"The HOUR for
-by Andrew Strom.
My computer got hit by a bad virus yesterday. I had to wipe my whole hard-drive and I lost over 4000 saved emails from the past year or so. It was not a happy day. In fact, I was pretty discouraged. But I tell you something. I went and had a good hard-out PRAY to God about everything and I came out of that prayer-time more convinced than ever that we are in an hour of MOBILIZATION and aggressive battle. We are not to sit back and "let everything happen". We are to beat our pruning-hooks into spears and our plough- shares into swords (-the 'sword of the Lord') and we are to take the fight to the enemy like never before. The Scripture tells us that "From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the VIOLENT take it by force." So are YOU "violent", my friends? Or are you passive and nullified by a kind of 'fatalism' that declares "Whatever will be will be"? That is not true Christianity. True Christianity has always been WAR and battle and the clash of armies. So are you "violent" or not? -Only the VIOLENT will take the kingdom in this hour. -God has spoken this for years.
There are some on this List who have been "waiting" for so long that to get out of their "peace-time" mode would takes a lightning bolt and a "shaking" far beyond what is healthy. I find it sad that it is not just the CHURCHES that need a good "shake" but some of us so-called 'Revival' types as well! There are some here who are about as "violent" as marshmallows. It is high time for that to change.
To those who say that we should still be in "waiting" mode, I pose this simple question: When does the 'wait' end? When entire generations have been lost? When millions upon millions sitting in our churches are eternally ruined? When the gays and transvestites and New Agers have so taken over that they possess the very gates of our cities? Is the devil to "take the youngest" forever?
I love the Scripture from the story of David and Goliath that says, "And David spoke to the men that stood near him, saying, What shall be done to the man who kills this Philistine and takes away the reproach from Israel? For who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the Living God?" (1 Sam 17:26). And the record tells us that with no Armour and with 5 smooth stones as his only weapon, David RAN FULL-TILT towards that Philistine, to see His God avenged and his people's reproach removed.
We hear a lot about people with "a heart like David" in these last days. Let me tell you - David was a man of WAR. A man of 'violence'. A man of action. He would not put up with His God being put to an open shame. I wonder where the Lord will find His "Davids" today?
We live in one of the darkest hours in the history of our planet. "As it was in the days of Noah and Lot" declares the Scripture, and so it rapidly becomes. So where is the light shining in this darkness? Is it you? Is it me? Or do we slumber on?
Some of us have been "waiting" for 20 years for the 'right time' (-me included). Are we never to act at all? Do we just "float" on, excusing our lack of urgency and burden with the trite reply that we are "waiting on the Lord"? Will such feeble reasonings ever find a hearing in the courts of God?
There is a battle raging. It has never ceased. It is the battle for the hearts and souls of men. Let the
"spectators" and idle onlookers clear the field. Let those without courage or urgency or burden retire from the scene. It is time for God's "mighty men of valor" to come forth. The hour is late and the time will soon arrive when no man can work. "In season and out of season" said Paul, and it is time for us to heed his words. If ever there was an hour for the "Gideon's 300" it is now.
Years ago God spoke these words to me: "WHO DARES
WINS". -It is not enough to simply pray. For many have prayed and yet not
taken the kingdom. And neither is it enough to prophesy. For many have brought
endless "words" and yet the kingdom remains undisturbed. The phrase
"Who DARES Wins" is the motto of the British SAS - men of action who
operate behind enemy lines and who revel in courage and fighting spirit. So it
will be with the great end-times Army of God.
If you don't have the stomach for it, hang back and do nothing. Nobody will notice. But let the mighty ones of God arise in this hour. Let those who have been prepared of God in the caves and the deserts come forth. You have awaited a trumpet blast. Do you not hear it?
Gird up your loins, you mighty men. Prepare for war. Let the armies of the enemy tremble. Arm of the Living God, put on strength! The Lord is about to arise and scatter His enemies. Can you not scent the blood in the air?
-With these words I place the trumpet to my mouth and give a loud cry on this day - June 9th, 2004. It is time for the mighty ones of God to come forth.
God bless you all.
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