My soul heard a sound, I was grabbed in my soul by the word, “courage”.
Isn’t courage required of a soldier?
This word has the quality of a magnet to it…it draws men and women to the sacrifice needed to be a soldier of the cross.
There is something about even saying that word. You feel stronger on the inside.
In the parable of the sower, Jesus came as a soldier in farmer’s clothing. He sowed the sword of the Word. Where the Word goes, wars start: nations, communities, your own heart. God’s priorities begin to war what you want for your life.
It takes courage to keep the devil from stealing the Word from you.
It takes courage to stand up to persecution and affliction.
It takes courage to not let the cares of life choke out the word of God, the priorities of God in your life.
Courage is needed, first of all, to get your life in order.
People use the term ‘generational curses’, but Ezekiel said that any person in any generation of a family, who practices the Word of God will get set free from any problems the family has been beset with…. ie alcohol.
The bible calls these things: sin. To break the bondage, repent and resist….make a stand against the darkness that has invaded your family.
Other things that can run in families: jealousy, anger, debt…
Any member of that family who obeys the word of God will break out of that no matter how many generations of the family have been bound.
Dr. Lake’s example of sickness in his family. When the sickness attacked his wife, he began to lose his courage….threw his bible. Acts 10:38. When he saw that courage flamed back into his heart, a boldness came along with it. Boldness is the companion of courage. These are another set of power twins. Courage you have on the inside, boldness is courage manifesting on the outside. Courage is personal, inside you in your heart; boldness is public, the stand you are taking publicly, standing against the status quo, the influence of the powers of darkness.
That is what Jesus did….the Word was the tool he used to stand against the darkness.
We are the warriors of light….Phil Driscoll.
Jesus was a warrior of light in farmer’s clothing, in a lamb’s disguise if you want to put it that way. Everywhere he went and sowed the word, he turned the world upside down, or right side up.
Be strong and courgeous today.
Stand against the forces of darkness today in any area where satan has a grip on you.
Stand on the B-I-B-L-E.
You can do it!
Say the word, ‘courage’ to yourself. Let it pull you like a magnet into this great skirmish in which WE WIN!