Prophetic Word – To War or Not to War
This prophetic word is titled To War or Not to War and I’ve felt the Lord calling me to put this out there now because many of you need this right now.
This really shouldn’t be a prophetic word but should be listed under resources for warfare much like the word that was written about the King of Glory because this is a seasonal thing that can be used at anytime if you are trying to determine whether or not you should go into warfare over something.
Have you ever been in a place where there is so much spiritual warfare and you become confused? Is this the enemy or is this God? Do I move forward, do I stand still and wait or do I move back? This prophetic word is about that.
With that said, this is word NOT for everyone right now but maybe later you may need it. I’m going to give you 3 qualifying questions you need to ask yourself to determine if you should go to war for your promise or not.
3 Words – YES, GO, NOW!
If God promised you something from years ago, you should know by reading this post on prophetic timing if you are actually in the season for this promise. Some promises may take decades to fulfill so you need to determine if the season for that promise is now. Others God can do from start to finish in one week!
You need to answer YES to all of these question, one response of NO means you shouldn’t be warring for the promise right now. Perhaps another time.
Question 1 – Are you 100% sure God gave you YES on this promise? Directly from the Lord. Not a prophet that spoke something to you but God told you this Himself. Yes or No? Some things in life are destiny shifting and life changing so moving forward on something based on the word of one person when God never told you so Himself can be risky business. This doesn’t mean God can’t give you a promise through a prophet but it’s going to take more the word of one person for you to go to war. You’re going to need confirmation on that.
If there is any doubt in your mind and you are still waiting on a confirmation, your answer is NO…for now.
I need to clarify what would classify as a confirmation. If you go on YouTube a video comes up and it speaks to your spirit and you believe that was the Lord speaking to you this is fine, unless it is a soulish prophecy. There are a lot of people on YouTube that are prophesying from a soulish place, it’s their own desires and/or their own fear. God could be speaking to them personally, and it was a personal word for them and never intended for you. You need to discern this. This doesn’t mean they are bad people it could just be that they are young in the gift and they have yet to discern that not everything God says to them is to be shared publicly. Please be aware of this.
Back to confirmations…If after watching a video you have another video that tells you the exact same thing, that is not a confirmation. If next week you go back on and there is another video telling you the same thing, that is still not a confirmation.
Why? That is called an algorithm. YouTube knows what you watched and the search engine will continue to feed you the same types of videos on the same subject just to keep you on their website longer. This is why this is not your confirmation. You would have to get it the 2nd, 3rd, 4th time outside of Youtube, Facebook or Google. Anything that is on the internet is using the same algorithms. Don’t you notice the same ads follow you all over the internet? That’s the programming and algorithm at work so if you are using this as a confirmation from Youtube to Facebook , then it may not be so. It’s going across multiple websites so these are not confirmations but man-made tools used for marketing. The confirmation needs to come from other sources and not online like dreams, visions, on the radio, something your pastor preached, a scripture someone shared with you some other source. Just thought I needed to clarify that for some of you that may be getting deceived by the enemy with false signs and confirmations.
Question 2 – Did God give you the GO ahead to move forward? Depending on how big this promise is, some things take time and they happen in a certain season. He can tell you something but if you move out of the timing of that word you could end up messing up everything and causing further delays. David was anointed King 17 years before he actually became King. So, he got his YES but the GO didn’t come till years later. The Israelites knew there had to be a greater promised land for them but until Moses showed up and said to Pharaoh ,God said “Let My people GO so that they may worship Me” then they never got the go. This is important.
Back to the question, did God tell you to GO ahead on this promise? Yes of No?
Question 3 – Did He tell you it is right NOW? Generally when it is time to step into the promise God will give you the green light that it is now. Did you receive the green light that you are supposed to move into this now? Yes or No.
If you answered YES to all three of these questions, and you are facing heavy opposition and resistance, then it’s time to war.
What I see happening is people are missing their window of opportunity because of the warfare. It’s like somehow they believed once God said YES they would just walk in and take over. Do you really think the enemy was just going to hand it over? It doesn’t work like that.
Let me advise you, that before you came into your land to take your seat, the enemy was sitting in it. You have to evict him! He’s a squatter. If he wasn’t sitting on it he’s standing right there beside it to make sure you never settle in that land or sit on that seat.
