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Dear Friend, 

Like me, you probably grew up singing, “I am in the Lord’s army! Yes, sir!” Many of us loved that song and sang it with boldness; however, maturity now demands that we examine ourselves in the light of those words. Are we active soldiers for Christ in God’s army?

God wants to raise an army in this season, and the soldiers will be those who are willing to live indeed as members of His army. So, we must first understand what it means to be a soldier. In 2 Timothy 2:3-4, Paul wrote, “Join with me in suffering, like a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No one serving as a soldier gets entangled in civilian affairs, but rather tries to please his commanding officer.”

Being a soldier is no child’s play—not in an earthly army, and certainly not in God’s army. A soldier in the Lord’s army is not just one who loves worship and church. It is someone who has become worship, who has submitted their life to the Lord (our commanding officer). As Spirit-filled believers, God’s will is that we live for Him in every way, representing Him on earth without being entangled in the things of this world. This is how we see His kingdom come and His will done on earth.

Active soldiers for Christ! Let the Army Roar by Dunsin Oyekan

Living as active soldiers for Christ requires being alert and building oneself up to do His work. In today’s world, it is tempting to rely on hand downs. To wait for a pastor, sermon, social media post or verse of the day to build us up. These are useful but insufficient. Today, I want to leave you with some counsel for taking your place in His army.

Desire Strong Meat

Milk is food for babies, while meat is for adults—you need teeth to chew it. Therefore, you must desire the strong meat of the Word and do the work of chewing and digesting it. Practice sitting with the Word of God daily, breaking it down, and meditating on it. It is in this consistent time of fellowship in the Word that the next step becomes easier. 

Speak with your Lover

Whenever someone says, “I don’t know how to pray”, my response is, “Do you know what to say to your lover?” When you’re in love, every event, thought, and experience is a subject of interest and conversation. Prayer should be the same way. As soldiers for Christ, we are blessed to belong to an army where we are not just bodies to be used, but rather our commander is also the lover of our soul. Therefore, think of prayer as speaking with and hearing from your lover.

As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God

–   Psalm 42:1

Obey Your Lord

As you sit with the Word and speak with God in prayer, you will undoubtedly become aware of the desires of His heart. Just as soldiers go through the rigours of training and come to a place of total obedience, so must you. Friend, we are called to a disciplined life of obedience where we know the drills and obey our Lord’s commands. Remember, “the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits (Daniel 11:32).” Practice swift and total obedience to God’s Word and His Spirit’s instructions until it becomes your nature.

Ponder these questions:

Do you know God’s commands through the Word and His Spirit?

Do you obey Him completely?

Are you serving as a soldier in the Lord’s army?

Shalom,

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45 Comments

  • Ogoo says:

    Thank you, sir. For this wisdom. I’ve been battling lately but I must be strong for the battle ahead. More grace to you, sir and more oil!

  • Eniola says:

    Hmmmmm……this definitely hit me really hard.
    I think I really need to deeply desire for the meat.

  • Goodluck A. David says:

    Thank you so much sir.

  • Adeyemo adeyemi says:

    Thank you for this…lord I receive grace to FUNCTION in your army

  • Taiwo says:

    Thank you, Sir, for this piece. God bless you more! And he gives you more grace! Amen… Love you always sir…

  • Ama Mensah says:

    God richly bless you Man of God🙏🏽

  • FAROUK G. ASIMEGBE says:

    Thank you for this powerful piece sir🔥🤲🏿

  • Richard Joshua says:

    Thank you for your reminding us about our duty as a soldier in his vineyard and also to step up (strong meat) our faith and obedience to his word.

  • Aneke Chukwuka says:

    To you Sir
    May God modernize all equipment needed for this journey of life.
    As the nations are developing more and building towards the greater good of it’s people, so shall you and your legions be equiped in the word which will be your great armor.
    More grace Sir

  • Oluwasinmisola Anifowose says:

    Thank you very much sir. I’m going to the meat store now. I’m done with the milk.

  • Atunramu Emmanuel Aduragbemi says:

    This is powerful…….. Full of wisdom
    More anointing sir

  • Keffy says:

    I I’m in the lord’s army, so help me God to serve faithfully till you return 👏 Amen

  • Patricia Madziyire says:

    Amen and amen! Powerful! Ooh Lord give me the grace to continue to serve as an active soldier in your army, till you come in Jesus name. More uncommon grace Sir

  • Mr Tony Uzo Anthony says:

    Indeed we must constantly remind ourselves of the true reason for our existence……

    We are born Soldiers, we are built for this, the question is are we in the Lord’s army?
    Are we loyal soldiers?

  • Tolulope Oba says:

    Thanks and God bless you for the reminder, Sir. It is a message from the Lord directly to me. More anointing in Jesus’ name.

  • Sandra says:

    I’ve been blessed by these words, Thank you sir. Walking in obedience to God’s word via study and meditation, prayer and living a life of discipline to God is what qualifies me as a soldier in the Lord’s army and not just by professing it.I must be a doer of the word .

    God bless you sir.

