Wednesday, September 26, 2012
A CALL TO ARMS" Excerpt from A Declaration to a Spiritual Soldier By Minister Speed
Hello my brothers and sisters. I greet you in the undisputable name of Jesus Christ in whose authority there is no contestation. I’ve written this book to personally thank and impact you with the knowledge that while men do not yet speak our name in fear and while no books have been written concerning our deeds, we have been given the power to become sons and daughters of God himself.
We have been counted more than conquerors in Christ; we are overcomers. The Spirit of God bears witness that we are correct to leave all, and press toward the mark for the higher calling of God in the Christ. For this reason, I say to you that this world has been given a time and the fullness of the Gentiles will usher in, as prophesies have spoken, the coming of scripture to pass. There shall be signs for those who are in Christ and know that they have been manifesting themselves precisely according to the word of God in whom there is no shadow of turning.
This is why we wait up on the LORD, as children wait on a father’s return, with all the expectancy of having the knowledge that “as it has been written, so it shall be done.” Remember, that this same Jesus, who was taken from you into Heaven, shall return in a like manner. We as true believers must renew our minds and heart to the last will and testament of our God. We must stand firm in our commitment to what he has not only asked of us, but what he’s promised. The word of God is not locked into the Ancient of Days, nor is it conditioned by man; His word is both timely and timeless.
It is time to come out of the world, so that you are not partakers of her sins, and that you do not receive of the plagues for her sins. My brothers and sisters, there can no longer be a desire to have a balance with the world and the Kingdom of our God, and our LORD which was established before the foundation of the world, and seen by the host of Heaven, experienced by the adversary when God came in the form of a man and drank from the cup, the redemptive solution, a virgin’s birth, a sacrifice, the cross, the atoning blood, death, resurrection, and ascension to the right hand of the throne of God.
We, who are believers in God through Jesus the Christ, are few and take heart that this saying is true. For many shall come in the last days saying, “Lord, Lord have we not prophesied in Your name and in Your name have we not cast out devils,” and the Lord replied, “While you knew of me, I never knew of you, depart from me you who practice a lifestyle of sin.”
My brothers and sisters take heart and love the Lord with all that you have because when we stand in the presence of Him, this world and all its pull will have been but a glance to the eternity of the coming glory we are to experience. Hold fast to your crown, and remember that there will be many who come to deceive you saying that there is a work that a man can do to reconcile himself to God. If that is true, that work would nullify the blood of Jesus the Christ.
The word speaks expressively of the latter days, that seducing spirits would draw men and women away from the truth which is in the fullness of the gospel and penned so precisely by God’s Spirit that it is written that even a fool cannot error. Understand that the spirit which draws away is the spirit of the anti-Christ. Know that the system that is the world is my enemy, and I make no conciliations, concessions, nor do I hold it up in what it says regarding God. That there are just as many ways to get to God as there are religions, and that if a person practice good works that assures them a position to stand before the throne as a member of the Kingdom of Heaven. Know that our God says that He is the only way, the only truth, and the only light; if a man does not believe that He is Christ, that person dies in his sins.
I have personally accepted the veracity of scriptures as reality. Not one dot of an I, nor shall the cross of the T be excluded from my Savior’s mouth before it will come to pass. Let the nations and non-believers be as such because one is, one was, and one is to come. That one is Jesus the Christ. In him, I have placed my complete trust and abandoned my mind, body, spirit and, soul to the called out Church of God of which Jesus Christ is head.
In closing, like Paul, I can honestly say I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision of my calling. God has revealed himself to me and called me to minister those things he has disclosed.
“To open the eyes of the lost, and turn them from darkness back to light, and from the power of Satan back to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and an inheritance amongst the set apart ones of Jesus the Christ. May God direct you in purpose and in strength. Amen