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Joyful Warriors for the Kingdom
Saturday, June 23, 2018 by Hannah Hunter

As Nehemiah was building the walls of Jerusalem, it is said that the people were gathered for a unified purpose on a particular day. Ezra, the scribe, brought out the book of the Law of Moses. He began to read and all listened intently. Then Nehemiah, the governor, told the people to go and feast. Neh. 8:10b(NLT)This is a sacred day before our Lord. Don’t be dejected and sad, for the joy of the Lord is your strength!”

    So much opposition came against Nehemiah to rebuild. It came from the enemy, but the worst was from his fellow countrymen. He and his men had to build with one hand and keep a weapon in the other. Daunting, but Nehemiah inspired his people with the hearing of the WORD, and being equipped, and reminded that this was a sacred day before the LORD.

    Warfare is very intense right now, with death and suffering all around, and not to be entered into lightly or taken cavalierly. Yet, we must be reminded that the battle is HIS for sure. (1 Sam. 17:47) HE prepares the table before us in the midst of our enemies. (Ps.23:5) Nehemiah was beset and berated on all sides. Then the Law of Moses comes and the words reverberate into the atmosphere, and a shift occurs. Feasting is the order of the day, and the joy of the LORD attends their party, and dancing and laughter ensues though still on the front lines of battle. We must get this into our minds, souls, and spirits to win the day.

    I began a six week series of teaching last evening on spiritual warriors. First, I marveled at the international flavor- African, South American, Russia, American and Eastern Europe. We first discussed the seriousness of the global and local situations. What a downer! Then our resident prophet reminded us to enter to pray. Off we went in tongues and then we began to worship. That ushered in a wave of hope and joy which continued into the class such that the worship leader had an anointing fall on her. The prophet began to just giggle and giggle. The joy was all over that place.

We are in the Hebrew month of Tammuz. One of the things is to have brilliant worship and the brilliance of HIS light shine through our eyes. That is how we can stand, view, and discuss the horrors that we may encounter in battle for it is seen through heaven’s lenses.

Many times we measure difficult situations and circumstances through our soul of emotion and sentiment. GOD and heaven sees it through the end result and redemptive future. HIS foundation of HIS throne is righteousness and justice. Nothing rocks that throne nor the foundation established in heaven. Is.11:3-4 “His delight is in the fear of the Lord, and He shall not judge by the sight of His eyes, Nor decide by the hearing of His ears. But with righteousness He shall judge the poor, and decide with equity for the meek of the earth.”

I think of many who are suffering persecution or even Saul’s observance of Stephen’s countenance at his stoning. There is a Shalom and joy that attends them. One day the LORD and I were talking. HE said, “The blood of the martyrs cries out to US from the throne because as their blood was spilled on the earth so was MINE.” HE was speaking of how HE holds them through the whole ordeal and together their blood mixes and splashes, is caught by angels and carried to the altar in heaven.

Warriors train to win. In their strategy plans they are victorious and rule the day. Yet all know death and spilled blood may be the price. Yet they look at the long term benefits for their land and people. That is how heaven views spiritual warriors here. There is a joyful end.

Hebrews 12:2(NLT) “We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne.”

May courage and eyes on the prize be our portion in the days to come!

 

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