On This Page:
- To Encourage You
- What is a Warrior’s Notebook?
- Key Questions
- “The Warrior Journal” by Graham Cooke
To Encourage You
We ask you to keep a basic Warrior Journal throughout your TWC journey. How you do this and how often you update it is your choice.
Spend extra time on your Warrior Journal between training levels. Take time to reflect and add to it before moving on to the next stage of your training. It is a section you can add to your Warrior Notebook or keep in a special folder on your computer.
During all your Training, your Warrior Journal record will become an essential part of your training. For additional encouragement, see the section at the bottom of the page regarding “The Warrior’s Journal,” by Graham Cooke.
What Is A Warrior’s Journal?
A Warrior’s Journal, or a log, is absolutely essential. It’s as important to us as in the old days of sailing, where the pilot’s log book was vital to them. Every time something happened, they would log it – latitude, longitude and what they found. When they came to islands, they would record the location, if it had water, game or produce and if the natives were friendly. And when you came into a tropical storm or high wind, you logged absolutely everything.
The Dutch word for the log book was “rutter” and it described the record of your journey from one point to another, how you navigated through it and what to expect.
That’s what we’re doing here. A Warrior navigates through what the he/she has discovered. The warrior will establish signposts and help create a navigation map for others to follow.
That record is so important, otherwise you just go from fight to fight and you don’t learn anything.
It helps you realize that if you’ve already fought in this area, that it’s not about fighting again; it’s about standing ground. If you’re perpetually fighting and not winning, it’s because you’re not establishing something.
But without a record, you’ll forget that you’ve fought this before and lose the opportunity to learn and strategize to take and hold this ground.
We have to do the work of learning how to be a warrior, not just thinking, “When I get free, it’s over”. It’s not just what you’re getting set free from but what are you getting set free to?
You each need a Warrior Journal that tells you what you’re getting victory over, because that tells us what you’re raised up to fight and overcome.
Our Warrior Journal: Key Questions
Use these questions to review your previous battles and gain greater understanding of past fights. Consider your current battles. Write down what you see so far. Each fight should have its own section that you can continue to add to.
Review your journal periodically to see if you have learned more, or if you are once again in a previous battle.
For each fight you identify, past & present:
Where did this issue / battle originate?
- Is it a battle for inner territory? Is it from my history, in relationships, from soul or family ties?
- After you are set free from your “stuff”, consider if the fight is meant as an obstacle to your message or destiny.
- What is the enemy afraid of me coming into here?
What are my promises & prophecies on this issue?
- How am I fighting with those? (1 Tim. 1:18)
- Do I have a prophecy or inheritance word that I can actually come into an experience of here?
Honestly, how many battles have I faced over this issue?
- How many times have I lost? Did I lose, or just not show up or give up?
- How many times did I say “no” initially, but then changed it to “okay”?
- Who does Jesus want to be to me in this that will produce a different outcome?
What is the weapon and tactic that God is showing me?
- Is it a fight that needs direct confrontation? Or indirect?
- Is it a time to withdraw into God as my Refuge, or come out fighting from God as my fortress?
- What particular weapon is needed?
- Is this an upgrade of a weapon I possess or is it time to learn & encounter a new one?
- What is it and how does it work here?
Is this issue or obstacle something I am raised up to make war on?
- Is this a casual victory on the way to something bigger?
- Or is it an indication of what I’m destined by heaven to overcome with my life?
- Am I meeting people for whom my testimony of this victory is becoming powerful? (If so, it may well be an indication of an area of your authority and ministry.)
The Warrior’s Journal by Graham Cooke
The first level of warfare is your own life. The enemy is happy to concede ground to you in ministry if he can keep the ground in you personally. He’s happy to let you think you’re a warrior and getting breakthrough, as long you don’t take authority in your internal territory – because then he’s got that ground in you any time he wants.
Warriors have a proven history of overcoming and establishing their internal territory. There are 2 battles over every issue – the battle to get free and the battle to stay free. You can’t say you’ve had “many victories” if it’s the same internal territory you keep taking over and over. When you have a proven history in those areas, the evidence is that the enemy won’t fight you on that turf because he knows it belongs to you, not him.
Seeing positives has become first nature, not second nature. Warriors can automatically turn a negative into a positive because they no longer see the negatives. They never consider what’s wrong, but only what God is doing instead. They see through another’s identity, not behavior.
Warriors have an absolute sense of identity that cannot be moved by circumstances. You know who you are in a way that goes beyond just having an Identity Statement. Warriors respond out of their identity and God’s nature, not out of their emotions, fears or history.
Experiencing a Warrior’s life is not enough. It must be established for a Champion to emerge. While warriors have a sense of majesty, Champions have a sense of supremacy. A Champion is someone who takes that proven history of victories and empowers someone else to be victorious. They can take territory on behalf of an individual, of a company or a city.
David became a champion against Goliath. He was a warrior against a lion and a bear. That was his training ground. When he steps up against Goliath, he knew he could do it – and he knew he had a prophetic word that he would be king one day. That day, he fought as a Champion on behalf of Israel with the victories he had established and because he was living in his prophecies.
We’ve got to establish victory as a lifestyle. It can’t be just situational overcoming. That’s just the first step. Then you have to do it again and again, until you love getting victory and are not weary in the battle. It’s where you learn the reality of what you’re called to fight. Do you know that yet? How many of your prophetic words are you actually living in? These are great questions and conversations to be having!
For additional encouragement, take A Peak at Training Journal 9: The Process That Makes You Rich.