Thriving in the Battle 07: The Battle Belongs to the United

Jesus once told the Pharisees that “every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand” (Matt. 12.25). I have seen more churches and ministries fail due to disunity more than anything else. For every venture to extend the kingdom of God on earth –Continue reading “Thriving in the Battle 07: The Battle Belongs to the United”

Thriving in the Battle 06: The Battle Belongs to the Adaptable

I know how to be abased and I know how to abound… I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me (Php. 4.12-13) Paul was a flexible man – if he had nothing, he learned to extend the kingdom with nothing, if he had loads, he learned to use that loads to extend theContinue reading “Thriving in the Battle 06: The Battle Belongs to the Adaptable”

Thriving in the Battle 05: The Battle Belongs to the Efficient

Or suppose a king is about to go to war against another king. Won’t he first sit down and consider whether he is able with ten thousand men to oppose the one coming against him with twenty thousand? (Luke 14.31, NIV) All of us have to go to war to get the gospel out toContinue reading “Thriving in the Battle 05: The Battle Belongs to the Efficient”

Thriving in Battle 03: Keep Your Eye on the Prize

1 Cor. 15.58 tells us that we need to be steadfast and unmoveable!  You see one of the worst things that happens in war, when there is a pandemic, when there is a lockdown, when there is a Goliath, when there is financial pressure, when there is pain, when there is war is that weContinue reading “Thriving in Battle 03: Keep Your Eye on the Prize”

Thriving in Battle 02: Take Things By Force

Matthew 11.12 says that from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence and the violent take it by force. Some things have to be taken by force.  Not because God does not want us to have them – in fact, we know it is the Father’s pleasure andContinue reading “Thriving in Battle 02: Take Things By Force”

Thriving in Battles 01: Get Used to Confusion

Isaiah tells us that “every battle of the warrior is with confused noise” (Isaiah 9.5).  In the middle of war, things are confusing, they look confusing, they sound confusing.  As Christians we are in a battle to change this world, so you will have to get used to things being confusing. Right now there isContinue reading “Thriving in Battles 01: Get Used to Confusion”