|The Apostle Paul knew that we were in a spiritual battle as believers. He encouraged the church of Ephesus to “Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. Ephesians 6:11”|
Church planting is spiritual warfare. Whether church planters are starting churches in oppressive countries among unreached and unengaged people groups or launching a movement in a country with complete religious freedom, they will face tremendous opposition from the enemy.
In the face of this opposition, James 4:7 challenges, “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”
The word submit is translated from the Greek word hupotasso. In the Greek hupo means “under” and tasso means “to arrange.” Submit was used as a military term meaning “to arrange troop divisions in a military fashion under the command of a leader.” We submit ourselves to God by allowing Him to arrange us under His divine command.
At DCPI, we have the privilege of working side-by-side and fighting back-to-back with God’s Army of Church Planters. These brave men and women put on the full armor of God daily and submit to His leadership in their lives. They inspire us to do likewise.
II Corinthians 10:4 reminds us, “For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds.”
As members of the Lord’s army, join us in the battle using our mighty weapon of prayer.
Please pray daily for the ministry of DCPI asking that:
1. God would allow us to train leaders in the remaining 46 countries of the
world so that we can see church planting movements begin in every country of
2. The Lord would empower our leaders around the world to train another
66,000 leaders that according to our projections would allow the planting of the
first million of the five million church vision.
Until the whole world hears,