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“Samurai Dog says:”

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I am a Samurai dog because I am devoted and loyal to my master. Spell doG backwards and what do you get? God’s

people must also live lives of loyalty and devotion. The spiritual Samurai messages that follow are a very important

word for our day. Do not be left in the dark as to what God is doing. 7 years of plenty, and 7 years of famine. Do we have

the wisdom of Joseph to do in a spiritual way, what he did in a physical way? How do we make sure we store enough

oil for our lamps to make it through the 7 year famine? My master says this is what this blog site will be devoted to

from now on. I hope we all learn to be Winter Soldiers. Please read Parts 1 & 2 of “Why a Samurai Vision”.

 

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Readers Beware!

 

I can hardly believe it, but there are people out there who just click the “LIKE” button in hopes of gaining readers for themselves!

BEWARE!!!

If you don’t believe me, just check my previous “POST” along with the “likes” and “comments”, and you will see! They do not actually read what they say they like! What other motive could there be?

SHAME! SHAME!

CAUGHT!

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“The Living Sword”

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” (John 1:1)

“And the Word was made flesh…” (John 1:14)

Jesus was the Word first, and then took on flesh, whereas we were flesh first, now trying to become the Word!

Have you thought about that? Have you thought about our spiritual journey, is the journey of Christ in reverse! He started in heaven and came to earth. We started on earth and are going to heaven. He walked in Spirit first, but we walked in flesh, and now seek to walk in Spirit! He has the mind of Christ, we have an earthly mind seeking the mind of Christ.

So what is this Samurai for Christ thing? What does it mean to be Samurai for Christ, or a Samurai of Light?

IT MEANS SIMPLY THIS: > You are flesh with a very strong desire, devotion, dedication, and determination, TO BECOME THE WORD!

“And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:” (Eph. 6:17)

…and the Word was made flesh? Can flesh become Word? Supernaturally it has already happened, but how much can we manifest it now? Even as the earth waits for the manifestations of the sons of God!

We have been given a sword, and we are to become the sword. When Jesus told Peter that those who live by the sword will die by the sword, was he really saying for us to have nothing to do with swords? (Matt. 26:52) I THINK HE WAS ASKING US TO CHOOSE WHICH SWORD WE WOULD DIE BY! (And live by.)

Jesus, himself, as our great example, lived, died, and resurrected by the Sword of God, God’s Word! Jesus lived and died by the Spirit Sword!

And who could forget his famous words of: “Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.” (Matt. 10:34)

We are the Bride of the Lamb, but we are a Samurai Bride. We have married into a holy and sacred Sword having power against all that is evil, and our Husband is also our Lord and Master. We seek mastery. The word Samurai means > “One who serves”.

I did not expect to share what I am about to. A year or so ago, I actually declared war on the devil. I don’t know if that sounds silly to you, or not, but that is what I did. Now realize, declaring war on somebody is not a small thing to do! This goes beyond just trying to be a good Christian and eventually make it to heaven. In the name of Jesus I decided to go to war! My life has not been the same since.

Two months ago I developed a back injury and have not worked since the beginning of this year. As a truck driver, loading and unloading my trailer is very physical work. An MRI reveals I need to see a neurosurgeon. However, during this time I have been able to do so much more for God!

I’m 58 years old now, and our five children are finally raised. Now it is just me and the little lady, know what I mean? I do not want to spend the golden years of my life simply working all the time so I can eat out more or drive a new truck. I want my golden years to truly be golden! God’s gold!

Driving a truck required long and hard hours. I may not go back. I have declared war on the devil and you may find me serving coffee at Starbucks if that enables me to do more for the Kingdom of God!

Two-thirds of my life is likely over. I have three books I am currently working on, and a possible connection for each. The three books are entitled: > 1) “God’s Bounty Hunter” 2) “The Sword Maker”, and 3) “Grandpa and the Little Samurai”.  This last one is a children’s book.

I was in a lot of pain the whole month of January, but wrote books just the same, books born out of pain. My body has improved but not enough to work. I’ve already explored a lot of things, a chiropractor worked on me for two weeks with no change whatsoever. I have other things I am doing, so I’m not looking for more advice here, believe me, everyone seems to know what I need to do, but I know God has me right where he wants me, and I have declared war!

I will eventually be able to work whatever job God knows I need. There is no doubt in my mind about that. The anointing on my life has grown during this time. I preached last Sunday and God moved in a powerful way. While my financial income has dropped off in a very serious way, the anointing of God on my life has increased in a very serious way.

