I explained to them that only in the place of prayer can their spirits become strong [impenetrable] and secure if they chose to enroll in the gym of prayer school. Many have enrolled in all forms of spiritual school, including the prophetic, apostolic school, but have deliberately rejected the school of prayer intercessory to their detriment.
The bottom line was 22 out of 33 thousand chosen warriors on the way to the battle were sent back home because something that ought to have been part of their default, the footing of readiness as the army of God was not there, hence, they were sent home. What could disqualify you and me in this season of preparedness and enrolment for the battle of the Lord?
Suffering is not just about the lack of food, good clothing, money, nice house, the lack of education, job and so on. There's a suffering the lord has ordained and called his own into in an order to get the best of himself out of them.
The fact that Christians across the globe live in different political and socioeconomic realities, and to a large degree, those realities affects and shape their spiritual orientation and outlook of their faith.
In order words, what some many consider as the norm in their part of the world may turn out to be persecution in another region or context