”…your servants will pass over, every man armed for war before the Lord to battle…” [Numbers 32:27 AMP]
When Christ rose up from His knees amid the agony of the Olive grove he was prepared for the battle ahead! This was no passive acceptance – this was determined dedication to go through the battle of the ages – and WIN! This is the faith that overcomes the world -then and now!
No battle ship launches into the deep without every man being at his post and fully prepared. This determined, dedicated attitude has been honed in the fires of affliction, prepared by paying the cost. There is no free ride to freedom and no free handouts of God’s Kingdom inheritance! To possess the land every man must be armed for war and ready to die. “And they have overcome, conquered him by means of the blood of the Lamb and by the utterance of their testimony, for they did not love and cling to life even when faced with death”. [Revelation 12:11 AMP]
To die is to surrender to One greater than oneself and thereby become as men armed for war before the Lord to battle. Corporate anointing is dependent upon the Isaacs of our lives being surrendered on the altar of sacrifice into the Lord’s Holy Army. The Isaacs are the blessing that has been given to us as Spirit filled believers. It is the life that sustains us, the ministry birthed in us, and the calling that has chosen us.
“To die for the truth is not to die merely for one’s faith, or one’s country; it is to die for the world. Their blood is shed in confirmation of the nobles’ claim – the claim to feed upon immortal truth, to walk with God, and be divinely free.” [William Cowper]
Further Reading: Numbers 32:25-42; Psalm 29; Proverbs 20:17-30