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Teaching: 7 Qualifications To Be A Commander In The Lord’s Army (Harold Herring)

Teaching: 7 Qualifications To Be A Commander In The Lord’s Army (Harold Herring)

7 Qualifications To Be A Commander In The Lord’s Army

Written by Harold Herring. .

Just over a year ago, Texas Governor Rick Perry issued a proclamation making me an Admiral in the Texas Navy.  I was humbled and honored … not as much by the act as by the recommendation letter from my staff that prompted the appointment.

And yes, there is a Texas Navy and the only way you can be a part of it. . .is through appointment by the Governor.

Do I enjoy being an Admiral?  Absolutely.

In fact, in the words of Captain James T. Kirk of the Starship Enterprise . . .this is the Admiral’s Log 1.29.12.  Notice the smile on my face. . .okay, back to business.

My purpose in this teaching is to let you know that you also have a military title but it’s not honorary. . .it was earned.

You are a commander in the Lord’s Army.

According to dictionary.com a commander is:

“A person who commands.  A person who exercises authority.”           

However, in a spiritual context, a commander is someone who exercises authority over the commands of the Lord.

Here are seven qualifications for being a commander in the Lord’s army.

  1. Always receive your orders/commands from the right person.

A General would never take orders from a private.  An Admiral would never take orders from a Captain.

Success in life is dependent upon your ability to recognize, honor and obey the commands issued by the proper authorities . .  .the person in charge.

Joshua 5:14 in the Message Bible says:

“He said, “Neither. I’m commander of God’s army. I’ve just arrived.” Joshua fell, face to the ground, and worshiped. He asked, “What orders does my Master have for his servant?”

Who should we receive our orders from. . .what authority and by what authority?

Matthew 28:18 says:

“And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.”

If you’ve got the power. . .then you’re in command under the Lord.

  1. Understand the importance of specific commands at the right moment.

No doubt you’ve experienced defining moments in your life. . .when you feel the presence of the Holy Spirit directing your way.  During those precious moments you recognized and honored the words being spoken to you. . .whether audible or otherwise.

Joshua 5:15 in the Message Bible says:

“God’s army commander ordered Joshua, “Take your sandals off your feet. The place you are standing is holy.” Joshua did it.

It happened to Joshua before a great victory.

Exodus 3:2 says:

“And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed. . . And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.”

It happened to Moses before God used him to set his people from the bondage of slavery.

Are you ready for this?  It will happen to you. . .if it already hasn’t. . .and it will happen more than once.

  1. What will lead to your appointment as a commander in the Lord’s end-time army?

God wants you to be a commander in His end-time army of believers. . .winning the lost and discipling the found while they’re still around.

Isaiah 55:4 says:

“Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people, a leader and commander to the people.”

What is the criterion for being appointed as a Commander?

Isaiah 55:3 says:

“Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David.”

The Amplified Bible translation of Isaiah 55:3 says:

“Incline your ear [submit and consent to the divine will] and come to Me; hear, and your soul will revive; and I will make an everlasting covenant or league with you, even the sure mercy (kindness, goodwill, and compassion) promised to David.”

The key to your appointment as a commander. . .to your success in life. . .is your willingness to listen to and obey His life changing and life enriching words.

When you do what’s right before Him . . .obeying his Word. . .you’ll be amazed and blessed at what’s in store for you..

Isaiah 55:4-5 in the New Living Translation says:

“See how I used him to display my power among the peoples.  I made him a leader among the nations.  You also will command nations you do not know, and peoples unknown to you will come running to obey, because I, the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, have made you glorious.”

  1. Commanders bring offerings for the work of the Lord.

Numbers 31:51 in the Amplified Bible says:

“So Moses and Eleazar the priest received the gold from all the military commanders—all kinds of jewelry and crafted objects.”

How much gold are we talking about?

