Beloved, have you recently entered into an unprecedented season of spiritual warfare? If so, have you ever considered that the warfare you're in might be PROOF that you have entered the Promised Land?
I believe it is, for I heard the Lord say to me just a few moments ago:
“I want to encourage you today!”
I don't know about you, but I can use all the encouragement I can get, so I asked Him to please, go ahead. 🙂 And this is what the Lord said to me and all of us:
“You are tired, but you are getting your edge back. You are weary, but I am giving you rest.
The rest I am giving you is far beyond any rest I have given you before, for your need is greater than you have experienced before. You are so tired, and I know it. I know you more deeply than you can possibly imagine.
But I want you to hang on to the fact that I am the Giver of good and perfect gifts.
I need you to trust me, even when things seem obscure before you. You have not passed this way before, and only I know the way. If you follow Me, I will lead you and guide you, for I am the Commander of the armies of the Lord of hosts.
You knew your way in the wilderness.
Things were predictable in the wilderness, for you had been wandering there a long time. Now that you are out of the wilderness, you feel dazed, uncertain, and unsure of how to proceed. This is normal, even though it's not normal for you.
Remember that your entire “normal” has been spent in the wilderness, and this is now the Promised Land. Of course you don't know the way, and of course you aren't sure how to proceed. How could you know? You have not passed this way before.
Now that you are out of the wilderness and here in the Promised Land, a great many GOOD things await you.
The good things I intend for you are not things you have experienced before. You know all the principles, but you have never seen manifestation like this. You have never experienced warfare like this, and you have never seen victory like you are about to see.
I need you to trust Me.
Literally the only thing you will be able to cling to with 100% certainty in this new place is Me. That's why I am your Rock. ‘Lead me to the rock that is higher than I,' My servant David wrote, and I am that Rock. I am the only thing–the only One–beneath your feet that is not moving.
Things will happen fast in this new place, and you will not be able to keep up if you do not simply trust Me. Trust is the name of the game as you conquer the Promised Land. Obedience is the strategy, and it's the only strategy.
If you try to figure your surroundings out, you will go wrong every time.
You do not know your surroundings. You do not know where you are. You know nothing of the cities you will conquer, or of the treasures you will receive. You yearn for the fulfillment of all my promises, but it is not in you to understand them before I give them to you.
So trust Me, My child. Cling to Me, and only to Me, every day.
Depend on My stability, and only on My stability. Let yourself relax and lay back in the shelter of My arms. Do the work that I have entrusted you to do as you slay the giants you see before you. I will progressively reveal the battle plan to you each and every moment, and I will only show you what you need to know for each day at this time.
Little by little I will drive your enemies out from before you.
You thought the Promised Land is a land free from enemies, didn't you? That is what people who have not studied My Word have told you for so long, but the opposite is true! I have brought you right into the camp of the enemy so that you may destroy it. The Promised Land is not a land free from enemies until you liberate it! Nay, I tell you, the Promised Land is where your enemies are most concentrated!
The very fact that your enemies surround you ought to be a sign to you.
You are in the camp of the enemy, plundering everything he has. You are bringing back the treasures that have been in darkness and repossessing them unto My Kingdom of light. I have sent you, My child, and you are not alone.
The Angel of My Presence is with you.
I, the Lord, will go before you to make crooked places straight and rough places smooth. This side of the Jordan is not without battles; instead, it is where your warfare begins. Don't lay down your plows; instead, beat them into swords! It is only just beginning, but hereafter you will win every battle!
I have commanded you to slay the giants in the land. Don't leave them for the next generation to deal with. YOU be the one who heals your land. YOU be the one who purifies all the land I will show you. YOU be the one who cleanses and sanctifies yourself, and I will make your way straight.
The giants of the land are before you, but so is the treasure.
Focus on Me, not ever on the giants. Hear Me. Heed Me. Seek Me for My strategy. As you trust Me, moving through each day with your thoughts fixed on Me, you will find peace, stability, and faith to carry on as you watch and see what I will do for you.”
I receive that, Lord! Thank YOU!!!
Beloved reader, is this word for you today? This IS the season of the Promised Land.
You HAVE crossed over to the other side. You have won the first battle and the Lord has rolled away the reproach from off of you. Now that you are healing, He is setting you up to vanquish the land.
Are you ready to go forward into the fight? Leave a comment below if you are, and sow a seed unto the Lord if this word was for you today!