“I will give heed to the blameless way. When will You come to me? I will walk within my house in the integrity of my heart. I will set no worthless thing before my eyes; I hate the work of those who fall away; It shall not fasten its grip on me.” Psalm101:2, 3
Amplified Bible:“I hate the work of them who turn aside [from the right path]; it shall not grasp hold of me.”
From God’s heart:
Heed well. Heed the call. Heed the warnings. Take note of the signs. For there is a great falling out, a falling away, a time of great confusion where eyes will need to be set on Me and hearts need to be planted in the truth of My word and My love so that what is produced in and through your life is truly of Me and not from fear (of man, the fear of this world, or eyes set on the troubling times). Have your whole heart buried in the good soil of My truth – My word – in what I say, not what you feel. Set a guard. Guard yourself. Meditate on truth. Let Me even today and each day feed it to you; partake fully, and believe. Allow what I say to truly become part of who you are – down into joint and marrow. And live. Abide in My Word – let My Word abide in you. Taste and see that I am good and My sovereignty reigns supreme over all. I can be trusted. And I will be trusted. Cling to Me as the waistband clings to the waist of a man. Cinch it tight. Armor up. And you take the shield of FAITH (build it every single day) and extinguish the flaming arrows – not only for yourself but extinguish them so that others aren’t caught on fire by the enemy’s fiery darts. Let’s snuff out the lies and malice. Stop the infection. Be strong in the Lord and the strength of His might.
“Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal among you, which comes upon you for your testing, as though some strange thing were happening to you; but to the degree that you share the sufferings of Christ, keep on rejoicing, so that also at the revelation of HIs glory you may rejoice with exultation. If you are reviled for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you.” 1 Peter 4:12-14
Dark days are ahead. But look up. Your redemption is drawing near. Look to the clouds. Rain is on the horizon.* Eyes up. Why be downcast, O soul? Trust. Trust in the Lord God Almighty who is mighty to save.
Be saved and not surprised by the fiery ordeal. Be about building your shield of faith FOR the working of mighty miracles.
Many needs will call for many miracles. You are in position; don’t take yourself out. Be bold. Fully Mine. Abide in the shadow of the Almighty.
Trust in the power of My name and do exploits, Church.
It’s quite an opportunity.
Don’t choose to be safe and perish. Choose to battle and have the most exciting time of your life. Hear the call. Respond. And work miracles.
You will speak to the storm, and it will be stilled.
Affect your sphere; that’s the call right there.
Don’t choose to watch from the sidelines. Run the play and do your job. Do your job and run the play. Be effective and affect those your life touches everyday.
“‘These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.'” John 16:33
Daniel 11:32b “… but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.” (KJV)
Jeremiah 13:11 Amplified Bible (AMP) “‘For as the waistband clings to the body of a man, so I caused the whole house of Israel and the whole house of Judah to cling to Me,’ says the LORD, ‘that they might be for Me a people, a name, a praise, and a glory; but they did not listen and obey.'”
“So choose life in order that you may live, you and your descendants, by loving the Lord your God, by obeying His voice, and by holding fast to Him; for this is your life and the length of your days,…” Deuteronomy 30:19, 20
I have come to pour faith upon the earth. Will you partake of it? Or will you stubbornly cling to your fear? Faith in Me – and that anything is possible – is here for the taking, like a shield and a sword to take up. Will you? Will you enter the battle? There is a war. Be in it to win it. The stakes are high. Will you submit yourself to the battle plan and follow Me?
Be battle ready. First, full armor really, really on. Prepared. Know the truth like the back of your hands – have it always before you. Shield up. Faith HIGH – true faith in the God of the impossible. (Yes, have your hopes up, but this is a specific call to have your faith up!) Fight for that in yourself to begin with. Find your “legs” – train yourself to stand and to bow to none other. Bow to Me alone. Obey only My voice – not the voice of fear, compromise, or normalcy. Seek My presence. War is coming. There can be no compromise.
(*the story of Elijah in 1 Kings 18:41-46 comes to mind here)
Here are a just a few of the other scriptures references for truths that showed up here. Hover your cursor over these and see the full verse pop up: Hebrews 4:12, John 15:4,5,7,8,9, Psalm 34:8, Psalm 103:19, Ephesians. 6:16, 10, Psalm 42:5, 1 Peter 4:12, Psalm 91:1
May we KNOW Him and have peace!
Be in the Word daily. Be in prayer. Listen to Him speak to your heart. And obey. He fully enables us to do what He calls us to. Obedience that is effective can only be done as we abide in Him. Learn to abide.
Abide and cling tightly in full dependence and grow deeper in relationship with God the Father, Jesus the Son, and Holy Spirit. Relationship.
Ask the Lord how He would specifically have you build up your shield of faith. Maybe it’s more worship music during your day to be built up in adoration of the “author and perfector of your faith” or meditating on and memorizing scripture. There is a real call, as always, to know truth and to be discerning in ways that come from time in prayer and reading the whole counsel of God and studying to know Him and His ways deeper every day.
I’ll share again my favorite bible reading plan. It is a chronological reading plan that leads you through the Bible in a year. I love that it can be used as a bookmark and can be checked off day by day as you read.To download and print your own copy, click here Let’s Open God’s Word. Pray as you open the Word. Read. Listen. Turn what you read into a prayer. And act upon the Truth.