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A Message from i195 Founder and Rock Church Executive Pastor of Ministries, George Clerie
“A time for war…” Ecclesiastes 3:8
I was recently at a prayer meeting with the Impact195 Advisory Board and one of the members suggested we read through Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 together. It’s a passage that the Byrds popularized with their song “Turn! Turn! Turn!” and that describes every major season of life. After reading the verses he asked the question, “What season does God have you in right now?”
The response in my heart was immediate, “It’s a time for war.” You see God has been challenging me personally and us as ministry that it is time to really go on the offensive. It is a time to attack the devil and take back ground that he has occupied in people’s lives for far too long.The Bible tells us that our real fight isn’t against other people, but against evil spirits in the heavenly places. (Eph. 6:12)
The Bible also encourages us that in this fight we are more than conquerors in Christ Jesus (Rom. 8:37), that no weapon formed against us will prosper (Is. 54:17), that the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for the pulling down of strongholds (2 Cor. 10:4-5), and that the very gates of hell cannot stand against us His church (Matt. 16:18).
So let me challenge you today – it’s not a time to sit back, get comfortable and watch from a distance. It’s a time to rally the troops, put on the whole armor of God, and storm the gates of hell. It’s time to rescue those who are perishing and to set the captives free. It’s time to heal the sick, raise the dead, and preach the Gospel to those who have never heard it before – It’s a time for war!