Psalm 71:20 Thou, which hast shown me great and sore troubles, shalt quicken
me again, and shalt bring me up again from the depths.
For many of God's children you have been hidden in the clefts of the rock where
he has been preparing, reshaping and remolding you. This process has not been
easy. Circumstances have been contrary to the hope and prophetic word that was
spoken into your spirit. Many have felt abandoned by the Lord at this time and
have allowed discouragement and despair to snuff out the joy and freedom that is
Many like Joseph, have been as it were, put in the pit for standing for
righteousness and waiting upon the Lord (spiritually speaking). Though different
for most people, the pit has caused many unrighteous seeds of hidden anger,
resentment, unconfessed sin to surface. Many have at this time of self
examination seen the state of their own soul and have thrown in the towel,
declaring that they have missed God and are unfit to be used.
Yet the Lord is taking you through a refining process. He has placed a high
calling on many who do not realize how high the price they have to pay in the
form of death to themselves. The flesh in us must die if we are to advance
without hindrance to the full purpose of God. Many still yet are going through a
healing process in which the Lord is allowing surprised hurts and unforgiveness
to be revisited so that forgiveness and release can flow forth.
With whatever work the Lord is doing in you, his message today is clear,
"DO NOT GIVE UP". When you are advancing into God's plans and making
progress, you are a threat to the Kingdom of darkness. Expect attacks to come
from all sides. But stand firm, girding the loins of your faith and with the
armor of the Lord (Eph 6:10) Do not give up in the battle. For there is no
victory without first a struggle. Walk in the authority of God through the grace
He has given you through the shed blood of His Son.
Do not give up in yourself. The Lord called and fashioned you from out of the
depths of his being. He did not do it blindfolded. He was, is and always will be
the Alpha and the Omega who sees the end from the beginning. He saw your life;
your victories and defeats, your trials and your times of joy. Yet in His
holiness he has said, "With men it is impossible, but with God all things
are possible (Mt 19:26)" He is depending on your ability but his ability
and your willingness to submit to it to do his work.
Do not give up on your loved ones. Intercede and faithfully pray and stand in
the gap for them, and watch as one by one, they all come to know Him and accept
him as their personal Lord and Saviour.
For what many have endured this season, the Lord will give back double. The Lord
has not given up on you. Let him be central in your vision. As you reach forward,
he will take your hand and walk with you through this time of transition to your
intended destiny (Prov 3:6, Ps 40:1,2)
....To you of My children who have remained faithful to My promises, I say do
not give up. For the vision is yet for an appointed time. For you have tarried
for it in this long season barely seeing the fruit of the promise, but I the
Lord am faithful toward the words that I speak. Hold fast to that which I have
revealed and promised you, for surely it shall come to pass in My time. Yet My
Beloved Church I am refining you and polishing your surface until I see My
reflection upon you. For I have given you My name and My anointing unto a people
who will be faithful to proclaim and live the message of Christ and the cross.
Your labors in Me have not been in vain. Your trials have not been for nothing
for I am doing a cleansing and a purging that shall be for My glory. As you wait
on Me, you shall run with hinds feet upon the paths I have chosen for you, says