When Y'shua took up His ministry the first order of business was to deal with the attacks of the devil. In this world, the war is never over. However, at certain strategic points the war intensifies. At the cross, for example. Messiah won that battle, but his disciples were not ready for what was happening, and they were caught off guard. Messiah had sounded the battle cry ahead of the key battle, but His closest disciples failed to really hear it, so they weren't ready. Under the pressure of the enemy attack, they were scattered as wheat in a storm.
Fortunately, with Messiah's help they were able to re-group and move forward. All except for one, the betrayer, who had yielded himself over to the devil, to his own destruction.
All of this reveals an important truth: no believer can afford to be caught unawares of the enemy's schemes. We simply have too much at stake to let that happen to us. And yet, it often does happen. Why?
Diversionary tactics are a constant threat in warfare of every kind, whether carnal or spiritual. The idea is to stir up a distraction to attract the attention of the opposing force, then hit them while they are distracted. This usually works with lethal effect. The devil has perfected this tactic, and has carefully studied each of us. He knows what each of us wants. These are the very areas he uses to try and tempt our attention away from the fight. Many a believer has been fooled by this tactic, often with bruising effect on their lives.
This is where the battle cry comes in. The sound of the trumpet and the battle cry that goes with it calls attention back where it is needed - to the point of attack. This is crucial - to get your head into the battle. "Situational awareness" is absolutely crucial to winning any battle. You must face your enemy and courageously close with your enemy to defeat your enemy. Anything less and you will be the loser in the exchange. This is just as crucial in the spiritual battle we are facing as it is on a carnal battlefield.
The enemy is closing in! Will you help us sound the battle cry?
Battlecry 2018 is the theme and purpose of all of our special 7th month programming this year, to begin about 10 days from now. Much of this will be streamed live to the public at YouTube, as a way to reach as many believers as possible. This will include live music from Spiritsong, and special live presentations you won't want to miss. Can you help us get the world out, which so many believers so desperately need to hear? Just post these images on your website, Facebook, Pinterest, and anywhere else you can think of.
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We've created a 1 minute YouTube video to publicize our Battlecry 2018 events. Could you share the video on your web site or Facebook page? To do so just click on the video graphic to the left and it will take you to the video on YouTube. From there you can select the "share" option you want to use. Its really easy and you will be blessing others with news of these free and uplifting events.
All of these special 7th month events will be suitable for, and available to the public. These Battlecry 2018 events will be informative, joyous, uplifting and encouraging for every believer. Live music from Spiritsong will be an inspiring and enjoyable feature of what we have planned. You won't want to miss this, as the Spirit moves in real time to strengthen and uplift us all! Please do your best to help us get the word out, to introduce this ministry to as many as possible.
Now, about tonight. Our meeting will focus on Messiah, and will show us how He dealt with the temptations of the enemy. Consider this a bit of a primer for Battlecry 2018. Our online Tsiyon meeting, begins at 8 PM CST at Tsiyon.Net. Come, and be encouraged!