21ST CENTURY ARMORBEARERS
- Ask the right questions.
of communication breeds misunderstanding.
As an armorbearer, it is part of your anointing to discover exactly
what your leader expects. As you tap
into that anointing, you can effectively carry out the vision with Godly
strength and surety. What are your
responsibilities? Ask your leader
for clear instructions so there will be no misunderstanding. It’s up to you – not someone
- Why are you there?
armorbearer is not just an office. It
is also an attitude. Having that
understanding will equip you with the right spirit to do the job during
hard times. Elisha’s
double-portion ministry had its beginnings as a servant to Elijah. His heart remained humble because there
was no ulterior motive. He
wasn’t there to “climb the ladder” to success. You are called to the high place of
laying down your desires for ministry in order to fulfill someone
else’s. You may have to
constantly reaffirm why you are there because it will produce major tests. Lay your desires before the Lord and
determine to remain with your leader until Jesus comes. SERVE.
- Having done all, stand.
will always have an opinion about what you should be doing. My wife and I stilled the voices around
us and made a decision to obey God at whatever cost. We remained faithful in our positions for
23 years until the Holy Spirit released us with the blessing of our
Pastor. People will always speak
when they see an anointing. Do not
be moved from the high place to chase a premature vision. Remain faithful to God and He will reward
you. When that time of reward comes,
you will have the confidence to do His will.
- Understand the times.
has always been under attack, but never on such a broad, vicious scale as today. James Dobson recently commented that
1,500 ministers are quitting the ministry each month. Satan is trying to destroy the leadership
so he can scatter the people. As no
other time in history, you must be aware of natural and supernatural
situations. Throughout the Bible, the leaders that
moved the strongest with God understood the times they lived in. Take time to read the Bible in that light
and see how each generation was affected by wise leadership. Especially in this day, to be a strong armorbearer,
you must understand the times.
- Pray! Pray!
should be the undisputed number one priority in your life. The only way you can remain faithful
during difficult times is to keep yourself in a position to hear from the
Holy Spirit. That position only
comes from a disciplined prayer life.
Prayer always moves God into your world. Picture the will of God like a
train. Your prayer life lays the
tracks for God to move in your situation.
Many a day I have laid on the floor in prayer due to times of
discouragement. Each time I have
been infused with the strength to continue and overcome because of the Holy
Spirit. Allow God to be in charge of
your situation by laying it before Him in prayer.