Northsmoke is representative of a highly trained group of people sent by God

Isaiah 14:31-King James Bible – Howl, O gate; cry, O city; thou, whole Palestina, art dissolved: for there shall come from the north a smoke, and none shall be alone in his appointed times.

Isaiah 14:31-Amplified Classic Bible – Howl, O gate! Cry, O city! Melt away, O Philistia, all of you! For there is coming a smoke out of the north, and there is no straggler in his ranks and none stands aloof [in Hezekiah’s battalions].

Isaiah 14:31-The Living Bible – Weep, Philistine cities—you are doomed. All your nation is doomed. For a perfectly trained army is coming down from the north against you. This smoke from the north was a perfectly trained army and it meant the enemy’s demise.

Smoke is representative of highly trained and highly skilled soldiers.

When an army traveled across the wilderness or desert, smoke or dust would be produced. These pillars of smoke represented highly trained, highly skilled soldiers.

Song Of Solomon 3:6 – Who is coming out of the wilderness like pillars of smoke, Perfumed with myrrh and frankincense, With all the merchant’s fragrant powders? Behold, it is Solomon’s couch, With sixty valiant (champion, mighty, strong, excel) men around it. They all hold their swords, being expert (skillful, taught, trained) in war. Every man has his sword on his thigh because of the fear of the night.

Song Of Solomon 3:7 – Contemporary English Version – Surrounded by sixty of Israel’s best soldiers; The Message Bible – Sixty of Israel’s finest, All of them armed to the teeth, trained for battle, ready for anything, anytime; New International Readers Version – The best warriors in Israel; The Passion Translation – Surrounded by sixty champions, the mightiest of Israel’s host, are like pillars of protection.

These soldiers were experts in war. We want to be experts in our fight, which is the fight of faith. Teaching on faith and living by faith is one of the pillars of Northsmoke Church.

Song Of Solomon 3:8 – Christian Standard Bible – Skilled with swords, trained in warfare; Complete Jewish Bible-Expert fighters; Easy To Read-Trained fighting men with swords at their side, ready for any danger of the night; New English Translation-Well trained in the art of warfare.

These soldiers were holding their swords. The Word of God is the sword of the spirit. Northsmoke Church is a Word church. Our calling is to teach, train and develop people to be skillful in the Word of God.

Smoke also represents the glory and the glory is a devouring fire to the enemy.

Revelation 15:8 – The temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God.

Song Of Solomon 3:6 – The Passion Translation – Who is this one ascending from the wilderness in the pillar of the glory cloud?

This army was a highly trained glory cloud and it was a devouring fire to its enemies.

There are special forces in the army of God.

David had mighty men in his army. – 2 Samuel 23:8 – King James Bible – These be the name of the mighty (champions, emphasizing strength or ability to fight) men who David had; Easy To Read Version – Special soldiers; International Standard Version – Special forces

David’s Mighty Men-Adino slew 800 men with his spear at one time. Eleazar, David and 2 others defeated an entire army. Shammah wouldn’t retreat when everybody else did. Abishai slew 300 men with his spear. Benaiah slew the best two soldiers in Moab by himself. He also jumped down into a pit and killed a lion. He once faced an Egyptian soldier who was armed with a spear and Benaiah only had a staff. He took the spear from the Egyptian and slew him with it.

We are soldiers in the army of God. Jesus has mighty men in His army. – 2 Timothy 2:3 – Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.

It is the mission of Northsmoke Church to raise up highly trained and highly skilled believers who can walk in complete victory over our adversary and do great things for God.