Make A Courageous Act Of Spiritual Warfare

The Salvation Army Flag is known as the Blood & Fire.  It’s not decor for a corps (a Salvation Army church); it’s for feet to walk a beat on the street praying and testifying to the glory of God. It’s a battle flag for spiritual warfare.  There’s no retreat!

The blood of Jesus brings us forgiveness and sets us free from our sins. The fire of the Holy Spirit gives us the passion and power to live a holy, Christ-like life in the service of God and others. Now we are called to show and tell what God has done. Let’s make a courageous act of spiritual warfare and carry the flag in our neighborhoods!

So who should take this spiritual battle flag to the streets?  Here’s a quote from The Salvation Army founder, William Booth:  ‘Not called!’ did you say? ‘Not heard the call,’ I think you should say. Put your ear down to the Bible, and hear Him bid you go and pull sinners out of the fire of sin.”

Someone told me that a speaker at the 2012 Salvation Army (USA South) Bible Conference at Lake Junaluska, North Carolina, pulled out a full-size Salvation Army Flag and wrapped himself with it the way athletes do with their national flag at the Olympics.  We get wrapped up in so many meaningless things.  Perhaps it’s time to get wrapped up in the Blood & Fire!

I found this quotation on several Salvation Army web sites and confirmation on “The Salvation Army flag is the only flag, other than the U.S. flag, to have flown on the moon.”  But has it flown on the streets in your neighborhood?  Why not?

It can be a bit intimidating to carry the Blood & Fire on the streets.  Perhaps you need a support group.  Check out this Facebook page:  Prayer Walking With The Salvation Army Flag . . .


About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @
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5 Responses to Make A Courageous Act Of Spiritual Warfare

  1. Donna Eden says:

    Yea Steve, When I think about carrying the Salvation Army Flag, it gives me a sense of Fire running through my blood. I love it. I do have it on the front of my scooter basket, but I’m looking for a way to have it hanging so it can fly in the wind and spread the Spirit of the Blood and Fire throughout the neighborhood!!!

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