Worshipping in Victory

1 Nov

Most Sunday, during of the services while Pastor Matt is preaching, we try to take some time to pray together as a worship team.  Today as we were praying for the service, the church, etc.  I felt like God gave me a picture of what is happening during worship.  To say that God gave me a vision may sound a little weird, but I believe it to be true.  Let me back up a bit.

When we worship God, we wage war against an enemy that is unseen.  Years ago I read a book called “This Present Darkness” by Frank Peretti.  It is a fictional book but it opened my eyes to the very real possibility of what is happening when we pray.  There is a battle going on between God’s angels and Satan’s demons. 

The Bible is very clear that there is a spiritual realm that we cannot see.  “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms” (Eph 6:12).  How do we fight this battle?  In prayer and in worship.

Here’s what I saw today:  As Pastor Matt was preaching and we responded in singing and worship, I saw this picture in my mind of dark figures holding onto the shoulders of many of the people in our church.  As we sang and received God’s word, mighty and beautiful angels filled the gym and fought these dark figures.  With swords they slaughtered the demons that were hanging on to people.  There was victory today.

But there were others that they Angels passed over.  They did not fight some of the demons.  They did not raise a sword.  Those people that the demons held on to were not ready to let go and let the Angels win.  Those demons stayed.

It broke my heart.

We have more power than we believe.  Here is the truth:  The same power that raised Jesus Christ from the grave lives in us.  Why do we not walk in this power?

Christians:  stand up.  Fight.  You already have victory!  If you let the Lord of Heaven’s Armies stand in your place, there is not even one who can stand against you.  When we worship, we are simply declaring God’s worth and proclaiming our victory. 

One more service tonight.  Got some more fighting to do. 

A little excited.

5 Responses to “Worshipping in Victory”

  1. Tricia Boganwright (Mom) November 2, 2009 at 6:13 p11 #

    Amen, preach it sister!! You are absolutely right–the Word, prayer and worship–done in the strength of the Spirit, unleash heaven’s power. Will be praying for that one more service!

  2. Amazoman November 2, 2009 at 6:13 p11 #

    Only a “little excited”? Good grief woman, storm Riverside!

  3. jenny ewalt November 2, 2009 at 6:13 p11 #

    Becca God was with you today. I felt Him in your words at third service, it took my breath away and I saw Him standing behind you as you spoke.

  4. Garry Kennedy November 3, 2009 at 6:13 p11 #

    You’re right on target! Proceed with your faith and God will reveal more to you. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Lindy Pardee November 3, 2009 at 6:13 p11 #

    That is so cool that God revealed that to you. I love being reminded that angel combat is going on and we each can directly effect it by our attitudes and worship. I’m sure I will be thinking of those images as I worship from now on 🙂

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