Numbers 31:52 says:

“And all the gold of the offering that they offered up to the LORD, of the captains of thousands, and of the captains of hundreds, was sixteen thousand seven hundred and fifty shekels.”

In reading a number of other translations and reviewing Strong’s Concordance. . .the amount of gold offered to the Lord was roughly 400 pounds. . .which amounts to 6,400 ounces.

In today’s market, the 6,400 ounces of gold with a value of $1,600 per ounce would equal and offering of just over $10,000,000 dollars.

When you put the work of the Lord first. . .you also get blessed.

Numbers 31:53 in the Amplified Bible says:

“For the men of war had taken booty, every man for himself.”

God wanted His children to be reminded of His faithfulness to perform what He had promised.

Numbers 31:54 in the Amplified Bible says:

“And Moses and Eleazar the priest received the gold from the commanders of thousands and of hundreds and brought it into the Tent of Meeting as a memorial for the Israelites before the Lord.”

  1. You might not understand why God is doing what He does. . .but He does.

Your journey to successful living and financial freedom might not start the way you think or thought it should start.  You might end up taking a different path to your goal than what you imagined.  The reason is simple.

Isaiah 55:9 says:

“For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.”

God sees things we don’t see. . .understands things we don’t. . .that’s why our unquestioned obedience to His commands is absolutely essential.

1 Samuel 22:2 in the Amplified Bible says:

“And everyone in distress or in debt or discontented gathered to him, and he became a commander over them. And there were with him about 400 men.”

Never try to figure things out on your own.   We often mistakenly try to bring God’s thought process down to ours. . .when we, in fact, should be lifting our thought-processes up to His level.

Make the most of whatever hand your dealt. . .knowing that God is the One who raises the stakes and offers you even better opportunities.

God always has a plan. . .but not only that. . .His plans work.

  1. Always look to God to meet your needs. . .not man.

Commanders in the Lord’s Army should never lose their humility or fail to recognize why they are where they are.

2 Kings 5:1 in the Amplified Bible says:

“NAAMAN, COMMANDER of the army of the king of Syria, was a great man with his master, accepted [and acceptable], because by him the Lord had given victory to Syria. He was also a mighty man of valor, but he was a leper.”

No question. . .Naaman was “somebody,” however, he was no doubt impressed with who he was and what he had accomplished.

After all, the King held him in such regard that he sent him to the King of Israel with a letter of introduction and a pretty nice offering for the prophet.

2 Kings 5:4-5 in the Amplified Bible says:

“So Naaman told the king what the young girl from Israel had said. “Go and visit the prophet,” the king of Aram told him. “I will send a letter of introduction for you to take to the king of Israel.” So Naaman started out, carrying as gifts 750 pounds of silver, 150 pounds of gold, and ten sets of clothing.”

Let me put this in perspective. . .Naaman was traveling with 12,000 ounces of silver worth $408,000 ($34 per ounce) and 2,400 ounces of gold ($1,600 an ounce) worth $3,800,000 in today’s economy.  Plus ten Armani suits ($2,000 times ten) $20,000.

No doubt Naaman was consumed with his own self-importance.

When Naaman was told by the prophet to dunk himself in the Jordan River seven times he was offended for two reasons.

First, he felt slighted by the prophet because he didn’t speak to him personally.

2 Kings 5:9-11 in the Amplified Bible says:

“So Naaman came with his horses and chariots and stopped at Elisha’s door. 10 Elisha sent a messenger to him, saying, Go and wash in the Jordan seven times, and your flesh shall be restored and you shall be clean.  11But Naaman was angry and went away and said, Behold, I thought he would surely come out to me and stand and call on the name of the Lord his God, and wave his hand over the place and heal the leper.”

Naaman was saying, “Doesn’t this prophet know who I am. . .and who is he to treat me this way.”

It’s always important to remember that pride leads to sin and problems.

Proverbs 13:10 says:

“Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.”

