Tuesday, June 11, 2013
I Am Not Afraid, I Was Born For This.
by Carolyn Hamlett
I am a warrior. I was born a warrior and I will die a warrior. A warrior is all I have been, all I will be, and all I have known. The truth about a warrior is that while a warrior may find love along the road, a warrior's heart and life can never fully be owned, for the warrior's heart, body soul and spirit will always belong to another...and there will his heart always be. I have been betrothed to battle, for I was made for battle.
Though a warrior may taste of love, it is only a taste, for a season, for a warrior's heart is forever passionate for the one he was made for, which is battle. He is either consumed with the planning and training for the next battle looming over the horizon or healing from the wounds of the last battle all the while anxiously desiring to be reunited where he belongs, fearlessly fighting once again on the front line.
The life of a warrior can be dangerous and lonely but so also are the lives connected to the warrior, which is why some warriors work alone either by choice or forced there. For me it is both by force and by choice. I am only as strong as my weakest link and the enemy knows that link, so I travel my path alone, strong and fearless to the front line...because I am a warrior and I was made to do battle and I will not fail. Much like a moth being relentlessly drawn to a burning flame, to its own detriment, so is my drive to do what I came here to do, even if it doesn't make sense to anyone else except to me or to another fellow warrior.
I have reached the autumn days of my life, a time I have waited for all of my life. I used to glory in the thoughts of the battle in the last days. I thought they would never get here. Time passes swiftly. I gloried for the day I would see "The Christ" take global rule and for the days when Christians would be extinguished from this earth so that Lucifer's plan would be accomplished.
Then twenty-seven years ago I became a traitor to the enemy. I had been a fierce and mighty warrior for the enemy. I threw away the armor of Lucifer and all he had given me and the Blood of Jesus Christ burned it all.
It has taken every moment of every day of these last 27 years to get me to where I am now. The enemy has put up a fierce battle to either keep me or destroy me. I have fought because that is my nature. I am a warrior. I know what it is like to be so wounded in battle that I can't get up. I know the feeling of rejection and hopelessness and despair that comes from the realization that no other soldier is willing to risk their life to at least drag me to safety. I know the point where death is no longer feared, of being too weak and wounded to move, that all I can do is wait for the enemy to find me so he can hatefully look me in the eyes as he gladly finishes me off with that last pierce of the bayonet. Often I have longed for such peace, to end the agony of being fallen and bleeding out. I still may have more of those times ahead, but I am a warrior and battle is calling me. "I am not afraid, I was born for this." I thought that was my own quote because it came from my heart of hearts. Tonight I discovered that the quote is also from a great warrior, Joan of Arc.
I most certainly do belong to the battle of all battles. The time is at hand. I was born for this. The front line has been calling my name. I came from the kingdom of darkness and there I shall return for the battle against it. I am not afraid and I will win, we will win, the warriors for the Kingdom of God!
Now I wear the armor of The King of Kings and the Lord of Lords...and though I am in the autumn years of my life, I am strong in His Power and His Might.
It is my prayer for all of you warriors: May God grant His strength to you warriors called to do battle. May God grant the loved ones connected to His warriors to support them in prayer and be there for them if they should fall wounded and and need healing. The body of Christ is one body. No one is insignificant. Everyone is needed. God has a place for all of us. We are the Body Of Christ, but Jesus Christ must be our head. Follow his lead. Follow Jesus Christ. If something you are being told from the pulpit in any way conflicts with what Jesus Christ taught, then reject the man at the pulpit and follow Jesus Christ. You will never go wrong.
It is time to put on the armor that God has laid out for you. Time to shine. Time for victory.
You wear the Righteousness and the Truth of the Righteous Creator, which the enemy cannot pierce nor challenge. Your feet are strong to walk the path of the Good News which is the recipe for peace. Our enemy is doing all he can to prevent that Good News from being heard which is the truth of who and what Jesus Christ is. That is what this battle is all about.
Your helmet is representative of salvation, the covering of the shed blood of Jesus Christ and that you belong to Jesus Christ and no longer to the world. It also represents the head of the body of Christ who is Jesus Christ Himself. The helmet represents His authority, and your authority that you have in His name. Put that helmet on. The covering of Jesus Christ is solid and impenetrable.
Pick up that shield of Faith. When you know the Power of God because you have seen it work, your shield is solid and secure.
The sword of the spirit is the very power of the Word of God that made the universe. It is His Law, it is Truth and there is no greater law than His. Much of what we face in the physical was spoken into being from the supernatural. There is NO greater power than the Word of God. You can fearlessly speak the Word as Jesus Christ did when he said, "It is written". He spoke the Truth which He also is. Jesus is the way, the truth and the life. He is the literal Word of God. We who have given our lives to be under the authority of Jesus Christ belong to Him and we represent Him.
Now, may the enemy see Jesus Christ when they look at you.
I had a dream a few years back that I believe was more than a dream. I had some dark cloaked figures approach me and seek to over power me. I felt the leading of God to do what I did next which was to look them straight in the eyes and fearlessly say to them, "See your destiny!" and with that I felt that what they were seeing from my eyes was a vision to them from Jesus Christ. They howled and screamed and their faces turned to dust.
Not by my power, nor by my spirit, but by Your Spirit, Lord Almighty.
We serve Truth, and Love. The "Gospel" is the message of Jesus Christ.
Remember his two commandments. Truly all 10 commandments are all a prescription for peace. As Jesus said, all 10 can be summed up into just two. If you love God with all of your heart mind and soul, you will want to love and treat your fellow man with the same love, fairness and respect that you yourself want for yourself. If you truly love God, you will become like Him. Check out the 10 commandments for yourself and see what I mean. When the Law of Love is written in your heart, you will not want to take a woman's husband from her or take a man's wife from him. It will be your nature instead, to pray for their marriage to be Blessed and strengthened. When Love is written in your heart, it is your nature to give, not covet or steal. There is no greater feeling in this universe than living selfless love. You will never get that by going into yourself. It is only found by giving of yourself, from yourself. If you have problems loving and giving or even forgiving, I encourage you to ask God to help you. He Will.
Follow Jesus Christ.
Thank you, "Urupipeṛ2 Ṫẁo" for making this beautiful and inspiring video!
Thank you for your kind and supportive words!