The archers´ fight

Apostle Sergio Enríquez.

For me was very difficult choose the topic for this preach and even I ask for help to my wife! And let me explain you why; your name is a very important thing, it can define you or could be an impediment, and it depends on the purpose you’re named with your name. We can look in the Bible for Daniel’s story, the king wanted to change his name into Balzasar because he want to change what he was, Daniel means “God is my judge” and Balzasar is a Babylonian god. So we can see in this example that the name is very important. 

It´s interesting to me that in the book of Revelation chapter 6:2 Ilooked, and there before me was a white horse! Its rider held a bow, and he was given a crown, and he rode out as a conqueror bent on conquest. And as weapon he had a bow without arrows, and we have study this many times. Many theologians say that this horse rider is the Lord but I disagree with this, I think is another man proclaiming peace to world but in a different way, we as Christians can reach that peace into Jesus who justified us but the world wants peace without justice. But what I want to be focus on is that entity that hasn’t arrows.

According to Genesis 49:23 with bitterness archers attacked him;

    They shot at him with hostility.In other translation says “The archers bitter him…” and the following verse says 24 But his bow remained steady,

    His strong arms stayed limber, because of the hand of the Mighty One of Jacob, because of the Shepherd, the Rock of Israel. This means that we aren’t alone against the archers we can also fight, but we should be careful with the arrows because we should have the shield of faith to defend ourselves. We are going to have offensive weapons and one of those is going to be and arch.

After this God give and order Jeremiah 50:29 “Summon archers against Babylon, all those who draw the bow. Encamp all around her; let no one escape. Repay her for her deeds; do to her as she has done. For she has defied the Lord, the Holy One of Israel. In other word God is calling into war to Babylon, we can´t do that because we´re soldiers. For this reason we have change letter to many songs we sing. And let me tell you we are on war, and because we´re on war we should stop with baby´s attitudes. As Christians we need to continue our process from sower to athlete, and from athlete to soldier. A spiritual soldier is not care about daily thing with the end

to please who recruited him. But the athlete fight for an award, and the sower is fighting for the fruits.

The soldier get dressed with the panoply that Bible describe, and this panoply doesn’t has any protection on the back because you cannot run from the war you should die fighting. So now declare war and he is recruiting archers. Nowadays is easy to be an archer because you can go to some store and buy you ach and arrows, but in the past time you need to make it by yourself, each arch and arrows. Now as soldier we´re call to be spiritual archers.

The first thing we need to analyze is, who we are? I have teach you about different weapons, for example: ax and I insist we can b this weapon and weapon Oz. Now we´re going to talk about the weapon arrow. We need to understand that in church not all the people is arrow, everyone should be but they aren´t, and let me explain you why; Bible says that the only one who can be arrow are those who are children of God. Also Bible says “Blessed be the men who have arrows in his quiver…” and in this verse is talking about natural children. So the point is that in a church are listeners, believers, disciples, servants and children. Children is referring to spiritual children, for example when Paul talk about Timothy and says “He is my son…”

Now I want to talk about the Archers’ song, and everyone should now this song. 2 Samuel 1:18 and he ordered that the people of Judah be taught this lament of the bow (it is written in the Book of Jashar). And here come the first problem, where is this book? So to start I want to start talking about arrow.

 

Arrow

  • To make a good arrow the first thing you need to do is to choose a good straight wood (So according to Psalm 128 the archer need to start to look for the children that are right, but who is going to the war need the straightest children).
  • Wood need to be dry, and should be the half size from the arch, the meaning of this s that the servant can´t be bigger than his Lord. So if who is going to be thrown out feels bigger than his Lord can´t be a good arrow.
  • Wood should be dead, and it refers to its will, because if God is sending you to some place he is going to bless you there. For example if you throw an arrow, this arrow is not going to take its own direction, it will follow the direction it was send. Elias is an example of obedience, he was send to one place and he stay there even against of his will but he receive great blessings.

Wood should be freshly cut and all the aloe should be drained, in a Spiritual meaning is talking about all the thing coming from the world 

  • should go out from our life, so you can be contaminated because you´re going to be on war.
  • To make a perfectly straight arrow wood need to be stretch and pass by fire.
  • After is sharpened with harmer, fire and knife unless you use another material on the sharp.

This is interesting, we already found all the material but we need to make fire and start to stretch the wood. Fire means several thing, and the first we think is but a trial, but speaking honestly a trial doesn’t change anyone. The only one who can change the human are the Bible, the Father, Son and Holly Spirit. What fire makes is to be more fragile. Bible says that everyone is going to pass by fire no matter what you do, and remember the Bible is fire and like a hammer. So you need to choose what kind of fire you want! The fire of the trial or from the Bible.

When the arrow is ready is the most painful part, because you are ready! Maybe you already can preach, you know the Bible but you need to wait on the quiver, and each time the archer is going to choose and arrow maybe could think is going to be its turn but it doesn’t, so we need to ask to the Lord to choose you.

 

Straight rods

We need to ask to the Holly Spirit to show us who are going to be straight rods. 2 Samuel 1:18 and he ordered that the people of Judah be taught this lament of the bow (it is written in the Book of Jashar). We should note “Jaser”came from the Hebrew 3477 “yashar”that is translated more of 50 times into rectitudeand this is one of the first characteristics from an arrow and sing the song of the archers. Why? Because the archer need to find straight rods to use an arrows.

I was thinking about the complements and I start to think about “Ebenezer”, and this is a compound word, “Eben” – “Ezer”. “Eben” means rock and Jesus is the rock, and “Ezer” means complement and the firt time appear in the bible is in Genesis when God is talking and says I´m going to make and “Ezer” to Adam, a complement; so Ebenezer isn’t only a Help rock also can be a complement rock, wife rock and the church is the wife.

So now the arch need a complement and the archer need to make the arrow. 2 kings 2:30 The Lord said to Jehu, “Because you have done well in accomplishing what is right in my eyes and have done to the house of Ahab all I had in mind to do, your descendants will sit on the throne of Israel to the fourth generation.” Jehuwas considered right men because he kills Jezebel.  2 kings 9:30- 35 Then Jehu went to Jezreel. When Jezebel heard about it, she put on eye makeup,

arranged her hair and looked out of a window. 31 As Jehu entered the gate, she asked, “Have you come in peace, you Zimri, you murderer of your master?” 32 He looked up at the window and called out, “Who is on my side? Who?” Two or three eunuchs looked down at him. 33 “Throw her down!” Jehu said. So they threw her down, and some of her blood spattered the wall and the horses as they trampled her underfoot.34 Jehu went in and ate and drank. “Take care of that cursed woman,” he said, “and bury her, for she was a king’s daughter.” 35 But when they went out to bury her, they found nothing except her skull, her feet and her hands.So in a Spiritual meaning do the right actions is to kills Jezebel in Jesus name. This is the time we should life, the end of the times, and Jezebel is one power that is coming in this time, and we can see this in the women powering but no one can say anything against that, but I´m going to talk what the Bible says.

 

2 kings 12:2 Joash did what was right in the eyes of the Lord all the years Jehoiada the priest instructed him. So the straight roads should have a manager, I refer to a priest who leads is not a lonely path no matter how old or bigger you are. If you want to ac in a right way you need to have someone who tell you what to do, but if you don’t have it you´re never to be an arrow.

 

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