“I see a battle that is raging over your testimony and destiny in this hour!”
I hear Father say, “Warriors fear not, take courage and stand your ground. Do not retreat. It’s time to raise the sword and shield and dig your heels in deeper!”
Listen, the greater the impact of God’s power on the earth, the greater the onslaught of darkness and wickedness will be.
I see the fiery darts of fear, frustration, discouragement, despair and death flying by day and by night. Satan is waging war over the testimony and destiny of many believers in this hour.
The enemy’s goal and agenda in this season is to distort, derail and destroy the faith, hope and expectation of God’s people.
Satan’s strategy is to divert our attention and indeed our affections away from the Father. He comes to distinguish our passion and our pursuits for the Kingdom of God. Satan is coming to weaken the witness of the son’s of God and cause us to retreat into places of obscurity and isolation.
I hear the Spirit say, “Warriors stand still, and do not be moved, for I have called and anointed you to guard. Stand and defend the ground that you are standing on. Watch, for even now, My Spirit of power, strength and might comes to enable, empower and sustain you in the midst of this battle.
Beloved, trust in My power to prevail and in My wisdom to win. Now is the time for you to take the land that I have given you. Do not give in, do not give up, do not look back, and do not be afraid, son/ daughter! You must stand and be still, greater is He that is with you than He that comes against you in this hour.
Now is the time to raise the sword and shield and dig your heels in deeper. Warriors, fear not, for My salvation and justice comes quickly”, says God.
I Declare! Yes, it is time for me to dig deeper and defend the ground of destiny.
While praying for many of you this morning, the Holy Spirit quickened this story to me; “And after him was Shammah the son of Agee the Hararite. And the Philistines were gathered together into a troop where there was a piece of ground full of lentils: and the people fled from the Philistines. But he stood still in the midst of the ground, and defended it, and slew the Philistines: and the LORD wrought a great victory,” 2 Samuel 23:11-12.
Here is what I hear Father saying to us today, in this Word, we see that Shammah wouldn’t move! He stood his ground in the midst of the lentil field and would not give in, even though he was greatly outmatched and outnumbered.
It looked like an impossible situation, but this one man dug his heels in deeper and stood still against a troop of mighty soldiers. Shammah guarded that piece of ground, he did not stand alone but he stood empowered by the Spirit of God, and he defended his ground.
Now what if he had given into the spirit of fear and fled the field? Well the enemy would have come in and taken hold of his testimony and his kingdom destiny.
Shammah was a man who knew the power of God. He did not shrink back, he did not run and hide, he did not give up, he did not look back but he stood his ground and looked straight into the face of great opposition and the LORD wrought a great victory. Hallelujah!
I decree: In this season, I will not shrink back, but I will stand my ground. I will lift my sword and shield and dig my heels in deeper to defend my field. I am prepared and positioned for a great victory.
~ by Veronika West