  • D.O.Z says:

    A very timely word! Our perspective of prayer has to change from a religious activity to an art and act of communing with our lover.
    And as soldiers of the kingdom of GOD, we should ALWAYS put on the ‘whole’ not ‘part’ of the armor of GOD (Ephesians 6:10- 20), ready to battle against the wiles of the devil and his kingdom.
    GOD bless you for this call to duty. Keep sounding the alarm!

  • Ema janet i says:

    This reply helped alot …..thank you pastor Dusin

  • Ema janet oru says:

    This reply helped alot …..thank you pastor Dusin

  • Rachael says:

    Whenever you speak to an earthly lover you get responses almost immediately but why is it difficult to get responses most time from our Heavenly lover (Christ Jesus)? You study the word, communicate with Him in prayer and expect a response from Him but most of the time you hear nothing from Him and can be frustrating nothing hearing a word from Him.

    • The Eagle says:

      In John 10, Jesus said “My sheep hear my voice; I know them and they follow me.” Even today, He still speaks through His Word and His Spirit. When you study, don’t just read and go. Sit with the Word, and ask Him to show you His ways through His Word and His Spirit. When you know your lover’s voice and ways, you will recognise His voice. It is also important to be still. There are many distractions competing for our ears and minds. There are many voices calling to us. One key to hearing Him is “being still”. Don’t just rush to read the Word, pray, and move on with your day. Be still. Drown out the noise of this world, and you will definitely hear Him. I pray that God will reveal His voice to you in ways you recognise and give you the grace to remain in the position of listening.

  • Dorcas says:

    I repent for where as a soldier I got entangled in civilian affairs. From today I endeavor to please my commanding officer(God) all the fays of my life. I receive the grace to stay until I know Him. Help me God!
    Thank you sir. I am so excited for this. Much love from Nairobi Kenya.

  • Vashti Femi Ndagana says:

    Thank you so much sir. Indeed total obedience to God’s word and instruction is key!!! A soldier is a “yes sir” person always. The lord grant us grace to remain in this army!!!

    Those who will win must know how to bow before Him🙇🏽‍♀️🙇🏽‍♀️🙇🏽‍♀️🙇🏽‍♀️🙇🏽‍♀️🙇🏽‍♀️

  • Hussaini Patience says:

    Thank you very much sir for this piece.

  • Vuyiswa Margareth says:

    Thank you minister Dunsin ‘Iam a soldier n I’m asking God to help me to be fully on his side

  • Sola says:

    Thanks so much for this wonderful piece

  • Ololade says:

    Thanks for this sir.

  • Amos Mohammed says:

    Thank you sir

  • Olayinka Ogbonlaye says:

    As a soldier, youbdont even get to check the neatness of your kaki… Neither the blood lost due to the wound on your body…. The focus is JESUS.

    Thank you for this word sir.
    I pray to advance always in the Christ bathallion and as well pledge my allegiance to His service for ever. So help me God.

    God bless you sir.

  • Juliet says:

    Glory to God.
    Thank you…

  • Sharon Abulu says:

    Thank you so much Sir
    I was really down before I read this

  • Omolara says:

    So help me God!!!

  • Gideon John says:

    God bless you sir…
    And I pray that God will help us in this Duty…
    To be a true soldier and to die at our post…

  • Deborah Patrick says:

    Am so convinced this word is for me, I know my father’s voice when he speaks.
    Just yesterday could not concerntrate at work, has this drawing to read (Spiritual BootCamp) by Kimberly Daniels Focus on Basic Training and Supernatural Strategies for Combat Readiness,

    And So much she said in this book is not far from what the lord has Led you to share,
    John 10:3 is just loud in my ears.
    Thank you Minister Dunsin for this Insightful and inspirational piece…
    Let him that have ears hear this kingdom recruitment sound..

  • Alice Ogunwa says:

    Thanks so much sir, youve really given me strength and energy to carry on. Thanks once again sir.

  • Adedamola says:

    Overnight, I dreamt I was part of an army. We were training here and there but it didn’t seem I was doing much. Fast forward to now, I stumbled on this. It’s a confirmation, not only have I been blessed by it. It has pointed me into the direction I need to go.

    Thank you sir 🙏

  • Falade Favour says:

    I was really blessed by this
    Thank you so much sir

  • Oyeromi Damilare Emmanuel says:

    Thank you very much sir
    With this you word of counsel
    I can really be able to know what the soldier for christ is all about
    Also how to take steps to become His soldier
    And to stand firm in Him

  • True worshippers says:

    God bless you sir. Thank you sir

  • Godsfavour vareba says:

    Thank you Sir💯🙏

  • Mercy omotosho says:

    Oh what a great blessing you are to the body of christ. May the Lord keep you strong and faithful to the end. Amen

  • Mafouo Ornella says:

    Please how does one love God ?

    • The Eagle says:

      It starts with spending time in His word and seeking His heart. Invite Him into all you do and search the scripture, pray, and fast. Set your heart on Him and listen as He reveals Himself to you.

  • Mark says:

    Thanks for your blog, nice to read. Do not stop.

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