The Lord is fortifying, girding up, and emboldening His “WHOSOEVER WILL” children more than ever.
The ones with their ears and hearts perked and ready to obey His still small voice and then do so.
These have been attacked, misunderstood, even by their brothers and sisters in Christ for saying what the Lord says, for sharing the one true, pure gospel, and what the Spirit has them say.
“As the Lord lives, whatever the Lord says to me, that I will speak” (1 Kings 22:14) is their honor and joy unto the Lord.
But on a greater level than ever, “We wage not against flesh and blood,” (Ephesian 6:12) has become a deeper, unshakable revelation. So deeply rooted that the “arrows” shot from the mouths of others NOW only cause them to open their mouths wide and LITERALLY praise God:
Lord, I praise You! I bless Your Holy name! I love You Jesus! Hallelujah! Thank You, Jesus!
“Blessed are you when men hate you,
And when they exclude you,
And revile you, and cast out your name as evil,
For the Son of Man’s sake.
Rejoice in that day and leap for joy!
For indeed your reward is great in heaven,
For in like manner their fathers did to the prophets,” (Luke 6:22-23)
Verbal attacks that used to bother these, maybe even offend, now do not phase these. These see them as bouncing off like the nothing toothpicks they really are. At rest and total peace, they flick off every verbal attack like lint and continue on with Jesus and His callings, plans, purposes, and assignments .
God will connect these with other like minded “submitted and separated unto Him” ones who take Him for His Word, don’t limit Him, walk by faith, hear His voice and simply obey.
The fiery, sold out for the Lord ones He surrounds these with will be supportive, will “cheerlead” them on and intentionally encourage and build them up because they have total revelation that the church is one body and to build one up is to build us all up. This tribe around these ones allow the love and nature of Jesus to flow though them.
These “building up ones” God is bringing into their lives will trickle in little by little. It won’t happen over night but it will come to pass. Take heart and don’t lose hope. You are not alone in your love, passion, and fervor for Me. (1 Kings 19:18)
Father, we bless You and thank You for this encouraging and life-giving Word!!! You are a good Father who loves to give us good gifts.
Are you feeling spiritually “thicker skinned” more than ever by the power of the Holy Spirit? Let me know in the comments.