“I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.]” John 16:33 Amplified Bible
I came across the following exhortation in my 2019 journal, and because it has similar language to my last post (click here if you missed it), I’m sharing it with you. I pray that these thoughts will spur us on to action.
From the Father’s Heart:
Go forth. Push. Push past the compromise and comfortable.
There will be pain. Transition is always painful and disorienting. Your eyes will need to be on Me.
Make Me and My Word, My truth, My Power, My love, and My divine enablement your focal point.
Eyes up. Eyes on Me. Look up. Your redemption draweth nigh.
Troubling times are coming for the body of Christ. Church, will you be ready? You need to be equipped so that the stumble will not throw you headlong. You will need to view what you see with your eyes from the heavenly perspective: What is happening in the heavenlies? What is true? Who is winning? Who is more powerful? Don’t just take things at face value.
And plug in. This is totally doable. See the strategy from heaven. Look for what I am doing, My purpose, and My ways. Keep looking for the spiritual reality behind the evil and the good. What is really happening?
KNOW Who wins, Who has the victory; and therefore, don’t despair.
Many will despair even of life. Look up!
Let the people hear where to look
what is truly happening
what I have already fortold.
I am fulfilling My Word and being true to My Promises – not to leave or forsake you, but to pursue My people in righteousness, in holiness, in purity – to produce a pure bride.
Revival will come out of the Refiner’s fire.
Cooperate with Me. Agree. Choose the transition, that you may be equipped and ready, built up and prepared, for all that is ahead.
—— Would you take some time before the Lord and ask Him to show you any areas where you have given your life over to compromise or settled for what is “comfortable” but not of Him for your life? Have you made Him, His Word, His truth, His power, His love and enablement your focal point through these troubling times? Allow Him to rearrange anything as necessary. Pray that you may see everything going on around you through the lens of His eternal plan.