“Strategies of the Lord” – Time To Act by Steve Martin
“Then they told David, saying, “Look, the Philistines are fighting against Keilah, and they are robbing the threshing floors.” Therefore David inquired of the Lord, saying, “Shall I go and attack these Philistines?” And the Lord said to David, “Go and attack the Philistines, and save Keilah.”
1 Samuel 23:1-2, NKJV
Strategies of the Lord are vital if we are going to succeed against the plans of the enemy. Before we can just march into battle, we must seek the Living God of Israel and inquire of Him.
This is done in prayer. Foundational and strategic prayer.
As the newly formed CAFI (Christian Agency For Israel) team gathered in Lakeland, Florida on Aug. 1, 2020, our primary topic of discussion during this vital meeting was to further lay the solid foundation, with the establishment of a worldwide prayer network. By seeking the Lord as to how to build another vital layer of building stone, with prayer and praise, we understood it would take His counsel and imparted wisdom for it to be accomplished.
Before one can move out into the things of God, one must move into the heart of God. His mind will then be revealed to us. It delights Him to do so.
David achieved mighty victories, as shared so openly in the Word of God. He inquired of the Lord. He sought His battle plan. The Lord has one already, you know. David then moved accordingly as he was told to do.
And notice the clear instruction the Lord gave him. What? “Go and attack.” Who? “The Philistines.” Why? “To save Keilah.”
These were not vague thoughts from the Lord, leaving David wondering. They were exact, clearly understood directives as to what, who, and why. We can receive those too.
The Holy Spirit, Ruach HaKodesh, knows the plans of the Lord, for He is God, part of the Trinity. As we take the necessary time and energy to seek the will of the Father, the Holy Spirit will reveal His heart, His mind, His strategy to us. That is what our God does.
Many times, throughout Scripture the Lord gives us examples of others who sought God, as they pursued His plan for their life, their family, their city, their nation. We too must do the same for our time and our generations.
Anything done for the Lord must start with having His agenda, not ours, and knowing how to discern and walk it out. He wants us to know His will. It is not to be a holy kept secret that only He knows. When He reveals the map we are to follow, with specific streets, signs, and obstacles along the way, we will walk in His steps He has already laid out before us. It will come to us through prayer, daily and focused communication with Him.
The Lord is establishing His eternal plan. He is putting together those committed to knowing and following after His agenda. He knows it all. He wants us to share in this, and we can, as we give ourselves to seeking His face.
Big plans in the Lord’s kingdom need the proper foundation laid down for the big building that will follow. Upon the solid rock and not any sinking sand. Knowing His strategies in the construction of the building, and the offensive and defensive strategies for engagement in the warfare that will always come, are available to us.
The Father did and continues to do His work. Yeshua did what His Father showed Him to do. The Father showed Him everything He was doing when Jesus walked among us, and His Holy Spirit, Ruach HaKodesh, will show us even greater things as He continues to do so now.
“Therefore, Yeshua said this to them: “Yes, indeed! I tell you that the Son cannot do anything on his own, but only what he sees the Father doing; whatever the Father does, the Son does too. For the Father loves the Son and shows him everything he does; and he will show him even greater things than these, so that you will be amazed.” John 5:19-21, Complete Jewish Bible
Let us inquire of Him and discover His strategies before and during our going forth in His courage, power, and wisdom.
It is time to act on that which we had been taught over these recent decades, much needed now for this hour.
Ahava and shalom,
Steve Martin, Love For His People Founder/President
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Time To Act #14 – in the year of our Lord 08.02.2020 – “Strategies of the Lord” Sunday, 5:30 am in Lakeland, Florida USA
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