I was serving as a Bible Worker for a Ministry called His Hem Ministries when God called me to go on an urgent and newly established Mission. His voice was very clear, I herd the words “help, help” ringing through my head, there is a fire at Clear Lake and the Lakeport SDA Church has been turned into a temporary shelter for fire victims I was in my car with my daughter the very next morning driving four hours towards Clear Lake, CA. I had no idea what to expect or what my mission was to be exactly. All I knew was that my Heavenly Father had definitely called me to go.
As I get there and find out what I’m supposed to do to help I realize that the whole mission is very very under staffed and in need of volunteers desperately. The churches regular Bible worker is running the whole thing and has been only sleeping a couple hours a night for the past few days since it had opened. So my job was to help all around wherever needed, and to have regular daily Bible Studies and pray with people at their request..
If you can imagine the shock and sorrow and sadness. Peoples lives being devastated. People loosing everything. One thing I can testify to without any hesitation is that Our Heavenly Father was truly there in Spirit and with His ministering Angels. Not a sorrow or a tear escapes His notice and His Holy Spirit reaches out to comfort the hearts of all who are willing to be comforted by Him.
Fast forward towards the end of my time there. The night my daughter and I left on our drive home. I was sitting down taking a rest in one of the metal folding chairs in the large gymnasium. And Seth the Churches Bible Worker came over to me and sat down. As we talked he said to me, ” do you have a WAR CRY” I said no…then he said oh you have to have a WAR CRY! So that’s when Seth proceeded to go get his laptop and share with me his WAR CRY. That’s when I truly started to understand! He stressed again to me that I needed a WAR CRY of my own. So, I promised him that I would make my own WAR CRY when I got home.
About 6 months later I finally did make my own WAR CRY, I wrote it all down on paper and then tucked it nicely away and forgot about it. That is definitely not the thing to do, but my loving Heavenly Father made sure I had it, and when I needed it the most, guess what, there it was!
Now fast forward 5 years. It’s November 28, 2020. my husband and I were both fighting the flu, worst case we ever had, we both had pneumonia and were both on antibiotics. In Five days from start to finish my husband died. My dear precious husband who was truly the love of my life had died. And I, I battled through 4 courses of antibiotics alone, without the one I loved by my side. I was so sick I thought I might die myself, so I asked for the elders of the church to come and anoint me with oil in the name of Jesus Christ so I could be healed. God did choose to heal me in the course of time. The Hospital said my husband had Covid-19 only after he was gone, but my 2 tests came back negative both times.
The grief and loss that I have experienced, has tried to shake me to the core. I praise God my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ His only begotten Son for His arms of love and mercy and faithfulness that have helped me, and surrounded me, and held me through this time.
I share this story with you because I believe we all need a WAR CRY. You might be asking yourself right about now, just what exactly is a WAR CRY. A WAR CRY is a shouted word or sound used by fighters in battle to give each other courage and to frighten the enemy. Yes, i’m going to share my personal WAR CRY with you. But first I want you to know that I used the truth in the Word of God as my foundation. I prayed and asked Heavenly Father for help, and then I went from scripture to scripture arming myself with the truth of God’s Holy Word. I wish I could shout it out to you, it has a definite rhythm as it’s heard.
My War Cry
by Hadassah Baradin
I am a Living Stone
I am a Spiritual House
I am a Chosen Generation
I am Holy
I am a Royal Priesthood
I am covered by Gods Grace
I am filled with Gods Spirit
I am surrounded with Gods Goodness
I am Happy in Jesus
I am Loved, Redeemed, and Saved by Jesus
I am Called, Chosen, and Faithful in Jesus
I am Blessed, Upheld, and Defended by Jesus
I am Righteous, Holy and Pure in Jesus
I am a Daughter of The Lord God Most High
I am Beloved of my Father
I am Precious to my Father
I am Working for my Father
I am Trusting in my Father
I am Living for my Father
I am Fulfilling the Plans of my Father
I am Walking with Jesus
I am Talking with Jesus
I am listening to Jesus and Learning from Jesus
I am Abiding in Jesus, I am One with Jesus
I am the Salt of the earth
I am the Light of the world
My Salt will not loose it’s flavor
My light will not cease to shine
I choose to Live for Jesus, Love like Jesus
Serve like Jesus, and Work like Jesus
I will Do and Speak what is Right
I will Reject what is Wrong
I will Plug my Ears from Hearing Violence
I will Shut my Eyes from seeing Evil
By the Power of Jesus Christ
I Will Not Stop, I Will Not Give Up
I Will Not Cease, Or Turn Back
I Will Not Slow Up, I Will Not Hold Up, I Will Not Shut Up
Walking With Jesus and Sharing His Word
Living For Jesus, Walking Like Jesus, and Serving Like Jesus
I Will Do All This and More, as Long as I Live, and, I Will Bless The Lord
I Will Run This Race Set Before Me
I Will Run To Win
I Will Obtain The Crown Of Life
Which Jesus Has Promised To Those Who Love Him
And I Do Love Him, In Jesus Christ’s Name Amen and Amen