I will make my arrows drunk with blood, while my sword devours
flesh; The blood of the slain and the captive, the heads of the enemy leaders. Deuteronomy 32:42
What does this mean? When I think of this verse, I think of the powers
of good and evil fighting against each other. There are two major groups of people on this earth. Those who are for God and
those who are for the devil. There is a fight going on unseen in the supernatural for our souls. In this verse, God is talking
about taking vengeance upon the enemy and destroying them. But how does God do this? I believe the way he accomplishes his
purposes is through prayer. Prayer changes things. Arrows are words. The sword is Gods word. In Hebrews, God calls his word,
the bible, the sword of the spirit. Drunk with blood is a poetic way of saying, " killing a lot". We have a war to fight.
And the best way to do that is to take the time to hear what God wants and pray for the things he wants accomplished.
"ever wonder what people think of you? Does it really matter? What about what God thinks about you? Isn't that enough?"
I've been discussing this today with a couple of young guys round bout my age. One young mans one and only spiritual experience
(that he recognized) was seeing a cross on top of a mountain in Venezuela. It made me think.."Wow..This one experience
he had was not as big as one of the smallest that I have had, but this one experience with just seeing the Cross, lighted
on a hill, seemed to mean more to him then the multitude and grander of all of mine.." I remember thinking about how
even though i am excessively grateful for everything I have been aloud to see and experience that I still am not to a place
that I do not take for granted all the great things that have been given to me.
We began to speak of travel. The young man spoke of seeing poverty there and how people here and all around had never
left their home town and about how ignorant they are. I exclaimed to him that the measure of our values very, but they all
are grounded in the same absolutes. That we, all commit the same wrongs, just seeing them with different understandings, and
the people who are able to see the wrongs that others commit are held to a higher standard because not only do we see the
offenses, we are guilty of the same. I leftt it at that, and I fear God for not taking further. I know..that this young man
saw me..with great wisdom..but all the wisdom of the world will save no one. God knew everyword inside of me that could of
came out and taken it further (into the truth exclaimed below) but i didnt. The young man didnt see it..but God did.. So
yeah..it matters to the young man that i shunk back in fear and did not proclaim the truth of God with boldness. I pray the
grace of God will be there for him and God might provide me or somone else with another chance to be salt and light to him.
And that He will be merciful to me.
We all have transgressed the Law of God. How grateful I am for that law that reveals how far I am away from the Holiness
of God. And how more grateful am I for the blood of Christ that has made a way for my blemishes to be covered.
It only matters what others think of us when we are one of the vital links to leading them to the hope that this world
does not offer..Almost anyone in your life you influence them "one way or the other" and it is God who not only
sees us buy gave us the choice of who we will serve. Ourselves, or Him by serving others. Jesus said..
"The least you have done it to the very least of my brethren, you have done it it unto me."
I say, "you are who you are when the only one that can see you...is God."
I thank God, that Christ's Blood is sufficeint.
Apoem written by Ashley Janine
There He stands. Your lover. Dressed in white. Shining like gold. A fire burns from
His piercing eyes. An undying passion of love overwhelms His heart. Satan and all his works must be destroyed! He takes up
His sword and fights for His beloved.The one He dreams and longs for. The battle is long, but strength anews Him. He fights
for His love. That alone makes Him go on. The enemy is struck and terror seizes him. He screams and runs away leaving the
captives behind. Jesus stands. Blood drips off His sword and into the ground. His eyes stare at His love. She runs with a
smile and is caught up in His arms. She gazes into His eyes and His breath is caught short. She whispers His name as He pules
her close. Their breath is felt on each other. He kisses her lips with gentle flowing glory. She clings to Him forgetting
everything. It seemed as if His undying unselfish love has made her love Him more. She laid her head on his shoulder and gazes
into His eyes. They talked together in sweet fellowship. Even when she strays some times. He is there pulling her back into
His arms. Jealously rips within His being. She is His. He is hers. For the rest of all time.
Ah, what to write. I find that i am a better writer then a talker.
How about a bit of a tesimony from this last year 2005. My name for this last year has been FIRE. Cause I know that God has
been working on me, making me into what he wants. How horrible I am . How many weaknesses Have I. Yet in all of these, I am
yet reminded of all the things God Has created me to be. I have heard so many people prophesy over me and say the same things
again and again. I have taken to writing them all down and reading over them and memorizing them and the other ones I have
recieved in my lifetime. They are a treasure to me, reminding me of who I really am and what God has made me for.
All this last year I was gained the privilege to soak up God at different wonderful advents I was able to attend. In
February, my parents gave me a birthday present to go to IHOP in Kansas City for the weekend. www.fotb.com It was so wonderful. Just to be all day for the weekend with God. how precious
He is. Then during the summer I got to go to a church group called Fire in the praire in Clarkfield MN.
