1 Corinthians 12:27 – – “Now you are the body of Christ, and members individually.” NKJV
Today I want to continue and address the characteristics of GOD’S TRIUMPHANT ARMY that we are to become.
- THE TRIUMPHANT ARMY WAITS FOR A CERTAIN (SURE) SOUND FOR BATTLE.
1 Corinthians 14:8 advises that we are not to go into battle UNTIL we hear a SURE SOUND. 2 Chronicles 7:14 not only promises ‘sins forgiven’ but our ‘land healed’. God is concerned about His people and His creation.
- THE TRIUMPHANT ARMY MUST HAVE DEFINABLE LEADERSHIP.
He has and is raising ‘generals’ for His army and they will never be self-appointed but God appointed. The troops must understand why they are fighting and some dying in the battle. The generals must become those who consistently go to God for their strategy not some ecumenical board. Hopefully that ecumenical board is going to God. They must become people who know how to sound the alarm and reject the temptation to fight the wrong enemies over symptoms rather than the purposes of God.
- THE TRIUMPHANT ARMY MUST FIGHT WITH STRATEGY GIVEN BY THE HOLY SPIRIT.
John 16:7 – “It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you…”
Our Lord left us a Master Strategist who will lead, guide, inform and empower us for battle. He knows the mind of God and the heart of every matter. Nothing is left to chance.
- THE TRIUMPHANT ARMY MUST HAVE ADEQUATE RESOURCES AND SUPPLY CENTERS.
Imagine what would happen in just a short period of time if the CHURCH decided to share its resources with each other rather than competing. Imagine the pooling or opening the door for computers, television equipment, revelation, skills and personnel. Instead of collectively fighting the good fight of faith much of the church world is protecting its turf, guarding its territory and hoarding its resources failing to remember IT IS HIS CHURCH.
- THE TRIUMPHANT ARMY MUST HAVE PROPER DISCIPLINE.
Undisciplined ministries open the door for religious spirits whereas discipline means seeing the job through to the finish and completing the assignment.
- THE TRIUMPHANT ARMY MUST PROVIDE A PLACE FOR WOUNDED WARRIORS.
Galatians 6:1 tells us “You which are spiritual RESTORE….” The spiritual order that God is establishing in this Last Day’s Army will seek to and learn how to RESTORE the wounded rather than kill them. They still have value!
- THE TRIUMPHANT ARMY IS BUILT IN AND ON TRUST.
Trust in the ranks is incredibly important in warfare. How can you fearlessly face an enemy when you have to be concerned you will be shot in the back by friendly fire? If the church could somehow lay aside its battle for turf and position and become THE BODY OF CHRIST the world would beat a path to our door.
Your brother/sister is not your enemy. There is no armor for the types of battles and wars we wage within the church world today. The Whole Armor of God is for offensive warfare not protection from the rear.
Jesus is raising up His church and it will be a triumphant army and an army that is disciplined, unselfish, and singular in purpose. If that is not what you see then I suggest that you may miss out on the most significant and powerful move of God in the history of man.
God bless you and may God be with you as you go through this day!