Happy, happy, happy! I am a man at war. I serve a Master, and his name is, Jesus! He is Love’s greatest warrior. He is King of righteousness, and he is my champion. He has given me a beautiful Sword to live by. I am a spiritual Samurai. My Sword is my life, and my life is my Sword.

Perhaps soon, I will be saying, “Silver and gold have I none.” But I am happy, happy, happy, because my life is about arresting the devil, and during this time I have been watching that grow! I will make the devil wish he never touched me, as God turns the devil’s evil into my good! Praise my Lord forever. Amen!

In the meantime, I feel this Samurai message very strongly. I believe a move of God is close at hand, and indeed, already starting. God needs his people to know how to fight the good fight of faith, and not be entangled in the things of this world. What I am saying is this. I intend to keep writing this Samurai of Light message. If you find something in these words that helps to inspire you for this holy battle in which we live, then please let other people know about this site, “The Living Sword”. For that is what God has called us to be.

God is not in to making swords of steel, but he is in to making living Swords of flesh and blood, who walk after the Spirit, and not the flesh. Amen.

Be blessed, you all.

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“Weak towards God”

“…for when I am weak, then am I strong.”    Signed: Apostle Paul / II Cor. 12:10

Before we go farther into this, let me confirm this is still a samurai message about mastery. We do not understand that if we want to be strong against Satan, we must be weak towards God.

What do I mean by that?

We’ve got to stop resisting God. We’ve got to recognize spiritual pride in our life. We’ve got to be able to pray, “Thy will be done”, and mean it. We need to humble ourself in prayer. We need to understand that obedience is better than sacrifice. Why do you say to me, Lord, Lord, and yet you do not do what I say? We are not weak towards God, we resist God, and then the devil defeats us because we are as a ronin samurai without a master, who does not know what it means to not be his own.

“Submit yourselves therefore unto God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”  (James 4:7)

God resist the proud. I do not mean to write a lot on this in this article, because I have already written on this extensively if you simply go up to the header bar and click on “X-Superman”. My new understanding of what it means to be weak towards God has been opening incredible doors for me. I cannot recommend the “X-Superman” articles highly enough. But I will leave you with this one more very powerful scripture.

“For behold this selfsame thing, that ye sorrowed after a godly sort, what carefulness it wrought in you, yea, what clearing of yourselves, yea, what indignation, yea, what fear, yea, what vehement desire, yea, what zeal, yea, what revenge!” (II Cor. 7:11)

Be sure to study that scripture closely because you should see a stairway to higher living in that verse, but notice where it starts. It starts in a place weak towards God, but ends in a powerful vengeance trail! We must be careful not to skip a single step in that holy staircase. If you want to know more, the “X-Superman” button awaits you. What does it mean to be a Samurai Bride?

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“Metaphor”

I have always found a good metaphor to be a powerful force in my life, and so, I have one to share with others who feel the same.

This is an invitation to enjoy what it means to be Samurai for Christ! If you love your Bible, and stories of heroes, lessons of virtue and honor, if you love Samurai Swords, and the idealistic idea of what the Samurai stood for, then please visit my site and enjoy the many parallels and symbolisms I hope to share!

Presently we have been looking at what it means to be “Ronin”, and what it means to seek mastery. There are many inspiring spiritual lessons to be had. Yes, this is a commercial, of sorts, just putting the word out there, in the blogosphere, there is a place you can go and enjoy the world of a good Samurai metaphor! I call it “The Living Sword”!

Hope we see you soon!

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“I’m not Ronin”

If you have followed this site for a while, you know there has been a Samurai sword, along with a Bible, on the dash of my truck for a long time. I made changes during the last half of last year, and coming into 2014, I have felt challenged of God to take it up another notch. In my book, “The Last Christmas of Jonah Joe”, I wrote about what it means to be Samurai for Christ. Because of the “cowboy theme” of this site I have not shared my thoughts about a spiritual Samurai here. I have kept it to a minimum, even though it may have slipped in a little now and then, but in 2014 the sword is off the dash and in my hands!

Scripture calls the Bible, the Sword of the Spirit!

Jesus said that his words were Spirit!

He also said he had not come to send peace, but a sword!

