We may think that being in God’s army is about attacking…well – yes, the type of “at tack” is the type that moves when God says move, stays when God says stay, speaks when He speaks, says what He says…we are at the ready in season and out…when His wind blows our sails are filled and off we go…when His wind is still so are we. This is a picture of a sail boat at sea, tacking so as to allow the wind it’s full potential to move the boat….we are constantly at the ready to tack with the wind of the Spirit of God. This perspective may well challenge many of us and our current views on what it means to be in God’s army and the effort we think we must exert in spiritual warfare.
“This is what the Lord says to Zerubbabel: It is not by force nor by strength, but by my Spirit, says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies.” Zech 4:6
Our greatest weapon is LOVE…the enemy must flee – he is rendered impotent and that is how “nothing formed against you shall prosper!” When we line up for battle with our guns – no – our lungs filled with songs of praise and our God goes before us, He is in us and His Spirit moves us.
We may think the age old imaginery of the battlefield…and the slaying and shedding of blood is our destiny…
I am captivated by something else – Soneone else! Our God is mightier than the sword. The enemy is routed before we even think about shedding blood on the battlefield…OH YEH, that’s right, the Blood of the Lamb has already been shed – so no more blood needs to be spilt! Not even in the enemies camp – he has been crushed and rendered powerless, job done.
BE still and know that I am God
GO and make disciples, preaching the Gospel
DO greater things…by His Spirit. Jesus in us, through us – He who saves, heals, delivers and sets free!
Set your sail…at the ready to tack wherever His Spirit of Truth blows in you and through you, making known His Love as we..
“..receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Acts 1:8
URLOVD! ~ Shelley Weeks