And that about wraps it up. God is strong, and He wants you strong. So take everything the Master has set out for you, well-made weapons of the best materials. And put them to use so you will be able to stand up to everything the devil throws your way. This is no afternoon athletic contest that we’ll walk away from and forget about in a couple of hours. This is for keeps, a life-or-death fight to the finish against the devil and all his angels. ~Ephesians 6: 10-12, MSG
I. Will. Fight.
I don’t want to win a kingdom for myself.
I am here as an ambassador for Jesus Christ.
I will not be popular. But I am loved.
I am the daughter of the one true King, royalty sings in my blood and I am clothed in the robes of His house, fine linen swirls as I pass, and I kick up dust of righteousness.
I am a woman on a mission.
I take kingdoms and authorities by force.
I am saved. I have been made righteous. I am armed with the Word of God and shielded with faith and upheld by truth.
And on my feet, the visible eye may see kicks, tennies, pumps, or sandals, but in reality I am wearing gladiatorial shoes fitted with spikes on the soles and everywhere I take a step they dig in, strongholds shatter, kingdoms tremble and fall and new ground is won for Christ and I’m not backing up, laying down, turning aside or giving in. Ground won.
Be prepared. You’re up against far more than you can handle on your own. Take all the help you can get, every weapon God has issued, so that when it’s all over but the shouting you’ll still be on your feet. Truth, righteousness, peace, faith, and salvation are more than words. Learn how to apply them. You’ll need them throughout your life. ~Ephesians 6: 13- 17, MSG
I speak into the heavenlies and the Word falls like rain on what I speak over.
God’s Word is an indispensable weapon. In the same way, prayer is essential in this ongoing warfare. Pray hard and long. Pray for your brothers and sisters. Keep your eyes open. Keep each other’s spirits up so that no one falls behind or drops out. ~Ephesians 6: 18, MSG
Missush, pansy-flattering, preening, misguided, off target, lazy theology rolls over at the sound of Earthquake Words that splinter false foundations, open up fissures to the steam of Truth, and crack down the spine of colloquial-cultural-coquettish attitudes.
The kingdom of God is advancing and I give notice. The old has passed. Behold the new.