Proverbs 29:23 in the New Living Translation says:

“Pride ends in humiliation, while humility brings honor.”

Dwight L. Moody the great evangelist once said:  “Be humble or you’ll stumble.”

One of the most painful falls a person can face is when they trip over their own ego.

Second, Naaman was upset because of what others might think.

2 Kings 5:10 says:

“But Elisha sent a messenger out to him with this message: “Go and wash yourself seven times in the Jordan River. Then your skin will be restored, and you will be healed of your leprosy.”

No doubt Naaman was wondering what his servants would think . . .what passersby’s would think. . .what people would think about a man of his stature dunking himself in such a dirty river.

Are we more concerned about looking ridiculous or obeying the man, word or voice of God?

No one else can fight your battles. . .no one else will answer for your obedience to His directions or lack thereof on judgment day. . .no one else can walk in your shoes. . .but you.

Here’s a revelation. . .what someone else ‘thinks’ . . .will do nothing to change your circumstances. . .but you can.

It’s interesting to me that Naaman, a Commander. . .no, the Commander of the Syrian Army was having difficulty obeying commands if they didn’t reflect what he perceived to be his position in life.

The story of Naaman is a perfect example of how even Commanders must be vigilant not to allow sin or doubt enter their lives and thought processes.

  1. Commanders never quit. . .until they’re victorious.

Those in authority have a presence. . .a confidence in who they are and it’s evident to those near them.

For years, I’ve said that when you’re in charge. . .you don’t have to tell those who understand authority because they will recognize and honor you.

Those under authority are always ready to follow the orders of those in authority without hesitation or reservations.

Those in command also have a confidence that despite any and all adversity they will ultimately triumphant.

Let’s look at the life of Naaman again. . .to learn two more valuable lessons.

First, don’t quit—or give up when it looks like all is lost

Naaman, who already had his pride wounded, could have quit after going down the first, second, third, fourth, fifth or sixth times. . .but he didn’t. . .and as I said earlier, his obedience to the man of God brought his deliverance.

If Naaman had quit. . .he would have never experienced miracle manifestation.

Psalm 27:13 in the Message Bible says:

“I’m sure now I’ll see God’s goodness in the exuberant earth. Stay with God! Take heart. Don’t quit. I’ll say it again: Stay with God.”

Have you ever gone through personal adversity. . .something that was publicly embarrassing. . .and looked around to find that those folks you thought were your friends were nowhere to be found?  You do have one friend who will never quit on you.

Psalm 37:27 in the Message Bible says:

“Turn your back on evil, work for the good and don’t quit. God loves this kind of thing, never turns away from his friends.”

As the contemporary worship song says, “I am a friend of God.”  But more importantly, He is a friend of yours and when you don’t quit or give up. . .He’s right there with you.

Second, your victory is assured because you obeyed your instructions.

Naaman lost more than his leprosy in the River Jordan. . .he lost his need for pride because he found something even more powerful through his clean bill of health.

2 Kings 5:15 in the Amplified Bible says:

“Then Naaman returned to the man of God, he and all his company, and stood before him. He said, Behold, now I know that there is no God in all the earth but in Israel. So now accept a gift from your servant.”

Naaman was down . . . but He came up out of the muddy Jordan. . .a new man. . . recognizing Jehovah God as the only true and living God.  His heart was turned from one that was self-indulgent and full of pride. . .to one that was ready to give gifts to the man of a great and glorious God.

A commander is moved by the circumstances of life. . .because he has intimate knowledge of the Supreme Commander.  He also has a guaranteed assurance that he will win.

One more thing. . .those under authority who obey commands will ultimately exercise great authority.

Those in authority have a presence. . .a confidence in who they are and it’s evident to those near them.

For years I’ve said that when you’re in charge. . .you don’t have to tell those who understand authority because they will recognize and honor you.

Wait, one more thing. . .it just came to me.  God’s desire is for you to be a Commander in His end-time army. . .so stop acting like a private.

