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Message from the Monthly Flyer August 2017

Take the city

2 Corinthians 10:4-6 – NKJV – “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, and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.“

Daniel 11:32b – KJV – But the people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits.

The Bible describes various occasions where entire cities were taken and conquered for the glory of God.

Solomon is taught, after the construction and dedication of God's temple, that humility and genuine prayer of repentance on behalf of our cities would bring the favor of God and thereby also healing to the land. 2 Chronicles 7:14 - NKJV - If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
Build and fightThis is demonstrated when the cupbearer Nehemiah was driven into an inadvertent time of prayer and fasting, on behalf of his city and people, after learning of the appalling state that Jerusalem was in. The thought of seeing the once glorious city, the very place where Almighty God said He would put His name, reduced to rubble and ruin, kept Nehemiah awake at night, praying that God may restore the city again. God blessed Nehemiah with great favour in order to accomplish the great task of rebuilding the broken down walls of Jerusalem, while facing constant opposition. All the enemies' plans were foiled and fostered an even greater determination to restore the city amongst all the people. Proverbs 16:7 - ESV - "When a man's ways please the Lord, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him".

God does not require an army in order to accomplish His will. In more recent history; the great Welsh as well as the North American Revival at the beginning of the 20th century, show that mere individuals endued with the blueprint of God's heartbeat are perfectly adequate to do exploits and take our city for God!

The command to go into all the world and make disciples was not a hopeful last wish to a few remaining disciples, but the Bible suggests that it is sure force-majeure, concurring to God's master plan. (Mt. 24:14, Acts 2:17)

The enormous walls of Jericho may have looked like a challenging enemy. Nevertheless, when Joshua followed God's plan, those great walls were suddenly no match and Jericho was taken by only the obedient marching of the people. 2 Corinthians 10:4 - KJV - "The weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty through God, to the pulling down of strongholds..." "... (6b) when your obedience is complete".

Jericho was not Israel's destiny, but just one of many small obstructions in the bigger long-term plan of God. What seemed to be a painful obstacle in mans eyes, turned out to be a stepping-stone to greater faith in God.

As we try to do the best we can, God will do that which we cannot do. He will turn the wiles of the enemy to our advantage and will even take us beyond the limits of our rationality, as we obey and follow His master plan. For with God all things are possible. Therefore let us not be weary in well doing for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not! GOD will give the increase (Galatians 6:9)! sa

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