesus throughout all the world to keep out the darkness Satan wants to bring in. Death and destruction is all Satan has for you. Fight the battle in Jesus Name. Give God your battles. He can do the impossible for you. He can make a way where there seems to be no way. He can open doors that no man can shut.

I’m going to tell everyone I know what Jesus has done for me. I will praise Him in the good times and I will praise Him in the battle.

God bless. Heal the brokenhearted, bind up all their wounds.