Lynn Donovan

Excerpt: Marching Around Jericho

Marching Around Jericho Blog post

Excerpt: Chapter One. Book release Early 2020

Truth March

Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. —John 8:32

Our journey around Jericho is a truth march.

We will battle for territory through awareness. You can expect intense warfare but as Children of God, we are fully equipped for each victory. The majority of my march consisted of displacing deceptive mindsets and learning and living in Biblical truth and awareness. Seventy five percent of spiritual warfare is awareness. The remaining 25%, well, that is faith and prayer. We will battle through false belief systems, doubt, apathy, fear, and mostly a false identity. However, our greatest triumphs will be cheered by all of heaven each time we step out of a lie and become fully aware of God’s truth, His whole truth.

Now as we prepare to march my fellow comrades, allow me to equip you with a brand new, warrior’s tool belt, named The Belt of TRUTH (Ephesians 6:14). You will add tools to your belt throughout our march, depend upon it, and then build a marriage and your faith with the tools you gained.

The first truth to place at the center of your warrior belt is this: God loves you. He adores you. And you are His favorite! God is proud of you. He’s longs to spend every moment of every day with you. He is desperate for you to experience His goodness and to live in continual communication and awareness of His Presence in your life.

Truth number two: You are forgiven. The circumstances that brought about your marriage to an unbeliever are irrelevant to God. If you have asked the Lord’s forgiveness even just once, He forgave you. IT IS FINISHED! (John 19:30) You are fully forgiven and living under the covering of Christ Jesus. You are entitled to God’s love and favor upon your life and specifically your mismatched marriage. God doesn’t hold grudges and He will never condemn you with guilt because of your past mistakes. So, if you are struggling in this area of your faith, if you have received ridicule by a pastor or other church members because you married an unbeliever, this is your freedom day. Hallelujah!

Forgive them. Forgive yourself. Release all words of condemnation to the Lord. Pray and ask the Lord to remove all shame and guilt because those are a ruse of the deceiver. Your inheritance as a child of God is a thriving faith-life and marriage.

Truth number Three: God has decreed a divine purpose and destiny for your life and marriage. Each and every one of your Kingdom missions, assignments, purpose, and your current season of life, were recorded in your book before time began (Psalm 139:16). They are God given dreams, hopes, possibilities and mandates that are waiting fulfillment. You are not disqualified because of your marital status, your gender, your age or your socio-economic limitations, etc., etc.

Hear me clearly. God doesn’t call the qualified. He qualifies the called. We are the called. You and I are designated to be the love and voice of Jesus to a man or woman with whom you share life. We are created for a high and holy purpose. We are more than a conqueror (Romans 8:37). We have the power of life in our tongues and the demons are terrified. THIS is our truth.

Truth number four: Our inheritance is now. Our inheritance doesn’t begin when we pass into heaven. Freedom from fear is now. Kingdom living is now. God is releasing gifts, talents, and abilities, presents, awards, and favor along with adventures and fulfillment of dreams to those who hunger and thirst for more of His Kingdom. The Jericho March is much more than the salvation of one person. It’s our calling to search out and learn to walk in everything that God desires for our life. He is incredibly anxious for us to uncover His Kingdom benefits and to become the powerful children of God He knows that we are.

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Today, I will pray with purpose, power and belief, using the Word with conviction, confidence and finally with unfailing courage. I will not relent or give up or give in. I will stand for goodness, honesty, integrity, and truth. I will love lavishly and forgive easily. I will offer hope and a hand to those who I can help, and I will always and forever remain loyally in love with my Jesus.

This is my high and holy calling, and I will believe nothing less. In the name of Jesus. Amen and Hallelujah!!!

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Winning Them With Prayer: by, Lynn Donovan

Winning Them With Prayer