2 Samuel 10:12 “Be of good courage, and let us play the men for our people, and for the cities of our God: and the Lord do that which seemeth good.”
Maybe you’d like to make the cover of Men’s Health or something, a cocky little half-smile on your face, flexing your massive biceps as you slightly lift your tight V-neck shirt to reveal your 6-pack abs underneath. What does that have to do with fighting the Lord’s battle. Get out of yourself and let God take control of your life. My brothers and sisters there was never a promise that the road will be an easy one … Stop laying blame for our failures. Tell Him you made a mistake.
That’s what many men think they want. But guys who invest their lives only in physical strength don’t advance God’s kingdom in the world — at least not that way. I have read where men went to the gum for years and never had anything to show for it. They eventually has implants done to prove that they are muscular men. That doesn’t make you a man. Take out the implants and you will still be the same person.
Men who are strong, men who are world-changers, men who are truly warriors are men who can admit their limitations. You have to admit you messed up and needs help. Lord I am a failure and I need you Lord. Ask Paul when he was on the road to Damascus. Warriors come forth and show yourself unto God who need not be ashamed rightly dividing the word of truth.
Tell it to Jesus as it is “Lord, I’m weak. And I need you.” Be a man and talk to Jesus who knows all your trials and tribulations. Lord I am weak and I don’t know this way. Yesterday I was talking to a minister and mentioned how I have this need to feed our ancestors. Oya and host, but I don’t know how to go about it. I have been seeking God for a long time and while in discussion I got the answer. I need to talk to one of my Elders and instructor and ask him to be the conductor.
I want to redefine the way you think about what it means to be a warrior. It’s not about cockiness and attitude; it’s not about six-pack abs and picking fights; it’s not about succeeding in life and winning everyone’s admiration or envy. Being a true warrior is about knowing the source of true strength. It’s about knowing your weaknesses and turning to God to empower you to be the man He made you to be. You don’t have to become Denzel Washington or James Bond, Bruce Lee or some other movie fighter to be a warrior.
So if you’re a peace-loving dude who feels like he’s not really struggling with any major problems, then keep reading. These messages are still for you. You’re already in a fight, whether you know it or not. Your spiritual enemy wants to take you out. He’s a master at making strong men weak. Sometimes he does that by making us comfortable, secure, and safe, resigned to a mediocre life because it’s familiar and doesn’t require much from us. Is that really how you want to live?
Though Satan makes strong men weak, God is in the business of making weak men strong. And God has a unique way of awakening the dormant warrior within to fight one battle that prepares us to fight and win an even bigger one.
Not only does God want you to fight, he wants to give you a cause greater than yourself. Then, once you love something enough that you’re willing to die for it, you’ll be set free to live. Consider what the leader Joab said to inspire his warriors in 2 Samuel 10:12: “Be strong, and let us fight bravely for our people and the cities of our God ” (my cities). Fight for a cause greater than yourself. It’s in you.
You know it’s there.
You can feel it.
You have the heart of a warrior.
Your servant and brother,
+ Sir Godfrey Gregg
Archbishop and Presiding Prelate
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