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  • Writer's pictureHeather Roberts

Fight your battle!

 Fight your battle!

          I saw a grand canyon-sized valley with a center island of rock. This rock was tall enough to be even with the edge of the canyon but far from it. On this center, pinnacle was a large plateau where a battle waged. I had a deep understanding that this location was significant for the spiritual realm, and both sides battled for victory.

            On the side of this pinnacle, a smaller pinnacle rose. This pinnacle was attached to the larger and was slowly rising to meet the same level as the battlefield. Picture it like an elevator coming to the roof.

            God prompted me to look at the rising pinnacle. As I listened and watched, I saw that this plateau also held a battle scene. It was smaller and with less glory. What I mean by that is it did not appear to shine as brightly or give me the same level of awe as I felt when looking at the other battle.

            “Operate in your current level of victory, and praise according to My riches.”

            I did not understand.

            “Every Christ-follower has the resurrection power of Christ within them. Some chose to live from this place of victory, and others do not. They do not yet operate at their current level of understanding and therefore it is unsafe for Me to raise them up into more perilous situations.”

            “Operate in your current level of victory. When you allow Me to work within you the reality of the finished cross, and what was bought for you there, you will have no fear or hesitation when faced with the enemy.”

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          Most believers desire to walk in victory and be vital to the Kingdom of God. Yet their mindsets contradict this reality. They desire to have great exploits for the Lord but do not desire to do the work required to learn.

“The one who is faithful in a very little thing is also faithful in much, and the one who is unrighteous in a very little thing is also unrighteous in much. Therefore if you have not been faithful in the use of unrighteous wealth, who will entrust the true wealth to you? And if you have not been faithful in the use of that which is another’s, who will give you that which is your own? No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.” (Luke 16:10-13, NASB)

            We have to fight the battles we face right now. Love ferociously and without falter who the Lord has put in our lives. Stand when others are sitting. And do the tedious day-to-day work, the glamourless and thankless work. Then the Lord will see that you are faithful with your current amount of “true wealth”, spiritual gifts, and understanding and will entrust you with more “true wealth”. Because you have proven that you have a servant’s heart and know your place in His Kingdom.

            The cross is beautiful beyond our imaginations. What our God’s act of sacrifice did for us and humanity is wondrous. We could fill a lifetime searching out the treasure of this knowledge. But how often do we contemplate the rest of His ministry? His dry and dusty days healing and ministering, all the while being scorned, hungry, and rejected.

            Have you ever considered the impact on your life from those exhausting days of endless healing and ministry? What generational impact did His selfless serving of our ancestors give us today? We are reaping the benefits of the acts performed that never received a thank you. We need to make sure that we are faithful to praise Him in all things.

          Picture two thousand years ago, any one of those healed and that impact on us as believers now. That one person lived a healed life, married, had children, and passed on the testimony of God’s greatness. We too need to make sure that we are faithful in the tedious day-to-day work not for praise but for the deep understanding that in God’s Kingdom, all things done in the will of Christ will be multiplied for all believers. Just as the fish and bread were multiplied to feed 5,000, our acts of love, done in secret, will reach untold people.

Fight your battle!

            Be faithful with the spiritual gifts and fruits that have been given to you and fight the battles that are currently in front of you.       

  1. Love ferociously.

  2. Serve without thanks.

  3. Praise from a place of victory.

  4.  Dance before the Lord in witness to His glory.

            Our actions have a generational impact. Do not seek what you are not ready for. Prepare for the next battle by participating in the current one.

            God isn’t looking for superstars in a great cosmic play. There is only one lead role. Christ wants servants to engage in daily acts of love, just as He was also a servant.

Fight your battle!

Are you engaged in your current battle for those whom God has sent for you to love, or are you looking to receive praise for your works?

I’m asking myself this question. Am I fully embracing what He has for me on this current plateau, or am I just waiting and whining to be raised to the next level?

Prayer for you and me:

Lord Jesus, You have given us exceedingly abundantly above what we could ever imagine asking. Thank You, for Your finished work on the cross and for your example of servanthood. I repent of my lack of thankfulness for all things. I repent of times when I went for the glory instead of a bended knee. Grant us the gift of humility and encouragement so that we might serve in our current roles from a place of Your victory. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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