Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Raise the battle cry and triumph over the enemy!

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Welcome back to A Good Bible Study! Don't you love discovering A Passionate Love: the Relationship Between God and You? I do and I am so blessed to be sharing this time with you.

We are searching for synonyms of "passion" in the Word of God. We've seen so many examples of His passion for us, and His desire for our passionate response, that there can be no doubt of God's incredible love for each of us. Can you deny it any longer?

God is a poet and his language is love, pure, passionate love.

The Book of Isaiah is rich with prophetic Hebrew poetry. "The Hebrews used parallelism in poetry and prophecy as a literary technique to emphasize a particular thought. . . Prophetic poetry uses colorful images that point to further meanings . . .with the use of evocative language." Nelson Study Bible

Read Isaiah 42:13 and you will see what I mean:

"The Lord will march out like a mighty man,
like a warrior he will stir up his zeal;
with a shout he will raise the battle cry
and will triumph over his enemies." NIV

Think about any great war movie you've seen. Braveheart comes to mind for me. Who is the hero every time? Someone self-sacrificing. Someone brave. Someone so passionate about his people that he will suffer anything and everything for them. Someone who is able to stir up the passion of all those around him with his eloquence and zeal for their freedom!

That's what this verse is describing. Can you see it?

Is there anything going on in your life leading you to need a hero? A mighty man of valor? Someone to stir up your zeal? Do you need a champion?

Pray. He is fighting for you. Sometimes the victory is right in front of us, sometimes it's hard for us to see where the battle has been won. But we can trust we are not alone and we can call on His nature as the One who is passionate about us and our needs!

Father, be a mighty man for me. Stir up your zeal on my behalf and triumph over those who try to destroy your work in me! I am so grateful that I am not alone in the trials of life. That I have a champion in You. Help me to recognize Your hand in my life and see Your triumphs, instead of looking only for my own will to be done. Help me to follow You, my victor, my champion, my Mighty Man of Zeal and celebrate in Your victories! Amen

Love, Karen

1 comment:

  1. Even though you posted this almost 6 years ago. Today, it proves that God is in the midst of this study, as it was all apart of God's plan to bring me to your blog. I have received a prophetic word and revelation on this as I've been studying the word "Crying". Upon further review, my research has lead me to the word, "wailing". I conducted research on the word "wailing" which later turned into a study on the "Wailing women". From the definition of "Wailing", I extracted another word, "Lament". This word brought me to Jeremiah the prophet, which in turn had me reading Jeremiah 52 and the whole book of lamentations. From my reading, I was lead to read Ezekiel Chapter 4. Today, I received a prophetic word from a co-worker about me going into battle and to continue to fight the fight of good faith, and that's when the revelation hit me. I heard the voice of God say, "Battle Cry". It all makes sense now, and to top it off, my research ended me here,.....to a message passed from God, through you,.... 6 years ago. I did face a battle this morning, and cried out to God, not in desperation or lament, but in victory as a battle cry! Thank you for allowing God to use you. For God is worthy!!!


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