We are in a time of Changing of the Guard.
God is calling HIS Generals forward. Many are being called out of hidden places to lead and command with authority.
The time is at hand to diligently break old cycles and embrace the changes that transition has brought forth for the outpouring of the NEW WINE.
We are now entering new dimensions of supernatural manifestations of the power of God.
Preparation is positioning us for wrestling, travailing, and prevailing for unfinished assignments. We are being called to let go of the familiar and be willing to take hold of the unknown, ever trusting The LORD with our whole hearts until we are shown that everything is in order and positioned to manifest Kingdom purposes.
During transition, we experience a time of getting our head wrapped around a new reality and we are receiving new clarity of vision.
Worship warriors living in HIS presence shall see a melting of hard hearts filled with division and the perfect bond of His love will knit our hearts together AS ONE.
As we commemorate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, INDEPENDENCE DAY, my heart is heavy with the importance of that day.
Will we continue to fight one another with an independent spirit of entitlement, or will we unify as one nation under God totally dependent on a Holy God….with liberty and justice for all?
The LORD asked me today, and I am asking you also: What part do you play and how can we make a difference?
After all, the Declaration of Independence was written to carry out the finished work of the cross as one nation under God with liberty and justice for all.
Whether you see yourself as a Power Pioneer strong and full of courage launching, establishing and spearheading a movement, an acting General in the Army of The LORD.
Or perhaps you are able to identify with one who initiates and plows ahead with the spirit of a Father like Martin Luther or Martin Luther King, both known as reformers who are still remembered for their passionate single eyed focus.
Maybe you identify with the great courage and bravery that made Chief Sitting Bull so well remembered. His stubborn determination was his signature as one who took a firm stand to resist white domination.
His very Lakota name describes a buffalo bull sitting on its haunches. You might say he denotes one who was long suffering and had a strong character trait of tenacity.
The LORD has divinely intervened with His plan to restore. God has equipped our President Donald J. Trump with the spirit of a true reformer, a courageous pioneer launcher who has the tenacity of a Pit Bull and the heart of a freedom fighter, sent by The LORD onto the front lines to pursue, persevere and recover all.
Will you get in step and undergird, reinforce with prayer and encouragement and take up the shield of faith to win the battle that is raging between good and evil?
Whatever role you see yourself occupying in the Army of The LORD, your preparation has well prepared you to join the ranks of those fighting the good fight of faith in this present age.
I saw an army this morning and heard The LORD say, “I handpicked Gideon’s army and many today see themselves as the least likely to succeed, but this army of Gideon is an example of when A FEW GOOD MEN make a majority.”
But once again, The LORD has handpicked the Army of The LORD for such a time as this. Won’t you join the ranks of the REMNANT ARMY that is taking their position, receiving their assignments and reporting for duty with only two words: “YES SIR!”
That would include you in the ranks as WILLING and OBEDIENT.
Gideon’s example proves to us that, through the faithfulness of a few, many can be delivered and become conquerors.
With God the outcome doesn’t depend on human might and strength. God proved once again we won’t win the battle by our own might.. ”not by power, not by might but by the spirit of The LORD we are being dressed for battle.”
His first requirement was to eliminate the fearful and obey the command of God. Actually in Judges 7:4-8 the most distinguishing characteristic of these 300 men was not in proving themselves as mighty men of valor, but that they drank water from a position different from the others.
Gideon, like many of us at times requested proof that God would be with Him by giving Him a fleece for “blessed assurance”.
Beloved, The LORD is saying as you step out in faith, as you bend down… humble yourself, positioning yourself to drink of the cleansing life giving flow of living water,
It still holds true today. Is history repeating itself? The right positioning brings forth provision. Gideon knew that only God could exercise fair judgment on mankind. The book of Judges shows us how inadequately man rules himself.
The Book of Judges concludes with, “In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone DID WHAT WAS RIGHT IN HIS OWN EYES” (Judges 21:25). We are seeing this come to pass before our very eye in our present day.
But I hear the voice of The LORD saying, “Do not be moved by what you see.
Though persecution and captivity arise, know this: You shall decree a thing and it shall be established.
The mouth of The LORD shall speak and the zeal of The LORD shall perform that which is necessary to occupy until HE comes.
Truth, zeal, and fervency shall bind together AS ONE and I The LORD your God shall have the last word!”
“4 But the Lord said to Gideon, “The people are still too many; bring them down to the water, and I will test them for you there. Then it will be, that of whom I say to you, ‘This one shall go with you,’ the same shall go with you; and of whomever I say to you, ‘This one shall not go with you,’ the same shall not go.” 5 So he brought the people down to the water. And the Lord said to Gideon, “Everyone who laps from the water with his tongue, as a dog laps, you shall set apart by himself; likewise everyone who gets down on his knees to drink.” 6 And the number of those who lapped, putting their hand to their mouth, was three hundred men; but all the rest of the people got down on their knees to drink water. 7 Then the Lord said to Gideon, “By the three hundred men who lapped I will save you, and deliver the Midianites into your hand. Let all the other people go, every man to his place.” 8 So the people took provisions and their trumpets in their hands. And he sent away all the rest of Israel, every man to his tent, and retained those three hundred men. Now the camp of Midian was below him in the valley,” Judges 7:4-8.
~ Sandi Holman
Sandi Holman was called to the nations as an End-Time Handmaiden in 1984 with Gwen Shaw and served with YWAM Singapore and YWAM Charlotte in missions. Sword of the Lord Ministries came from a divine encounter with the Lord when He came into her prayer room and said, “I have come to put a sword in your hand and was given special instructions on how and when to use it.” She is an author, Prophetic Intercessor and Seer, Chaplain, Teacher, Speaker and Equipper, and Blogger who has also served as a Pastor Online with Beyond the Veil Ministries.