Jude 1:20-23 New Living Translation (NLT)
20 But you, dear friends, must build each other up in your most holy faith, pray in the power of the Holy Spirit, 21 and await the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ, who will bring you eternal life. In this way, you will keep yourselves safe in God’s love.
22 And you must show mercy to those whose faith is wavering. 23 Rescue others by snatching them from the flames of judgment. Show mercy to still others, but do so with great caution, hating the sins that contaminate their lives.
Good morning, Warriors! I have received feedback that not everyone following on this journey is female and that some Warrior Husbands and Knights in this Christian Kingdom have joined us. Over these days that I have been recuperating, I have completed debriefing reports, attended general assemblies, new training sessions, endured physical fitness evaluations and rehabilitation walking assignments in my new Pumps of Peace. I never knew that being released from the first aide tent and healing at home could be so intense. My Warrior Husband has had the opportunity to check in on me, pray over me and give me plenty to eat and drink to speed up my recovery! I am a blessed Warrior Bride, no doubt.
Like many of you when I was a child I heard the hymn “I’m a soldier in the army of the Lord” it was an upbeat, foot stomping, hand clapping, body swaying, and tambourine playing song that lifted your spirits and made you feel privileged to be in God’s Army! I am not going to type all of the lyrics here, but it is necessary to share a few – especially for those not raised up in The Christian Kingdom:
Main Chorus: I’m a soldier in the army of the Lord, I’m a sanctified soldier in the army
Verse 1: I’ve got my war clothes on in the army of the Lord, I got my war clothes on in the army
Verse 2: There is no turning back in the army of the Lord, No turning back in the army
Verse 3: If I die, let me die in the army of the Lord, If I die, let me die in the army
Now this last verse, I would usually only sing “in the army of the Lord” as I was not sure about that whole “If I die, let me die” – what were those more seasoned soldiers CRAZY? Not me I know when to get out if the battle gets to hot!
You see I was 10 when I was baptized and 12 when I signed up for this Christian Army. I was a Teen Soldier for the Lord. I had several assignments in which I was successful and climbed in the teen ranks in serving my Father King – but the whole dying for Him part? I was NOT that committed and frankly wasn’t sure if those singing the words around me were either.
By the time I was 21 I had seen my fair share of battles, had plenty of war wounds and had finally been hit by a mortar round, as I lay on the battlefield crippled and bleeding trying to tend to my own wounds, no medic arrived. Other soldiers that came by told me to stay where I was and everything would be alright. I could not believe my ears, as the sharp pains shot thru my heart and my broken and battered body I crawled off the battle field.
AWOL – Absence/Away Without Leave, yes this Warrior Bride was on the front lines of the battle years ago and deserted. The same verse that I would not sing as a Teen Warrior was an indication of my heart and my commitment to my Father King. I left the battle field for “easy street” for a total of 15 years. During my time away from my Father King’s battlefield, I did not seek medical attention from His physicians nor did I go to any of His First Aide Tents or Hospitals. Deciding that I could tend to my own wounds, infection set in: Bitterness, hatred, lustful pleasures, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, envy, wild parties, and other sins like these. (Galatians 5:19-21)
From all of this infection I developed a hardened, stony heart.
RE-ENLISTMENT – In January 2004, I came back to my Father King and re-dedicated my life to Him. I did not come empty handed, I still had infections, scars thick and hardened from lack of treatment, nowhere close to being fit for active duty. However, my Father King is abundant in Mercy, Grace, Kindness and Love. He shared with me that He had seen my struggles, He knew of my hurts and that I blamed Him for all of my trouble. He called servants of His to come and tend to me, He brought me to a Hospital called “Emmaus & Beyond” where there were other wounded warriors, some were missing limbs, others had PTSD like myself along with many other ailments.
While in the Kings Hospital – my wounds began to heal. I was able to leave Emmaus and go beyond, on the road that my Father King had made straight for me. He started me on small assignments with regular debriefings as I continued on my journey of healing.
Before long I was on the front lines waging Spiritual Battle for my Father King! Winning lost souls to His Kingdom and being the Warrior that He had intended all along. Life was new again, the Joy of the Lord became my strength! Both of my sons came to be Warrior Teens in our Heavenly Father’s Kingdom. I was excelling in every assignment that my Father King gave me and I was laying up treasures in Heaven and all was well in my life as a Warrior for the Lord…
DEATH ON THE BATTLEFIELD! I could not believe my ears, it could not be. This was a brand new Warrior that had just entered into God’s Kingdom. He was still a babe in Christ and had not yet made it out of boot camp. I demanded to be shown this fallen warrior, you see it was my husband Brian. He had died from a heart attack, he was just going about his day and our Father King summoned him home – immediate release from warrior boot camp. I did not know what to think exactly. Shock and awe was just the tip of my emotions as my Father King wrapped me in His Blanket of Peace. You see He (my Father King) had promised me this jewel in my crown, this soul was to be won to His Kingdom thru submission and obedience to the Word of my Father King. A mission completed with honor as my Father instructed in His Word to me.
1 Peter 3:1-4 The Message (MSG) – The same goes for you wives: Be good wives to your husbands, responsive to their needs. There are husbands who, indifferent as they are to any words about God, will be captivated by your life of holy beauty. What matters is not your outer appearance—the styling of your hair, the jewelry you wear, the cut of your clothes—but your inner disposition.
