Some of you are thinking about giving up, throwing in the towel or waving a white flag of surrender.
But I hear The LORD of Hosts, the Commander of Heaven’s Army, saying to you, “Be strong and of good courage, My Warrior, do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for The LORD your God is with you wherever you go.
I will let NONE of My Words to you fall to the ground! You are a Gleaming Arrow in My Hand sent forth for such a time as this!”
And I saw a Warrior. He was bent over as if in despair and hopelessness. But Jesus and His Angels came to minister to him, The Holy Spirit comforting and empowering him — and the Warrior himself became a Flaming Arrow in the Hand of His Maker!
Then the Warrior picked up his Arrows that he had dropped and rose up in the Power of God’s Might and in the Spirit.
These fiery arrows were aimed at the enemy. Not one fell to the ground but every shot hit the target, they were BULLSEYES!
“Beloved. I have been training you, My Warrior.
Sometimes you do not realize how much you have grown in grace and goodness, in wisdom and knowledge, both in the natural and the spiritual. You have favor with God and man.
Though much has come against you and the enemy has desired to take you down, I AM He who lifts you up.
I AM your Dread Champion, and I will not let you fail or fall. I have sent My Ministering Spirits, My Angels to strengthen you.
You are NEVER alone in this fight for The LORD is with you, Mighty Warrior. You are My Select Arrow, a Weapon in MY Hand, a BRIGHT and polished shaft aimed against the enemy.
You shall pierce deeply into the kingdom of darkness with My Glorious Lightning.
As I AM, so are you in this earth. Hidden in the Shadow of My Hand, you have been purified by the Blood of the Lamb, tested and approved. You are shining, polished and Bright, full of My Fire and Grace.
You are a Gleaming Sharp Arrow in My Hand sent out into all the world for such a time as this. To pierce the darkness with a Word of Truth and Grace; with a word to the weary and the lost and the dying.
My Words in your mouth are LIFE and LIGHT and are deadly weapons against principalities and powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world and against spiritual wickedness in high places.
I make My Arrows Fiery shafts. It is My Glory that I have given you.
As My Lightnings light up the world, so shall you, Beloved, for I AM in you and you in Me.
My Presence dwells in your heart. The LORD is with you, Mighty Warrior!
Here is Truth: “Fire goes before Him and consumes His foes on every side. His LIGHTNING illuminates the world; the earth sees and trembles. The mountains melt like wax at the presence of The LORD, before The LORD of all the earth.”
Pick your Words up once again, My Warrior. Pick up your Arrows and let them STRIKE THE MARK.
My Words of Light shall hit like Lightning! My Words in your mouth shall illuminate the darkness and melt the mountains before you.
And the enemy and the world shall see flashes of Lightning, and hear Rumblings and Peals of Thunder as My Arrows go forth!
For you are burning with the Very Flame of Yahweh, the Seven Torches of Fire, the Seven Spirits of God sent out into all the earth.
Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit!” says The LORD of Hosts.
BULL’S EYE : a shot that hits the center of a target; something central or crucial, something that precisely attains a desired end. (Merriam Webster)
“And Samuel grew, and The LORD was with him, and did let NONE of His words fall to the ground.” 1 Samuel 3:19
WORDS FALL TO THE GROUND : The phrase is taken from ARROWS shot out of a bow; which, when directed by a good archer, fail not to arrive at their intended mark. (Benson’s Commentary) Beginning and finishing it completely. To set up the word spoken, to carry it out, and accomplish it. (Keil and Delitzsch Commentary.)
“He has made My mouth like a sharp sword, In the shadow of His hand He has concealed Me; And He has also made Me a polished and select ARROW, He has hidden Me in His quiver.” Isaiah 49:2
POLISHED AND SELECT ARROW : “An arrow whose point is bright and polished, and therefore pierces deeper. Make bright, shining, purified, tested, proved.”
“He covers His hands with lightning and commands it to strike the mark.” Job 36:32
STRIKE THE MARK : According to the Hebrew words used, this, that He makes the LIGHT of the LIGHTNING His manifestation, and that He covers the earth down to the roots of the sea beneath with this light. God is represented under a military figure as a slinger of lightnings: He covers light over both hands, i.e., arms both completely with light. With both hands He seizes the substance of the lightning, fills them with it so that they are completely covered by it, and gives it the command (appoints it its goal), a sure aimer! (Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament) The “light” here is the lightning, which grasped in His hands illuminates the adversary.(Cambridge Bible)
“He has also prepared for Himself deadly weapons; He ORDAINS His arrows as FIERY shafts.” Psalm 7:13
ORDAINS HIS ARROWS WITH FIRE : “To make, to burn, kindle, hotly pursue.” Strong’s Hebrew #1814
“I came to cast fire on the earth, and would that it were already kindled!” Luke 12:49
“Fire goes before Him and consumes His foes on every side. His LIGHTNING illuminates the world; the earth sees and trembles. The mountains melt like wax at the presence of The LORD, before The LORD of all the earth.” Psalm 97:3-5
“So shall My word be that goes out from My mouth; it shall not return to Me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.” Isaiah 55:11
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares The LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11
“From the throne came flashes of lightning, and rumblings (voices), and peals of thunder. Before the throne burned seven torches of fire. These are the seven Spirits of God.” Revelation 4:5
“And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.” Revelation 5:6
~ Deborah Waldron Fry