I hear the phrase, “Battle Cry” in my spirit. The Holy Spirit is whispering to His Beloved:
“When you go out to battle against your enemies, do not be afraid of them; for the LORD your God, is with you. Do not be fainthearted. Do not be afraid, or panic, or tremble before them, for the LORD your God is the One who goes with you, to fight FOR you against your enemies, to SAVE you.
Be still before the LORD, all mankind, because He has roused Himself from His Holy dwelling. The LORD is a Warrior; the LORD is His name. The Lord is marching out like a Champion, like a Warrior. He is stirring up His ZEAL; with a shout He is raising the BATTLE CRY and is triumphing over His enemies.
His people shall see His ZEAL for them and the enemy shall be put to shame. His Hand is lifted up against the enemy and His FIRE shall consume them. The ZEAL of the LORD Almighty will accomplish this. The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. Hear His Voice of Victory in the heavens!”
ZEAL: a strong feeling of interest and enthusiasm that makes someone very eager or determined to do something; eagerness and ARDENT interest in pursuit of something. The word “zeal” has been changed to “jealous” in many translations of the Bible. This Godly “jealousy” has been greatly misunderstood by the world and the church.
ARDENT: characterized by WARMTH of feeling typically expressed in eager zealous support or activity, as a man to the woman he wants to marry (Jesus and His Bride, the church).
synonyms: ervent, blazing, burning, charged, demonstrative, emotional, fervid, feverish, fiery, flaming, glowing, hot-blooded, impassioned, incandescent, intense, passional, passionate, perfervid, red-hot, religious, superheated, torrid, vehement, warm, warm-blooded
Isaiah 42:13-14 “The Lord shall go forth as a Mighty Man, He shall stir up His ZEAL like a man of war: he shall cry, yea, roar; He shall prevail against His enemies. “I have long time holden My peace; I have been still, and refrained Myself: now will I cry like a travailing woman; I will destroy and devour (the enemy) at once.”
Isaiah 9:7 “Of the greatness of His government and peace there will be no end. He (Jesus) will reign on David’s throne and over His kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The ZEAL of the LORD Almighty will accomplish this.”
Isaiah 26:11, Exodus 15:3, Deuteronomy 20:1-3, Zechariah 2:13, Romans 16:20.
~Deborah Waldron Fry