As the 5th and final "official" Battle for Canada assignment closed I pondered the story of the journey and here are some of my take-aways from my musings...
In January 2017 the Lord spoke through His prophets that a darkness was coming in 2020, and that we were close to losing the Harvest. He also spoke about the need for five national
gatherings that He would lead by His Holy Spirit and that the last one would be in Winnipeg.
Then in January 2018 a dream was released about gold coins or empty wheel chairs and a
darkness for three generations and CSA Ministries was called to Intercession ten months before the first battle would happen for Canada. God was calling and awakening intercessors to rise up and we accepted His assignment. Repentance, praise, worship and being led by the Holy Spirit was key along with revelation and spiritual warfare.
Now the fifth and final battle has been accomplished, targets met for this assignment, and we obeyed God in what we were called to do. One of the fruits of this obedience and completing what we started from beginning to end was what I walked away with as I came home. There is a reward for obedience. I believe we are about to experience that reward as it is upon us. Deuteronomy 30:20 says, “And love God, your God, listening obediently to Him, firmly embracing Him. Oh Yes, He is life itself, a long life settled on the soil that God, your God, promised to give to your ancestors, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.”
The word RESOLVE comes to me. There was a strengthening in my core. I know I am not the
only one who experienced this. We have yet to see the manifestation of all that was done but we have a knowing because we know our God and how good He is and you can never fight against God and win. This knowing has gone deeper, wider, higher and longer than we have ever known before.
This morning I was reading in Romans 4:19-25 from the Message Bible:
Abraham didn’t focus on his own impotence and say, “It’s hopeless. This one-hundred year old body could never father a child.” Nor did he survey Sarah’s decades of infertility and give up. He didn’t tiptoe around God’s promises asking cautiously skeptical questions. He plunged into the promise and came up strong, ready for God, sure that God would make good on what He said. That’s why it was said, “Abraham was declared fit before God by trusting to set him right.”
But it’s not just Abraham; it’s also us! The same thing gets said about us when we embrace and believe the One who brought Jesus to life when the conditions were equally hopeless. Jesus' sacrifice made us fit for God, set us right with God.
God raised us up and trained us for battle in intercession and many responded to the call. We learned to fight the lions and bears in our private moments and invisible times when no one was looking. God strengthened us and readied us for those Goliath moments where we know beyond any doubt that with God we will win the battle and have the victory.
As we go forward now we will not let doubt win, because we are embracing the future with faith, as if walking on water with Jesus!
Contributor: Nellie O'Hara
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