What a beautiful sound – the sound of My children praising and worshiping! A new song and tune is emerging from the hearts of My young ones that is both desperate and pure. It is from mouths such of these that I have ordained praise! Oh, that all My people would worship in such spirit and truth, without pretense, acknowledging their need of Me. From around the globe, amid the trials and persecution, this song has arisen before My throne, persistent, sweet, and powerful. To those who have clean hands and pure hearts have I turned My eye, and to these, I will grant to move in My blessing, favor, and power. Upon them will be My shalom peace even in times of great distress. When they cry, I will hear them, and when they speak, I shall answer them. I will show them great and mighty things. Revelation shall be theirs, for though deception abounds, they have sought both truth and understanding, seeking to honor Me with not just their lips, but with their lives. Ps. 24:3-6, “Who may ascend to the hill of the LORD? Or who may stand in His holy place? He who has clean hand and a pure heart, who has not lifted up his soul to an idol, nor sworn deceitfully. He shall receive blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the God of his salvation. This is Jacob, the generation of those who seek Him, who seek Your face. SELAH.” NKJV Ps. 8:2, “Out of the mouths of babes and nursing infants You have ordained strength, Because of Your enemies, that You may silence the enemy and the avenger.” NKJV John 4:23-24, “But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and in truth.” NKJV
Don’t be afraid to confront the hard questions that others present to you. I, who am the answer, have promised to give you what to say at the time it is needed. I would not bring you before others only to abandon you. Indeed, every opportunity to share My life is a divine appointment meant to intersect the lives of others through you. Where fear encourages you to forsake life’s opportunities, I never waste them. Where fear would hold you bound to your limitations, faith enables you to embrace the limitless possibilities found in Me. Like so many before you, I say, do not fear. I will be with you. I will go before you. I am your God; you are My people. Go in the strength of My might. Luke 12:11-12, “Now when they bring you to the synagogues and magistrates and authorities, do not worry about how or what you should answer, or what you should say. For the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say.” NKJV Luke 21:12b-15, “You will be brought before kings and rulers for My Name’s sake. But it will turn out to be for you as an occasion for testimony. Therefore settle it in your hearts not to meditate beforehand on what you will answer; for I will give you a mouth and wisdom which all your adversaries will not be able to contradict or resist.” NKJV Matt. 28:19-20, “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age. Amen.” NKJV
There are sons and daughters of the Kingdom who are crying out for deliverance. They are bound to a system of religion that has incorporated money-changers that use unjust weights and sellers of goods that profit My people nothing. They barter a contrived peace and attempt to manufacture My presence. Just as I healed all those that were oppressed, crippled, lame, and blind, so, too, will I deliver those who have been held in spiritual captivity by those who were anointed to release them from their bondage but did not. I will overturn the tables of those who have defiled My temple by taking from My people and leaving them spiritual paupers. I will restore revelation to My people and their ability to walk boldly before Me. I will restore to them the joy of their salvation and put a new song in their mouth. As Lord of the Kingdom, I will do this because of My great compassion for all of My children that I may receive them back unto Myself – both those that have been misled and those that mislead. Heb. 12:6-8, “For whom the LORD loves He chastens, and scourges every son whom He receives. If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom a father does not chasten? But if you are without chastening, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate and not sons.” NKJV Matt. 21:12-16, “Then Jesus went into the temple of God and drove out all those who bought and sold in the temple and overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold doves. And He said to them, ‘It is written My house shall be called a house of prayer, but you have made it a den of thieves. Then the blind and the lame came to Him in the temple, and He healed them. But when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that He did, and the children crying out in the temple and saying, ‘Hosanna to the Son of David!’ they were indignant and said to Him, ‘Do you hear what these are saying?’ And Jesus said to them, ‘Yes. Have you never read, ‘Out of the mouths of babes and nursing infants You have perfected praise?’ NKJV
My child, learn to graciously respond to the interruptions that life brings, recognizing that your interruptions could be someone else’s divine appointment. Even when you are seeking to spend your time in My presence, who knows but that I have decided to intersect another’s life through you. When you respond to these moments in faith, the miraculous can release healing and provision in the lives of those around you. How you handle the inconveniences of life is a matter of character. I trust you, My child, to handle them as I would, reaching out your hand to minister in love. Matt. 14:13-16, “On hearing about this, Yeshua left in a boat to be by himself in the wilderness. But the people learned of it and followed him from the towns by land. So when He came ashore, He saw a huge crowd; and, filled with compassion for them, He healed those of them who were sick. As evening approached, the talmidim [disciples] came to Him and said, ‘This is a remote place and it’s getting late. Send the crowds away, so that they can go and buy food for themselves in the villages.’ But Yeshua replied, ‘They don’t need to go away. Give them something to eat yourselves!’” CJB
Remember, My child, that even as I am a holy, righteous, and just God, true in all My ways, I am also a personal God who takes pleasure in the company of My children. Nothing is too big for Me, neither is anything too small. I am the God who pays attention to the smallest of details and desire to be a part of every facet of your life, including what you consider insignificant. Receive of My joy and allow yourself to be strengthened for this day. Tomorrow will take care of itself. For now, know My smile rests upon you. My ear and heart are turned toward you. Num. 6:24-26, “The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you; The LORD lift His countenance upon you, and give you peace.” NKJV
Some are feeling like their lives and ministries are suffocating. It’s as though there is a death grip that has taken hold and is squeezing every ounce of life out of you, causing you to hold your breath and wait for your spiritual lungs to collapse. It may even be manifesting itself physically and emotionally in panic attacks and increased anxiety, even hopelessness and despair. The strategy behind this attack is to prevent the Word from being sown by attacking the sower. If the enemy can strike the shepherd, the sheep will scatter (Mark 14:26). This foul spirit of python has no authority in the life of a believer and must let go!
