CALLED AND EQUIPPED FOR THE BATTLE
God has equipped you with all that you need to do it.
(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds). 5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.
~2 Cor. 10:4-5
Again, casting down every wayward imagination and bringing every fearful thought to the obedience of Christ will be agonizing at first, but you are not alone. It is all a part of qualifying for God’s Army! The Apostle Peter described a blow-by-blow account of these spiritual battles and their outcomes: 8b That enemy of yours, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion [fiercely hungry], seeking someone to devour. 9 But resist him, be firm in your faith [against his attack—rooted, established, immovable], knowing that the same experiences of suffering are being experienced by your brothers and sisters throughout the world. [You do not suffer alone]. 10 After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace [who imparts His blessing and favor], Who called you to His own eternal glory in Christ, will Himself complete, confirm, strengthen, and establish you [making you what you ought to be]. 11 To Him be dominion (power, authority, sovereignty) forever and ever. Amen. 1 Peter 5:8b-11(AMP)
Yes, many of you are living in such a state of defeat in your minds that you can’t imagine that you really are the overcomer that God says you are? 33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in Me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. John 16:33. God has equipped you as an overcomer by and with the Word of God. 10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might. 11 Put on the Whole Armor of God that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. Eph. 6:10-11
However, the moment you choose to stand and resist, you establish a turning point in the battle. No longer are you merely Satan’s pawn to push around. You are someone to contend with.
Therefore, put on the complete armor of God, so that you will be able to [successfully] resist and stand your ground in the evil day [of danger], and having done everything [that the crisis demands], to stand firm [in your place, fully prepared, immovable, victorious].
REMINDER: GOD HAS EQUIPPED YOU FOR THE BATTLE – WITH THE WHOLE ARMOR OF GOD!!!
Love you and the Blessings of God be upon you.
Prophetess Eleanor Nichols
“A WILLING VESSEL for THE LORD”