Targeted? Take up Your Sword?

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If the enemy can’t get to you, he will try to get at what is closest to your heart.  A mother’s heart is always for her children, just like our Heavenly Father’s heart is for His children.
And so I say for all of us warrior women, “When you think of me, pray for my children.”  Even if all is going fairly well with your children, what mother doesn’t desire prayer for her children, especially in today’s world?
Do you feel targeted?  Do you feel like your children are targets?  In Lisa Bevere’s book, Girls with Swords, she reminds us that we women are strategically targeted by the enemy, and so are our children, and we all need to take up not only our crosses, but our swords too!  
The enemy is against all those who belong to Christ we know, but you know when you have been targeted by the enemy of your soul.  Can I get a witness? 
No fear lovely one.  His perfect love casts out all fear.  Greater is He who is in us than he who is in the world.  We are more than conquerors through His love and His power, strength, grace, and peace working within us.*
 
#beawarriorwoman #nofear #morethanconquerors #takeupyoursword 
May we all take up the sword of the Spirit, and may all the children of all the warrior women be mighty on the earth. Amen. (Ephesians 6:17; Psalm 112)
 

 
What is your sword?  It is the word of God, alive and spoken out of your mouth:  
 
Ephesians 6:17 clearly defines the “sword” for all the soldiers who are following Christ:  “…and take up the Sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.”  The next verse tells us specifically to pray always and in the Spirit, persevering through every attack and battle of the enemy, and to pray for all the “saints” – so that includes all of us soldier sisters.
 
Targeted?  Take up the sword of the word of God, the promise or promises that God has given you for your children and pray and speak His Word over them today!  His Word will not return void in your life, but it will accomplish God’s purpose (Isaiah 55:11).
God’s Promise:
For I will give you abundant water for your thirst and for your parched fields. And I will pour out my Spirit and my blessings on your children. They shall thrive like watered grass, like willows on a riverbank.  (Isaiah 44:3-4)
We are all a target of the enemy, but we clearly see in Genesis 3:15 that the enemy originally targeted the first woman, Eve, and her seed as well: 
And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed.” 
The “Seed” is referring to the ultimate seed of Jesus Christ, The Messiah, who would come down through the bloodline that began with Eve, however, there is still application to us as women here.
In Lisa Bevere’s book, Girls with Swords, she discusses how we women are definitely “The Enemy’s Target” and uses references from Revelation 12:7-8, 12-17.  She clearly states that these references to the “woman” in Revelation 12 are referring to Israel, but, again, the parallel to all of us warrior women daughters of The Most High is applicable.
The following excerpt is from Lisa Bevere’s book, Girls with Swords:
“This passage reveals the name of one of heaven’s mightiest warriors, the archangel Michael.  In this war the dragon and his forces are not only defeated; they are displaced.  The ancient battle moves to different soil, and the dragon rages against God’s daughters.
 
     “But woe to you, O earth and sea, for the devil has come down to you in great wrath, because he knows that his time is short!” 
     And when the dragon saw that he had been thrown down to the earth, he pursued the woman who had given birth to the male child.  But the woman was given the two wings of the great eagle so that she might fly from the serpent into the wilderness, to the place where she is to be nourished for a time, and times, and half a time.  The serpent poured water like a river of of his mouth after the woman, to sweep her away with a flood.
 
Lisa’s quote:  “This passage is ripe with both spiritual and literal meaning, but wrapped in all the mystery, there is a clarion truth:  this devil-dragon-serpent is relentless in his pursuit of the destruction of the woman.” … Then later the dragon takes his war to her children.
“Then the dragon became furious with the woman and went off to make war on the rest of her offspring, on those who keep the commandments of God and hold to the testimony of Jesus.”  (Revelation 12:17) 
 
How many of us can relate to personally overcoming so many strategies and tactics of the enemy to take us out?  Many of us warrior sisters can relate to this.  Finally, after we gain some battle experience using our weapons of warfare that have been mighty to pull down numerous strongholds in our own lives, we begin to witness the enemy’s strategic pursuit to steal, kill, and destroy our children’s hearts and lives.* 
Have you been targeted?  Take up your sword!  You are more than a conqueror!  Arise and shine!  You were born for such a time as this and so was your seed!
 
May your children be mighty on the earth.  May your children be taught by the Lord.  May your children have great peace.*
Thank you @lisabevere, one of the many warrior women God has raised up for such a time as this. The true warrior women know who you are.  Rise up, lovely one, and be the warrior heroine your Heavenly Father has destined and equipped you to be!
A note of thanks for God’s beautiful gifts:
I am so thankful for all the beautiful warrior women whom I do not personally know @Joycemeyer, @lisabevere, @charlottegambill, @christinecaine, but who have personally spoken into my life through their writing, speaking and teaching as vessels of our Mighty Savior.  I am thankful for each of them and pray God continues to bless, protect and use them mightily as warriors of light in a world of darkness. 💜🙏
If you aren’t familiar with some of these mighty warrior sisters, I encourage you to check out their books.  Also Holly Wagner @hollywagneria, Lysa Terkeurst @lysaterkeurst & Beth Moore too!😊👍🏻💜🙏
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*References:  1 John 4:4, 18; Acts 1:8; Romans 8:11, 37-39; Psalm 112; Isaiah 54:13-14; 2 Corinthians 10:3-5; John 8:44; 10:10; Ephesians 6:10-18; Isaiah 60:1-5
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