The Commander of the LORD’s Army has come to bring about a mighty deliverance. He is the Word and will arise within you, flexing His muscle breaking the grip of the enemy (Ps. 68:1, 2 Cor. 10:3-6). Instead of holding your breath, choose to inhale of the Spirit and let your exhale be one of praise and worship. The enemy’s intends to kill, steal, and destroy, but the Word has come to bring life (John 10:10)! Release the Word of the LORD boldly and without fear. Remember, you are a proclaimer of God’s Word, which He watches over to perform and He will not allow it to return void (Jer.1:12, Is. 55:11).
If you are a member of a congregation, pray for your pastors and for all those that preach the Word, that the Word of God will dwell richly in them (Col. 3:16) and that they will proclaim it in its entirety with boldness, clarity, and power (Eph. 6:19). Pray, too, that your ears will be open to hearing what the Lord is speaking. You cannot afford to only accept a portion of the Word, you must be willing to hear the ENTIRE truth and counsel of God.
Ps. 138:7-8, “Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you will revive me; You will stretch out Your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and Your right hand will save me. The LORD will perfect that which concerns me; Your mercy, O LORD, endures forever; Do not forsake the work of Your hands.” NKJV
You are My Child, accepted and beloved by Me. Why this insecurity and recounting of past failures and sins when I have chosen to remember them no more? Do not judge again by the law what has been covered by My blood. You must decide to reject condemnation and accept My grace and move forward into what I, yes, I, and not your own imagination, have destined for you. I have called you by name, and you are Mine, purchased at a price, and redeemed from destruction! Do not allow the destructive thoughts of insecurity and feelings of unworthiness to prevent the flow of My Spirit through you. It is unbecoming to give credence to voices from hell when the God of the Universe is walking beside you at all times. I ignore them, so should you! Is. 43:1, “But now, thus says the LORD, who created you, O Jacob, and He who formed you, O Israel: Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; You are Mine.” NKJV Ps. 103:1-6, “Bless the LORD, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless His holy name! Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: who forgives all your iniquities, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from destruction, who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies, who satisfies your mouth with good things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. The LORD executes righteousness and justice for all who are oppressed.” NKJV
Beloved Child, approach each new day as a unique and special door of opportunity that allows you to grow and mature in Me. Many seek doors of destiny that are only presented after entering through the gates of teachability and trial; doors that are held in My heart alone. Understand that it is in the day-to-day, as you learn the value of sitting at My feet, communing with Me that you are refined as gold, purified for My purposes. I desire that you understand My ways, not just My acts. Sit, and let us discourse together. I have no greater delight than to see My children come into an intimate knowledge of Me. Ps. 103:7, “He made known His ways to Moses, His acts to the children of Israel.” NKJV 1 Pt. 1:6-9, “In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ, whom having not seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, receiving the end of your faith – the salvation of your souls.” NKJV Jer. 29:11-12, “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all of your heart.” NKJV
Faith is the proof of your convictions, enlarging and sustaining your hope in Me, therefore, walk in faith. You must make a conscious decision to hear My Word and see what I am doing in the world versus living by your natural senses. It is not blind but trusts My character and nature with its eyes wide open. Walking by faith is an act of the will that rejects fleshly responses to life’s circumstances. Instead, it responds based on what is taking place in the supernatural. You must choose to believe and act according to My promises, like Abraham did with his son, like the three Hebrew children when facing the fire, and like David did at Ziklag. Faith arises when you strengthen yourself in Me. My Child, allow faith to increase within you that you may endure the trials that are to come and in so doing bear witness of Me to the world. Heb. 11:1-3, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good testimony. By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.” NKJV 2 Cor. 5:7, “For we walk by faith, not by sight.” Rom. 1:8, “First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world.” NKJV
Many people and leaders who claim My Name have abandoned the original foundation seeking to build upon positivity, self-help, and things of the flesh rather than of the Spirit. A carnal foundation is a compromised foundation, which must be destroyed and lain again. Return to what is foundational to your faith – My cross, My resurrection, My person. To build on anything else will cause the work of your hands to fail. It may stand for a moment, but in the season of storms, it will inevitably fall. You must dig deep and learn of Me, creating a firm foundation that will last even amid persecution. Build upon the truth of My Word, which remains forever. This is the Good News – that I have come to restore life by reconciling man to Myself. It is sure and steady, and by no means will crumble over time. If you are careful to build correctly upon it, surely it will provide shelter for generations to follow. Ps. 11:3, “If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?” Luke 6:46-49, “But why do you call Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do the things which I say? Whoever comes to Me and hears My sayings and does them, I will show you whom he is like: He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently against that house, and could not shake it, for it was founded on the rock. But he who heard and did nothing is like a man who build a house on the earth without a foundation, against which the stream beat vehemently; and immediately it fell. And the ruin of that house was great.” NKJV Is. 33:5-6, “The LORD is exalted, for He dwells on high; he will fill Zion with His justice and righteousness. He will be the sure foundation for your times, a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge; the fear of the LORD is the key to this treasure.” NIV