This Is The Time to Fight Back – MAKE HOLY WAR
L Lyons 12.10.216
The Heart of God is Calling for Harvest. This is what the Spirit has relayed to me;
“Now is the time for the church to mobilize. I have sent my mighty angels into the earth for such a time as this. Heaven is equipped and ready. Up here, we are prepared and ready. Now is the time for the church to mobilize”.
“Or else how can one enter into a strong man’s house and spoil his goods, unless first he binds the strong one, and then he will plunder his house. The one who is not with Me is against Me, and the one who does not gather with Me scatters” (Matthew 12:29-30)
After growing up in the church, I came fully into the kingdom during the Charismatic movement (1982). Not until this day did I fully understand the full implication and meaning of Matthew 12:30.
who is not with Me is against Me,..who does not gather with Me scatters
I think Matthew Henry’s commentary on this verse describes the meaning for this time and hour on the earth;
“It is here intimated, that this holy war, which Christ was carrying on with vigor against the devil and his kingdom, was such as would not admit of neutrality. but in the great quarrel between Christ and the devil, no peace is to be sought, nor any such favorable construction to be made of any indifference in the matter; he that is not hearty for Christ, will be reckoned with as really against him: he that is cold in the cause, is looked upon as an enemy. He that gathereth not with me scattereth. Christ’s errand into the world was to gather, to gather in his harvest, to gather in those whom the Father had given him. Christ expects and requires from those who are with him, that they gather with him; that they not only gather to him themselves, but do all they can in their places to gather others to him, and so to strengthen his interest. Those who will not appear, and act, as furtherers of Christ’s kingdom, will be looked upon, and dealt with, as hinderers of it; if we gather not with Christ, we scatter; (Matthew Henry Commentary on the Bible).
Opening and Shutting – Rev 3:7-8 (Binding/Loosening)
“And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: He who is holy, He who is true, He who has the key of David, He who opens and no one shuts; and shuts and no one opens, says these things: I know your works. Behold, I have given before you an open door, and no one can shut it. For you have a little strength and have kept My Word and have not denied My name” (Revelation 3:7-8)
We are given access to the “key of David” = “given before you an open door”. Jesus alone has this power. He is loaning it to us to further His kingdom on earth = “given before you an open door”.
“and the Living One, and I became dead, and behold, I am alive
A “key” symbolizes the power of opening and shutting, in this case, heaven and hell; for it follows, that “opens” and no man “shuts”, and “shuts” and no one “opens”. Hence by “key” is here meant the power of saving, (Corresponds to the image of the Cross, or Salvation). Because to open heaven, and to shut hell, is to save (Salvation); from hell.
“Jesus said to him, I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life; no one comes to the Father but by Me ‘. (John 14:6)
Every Believer is Called into this HOLY WAR
“Binding and loosing is originally a Jewish phrase appearing in the New Testament, as well as in the Targum. In usage, to bind and to loose simply means to forbid by an indisputable authority, and to permit by an indisputable authority”. (Wikipedia “Binding and Loosing”)
We must co-operate with Jesus and His mission. We must have a willingness to participate. This is not just the work of evangelists. We must claim these Scriptures (and others) to retake and capture our streets. And our towns, cities, States and our country.
Whatever the Lord calls you to do. Driving to work, claim the street for the kingdom. Pray for the captured loved ones that come to your mind. Pray them into the kingdom. Claim the homeless, hobos, addicted and the forgotten. Ask God what you can do to help bring in His Kingdom for the King. I was at this gathering when Kim Clement spoke this prophetic word;
“Even if I just got ten of you, that will agree with me of what God is saying over this city is not going to be revival but a rushing of His spirit into the culture. We are not going to send people into foreign lands, we are going to send missionaries to a foreign culture that we are living in right now. I believe the mission field is in the streets of this city. I believe the mission fields are on the streets of this country. I believe the mission field is right outside our door. And it is time for us to invade the culture and tell them that Jesus Christ is Lord. Jesus is Lord! Jesus is Lord! Jesus is Lord!” (Kim Clement Portland, Oregon May 2002)
“…that this holy war, which Christ was carrying on against the devil and his kingdom, was such as would not admit of neutrality. If we gather not with Christ, we scatter”.
From the Christian metal artists, Impending Doom. “Rip, Tear, and Burn”;