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Words From the Heart

Destroying Authority that Establishes Chaos

by Sylvia Gunter & Arthur Burk

______________, listen with your spirit to the Word of God for you, Ephesians 6:14-18  "Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.  In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.  Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.  And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests.  With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints."

     This best-known portion on spiritual warfare in Scripture describes the armor of the believer.  Look at the feet fitted with the readiness of the gospel of peace.  Peace destroys the authority that establishes chaos.  The enemy creates chaos through division and alienation.  He fractures relationships, subtly or overtly, between man and God, between people in every facet of society, even in man's relationship with nature.  We must war against the enemy who creates chaos and destroy his authority to establish chaos.  To have authority against the demonic structure that establishes chaos, we must live a lifestyle of being peacemakers, of knowing how to bring the peace of God to bear on the fragmentation of our culture, Jesus modeled this.  At times He was assertive; at times He was compassionate.  At times He forgave the most overt sinner, and at times He confronted the seemingly "righteous" religious structure.  Jesus used different tools to destroy the authority structures that bring chaos.

     I bless you, ________, with being a student of the peacemaking skills of Jesus Christ.  I bless you with hearing ears to hear what the Spirit is saying to your spirit, and I bless you with improving your skill of hearing your Father's voice.  I bless you with being led by your father in situations where there is chaos, division, and alienation, so that you have opportunity often to practice the art of being a peacemaker.  I bless you with well-fitting shoes on your feet that are ready to bring the gospel of peace in all of its different colors and forms upon a multitude of situations around you.  Jesus said, "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the sons of God."  I bless you to aspire to that title that you would be called a son of God because you have mastered the art of being a peacemaker.  I bless you to destroy the spiritual structure that authorizes chaos in every situation where people don't want peace, where people are turning against you and the things of God.  God will bring you into a multitude of situations, for this world is full of chaos, brokenness, and alienation.  The structures of the enemy are everywhere.  I bless you with endurance in peace-making, because being a peacemaker is a difficult thing.

     ___________, I bless you with honing your peacemaking skills as He takes you through one apprenticeship after another, grooming you to wear the title of peacemaker, as a son of God.  I bless you with being a peacemaker who has the spiritual authority to demolish the strongholds which have authority to bring chaos into your family and your community.  I bless you with setting your face like flint toward the goal of being a peacemaker and being sought out because you have high authority over the spiritual structures that bring chaos.  I bless you with having your feet shod with a readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.  I bless you with being one of the sons of God, in the name of Jesus of Nazareth, who was your prototype.