I went six times! That was really nice. Heart changing radical edvents that put my life in an extreme new venture each time. I
also was able to go to the firestarters in ottertail ocasionaly. And spent alot of God time with my friend Shelia Johnson
we'll praying for Morris MN. yes, God has given me very many gifts this year. He hs taught me alot about surrendering my will
for his. How i fight. I Have fought the wrong things alot. Giving up my time has been big. Laying aside MY time for
me and my wants and concerns is a difficult thing I am still surrendering to every day. Things lacked in my life. Such
as my relationships, my messy room, my time with God, my garden, prodjects, and even the dentist said, when I was there an
few weeks ago, that I knew how to brush my teeth very nicely except that they were doing poory for my lack of time at doing
it. Surrendering to do the things that need to be done and patience in doing them will see these things achieved. I
guess that is a bit of a summary teaching of this last year to a tee. it really is a privilege to know God and to know you
are his. Thanks , Ashley
What do you think of when you think of the word
warrior? A brave or experienced soldier or fighter. When, I think of warriors, I think of a Native American. Preferably Comanche. Or a knight
from the dark ages. More so, A Greek soldier, or Samson from the bible. But, I really think that Jesus was the ultimate. How
he warred in the unseen spiritual for us. And the martyrs who died for Jesus. God, calls us to be warriors. Warring in the
spirit for the eternal kingdom that will never end. He wants us to love him the most of all and achieve the goal he has called
June 26, 2006
Rick Joyner: "The Warrior Nation--The New Church Leadership"
Warriors Are the Next Church Leaders
"There are many soldiers, but not many warriors," a Special Forces officer once told me. There are many professional
soldiers who may take their jobs very seriously and be very good at what they do, but when you meet a warrior, you know the
Church leadership is about to be transferred from the hands of professionals, to the hands of true warriors, which the
soldiers of the cross will all soon become.
Warriors run to the sound of battle, not away from it. Warriors thrive in the intensity of conflict and danger. They are
not discouraged by opposition or trouble, but rather come alive when faced with them. Such will be the constitution of the
emerging generation of Christians. Those who think the emerging generation is soft, will be shocked at the warrior nation
that will soon be revealed.
God Is A Warrior
God is a Warrior. He uses the title "Lord of Hosts" or "Lord of Armies" ten times more than all of
His other titles. He is a martial God. Those who are going to reveal Him in these times, are going to begin to take on the
demeanor and discipline of a warrior, because the emerging generation is being prepared to serve in the greatest time of
trouble the world has ever known. Even so, they will face those troubles with faith and confidence. They will earn the title
"Overcomers" because they will never give way to opposition, troubles, or battles, but will fight to win like Joshua,
who fought until the victory was total.
These emerging warrior Christians will have this same resolve because they will know who they are, Who has sent them,
and the power of the Kingdom that they represent. Like King David's mighty men, their exploits will be noised abroad and strike
fear into the hearts of the enemies of the King.
As this warrior generation emerges, it will impact and bring transformation to the body of Christ, which will be so profound,
that churches will start being thought of more as military bases than congregations. Serious training and the sending out
of spiritual forces for unprecedented strategic initiatives will become the order of the day.
It Is Time For War
As we are told in Ecclesiastes 3:8, there is "A time for war, and a time of peace." This is a time for war.
It is no accident that one of the greatest worshipers in Scripture, King David, was also one of the greatest warriors. True
worship and warfare go together. How can one be a true worshiper of God and not be provoked by the evil of our time, and stand
for the truth by standing against the evil to set the captives free?
The warriors who are about to arise will be provoked to action by every evil stronghold that holds men in bondage, and
they will begin to bring them down with their divinely powerful weapons.
As this radical change comes upon the church, and every true Christian becomes a fearless warrior for the truth of the
gospel, the basis of the great character change that will come will begin with them living by the greatest code, of the greatest
warriors the world has ever known--to die daily, to not live for themselves, but for the King, and to do all things for the
sake of His gospel.
As the Lord said in Luke 9:23-24, "If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross
daily, and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will save
This is the code of a true disciple, who is a true warrior. The world is about to witness what true disciples are like--the
true salt and light of the world.
When we are already dead to this world, there is nothing the world can do to us, and we will fear nothing on this earth.
Those who live without fear are the most free and powerful people on earth. There is nothing that strikes more fear into the
camp of the enemy than such a people walking the earth again. They are already among us and will now begin to emerge. It is
a generation unlike any that has walked the earth before. The Lord really has saved His best for last.
There can be no victory without a battle. The bigger the battle, the bigger the victory. There has been a very subtle
mentality spreading over much of the church that Christians should not experience troubles, and if they do, they are not walking
in faith. This is exactly contrary to the Scriptures, as both the Lord Jesus and the apostles explained the trials and tribulations
that Christians are called to go through. There is a purpose for the trials, and there is victory that comes from facing them
with faith and steadfastness. It was said of the ministry of the great Apostle Paul, that he went about "Strengthening
the souls of the disciples, exhorting them to continue in the faith, and saying, 'We must through many tribulations enter
the Kingdom of God'" (Acts 14:22).
The generation that embraced the pseudo faith teachings that promoted a refusal to even acknowledge problems and troubles,
became possibly the weakest generation of Christians in history. The meltdown of morality, integrity, and basic spiritual
courage in the last generation, resembles something like a drug induced stupor more than biblical faith. However, this has
begun to change, and the change will continue until the transformation is complete.