FIRST RESPONDERS – A Word by Dawn Baker
“First responders”, I heard Holy Spirit say. When I searched for a definition, Wikipedia says, ” A First Responder is any individual who runs toward an event rather than away. A first responder is a person with specialized training who is among the first to arrive and provide assistance at the scene of an emergency.”
Fearless! In passionate pursuit to KNOW HIM and make Him known, you may be experiencing uncommon warfare; everything becomes real when you’re at the frontline of the battle. But, I see an army trained by fire, they’ve gone low, been in the trenches, like boot camp, building muscle through resistance. Like David who sat alone on a hillside, having to kill a lion and a bear before knowing he could take out Goliath, this army has fought and won many battles on the backside of the wilderness, alone in the dark, with no one but God at their side for a long time. They’ve learned total dependence on their ever present help; reliance on their true and living Captain. They’ve been forged in the furnace and they are coming forth to destroy the works of the god of this world and leave a mark for The Kingdom of God. They know who they are; their identity was sealed with precious blood, the sacrifice of the one and only pure spotless lamb. Because they’ve been lead into the wilderness, they’ve been trained to stand alone, to hear their commanders voice and to boldly obey. The fear of man is not in them; they seek to please only one and HE is the cry of their hearts. The God in them is far greater than any force against them. The kingdom suffers violence but the violent take it be force! They march for nothing and no one but THEIR KING and they cannot be stopped. There’s a stamina in them that even they can’t explain; they just know that they’ve been brought here for such a time as this.
These ones are FIRST RESPONDERS! They’ve been trained for the night, to see in the dark, destroying the works of the enemy. Their weapons are powerful and they are fearless; trained and prepared, tearing down strongholds, crashing through walls of resistance, advancing The Kingdom of their God. They are WARSHIPERS, warring in worship! They were born for this; front-line, first responders, intimate warriors of the king. Like their captain, they live to set captives free. They were born to rescue! They’re here on business for their King taking back territory, rescuing those who are lost. While the world sits back jeering, and the religious world holds tightly to its agenda, these first responders have accepted the high call of God in Christ Jesus and are unstoppable, immovable, unshakable and unmistakable! They are establishing The Kingdom of their God on the earth and they cannot be stopped! They are fearless, faceless, warring in worship; they are FIRST RESPONDERS!
‘Early in the morning they got up and left for the Wilderness of Tekoa. As they set out, Jehoshaphat stood up and said, “Hear me, O people of Judah and Jerusalem. Believe in the LORD your God, and you will be upheld; believe in His prophets, and you will succeed.” Then Jehoshaphat consulted with the people and appointed those who would sing to the LORD and praise the splendor of His holiness. As they went out before the army, they were singing: “Give thanks to the LORD, for His loving devotion endures forever.” The moment they began their shouts and praises, the LORD set an ambush against the men of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir who had come against Judah, and they were defeated.…’
2 Chronicles 20:20-22
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A TURNAROUND FOR YOU..
A word by Dana Jarvis
I decree you are making the spiritual journey from the bondage of Egypt into your promised land of destiny. I know you have grown weary. Do not let the murmurings and complaining attitudes rule you. It causes the faith to waiver! Your focus is upon the cup of bitter waters that you are currently drinking from.
Rest assured that your God is making these bitter waters sweet!
You shall taste and see that the Lord is good! You are going to see such extravagance in your daily life. He is delivering much into your hands so reach up and take hold. Just as he was with you before, he is with you now. You are going to drink deep of the Living Waters. The bitter waters of life have tried to steal all joy.
However I hear the Lord say, “It is done, I am the Lord who heals you. I am the Lord who will restore you. I am the Lord who will provide your every need. I am the One that is making the bitter waters sweet!”
I feel so strongly that God is removing your cup of bitter waters you have had to drink for so long. He is causing a turnaround for you in a situation that you desperately need him to move. I am speaking to several and know this word is for you. Even as the Lord led Moses and the children of Israel from their bondage at the Red Sea, it still took one step of faith. One step of faith is all it takes to cause a release from all of this. Take a moment and sow into good ground by giving into Spirit Fuel. For just a contribution of $25, $50, or even $100 or more given into Spirit Fuel is an active step and good ground on which to sow. It is a powerful ministry reaching the world for Christ. As you sow that offering, it is that act of faith that will cause the Red Sea where you are standing to part in your life. The bitter cup will be removed and the sweetness of the Lord shall begin to flow!
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