I live in the shelter of the Most High
And I find rest in the Shadow of the Almighty
This I declare about the Lord on High,
He alone is my rock and my safety
He is my refuge and where I go to hide
When my enemies surround me
And a thousand fall at my side
Traps and snares try to grab me
But the Lord rescues and I rejoice gladly
Deadly diseases and a world of evil things
Yet My God covers me and protects me under His wings
His promises are yes and true
Our armour, protecting me and you
I will not be afraid of the terrors in the night
Though the world tries to fill each heart with fright
The Lord goes before me, He strengthens me with His might
No evil can touch me, my prayers reach His heights
For I know He hears each word…
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The previous post about the little girl and the message that she received in her heart from God inspired me to share this personal experience in a post.
I was praying to God for healing and guidance regarding a personal health issue that could have been very serious. I asked for guidance and help as well as for healing. Later on that day, I heard the Holy Spirit tell me loud and clear :
” Fear Not, For The Body Seeks To Substantiate The Fear”.
Those were the most profound, powerful and comforting words. I was able to release all the fear that I had, realizing that this fear itself would have created the worst possible outcome.
My hope is that others who are facing health issues can be comforted with this message.
13 For you fashioned my inmost being, you knit me together in my mother’s womb. 14 I thank you because I am awesomely made, wonderfully; your works are wonders -I know this very well. 15 My bones were not hidden from you when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. 16Your eyes could see me as an embryo, but in your book all my days were already written; my days had been shaped before any of them existed. 17 God, how I prize your thoughts! How many of them there are! 18 If I count them, there are more than grains of sand; if I finish the count, I am still with you. 19 God, if only you would kill off the wicked! Men of blood, get away from me! 20 They invoke your name for their crafty schemes; yes, your enemies misuse it. 21 ADONAI, how I hate those who hate you! I feel such disgust with those who defy you! 22 I hate them with unlimited hatred! They have become my enemies too. 23Examine me, God, and know my heart; test me, and know my thoughts.24 See if there is in me any hurtful way, and lead me along the eternal way.
Psalm 139 (13 – 24) CJB
image from : The Difference Between… | life of a female bible warrior.
Do you wonder whose voice you hear ? Do you wonder if the message you receive is true, and from God ?
4 Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 2 This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, 3 but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist,which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world. John 4: 1-3 NIV
We all may hear voices, see dreams, and receive direction from the Holy Spirit. However, Satan uses his treacherous guile to keep us off the path of Christ. The most deceitful method he uses is by sending us visions, dreams, direction and even prophets that appear to be Divine in origin, but are not.
These false prophets, false dreams and misguided direction appear superficially to be “good”. But they contain subtle twists and turns of Christ’s doctrine. They proclaim things that are not exactly aligned with the teachings of Jesus and with what is written in the Scripture.
Warning! They proclaim things that are not “exactly” aligned – there is a slight difference. So slight, that you may not even comprehend it if you are too taken up from the “moment’ or from the ‘message’ itself. Be careful!
Messages from God are comforting. If they show harsh things, as in a prophecy, then they need to be confirmed through prayer. Never act on anything unless you are certain it is from God.
The whole point of these deceiving messages and dreams are to keep innocent people thinking that they are “believers” and are heeding the call of God – but they are actually serving the antiChrist by heeding the misguided and twisted message being offered.
10 Ask the Lord for rain in the springtime;
it is the Lord who sends the thunderstorms.
He gives showers of rain to all people,
and plants of the field to everyone.
2 The idols speak deceitfully,
diviners see visions that lie;
they tell dreams that are false,
they give comfort in vain.
Therefore the people wander like sheep
oppressed for lack of a shepherd.
3 “My anger burns against the shepherds,
and I will punish the leaders;
for the Lord Almighty will care
for his flock, the people of Judah,
and make them like a proud horse in battle. (Zecharia 10 : 1-3)
31 Yes,” declares the Lord, “I am against the prophets who wag their own tongues and yet declare, ‘The Lord declares.’ 32 Indeed, I am against those who prophesy false dreams,” declares the Lord. “They tell them and lead my people astray with their reckless lies, yet I did not send or appoint them. They do not benefit these people in the least,” declares the Lord.
