Team Guatemala was commissioned this past Saturday and Sunday. We felt your support and will carry your prayers with us on our journey.
We depart from Lakeland on Thursday around 1:30 am and will spend the entire day traveling. We have been taught that if we come to the Word of God with an expectant heart that our lives will be impacted in a way that will be transforming.
So as we prepare in the final hours, this team will put on “The Armor of God” to be the hands and feet of Jesus! We have been arming ourselves for a different kind of a Spiritual battle then most of us are used to. We are extremely grateful to have prayer warriors coming along side us as we embark on this calling. We are learning that Hogar is in an area surrounded by and filled with white magic. White magic is described as “good” magic, as opposed to black magic, which draws upon the powers of evil beings. Opinions vary as to the differences between black and white magic, ranging from the idea that they are two names for exactly the same thing, to the belief that they are completely different, especially in goals and intent. The Bible does not differentiate between “good” and “bad” magic. Magic is magic as far as the Bible is concerned. Scripture doesn’t distinguish whether the magic is supposed to be used for good or for bad; it’s all forbidden because it appeals to a source of power other than God.
The Armor of God- Ephesians 6:10-18
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
18 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 Lord’s people.
As you read through this declare the Armor of God upon us. This is Lakeland’s Maiden Voyage to Guatemala and though we have an amazing relationship with Hogar de Vida, this is all still very new for everyone. Pray for this team over the next week that we can… BRING THE LIGHT!