By Linda Joyce ❤️
1st January in the Year of Our Lord 2019
I was helping at church last night in the run up to the New Year Celebrations. The Bible’s says whatever your hand finds to do , do it with all your might. With this word in mind, I set to.
I was serving tea when I ran out of milk so had to go into the kitchen to replenish the jug from the fridge. I opened the fridge, took the milk and closed the door. I then had an afterthought and decided I wanted to get something else from the fridge.. I turned round to try to open it. It just wouldn’t open.
The fridge is industrial and has a time lock on it – a number of people stood in the food queue, watching me …joining in the amusement – each giving advice about what to do. The fridge stood motionless cold, steel..shut…
You know I write… this is an aspect of my call… The event came back to me this morning as I am reflecting with the Lord at the start of the New day, New Year 2019 . There is a Word in it..!! Glory to God. I share by way of encouragement and for those in a period of waiting.
I waited over 10 year for a thing and then it came to past and all the dreams and promises were Yes and Amen.
It is the start of a New Year and you are planning to do this and to do that. You have been waiting for the promise of God, even through the last year.
The word of God says several things ‘in the waiting’. It says
In your patience posses ye your souls. (Luke 21:19). What God closes, no one can open (Exodus 14:3;Deuteronomy 11:17.;1 Samuel 1:5; Joshua 6:1I; 2 Chronicles 6:26 ;Job11:10; 38:8; Daniel 6:22 ) and what he opens , no one can shut. (Isaiah 22:22) .
I want to encourage you to ‘wait on the Lord and be of good courage and He will bring whatever you are waiting for, to pass.’ (Psalms 27:14).
You are coming out of that situation and you are going into that desired destination , In the Name of Jesus. So said, so done.
He said to me ‘that in quietness and in rest, shall be your strength’ Isaiah 30:15) and so it was. He will not suffer your foot to slip or his son or his daughter, to suffer corruption. (Psalms 16:10). He will right every wrong. He will be on time. As Pastor said last night ‘no weapon formed against you shall prosper’
The Word says : He that keeps Israel will never slumber nor sleep, concerning you (Psalms 121:4). This is our Father’s promise.
As in the industrial fridge, there is an eternal time lock and the clock is ticking for your good and for judgment. Where will the hammer fall? God has already opened the door for us through Jesus Christ , don’t miss it… There is also an eternal time lock* for judgement and when the books will be opened (read Revelation 20:12). How will your page read?
All things are happening in the way they have been ordained from the foundation of the world (Hebrews 1:10) – even some of the horrible bits. Father is on his way (his word to me, for you) and He is on time.
Delay is not Denial. Wait. There is no need to force or prise open that thing, it will happen in Father’s good time. He warns us that divers weights and false balances (to get to, or access that thing quicker ..) are not good . You will cause damage to yourself and others and you cannot force his hands.
That thing being done to you or against you? Wait ..! Understand timings, assignments and protocol – our access to, our comings and goings, the righting of that injustice – must be of (and remedied by) Him. He will do it ..!
Finally my brethren , ‘ believe the Lord and his Prophets and so shall you be established’ (2 Chronicles 20:20 ). See the door swings open….. and the light now shines on your way.
You just do your part in obedience and you will drink the milk…. and eat the sweet and the good of the land.
Fathers Richest Blessing at the Start of this New Year 2019
He calls Me
Beautiful Joyful Spirit
*(See also my earlier piece on the Forever Place)
6 responses to “HAPPY NEW YEAR – DELAY IS NOT DENIAL”
Beautiful dear Linda,
As I read this it speaks to me on so many levels. I am still waiting, so many times I am overlooked and not seen, excluded, kept out of the loop, ignored even, that I have come to realise there is even rivalry amongst brethren, and so have stepped away from some.
