God is preparing the church for a great endtime assault of wickedness on the church and the world. God is preparing an army that he will use to "set the captives free". We are to develop ourselves for warfare.
Often times, we confuse our mission with the RED CROSS and the church becomes a bless ME club or let's take care of the sick and dying.
There is a place for that, it is called the infirmary. The quote below was sent to me and it really speaks to the time we live in at most churches:
"Distortions often arise when the church is not living up to its potential. Consequently, many people think the church is an infirmary where sick people go. We limp along In unbelief, hoping the rapture will come soon and take us out of this miserable defeat.
The church is not an infirmary; it is a military outpost under orders to storm the gates of hell. Every believer is on active duty, called to take part in fulfilling the Great Commission.
Thankfully, the church has as an infirmary that ministers to the weak and the wounded, but the infirmary exists only for the purpose of the military outpost. Our real call is to be change agents in the world, taking a stand, living by faith and fulfilling our purpose for being here!"
Taken from the book Victory over the Darkness by Neil T Anderson
Thank God for all those who work and help to heal our spiritual soldiers. Let's get them whole again, and put them in spiritual training, so they can join us on the front lines again.
It's time to wake up the mighty men, sound the alarm, there is a sound of war!
- Pastor Henry Shaffer
Spiritual Freedom Network