Friends, hope you are having a great memorial weekend. I just felt to release this word here even before I continue the fruit series. The presence and the glory of God is refreshing, gives clarity, power and understanding ( Psalm 71: and I challenge you wherever you are any time of the day to constantly be hosting his presence, engaging your precious faith in him and therefore your victory. As I was in this afternoon, I sensed to release this word to stir up your faith,resist every oppression the enemy because your faith is the ultimate victory and the enemy is wrestling for it but he can’t have it. So rise up to take up the shield of faith, leaning in on the promises of the Lord, understanding He has sworn by himself to honour his word towards you. The wrestling you sense is often a battle for your faith, so that you may give up BUT Christ is actually interceding for us as he is seated with the father and he does not want your faith to fail, neither does he want you to buy into self-works to earn his power and deliverance but he wants you to build up your most holy faith.
Faith is actually the shield, not the prayer.Prayer does build your faith. Likewise the word fuels your faith and so on.The ultimate purpose of spiritual engagements is the building of your most holy faith. the end of all things is the preservation of your faith that it might not fail. Your faith is so precious
(These are the reference notes from the time with the father. Eat his word:
Ephesians 6:16— In addition to all of these, Hold UP the Shield of Faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil
Luke 22:32— But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail.
Romans 10:1-12— Brethren, my heart desire and prayer is that they might be saved. For i bear witness that they have a certain zeal and enthusiasm for God but it is not enlightened and according to correct and vital knowledge
Hebrews 11: 33— Who by faith 1.subdued kingdoms 2. administered justice 3. obtained Promised blessings(this is different from THE Promise in vs. 39-40 which is Christ, because God had us in mind– in a future covenant- so that the cited heroes and heroines of faith should not come to perfection apart from us)
1 John 5:4— For every child of God defeats this evil world, and we achieve this victory through our faith.
Jude 1:20— But you, dear friends, must continue to build your most holy faith for your own benefit.
Christ knows all you need in this very hour and remain anchored in the immutability of his word which was written by the inspiration of the holy spirit. Even now build up your most holy faith by praying in the holy spirit and anchoring yourself in his word and releasing the word of the Lord by your confession.
Holy spirit is working alongside you, the believer, to bring forth the finished Christ has wrought: get into the habit of just hosting his presence day in and day out and locking yourself into the immutable word of his.