- a person who deserts and betrays an organization, country, or set of principles.
synonyms: traitor, defector, deserter, turncoat, rebel, mutineer
- having treacherously changed allegiance.
I am a defector! I am changing my allegiance with the enemy. For too long I have agreed with his words, his lies about who he says I am. Who am I? I am royalty who has been forced to wear his thoughts like old rags, convinced even to do so. I am changing allegiance; I have defected and find myself on a ship with a Captain who always rocks the boat with His words. Today, it’s not you or I walkin’ the plank, its the devil.
Today I hear the Father say
I have loved you with an everlasting love. I will love you with an everlasting love. I. Love. You. I am reaching into your heart today burning away the last bit of tar-shame, powder keg doubt, guilt residue and you won’t be saying ‘I don’t believe it!’ You will believe it! You will believe you are free- no. You will know it! Right now you feel it, because I have said it! We are overtaking the fords of the Jordan! I am releasing you into the land I promised. You are not captured! No, Renegade, you know the Word. You will bear witness as I overtake your adversary by a word.
You, Renegade, will say a word and it shall be so. Your enemies are realized. A mutinee has been called, from out of the prison lands of lies, and false hopes, from out of the enemies hands and multitude of rules. Love is ruler in this land! It’s not each to his own, rather, it’s “all together now!” Together, an allegiance shift has occurred. Life words abound and we will occupy this land. Name the land. Name the people. Name the city. Call those who have been slaves, free (Leviticus 26:13) and those who have been labeled barren, promise (Hebrews 11:11).
Jephthah and Ephraim
12 The Ephraimite forces were called out, and they crossed over to Zaphon. They said to Jephthah, “Why did you go to fight the Ammonites without calling us to go with you? We’re going to burn down your house over your head.”
2 Jephthah answered, “I and my people were engaged in a great struggle with the Ammonites, and although I called, you didn’t save me out of their hands. 3 When I saw that you wouldn’t help, I took my life in my hands and crossed over to fight the Ammonites, and the Lord gave me the victory over them. Now why have you come up today to fight me?”
4 Jephthah then called together the men of Gilead and fought against Ephraim. The Gileadites struck them down because the Ephraimites had said, “You Gileadites are renegades from Ephraim and Manasseh.” 5 The Gileadites captured the fords of the Jordan leading to Ephraim, and whenever a survivor of Ephraim said, “Let me cross over,” the men of Gilead asked him, “Are you an Ephraimite?” If he replied, “No,” 6 they said, “All right, say ‘Shibboleth.’” If he said, “Sibboleth,” because he could not pronounce the word correctly, they seized him and killed him at the fords of the Jordan. Forty-two thousand Ephraimites were killed at that time.
Declare the truth, together!
Now, who’s with me!?