Be Still And Know
That I Am God
Feb. 14, 2003
By Lisa Cooke
Last month I experienced a visitation from the Lord that released me into a new place of utter rest, trust, peace and dependence upon Him. For well over 36 hours I kept hearing a Prophetic Song of the Lord being sung in the Heavenlies and throughout all the earth. This Prophetic Song of the Lord that Heaven was releasing, and will continue to release during the upcoming weeks and many months to come, is simple and true - "Be Still and know that I am God." (Psalm 46:10)
Although the words of this Prophetic Song are very few, they are powerful, beautiful, and wonderfully made. They carry fresh anointings to bring the Body of Christ to a place of rest and peace within the Council of God, even during the most difficult and trying times. It is within this place that we will be able to process life's many circumstances and situations without being overwhelmed by fear, worry, anxiety or emotion. These powerful words carry fresh impartations of faith, hope, peace, trust and rest.
Mighty Angelic Hosts Empowered to Help During This "Great Time of Need"
At one point during this visitation in the evening hours, I walked outside and looked up Heavenward. And as this truly amazing Prophetic Song of the Lord continued to ring throughout the earth, I could hear faint sounds of thunder beginning and I could see lightning in the vast distance, accompanied by a blazing rolling fire. I then saw the Father rise from His throne and begin to deploy further Angelic Hosts to join the already raging battle below. These Mighty Angelic Hosts, along with the countless others, were empowered, released, and activated to Help during this "Great Time of Need." These Angelic Hosts were serious and steadfast and had been well prepared for this exact moment in time. They carried fresh "NEW" Divine Protection, Divine Healing, Divine Deliverance, Divine Timing and Divine Provision.
As this visitation continued, I saw another Angelic Host straddling the earth with a trumpet poised and ready to blow. This trumpet was called Sovereignty, and upon the Father's command this Angelic Host blew the trumpet and released Mighty Sovereign Acts of God to remove hindrances, obstacles, etc. that had been blocking the fulfillment of hearts desires and creative purpose and destiny, both individually and corporately. As these Sovereign Acts of God were released, I could hear the Father say, "The time of Delay is over!"
The Lord Is Calling Us To a Place of Stillness Before Him -
Be still and know that I am God, Psalm 46:10
We live in very challenging and perplexing times. All of us have been impacted to some degree by the impending war and threats of terrorism. Then when you add to this equation a struggling economy, unemployment at record highs, personal financial loss, sickness and disease, sudden acts of violence, natural disasters, other personal tragedies, sudden loss of loved ones (physically and relational), etc. it can be very difficult to stay in a place of peace and rest. What is even more challenging is trying to maintain a place of stillness before the Lord, trusting that He will work out all things for good, supply all of our needs and fulfill all those things which He has spoken to us about; wholeness, hearts desires and creative purpose and destiny, both individually and corporately.
The Lord is calling us to be still before Him and enter into a place of quietness within our hearts, minds and spirits, where we can release all of our cares and concerns over to Him, trusting Him to provide for all of our needs and to direct our paths accordingly. It is in this stillness, that we can grow and develop deeper personal relational intimacy with the Lord, and where He can reveal His Kingdom Strategies, Plans and Mysteries. In this stillness, we can be comforted, healed, delivered, empowered and released into greater fullness through Christ Jesus. (I Kings 19:10-13)
Fear Not, For I Am With You (Promises From the Lord)
Jeremiah 33:3 Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.
2 Corinthians 4:7-10 7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us. 8 We are hard pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; 9 persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed -10 always carrying about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body.
Philippians 4:6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God, and the peace that surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Isaiah 41:10 Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.
Psalms 56:3 Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You.
John 14:25-27 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, he will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you, not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
Psalms 107:29 He calms the storm, So that its waves are still.
Isaiah 30:21 Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, "This is the way, walk in it," whenever you turn to the right hand or whenever you turn to the left.
"Faith Seemed to Energize the Momentum At Which the Angelic Hosts Worked . . ."
*Believe - Faith (Strong's - Divinely implanted principle of inward confidence, assurance, trust, and reliance in God and all that He says.)
As I walked outside this morning, I was greeted by a very large and authoritative Angel. He simply said to me, "Believe." I inquired if there was any more to the message, and again he simply said, "Believe." Again, I went to inquire to see if there was anymore to the message and again he simply said, "Believe." I then found myself simply repeating the word "Believe" and then I said "Yes Lord, I Believe."
