Do you always feel ready the moment you are faced with a challenge? If you say “I have been expecting this”, does that mean you, right now, have the answer for the challenges that are staring at you in the face? If someone is running straight at you, intending harm, what will be your defense? Are you prepared for what’s coming your way? In the physical realm, there is a reality to facing things that come at you head-on. In split seconds, we try to think of the weapon that will effectively deal with the attack at hand. But have you been effectively trained to use it?
In the realm of the spirit, there is a different reality. It means facing things with a totally different set of weapons. There is an enemy you need to be aware of at all times. That enemy does’nt want you to know who he is, his methods of attack, or even to be aware that he exists. He uses a level of deception that is ominous, blinding your eyes to the reality that leads you down the road of destruction, not even to be aware that anything is wrong. This enemy uses what is pleasant to the eyes and calls out to you to take a position that is detrimental to the vision that God has given you. This enemy has been lulling to you to accept this as the status quo, as the way to go, as if you are always in-the-know.
Now Hear The Word of the Lord:
“It is time to wake up from your sleep. I have been calling you out, calling you out from among the dark woods of your life, calling you back into the light of your redemption. The field I have called you to has been ripe for the harvest. Are you still going to sleep your way past the Voice of My Spirit? There is nothing good for the one who ignores the My call, that will really satisfy the longing of your heart. I have been finding you wanting in the balances, weighing your actions compared to the calling of God on your life. Will you continue going your own way, always wishing for something better, yet ignoring the Power of God that will be coming with your obedience to My Word?
The Eyes of the Lord are roaming to and fro throughout the earth, seeking those who hearts are steadfast toward Me, to show Myself strong in their behalf. I have given you the weapons of your warfare that are mighty in God to the pulling down of strongholds; casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ. It is time to prepare, and be prepared with the strength of the Word of God. The strength and power of the Resurrection that was exerted in Jesus has been more than ready to resurrect you life in Christ.
Come unto Me now, you who been heavily laden, and I will give you rest. The Word that is sent is to prosper you in the Spirit of the Lord. The Lord is leading you along the path of righteousness for His name’s sake, and is preparing you for the ministry that is ahead of you. Do not turn away from the way that is good, for I know the thoughts I have toward you, says the Lord. They are thoughts of peace, not of evil, to give you a future and hope, says the Lord.”