Topic: The Roman Retiarii: Know These Two Weapons in 2021
Scripture: Daniel 6 : 9-28
ODM Devotional 23 March 2021 Message: Years ago, there was a group of Roman Soldiers called the RETIARII: they fought using only a net and a trident (a spear with 3 pins). Yes! These deadly soldiers were given just two items – a piece of NET (like fishing nets) and a three-pronged spear (A TRIDENT). They were the most feared battalion because they recorded success upon success because of these TWO WEAPONS IN THEIR HANDS – A SPEAR AND A NET.
In this year 2021, you must know that: it is NOT the number of weapons in your hands that determine your victory in any battle; your victory is determined by how well you UNDERSTAND, MASTER and HOW WELL YOU can USE THE FEW WEAPONS or WEAPONS AT YOUR DISPOSAL.
In the spiritual battle we face as Christians, God has chosen our weapons: “…For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down of strongholds” (2 Corinthians 10:3-4). Just like the Roman soldiers who were exposed to just TWO weapons, you have also been given two weapons that can stop every enemy of your destiny. These weapons are PRAYER FIRE and THE WORD (quickened by the Holy Spirit from LOGOS to RHEMA).
In 1 Sam 30, Vs. 7, David asked for the EPHOD (a Priestly Garment). Exodus 28 will show you more on this! Attached to the EPHOD was the breastplate containing two stones – the Urim and Thummim. These two represent PRAYER FIRE AND THE WORD – HEARING THE VOICE OF GOD! In 2021, do nothing without your DIVINE EPHOD – PRAYER AND HEARING FROM GOD (your URIM and THUMMIM).
It is not a year to RUN AROUND ASKING FOR ADVICE FROM MEN or FRIENDS; they too have their problems. It is a year to ask for the EPHOD as a first step in every battle! Daniel knew the power of prayer and he won over human and demonic lions! Elisha knew the power of prayer and the JORDAN RIVER – (OBSTACLES), bowed to him.
When you come to that place where it seems you have lost everything to the Amalekites (your haters), when you find yourself alone at your JORDAN RIVER and trusting God seems to be a waste of time, STOP! Take a deep breath, get on your knees and cry out to God AGAIN. He will SPEAK AND MAKE A WAY where there seems to be NO WAY! Hold on, hold out and look up!
1. Take Song 2: There’s not a friend…
2. Pray about today’s word as led now.
3. Oh, God of Daniel; thank you that the weapons of our warfare are not carnal. I refuse to look for CARNAL SOLUTIONS in this year 2021.
4. I shall never forget the weapons of PRAYER AND THE WORD – RHEMA (hearing from God) this year! Lord, show MERCY when I pray and MAKE A WAY where there seems to be no way!
5. Pray about today seriously as led now
Thanks for reading Today’s ODM Devotional 23 March 2021 written by Bishop Dr. Chris Kwakpovwe the founder of the various Manna Prayer Mountain (MPM) worldwide.