7 Qualifications To Be A Commander In The Lord’s Army

https://haroldherring.com/blogs/harolds-blogs/richthoughts/24-7-qualifications-to-be

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Prayer For Healing Of The Righteous (Ed & Sue Waldon)

Prayer For Healing Of The Righteous (Ed & Sue Waldon)

Prayer for Healing of the Righteous – Ed and Sue Waldon

Prayer for Healing of the Righteous

Nov 21, 2019, 8:00 AM
Ed and Sue Waldon

Heavenly Father, in Jesus Name and by His power,

Heal the righteous!  Send forth Your healing power into our bodies to heal our thoughts and any physical aliment.  We ask for You to manifest your glory in our midst.  We ask for Your Presence and Power to saturate us in every way and make us new.  We need Your Holy Spirit to touch us and cleanse us in every way from all depression, sickness and disease.

Send us Your glory to resurrect our thinking and how we see You.  You are the Almighty God and already know what we need, so send Your healing power and resurrection glory into the righteous right now.  We expect Your love to be manifested in our midst and Your strength to be on display among Your people.  Forgive us for all our sins and shortcomings against You and Your divine majesty.  We repent of all our evil deeds and words and thoughts.  Make our thinking pure in Your eyes, through the blood of Jesus Christ.

We plead for the Holy Spirit to overwhelm us with the love of Christ and penetrate our stony hearts and make them hearts of flesh to receive all Your benefits.  Let us not forget Your benefits to forgive all our iniquities, to heal all of our diseases, to redeem our lives from destruction, to crown us with lovingkindness and tender mercies, to satisfy our mouths with good things, and to renew our youth like the eagles.  You are the Healer, and we are Your children expecting a miracle in our lives.

We reach out to You in faith, believing for miracles right now in our lives in finances, physical healing and release from torments of the mind and body.  YOU are the great physician and heal us in all respects.  Touch our minds and deliver us for all oppression and depression and make our thoughts pure before you with freedom in Christ and send Your unspeakable joy into our hearts and minds.  Deliver us from all unrighteousness, and make us new in Your sight.

Send Your glory into our midst.  Let us not be a beggars, but let us be children rejoicing in Your mighty provisions and presence.  We expect Your love to be sent into our hearts and overwhelm us with Your presence and peace.  You are Spirit and there is no limitation of You.  You are capable of anything.  You can do the impossible.  You can create in us new minds, hearts and physical stamina.  You make ALL things new, and Your mercies are new every morning.

Let us cry out for Your mercy on us and receive all the benefits of Your glory and Spirit.  You make a way where there seems to be no way.  You create a path for us in the wilderness of life and You have not forgotten us, though we have forgotten You days without number.  Let us seek You always; let us seek Your face and Your freedom in Christ.  This is true freedom – to know Your Truth and be set free.

All Your promises are Yes and Amen.  We reach out to the Word of God and hold on to it with all our being.  We trust the Word of God above all things.  Every jot and tittle WILL be fulfilled.  We are part of that fulfillment right now in asking for You to move in our midst, in Jesus Name.

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Much Watch History Lesson Teaching: To Become Human Gods! Thats What The Elite Want And Believe! (Nicholson1968)

Much Watch History Lesson Teaching: To Become Human Gods! Thats What The Elite Want And Believe! (Nicholson1968)

You want to know who really runs this country…..watch video and check out what they have in the Library of Congres. Also how Albert Pike who received all instructions and visions from Lucifer (satan) on how to bring about 3 World Wars. 2 down and 1 to go. Aim to destroy Christianity and all Atheism …….

