John and Doves,
that in these last few days that precede the rapture,
the enemy will step up his assaults, in both number and
intensity, let us first put on the full armor of God.
"...Be strong in
the Lord and in the power of His might." Ephesians 6:10 NLT
[Please read Ephesians 6:10-18.]
As you go
about the Lord's business, you will be under attack as
regarding your qualifications for being on the LORD's
team. At that point, you must realize that even
though you are dressed for battle, the battle is the LORD's.
"As all the men of Judah
stood before the LORD with their little ones, wives,
and children, the Spirit of
the LORD came upon one of the men standing there.
His name was Jahaziel, son of Zechariah, son of
Bernaiah, son of Jeiel, son of Mattaniah, a Levite
who was a descendant of Asaph. [Some psalms were written
"He said, 'Listen
all you people of Judah and Jerusalem! Listen,
King Jehoshaphat! This is what the LORD
says: Do not be afraid! Don't be discouraged by this
mighty army, for the battle is not yours, but
God's. Tomorrow, march out
against them. You will find them coming up
through the ascent of Ziz at the end of the valley
that opens into the wilderness of Jeruel.
"But you will not
even need to fight. Take
your positions; then stand still and watch the
LORD's victory. He is with you, O
people of Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid
or discouraged. Go out against them tomorrow,
for the LORD is with you."
Chronicles 20:13-17 NLT [See also Deut. 11:24-32, Deut.
27:12-26, and Joshua 8:30-35]
"[The LORD, speaking to Joshua] Study this Book of Instruction
continually. Meditate on it day and night so
you will be sure to obey everything written in
it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in
all you do. This is my command--be strong and
be courageous! Do not be afraid or
discouraged. For the LORD your God [YHWH Elohim]
is with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:8-9
you can't fight, nor can you bring yourself to
surrender. It's okay, for the battle is the
LORD's. All you
have to do is remain calm, and follow orders.
"As many as are led by the
Spirit of God, they are the sons of God."
"He gives power to the weak
and strength to the powerless.
"Even youths will
become weak and tired,
and young men will fall in exhaustion.
"But those who wait
upon the LORD shall renew their strength.
They shall mount up with wings as eagles.
They shall run and not be weary.
They shall walk and not faint." Isaiah 40:29-31
the joy of the LORD our strength [Nehemiah
8:10, Psalm 22:3], no matter what happens, we know we are in the
center of the LORD's will. It is written,
"All things work
together for good to those who love God, to those who
are the called according to His purpose." Romans 8:28 KJV
"What can we say about such
wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who
can ever be against us?" Romans
"And I am convinced that
nothing can ever separate us from God's love.
Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,
neither our fears for today nor our worries about
tomorrow--not even the powers of hell can separate us
from God's love. No power in the sky above or in
the earth below--indeed, nothing in all creation will
ever be able to separate us from the love of God that
is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 8:38-39
So, instead of
pacing in endless worry, we can be still [2
Chron 20:17 and Psalm 46:10] and
know that we know that we know that
Jesus is LORD. [Listen
to "I know that I know that I know," sung by Stephanie
Boosahda, NewPax, 1981.]
HaShem Yeshua [Blessed be the Name, "YHWH is