The Lord showed me today that many of you are under extreme pressure. You're not depressed, but you are under more pressure than it feels like you have ever been in your life.
The pressure you are under feels like it is going to bow you down; but, so far, you're still standing.
You have been relying on Papa's grace every single day. You have been speaking His Word–that His grace is sufficient for you–every day. Somehow, you've managed to make it through.
Nevertheless, each new day feels like an insurmountable challenge. So, you keep going to the Lord morning after morning–and finding that, once again, even though your day may be a battle, His grace comes through and is sufficient for you.
If that's you, the Lord told me to tell you today:
The extreme pressure is forcing your breakthrough.
The Lord is using the pressure you feel to squeeze you out and finish up the birthing process into your new day. Like a baby being delivered, you are in the tightest part of the delivery process. But the dunamis power of His Holy Spirit is pushing you out.
The extreme pressure is forcing your breakthrough because it is forcing you to rely on Him in dogged, tenacious faith.
Despite the extreme pressure you are feeling, you have not stopped believing in what you believe. You have not given up on your word from Him. You have not rolled over and let the enemy have his way.
Instead, you have very carefully, one day at a time, turned up the pressure on the Lord:
- You have prayed over and over.
- You have held up His Word to Him, pointing at it and saying, “Father, do what You promised.”
- You have refused to speak out of fear.
- You have refused to give in to the pressures around you–pressures and voices that tell you you won't have enough; that it's not going to happen; and that you should give up and quit now.
You have refused to give place to the enemy.
And now, to you Father says:
“Endure the pressure, My beloved, for the pressure is from Me. The pressure I am allowing is the forge that is forcing you into your inheritance. You have not given up, and I have seen your faith.
I will reward you. My help is for you. My grace is sufficient for you. My strength is yours. My resources belong to you, even though you have felt like they aren't.
My grace is sufficient for you in ways you cannot even imagine.
It is my grace that provides for you. My goodness that sings songs over you in the night season. My grace pours out on you every moment, and My desire is to upgrade you.
The upgrading process requires squeezing, but you have done well.
When you squeeze something, you find out what's really in it. I have squeezed you, and you have been faithful. Not perfect, I know, but faithful–and I see you as perfect because you are in Christ. Your sins are forgiven, and your faithfulness is noted and will be rewarded.
Precious child, I love you. Never forget that.
My love is stronger than any ocean current. My love burns hotter than any blacksmith's forge. And my love is more active in your life than you can feel or know, yet.
But you will be changed.
From glory to glory and faith to faith, I am lifting you up. Together, you and I are walking into your next level of success and–more importantly–intimacy with Me.
The pressure you've been under has increased your intimacy with Me, you see.
I know you don't realize it. You don't always feel it. But you have grown stronger, more determined, bolder in your faith. You have hung on with dogged tenacity, and YOU WILL BE REWARDED.
I say again: You will be rewarded.
Count on that. My reward is more sure than any accountant's numbering system. You can count on Me and My ability and desire to reward you; and I will do what I desire in your life because you ARE submitted to me.
So look at Jesus. Keep your eyes on Jesus, and walk with Him. Walk with Me. Be filled with My Spirit, and we will reach great places together. Behold, I am with you always, even to the end of the world.”
Thank You, Father God. I receive that.
Do you receive that word also? If so, please leave a comment below, and tell us what Holy Spirit is saying to you!