The Father says today, I have strengthened you for the battle! Beloved, strongholds do not come down without effort. I am the God who comes alongside and wars with you against every enemy of your blessing, so rise up and arm yourself for the conflict, for you will not be disappointed. When the children of Israel invaded the Promised Land, I did not drive out the giants all at once. The strongholds in your life will not yield simply because you want them to yield. They will not fall merely because you ask Me for that outcome. Yes, I will answer you, but the answer I give presumes that you are a necessary part of the process. You are intended to be a participant in every victory that you win. I am a God of power and action, and you (as one of My children) are called to continual campaigns of spiritual conquest.
Allow Me to teach your hands to war and your fingers to fight. The weapons I will train you to use are mighty, and they will pull down the obstacles and impediments in your path. You have asked Me for answers and a destiny that only lies on the other side of conquest. So, when warfare is the natural result of those petitions, do not complain. I will be with you every step of the way, and I will sustain and maintain your cause as you come along beside Me. We will stand shoulder to shoulder and armor to armor in the ranks as we go forth together. As you enter into the conflict, know that the outcome is assured. You are going forth this day to win the prize you have asked for – to conquer the enemy of those you have petitioned Me for and to conquer the enemy of your soul.