STANDING STRONG IN A TUG OF WAR
The Holy Spirit is showing me an analogy of people in a tug of war. For those of you who are not familiar with this, it is a sport where two teams are against each other in a test of strength. The teams pull on opposite ends of a rope, with the goal being to bring the rope a certain distance in one direction against the force of the opposing team's pull. This is what the Lord is showing me. There is an intense battle happening in the spirit realm right now. It is similar to a tug of war but it is a global battle and every life is being affected in this tug of war. The problem is that some people don’t realize that it’s a spiritual battle and not a battle against flesh and blood.
The enemy is trying to do all that he could to stop the body of Christ from advancing. Everything that is happening in this season is not a coincidence but it is the prelude to a powerful move of God upon this earth. The enemy is pulling out all the stops. The other day I was driving down a street which had a public school, so the speed limit was 15 mph in that particular zone. It was a quiet neighborhood and a beautiful tree lined street. As I approached a corner for some reason I slowed down to a stop even though I didn’t have a stop sign. A truck came through the cross street about 50 mph and didn’t stop. If I kept going even at the speed of 15 mph that truck would have hit me broadside and I could have been killed.
This may be difficult for some of you to believe but it seemed as if an angel just moved my car slightly to the right. I had worship music on and I had such peace rather than panic. The truck was black with dark windows and I never saw who was driving. All I heard was something which sounded like a bunch of boxes falling in the back of the truck as they tried to stop, but then they kept going. We need to remember that we are not fighting against people but against spirits of darkness. When we stay in the presence of the Lord and walk in the Spirit, Jesus will always protect us. Angels are real and if our eyes were opened to the supernatural realm we would see them. I’ve felt the presence of angels many times.
It’s time for the believers to understand supernatural things. A lukewarm church with unbelief will never survive in this season. The body of Christ must walk in unity rather than division The Holy Spirit is trying to speak to us and get out attention. We need to discern His voice and follow His leading. The other day I watched a live stream meeting with an evangelist ministering to hundreds of children. Some were laughing, some were crying, some were praying in English and others were praying in tongues. This is what we are about to experience. It’s time for the body of Christ to unite so that we could move on and experience a global move of God with a mass revival.
Mark 3:24-26 (TPT)
No kingdom can endure if it is divided against itself, and a fragmented household will not be able to stand, for it is divided. And if Satan fights against himself he will not endure, and his end has come.”
1 Corinthians 2:14 (TPT)
Someone living on an entirely human level rejects the revelations of God’s Spirit, for they make no sense to him. He can’t understand the revelations of the Spirit because they are only discovered by the illumination of the Spirit.
1 Peter 5:8-9 (TPT)
Be well balanced and always alert, because your enemy, the devil, roams around incessantly, like a roaring lion looking for its prey to devour. Take a decisive stand against him and resist his every attack with strong, vigorous faith. For you know that your believing brothers and sisters around the world are experiencing the same kinds of troubles you endure.