I have been waiting it seems for a long time, (but not yet the 10 years you waited dear Linda), for The Lords promises to manifest fully in my life. Recently I have had some dreams, two of which were full of scenes of lawlessness and violence in the earth, another dream which stayed with me….In which I found myself giving birth to a baby, next it was in my arms, I was shocked to look upon it, as it was really fat and appeared much older than newly born, I was breast feeding it and it wanted fed often. It was quite disturbing. I have experienced some thoughts, some urges, promptings to begin a home fellowship, and have a knowing in my spirit that The Lord is doing this work across our nation, so unless he builds the house, then I will labour in vain, so am waiting on him, Yet… if I don’t step out and trust him…. as I write this I recall I am in exactly the same place with the same thoughts as last new year. Procrastination is doing me ill’ Yet, I am feeling I have to wait, yet others do not wait and are going forward. I am constantly yearning to go to Israel, had wanted so much to be there on the 3rd of this month, was invited to be there, but sadly flight timings, family commitments and opposition all against me (again), I feel as though if I don’t have breakthrough soon I shall be lost in this stuckness which wants to hold me in the bondage of procrastination.
Your writing speaks to dear Linda….All doors appear to be shut for me, I long for light to show me the way, I long for the fridge door to open and it’s light to imeadiately illuminate the contents within, the things stored within, just sitting on the shelves which are still in date, God bless you dear Linda, you are such a blessing!! I wish you every joy, happiness and glory in The Lord as you go on with Him through 2019. Loving Shalom Angela (in Jersey) xxx
My dear Angela . Interestingly I was reading Growing in Prayer by Mike Bickle and then was interrupted by the spirit to write this. As I am reading your piece, I am moved . Start your fellowship Angela, it is time . As I write I feel a strong anointing on my head. Start and the Lord will do the rest. The dream of the baby speaks for itself . It’s time for it to grow up , it has been on milk too long and will never be satisfied until you step out . The door has been open to you … do you not see it. Don’t think of the big picture , just go through and he will do the rest. I am (is) here to support you. He is waiting ❤️
Thank you dear Linda, yes you are right!
Thank you also for the excerpt from the book you are reading, it did indeed witness to me.
I have been in contemplation all day, and have received two other confirmations today, since our communication, isn’t it funny how that happens. Not only was I blessed by your peice, and your communications today, I have also been blessed by below which I feel The Lord led me to today.
It is a poem read to the nation in 1939 by King George in His Christmas address.
I said to the man who stood at the Gate of the year, “give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknow.”
And he replied, “go out into the darkness and put your hand into the hand God, that shall be yo you better than light and safer than a known way.”
God knows, His will is best. This stretch of years which wind ahead, so dim to our imperfect vision, are clear to God. Our fears are premature. In Him all time hath full provision. So then rest; until God moves to lift the veil from our impatient eyes.
“Blessed is she who believed, for there will be fulfilment of those things which were told her from The Lord! (Luke1:45).
Thank you again dear Linda & happy new year !
With loving Shalom
Wonderful Jesus and how apt – interestingly I work in a little building called ‘the gate house’. Father placed me there 2017 confirming again my ‘watchman’ status. He has a wonderful way of speaking to us. Now you know what you have to do. ❤️Link in with James and Jane H, if you haven’t already done so. They have wonderful hearts and will encourage you in your own call and ministry. I will come over and pray with you when you are up and running 💃🏾
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Dear Evangelist Linda,
Thank you very much for our prophetic massage. We take it and receive it in our Lord Jesus Christ.
By the time I received this massage, I was also thinking about you and how you have been a blessing to us.
The new year has arrived, and along with it we all have New goals, high aspirations and fresh hopes for the coming 52 weeks.
This past year has been an exciting one for us, while at the same time being trying and difficult at times.
Today to get the year started off right,we should continue to put our hope in the LORD. Our hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been given to us(Romans 5:5)
Even though youth grow tried and weary, and young men stumble and fall, but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow, weary, they will walk and not faint.
Because of the Lord’s great love we are not
Thank you dear Linda, I’ll
Keep you posted! Xx