Don’t be a lazy soldier !
Saturate yourself with the Word of God and grow in His truth because then He shall fortify the walls of your heart and make you a mighty weapon in His hand.
It’s imperative that we devour the truth in the Word of God because faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.
How will your spirit grow to be strong if you neglect feeding on the Word daily?
1 Peter 2:2 Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation,
3 now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.
There are too many negative voices causing fear, doubt and hopelessness to take root in people’s hearts and minds and many neglect time spent and intimate fellowship with God in His Word.
We don’t seek prophets. We seek the face of God according to 1 John 2:26 I have written these things to you about those who are trying to deceive you.
27 And as for you, the anointing you received from Him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But just as His true and genuine anointing teaches you about all things, so remain in Him as you have been taught.
28 And now, little children, remain in Christ, d so that when He appears, we may be confident and unashamed before Him at His coming.
29 If you know that He is righteous, you also know that everyone who practices righteousness is born of Him.
How will you learn to practice righteousness unless you pursue the living God through His word passionately?
Make Proverbs 2 the goal of your life beloved so that you might become strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.
The Benefits of Wisdom
1 My son, if you accept my words and hide my commandments within you,
2 if you incline your ear to wisdom and direct your heart to understanding,
3 if you truly call out to insight and lift your voice to understanding,
4 if you seek it like silver and search it out like hidden treasure,
5 then you will discern the fear of the LORD and discover the knowledge of God.
6 For the LORD gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding.
7 He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk with integrity,
8 to guard the paths of justice and protect the way of His saints.
9 Then you will discern righteousness and justice and equity—every good path.
10 For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will delight your soul.
11 Discretion will watch over you, and understanding will guard you,
12 to deliver you from the way of evil, from the man who speaks perversity,
13 from those who leave the straight paths to walk in the ways of darkness,
14 from those who enjoy doing evil and rejoice in the twistedness of evil,
15 whose paths are crooked and whose ways are devious.
16 It will rescue you from the forbidden woman, a from the stranger b with seductive words
17 who abandons the partner of her youth and forgets the covenant of her God.
18 For her house sinks down to death, and her tracks to the departed spirits. c
19 None who go to her return or negotiate the paths of life.
20 So you will follow in the ways of the good, and keep to the paths of the righteous.
21 For the upright will inhabit the land, and the blameless will remain in it;
22 but the wicked will be cut off from the land, and the unfaithful will be uprooted.
Years ago God showed me a mighty end-time vision about the Ezekiel 37, Joel 2 , Zechariah 10 and Isaiah 13 army of God.
I saw Him sitting on His throne and the river of life flowed from it and I saw this Gideon type army on either sides of God’s river on their knees in worship and they were drinking from His river.
The Father spoke to me and declared “many are called but few are chosen. Many are called but so few humble themselves to come down to the water level of humility to drink from My river so I might raise them as a good soldier of Jesus Christ as I said through Paul to Timothy.
The Father told me that He is going to sift out this generation as He did with Gideon’s army and raise those who are willing and obedient, those who are not distracted by civilian affairs of those who dwell in the outer court of the natural man.
2 Timothy 2:3 You therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
4 No man that wars entangles himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who has chosen him to be a soldier.
5 And if a man also competes as an athlete, yet is he not crowned, unless he strives lawfully.
No one can lay claim to the Victor’s Crown of the overcomer unless he strives according to the rulers laid down by the Father. Philippians 2 and 3 is the pathway to greatness in the kingdom of God.
1 Corinthians 9:24 Know you not that they who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? So run, that you may obtain.
25 And every man that strives for self control is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.
26 I therefore so run, not with uncertainty; so fight I, not as one that beats the air:
27 But I roughly treat my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be disqualified.
It requires great discipline and training to be brought into oneness with God as a mature manifested son – Hebrews 12.