God is raising up a true end-time army to do a work and there is intense opposition and spiritual warfare arising from the enemy. God is raising up an army which is coming forth with the sword of power and truth; therefore the enemy knows that he has to really contend with this force.
This army is not coming from today’s organized religion; but from the ones coming forth with God as their commander; and, they pose a great threat to Satan and to his destructive agenda.
The enemy recognizes this army as having the “power and authority” from the Almighty God and knows that he will not be able to defeat such an army. Therefore, he uses the tactic of attempting to stop them with other means. As a result, the means and plans which he is attempting to use today, are the same tactics that he tried to use against Jesus through the religious Pharisees and Sadducees of that time. These are the religious groups which opposed Jesus and tried to discredit him and the work that the Father had sent Him to accomplish.
Consequently, the Pharisees and Saducces were so accustomed to being “pretenders” and being around the “counterfeit and fake” for so long, that they did not recognize the true Word of God when He arrived on the scene. In fact, they were so concerned with their religious rules and traditions, that they rejected Jesus and were too self-righteous to recognize that He was truly the “Messiah” sent from God!
And so it is in today’s times; the religious world has become so accustomed to being around their own traditions and religious beliefs for so long, they fail to recognize the true work and Word of the Lord. They have taken on the same self-righteous spirit as the Pharisees and Sadducees who opposed Jesus and tried to discredit his work.
Many today, especially some who claim to know God and have claimed to walk with him for many years, have been in the presence of “counterfeit” anointings and “pretenders” for so long, that they are not able to recognize the true anointing of God when it comes. Therefore, since they don’t understand the true word and ministry coming from God, they tend to oppose and try to discredit it; thereby rejecting it, because it is unfamiliar to them.
However, regardless of the opposition, God is raising up his army out of obscurity. A godly force which has never been seen or known by the world. An army and force of true apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers, whom God himself has chosen and appointed to reach to the ends of the earth; to bring in the harvest of lost souls that are held captive by strongholds of Satan!!
“11 And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, 12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, 13 till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; 14 that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, 15 but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head — Christ — 16 from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love” Ephesians 4:11-16 (NJV).
– by Geraldine Coleman
Geraldine Coleman: Is a teacher and educator and ministers to prisoners at a prison facility where she is an instructor.