(August 19, 2008)

Boqer Or (Good Morning Light)!

Shalom Friends and Fellow Warriors,

There is something very special about the smell of holy fire in the morning when you have been in a victorious cleansing fire-fight with the enemy throughout the night!  I’m learning so much about effective tactical warfare thru the interfacing we are doing with the natural army here on the ground.  Let me continue to share these nuggets of spiritual protein to build your faith muscles in this exciting hour.

When special units are sent to hunt down demonized serial killers (i.e. terrorists) they have to be very shrewd and alert to the cunning maneuvers in urban warfare environment of where these terror cells hide.  In the same way we have to be very well trained to know what to be on the lookout for when we are in operations for hostage rescue (i.e. street witnessing).  last week we shared the famous text of the Messiah Yeshua from Matthew 10:16, “Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves; therefore be wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.”  However, the context of this famous text is in the commissioning of the early disciples to do street witnessing and home visitation!  What we need to be aware of in this late hour of rampant deception and the running packs of religious wolves is that the imperative command of the Messiah Yeshua for us to be innocent and wise is in the context of mobile and offensive ministry operations!  Just as there is in these last days wolves in sheep’s clothing so too we have been sent out by the Commander and Chief as warrior judges camouflaged in the meek and defenseless look of sheepskins!  Look at the wisdom of this precedent…when we are sent out to proclaim the Kingdom of God and heal the sick, raise the dead, freely give, etc… we do so in the camouflage of being like dumb, naive sheep who show no ability to defend for themselves.  Read Matthew 10 this morning and see this wisdom we are to use in the context of street witnessing and taking the fight right into the dens of iniquity.

Now let us read the parallel account of these operations in Luke 10.  I want you to key in on a very exciting tactical warfare principle that Yeshua brings out in verses 17 – 24.  As the disciples came back from hostage rescue from within enemy territory and were excited about the demons being subjected to them, He does not direct their attention to the famous epic event of the rebellion and fall of Satan in heaven as many teach.

The seventy returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name.”  And He said to them, “I was watching Satan fall from heaven like lightning.”  Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing will injure you.”  Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are recorded in heaven.” At that very time He rejoiced greatly in the Holy Spirit, and said, “I praise You, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and intelligent and have revealed them to infants. Yes, Father, for this way was well-pleasing in Your sight.

(Luke 10:17-21 NASB)

Now we have missed something here in many of our English translations of the original Greek phrase used here by the Messiah Yeshua.  He did not say I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven (a past tense event eons ago), but rather I was watching!  The imperfect tense here points to what was constantly repeated here…EVERY EXPULSION OF DEMONS MEANS A FALL OF SATAN!  Are you catching this dear friends?  When the disciples were sent out on special ops in street witnessing/hostage rescue operations, each time they healed the sick; raised the dead; drove out demons; and proclaimed the good news…Satan and his network was falling like lighting!  What an incredible tactic of warfare!  We are sent out like harmless doves but also secretly filled with wisdom and shrewdness (i.e. like a snake) knowing that though we look like defenseless and stupid sheep, we are actually camouflaged warrior judges inserted to wreck havoc in the kingdom of Satan.  And when we begin to heal the sick, etc, with His authority and strength, at the same time the Messiah Yeshua is watching in present tense the lighting like implosions of the enemy!

Now the text of Revelation 12:7-14 makes so much more sense.

And there was war in heaven, Michael and his angels waging war with the dragon.  The dragon and his angels waged war, and they were not strong enough, and there was no longer a place found for them in heaven.  And the great dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.  Then I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, “Now the salvation, and the power, and the kingdom of our God and the authority of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren has been thrown down, he who accuses them before our God day and night.  “And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even when faced with death.  “For this reason, rejoice, O heavens and you who dwell in them Woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, knowing that he has only a short time.”  And when the dragon saw that he was thrown down to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male child.  But the two wings of the great eagle were given to the woman, so that she could fly into the wilderness to her place, where she was nourished for a time and times and half a time, from the presence of the serpent.

(Revelation 12:7-14 NASB)

So each time demons are cast out, or the sick are being healed there is a command structure decay in the enemy’s heavenly configuration and one day soon he and his whole unit will come crashing down to the earth knowing that their time is short!  This is why the enemy hates and does his utmost to derail people who are wanting to be ambitious in street witnessing and offensive hostage rescue missions!  So get off the couch and turn off the TV set or computer monitor for inordinate amounts of time wasting entertainments of demons you are watching and get out there in tactical warfare mode!  Quit being outsmarted by the devil!  Turn the table on him!!!

It is in this place that you will experience the greatest joy of Abba and His Son Yeshua rejoicing in their plan of being more wiser than their enemies.  They have predestined us to be camouflaged in a sheep-like-weakness and yet in this commissioning of us going out to the wolves we are actually moving in the greatest battle configuration task force that all the military might of the nations combined cannot equal!  Glory to God!!!  This lifestyle of dedicating your life for hostage rescue is only revealed to the babes and not the “intelligent” or those who think they are wise!  This gives Him great pleasure!!!  So it is time to follow His imperative commands and to wise up like serpents!

Stay tuned there is more nuggets of spiritual protein for your nourishment on the way dear ones!

In His service for your faith,