Intensely powerful. Tremendous volume of info… going to have to watch it again and pause on the pages of txt, because so much info is there. Intensely relevant, ahead of its’ time.🌹🙏🎯
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The Next Grand Solar Minimum, Cosmic Rays & Earth Changes

The Next Grand Solar Minimum, Cosmic Rays & Earth Changes

The next Grand Solar Minimum, Cosmic Rays and Earth Changes (an introduction)

What to expect in a Grand Solar Minimum. How does an increase in galactic cosmic rays affect the Earth’s climate and also tectonic activity?Here is a simplified description of the basic mechanism:

A solar maximum is the period within the 11-year solar cycle of high solar magnetic field and high sunspot count. Sunspots are highly magnetic and visually dark spots or ‘holes’ in the photosphere of the sun, where solar flares can erupt.

A solar minimum is the low activity trough of the 11-year solar cycle (Schwabe Cycle). A Grand Solar Minimum is a period of several successive very low Schwabe Cycles, usually coinciding with phases of climate disruption and – in the long run -cooling. An example is the Maunder Minimum (c. 1645 and 1715) that coincided with the coldest phase of the Little Ice Age. The Little Ice Age, from which we have been emerging since c. 1850, was the coldest period of at least the last 8,000 years, possibly the entire Holocene. Grand Solar Minima recur in clusters roughly every 200-400 years. 27 Grand Minima have been identified during the Holocene (Usoskin et al. 2007). Thus, we were in Grand Solar Minimum about 1/6 of the total time.

The sun emits a magnetic field through the solar wind (flow of charged particles) that reaches as far as the outer planets, this region of the sun’s influence is called the heliosphere.

  1. Solar Maximum

During Solar Maximum – when sunspot count is high – a stronger solar magnetic field and solar wind block more cosmic rays from the solar system and this prevents them from entering the Earth’s magnetosphere, atmosphere and lithosphere (Fig. 1).

 

Cosmic Rays Solar Maximum

Cosmic Rays, Solar Maximum. Graphic Sacha Dobler AbruptEarthChanges.com

Fig.  1 Solar Maximum, strong solar wind, high magnetic field strength. Dark sunspots indicate increased release of solar flares and Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs). Much of the cosmic ray influx is blocked from entering the heliosphere of the solar system. Also, more of the electromagnetic radiation such as Gamma- and X-rays from space are blocked from the inner solar system. Graphic: Sacha Dobler, AbruptEarthChanges.com

Cosmic rays are highly energetic atomic nuclei or other particles (e.g. protons) traveling through space at a speed approaching that of light, thus the term “rays” is technically misleading since they themselves don’t constitute electromagnetic radiation. When cosmic rays enter Earth’s atmosphere, they disintegrate in a cascade into subatomic particles, which act as cloud (-condensation) nuclei by ionization and thus instigate low level cloud formation (cloud seeding).  See: NEW STUDY:  Cosmic Rays, Solar activity have much greater impact on Earth’s climate than models suggest.

Cosmic rays are accelerated by distant supernovae and other violent events in the cosmos.

The cosmic rays we are primarily concerned with here in the context of solar cycles are called galactic cosmic rays – high energy particles from outside the solar system, but recent studies have shown that many of them originate outside of our Milky Way galaxy and thus are actually inter-galactic cosmic rays.

The Sun itself also emits cosmic rays (solar cosmic rays), but these are of lower energy density and thus have less effect on Earth. So, when a quieter sun during solar minimum emits less solar cosmic rays, this does not counterbalance the cloud seeding effect of the increased galactic cosmic rays.

In addition, in solar maximum, the strong solar magnetic field not only blocks out more cosmic rays, but also more of the electromagnetic radiation from space, such as harmful gamma-, X-rays and UVC.

Expect a lot more cooling as we officially enter into this Grand Solar Minimum. We haven’t seen this in hundreds of years or more. We will see a rapid and brutal decline this next ten years + … Eruptions, earthquakes, sinkholes, larger ice storms, snow storms, flash floods, and erratic bad weather all around. https://abruptearthchanges.com/2018/01/14/climate-change-grand-solar-minimum-and-cosmic-rays/
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