John was a guest on Andrew Wommack’s live bible study on Facebook – you can watch it again here –
Let the saints rejoice in this honour and sing for joy in their beds, May the praise of God be in their mouths and a double edged sword in their hands, to inflict vengeance on the nations and punishment on the peoples, to bind their kings with fetters, their nobles with shackles of iron, to carry out the sentence written against them. This is the glory of all his saints. Psalm 149:5-9
As Christians, we are not called to fight the devil. Satan, the devil, is our adversary, but he is already defeated! He has been judged and we are the ones authorised to execute his judgement!
Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall, but they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles they shall run and not be weary and they shall walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:30-31.
The word translated “renew” above means “to bring back to life.” The picture is that of a tree that’s been hewed and chopped down and expected to die, but suddenly there has been a change and it’s brought back to life. It’s a kind of transformation where death is replaced with life.
Isaiah likens this to what happens when we “serve” the Lord, as we work in His Kingdom our strength is renewed! Weakness is replaced with His divine strength. It’s an exchange where you give Him your weakness and take His strength in its place, what a deal!
“But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and all of you know the truth (all things)”.
1 John 2:20
As a Christian, if you have received the Holy Spirit, then there is an anointing upon your life.
1 John 2:27 reads, “As for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit—just as it has taught you, remain in him”.
It says the anointing teaches you.