As I spoke these simple words, "Yes Lord, I Believe," I once again saw that Angelic Host with the trumpet marked Sovereignty. I then witnessed Angelic Hosts about the Father's Business performing sudden "Sovereign Acts of God" to remove issues of delay, hindrances, obstacles and to bring healing, deliverance, wholeness, salvation, fulfillment of hearts desires and creative purpose and destiny individually and corporately. Faith seemed to energize the momentum at which the Angelic Hosts worked and caused an acceleration in the spiritual and the natural to bring about these fulfillments, however I should make mention, that I also witnessed many who had fallen into a place of utter desperation, hopelessness and despair that could no longer stand anymore. These ones the Lord was paying special attention to. He called them the "Overcomers" and special grace, mercy, provision and love was being extended to them from the Heart of the Father. (Hebrews 12, Jeremiah 29:11, Philippians 1:6, Matthew 6:25-34, Philippians 4:19-20)
I John 5:14 Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 15 And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.
Isaiah 55:11 So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.
Hab 2:2-3 Then the LORD answered me and said: "Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it. 3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time; but at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.
Praise and Thank Him For The Things He is Doing and Has Done
One of our greatest weapons in warfare is praise and worship. Stay in an attitude of praise and worship and earnestly press into a deeper personal intimate relationship with the Lord. Praise and thank Him for the things He is doing, has done and is doing right now. Spend more time with the Lord and "delight" yourself in the things of the Lord. The Lord is calling forth His Bride right now. Let Him woo you unto Him. In these secret times with the Lord, let Him reveal His secrets unto you, empower and strengthen you, heal you, bring increase unto you and release you into greater fulfillment of destiny and purpose. (Isaiah 61, Psalm 92, Psalm 30)
Jer 33:11 "the voice of joy and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride, the voice of those who will say: 'Praise the LORD of hosts, for the LORD is good, for His mercy endures forever'-- and of those who will bring the sacrifice of praise into the house of the LORD. For I will cause the captives of the land to return as at the first," says the LORD.
Ps 9:1-3 1 I will praise You, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will tell of all Your marvelous works. 2 I will be glad and rejoice in You; I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High. 3 When my enemies turn back, they shall fall and perish at Your presence.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
Matt 6:33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
Ps 37:4 Delight yourself also in the LORD, and He shall give you the desires of your heart.
Neh 8:10 ... ...Do not sorrow, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.
Be still, Believe and Praise Him for the many wonderful things He is doing – Sudden Sovereign Acts of God!
Some Things To Consider and Pray For . . .
Heb 4:16 Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
Interpersonal relationships - Emotions are high and intense and there is a lot of ripping and tearing going on in relationships at this time - individually and corporately. Remember we have an enemy who is trying sabotage key strategic relationships and bring about division and discord, hurt and distrust into our homes, churches, ministries, businesses, Nation, etc.
During this time period try to be sensitive to one another's needs. Be kind, caring and loving in yours thoughts, actions and deeds. I also believe it is important to recognize that often things are not as they appear to be. The enemy is using distrust, rejection, fear, miscommunication, prior hurts and wounds, etc. to bring death and division in relationships. If you are experiencing relationship issues seek the Lord on how to proceed. Do not react out of emotions, but find that place of stillness. Ask the Lord to Sovereignly intervene and follow through on any action steps that you may need to do. Remember proper communication is vital and humility is key. (1 Peter 3:8-12, Ecc 4:9-12, Psalm 133, Eph 4, 1 Cor 13:13, John 15:9-17, James 4:6-8, James 2:13)
Eph 4:31-5:2 Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. 32 And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God in Christ forgave you.
Eph 5:1-2 Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. 2 And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma.
Individually - The enemy is trying to come in with double mindedness, fear, regret, hopelessness, despair, death, grief, anxiety, worry, revenge, etc. Say no to these things and prophesy Faith, Hope and Love. Enter into purposed times of Prayer and Worship and continue to "Declare and Proclaim" the word of God over yourselves, families, businesses, ministries, Nation, etc. If you are struggling, do not isolate, reach out for help and let the Body of Christ surround you during this season. And remember, Body of Christ during this Great Time of Need, the Lord can truly work through us to touch a lost and dying world. Matt 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
Corporately - Continue to pray for our Nation, our President, our government, our military leaders and our global allies for divine wisdom and strategies and peace of mind. Continue to pray for protection (physical, mental and emotional well being-Psalm 91) and that "all things" work according to the Lord’s Perfect Plan and in His Perfect Timing.
Eph 3:20 -21 20 Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, 21 to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
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