(1 Corinthians 16:9) “There’s an amazing door of opportunity standing wide open for me to minister here, even though there are many who oppose and stand against me.”
An AMAZING WIDE door! I love that! Wow! That means God opened this door for Paul but He still had the opposition. He’s looking at the open door, he had his move now from God but he’s got opposition.
When the Lord led the Israelites to the promised land under the leadership of Joshua, they knew before they got into the land that it was theirs. God told them so!
They got the YES (Genesis 13:15, Deuteronomy 1:8), they were told to GO when they left Pharoah (Exodus 5:1), and they got the NOW when it was time to cross over (Deut 9:1).
There was absolutely no doubt God said YES this land was theirs.
There was no doubt that the Lord says GO get the land
There was no doubt the Lord said NOW.
From the Yes to the Go to the Now, time passes. That was the season of preparation. But when it is the NOW, it means you are prepared and ready even if you don’t feel like it. Trust, that you are ready because God wouldn’t say NOW if you were not ready.
The only thing that stopped them initially from going in was FEAR (Numbers 13:33). Their hesitation was not because they weren’t sure it was God it was because they were afraid.
You need to cast out fear!
Yes, Go, Now – All of these things lined up for them. However, they still have the warfare. They had to displace the “giants” from their land. They still had to fight to take it.
Now what does the fighting look like today?
I highly doubt God is calling you to physically beat up people!
2 Corinthians 10:4 “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds,”
You will never win a spiritual battle in the flesh, you have to fight from the spiritual realm. You war in the spirit. That means, you put on your spiritual armor when you are ready to go for war. If you feel you are in danger you ask for covering – Psalm 91 Prayer. If you feel you are up against something that is way bigger than you then you have to ask the King of Glory to step in and you need to step aside and let Him handle it.
You have to go and TAKE IT. Yes, there is resistance but if you know God said Yes, Go, Now then it’s your time to move. Regardless of what the environment looks like, it doesn’t matter! If the Almighty God said “Do it now!” it means you do it now!!
Do not let the environment deter you, this is exactly what the enemy is using to stop you.
Otherwise you’ll miss the door of opportunity that is opened to you. Remember you need to be in the right place at the right time. Your delay in moving forward could delay something else on the other end of that obedience.
Doors open and doors close. If you sit around and don’t move the door can close on you and then you have to wait for it to cycle around again. That could take months! Years! Stop messing around and move!
And if you think you will be less afraid the next time it cycles around? Think again! The enemy knows he got you the first time with fear so the 2nd
time he’ll “up the ante” and make it worse! The last time you didn’t have the money, this time you don’t have the money and you’re homeless! He is going to make it double hard for you to move forward. When the opportunity arose the first time you had a chance to do it in private but you got scared so you said nothing. The next time it’s in front of other people so now you’re double scared! He’s not going to make it easier for you, it will be harder. The last time you thought you needed to be married to start this ministry, now you’re divorced with 3 kids! What now? It gets harder, not easier.
God already knows your situation. He knows all your limitations. Whatever you’re working with, He knows!
And, if you are scared? Do it afraid!!! Check out how many times God had to tell Joshua in Joshua 1, not to be scared. Any big move of God is sure to stir up some level of fear in you.
Sometimes fear is not a bad thing it makes you recognize that you CANNOT do it without the Lord.
Look at what the Lord said to Gideon as he prepared to go into battle
Gideon 7:2 “And the Lord said to Gideon, “The people who are with you are too many for Me to give the Midianites into their hands, lest Israel claim glory for itself against Me, saying, ‘My own hand has saved me.’”
Then He cut down the army to such a low number that no one would ever believe they would win, but God! So He is the one that keeps you in a place of dependency so that you don’t trust in yourself and you don’t try to take the glory for what He is doing.
Otherwise, you are going to fail. Fear comes when we know we can’t do the mission on our own. When it is “above our pay grade”, beyond our educational background, beyond our financial resources, beyond our mental capacity. But, this how HE gets the glory because the onlookers will KNOW for a fact that it was God because there is no way you could have done that by yourself!!! The more land the Israelites conquered was the more the enemy was afraid of them because it was a sign God was with them. It’s going to be the same with YOU.
