Beloved of God, it is time to arise. No more sitting on the sidelines, waiting for things to change. Rise and be the agent of that change!
It’s time to arise and take your place in the ranks of the army of the Lord. You have been wondering and waiting but now is the time for you to arise, now is the time for you to check your armour, now is the time for battle mode.
Be alert, stand at attention and listen out for your orders from heaven. Do not be conformed to this world… do not walk in step with this world for there is a new drum beat arising, the drum beat of heaven. March in time with God’s army. Prayerfully and obediently await your instructions but be always expectant, risen and ready to engage with the spiritual battles that are set before you.
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armour of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.