I said in previous Words and now say again, that, every occurrence in The Word of GOD is an express instruction for our warfare.
The following succinct account is loaded with priceless Spiritual instructions for our increasing. warfare.
“Now when the Philistines heard that they had anointed David king over Israel, all the Philistines went up to search for David. And David heard of it and went down to the stronghold. The Philistines also went and deployed themselves in the Valley of Rephaim. So David inquired of THE LORD , saying, “Shall I go up against the Philistines? Will You deliver them into my hand?” And THE LORD said to David, “Go up, for I will doubtless deliver the Philistines into your hand.” So David went to Baal Perazim, and David defeated them there; and he said, “THE LORD has broken through my enemies before me, like a breakthrough of water.” Therefore he called the name of that place Baal Perazim. And they left their images there, and David and his men carried them away. Then the Philistines went up once again and deployed themselves in the Valley of Rephaim. Therefore David inquired of THE LORD, and He said, “You shall not go up; circle around behind them, and come upon them in front of the mulberry trees. And it shall be, when you hear the sound of marching in the tops of the mulberry trees, then you shall advance quickly. For then THE LORD will go out before you to strike the camp of the Philistines.” And David did so, as THE LORD commanded him; and he drove back the Philistines from Geba as far as Gezer.” 2 Samuel 5:17-25.
First off, The Anointing (your reigning, achieving your destiny by THE HOLY SPIRIT) exceedingly alarms the adversary, and so he relentlessly seeks to destroy you. But THE LORD will give you Master of Breakthroughs! Amen and amen!!
“Now when the Philistines heard that they had anointed David king over Israel, all the Philistines went up to search for David. ” (v. 17).
For Satan, your Anointing is a declaration of war! We must understand that this is the reality of our warfare, and not be wearied.
Look at David’s response, “and David heard of it and went down to The Stronghold.” (v.17).
Make it a daily battle strategy to go down to The Stronghold. Our Stronghold is THE NAME OF JESUS, our Stronghold is THE BLOOD OF JESUS! Our Stronghold is THE LORD!
“The NAME of THE LORD is a strong tower; The righteous run to it and are safe.” Proverbs 18:10.
ONLY The NAME OF JESUS can save and keep one safe,
“for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12.
“THE LORD is my Rock and my Fortress and my Deliverer; My GOD, my Strength, in Whom I will trust; My Shield and The Horn of my Salvation, my Stronghold. I will call upon THE LORD, Who is worthy to be praised; So shall I be saved from my enemies.” Psalm 18:2-3.
“For You have been a shelter for me, a strong tower from the enemy. I will abide in Your Tabernacle forever; I will trust in The Shelter of Your Wings.” Psalm 61:3-4.
“He who dwells in The Secret Place of THE MOST HIGH shall abide under The Shadow of THE ALMIGHTY. I will say of THE LORD , “He is my Refuge and my Fortress; My GOD, in Him I will trust.” Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the perilous pestilence. He shall cover you with His Feathers, and under His Wings you shall take refuge; His Truth shall be your shield and buckler.” Psalm 91:1-4.
Daily go down to The Stronghold: THE LORD; His NAME; His BLOOD.
Always pray for The POWER of THE BLOOD, The Presence of THE BLOOD, The Preservation of THE BLOOD, The Protection of THE BLOOD, yes, The Provisions of THE BLOOD!
Get into The Stronghold and then inquire of THE LORD what to do.
“So David inquired of THE LORD , saying, “Shall I go up against the Philistines? Will You deliver them into my hand?” And THE LORD said to David, “Go up, for I will doubtless deliver the Philistines into your hand.” So David went to Baal Perazim, and David defeated them there; and he said, “THE LORD has broken through my enemies before me, like a breakthrough of water.” Therefore he called the name of that place Baal Perazim.” (vv. 19-20).
Always inquire of THE LORD in all your ways to direct you.
“Trust in THE LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear THE LORD and depart from evil. It will be health to your flesh, and strength to your bones.” Proverbs 3:5-8.
“THE LORD directs the steps of The GODly. He delights in every detail of their lives.” Psalm 37:23 NLT.
Thus, David inquired of THE LORD, got His Permission and had resounding VICTORY over the Philistines.
But then they came again! Satan’s pursuit day and night is to come again and again to steal, to kill and to destroy.
And what did David do in response? He enquiried of THE LORD again this time too. He didn’t use the template of the previous time.
No matter our Spiritual experience, we must assume and presume nothing. We must ask THE LORD for His Wisdom every time, including dream interpretation.
( Dream interpretations belong to GOD, not dream books and dream interpretations online. The Voice of GOD through dreams cannot be assumed and presumed in predetermined interpretations.
