Saturday, December 10, 2016

The Hot Combat of Prophetic Ministry

For the last few days I have been hearing the phrase, “Hot Combat”. Hot combat is what takes place on the frontlines in an actual shooting war. It is a bloody place where you either live or die.

We need to be reminded of the reality of warfare.  Not just the painful reality of warfare between nations, but of the equally real life and death struggle that takes place in spiritual warfare.

Recently, a very gifted and anointed prophet, Kim Clement passed away. He was a raw and vibrant voice. Last night, Jan and I watched several of Kim’s videos. The accuracy of his insight was amazing.  I saw a man who continually lived in the prophetic combat zone of a real hot war in the Spirit. Doug Addison recently wrote about the passing of Kim Clement and said his death was akin to the passing of Stephen recorded in Acts 7. Like Stephen, Kim stood courageously before the power structures of the world and declared the word of the Lord. At Stephen’s death, and now with Kim, Doug wrote that there was an unfurling of injustice upon the earth. That injustice created a vacuum allowing God to move in greater measure in repayment. In God’s Kingdom each seed that falls to the Earth is a promise of a future harvest. Kim’s life planted a seed.

With the passing of Kim Clement, I was reminded once again the serious and severity of certain aspects of prophetic ministry. These Hot War engagements take place when deep darkness is either uncovered or threatened to be uncovered. This uncovering is the frontline of prophetic ministry. The enemy will not allow this uncovering to go unchallenged.

There is the difference between a soldier in hot combat who is fighting on the frontline in the heat of war looking eye-to-eye with the enemy and someone who is 20 miles away working a supply line. While an effective and continuous supply line is vital to any campaign, it is not where blood is spilled. Kim and others like him prophesy with the weapons of Heaven into dark frontlines where hell is attempting to take new ground. Those prophetic words jeopardize the hidden tactics of darkness. A prophetic voice at this level becomes a real threat to the works of hell.

Some prophetic voices in the Church have greater visibility than others. Visibility does not equate to impact. Some of you reading this are unknown and remain unnoticed in your place of assignment. What you see and hear from the Lord and release as prophetic insight has placed you on the frontlines of a hot conflict. You are not fighting alone. Others are embedded in the conflict with you. If you could see the host of heaven surrounding your current position you would be amazed.  Continue to speak the truth in love no matter what the enemy throws at you. God has a battle plan designed to use your voice as a supernatural weapon to advance His Kingdom. Give God your fear and He will give you His victory.

“They have defeated him by the blood of the Lamb and by their testimony. And they did not love their lives so much that they were afraid to die.” Revelation 12:11

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