Monday, 3 June 2013

The Defender of the Truth

Isaiah 31:5 As birds flying, so will the LORD of hosts defend Jerusalem;
defending also He will deliver it; and passing over He will preserve it.
The Lord defends Jerusalem because His heart is there.
Because His love is there, He is defending His own heart love.
We too should be defending the word of truth in us, our heart felt love and faith in it.  If we have put any value in it we will defend it.
2 Sam 23:12 But he stood in the midst of the ground, and defended it, and slew the Philistines: and the LORD wrought a great victory.
Key…The Spirit of the Lord was on him

Judges 15:14-16 And he found a new jawbone of an ass, and put forth his hand, and took it, and slew a thousand men with it.
Protecting the ground given to them by the Lord…the kingdom of God in us.
Building walls of resistance against the wiles of the flesh and the devil.
Not allowing anything to penetrate the heart of love for the truth.

The Word and Spirit are working together to protect and guard the truth.
The Word of God is the truth, have no doubts about it.
Our interpretation of it is governed by the Holy Spirit's revelation to us.

The Way of life for a Christian is through living from the kingdom of God within us and defending the Life the Lord has given us.
In this new life we can continually have victory over sin and death.
There is a calling on our lives, and we have been given spiritual gifting by the Holy Spirit, we are to use this power.
It has been given to us for our blessing, so as we can be working together with the Lord. It is ours, yet is still His because it is released through Him in us.
Protect the relationship with the Holy Spirit because He is our source of life.

Do not compromise with sin, the world or your flesh, resist its way because its activity is against our spiritual calling of prayer.
Do not compromise the truth because of grace, love the sinner but do not tolerate sin.

Help others to live the life of true by the Spirit of God.
Philippians 1:7 Even as it is right for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart; inasmuch as both in my bonds, and in the defence and confirmation of the gospel, you all are partakers with me of grace.
It is for all of us to defend the truth, and the way, and the life of Christ.
Defending and confirming the good news about Christ Jesus.
Being not ashamed of Him or the way of life He asks us to live
Strengthen your hearts.

The character of the church should also be a protector of the truth, as the Lord is.
Standing in the gap for those who maybe do not have the same revelation as you.

Satan's work is to try and stop the prophetic word coming to pass, his only hope for survival.  But he cannot do it.
But still wages war against our faith and rhema words spoken to us by the Lord.
He attempts to steel any encouragement given to us by the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit is the life within the Word, there is no spiritual life without Him.
He brings life to the Word and will do the same for the word in us, He makes it live.

We have to defend the revelation that God has given us.
Our calling, and our gifting, is applied to the revelation we have been given.
We shall stand on His promises, because He is faithful in all that He does.
He is watching over His word to perform it.
Rom 4:21 …and being fully persuaded that, what He had promised, He was able also to perform.
Haggai 1:3-15   The God of Israel said to them “consider your ways”
“I am with you.” “consider your ways”
Are we doing our part in the agreement we made with the Lord?
“I in you and you in Me”, are we fully aware of this in the life we live.
Is this how we live?  Is He the first in all things, do we consider these things?

Haggai 2: 4-9 “There is a shaking coming, but I shall do greater things than before.”
21 –23 I am going to do some wonderful spiritual things here.
v23 “I will make you like a signet ring”. It is a seal, puts His stamp of approval on it.

To stand for and in the truth in these end times, defending the Spirit in the Word.
Resisting the spirit of humanism, defend your spirit by denying the ways of the world.

We have to be in prayer regarding our nation, and believe that God can change the spiritual realm and not let Europa change us.
We have to take our position where the Lord has placed us.
We are to declare to the powers above in the heavenly realm, what the TRUTH really is.

We have to consider why we are here living at this time, we are to stand in submission to God’s Word and defend it.
In doing this we resist the work of the evil one.
We are to be an example of body unity and spiritual strength.
Showing the strength and character of the church, whether Free evangelical, charismatic, or as a house of prayer.

We are not to conform to what others want us to be, God has made us unique.

Rom 15:4  Putting great value on the word of God, lived in reality.
Resisting apostasy from the religious spirits, yet being flexible is a strength.
His life blood is offered to us, and the bread of life is offered to us.
He personally brings it to us, not in part but His whole life, to live.
His love never changes, He is consistent in all He does. He is always faithful.
Consider this, it is all about Jesus, The Son of the Living God.
Make a fresh start today to defend the position of authority given us in our spiritual standing before God.
We are not too loose but gain ground, we are to defend our ground, especially our position of authority.
We shall have to have an undivided heart towards the Lord out God.

“We are in position Lord, we are ready O King of hosts to defend Your Truth”
Blow the shofar, get ready. It is the watchman’s signal, we are in position.
We are declaring our loyalty to our King of Kings.
We are declaring that He will fight for us, and with us.
We are here ready to make the stand.  We are calling on the Lord and His angels.
We are declaring God’s ability to change the people of this land.
There is a wake up call to His church, a beckoning call for the bride to get ready
for the bridegroom, fighting for all He has for her.

Will He find us standing in faith and defending Him as the Word of God when He returns?