WAGE WAR WITH PROPHECY This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare (1 Timothy 1:18).
In Acts 5:26, the Bible says, “Then went the captain with the officers, and brought them without violence: for they feared the people, lest
they should have been stoned.” From the foregoing verse, there’s the captain, then there’re officers. The word “captain” is the Greek “strategos”, and that’s the ̄ commanding officer.
However, the word “officers” is “hupēretēs” (Greek), which refers to those that work with their hands; that is, those that carry out the assignment or instructions given by the “stratēgos”—the captain or
Then, when you read 2 Timothy 2:3, it says, “Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.” The word “soldier” is the Greek, “stratiotē s” and it’s different from both “strate ̄ gos” and ̄
“hupēretēs.” But when it says to “war” a good warfare as read in our opening verse, it uses “Stratiomai” for war. That refers to a commanding officer in the military expedition—a strategist. He’s not the “huperete ̄ s,” he’s ̄ not the “stratēgos,” but the strategist!
You’re required to be tough like the “stratēgos”; tough as a good soldier. But you’re not to carry out the “war” like the “hupēretēs”—the officers; rather, use prophecy. Hallelujah! Use prophecy to wage war;
that’s the strategy, and it’s a strategy of the Spirit. In prophecy, you’re declaring words of power, inspired by the Holy Spirit.
Use the spoken Word to frame and plan your course of life. The Word is a spiritual substance. That’s why it’s important you pray in the Spirit a lot. As you do, you’ll find yourself uttering words in your understanding that are inspired by the Spirit of God, by which you prevail over demons and the adversities of life.
I’m functioning in supernatural supply, strength, ability, wisdom, and knowledge. By the power of the Holy Spirit, I’m fulfilling God’s purpose for my life. I’m forever protected and fortified against all evil and wickedness in this world. I dwell in the safety and peaceful habitation of the Almighty; a place of glory, dominion, and everlasting joy, where I reign and rule with Christ over circumstances, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Hosea 14:2; Hebrews 13:5-6; Ecclesiastes 8:4
1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Romans 4 & Psalms 45-48
2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Ephesians 4:11-16 & Isaiah 49
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