• Christopher A. Gore

The War Between Light & Darkness, Intercessors Arise in God’s Glory

Updated: Sep 27, 2019

Reposted from September 2018 More Than Enough Newsletter

Never before has the battle line been drawn in the Spirit realm with such clarity. Light versus darkness and good versus evil. There is a constant pulling, tugging, and sometimes even ripping that occurs from all of the changes that are occurring behind the scenes. Many of

those on the front lines are experiencing warfare on an unprecendented level.

Now is not the time to surrender. Now is the time to stand your ground and fight in prayer like never before. We must always stand in faith knowing that our God will be there to help and to guide us through the battle and into His victory.

“And the Lord said, “Simon, Simon!

Indeed, Satan has asked for

you, that he may sift you as wheat.

But I have prayed for you, that

your faith should not fail; and

when you have returned to Me,

strengthen your brethren.”

But he said to Him, “Lord, I am

ready to go with You, both to prison

and to death.” Then He said, “I

tell you, Peter, the rooster shall not

crow this day before you will deny

three times that you know Me.”

{Luke 22: 31 - 34 (NKJV)}

When you have returned to Me, strengthen your brethren. Jesus said this to Peter before he fell. I am not predicting the defeat of the intercessors because I know that God will be with us. I am sensing that a critical part of the lessons that we are to learn in this season have to

come from recognizing our own weaknesses.

The instruction that Jesus gave Peter should be heeded by all in this hour. Jesus told Peter that you are about to mess up. But Jesus did it in such away that it provided Peter a clear and distinct path back to Him. We need to allow the Spirit of God to point out our weaknesses. Not for the purposes of wallowing in these weaknesses but to understand that we cannot do this on our own. It’s not a sin to be weak. It can become a sin if we are not watchful to remember that our help comes from the Lord and not the strength of flesh.

We must learn to put strength aside and grow in total reliance upon the Father to give us what we need when we need it. This is a form of pride that can creep in if we are not paying close attention to ourselves. When we don’t put our pride under the blood and submit all

that we know under the blood of Jesus Christ it could lead to a fall. On this level walking in the presumption that our strength will carry us is the beginning of a fall.

Sometimes, a fall is necessary to refocus us so that we can stir clear of relying upon flesh. If we can avoid the fall, then we should. You cannot accomplish anything apart from God. All of us are strong in many areas of our lives and that strength is not a bad thing unless you allow it to blind you to the areas that you are weak in.

Battles are going to come. We will be in many fights in the days ahead as God uses us to wage war for Him against the enemy. Never allow the enemy the ability to blind you to truth. Never allow ourself to think that you have accomplished any victory because you have not. All victories come from the Father and because of this there are gonna be times when the Father will allow for you to be challenged to the very core of who you are.

Peter was put to such a challenge. The intercesors in this hours are being put to such a challenge. We must lean upon Christ and not the arm of flesh. It doesn’t matter whether that flesh is our brother or sister who is trying to help us through a battle or if that flesh is our reliance upon our self-will and self-determination to get us through the moment.

It’s flesh and flesh will fail everytime.

I believe that this is the message that Jesus was communicating to Peter in this intimate moment in Luke 22. He was not trying to put him down or condemn him. He was teaching him a very important lesson that we all must learn.

“So I answered and spoke to the

angel who talked with me, saying,

“What are these, my lord?” Then

the angel who talked with me answered

and said to me, “Do you

not know what these are?” And

I said, “No, my lord.” So he answered

and said to me:

“This is the word of the Lord to

Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor

by power, but by My Spirit,’ Says

the Lord of hosts. ‘Who are you, O

great mountain? Before Zerubbabel

you shall become a plain! And

he shall bring forth the capstone

With shouts of “Grace, grace to

it!” ’ ”

Moreover the word of the Lord came to me, saying: “The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this temple; His hands shall also finish it. Then you will know that the Lord of hosts has sent Me to you. For who has despised the day of small things?

For these seven rejoice to see the plumb line in the hand of Zerubbabel.

They are the eyes of the Lord, which scan to and fro throughout the whole earth.” {Zechariah 4: 4 - 10 (NKJV)}

Notice the honesty of Zehariah when asked by the angel what he saw in the vision. Zechariah was quick to say, “I don’t know” We need to be the same way. This level of openness allows for us to become super dependent upon the Holy Spirit to reveal to us what we need to know when we need to know it.

Zechariah’s lack of presumption and reliance upon himself opened the doorway for God to speak and move in his situation. The Spirit spoke and said that what Zehariah started he will finish. I believe that God is saying the same thing to us in this hour with tihs stipulaion.

You will finish what you started as long and you rely upon the Spirit to do the works.

Jesus knows right now that many of us are being sifted in as my Pastor says, “One of the finest, smallest sifters, ever made” but when God is done and we return from this sifting we need to strenghten our brethren. Strengthen them with knowledge of God’s grace and mercy. Strengthen them with the evidence that comes from a trusting relationship with Him.

“Even though He slay me, yet I will trust Him.” {Job 13: 15 (NKJV)}

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