I think most of us know that the pen truly is mightier than the sword, because words are as a sword, a mightier sword that penetrates mind and spirit, not just flesh! People will die for what they believe in. Give a large group of people a true and just cause to believe in and they will defeat many swords while pursuing the “words” that have become alive in their heart, soul, and mind! To be a word smithy either in speech or written, is to be a sword master, a sword like none other. With words we move the hearts of the masses.

We have a sword that comes out of our mouth, the Word of God, and depending on how well we know and live that word determines whether the devil even knows your name, or not. Maybe you don’t want the devil to know your name? Well, you see, I do! And I challenge the readers of this blog to dare to want the same. To take up God’s sword and not be afraid to speak it, preach it, teach it, write it, and live it! To be Samurai for Christ, a devoted and dedicated lifestyle leading to great exploits in our God.

A Ronin was a Samurai without a master, a masterless Samurai. A Samurai lived to serve. His life was his sword and his sword was dedicated to a master. To be without a master was considered to be shameful, a disgrace. Many people today take pride in being a masterless Samurai, but in the old ways, and the old code, it was not so.

I am not Ronin! I have a sword, and a Master I love and serve.

In setting the new theme for this site in 2014, I believe a shift has come in the wind. Duck Dynasty is a sign of that shift, and here is the thought I want to leave with you. Jesus said in Matthew 6:24 >

“No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other.”

There are plenty of sites inviting you to love God, but I am inviting you to also hate the devil.

Have you ever thought about that half of the equation? How much do you hate the devil? Do you hate him enough to want him to know your name? If he knows you it is because you are not weak in your faith, you are not hiding, but you have taken up God’s holy sword, trained yourself in it, and you do things! Think about all the pain, hunger, heartache, and suffering that he is at the root of in this world, and rise up in righteous anger against your enemy. He may come to you in many different faces, but they are not your enemy, they are victims we seek to save, Satan is the enemy.

I believe there is still a place for righteous anger today. I do not believe God’s word teaches that righteous anger has passed away, but it does have to be controlled, by a child of God who has trained himself in the old ways. I enjoy a good fire in my soul. The time of lukewarm Christians are passing!

We know what it means to love God, but I think we have yet to catch the vision of what it means to hate the devil, and use that righteous fire as motivation to spoil the strong man’s house! Think about it. If we truly love people, we will understand  how important it is for all of us to be about our Father’s business in binding the devil. First we bind, and then we spoil.

I realize this is not typical Christian teaching. If you hope to rescue someone, you have to attack whatever the threat to them is. This is about being  a Rescue Ranger for somebody, and joining them in attacking the devil in their behalf. Our God has provided a living sword for this spiritual warfare. Always be seeking more of the Holy Spirit in your life, that you may wage a good warfare. Amen.

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“The Mouth Speaketh!”

SUBTITLE: “THE WAY THINGS WORK”

We spoke of , James, the half-brother of, Jesus, and what he may have observed and learned while growing up in the same family. James speaks very boldly about the affect our tongue has on the course of nature! Be sure to read the previous article to this one: “Intelligent Design?”

Can the words we speak really be any more than simply breath and sound? According to the way scripture reveals God has designed things, words and faith are everything! Let me add one more caveat from James, of which we will speak more about soon, but according to this half-brother of our Lord, FAITH without WORKS is DEAD! So when we speak of faith, we are also speaking of works. (More on this later.) For now, let us compare what James has said, to what Christ taught in Matthew 12: 33-37 >

33.) “A tree is identified by its fruit. If a tree is good, its fruit will be good. If a tree is bad, its fruit will be bad.”

Consider: Fruit is the product a tree produces. It is the issue of its life. We are talking about what is produced, even as our life will always be producing things. Now notice how Jesus immediately begins to relate what we produce to what comes out of our mouth! Notice the direct connection.

34.) “You brood of snakes! How could evil men like you SPEAK what is good and right? FOR WHATEVER IS IN YOUR HEART DETERMINES WHAT YOU SAY.”

King James says> “Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.”

Consider: Do you want to know what is in someone in abundance? Give them free reign to talk! I experience this all the time at work. People know I am a Christian, and most people will make an effort to control the things they say while around me. But I am not deaf, and I hear what they really want to talk about when they are around their “buddies”! The abundance of the heart begins to come out! Now remember, James says that our words are like the bit in a horses mouth! They create pictures in our head! These pictures become our vision, and we go where we are looking! We are playing with the fabric of the universe in a detrimental way! Jesus says that our words indicate what we are producing! AND YOU ARE PRODUCING YOUR FUTURE!!!

