Sound The Battle Cry!
By Linda C Dipman

   The winds blew hard and swirled the last small leaves into the wintry air.  The barren branches of each tree
stood unaffected as a dove flew quietly in and deposited an urgent message from the King of Kings.  

   A message of love and peace on earth rang through the forest.  Ending with thoughtful words of warning
pleading to all who would listen and to all who can hear the voice of God.

   My hands grew hot from the presence of the Spirit within me. Anticipating every word from the Lord I began
waiting, listening, and yearning for every whisper of God's loving voice.  

   Pay attention all who can hear this message from the Almighty God!

   My heart pounded and my blood pressure rose as the message became utterly clear that a battle was
brewing up in the unseen heavenly kingdom to test all mankind on the earth. A test so great that if God's
people aren't listening they will surely fail to endure the pain and suffering that will come into their lives.

   Satan was already waging a fierce battle against all God's Angels preventing them from coming to the aid of
His children. Satan and his angels were releasing a storm of evil with such great magnitude that a third of all
people would certainly be annihilated.

   I fell to my knees and beseeched God to hear my prayers for His children.  I asked Him to rouse His prayer
warriors to join my pleads and for Him to send a mighty fortress of His warring Angels to protect us from
Satan's evil intentions.

   The Spirit Dove once again flew in with a message of love and quickly retreated leaving in its shadow a
terrifying thought confirming my worst fears.  Christians have become complacent and have stopped listening
to the whisper of God.

   The words of God came flooding back into my mind reminding me of how many times He told me to 'Pray for
protection from Satan'.  When we pray, we defeat the devils evil plans, but when we don't pray protection we
are vulnerable to the attacks of Satan.

   The voice of the Holy Spirit rang out again warning of the impending disaster. The battle between good and
evil was raging as the pendulum began swaying in the devils favor.   

   The good people of the world are happy and content in their lives.  They have stopped praying, they have
stopped caring, and the devil has been given the freedom to wage a war of epic proportion. A war of storms,
earthquakes, and all forms of natural disasters.  A war of sickness and cancer that will affect all of the earth's
children.  A battle between countries and nations and evil leaders who desire influence and power.

   I ran to my computer and sounded the cry for all of God's children to fall on their knees and pray.  I pleaded
and begged sending article after article beseeching all who will listen and hear His voice of warning.  Take up
your Bibles!  Arm yourself with prayer!  Fight on the side of love!  Stand strong in the strength of the Lord and
aid your fellow Christians in their battle for God.

   Ephesians 6:11&12, “Put on all the armor that God gives you, so that you will be able to stand up against
the Devil’s evil tricks.  For we are not fighting against human beings but against the wicked spiritual forces in
the heavenly world, the rulers, authorities, and cosmic powers of this dark age.”

   Our world is a battlefield of unseen cosmic powers preying on all people who have not chosen a side.  A
force so horrific that all who are not listening will surely lose the battle and die.

   Ephesians 6:14-17,  "So stand ready, with truth as a belt tight around your waist, with righteousness as your
breastplate, and as your shoes the readiness to announce the Good News of peace.  At all times carry faith as
a shield; for with it you will be able to put out all the burning arrows shot by the Evil One.  And accept salvation
as a helmet, and the word of God as the sword which the Spirit gives you."

   I was like a watchman on the tower shouting the battle cry for all God's Christian soldiers to put on their
armor now and fight for the Lord. Listen to God's message.

   To my amazement a new message came flying on the wings of a dove excitedly proclaiming that God's
Children were listening and they were fighting for God.  The Spirit of God announced that the Internet
Christian soldiers were fighting the battle and spreading the message of Jesus to every corner of the earth.
   The Internet Christians are God's watchman and their prayers are resounding as they alert the whole world
to Satan's plan for the earth. They are reading their Bibles and praying for their brothers and sisters to win our
world for Jesus Christ!

   Ephesians 6: 18, "Do all this in prayer, asking for God's help.  Pray on every occasion, as the Spirit leads.  
For this reason keep alert and never give up; pray always for all God's people."

   My fears subsided and I let out a breath of relief!  Now I knew I wasn't alone hammering the computer
keyboard while hoping and praying that God's children would hear the whisper of God's loving voice.

   The great pendulum of the world that measures the invisible spiritual battle began to sway back to God's
favor.  Allowing the Angels of God to fly down upon the world like swarms of butterflies filled with the sweet
nectar of victory.  

   Thanks to my Internet warrior partners and their prayers another battle for God has been won!   Have a
very Happy New Year and keep fighting for the Lord!