July 17, 2009
A CALL to BOLDNESS -Nanci Marshall.
(A Message for God's End Time Warriors)
The Holy Spirit has been speaking to me for 3 years (in words and visions) that God is calling up an army of holy warriors who are being prepared for the frontlines of His battle. He has shown me a gap the size of the Grand Canyon between these holy warriors and the rest of the world, which includes the lukewarm church
(Laodicea) mentioned in Revelation 3: 14-22.
He states that we are not to be afraid - He reminds me of Numbers 13 and 14, when Moses was commanded by God to send 12 spies to scout out the area surrounding the Promised Land - remember that 10 returned frightened to the point of recommending they not try to take their Promised Land, while Joshua and Caleb were fearless (see Num 13:30):
Num 13:30-32 - "And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it. But the men that went up with him said, We be not able to go up against the people; for they are stronger than we. And they brought up an evil report of the land which they had searched unto the children of Israel..."
Joshua, Caleb and their descendants were rewarded for their courage while the remaining 10 spies (the vast majority) were severely punished as were their descendants.
Personally, I don't like to offend others or rock the boat - however, I can't be a warrior and a chicken at the same time. So I am praying for ever increasing boldness and courage to represent God well even if it means rocking the boat, losing the support of others or even my life.
I sent this to you because you are also one of the called warriors. So if you feel frustrated, out of place, or that you aren't yet walking in the fullness of your calling, be encouraged; it's for a reason. "You are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light" (1 Peter 2:9) - you are the called ACCORDING TO HIS PURPOSE (Eph 1: 7-13; 1 Tim 1:9; Rom 8:28)
- you are blessed!