I declare in Jesus’ name I am a kingdom advancer. I will not look back but will continue to move forward. I am a bulldozer moving the ground in front of me, breaking up hard hearts with the love of God so He can have a harvest from my life. 


Most of us have heard of the 16 God names in the Old Testament, including Jehovah Jireh, the Lord is our Provider; or Jehovah Rapha, the Lord is our Healer. However, few have heard of Jehovah Nissi.

Jehovah Nissi, means the Lord is our Banner and the banner it’s referring to is the flag on a battlefield. If you want to win the battle for upgrade and momentum, you need to learn to call on Jehovah Nissi. 

Jehovah Nissi is the game-changing side of the Lord. He is the momentum changer.

The Lord is our Banner speaks of a battlefield where suddenly, the momentum swings in your favor because the King’s banner has entered the fray. It means the King Himself is fighting the fight!

Everything changes when you can see Jesus on your battlefield. It is from that momentum that you pick up your sword, get off the ground and scream in the face of the enemy again – think Braveheart!

When it comes down to it, the forceful part of moving forward in the Kingdom is to be taken head-on – never from your flanks or behind. That means there’s no need to cover your butt because your armor is for living life forward. Read Ephesians chapter six and you’ll see the “full armor of God” covers everything but your backside. 

Why? Because moving forward, upgrade, progression, momentum – they are not for people who turn their backs to see what’s behind them. You and I are not meant to be Lot’s wife, looking back in longing of what she was leaving behind. We are to be the warrior Bride of Christ – positioned to move forward and win the battle under the banner of the King!

Open up, ancient gates! Open up, ancient doors, and let the King of glory enter. Who is the King of glory? The Lord, strong and mighty; the Lord, invincible in battle. – Psalms 24:7-8

From my book Living Life /Forward