While your fight is not for survival, you do need to know that there is certainly a fight going on. The Promised Land is not for wimps and cowards. The Promised Land is not for people who need to be held and cuddled. That’s what the wilderness is for.

Listen, all of us need those times when we’re just held by God. But there comes a time where you pull up your big boy pants and Father God doesn’t talk baby talk to you anymore. 

There comes a time guys, when God will change His voice. He’s not going to change His Word, but He’s going to change His voice toward you because you get into the fight.

When you do, He says, “OK man, I love you. I believe in you. Here’s a sword and I double-dog dare you to go take down some walled cities. I double-dog dare you to go slay some kings who want to be in alliance with you who are against Me.”

So you break down some walls in your marriage and with your kids. You break down walls of poverty and lack. You tear down fear, doubt, depression and disease. When Father God sees you going on the offensive, He’s proud, but that’s just the start.

The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.  – 2 Corinthians 10:4

He says, “I double-dog dare you to go further. Do not avoid giants. Go find ‘em, and here’s what I want you to do: I want you to take your sword, hack off their head and hang it up in your house. Use ‘em as trophies. You don’t avoid them, you show them off to everyone.”

Show off the trophy of sobriety. Hang up the trophy of a changed life so the world will see that you are a warrior and your God backed you up. That is your legacy. That is your heritage in the Lord. Go! Take it.

From my sermon series MILK AND HONEY


While you need to defend yourself against the enemy and the things of the world, you reflect Me best when you fight from an offensive stance. Chase down evil. Tear it out by the roots. It’s your legacy from Me.