Are You Not a Warrior? - David Hauser
Open wide, you gates, and be ye lifted up, you doors, that the King of Glory will come in. Who is this King of Glory, the Lord strong and mighty, the Lord is His name. Ps 24:7-8
Isaiah 58:12 says “that He is a restorer of streets to dwell in.” Yesterday we received a report of a cancer healing that our teams had prayed for over the last year. It was a terminal situation with tumors in the spine. We were involved in what I call warfare, in that there were times we cried, laughed and rejoiced over what God was doing. The oncologist was a man of few words, but two weeks ago he declared her cancer free! Romans 12:15 reflected the gamut of our emotions.
My wife and I have been asking God to take us to higher levels of authority against the works of the enemy. I guess I would call it divine discontent. The other day I was reading from Isaiah 9 and I was struck by the verse which says “every battle of the warrior is with confused noise; and garments rolled in blood, shall be fuel for the fire.” I heard the Lord say, “Are you not a warrior? Give Me your bloody garments and I will ignite them with My Holy Spirit fire and propel you to higher places in Me.”
Do we not all want to surrender our bloody garments, hurts, rejections, wounding, some brought on by ourselves, some by the enemy and let God consume them? What will be the result of this? It is found in verse 7, a verse that seemed so out of place given what was said in verse 6. “Of the increase of His government and peace there shall be no end…” I believe God said to me that as we surrender those hurts to His consuming fire, there will come governmental authority into our lives.
We see this fully manifested in Acts 28:1-6 as Paul found himself in what appeared to be an adverse situation; that out of the kindling fire, came the enemy and latched itself onto him. Can we not see that, out of hurts, the enemy hides himself but, because he was operating out of an Isaiah 9 principle, Paul was able to shake it off, with no effect from the venom. He then transformed the island with signs and wonders.
Dave and his wife, Glendae, are the USA Region 7 and 8 Directors.