In light of all that is going on in our world, I wanted to share something the Lord spoke to me a few years ago. It is still a very timely word! Be Blessed!
The Lord’s mighty hand rested on me, and he warned me with these words not to act like these people: “Don’t believe their every conspiracy rumor. And don’t fear what they fear—don’t be moved or terrified. Fear nothing and no one except Yahweh, Commander of Angel Armies! Honor him as holy. Be in awe before him with deepest reverence! He will become for you a holy sanctuary …
Isaiah 8:11-14a The Passion Translation
The Lord is my light and my salvation;
Whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the strength of my life;
Of whom shall I be afraid?
“The underlying current in the world in which you live today is fear —and it is not only a fear that is permeating the “world”, but it is grabbing hold of many in My Body as well. Far too many are beginning to operate from a place of fear rather than a place of faith, from a place of panic rather than a place of peace. That breaks My heart. It is in times like these—perilous and turbulent times—that I desire to show Myself strong to My people and, thus, to the world.
This is not the time to allow the negative reports that you hear daily to become so embedded in your thought pattern that it becomes the framework from which you base your behavior. You must govern your lives, your actions, your decisions on My word. You hear the words released by media, released by the “experts” and echoed and reechoed by those around you and many are allowing those words to drown out My voice, to overshadow My Word. Now is the time more than ever before to know what you know and live it out no matter what is going on around you. No matter what the “experts” say. Now is the time more than ever before that My children must be fortified with My Word. It must be made flesh in you. It must become your necessary food. It must be that which anchors you, that which feeds you, that which guides you. Don’t ignore the facts. You must be aware of the facts and use wisdom. But don’t allow the facts to become stronger than the truth of My Word! The words I speak are truth; they are spirit and they are life!
Now is the time that I will show Myself strong to those who will stand on the reality and truth of My Word. I AM all that I AM. Allow Me to show Myself mighty in your life for all to see. It will become a testimony of My greatness, a testimony of My faithfulness, a testimony of My love. It will cause others to seek Me as they watch you let Me do what I do best—simply be I AM!
I say to you as I said to Isaiah: ‘Do not say what the people around you say and do not fear what those around you fear. Make Me your fear.’ Fear is placing respect and reverence in something or someone. Whom shall you fear? In whom shall you place your reverence and respect? Will you reverence the experts? Will you reverence the negative reports? Will you reverence the doctors’ reports? Will you reverence Wall Street? Will you reverence CNN? Will you reverence the government? Or will you reverence Me, the Sovereign Lord? Make Me your fear!
For as you make Me your fear, I have promised to be as a sanctuary to you, a place of safety and refuge, a place of peace, protection and provision. What touches those outside the sanctuary cannot touch those within it. I will be as a sanctuary, if you truly place your faith in Me.
Know that it is in times like these that many will come to you—My Church—for answers that the world systems and false religions have not been able to provide. They will come in droves, knocking at your doors in search of answers, in search of truth. You have the answer. You are the answer. You are the hope they need—Christ in you is truly the hope of glory for the world.
So I call you now to a place of prayer like never before. I call you now to a place of stillness at My feet where I will release strategies, wisdom and answers. I call you now to hear Me more clearly than ever; for, through you, My Body, I will release the answers needed. I call you now to be Joseph to the world’s pharaoh. And as you release those answers, as you put My strategies into action, as you walk out by faith that which I Am speaking, many shall be saved and the world will know that I AM with you. Many shall come into My kingdom as a result. Fear not. Trust Me.”