By Darren Stott
It’s the end of 2009: we have seen thirteen baptized this year and more decisions made for Christ this past Sunday. There is urgency in the Spirit and an increasing anointing to proclaim salvation, preach repentance and participate with the glory of God in changing lives. We are not in a season of silence; the Heaven’s are not closed: they are wide open. This is our moment to shine with the light of God. The Son has risen again; it is the will of the Father to shine on those in darkness and to free those from the shadow of death and sin.
If you feel like the enemy has been attacking your family, your health, your identity, your destiny, and stealing your family members and possessions at will, then you are in the perfect spot. If you have had to fight for your joy and hold on with clenched fists to the prophetic promises over your life, then you should get ready. As the Holy Spirit positions us, individually and corporately, into a new place of greater influence, we will find that the Holy Spirit will call us to arise and begin fighting offensively.
Braveheart is one of my favorite movies. I love the part where William Wallace is asked, “Where are you going?” William turns around and smiles, “To pick a fight, well, I didn’t get dressed up for nothing.” In the movie Home Alone you have two goofy thieves who have underestimated the courage and creativity of an eight year old who doesn’t just protect his home but actually fights back. They think they are simply going to break into the home and steal whatever they want. The boy protects his home and defeats the thieves. For too long the thief has come and gone at will into our homes, and into our churches, and has taken whatever and whomever he wanted. The scenario has changed. The church has transitioned. We have learned how to play defense and to protect/guard and now the Holy Spirit is training the Bride to go on the offense. In 1 Samuel 30:6, David was in serious trouble because his men were very bitter about losing their wives and children, so they began to talk of stoning him. But David found strength in the LORD his God. David asked the LORD, “Should I chase them? Will I catch them?” And the LORD tells him, “Yes, go after them. You will surely recover everything that was taken from you!” So David and his six hundred men set out and recovered everything that had been stolen. So, I am believing for, and proclaiming, the boldness and courage of the LORD over the body of Seattle Revival Center. No weapon formed against us shall prosper, for the battle is the Lord’s and He will not fail. Arise, Commanders and Generals, Fathers and Mothers, Sons and Daughters. This is our hour. Arise!
Fri, December 4, 2009
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