THE TIMES WE ARE LIVING IN
The above scripture of Isaiah 43:19 is such a NOW scripture to help understand that we are in a very new place in time.
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We need spiritual plans and strategies for what lies ahead of us- both in the world at large and at home, as the Lord continues to shake everything that can be shaken.
Behold I do a new thing- do you not perceive it?
In this time of chaos and reset, it is vitally important to be prepared spiritually, mentally and practically.
It is important to be of good courage and not fear, for the Lord is present to lead, guide and help you.
We must be like the five wise virgins of Matthew 25.
“At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish and five were wise."
ARE YOU WISE OR FOOLISH?
In the above parable of scripture, there were ten virgins. Five of them were wise and had prepared for adverse times, but the other five had not. When the storm came, half of them were not ready and were left outside of the protection and presence of the Lord. It reminds me of the scripture that stated. I would suggest to you that we are living in a time such as Matthew 25, where we need to be ready and prepared like never before. Many still have not discerned the times we are living in and will not be prepared if disaster or trouble should strike again.
In uncertain times we must never be unprepared. Prayer keeps us alert to God's voice and prepared. We must stay ready in prayer because as God moves throughout the globe, restructuring, resetting, and re-ordering things, we will continue to go through times of unrest. I have sensed that it will continue, and as it does, we must not be alarmed or fearful-instead we must be ready and prepared for anything and everything, as we continue to seek the Lord and look to Him as our source of wisdom, strength, and guidance.
We are meant to live by every word that comes out of God's mouth to us, and this scripture is truer now more than ever before.
A word to the prophets-you will need to be ready to mobilize the troops at a minutes notice, to receive the Word of the Lord, warn, instruct, exhort and comfort.
Although we will continue to go through many more challenges in the days to come, this is still a time of great prophetic promise and spiritual release. Isn't it interesting how blessings comes in uncertain times?
We must pray, pray, pray about everything-and God will lead us. We must pray for our nation, not just ourselves. We must pray for our neighbors not just our families. We must intercede for anyone and for any place God shows us, and speak as Holy Ghost gives us instructions.
Each of us will also need to prepare at home for our families. I began encouraging our ministry to stock up on supplies, in case we had food shortages. I saw the need to buy extra supplies such as meats, veggies, TP, and everyday supplies right before corona hit hard; I could see the need to have things on hand for sheltering in place.
We will need to continue practically preparing dear ones, so don't get slack in this. Make sure you are listening to every way God may be leading you, as he will give each of us clear instructions and assignments for our families. We want to be like the five wise virgins who were ready and attentive to the masters voice.
You may be reading this and wondering-what? I know I get it. We may not want to hear these things but you must prepare nonetheless, as your life may depend on it. Ask God for specific directions for you and your family because you will need to know which way to go. We all need spiritual guidance and wisdom right now.
Continue to use the directives found below, as focal points of rest, faith and deliverance. Also take a look at my prophecy page as I shared a post on March 17 that will give you practical wisdom for right now.
Take time to declare out loud into your homes, over your family and into your atmospheres, these scriptures:
Psalm 91- use your favorite translation-read and declare out loud the entire chapter as it is not that long. Get acquainted with it to the point you know it by heart.
Psalm 121- God is where your help is coming from-return your gaze to him as your guardian and your help.
Psalm 46- God is your refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble...I like to read this from the Complete Jewish Bible translation.
Psalm 32:7-You are my hiding place; you preserve me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.
2 Timothy 1:7-"For God did not give us a spirit of timidity (of cowardice, of craven and cringing and fawning fear), but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of calm and well-balanced mind and discipline and self-control."
DON'T FORGET TO TAKE COMMUNION OFTEN AND SHELTER IN THE WORD OF GOD
You don't have to be afraid and you don't need to panic, if you have made Jesus the Lord of your life. His strength is made perfect in your weakness and he is available by his Spirit to empower you and protect you as you shelter in his blood and in his Word. We are living in unprecedented times and unprecedented times call for an unprecedented focus. Critical times require us to think critically. This in part will require us to change some things. Ask the Lord to show you HOW to think, not just what to think.
In the days ahead we will need the security of God's Word hidden in our heart, or our hearts will fail. We must have strategies to live by, prayer on our lips and the Holy Scriptures as our sword. These will be some of our greatest weapons to fight against our unseen adversaries and the darkness that is coming and is already here.
We must stay close to the Lord. One of the ways we do that is by humbling ourselves in prayer and in repentance.
It is time to get your house in order and allow God to shift some things around in your life. God is coming to arise over you and shine his light on the things that need to go. He is coming to restore order to the world and it will start with the people of God. I hear the Lord say we can no longer drink from old streams and live in dead pastures. God is doing something new in the earth- which means we can't go back to old ways or former ways of being with him or relating in any way.... we must adjust to this new time in history. This will require new things from us.... patience, stillness, trust, and finding ways to stay in hope. This is certainly the biggest shift I've experienced, and I am sure more is coming. But as we track with the Lord, he is helping us make the necessary adjustments a little at a time.
God is for us, not against us, but we must allow him to re-order us however he sees fit-after-all he is God and knows what we need. It is time to allow God to shake off of us and out of us every sin, weight, and hindrance standing in the way of his glory, purpose and his divine order. He is here to reset us back into order so we can go forth fully prepared and ready for however he needs us. SHIFT RIGHT NOW!
1 John 4:18-19 AMPC- "There is no fear in love [dread does not exist], but full-grown (complete, perfect) love [g]turns fear out of doors and
expels every trace of terror! For fear brings with it the thought of punishment, and [so] he who is afraid has not reached the full maturity
of love [is not yet grown into love’s complete perfection]. We love Him, because He first loved us."
Do not be afraid. Take time daily to repent, cleanse through the blood sacrifice of Jesus Christ, remembering to apply his powerful
blood over yourself, your family and everywhere you go as a cleansing agent. Make sure you close up any doors to hell that
may be opened through any ongoing or un-confessed sin in your life.
Make it a priority to take communion daily or at least weekly remembering all of what Jesus has accomplished for you.
If you are an intercessor, take time to repent for every way the Holy Spirit leads you repent, whether that is personally, for your family, regionally, nationally or even globally for the spiritual laws being broken. Then take your place in the spirit and thwart every sickness, obstacle and disaster from hell.
Pray for the leaders in your community, state and especially nationally. This is a time to pray beloved. As you pray, remember to declare out loud and repent according to:
2 Chronicles 7:13-14- "If I shut up the sky, so that there is no rain; or if I order locusts to devour the land; or if I send an epidemic of sickness among my people; then, if my people, who bear my name, will humble themselves, pray, seek my face and turn from their evil ways, I will hear from heaven, forgive their sin and heal their land.
The whole earth is groaning in travail awaiting the release of the mature sons and daughters of God- yes people are waiting for you to stand up and take your place in the world. Revival isn't coming, it is here, and as sons and daughters of God we are called to take dominion in the earth and steward our spheres of influence in the name of Jesus. It is time to arise and shine for the glory of the Lord is arising over us (Isaiah 60:1-2, Romans 8:19-23)
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