While I was exercising today, I was contemplating yet another famous Christian leader who has apparently bowed down to the attempted stealing of an election. When I read his words, I could see he had grown weary, probably had faced a lot of criticism and pressure to stand down and finally relented. Again, I asked God, “Am I deceived? Do I need to stand down? What posture do You want me to take?” Right after those thoughts, I remembered one solid prophetic voice that I have been following throughout this stretching time and how his words are often a confirmation of my own. When listening to him I feel strong and supported. Then I came across two other trusted Christian leaders who are also continuing to stand.
I asked God, “Why are so many backing down? Why is the church so weak? Why is it so hard for the church to have a long-term united stand?”
Immediately, I was in a vision. I saw Gideon’s armies and they were at the edge of the water drinking. Do you remember? This was all a part of God paring down the army to a mere 300 men so that when they defeated the enemy, there would be no doubt that God had made it all possible.
Then I realized that is what’s happening now. This was further confirmed to my spirit because when I see people falling out of agreement with God right now, I only feel more firm and more bold. It’s not causing my faith and tenacity to decrease it’s causing it to increase.
So, there’s an army rising up. It is growing slimmer in number, but it’s God’s army. I do still believe that we will see the victory of the Lord in this season. I am daily, even hourly praying for our politicians to have a backbone should this ball be hit into their court.
This is our season. We must stand. I will not relent.
Are you in a season of standing firm for something? I encourage you to have the courage to stand and fight for whatever it is that God has placed before you. If He promised it, then simply believe it and live your life as if it will surely happen. Don’t listen to negativity. Don’t let others dissuade you from believing. Stand upon God’s promises and watch as He moves mountains for you.
Prayer Moment: God, thank You for all that You are. You are able. You are more than willing. I believe in You. Remembering Your words, brings me comfort and peace. I will not relent in my pursuit of You and Your promises. Give me strength to stand. Give me courage even when I’m standing alone. I am Yours completely. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Early in the morning, Jerub-Baal (that is, Gideon) and all his men camped at the spring of Harod. The camp of Midian was north of them in the valley near the hill of Moreh. The Lord said to Gideon, “You have too many men. I cannot deliver Midian into their hands, or Israel would boast against me, ‘My own strength has saved me.’ Now announce to the army, ‘Anyone who trembles with fear may turn back and leave Mount Gilead.’” So twenty-two thousand men left, while ten thousand remained.But the Lord said to Gideon, “There are still too many men. Take them down to the water, and I will thin them out for you there. If I say, ‘This one shall go with you,’ he shall go; but if I say, ‘This one shall not go with you,’ he shall not go.”So, Gideon took the men down to the water. There the Lord told him, “Separate those who lap the water with their tongues as a dog laps from those who kneel down to drink.” Three hundred of them drank from cupped hands, lapping like dogs. All the rest got down on their knees to drink.The Lord said to Gideon, “With the three hundred men that lapped I will save you and give the Midianites into your hands. Let all the others go home.” So, Gideon sent the rest of the Israelites home but kept the three hundred, who took over the provisions and trumpets of the others. Judges 7:1-8