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The man of war

By Pastor Lazarus Muoka
14 November 2021   |   4:05 am
Our God is a man of war. Even prior to the creation of man, there was war in heaven, when Lucifer became so proud and wanted to take the position of God Almighty.

Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri (right) with General Overseer of the Lord’s Chosen Charismatic Revival Ministries, Pastor Lazarus Muoka (left) at the laying foundation stone ceremony of the Lord’s Chosen headquarters church in Bayelsa State… on November 5.

Our God is a man of war. Even prior to the creation of man, there was war in heaven, when Lucifer became so proud and wanted to take the position of God Almighty. It was in a battle led by Angel Michael that he was defeated and thrown down to earth. Matt. 11v12, says “and from the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven suffers violence and the violent takes it by force”. It is clear that serving God in truth and righteousness is never a bed of roses. There is battle in every scenario, hence God Himself is a man of war and has warriors in the fleet of His angels. The children of God are in constant battle against the Devil, who is attacking believers’ faith at every given time to force them lose confidence and trust in the God that created and gave them life. That is why it is written in Exodus 15:3-6 saying, “The Lord is a man of war: the Lord is his name. 4 Pharaoh’s chariots and his host hath he cast into the sea: his chosen captains also are drowned in the Red sea. 5 The depths have covered them: they sank into the bottom as a stone. 6 Thy right hand, O Lord, is become glorious in power: thy right hand, O Lord, hath dashed in pieces the enemy”.

As the man of war, God fights for His people and will never allow them to be put to shame before the enemy. All through the struggle of Moses to secure the freedom for the Israelites from the bondage in Egypt, God proved He is a man of war, ready at all times to fight for His people. After series of plagues that weakened both Pharaoh and the entire Egyptians, the Israelites eventually left Egypt, but Pharaoh pursued them with his army up to the Red Sea, where the people were enclosed by the sea in front and mountains on both sides. In His extraordinary power, God divided the Red Sea into two to allow the Israelites walk on the dry ground to cross the sea. But when the enemies wanted to follow suit to attack the people, He closed the water on them, letting them drowned in the sea. This is an unknown war strategy. He threw confusion in the midst of the enemies and finished them.

In the lead scripture, it is written that the battle of a warrior is with confused noise and garment rolled in blood. The confusion of noise will destabilise the enemy, leading to his defeat and death, as garment rolling in blood implies death.

When the children of God are entangled in battle with the enemies, God always comes either physically through the angels to fight or spiritually to put the enemy into confusion. God sending His warriors to fight battle was made manifest as written in Joshua 5:13-15 saying, “And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and, behold, there stood a man over against him with his sword drawn in his hand: and Joshua went unto him, and said unto him, Art thou for us, or for our adversaries? 14 And he said, Nay; but as captain of the host of the Lord am I now come. And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and did worship, and said unto him, What saith my lord unto his servant? 15 And the captain of the Lord’s host said unto Joshua, Loose thy shoe from off thy foot; for the place whereon thou standest is holy. And Joshua did so”. When the captain of the Lord’s army is at the leadership of any battle, victory is sure. The Lord has physically sent His captain to lead the war for the Israelites.

It would be recalled here that while Joshua was fighting the allied forces of five kings in his campaign to take over the Promised Land, he commanded the sun to stand still and never to set, until the Israelites finished the conquest. It takes a man who has the backing of the Almighty God to command the sun to stand still and nature will obey him. He gives them protection and ensures the enemy is put into confusion. That is why the Bible says in Isaiah 54:15-17, “Behold, they shall surely gather together, but not by me: whosoever shall gather together against thee shall fall for thy sake. 16 Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth the coals in the fire, and that bringeth forth an instrument for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy. 17 No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord”.

God has different strategies in the warfront. In some situations, He would weaken the enemy’s weapon, rendering it useless. The one elected by God will not be harmed by the weapon, even when it is used against him. There are times God puts confusion in the enemy’s camp. As all these are deployed in the warfront, the believers the enemy is fighting are always the beneficiaries. By the grace of God, I directed my congregation to always declare they are CHOSEN, whenever they are confronted by the enemy in any form, be it armed robbery agents, kidnapping syndicate, or any other representation of the enemy. This strategy has been working, as God is using that tactics to fight our battle for us. God always proves Himself as the man of war by fighting for the Christians, the believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Moses confirmed this in Exodus 14:13-14, which says “And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, standstill, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will shew to you today: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen today, ye shall see them again no more forever. 14 The Lord shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace”. God is a man of war and He is ready to fight for you, if you come into the family of God by repenting from all your sins and accepting Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour. God will prove that He is a man of war in your life by fighting on your behalf. Have faith in God and He will fight for you in Jesus name.

God Fights For The Chosen Ones

Chosen mothers with their children during dedication at the headquarters church in Ijesha, Lagos

MY name is Sister Patience David. I reside at Ogbolo Estate, Kirikiri, Lagos. I joined Chosen in 2003. I thank God for making me a Chosen.

My testimony is that I have a boundary between my land and Swiss Oil. I have two remaining plots of land to build on. My house is on one side, but as they were working, the fence I constructed fell. They wanted to construct another one. So, Swiss Oil bought the land on the left and right sides before the boundary between us. They wanted to make a fence and block the street, which would not have favoured me. All the landlords on the street said Swiss Oil should block the street with the fence. But if the man put a gate there, it would not favour me because I wanted to use the remaining two plots of land to build shops.

The whole estate was against me. When the matter became tough, I came to the church here and tabled the matter before God. I also sowed a seed. After that, l did not disturb myself again. Eventually, they started building the fence. They left their own land and came to my land. I went to them with my land documents, and made them to understand that they had encroached into my land, but they didn’t listen to us. My husband became worried, but I told him not to worry, and that God of Chosen would take control of the situation. They started the fence and finished it, but on the night of that day, the fence fell down. In the morning, I went out on my balcony and saw what happened. I laughed. After three weeks, they started the fence again, but as soon as they completed erecting it, the fence collapsed again in the night. When I saw it, I began to laugh.

They came again the third time after two months and erected the fence again. In the midnight, the fence fell again, making it three consecutive times it had fallen. Then, they went and brought some people to test the soil. After testing the soil, they started surveying the land. Meanwhile, the fence was falling into my land and was helping to fill my land. After the survey, the surveyor said in Yoruba, “Olorun lonja fun won,” which means (God is the one fighting for them). As this was going on, my husband was afraid and people were mocking me and saying that Otunba Swiss Oil would drive us away, but to God be the glory, He gave us victory. I thank God for granting my husband and I victory. May His name be praised forever in Jesus name! I pray for our General Pastor and his family, Chosen ones worldwide, heaven at last in Jesus name. Praise the Lord!
Sister Patience David, Kirikiri, Lagos State.

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