Resisting the F-word(Part 2)

Resisting Fainting during kingdom assignments

Introduction

It was the last day of the school term and I felt like I barely made it! Why? Because of the learners and school duties?

No! Because of the battle!

This is one territory I have to pray for daily because the Lord has placed me at this school with an assignment. I did not know about kingdom assignments, but ever since my second season of journaling, it was revealed to me during the early morning watch.You can read more about it here.

It felt if I was , still does, a student in the school of the Holy Spirit!Maybe more like an intern!

Kingdom awareness and conduct

Whatever God called you for and in whatever territories you have to glean, at some point everyone struggles with weariness and fainting.A kingdom ambassador knows very well of the benefits he or she profits ,but must adhere to the code of conduct.

Ephesians 4 Conduct

  • putting away falsehood
  • let all of us speak the truth to our neighbors,
  • Be angry but do not sin;
  • do not let the sun go down on your anger,
  • and do not make room for the devil.
  • Thieves must give up stealing; rather let them labor and work honestly with their own hands,
  • share with the needy.
  • Let no evil talk come out of your mouths, but only what is useful for building up, as there is need, so that your words may give grace to those who hear.
  • And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God,
  • Put away from you all bitterness and wrath and anger and wrangling and slander, together with all malice,
  • be kind to one another,
  • tenderhearted,
  • forgiving one another,
  • Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children, and live in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

Assignments received from Holy Spirit and operating in divine time schedules is crucial and is called cooperation with God.

As we continue in our obedience following Him, the Holy Spirit will reveal to us and lead us into divine knowlegde and direction; knowlegde that we did not receive through the mentoring of man, but by the Spirit of God.

During these times I awoke around 3 am during the early morning watch, made a cup of coffee, put on the armor of God, and sat down with my prayer journal and the Word of God.

As I stepped into my school day, the Holy Spirit prompted me to be mindful, discerning, and ready! As I walked through the halls I’m prompted to pray silently, to sing a song, or to declare.Sometimes I step into sub – assignments throughout my school day without realizing it.

I used to write prayers on Wednesdays for our school, but when I started my second season of prayer journaling, I moved my prayers for the school to a section in my warfare binder. Yes, I have a separate binder where I pray for my territories.

What do I keep in my warbinder?

  • Prophetic vision
  • prayers and declarations for my neighbourhood.
  • Research about topics and prayer
  • A dream log

But soon ,this binder became crowded and I had to choose whether I should move one section to a separate binder and I decided on my prayers for the school.


I was prompted to write about the negative F- words and to deal with the spirit of failure and fainting through prayer. Soon after, I experienced feelings of fainting just as we were finishing off the school term and I resisted by declaring that I will finish what I have started.


It is also the territory where I mostly experience physical – and spiritual dehydration because I’m moving within the circles of different people with different views on God and life.Sometimes I become infused with worldly views , unbelief, double mindedness and other worldly downloads , without even realizing it.

People who think that teachers have it easy, relax on chairs the whole day and earn easy money have it all wrong.

At the end of my day , I usually feel physically depleted and drained.But then I was corrected that my body is a temple of the Holy Spirit and that it is my responsibility to look after it and I started to carry around my waterbottle…everywhere!

Amazing results started to follow:

  • My metabolism kicked in
  • Loads of energy( sometimes outdone learners)😃They were not too happy , because this meant more work and pressure from my side!
  • My health journey were boosted

Spiritual Hydration

  • Hearing the Word regularly
  • Reading and studying the Word
  • Meditating on the Word
  • Obedience to the Word of God

Refresh with repentance

The Samaritan woman came to the well at a time she did not expect to meet anyone there and then she came across Jesus ,spiritually dehydrated .After seeking answers to her to all her insecurities, Jesus patiently listened and replied , filling her with the truth that had set her free.

The benefits of repentance

Bear fruits in keeping with repentance.

Luke 3:8

“Repent therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out, that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord…”

Acts 3:19

“For I will satisfy the weary soul, and every languishing soul I will replenish.”

Jeremiah 31:25

And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”

Acts 2:38

Hope as our filter

When I was busy with my Colossians 1 Bullet Journal Bible study, the following verse caught my attention:

“the faith and love that spring from the hope  stored up for you in heaven and about which you have already …”

Colossians 1:5

1 John 3:3
And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.

Refuel with worship

“And whenever the harmful spirit from God was upon Saul, David took the lyre and played it with his hand. So Saul was refreshed and was well…”

1Kings 13:7

Scriptures to declare to resist fainting

Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted, but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.

Isaiah 40:30-31

When my life was fainting away, I remembered the Lord, and my prayer came to you, into your holy temple.

Jonah 2:7

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Isaiah 40:10

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

Psalm 23:1-5

Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!

Psalm 27:14

Therefore we don’t faint, but though our outward man is decaying, yet our inward man is renewed day by day.

2 Corinthians 4:6

Daily Drop In Centre

I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint.

Jeremiah 31:29

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

Galatians 6:9

O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.

Psalm 63:1

Warning signs!

If you fail under pressure, your strength is too small.

Proverbs 24:10

Declare it inspite of how you feel!

 “Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears. Let the weak say, ‘I am strong!”

Joel 3:10

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