Today, across the globe and right in our own back yards, there are enemies on the rampage tearing apart society at every corner. It’s time to rise up in courage and honor, and face down the intimidation.
Scripture gives us a strong admonition found in 2 Timothy 1:7, “For God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”
Instead of the word “fear”, it could be better translated, “cowardice”.
It is time for you to throw off that dreary spirit of cowardice and intimidation and arise in boldness to be all that you can be in Christ Jesus!
It’s a Call to Courage
My late wife, Michal Ann Goll, and I founded the Women on the Frontlines conference movement, and after her departure, I transferred this ministry into the capable hands of Patricia King.
In Michal Ann’s inaugural book, Women on the Frontlines: A Call to Courage, she issued a clarion call that still needs answered today.
“We live in an age that is sorely lacking in heroes. Think about it. Who can we look at today and regard as a hero?
“Certainly there are some, but they sure are hard to find!
“Isaiah the prophet said that when a people comes under judgment, God takes away wise leadership from the land—the hero, warrior, judge, prophet, elders and others (see Isaiah 3:1-4 NIV).
“During a time of restoration the Lord restores the Land.
“We are now entering a time of restoration, and the Lord is calling us to be heroes. He is preparing us for a time soon to come when the world will cry out for leaders who are in touch with the heart and the mind of God.”
Scripture tells the rather intense story of the life of Deborah the Deliverer (read Judges 4 & 5).
Deborah was a Prophetess, a Judge, a Wife, a Warrior, and a Worshiper of her God and ultimate King.
Deborah brought healing, deliverance and restoration to her land. She changed the justice system and she brought trade and commerce back to her people.
She and Barak joined together in the infamous battle against Sisera, and won!
Right in the midst of her story, you find this verse:
“That the leaders led in Israel, that the people volunteered, Bless the Lord!” Judges 5:2 NASB
It’s time to ARISE and carry Deborah’s heart and anointing!
But to do so, you must hold close to our heart the teachings of Zechariah 7:9-10 (AMP) which says, “Thus has the Lord of hosts said, Dispense true justice and practice kindness and compassion each to his brother; and do not oppress the orphan, the stranger or the poor; and do not devise evil in your hearts against one another.”
As a male spiritual leader, I have something to say to you mighty women of God!
We cannot afford for you to be fearful “little women” in your own eyes or anyone else’s eyes! It is time for you to ARISE in Courage!
Instead, you must arise like Deborah of old and pick up your warrior’s mantle for such a time as this. We need you! We need men and women to partner together out the place of security in Christ Jesus and declare a “No Competition Zone!”
The Time for Honor Has Come!
It’s time for men and women to join together and provide real leadership and justice like Deborah and Barak!
As a male spiritual leader in the global prayer and prophetic movement, I say to you, “ARISE!”
Come on now! We can do today what Deborah did in Israel’s history!
Change society. Usher in the Third Great Awakening. Declare boldly, “The Time of the Harvest has Begun!”
Let’s bring revival and restoration to the land. How?
As we approach the season of Mother’s and Father’s Day, let’s always remember the First Commandment with a Promise. Let’s restore and walk in a Culture of Honor where we really are each other’s best cheerleader!
After all, together, in Jesus, we make a great team!
James W. Goll
God Encounters Ministries
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