June 22, 2013
Ezekiel 22:30 God said “So I sought for a man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found no one.”
Exodus 15:3 “The Lord is a, a warrior; the Lord is his name.”
Matthew 10:34 “Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.”
1. Every warrior has a cause to fight for.
Nehemiah 4:14 “Then as I looked over the situation, I called together the nobles and the rest of the people and said to them, “Don’t be afraid of the enemy! Remember the Lord, who is great and glorious, and fight for your brothers, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and your homes!”
2. The warrior who abandons his cause becomes passive.
Genesis 3:6 “Eve also gave some to Adam. He was, with her, and he ate it.”
Psalm 78:9 “The warriors of Ephraim, though fully armed, they turned their backs and they fled when the day of battle came.”
3. The warrior who pursues his cause becomes filled with passion.
John 2:13-16 “When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover, Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14 In the temple courts he found people selling cattle, sheep and doves, and others sitting at tables exchanging money. 15 So he made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the temple courts, both sheep and cattle; he scattered the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables. 16 To those who sold doves he said, “Get these out of here! Stop turning my Father’s house into a market!” 17 His disciples remembered that it is written: “Zeal for your house will consume me.”
5. The passionate warrior always has someone to protect.
Nehemiah 4:14 “I stood up and said to the nobles, the officials and the rest of the people, “Don’t be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight for your families, your sons and your daughters, your wives and your homes.”
6. The passionate warrior has a kingdom to advance.
Matthew 11:12 “From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven has been forcefully advancing and forceful men lay hold of it.”
Allen Redpath said. “Before we can pray, “Lord, Your Kingdom come,” we must be willing to pray, “My kingdom go”.
Joel 3:9 “Say to the nations far and wide, get ready for war. Call out your best warriors. Let all your men advance for the attack. Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears. Train even your weaklings to be warriors. Come quickly all you nations everywhere. Gather together in the valley, and now, O Lord, call out your warriors.”