How do we win a War that can only be won by obedience in a rebellious generation?
How do we even advance in war, when the generation doesn’t realize she was born in the battlefield?
The Prophet Jeremiah lamented;
“The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved. For the hurt of the daughter of my people am I hurt; I am black; astonishment hath taken hold on me. Is there no balm in Gilead; is there no physician there? why then is not the health of the daughter of my people recovered?” Jeremiah 8:20-22
The harvest is past, the summer is ended, the time allotted for us to be trained for the wartime is ended; and we have not risen in our formations.
How then shall we wage war and battle unto righteous recovery?
There is a time when Kings go to war;
“And it came to pass, after the year was expired, at the time when kings go forth to battle, that David sent Joab, and his servants with him, and all Israel; and they destroyed the children of Ammon, and besieged Rabbah. But David tarried still at Jerusalem.” 2 Samuel 11:1
There is also a time when the writings in the Book of The Wars of The LORD begin to be uttered;
“Wherefore it is said in the book of the wars of The LORD, What he did in the Red sea, and in the brooks of Arnon.” Numbers 21:14
These times of the wars of The LORD are also times when the enemy orchestrate his greatest temptations and distractions.
2 Samuel 11 tells us that The King David who doubled as The Captain of The Israelite Army remained in Jerusalem at the time when Kings go to war.
This singular event of remaining in Jerusalem, but sending his foot soldiers into the battle at the time Kings went to war; was responsible for him being caught up in the consequential scene of seeing the wife of Uriah naked — a sight that became another battleground in his soul.
The Scriptures tells further how King David went in to Bathsheba, Uriah’s wife; received the story of how Bathsheba had become pregnant out of that moment; and in a bid to cover up his misdeeds; he tried to lure Uriah, a valiant foot soldier out of the battlefield and into the very scene of his atrocity.
For this, Uriah responded;
“And Uriah said unto David, The ark, and Israel, and Judah, abide in tents; and my lord Joab, and the servants of my lord, are encamped in the open fields; shall I then go into mine house, to eat and to drink, and to lie with my wife? as thou livest, and as thy soul liveth, I will not do this thing.” 2 Samuel 11:11
Sin begetting more sin.
First, The King, and Captain of the Army of Israel, David, is absent in the battlefield at the time when Kings goes to war; but present at the scene of a consequential distraction that led to his being tempted into sin.
In a bid to cover the evident atrocity; The King David was willing to put the army out of formation; lure even his own marksman into this scene of his sin; lavish him with food and drinks to get him drunken enough to lower his guards, so Uriah could go in to his wife, so the atrocities of David could be hidden.
In Uriah’s defiance to being with his wife because of the significance of the moment — the time of the wars of kings — The King David plotted an even more sinister agenda; to sacrifice Uriah — one of his valiant marksmen and ready soldier in the Army of Israel in the battlefield.
“And he wrote in the letter, saying, Set ye Uriah in the forefront of the hottest battle, and retire ye from him, that he may be smitten, and die. And it came to pass, when Joab observed the city, that he assigned Uriah unto a place where he knew that valiant men were. And the men of the city went out, and fought with Joab: and there fell some of the people of the servants of David; and Uriah the Hittite died also.” 2 Samuel 11:15-17
Unconscionable, we may say!
However, we seem to be in a more troubling scenario in our times.
It’s wartime, and many do not know it.
It’s wartime and many who should be captains are lounging in their palaces, being setup to behold visions of carnal and lustful pleasures, in utter disregard for the battle raging in the fields.
It’s wartime and many marksmen are being called into the pubs, the bars, and the palatial feasts of gluttony, drunkenness and weakness.
It’s wartime and some out-of-place captains are looking to sacrifice the seemingly uncompromising and faithful soldiers in their brigades; to cover up their atrocities, protect their place, fame and personal reputation — all at the expense of the army Formation.
In the words of The Prophet Jeremiah;
“The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved.“ Jeremiah 8:20
The words of The Apostle Paul to The Ephesian Church are fitting for this hour.
“Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of The LORD is.” Ephesians 5:14-17
In the coming months and years, it will be evident even to the blind that we are now in a carefully orchestrated and divinely permitted wartime for the inheritances of the nations.
However, what will even be more evident; will be the spiritual state of our brigades, battalions and army units to which we have been drafted by The LORD.
This is a wake up call!
Let him who hath ears…
~ by Abel Praise
Abel Praise, serving as Team Lead, Ministries Of Abel Praise is committed to working with apostolic and prophetic ministries across nations to raise up a new generation of leadership in The Body of Christ; by making teaching and training resources available and stewarding Ministers In Congress Conventions. See also: RighteousLegislations.com