Interpretations belong to GOD — Genesis 40:8 — get them from Him alone. When you have a dream, inquire of THE LORD regarding it, not presumed meanings from dream books and internet interpretations. )
And so, when David inquired of THE LORD on this occasion, He gave Him a new strategy for the new battle. It was SÓOO different from the previous one.
“Then the Philistines went up once again and deployed themselves in the Valley of Rephaim. Therefore David inquired of THE LORD , and He said, “You shall not go up; circle around behind them, and come upon them in front of the mulberry trees. And it shall be, when you hear the sound of marching in the tops of the mulberry trees, then you shall advance quickly. For then THE LORD will go out before you to strike the camp of the Philistines.” And David did so, as THE LORD commanded him; and he drove back the Philistines from Geba as far as Gezer. ” (vv. 22-25).
In our warfare, battle formation, movement and attack position must be in front of THE TREE OF LIFE — rooted and grounded in The Word of GOD, THE LORD Himself, (vv. 23-24).
From our position in The Word of GOD, we will hear the sound of His Direction, His Command. The more we get into The Word, and seek Him in prayer, the more we will hear Him, the more the sound of His Direction/Command will come to us.
A sound from Heaven changes things dramatically with GREAT advancement
“When The Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from Heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with THE HOLY SPIRIT and began to speak with other tongues, as THE SPIRIT gave them utterance.” Acts 2:1-4.
Pray and ask THE LORD to expressly hear and do what THE SPIRIT expressly says (1 Timothy 4:1).
As THE LORD repeatedly says in Revelation chapters two and three, “He who has an ear, let him hear what THE SPIRIT says to The Churches.“
“And it shall be, when you hear the sound of marching in the tops of the mulberry trees, then you shall advance quickly. For then THE LORD will go out before you ” (vv. 24).
When you hear the sound from Heaven (THE LORD’s Direction/Command)…, THEN YOU SHALL ADVANCE QUICKLY. For then THE LORD will go out before you to give you VICTORY.
Good success, joyous VICTORY is certain if you hear THE LORD, and advance quickly where, when and how He has commanded. This was how David always succeeded: diligently doing what THE LORD says where, when and how.
And this is how we will also succeed in our warfare.
“For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of The Scriptures might have hope.” Romans 15:4.
Sometimes, The Voice of THE LORD is loudest in silence. Making time to be quiet before THE LORD can amplify His Voice to you. You may be slicing cucumber or chopping some other vegetable on the chopping board yet hear THE LORD in internal silence.
But a lot of the time, we must make time to have all things silent, and quieten ourselves before THE LORD and be intimate with Him, giving Him all attention, meditating on Him.
THE LORD cherishes such moments when we avail time and attention to meet Him in the garden of our hearts, just loving Him, doting on Him, meditating on Him.
And then He begins to pour out The Secrets of His Heart to our hearts for our advancement.
Oh, that you will switch the TV or that mobile device off for a moment and be still before THE LORD to hear Him!
Ensuring silence is a sure way to hear GOD. Abraham’s servant knew and used this Spiritual Wisdom to great effect when he found Rebekah for Isaac. (Please see Genesis 24:12-21.)
“And David did so, as THE LORD commanded him; and he drove back the Philistines from Geba as far as Gezer.” (v.25).
To succeed in our warfare, we must only do what THE LORD of hosts commands — WHAT, when, where and how!
By The Grace of GOD, I do not lift a finger or move a toe to do anything or go anywhere without inquiring of THE LORD to know and do ONLY His Will. ( Although I haven’t done all things well, I always only pursue to do The Will of THE LORD in all things. )
“...I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified.” 1 Corinthians 9:27.
“Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what The Will of THE LORD is….” Ephesians 5:17.
Making a move (doing anything) without the express instruction of THE LORD amounts to pride. And pride goes before a fall.
It is MOST dangerous, especially in these final days, to make a move without THE LORD’s say-so.
Let us always ensure to hear the sound of marching (THE LORD’s Direction/ Command) and then advance quickly. VICTORY and good success are thus assured.
“The LORD Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Grace be with you. Amen.” 2 Timothy 4:22.
“Farewell” Acts 15:29.
~ Jacob Awagah
Jacob, an apostle of Jesus Christ by The Will of God, according to The Promise of Life which is in Christ Jesus, (2 Timothy 1:1).
As John was, Jacob is the disciple whom JESUS loves, (John 13:23;19:26; 20:2; 21:7,20). And like Paul, Jacob is “the prisoner of CHRIST JESUS” (Ephesians 3:1) for His Purpose forever: to obey Him always.
“And having been perfected, He became The Author of Eternal Salvation to all who obey Him,” Hebrews 5:9.