As I took care of the needs of what was left of my little family, two Warrior Teen sons. What was I going to do now? Yes I had accomplished my last mission, but I did not have any new orders. I now was faced with a question that I had run from before: Would I die in the Army of the Lord? Would I be willing to give my life for my Father King, should the challenge present itself? Am I willing to complete whatever assignment my Father King gives me – life or death? I was now ready, my resolve firm. I had lived 15 years away from the presence of my Father King and I realized that was a place I never wanted to be again – away from His presence. I stood up, straightened my shoulders and said – “I am a Soldier in the Army of the Lord, if I die let me die in the army.”
As time went on I was given more assignments and sent to some more specialized trainings as well: women’s Bible Study classes, three mission trips to Nicaragua, ministry ordination, leadership courses, etc.
AMBASSADOR OF LOVE – During 2012 I was upgraded to the status of ambassador and given a specific person in which to represent my Father King and His Love. However that mission in and of itself needs a whole book! None the less I was successful and upon completion I was blessed to be married to my Warrior Husband.
WARRIOR BRIDE – Upon marriage I became his Warrior Bride and we entered into the harvest field of TDCJ (Texas Department of Criminal Justice) together. United in spirit and love as my Warrior Husband entered as an inmate, the Lord blessed us with our first child – All For HIM Ministries. It was just weeks after receiving this blessing from above when I was wounded by friendly fire and able to come home to recover.
MISSION ALERT – As I have been recuperating I have attended several training sessions
- Living Out Of A Dead Situation
- God’s Will is Whatever
- The Key of David – God’s Open Doors
- The Love Letter
- The Holy Spirit – Your Central Intelligence Agent
The overall message that I was receiving from my Father King was that we (my husband and I) are Agents of Love. Our Lord had given us a new mission/assignment when He gave us All For HIM Ministries. Somehow my new papers had not reached me while I was out on the battlefield. But at home while I have been healing the missive finally caught up with me!
We are Change Agents for our Father King. We are on special assignment, we are still in the army of the Lord, but in a different capacity. My dear husband had been trying to share the news of our new role, but I had so much battle time waging war in a completely different harvest field I just did not understand. He would share our Father King’s more excellent ways, but I was just not fully comprehending what he was saying.
During this battle down-time – I attended the training sessions that our Father King had lined out for me. The mission of a Change Agent/ Love Agent became clearer to me. Just like the apostle Paul in days of old we are called to go behind the enemy lines and infiltrate the camp of the enemy. As the Holy Spirit leads and guides us with His Central Intelligence, we will obtain assets for the Kingdom of God.
A different way of sharing the Gospel, not from a pulpit, not traveling from assembly to assembly but fellowshipping with those who don’t know Christ, by going about our day to day life and letting the love of God shine out of us. The Lord has blessed us to share the Good News on Facebook, the internet, Bible Studies, in jails, at the store, prisons, in the post offices and prison support groups – where ever our feet tread as we live our lives – to reach those who want a touch from our Father King.
1 Corinthians 9:22-23 New Living Translation (NLT) When I am with those who are weak, I share their weakness, for I want to bring the weak to Christ. Yes, I try to find common ground with everyone, doing everything I can to save some. I do everything to spread the Good News and share in its blessings.
As we share the Good News it is not in the fashion that I came to know Christ as a Child – FEAR of GOD, convert or face Hell-fire and damnation. Do we believe in Hell – YES. Do we believe in Heaven – YES. However the special assignment God has tasked us for this season is to be His Love Change Agents – walking in His Love, sharing His Love, Mercy and Grace to all we encounter.
As I stood in worship to my Father King at the beginning of the training session that was offered on Mother’s Day- the lyrics to the song Holy Love washed over my soul:
Verse: Many waters cannot quench your love; Rivers cannot overwhelm it
Oceans of fear cannot conceal, Your love for me; Your love for me, Your love for me
Chorus: Holy love, flow in me, Fill me up, like the deepest sea
Like the crashing waves, Pouring over me holy love flow in me
Verse: Many sorrows cannot quench your love; Darkness cannot overwhelm it
I will not fear, your love is here, To comfort me, To comfort me
I find you, I find healing; I find you, I find peace
And I know there is no river so wide; Or mountain too high, Or ocean too deep
That you can part the sea
Our Father King, Our Lord God is incredible – as I sat and ate at His table, being served by another Warrior Bride (Pastor Bev) broke open the Bread of Life “My Story – I Have Decided to Wait” she shared how we wait on our Father King with expectation and eagerness as He binds us together in His love – letting us gather His strength.
Waiting on what you may ask? Waiting to be united with Him, to walk on streets of gold, to worship Him forever and ever – but you know what is great – we will be with all of those that accepted God’s Love, who embraced the ways of our Father King and became followers of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! Our missions on earth will be completed; we will receive our crowns and mansions and feast with our Warrior King! No more tears, no more sorry – Love, Joy, Peace, Abundance forever more.
I left that training session and joined some of my local Warriors for a meal, time of fellowship, and testimonies. There were all types of soldiers in our Lords Army present: young children playing, teens, husbands & wives, knights, maidens – all breaking bread and sharing God’s goodness with one another. Our Father King is that good – time flew by as we shared about His great love for each of us!
Won’t you join my Warrior Husband and I? I am healed up and ready to join him on our assignment! Back to Active Duty, not like anything in my past, I now understand why I was prompted to inspect my armor, for this assignment specific weapons are needed – I am now a Love Change Agent for our Father King!
Sincerely Warrior Bride of Christ,
Mrs. Donnie W. Ojemann,
All I am, All For HIM!