Excerpts from Charlotte Lives!
by Lucy Karen Clay as told by Rachel Rivers
~ 7 ~
Preparation for Battle
Some have asked me where in the world I found the stamina to walk this out with Jacob when there were so many uncertainties. My answer was and continues to be that God’s strength is more than enough.
We all need to be accountable to someone, but the need is especially great when we are in boot camp on the verge of war. The spiritual battle in this world for believers in Jesus Christ is never ending. In my wildest dreams, however, I would have never imagined what was to come. God provided a warning for me through a dream on May 2, 2012, in preparation for the war beginning May 25 that would soon engulf my life.
Jacob taught me how to put on the Armor of God many times during each day. Sometimes he would even lift up his right arm as if he had a sword in his hand when he spoke of the “Sword of the Spirit” and with his left hand hold the “Shield of Faith.” He knew he lived in a battle every minute of every day.
Ephesians 6:11-17 tells us to:
Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
We began learning the different Hebrew names of God and would speak them together regularly. There is an excellent book by Kay Arthur entitled, Lord, I Want to Know You, and in it she explains the meaning of each Hebrew name of God
|El Elyon||The Most High God|
|El Olam||The Everlasting God|
|El Roi||The God Who Sees|
|El Shaddai||The All-Sufficient One|
|Jehovah Tsidkenu||The Lord Our Righteousness|
|Jehovah||The Self Existing One|
|Jehovah-Jireh||The Lord Will Provide|
|Jehovah-Shammah||The Lord Is There|
|Jehovah-Shalom||The Lord Is Peace|
|Jehovah-Saboath||The Lord Of Hosts|
|Jehovah-Raah||The Lord My Shepherd|
|Jehovah-Mekoddishkem||The Lord Who Sanctifies You|
|Jehovah-Nissi||The Lord My Banner|
|Jehovah-Rapha||The Lord That Heals|
By Lucy Karen Clay ~ As Told By Rachel Rivers