"The Battle Belongs to the Lord"
By Bill Burns
The Church is in a prophetic time of learning to rule in the midst of the enemy. The Lord has spoken, and He has said that He is teaching
His dread warriors how to war against satan's hordes.
The kingdoms of this world will now begin to become the kingdoms of our Lord. It is time for God's people to possess the Kingdom of God; it is time
for the saints of the Most High to possess their inheritance in Christ. God's people will begin to possess their inheritance (everything promised them in the Word of God) as they dispossess the enemy. This possession of the Kingdom of God will be in direct
proportion to the dispossession of the strongholds of the enemy, both personally and corporately.
"But the saints of the Most High shall receive the Kingdom, and possess the Kingdom forever, even forever
and ever." (Daniel 7:18)
The Season of Possession
This time is "the season of possession." Those who are possessed by the Holy Spirit will do mighty
exploits against satan's kingdom and take back what has been stolen from them.
"But I have said to you, 'You shall inherit their land, and I will give it to you to possess, a land flowing with milk and
honey.' I am the LORD your God, who has separated you from the peoples." (Leviticus 20:24)
"You shall dispossess the inhabitants of the land and dwell in it, for I have given you the land to possess."
The Lord of Hosts plans on making a distinction between those who fully belong to Him and those who don't. There is a righteous remnant who love the Lord with all of their hearts, and they
are about to possess the fullness of what the Lord has promised them.
"'But now I will not treat the remnant of this people as in the former days,' says the LORD of hosts. 'For the seed shall be prosperous,
the vine shall give its fruit, the ground shall give her increase, and the heavens shall give their dew—I will cause the remnant of this people to possess all these.'" (Zechariah 8:11-12)
of the Lord, do not give up! The enemy has fought hard to keep you from inheriting God's promises, but now comes the "season of possession." Strengthen yourselves in the Lord as David did when he lost all at Ziklag. David encouraged himself in the Lord and
recovered all that had been stolen from him (see 1 Samuel 30:1-19).
"...He who puts his trust in Me (the Lord) shall possess the land and shall inherit My holy mountain" (Isaiah 57:13, emphasis mine).
Those who dwell in Zion shall fight against the enemy in the Day of His Power, and the gates of Hell will not prevail against them.
"In that day the LORD of hosts will be for a crown of glory and a diadem
of beauty to the remnant of His people. For a spirit of justice to him who sits in judgment, and for strength to those who turn back the battle at the gate." (Isaiah 28:5-6)
Rise up, you mighty men of
God, for it is time for you to possess the gates of the enemy. You are grafted in sons of Abraham (Galatians 3:29), and the promise is to you.
"Then the Angel of the LORD called to Abraham a second time
out of Heaven, and said: 'By Myself I have sworn, says the LORD, because you have done this thing, and have not withheld your son, your only son—blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply your descendants as the stars of the heaven and
as the sand which is on the seashore; and your descendants shall possess the gate of their enemies." (Genesis 22:15-17)
The Lord Always Leads Us to Victory
strong in the Lord and in the power of His might, for the battle belongs to the Lord. Do not be discouraged, for the Lord Himself will fight for you. The enemy will be delivered into your hands, for the Lord always leads us into victory. David's statement
is still true:
"Then all this assembly shall know that the LORD does not save with sword and spear; for the battle is the Lord's, and He will give you into our hands." (1 Samuel 17:47)
It is time for God's people to turn back the battle at the gate and possess the Kingdom of God. You are the dread warrior of the Most High. Blow the trumpet in Zion, rouse yourself like a mighty man of war, and take the land for the Lord. He has
given it into your hands!
By Bill Burns
528 Ellsworth St. SW
Albany, OR 97321