33 “When these people, or a prophet or a priest, ask you, ‘What is the message from the Lord?’ say to them, ‘What message? I will forsake you, declares the Lord.’( Jeremiah 23 : 31-33)
And yet, God will send and continue to send us messages, guidance, direction and prophecy – despite the interference and attempts to thwart all of God’s communication with His children.
27 Then you will know that I am in Israel,
that I am the Lord your God,
and that there is no other;
never again will my people be shamed.
The Day of the Lord
28 “And afterward,
I will pour out my Spirit on all people.
Your sons and daughters will prophesy,
your old men will dream dreams,
your young men will see visions.
29 Even on my servants, both men and women,
I will pour out my Spirit in those days. (Joel 2:27 – 29)
Therefore, we need to keep on praying, and we need to keep on receiving and listening to the guidance of the Holy Spirit, the Comforter. We need to pay close attention to prophetic dreams and visions. We need to continue to monitor events to see the Biblical prophecy unfold before us. We need to continue to read the Scripture because it is a living Word, a spiritual entity made of the Word of God, that continues to reveal itself further each time we read it.
At the same time, we need to discern, discern, discern. Around us, society has been taken over by antiChrist beliefs and ways. We see satanism seeping into schools and into all cultures in the form of entertainment. It has taken over the mindset of populations. New age thoughts and beliefs have become mainstream and are becoming part of many Christian churches. New age thought is notorious for twisting the Scripture and Christ’s teachings.
We need to hold on to our faith and never waiver. And we all need to shake off any attempt of the dark to deceive us, no matter how convincing it may appear.
We are living in the times of the rebellious, wayward nations. The apostasy.
2 Hear me, you heavens! Listen, earth!
For the Lord has spoken:
“I reared children and brought them up,
but they have rebelled against me.
3 The ox knows its master,
the donkey its owner’s manger,
but Israel does not know,
my people do not understand.”
4 Woe to the sinful nation,
a people whose guilt is great,
a brood of evildoers,
children given to corruption!
They have forsaken the Lord;
they have spurned the Holy One of Israel
and turned their backs on him.
5 Why should you be beaten anymore?
Why do you persist in rebellion?
Your whole head is injured,
your whole heart afflicted.
6 From the sole of your foot to the top of your head
there is no soundness—
only wounds and welts
and open sores,
not cleansed or bandaged
or soothed with olive oil.
7 Your country is desolate,
your cities burned with fire;
your fields are being stripped by foreigners
right before you,
laid waste as when overthrown by strangers.
8 Daughter Zion is left
like a shelter in a vineyard,
like a hut in a cucumber field,
like a city under siege.
9 Unless the Lord Almighty
had left us some survivors,
we would have become like Sodom,
we would have been like Gomorrah.
10 Hear the word of the Lord,
you rulers of Sodom;
listen to the instruction of our God,
you people of Gomorrah!
11 “The multitude of your sacrifices—
what are they to me?” says the Lord.
“I have more than enough of burnt offerings,
of rams and the fat of fattened animals;
I have no pleasure
in the blood of bulls and lambs and goats.
12 When you come to appear before me,
who has asked this of you,
this trampling of my courts?
13 Stop bringing meaningless offerings!
Your incense is detestable to me.
New Moons, Sabbaths and convocations—
I cannot bear your worthless assemblies.
14 Your New Moon feasts and your appointed festivals
I hate with all my being.
They have become a burden to me;
I am weary of bearing them.
15 When you spread out your hands in prayer,
I hide my eyes from you;
even when you offer many prayers,
I am not listening.
Your hands are full of blood!
16 Wash and make yourselves clean.
Take your evil deeds out of my sight;
stop doing wrong.
17 Learn to do right; seek justice.
Defend the oppressed.[a]
Take up the cause of the fatherless;
plead the case of the widow.
18 “Come now, let us settle the matter,”
says the Lord.
“Though your sins are like scarlet,
they shall be as white as snow;
though they are red as crimson,
they shall be like wool.
19 If you are willing and obedient,
you will eat the good things of the land;
20 but if you resist and rebel,
you will be devoured by the sword.”
For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.
21 See how the faithful city
has become a prostitute!
She once was full of justice;
righteousness used to dwell in her—
but now murderers!
22 Your silver has become dross,
your choice wine is diluted with water.
23 Your rulers are rebels,
partners with thieves;
they all love bribes
and chase after gifts.
They do not defend the cause of the fatherless;
the widow’s case does not come before them.