Take a moment here to get real honest with yourself. This should be very simple to do. Examine what it is you spend your free time doing, talking about, and thinking about? What is in you in abundance, and how does that compare to what Jesus set as the example of a Christian? You should be able to tell if you are a Christian, or not, by two simple things.

1.) Have you made a sincere profession of Christ, repented of your sins, and asked Christ to save you?

2.) What is the abundance of your heart? Good things? Love? Or selfishness and evil?

These two things should be in agreement, but let’s go on with what Christ said.

35.) “A good person produces good things from the treasury of a good heart, and an evil person produces evil things from the treasury of an evil heart.”

36.) “And I tell you this, you must give an account on judgment day for every idle word you speak.”

37.) “The words you say will either acquit you or condemn you.”

Wow! This is heavy stuff! We are playing with the fabric of our universe! Setting on fire the course of nature! Affecting our eternal future! Notice how Jesus said a good person “produces” good things from the “treasury” of a good heart. And remember, our mouth reveals what is the treasury of our heart! All of this is connected!

But with the bit a horse can be TURNED! And with the small rudder a great ship can be TURNED. And if a man is able to control his tongue he can CONTROL his whole body! Does anybody see a pattern here? Do we realize we can “TAKE CONTROL” by the application of these keys? We don’t have to be RULED by our passions, or ENSLAVED to our circumstances! Begin to fight the good fight of FAITH!

In “Vengeance Trail- page 2”, I spoke of a sheep wearing a cowboy hat, riding a dark horse, and a sword coming out of his mouth! Do you see the connection? Are we ready to TURN things? Are we ready for a fight? Can the tongue be powerful against our enemy, instead of powerful against us? This is the understanding we need to learn!

I’m running out of time again.

3 KEYS: 1.) God created everything out of Words and FAITH. 2.)Therefore, words and faith affect the very fabric of this universe. 3.) The words must have faith, and faith without WORKS is DEAD!

(I’ve got to start ending.) I have alluded to the fact that I am not talking that much about “Positive Confession”, although that is a small part of the big picture. That is the part that THE WORLD understands. As Christians, we are called to much deeper things of the spiritual “design” of this creation.

What happens when you PRAY? What happens when you do not PRAY? What happens when you understand the power of your words when you pray? What happens when you do not understand these things? Do you see how important prayer becomes when you understand the power of words and faith? And when you understand what this creation is made from?

I’ll give you the most powerful WORD in existence! It happens to be a name…JESUS! What happens when you understand how to use that name? What happens when you do not understand how to use that name? Again, do you see how prayer ties in? Also, when we take authority in the name of Jesus, not just in prayer, but at any time God may move upon you!

What might happen when we memorize all of Psalms 91, and we can pray it out of our belly like a fiery  sword coming out of our mouth!!!

What about the “Attitude of Gratitude”?

Yes, this thing goes much deeper than positive confessions. Are you beginning to see endless possibilities? We need an army of sheep whose minds have been saturated in the WORD and a sword comes out of their mouth! A spiritual samurai sheephood! Samurai in Christ! When the devil comes looking for a fight, seeking whom he may devour, lets give him more than he planned on!

AS WE ARE ENDING: I want to go back to how, whatever it is that is in your heart in abundance, those WORDS are painting a picture in your mind, creating your VISION, and we go where we are looking. This is your FUTURE! The VISION begins to motivate us, as God designed it to work! Whether it be to good, or evil! The devil wants to own the “abundance” of your heart. He wants to be the owner of what is in abundance in you! As Proverbs 23:7a says: “As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he:…”

Here is the simple process of words… vision… works…leading to destination. (Pictures following.)

As I have written about, I bought a puppy dog, and the vision in my head was for the dog to be able to go with me “a lot”! So, I began to look at my truck and I asked myself, “What could I do to make my truck fit the vision better?” You see, it can all begin with a question. The “question” formed in my head out of “words”, and my mind went to work on the “question”, answering it with “words” that began to create a picture, of which I put “works” with, thereby, causing a “transition”, a “journey”, that ended up at a “destination”.

The question in my mind created a potential future, but it had not manifested in the physical, yet.

