THIS IS WAR! ⚔

THIS IS WAR! ⚔
Dear Partner,
 
Recently in the midst of one devil orchestrated emergency after another, we realized that we were resisting discouragement from the constant trials. Just watching the news and hearing about the pain the entire world is in can have that same effect. BUT GOD!! Immediately the Holy Spirit encouraged us to stay in the fight because “This is worth fighting for!” What is this? It is God’s promise manifested for whatever we need: healing, deliverance, restoration, and prosperity.
 
First we must understand that we are in a war. We would not have been given armor if we weren’t in a battle. Ephesians 6:11 instructs us to “Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.”  When I joined the Army at age 17, I was what they called “Gung-Ho.” I was eager to learn about how to win the war. But when we were being taught vital principles that would keep us alive in battle, there were several in my classes who were asleep! I thought, “Man, I don’t want to be in the trenches with them!” Please get this: We don’t study The Word to have a nice church service on Easter Sunday. We study The Word so we know what to do when all hell breaks loose!
 
We are commanded in I Timothy 6:12 to “Fight the good fight of faith.” There is a FIGHT to faith. We also know that “The battle is The Lords” (I Samuel 17:47) but we do have a part. There are several keys to winning the fight:

  1. We must realize that we are in a spiritual war. Our battle is NOT against people.“For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.” II Corinthians 10:3-5
 
  1. CAST DOWN EVERY THOUGHT that disagrees with The Word. Thoughts become words that affect whether we win or lose. That is why Jesus said in Matthew 6:31, “Take no thought, saying…” Once we speak fear, we have taken that thought. So when fear attacks our mind, our battle cry is FAITH! We believe God’s Word!
 
  1. The POWER of DEATH AND LIFE IS IN OUR WORDS! (Proverbs 18:21) We must keep our words in agreement with God’s Word. Jesus defeated the devil in every temptation when HE SAID, “IT IS WRITTEN!”
 
  1. REFUSE TO DRAW BACK IN FEAR! “But we are not of those who draw back to perdition, but of those who believe to the saving of the soul.” Hebrews 10:39
 
  1. PRAISE THE LORD! In II Chronicles 20:21-22 when the Israelites began to praise and worship God, The Lord sent ambushments and their enemy was completely destroyed!
 
  1. PRAY IN THE SPIRIT “Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.” Romans 8:26
 
We’re not telling you to do something that has not been required of us. As we have practiced these war time instructions, we are seeing victory on every side!!
 
Another way we stay in the fight, is we keep sowing! Jehovah Jireh our Provider promised that when we GIVE, IT SHALL BE (not maybe) GIVEN TO US IN ABUNDANCE! As you give your precious seed this month, declare with us I Corinthians 15:57, “Thanks be to God, who gives me the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”  When we stay in faith, VICTORY is guaranteed!
 
Praise Report: We want to THANK YOU for your faith filled prayers for Mylon’s heart surgery. Recovery is taking time but praise The Lord, he is getting stronger every day! Because we had no choice but to reschedule two church meetings, your generous giving supported the ministry in a time of need. Your giving also insured that editing of On the Road to Freedom would continue on time.
 
We Love you and we are praying for you every day,
Mylon & Christi

P.S. When you are tempted to be discouraged, watch On the Road to Freedom over and over again on our website at www.mylon.org. All episodes are free anytime on-demand! Listen to the podcast until it drives out fear and discouragement. Remember that your seed enables people all over the world to also receive encouragement from The Word that they can WIN in life. Thank you for your faithfulness!