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Friday, January 20 By Wise Counsel Wage War
Topic: The Holy Spirit Gives Us the Divine Strategy
Plans are established by counsel; By wise counsel wage war. Proverbs 20:18 (NKJV)
So he answered and said to me: “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might or by power, but by My Spirit,’ Says the Lord of hosts. Zechariah 4: 6 (NKJV)
Daily Reading Plan
Proverbs 20:18 (NLV)-18 Make plans by listening to what others have to say and make war, by listening to the leading of wise men.
Proverbs 20:18 (NIV)-18 Plans are established by seeking advice; so if you wage war, obtain guidance.
Proverbs 20:18 (MSG)-18 Form your purpose by asking for counsel, then carry it out using all the help you can get.
To be successful in our lives and ministries we need the help of the Holy Spirit. There is no way to really know success and true victory without Him! Only with a divine strategy, that is given by the Holy Spirit, when we spend time alone in intimacy can we be able to experience all that God has for us in 2017. In Psalm 144: 1 tells us, ” Blessed be the Lord my Rock, Who trains my hands for war, And my fingers for battle.” Only God can train our hands for the battle in any war that we may face. It is the great power of the Holy Spirit that gives us confidence to face all opposition the enemy may throw at us.
The Holy Spirit prepares us to face the mountains of opposition that wish to hinder the Lord’s destiny in our lives. We must understand that opposition will be present in everything we do in 2017. This is why the Holy Spirit is the only one that can give us the weapons we need to defeat the enemy. In 2 Corinthians 10: 4 it says, “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.” Thank God that our weapons are not the creation of the human mind, but are given by the Spirit. Remember that it will never be with a great human army, or personal strength, but only by his Spirit!
The dependence on the strategy of the Holy Spirit is of utmost importance, and indispensable. Our strength and power is in the Lord! In Ephesians 6: 10-11 it reminds us of this, “Be strong, my brethren, 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. “Today is necessary to put on the Armor of God, strengthening us in spiritual power. The Holy Spirit has a strategy for your battle; he wants to train your hands for war. It is time to depend on His spiritual weapons of war.
Proverbs 11:14 (NKJV)-14 Where there is no counsel, the people fall; But in the multitude of counselors there is safety.
Proverbs 24:6 (NKJV)-6 For by wise counsel you will wage your own war, And in a multitude of counselors there is safety.
Luke 14:31 (NKJV)-31 Or what king, going to make war against another king, does not sit down first and consider whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand?
Proverbs 15:22 (NKJV)-22 Without counsel, plans go awry, But in the multitude of counselors they are established.
1 Kings 22:6 (NKJV)-6 Then the king of Israel gathered the prophets together, about four hundred men, and said to them, “Shall I go against Ramoth Gilead to fight, or shall I refrain?” So they said, “Go up, for the Lord will deliver it into the hand of the king.”
Proverbs 25:8 (NKJV)-8 Do not go hastily to court; For what will you do in the end, When your neighbor has put you to shame?
Judges 1:1-2 (NKJV) 1 Now after the death of Joshua it came to pass that the children of Israel asked the Lord, saying, “Who shall be first to go up for us against the Canaanites to fight against them?” 2 And the Lord said, “Judah shall go up. Indeed I have delivered the land into his hand.”
Judges 20:23 (NKJV)-23 Then the children of Israel went up and wept before the Lord until evening, and asked counsel of the Lord, saying, “Shall I again draw near for battle against the children of my brother Benjamin?” And the Lord said, “Go up against him.”
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