24 Therefore the Lord, the Lord Almighty,
the Mighty One of Israel, declares:
“Ah! I will vent my wrath on my foes
and avenge myself on my enemies.
25 I will turn my hand against you;[b]
I will thoroughly purge away your dross
and remove all your impurities.
26 I will restore your leaders as in days of old,
your rulers as at the beginning.
Afterward you will be called
the City of Righteousness,
the Faithful City.”
27 Zion will be delivered with justice,
her penitent ones with righteousness.
28 But rebels and sinners will both be broken,
and those who forsake the Lord will perish.
29 “You will be ashamed because of the sacred oaks
in which you have delighted;
you will be disgraced because of the gardens
that you have chosen.
30 You will be like an oak with fading leaves,
like a garden without water.
31 The mighty man will become tinder
and his work a spark;
both will burn together,
with no one to quench the fire. (Isaiah 1 NIV)
3 For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. 4 The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. 2 Corinthians 10 : 3-4 NIV
11 As Scripture says, “Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.”[e] 12 For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, 13 for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Romans 10 : 11-13
11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Ephesians 6:11 – 13
Times are perilous and tumultuous. Prophecies are unfolding in front of our eyes. Catastrophes are happening everywhere. The Book of Revelations is now revealing its meanings to us.
Because we are surrounded by chaos and in societies undergoing an obvious falling out from Christ and His teachings, we need to stay grounded and focused in our beliefs and convictions. The deceit, twisting and contortions of God’s Word can be very subtle and the anti Christ has weaved an intricate web of destruction.
Now more than ever, we all may fall victim to the sensationalism that we create as we observe what is happening and from the awe that the events inspire. We need to detach from the worldly habit of seeking thrills and sensationalism because it feeds into one more satanic trap. We have to be careful that we don’t hang on anyone’s words right now. False teachings are rampant. The church is officially infiltrated with distortion and satanic thought. We need to listen, watch and discern. May Jesus allow for us all to see and hear what is truly happening, unlike those who are in the midst of things yet can’t see what is transpiring around them.
Listen to what is being said, but don’t depend on what people are saying for you to ascertain what is happening. There are people with the gift of prophecy, and the Holy Spirit is moving many such people forward to shed some light on events. But there are false prophets as well. Let the Holy Spirit guide you to the truth.
However, this is the time for us to focus on our personal relationship with Jesus. He will give you understanding and strength. He will comfort you. He will show you what you need to know and guide you to where you should be. Nothing that we do right now is random. We are being led by Jesus every step of the way to get through these times.
Most of us right now are experiencing problems. Many of us have serious health problems. Many of us are seriously challenged financially as well. This is necessary. Do not be disheartened at all. The hardships, struggles and suffering that we have been experiencing have been the catalysts that drew us to our Savior, Jesus. They allowed for us to cry out to Him. They led us to being saved. Many times “problems’ are actually blessings in disguise because they help to remove you from the worldly affairs, and separate you from the tide of events. These problems many times are what honed our faith.
We all need to be with our Lord in our hearts, minds and spirit CONSTANTLY. Think about Him, speak to Him and keep Him in your thoughts and heart all day, where ever you are and what ever you are doing. If we all do this as individuals, but together as Christ’s loyal subjects, we will strengthen Christ’s Kingdom here on earth through our bonding with Him as the winds of change blow around us.
May the Peace and Grace of the Lord be with us all.
Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me!
For my soul trusts in You;
And in the shadow of Your wings I will make my refuge,
Until these calamities have passed by.
2 I will cry out to God Most High,
To God who performs all things for me.
3 He shall send from heaven and save me;
He reproaches the one who would swallow me up. Selah
God shall send forth His mercy and His truth.
4 My soul is among lions;
I lie among the sons of men
Who are set on fire,
Whose teeth are spears and arrows,
And their tongue a sharp sword.
5 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens;
Let Your glory be above all the earth.
6 They have prepared a net for my steps;
My soul is bowed down;
They have dug a pit before me;
Into the midst of it they themselves have fallen. Selah
7 My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast;
I will sing and give praise.
8 Awake, my glory!
Awake, lute and harp!
I will awaken the dawn.
9 I will praise You, O Lord, among the peoples;
I will sing to You among the nations.
10 For Your mercy reaches unto the heavens,
And Your truth unto the clouds.
11 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens;
Let Your glory be above all the earth.