In order for it to go from a vision in my spirit, to a physical manifestation, faith plus works had to be applied. Many times we do this without realizing it, because the “desire” motivates us. We end up putting faith and works towards evil things, even though we think we do not want to do it, and yet, we do! We actually take the steps, and use the keys, to make it happen! At any rate, here are some pictures to illustrate, in very simple form, a process taking place “spiritually”, all the time. I don’t know why God has moved on me so powerfully to write these articles at just this time, but let these “simple” pictures hit home, because this is what is happening continually on this planet of choosing, learning, testing, and speaking.

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Shadow and I pulled the platform out and had a great picnic as the water flowed by. A VISION fulfilled.

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“Samurai Sheep” > Blip!

I am very anxious to get back to the message of the “Samurai Sheep > A path of weakness”. However, I have yet another poem to shoot out first, but not yet for the poem either. (Am I confusing anyone?) So until the poem, here is a quick Samurai Sheep teaching that I have been pondering this morning as I prepare for Church.

It is amazing to me the courage and boldness our Master entered this earth with. I am one who happens to believe there was a lot that happened between Genesis verse one, and Genesis verse two. I believe that Lucifer may have been given authority over this planet at one time, possibly even the whole creation, until he was found taking some of the praise and worship “for himself”, as he was the most exalted of the angels, and he began to think he should be as God. This caused a great destruction, and then the earth is eventually restored, man and woman created in God’s image, but a fallen Lucifer (Satan) reenters the scene, reclaiming his position of authority on this planet. (Through our fall into sin.)

Scripture declares that Satan is the prince of the air, and the god of this world. He even tempted Christ by offering him the kingdoms of man, if only he would bow and worship him. Evidently, they were his to give.

Now I have said all this to emphasize that when our Lord showed up on this planet, he was completely in enemy territory! Picture if you were to go into Iran today, or North Korea, and start proclaiming the Gospel of Christ loudly in the streets? Also perform a miracle, or two, and what do you think is going to happen? Now you say, but he was the Lord! Yes, in a weak flesh and blood body, limiting himself to perform in a way possible for even us! How did he do this? Do we realize the courage, boldness, and power of faith his mission required? I’m still trying to mentally grasp it.

There was not one saved person on the face of this planet when he showed up. This was completely enemy turf! Now you have to know Satan could not allow such a thing to be going on in his turf! All mankind in a fallen condition and our Master shows up raising the dead! One fragile vessel of God walking around in a valley of death declaring restoration! God went throughout the enemy territory boldly proclaiming he was here to take it back? And how did he do this?

Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, saith the Lord! HE DID IT IN WEAKNESS. He fasted, prayed, and obeyed. He fasted, prayed, and obeyed. These things allowed the “Father” to flow through him like a “Lion”! But Jesus, himself, walked in meekness and lowliness of heart.

“Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” (Matt. 11:29 NLT)

The path of weakness is a path of “submission”, to the greater cause of God.

King David was a “sheep” who lived like a “lion”, because he saw himself as a “sheep”, God was able to flow through him like a “LION”.

“The Lord is my shepherd, ” David wrote. This is the desired mentality of the samurai sheep.

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“BORN OUT OF FAILURE!”

Subtitle: “REAL MEN READ – RMR” Update!

I’m taking a break from the Samurai Sheep series in order to share what a marvelous thing God is doing with a ministry that was born out of failure. I say it was “born out of failure” because my original assignment was to start a “Life Group” out of my home. Our church wanted to develop a Life Group ministry, of which 3 groups started and mine immediately began failing!

Now there were various reasons for this, one of which was our geographical location, being the farthest away from the church. Another was that my wife and I were fairly new to the church, whereas others already had well established friendships which they all gravitated to. You would think these things could be overcome, but when you got a group of people who already said “no” to Life Groups once before, well, it was difficult and we were not overcoming. My first attempts failed miserably and I was forced to go back to prayer and find a different answer.

The different answer we came up with was “Real Men Read” – RMR! I felt led that it was to be a men’s group only. What? An Oprah’s book reading club for men? Of course we did not present it in such a way, but from the moment I began to reach out, God began opening doors! In no time at all we had a meeting place, a book to read, and four men ready to join me in this Life Group!

I started a blogsite for RMR at rmr01.wordpress.com, intending for it to promote Life Group. Now that part has not really been all that successful. I just can’t seem to keep up with two blog sites along with everything else I am doing. Also, I have gotten no reaction from the city of Indianapolis, as far as any one coming to the group because of the blog site, not even any good comments! So…that site is good if you want to see how we started, but today I want to brag on God about where we are now! Because last night I challenged the men with something, and they said, “YES”!

