“no weapon that is fashioned against you shall succeed,
and you shall refute every tongue that rises against you in judgment.
This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord
cand their vindication5 from me, declares the Lord.”
You may be in a time of spiritual battle, struggling from one thing to the next. Allow me to comfort you and tell you, you are not alone and in fact, you are in good company! There is so much shifting in the spirit realm that one feels isolated in their troubles. Have no fear because the Holy Spirit is here! Jesus Christ by His death, giving us full authority. The Word reminds us that He left us a Comforter and Enabler, the Holy Spirit.
Last night, two friends and I attended the launch of ’emPowered Woman’ magazine, the brain-child of a friend and member of our Church. The event although small, warm and so inspiring, gave testament to a very big dream that the Lord laid on the heart of Edith Kareko-Munene. One of the Pastors present noted that women in Kenyan society are expected to walk in their husband’s footsteps, but that God is indeed doing a new thing, breaking societal moulds and expectations. There is no woman happier than I am! I studied abroad and struggle with attitudes, perceptions and beliefs of a woman’s place in society. I had two strong grandmothers, both bold, daring and commercially independent coffee farmers, well into the end of their days. So the idea that all my plans and activities are enirely dependent on the men in my life just saddens me beyond comprehension.
The good news? It’s a new day dawning for the women of my nation and our God is in charge of this transition. Nothing can stop God and thank God for that! Pray with me that this battle will be won one battle at a time, as we take up our mantle and fight for what is Godly and right!
“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in fthe strength of his might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. 14 Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. 16 In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; 17 and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, 18 praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints”
There are no chinks in this armour! Victory is assured – press on, pray on, praise on!