I hear Father say, “My Beloved Warriors fear not, take courage and stand your ground! Do not retreat! Do not shrink back — for its time to raise your Sword and Shield and dig your heels in deeper!”
Listen, the greater the manifestation of God’s Glory and Power on the earth, the greater the onslaught of darkness and wickedness will become!
I see the Fiery Darts of fear, frustration, discouragement, despair, doubt, unbelief and death flying by day and by night. Satan is waging war over the Testimony and Destiny of many Believers in this hour!
The enemy’s goal and agenda in this season is to distort, derail and destroy the Faith, Hope and Expectation of God’s People.
Satan’s demonic strategy is to divert our attention and indeed distract our affections away from the heart of The Father.
Satan comes to extinguish our passion and our pursuits for Kingdom Advancement in the earth. Satan comes to weaken and weary the warriors, causing many to retreat into the caves of obscurity, isolation and silence.
I hear The Spirit say, “Warriors stand still and do not be moved, for I have called and anointed you in this season to guard, to stand and to defend the ground that I have allotted to you as your Kingdom Inheritance!
Watch! For even now, My Spirit of Power, Strength and Might comes to enable, empower and sustain you in the midst of this raging battle for your Birthright and Destiny.
Beloved, trust in My Power to prevail, in My Wisdom to win, and in My Salvation to save you, for now is the time for you to take the land that I have given you.
Do not give in! Do not give up! Do not look back, and do not be afraid! Son/ Daughter, you must stand!
Be still and know that greater are those that are with you than those that come against you in this hour.
Now is the time to raise the Sword and Shield and dig your heels in deeper! Warriors, fear not! But Watch — for My Justice and Judgment shall come quickly and suddenly upon The Nations,” says God.
Declare : It is time for me to dig my heels in deeper and defend the ground of kingdom destiny!
Friends, as I heard The Holy Spirit speak those Words, the story from 2 Samuel 23 was quickened to me”
“And after him was Shammah the son of Agee the Hararite. And the philistines were gathered together into a troop where there was a piece of ground full of lentiles, and the people fled from the Philistines. “But he stood still in the midst of the ground, and defended it, and slew the Philistines and The LORD wrought a great victory!”
I believe The Father is calling us to be like the fearless warrior Shammah, who wouldn’t move, but he stood his ground in the midst of the lentil field and would not give in.
Even though he was greatly outmatched and outnumbered, and though it looked like an impossible situation before him, knowing that God on his side, he dug his heels in deeper and he stood still against a troop of mighty soldiers.
Shammah, being protected and empowered by The Spirit of The Living God, he guarded and he defended the ground he was standing on and a great victory was won.
We don’t need to wonder what would have happened if Shammah had given into the spirit of fear and intimidation and fled the lentil field! The enemy would have come in like a flood and lay siege to the land; his enemies would have surrounded it in order to force the people there to come out ,or give up control of their rightful inheritance.
Shammah was a man that “knew” what it was to stand in The Power and Authority of God.
Shammah did not shrink back, he did not give up, he did not run and hide, he did not look back, but he stood his ground and looked straight into the face of great opposition and demonic intimidation, and The Spirit of The LORD wrought for him a great victory. See 2 Samuel 23:11-12,
”and after him was Shammah the son of Agee the Hararite. And the philistines were gathered together into a troop, where was a piece of ground full of lentiles, and the people fled from the philistines.
… But Shammah took his stand in the middle of the field, defended it, and struck down the Philistines. So The LORD brought about a great victory!”
In this season, Decree:
I will not shrink back or retreat, but I will stand my ground!
I will lift my Sword and Shield and dig my heels in deeper to defend the field of my Destiny!
I am spiritually armed, prepared and rightly positioned for a great victory in this season!
Blessings to you all.
~ by Veronika West
RB: Wikipedia gives this highly appropriate meaning of this Hebrew name enabling us to stand in our future reality, as in the prayer Jesus teaches His disciples, ie “May Your Kingdom Come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven”: