The Victory of Valor Fearless Faith
by Bobby Conner
June 25, 2013
The entire world is poised for swift, radical change. It is imperative that the Church embraces and fully receives a bold anointing. This anointing will aid us in formulating preparations for influencing our culture. We are to be catalysts of extreme changes. We are to function as salt and light to a sin-darkened world (see Matt.5:13). The Spirit of God is calling forth dread champions; this is not a time for passive, non-committed Christianity. We are called to become the bold, passionate, and powerful end-time army that confronts compromise and raises the standard ever higher. In this season, the Spirit of the Lord is releasing true confidence to stand strong (see Josh. 1:7-9).
We are in a time of swift advancement and acceleration. The Spirit of God will set things in order, bringing about divine purpose. A “fullness-of-time” moment has come in the Spirit realm. Heaven is declaring “awake awake!” It is time for advancement. Heaven’s host stands ready to move, aiding all who seek to establish the King in His Kingdom (see Heb.1:14). Deeper insight about the throne of God and the God of the throne will be revealed during this time period.
The Spirit of the Lord is calling for the Lord’s army to arise, taking hold of the Kingdom with true spiritual power and force. Remember, the Lord stated that forceful saints would take the Kingdom of Heaven. “And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and violent men take it by force” (Matt. 11:12 NASB). It is not by might or by our by our human spirits, but only by the Spirit of the Lord. The Scripture declares it: “Then He said to me: ‘This is the word of the LORD saying, “Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,” says the LORD of hosts’” (Zech. 4:6 NASB).
Battles will increase; however, the victories will be overwhelming. The Body of Christ will begin to experience awesome breakthroughs in unity and restoration, resulting in displays of grace and power. I am excited for the fulfillment of the words of Psalm 133:
Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious oil upon the head, coming down upon the beard, even Aaron’s beard, coming down upon the edge of his robes. It is like the dew of Hermon coming down upon the mountains of Zion; for there the LORD commanded the blessing—life forever (Ps. 133:1-3 NASB).
We must never confuse our abilities with God’s anointing. We are mighty, not in our own strength, but in the Lord’s power and might. It is only by the power of God’s Spirit that we are enabled to overcome the schemes of the enemy. Truly we are called into the Kingdom of God for such a time as this.
These are exciting days of conquest and confrontation, of building and battling. We stand at the very threshold of the greatest revival the world has ever seen. The foe is poised, doing all he can to stop this coming move of God. Now is the time for us to stand strong and straight and be counted for righteousness sake. The Lord has issued an ultimate command. It is unmistakably clear. As followers of Christ, we are to be bold, brave, and extremely courageous. As the Scripture declares in the Book of Joshua:
Now it came about after the death of Moses the servant of the LORD that the LORD spoke to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ servant, saying, “Moses My servant is dead; now therefore arise, cross this Jordan, you and all this people, to the land which I am giving to them, to the sons of Israel. Every place on which the sole of your foot treads, I have given it to you, just as I spoke to Moses. From the wilderness and this Lebanon, even as far as the great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and as far as the Great Sea toward the setting of the sun will be your territory. No man will be able to stand before you… (Josh. 1:1-5 NASB).
Not only has Almighty God called us to be brave and courageous, but He has also commissioned us for these important days. We need to be prepared for conquest that brings about a swift and sure change. God’s plan for His people is the plan of victory, not defeat (see Jer. 29:11). We are called and commissioned to be overcomers (see Rom.8:37). Though this may seem intimidating to some, the reality is that deep within the soul of every true Christian beats the heart of an overcomer. The word overcomer suggests a victory after a hard struggle. We are to be strong and willing warriors.
Now is the time for the troops of the Lord to volunteer willingly (see Ps. 110:3). We are to become history-makers and world-changers. God has determined the exact time of our births. Truly, each one of us is in the Kingdom for such a time as this (see Esther 4:14). We must never forget that the Kingdom is in us for such a time as this. Think about it. We had absolutely nothing to do with the timing of our births. It’s God’s plan. Looking forward to this day, He determined that we would be great tools in His hands to fashion the Kingdom of God.
God has confidence in us. It is Him working in us, both to will and to do His good pleasure (see Phil. 2:13). And as we discover in Luke 12:32, the Father’s good pleasure is to give us the power of His Kingdom. These are decisive days of destiny, when God is calling each of us to arise and take our stand for righteousness. We must respond, allowing the Holy Spirit to empower and equip us for lives filled and overflowing with divine power and victorious valor (see 1 John 4:4).
~sometimes I just gotta write~