I WILL GROW YOU LIKE A ROMAN SOLDIER (Spoken Words of Knowledge during the early hours of February 12, 2023.)
The Roman Army
The Roman Army was one of the most successful army in the history of the world. The training of Roman soldiers is described as being rough and very thorough. It’s interesting to note that they weren’t always in battle but spent a great deal of time training for it. They learned specific tactics and manoeuvres. They practiced fighting in formation and man-to-man. They went on to conquer territories and built roads, forts and aqueducts. They could swim and cross rivers in boats. They could build bridges and smash their way into forts. They kept rank and could march for 20 miles a day wearing heavy armors and equipment. In brief, a Roman Soldier is described as being a very disciplined and a well-trained fighting machine.
The Army of GOD
Of course this particular soldier’s training, purpose and mission will be entirely different than one who would have been recruited by the Roman Army. But he will be just as strong and effective, I am hearing “stronger” even! I am also hearing the Word “Detective”. Add to all this that a soldier enlisted in this army will be introspective not only of self; he will also discern the strategies and tactics of the enemy, and to investigate and solve crimes. Altogether, these highly-specialized soldiers will be obedient to their Master and Commander, the Lord Jesus Christ, and will be equipped by His Spirit and the Word to don on GOD’S full Armor. In brief, they will be thoroughly trained to battle against the darkness of this age; that is to say against the devil’s wiles and ruses while fulfilling missions of evangelism and deliverance. Praise GOD and thank you Lord.
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. **Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.** For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints— and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak. (Eph. 6:9-20)
Keep the Faith. And keep fighting the good fight!