Seek the LORD and His strength;
Seek His face evermore!
People of God you need to seek the Lord! I have a dog that literally follows me around like crazy. Sometimes I tell Him, “No! Stay!” Because I am just going a few steps. We need to seek to be in God's face just as much. That word seek is to desire and face means His presence [Desire the Lord and His strength; Desire His presence evermore!]. This my friend is true worship. When we seek a person’s face, we get to see their character, emotions, and intent. The Lord wants to be your constant friend/ally. He just does not want us to seek His hand but His presence!
Do you desire His presence more than anything He can give you? In presence there is NO LACK. In His presence there is PEACE. In His presence there is FULLNESS OF JOY. When we continually seek His face (presence) WE DON’T MISS OUT on what our Father is doing. You DO NOT want to miss out on what He is doing during these times we are living in. The Lord is saying missing out on what He is doing in these times may mean life or death. Stay close and seek Him out!
There was an overflow coming in my prayer time this morning and just over the last few days. Here are those pieces:
If you say I AM GOD
live like it
live like I AM the solution to the troubles of the world
live like My word is true
live like I AM all powerful
We who say that we are God's people can no longer be ignorant of what HIS word says. His word does not change with your feelings, fads, and societal spoken and unspoken expectations. Know what His word says and be a doer of it.
Oh people of God!!! When will you understand that we are of this world but not of it! We don't live by this world's system. WE have the freedom of being part of a kingdom system where I AM...our GOD does the impossible. He stumps the mind of those who only seek after worldly wisdom. Get on board!
Matthew 11:12 --- And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force.
We have a war on our hands! Don't stop preaching God's word. There are those that will come against you for relying solely on Christ, for speaking truth when they want to live in the flesh, for preaching the simplicity of the Gospel. We will suffer but ohhhhhh MY GOD we will be victorious because we are part of a kingdom that WILL NOT BE SHAKEN!!!!!!!!!! GLORY HALLELUJAH!!
Micah 6:8 -- He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you But to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God?
Don't forget we are to love mercy and walk humbly too as we act justly. We are too focused on who right and who is wrong instead of trying to understand each other, show mercy, grace and compassion, and walk in the ministry of reconciliation towards one another. Many may not see it as the road for them but we are only responsible for our response.😞🥺😢
Everything that we are allowing to be elevated above Christ needs to taken captive and destroyed...We cannot keep seeking fleshly carnal routes to engage in war. We cannot continue to fight each other. Constantly remind yourselves that we fight against dark principalities and wickedness in high places and not against flesh and blood. We must die to this flesh of ours that seeks it's own way.
As I was in prayer this morning the Holy Spirit was revealing that the wave of events to come is preparing the way for His return. The cup of sin is about to spill over, and we should know this:
2 Timothy 3:1-7
…that in the last days perilous times shall come.
2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,
7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
But dear one the Lord is saying take heart do not give up the fight. DO NOT become disheartened and wait in hopelessness for His return.
Keep praying, keep wailing, keep preaching the Good News of Jesus Christ, keep prophesying, keep encouraging, keep showing hospitality, keep loving, keep giving, keep going forth with the vision He gave you. The wearing down in our bodies and spirit is strong. It’s an attack. Keep looking to the Lord and DO NOT grow weary in the well doing. DO NOT be dismayed for the Lord your God is with you!
Only by His Grace
Over the last several weeks I have been pulled back (purposefully) and have been mostly quiet and seeking the Lord about all that is happening. I have had hard conversations and have received calls from those who are in pure grief about what is going on. In the midst of it all I had to find out about the passing of my grandfather. Over the course of the last several weeks I have been disgusted, I have cried, and I have been numb. I have burst into random tears at times. There were many times that I purposely sat still to process all that has been happening so that I could pause, think, FEEL, and cry. I don’t move when others demand me to move. I do my best to move and speak when God leads and that may not be on everyone else’s time clock.
What I do know is that God has clearly given me my part in all this and that is intercession, preach, and write. Even when I have seen people all over the social media put down prayer I am disheartened because I know for many of us that is our part in this whole piece. I will continue to pray. I will share as the Lord leads. I will continue to do whatever else it is that the Lord desires. With that being said, as I was praying this morning the Lord brought me to Jeremiah 9 and I almost got the wind knocked out of me when I read it.
Many have experienced grief like never before in these last few months. Much of the grief has been because there is no closure.
The Lord is saying there is more death coming, and this world will be grief-stricken to hopelessness. God is calling forth the women to interceded, to wail, to teach our daughters to wail and our neighbors to lament. That means it is going to affect everyone across the board even our children.
This is the call of God in this hour for the wailing women. In this hour the only thing that people will truly be able to boast about is knowing the Lord! Not your crushed goals, not your prophetic abilities, not your children’s grades, not your good health, and your looks…NONE OF IT!
Come forth all you who will wail and lament!
This is what the LORD of Heaven’s Armies says: “Consider all this, and call for the mourners. Send for the women who mourn at funerals. 18 Quick! Begin your weeping! Let the tears flow from your eyes. 19 Hear the people of Jerusalem[d] crying in despair, ‘We are ruined! We are completely humiliated! We must leave our land, because our homes have been torn down.’” 20 Listen, you women, to the words of the LORD; open your ears to what he has to say. Teach your daughters to wail; teach one another how to lament. 21 For death has crept in through our windows and has entered our mansions. It has killed off the flower of our youth: Children no longer play in the streets, and young men no longer gather in the squares 22 This is what the LORD says: “Bodies will be scattered across the fields like clumps of manure, like bundles of grain after the harvest. No one will be left to bury them.” 23 This is what the LORD says: “Don’t let the wise boast in their wisdom, or the powerful boast in their power, or the rich boast in their riches. 24 But those who wish to boast should boast in this alone: that they truly know me and understand that I am the LORD who demonstrates unfailing love and who brings justice and righteousness to the earth, and that I delight in these things. I, the LORD, have spoken!
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