And if God said YES>GO>NOW, you will not fail. Because God sent you to do it. You can’t fail!
Now, the only thing that will get you tripped up is if you answered No to any of the 3 questions or you are not sure. This is about doing God’s thing, God’s way and in God’s timing.
If I asked you right now to share with me the confirmations you received from the Lord that this promise is for you, then you should be able to pull out a notebook/device and give me dates, scriptures and dreams, video, visions, etc. associated with that. If you don’t have any of this then it means you are not stewarding the voice of God properly. You need to write it down! When you are in the heat of the battle and the enemy starts asking you are you sure God said this? Now would not be the time to doubt. It wouldn’t be the time to be thinking, what was the confirmation again? Nope. You need to write down ALL of your confirmations, all the Go messages and all the Now messages. You need to be a proper steward of what God is telling you. This will build your confidence and cause you not to doubt what the Lord is saying.
Things to consider as you are in the battle
If you read the book of Joshua (if you haven’t read it, read it) you will see that for every land they took there was a different strategy. You will need a strategy. How are you going to get a strategy? Through your relationship with Christ, intimacy with God He will tell you exactly how He wants you to do it and you can’t move away from those instructions.
The next thing you need to know is you need to be repentant. Keep the slate clean with God. Sin, is an open door to the devil so if there is anything you need to repent of then you need to do it. You can’t be taking land and then the devil is coming in through the backdoor and taking it back from you because of your sin. All doors to sin must be shut.
If what God has asked you to do requires work, then you need to work! He’s not coming out of heaven to write your resume for you so you can get that job He told you is yours. He’s not going to magically show up and buy you the right clothes for that position. Angels are not about to show up and clean your house for that guest God told you is coming to your house. He’s not coming out of heaven to fix your credit for you. That woman is not going to marry you unless you ask her. You know you won’t get that position without that certification, go enroll in school and get it going. You need to lose the weight. Do the work!
Sometimes we sit around and expect God and the angels to do things for us that only we can do. If what He has told you requires work, you need to do the work!
**Important*** As you move through your process you need to check in with God to make sure that you are doing it exactly the way He wants it done. Every new land the Israelites took they had a different strategy, whenever they failed to consult God or there was sin in their camp, they failed! So you need to keep checking in with God that the methods you are using is what He approves of. Every. Step. Of. The. Way.
If what He’s asking you to do requires the involvement of others, you need to clear all those people individually with the Lord.
Should this person be involved with this business God?
Remember the enemy is always going to look for a way to defeat you, so you need to be one step ahead. And if you did make a mistake and choose the wrong person then repent for that and ask God to move them out and move someone else in.
Be careful who you share this promise with. The more people know about it, the more warfare you are going to have. If others don’t need to know about it, don’t say anything. Keep your mouth closed. Wait until it is completed then you can share it.
Pray into it every single day. If you can’t think of what to pray, pray in tongues.
You need to cover your children, family members and people praying for you as well when you pray everyday. When the enemy can’t get you he’s going to go after the people that are closest to you and the ones covering you. Affecting your heart and your emotions. If you are distracted taking care of a sick child or family member who is being attacked you won’t be paying attention to what you should be building. It’s an age old trick! Same thing with your money. You will have zero financial struggles until it’s time for you to step out then suddenly you lose your job so now instead of focusing on what the Lord called you to do you are busy looking for a job and worried about money. These are all the moves of the enemy to get you off track. Pray over it, in advance and everyday, so you can avoid these tricks that stop many people from moving forward. DO NOT LET THIS STOP YOU, push through it! Get it done. Don’t wait until after they get attacked before you start covering them, do it ahead of time.
Some of you, depending on what it is may be, may need to do it alone. No one else involved! Remember this, you have a spiritual army behind you. There are angels God has assigned to help you get it done. You are really not alone (2 Kings 6:14-17). Everything that God has ordained in the earth has angels assigned to ensure it gets done. That is their angelic assignment. They were created to help you (Hebrews 1:14). So as you move, you have helpers. So, you’re are not alone. You are NEVER alone. He said “I will never leave you and I will never forsake you”
So, should I go to war over this or not? I don’t know, you tell me! You should know after reading this what you need to do. I believe this is clear. If you have any questions or comments, if this was helpful to you, please leave a comment below.