I see men training for a boxing match. The training is long, is hard and it is costly, but deep in their hearts the reason and purpose for this training is clear. God says, ‘I am calling on holy warriors and especially my men: Men of honour, men of integrity and men of strength.’ (Some of you reading this say, ‘But I am a woman and I too need to train! Yes this is so true, for the day is coming when men will stand in their place, side by side with the women of God who have waged the war for generations).
But for now, in the days ahead, there is a call for men to rise up. Rise up and declare! Having been well-trained, now take hold and proclaim your rightful place, stepping into the prophetic promises I have given you.
1 Timothy 1:18-19
I give you this instruction in keeping with the prophecies once made about you, so that by following them you may fight the good fight, holding on to faith and a good conscience.
1 John 2:12-14
I write to you, dear children, because your sins have been forgiven on account of his name. I write to you, fathers, because you have known him who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because you have overcome the evil one. I write to you, dear children, because you have known the Father.
I write to you, fathers, because you have known him who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God lives in you, and you have overcome the evil one.