tsaba' (tsaw-baw'); or (feminine) tseba'ah (tseb-aw-aw'); from OT:6633; a mass of persons (or figuratively, things), especially reg. organized for war (an army); by implication, a campaign, literally or figuratively (specifically, hardship, worship):
KJV - appointed time, (+)army, (+)battle, company, host, service, soldiers, waiting upon, war (-fare).
Our God is the Lord of the armies. There is a call going out through the body of Christ in this day for us all to get in rank and file. The army is being formed up. It is a re-formation and it is occurring as the office and gift of the apostle is being recognized and received in the body of Christ.
In the military there is order, discipline, and an understanding of authority. All of these things are necessary for us to learn to move as "one man" (Neh. 8:1). To impart this understanding and build teamwork soldiers go through a rigorous training regimen. Each soldier understands the importance of working together and teamwork.
|Please note that all references to war, warfare, battle etc. are referring to spiritual warfare. We must not confuse battle against demonic forces with people. We must demonstrate our love towards people just like Jesus did as well as pray and act as He did.|
"new forms and operational procedures began to emerge in areas such as local church government, interchurch relationships, financing, evangelism, missions, prayer, leadership selection and training, the role of supernatural power, worship and other important aspects of church life"
|New operational and administrative disciplines (Prophetic Administration)|
|The Biblical Principles of Warfare (applied by professional officers for over 2500 years)|