Paul wrote in 1 Timothy chapter 1 by The Holy Spirit:

18–19 So Timothy, my son, I am entrusting you with this responsibility, in keeping with the very first prophecies that were spoken over your life, and are now in the process of fulfillment in this great work of ministry, in keeping with the prophecies spoken over you. With this encouragement use your prophecies as weapons as you wage spiritual warfare by faith and with a clean conscience. For there are many who reject these virtues and are now destitute of the true faith, 20 such as Hymenaeus and Alexander who have fallen away. I have delivered them both over to Satan to be rid of them and to teach them to no longer blaspheme!

Prophecies given to us are conditional and based on our willingness to accept them and bring them forth by active faith.  The greater the prophecy toward us, the greater our faith needs to be.

True prophecies arise out of FATHER’S Divine Intent for us and are written in our “books” residing in Heaven.  We always have the right to reject them since FATHER gives us choice to direct our lives.  HE does this out of Agape Love for us.  You and I are not robots thus we are given the ability to decide that path we wish to follow: life or death, good or evil.  If that were not so, prophecies would be meaningless and of no value.

I have the responsibility to protect those prophecies given to me while they are in the process of being fulfilled.  It is never too late to press in by faith on behalf of those prophecies specifically directed to you.  These prophecies are part of your arsenal while in the midst of spiritual warfare.

Paul also wrote by The Holy Spirit in 2 Corinthians 10:

3–4 For although we live in the natural realm, we don’t wage a military campaign employing human weapons, using manipulation to achieve our aims. Instead, our spiritual weapons are energized with Divine power to effectively dismantle the defenses behind which people hide.

We must not allow ourselves to be manipulated for FATHER once told me “manipulation is of the devil” and, “negotiation is manipulation.”  We are to employ spiritual weapons to dismantle and expose those defenses where people hide.  We must not allow past relationships to hinder our willingness to walk in Truth else we will begin walking a life of compromise and restrict Divine power from flowing through us.

5 We can demolish every deceptive fantasy that opposes God and break through every arrogant attitude that is raised up in defiance of the true knowledge of God. We capture, like prisoners of war, every thought and insist that it bow in obedience to the Anointed One. 6 Since we are armed with such dynamic weaponry, we stand ready to punish any trace of rebellion, as soon as you choose complete obedience.

Demons cannot operate in Truth.  Their power is in deception so they have to get you to believe something that’s wrong.  Spiritual warfare is saying “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions.  They attempt to enter you by a thought or a feeling.  When you focus on the Word, Truth protects you against those thoughts and feelings for you know the Truth and it keeps you free from bondage.

We must build ourselves up in the most Holy faith by renewing our minds through The Word.  We must pray in The Holy Spirit as well.  This life of protection and warfare cannot be achieved by occasional study and intermittent prayer.  You are either all in or you’re out for war has no timeouts

There were five wise virgins and five foolish virgins.  All were waiting for the return of Jesus.  The five wise virgins were committed to keeping their oil trimmed thus they were not the occasional Christians who focused on worldly matters.  The five foolish virgins had different priorities which caused them to miss out and were left to their own devices.  Yes, there is a separating of believers occurring now.  It is not “business as usual” so don’t just survive, instead thrive.  There is a war going on and we are meant to be overcomers in battle.

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