War of WordsJune 14, 2015
This charge and admonition I commit in trust to you, Timothy, my son, in accordance with prophetic intimations which I formerly received concerning you, so that inspired and aided by them you may, wage the good warfare (1 Timothy 1:18 AMP).
When God gives you a Word, always know there’s a devil out there who wants to abort it. And it’s that same word that is released from the throne of God that you are to use as fuel for the fire in your spirit to defeat your adversary. Conception and fulfillment of God’s word is a constant reminder to satan of his defeat at Calvary and ultimate sentence to hell for all eternity. You have God’s seed/word in you. You are God’s offspring. “Holding fast to faith (that leaning of the entire human personality on God in absolute trust and confidence) and having a good (clear) conscience. By rejecting and thrusting from them [their conscience], some individuals have made shipwreck of their faith. (1 Timothy 1:19 AMP)”
Shipwreck is where you fall to pieces before reaching your destination - before the word is fulfilled in your life. At some point in your walk you take a detour that leads to spiritual calamity that many never recover from. Faith holds and keeps you together. As you lay hold of faith, faith lays hold of you – the just shall live by faith. Paul was shipwrecked three times, not because he abandoned the faith but because he was in the faith and faith was in him. In the faith the ship fell apart at sea but the faith in him didn't. A night and a day he was adrift at sea but he came through it by faith (see II Cor 11:25). Jesus was in the storm, but the storm was not in Him. When the disciples panicked, Jesus took authority and “spoke” to the wind and the sea (see Mark 4:35-40). Holding fast to your faith is key in waging the good warfare because the word given from God is greater than the obstacle that stands in your way. Keep speaking what God says and it will change the way things are. This is the warfare that you must win if you are going to seize your promise. Say it until you see it.
Don't allow yourself to become flustered and frustrated, or afraid because of unfulfilled "prophecies" that have been spoken over your life. Delay is not denial. Your faith should be waxing and not waning in the process. Season it with prayer, praise, and thanksgiving. You're not going down, you're going up Praise God! God gave the Word – He’s obligated to fulfill the Word. We'll end on this note, "God is not a man, that He should tell or act a lie, neither the son of man, that He should feel repentance or compunction [for what He has promised]. Has He said and shall He not do it? Or has He spoken and shall He not make it good? You see, I have received His command to bless Israel. He has blessed, and I cannot reverse or qualify it (Numbers 23:19-20 AMP)." That's worth fighting for. Wage the good warfare!
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