Bishop’s Blog: Take Cover

By December 11, 2015Bishop's Blog

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The Word Today: Take Cover

Everyone seems to know that this is a real war except the body of Christ. The One who we serve & works through us knows it is a war. He leads us with divine strategy & the Holy Ghost. The one who wars against us knows that we are in a war & all  his demons of whom he is prince are clear that we are in a war. Paul told Timothy we are in a war. He explained to him to endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. This War is spoken of in the books of Daniel & Revelation. Spiritual battles, dark angels vs.The Angels of the Light. Normally, in a real war every now in then you have to entrench yourself. This means that you dig a trench & get in it. While you are in the trench you begin to wait & look for points of continued advance. The trench hides you from the attacks of the enemy.

The trench also gives you a position of cover in an aggressive season of attack.The trench defines battle lines. It says by virtue of position, that we have taken all the territory up to this point & we will not retreat. I have started praying early morning & although I may have had to take cover for a moment, I have not quit. I had to take cover because of the barrage of attacks from the enemy. My guns have been temporarily silenced. The trench that I have taken position in says I shall not be moved. I will not turn around. I am steadfast & unmovable. I will continue to work on my marriage, my prayer life, my giving & my witness etc etc until I get the victory because the success of the nations depends on it. Nehemiah could not stop building the wall. He took cover for a season to get a Word from the Lord. Always abounding in the Word of the Lord.

They put a sword in one hand & a tool in the other so they could continue building. We don’t retreat back into the darkness we left. Jesus took His position at Calvary. He took the Hill. He raised the blood stained banner that gives us eternal victory. He declared that HE is Lord. Defeating the enemy for us. So that today we are NEVER in retreat. We are a perpetually advancing army. When our guns silenced for a moment we are talking to God, retooling, refocusing, marking our territory.

The armor of God that we wear was not designed for retreat or retirement. We have taken cover in the trench to acknowledge our sins & weaknesses before God to repent & to fight again.The attacks of the enemy overwhelmed us for a season; but, now we know where he is & the weapons he is using on us. However, we are also learning how to strategically fight back in the spirit of Christ. We will not compromise our position in continued sin when Jesus snatched the keys of life from the devil. This is not the heritage of the saints. Instead we’ll make our boasts in the Lord giving Him praise, glory & honor. We will shout with a voice of triumph advancing in the spirit; because, dead soldiers don’t worship. We will put the enemy to flight & come out of our position of cover to advance again. Taking cover is a temporary position; but, worshipping our God is eternal.

In this war we understand that we can never let the enemy steal our worship. Worship gives God GREAT joy. It says that we are alive in Him. The joy of the Lord is our strength so we can never stop worshipping because of conditions & circumstances. This is a trick of the enemy to get us to retreat. In the Kingdom retreating is only the posture of the enemy. He flees because his position is stolen. We advance because our position is our right & our inheritance. It was given to us by God to have life & to have it more abundantly.

We were given DOMINION. We were told to be fruitful & to multiply. We were commanded to subdue & replenish. We were also told to recruit (win souls) & disciple people into this culture of VICTORY in Christ Jesus our Lord. Take cover when necessary hide under His victorious wings. Watch as well as pray while you are in the trench with an attitude of submission that says I live for two things & that is to worship God & to fight again with this advancing army. I live to take back the territory that the enemy stole & lied saying it belonged to him. I’m a child of the KING. So even when I take cover I’m planning & learning in Him how to emerge as a Conqueror that never retreats!

We were given DOMINION. We were told to be fruitful & to multiply. We were commanded to subdue & replenish. We were also told to recruit (win souls) & disciple people into this culture of VICTORY in Christ Jesus our Lord. Take cover when necessary hide under His victorious wings. Watch as well as pray while you are in the trench with an attitude of submission that says I live for two things & that is to worship God & to fight again with this advancing army. I live to take back the territory that the enemy stole & lied saying it belonged to him. I’m a child of the KING. So even when I take cover I’m planning & learning in Him how to emerge as a Conqueror that never retreats!