Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Muster the Troops

On Friday evening as we began our "Set in Order" gathering for the Texas Apostolic Prayer Network and Prince of Peace Church, Janet Askins sounded the shofar.  The word of the Lord for the day is "muster."  He is sounding the alarm.  He is mustering the troops. The dictionary defines muster as:
  1. to assemble (troops, a ship's crew, etc.), as for battle, display, inspection, orders, or discharge
  2. to gather, summon, rouse.
  3. to assemble for inspection, service, etc., as troops or forces.
  4. to come together; collect; assemble; gather.
 There was a distinct prophetic call to us from the Lord to gather.  He is "marshaling the troops." A friend approached me before the service and declared that the Lord is marshaling us.  Marshal means:
  1. to arrange in proper order; set out in an orderly manner; arrange clearly. 
  2. to array, as for battle. 
  3. to usher or lead ceremoniously.
He is setting everyone and everything in order. He is calling us to "pay the price" for His kingdom. With a raised sword, I reminded the full house of worshipers from across the state (we also had Oklahoma, Louisiana and Colorado represented) that the Lord was calling each of us into a new assignment.  In the spring of the year I stood under this tree near Gonzales, Texas and called the saints of God to muster together.  The Houston tree is where Sam Houston mustered the newly formed army of Texas after the fall of the Alamo.

The Alamo represented a place of complete sacrifice. In this season we are fighting another nation or kingdom.  Dr. John Benefiel of Oklahoma reminded us of one simple fact.  There are only two kingdoms.  The kingdom of our God and the kingdom of satan.

We serve the kingdom of God.  We are mustered for His work.  The kingdom of darkness will crumble and fall as we move together as the Lord's army.  Rise up saints of God.

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