Prophetic Dangerous Biblical Manhood
Stand in the gap, guard the gate, a prophetic special forces soldier wearing the armor, knowing how to wield the weapon of the Word, marked with the seal of the promised Holy Spirit; all the while being broken bread and poured out wine – calling down fire from Heaven.
Much has been written on this subject. The purpose here is to collect a few thoughts on the matter.
2 Kings 1:13-15 “So the third captain of fifty went up, and came and fell on his knees before Elijah, and entreated him, ‘O man of God, please let my life, and the life of these fifty servants of yours, be precious in your sight. Look, fire came down from heaven and consumed the two former captains of fifty men with their fifties; but now let my life be precious in your sight.’ Then the angel of the Lord said to Elijah, ‘Go down with him; do not be afraid of him.”
Authority. Guard the Gate. Stand, Watch, Pray.
From John Sanford’s book Elijah Task: A Call To Today’s Prophets “The prophet stands not only in the power of Elijah, now a hidden prayer work, but in the spirit of Elijah, which is death to self-wish and aliveness to obedience in His Holy Spirit. They [prophets] are not manipulators, pulling strings behind the scenes. They are rather those who fight in the unseen against the real stringpullers, the devil, and the hidden forces of our own flesh. The prophets fight for freedom, that the inner man may be cleansed of obstructions for the working of the Holy Spirit.”
Clearing Obstructions. Jeremiah 31:3-4 “I have loved you with an everlasting love, therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you. Again I will build you and you shall be built.”
This is a quote from John G. Lake – a healing Evangelist in the early 20th century.
“Christianity is a strong man’s gospel. [and Women..and let me say something else..this is a topic for another discussion [refer to article: Godly Woman, Prophetess and Female Character] but God has a special place for a woman’s character and nature.] Christianity by the grace of God, is calculated to take the weak and fallen and erring and suffering and dying, and by applying the grace and power of God, through the soul of man, to the need of the individual, lift them up to the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. (John 1:29)
And finally to quote John Sanford again, – (Elijah Task, p. 130)
“.. only the cross can put a stop to this otherwise chain reaction of death. We must ask for help and thus convey its effect to every cycle of emotions, every consequence of human sin, every aspect of nature. Only as we respond to the urgency of God acting in and through the Holy Spirit to bring the filth of all men and earth to His Son’s cross does anything ever come to full resolution and thus to full stop.”
“To break every yoke. To let the oppressed go free. To satisfy the needs of the afflicted. The Lord will guide you continually, and satisfy your needs in parched places, and make your bones strong, and you shall be like a watered garden.” Isaiah 58