I must say it all started with the book: “The Harbinger”. It did not take long before each of us in the group began to see the seriousness of our present earthly situation, which led to the next question of… “Is there anything we are supposed to do about it?” The subject of our “personal responsibility” kept arising more and more as we discussed the book in our group.

Eventually the question evolved from, “is there anything we are supposed to do”… to… “If we are supposed to do something, what would it be?” Now the book actually leads you to the first step of the main answer, which I will share as soon as I explain a little more about our group.

We started out by meeting once a month, on Wednesdays at 6:oo pm., at a little Greek restaurant called “The Four Seasons”. We gathered around a table with our coffee cups and maybe a desert. We had our book, The Harbinger, and a Bible. We opened in prayer and we focused on the book and “FELLOWSHIP”. We read the book at home, discussed it as we came together, and I was a teacher/facilitator for the group. We had a good time and everyone left each meeting feeling “charged” and looking forward to the next meeting! Each of us were drawing closer every time we met. Our group has now grown from five, to six, and someone said they thought we should be meeting more than once a month. I agreed, but I suggested it should be a different kind of meeting, something that would take us in the direction that Jonathan Cahn recommended in the book.

So last night I came to the group armed with a vision for the next step. In the book, Jonathan Cahn leads you to II Chronicles 7:14, a scripture we mostly already know is the main answer to our woes, but how many of us are doing it? Of course, it is the one about > If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves, pray, seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then, I will hear from heaven and heal their land.

So basically we are talking about a very serious prayer group. But exactly what shape should this take? Prayer groups can be done in many different ways. We expect our prayers to be a stepping stone to another assignment God will reveal to us as we do this, but what shape shall this next very next step take? To complete my answer, God took me to the book of Revelation.

Revelation is the “last” book written, by the “last” living Apostle. It comes at the “end” of our Bible, and it is the “last” book to be understood. (We are still working on it.) And the main subject of the book of Revelation is the “LAST” days. So it seemed to me that if this is “REVELATION” for the LAST DAYS, then I should pay attention!

The Holy Spirit pointed out to me that there is no reference to a sword coming out of the mouth of Christ in the whole entire Bible, until you get to Revelation, and it is mentioned “5” times! (Now I know I said I was taking a break on the Samurai Sheep thing, but here it is again! I did not plan! Honest!)

Also, it specifically says that they OVERCAME the devil by 1.) the blood of the Lamb, 2.) their word of testimony, 3.) and they loved not their lives unto the death.

So I took II Chronicles 7:14, and the points out of Revelation that seemed to stand out to me, and I rolled them around in my head for a while, as I continued praying. What I eventually envisioned is what I went to the meeting armed with last night, ready to challenge the men and see what they would say? It consist of 3 main steps.

First we divide into two groups, because we are 6, two groups of 3 is perfect. We still have the main group meeting once a month as we have been, but we add this 2nd meeting, two groups meeting in our homes. As these small groups grow to 4 or 5, they must divide and multiply into another 2 groups. The meetings can be anything from 30 minutes to two hours, depending on what the group wants to do. It is a PARTNERSHIP! We are ACCOUNTABILITY PARTNERS to each other, and we will do these 3 things when we come together >

1.) Memorize scripture! Our first assignment is Psalms 91 > the whole chapter. We will work on it till we can not only quote it, but we can literally “PRAY IT” from our belly unto God! A sword out of our mouth! We need to be able to pray scriptures! The goal is to help each other in this, not hurt each other. There is no pressure here, just each person doing what they can, as they can.

2.) After practicing the scripture memorization, from there we move into PRAYER. Each person prays and lifts up different things to God. Prayer for each other, the lost, the church, the country, our president and other political leaders, for Israel, and whatever the Holy Spirit inspires. Simple, honest, sincere, prayers.

3.) As the prayers end, we seal the deal, bring it all to an end, as we are reminded of the blood of Christ, and the price he paid. The juice and the cracker will already be sitting there ready. The meditation on scripture, and the prayers prayed have already set a proper atmosphere. No other words need to be said other than perhaps a “Thank you, Jesus”. As we each reverently take our cracker, and then swallow that juice representing his blood. They overcame satan by the blood of the Lamb. We need to be constantly reminded.

This is what I laid before the men last night. They each, very seriously, and overwhelmingly, said, YES.

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