As we all know, hard times are coming to all regions of the earth. Yes, there will also be joyful and victorious days for those who stand fast in the Lord. However, we shall all go through trials like never before. We have entered into the last of the last days and our Lord Jesus is focused on perfecting His bride. This means that all those who would choose to be His bride will go through much tribulation. (Acts 14:22 Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.)
On this note, many in the Body of Christ lately have already been having their share of trials, though not yet as severe as they will be in the days ahead. I admit that even I have been struggling through trials of my faith lately. Regarding the business which the Lord has placed in my hands, I only have one client and have not yet been successful at recovering any revenue on behalf of this client. In other words, I have not made any income from this business in quite some time. And of late, I have not received many donations from my brothers and sisters in Christ as I usually do. So, my finances have been extremely limited lately and I have been waiting for the Lord to move on my behalf in blessing this business which He has commissioned me to do. However, in the natural it all seems bleak. Even now my business is on the verge of going one of two ways; either there will be many doors of opportunity to suddenly open through my one and only client, or they decide to end their contract with me.
Needless to say, all of this is stretching my faith. I do believe in the Lord’s blessings, but in the natural, I have had this business for three years and I am still waiting for the Lord to move on my behalf and cause it to prosper. But no matter what happens, I know that He is faithful. He may not do things the way I anticipate, but I know for sure that He is always faithful and will not fail me. For this reason, I am still holding on and believing for Him to move on my behalf. I don’t know what that will mean in the natural, but I believe…
On this note, the Lord has given my Pastor a word of encouragement for the body of Christ, and so, I wish to share this word with you all for encouragement. Things may look dim, but don’t give up. We will all shall reap in due season if we faint not. (Galatians 6:9)
Beginning of Prophetic Word:
“My people…I have seen your hearts…I know the things that you are going through…I come to you this day with a word of encouragement. I love you with an everlasting love & it is important that you know this deep within your heart for the days ahead. For this I say, so that the enemy will not be able to seduce you from your steadfastness or remove you from your strong standing in Me. For the days are coming in which many will not hold fast to Me, as they have declared & confessed, but these will lose spiritual ground, because of the things that they will soon experience. You must not let your faith be moved in the days ahead, but hold fast that no one take your crown…I am coming soon.
Listen to Me, My dear ones & know the voice of your Heavenly Father…for I have told you that in the world you will have tribulation…this is speaking of everyday life, but it is going to become increased in the time ahead. The thing is, many are now being swayed by their circumstances, so that their peace & their joy are being removed far from them. In the world you are going to have tribulation…but what else did I say?…be of good cheer, for I have overcome the world. I need you to understand what I am saying here, so you will be armed in your lives for the days ahead. For as I have overcome the world, I was not speaking of My death or My returning to Heaven…it is much deeper.
I overcame the world BEFORE My death & resurrection…BEFORE I returned to Heaven…for I overcame the world in My daily life. What I am sharing with you, I share for your edification & spiritual maturity…for I overcame the world everyday. Listen to Me, My dear ones & walk as I walk. So, how did I overcome the world? I overcame the world, by not allowing the tensions or anxieties of trials & tribulations to enter into Me. Yes, I faced pressures & situations just like you do today…but it is what I did with these trials & situations that makes a difference. For I didn’t see things the way many of you see them today, I saw things, as they really are…this is what I desire for each of you today.
BE of good cheer…for I have overcome the world! Do not allow the tribulations, trials & anxieties to have any place in you, My people…for that will not be beneficial to you. Remember what I said regarding the end-times…men’s hearts will fail them for fear & for looking after those things which are coming on the earth. Did you hear that? The hearts here refers to your faith…many’s faith will fail them for fear & looking after those things which are coming on the Earth. This is going to cause the powers of heaven to be shaken. What are these powers of Heaven that will be shaken? YOU are these powers in Heavenly places, My dear ones…do not let your spiritual power & authority wane.
You must not look at the things that are happening in the natural & allow them to affect you or cause you fear or anxiety. Do not let these things affect you spiritually…you must look at each of these things, as I saw them…for I saw them, as they were spiritually discerned. Let Me help you by some examples. What did I say, when I received news of Lazarus death? I said, he was only asleep. What did I say when I came to the house of the ruler of the synagogue & I saw the tumult & them that wept & wailed greatly. I said to them, Why do you make this ado, and weep? the damsel is not dead, but was sleeping. I saw things are they really were…I was not moved by what was in the natural.
Even so, I want you to see things in the natural, as I saw them…so that you will not be moved by them spiritually. Remember…the things that are seen are only temporal…but the things that are not seen, are eternal. I want you to see things as they really are…not just from the natural standpoint. I am telling you these things because I do not want you to become unbalanced in the time ahead. For you will witness many wonderful things, as My favor & blessings come to you over time…but you will also see times of trials & situations that will try to convince you that I am not with you or taking care of you. You must know the truth in this, so that these things will not befall you in the time ahead.
But, as you will keep your mindset on Me, as you will keep your mindset on My promises to you…not allowing the temporal things to sway you from Me or what I have promised you, but standing strong in Me through all things…you will be just like with Me, having a resolve deep within you…that you too have overcome the world. For when you know this, truly know this in your spirit, it will not matter what is happening around you…for your sight will be set on Me & My promises…& nothing will be able to move you. Hear Me, My dear ones & receive My words to you…for as you do this, you will make your future bright & powerful, as you shine as My lights in a dark place, says the Lord”.
End of Prophetic Word.
I pray that this word encourages you all to stand strong in the Lord and not to give up. He never promised us that it will be easy, just worth it. (Romans 8:18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.)
I pray that you all will be strengthened and encouraged in the Lord today and to continue to fight the good fight of faith, and may the Lord bless you all in His abundance favor and glory.
And if anyone is able to give, no matter the amount, it would be greatly appreciated, not to mention, much-needed.
Blessings to you all in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Your brother in Christ,