“A day is like a thousand years to the Lord, and a thousand years is like a day.” 2 Peter 3:8
The year 2000 started the third day since the birth of Jesus. He is raising up spiritual warriors in this third day, warriors that have not been seen in many centuries. They are dedicated to Jesus and to Him alone. Nothing else holds their attention. They have set the eyes of their heart on something other people have hardly even seen, let alone be guided by. Their purpose is to see Jesus as King over this earthly domain. Now.
How do you recognize third day warriors? Looking for the typical religious indicators will not work. Very few of them are full time pastors. Most of them have been living in metaphorical caves and are now just coming out.
It is not easy to describe a third day warrior because no two circumstances are alike. You have to live with a third day warrior to know their heart. Here are six words that will help you to spot them. Third Day Warriors are Passionate, Pure, Purposeful, Powerful, and Prophetic. This week we cover the last word:
Perseverance through our personal Gardens of Gethsemane.
Perseverance that moves off the starting line.
Perseverance that considers any price worth it.
Perseverance through mediocrity.
Perseverance that insists on building new wells instead of drinking out of others’.
Perseverance that plows, pushes, presses, and plunders.
Perseverance that finishes well.
Perseverance that produces echoes in eternity long after they are there.
Perseverance for passion, purity, purpose, power, and the prophetic.
Third day warriors, may they fill the earth. Start with me.