The Lord gave me a prophetic word a few days ago, and I felt that I was supposed to share it with you this morning. I also wanted to give you a quick update on my partnership initiative.
About the partnership initiative:
So far, 32 folks have responded and been called to partner with me. THANK YOU! I am beyond grateful for you all.
So we're 32% of the way to the first hundred. In order to leave my corporate job and serve full-time as a missionary, I need several hundred more partners; and I need 968 more in order to do everything I am called to do in ministry and missions. Would you prayerfully consider being one of them?
Jesus said that if we ask, we'll receive; so I'm asking you to partner with me, and I'm going to keep on asking, because there are thousands of people out there who desperately need to know the love of Jesus and to be healed by the Holy Spirit. And I'm called to go and be His hands and feet, both through this blog and in person. But I can't do it without your help. So. 🙂
Here's the link where you can read what being a full-time missionary will look like for me, and where you can sign up to partner: https://gumroad.com/l/XFRmw
And thank you ever so very much in advance. 🙂
Now the background on the prophetic word:
Many of you know that, for about the last 8 weeks or so, I've been going through something awful. It was an enemy attack completely out of nowhere. God has vindicated me and fought for me, and He has won. I thank Him for that. But I will tell you, it's been one of the hardest things I've ever been through in my life. It's not the time for me to share details about it right now, but someday I'll write about some of the things I've learned.
But today I wanted to share the prophetic word the Lord gave me a few days ago that so touched my heart. He spoke this to me while I was driving in my car on the way to church during a conference last week, and I cried and cried and sang and cried. It was that comforting to me.
And lest you think this is only for me, it's not. Remember that 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 tells us that any comfort we receive from God is also intended to comfort the Body. This passage says:
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.”
So any prophetic word the Lord gives me is also intended to comfort you, according to Scripture, ok?
And the prophetic word itself is:
1. The horrible thing you're facing is your Goliath. Promotion comes next, and it's going to be a Kingdom-sized promotion.
2. While Papa God shakes it all down for you, the thing that will keep your emotions stable is THANKSGIVING.
Begin thanking God for anything and everything. Thank Him for the clothes on your body. Thank Him for your parking spot. Thank Him for the food you eat. Thank Him for your cat or your dog. Thank Him for EVERYTHING you can think of. Be outlandish and outrageous in your thanksgiving.
And yes, thank Him for the trial you're going through.
3. When He gave me this word, the Lord placed these lyrics on my heart, and the Holy Spirit sat on them so heavily that I could only sing this verse and chorus over and over. They are the third verse and the chorus of Andrae Crouch's song Through It All:
I thank God for the mountains,
and I thank Him for the valleys,
I thank Him for the storms He brought me through.
For if I'd never had a problem,
I wouldn't know God could solve them,
I'd never know what faith in His word could do.
Through it all,
through it all,
I've learned to trust in Jesus,
I've learned to trust in God
Through it all,
through it all,
I've learned to depend upon His Word. – Andrae Crouch
Listen to the late Andrae Crouch sing this song, which is his testimony:
Beloved, you're going to make it. Keep your emotions stable through this time by giving thanks to God.
And remember Deuteronomy 8:2-3, which says:
And you shall remember that the Lord your God led you all the way these forty years in the wilderness, to humble you and test you, to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep His commandments or not.
So He humbled you, allowed you to hunger, and fed you with manna which you did not know nor did your fathers know, that He might make you know that man shall not live by bread alone; but man lives by every word that proceeds from the mouth of the Lord.”
You can depend on His Word. He is going to fulfill every last promise He has made to you. And maybe, just maybe, some of those promises you've been waiting for aren't so very far away after all.
Does this message encourage you as it did me? If so, please leave a comment below. I'd love to hear from you!