“…WAKE UP THE MIGHTY MEN…” by Pastor Don Rogers.
PRAYER TO WAKE UP THE MIGHTY MEN TO WAR IN THE SPIRIT!
“Proclaim ye this among the Gentiles; Prepare war, wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near; let them come up” (Joel 3:9).
God has declared His Church as entering a season of war! This is a warring season for the advancement of His kingdom resources. It is for the exercising of faith over long-term demonic forces and strongholds that will withdraw from the people of God. This is a warring season to bring back backsliders. It is for the advancement of church resources. God is teaching us to war with faith and action together.
God has called mighty men to war in the Spirit, in faith! “Men that have hazarded their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Acts 15:26). The definition of “hazard,” as referred to in this verse, means imminent peril; unavoidable trouble; dangerous situations that could lead to disaster; the absence or lack of predictability. This is how warring in faith works; it becomes aggressive and non-negotiable; it becomes explosive and reckless.
Warring faith starts with brokenness and surrendering your will to the kingdom business of God! God has to break us like the fishes and the loaves in order to share us with others, because selfishness dominates the will of man if it is not broken. Brokenness can sometimes leave scars.
Gideon lived in false security in a cave all because of brokenness. He was called to war and God healed him. God says you’ve been healed of old war scars and wounds. It’s time to take risks again, for we hazard our lives for the name of Jesus Christ. Be healed of self-inflicted wounds and the wounds of others.
The warring Spirit of Jesus is confronting. We must confront and pray against opposing spirits.
A sleeping dormant spirit. Pray that God will wake up mighty men to war in the Spirit
The spirit of discouragement—deferred hope—wounded from others
The spirit of fear
Unclean tormenting spirits
Prepare for war. It’s time for the warring season! “The Rock, his work is perfect; For all his ways are justice: A God of faithfulness and without iniquity, Just and right is he” (Deuteronomy 32:4).
Pastor Don Rogers
The Pentecostals of Wisconsin
Wisconsin District Prayer Coordinator
(Information from: Prayer Connect Newsletter – World Network of Prayer – firstname.lastname@example.org)