God has not given us a spirit of fear but of power, of love and a sound mind. Two nights now I’ve dreamt 3 dreams ie that I am serving a room full people. This is not new to me. I know who I am and what I have been called to do and am doing it .. Glory to God!
Let God arise and our enemies be scattered.
Today, the Lord encourages me to continue to encourage you with the word in our peculiar season of ‘lock down’* . First, I give God thanks for all your lives and my prayer to day is for you to be an overcomer in whatever situation you have found yourself.
We are passing this way together for a season and for a reason. This is where what has been deposited in us (good or bad) will come to the surface. I want to encourage you to review and reflect on your altar. To seek to clear out the garbage and start making the changes that are necessary. Draw nigh to God and he will draw nigh to you.
For months even years we communicate in the main on WhatsApp and have invented our own rules what is acceptable and what is not. Even in this we are inconsistent. We love to rule and reign how we see fit sometimes even silencing the spirit and intent of God to work amongst his people. These things are not new and we need to be wise and ask God for increased wisdom and understanding. The enemy is seeking to silence the voice , the word and work of God amongst us. Many are blind to it. We need to guard our hearts with all diligence because out of it are the issues of life. Be careful what we hear and what we give agreement to.
I believe in this season the Lord is showing us how far we have fallen. How we have traded the things of the spirit for pottage ie the things of the flesh. He is showing the value of interpersonal flesh and blood covenants and connections and the need to return to true koinonia with him and with spirit filled others. My Carribean mum used to say ‘you don’t know the good of a thing until it is gone’. It is interesting that now that we are being told we shouldn’t meet, the desire to do so (and with those distant love ones) rises to the surface. There is a sense of loss. Through it we can see how far we have fallen and what a state we and our world is actually in.
At a time like this what can we do ? My word to you is look inwards first (how far have I fallen) but don’t stay there, look upwards to Him (for forgiveness and grace ) and then outwards to others. Pray, praise and worship. Lift up your skirts and dance. Bring joy to someone else.
Laugh at the plan and ploys of the enemy. He can’t shut us up. Keep sharing the word. Don’t stop speaking it, or quoting it. Let it ooze out of you like play doh!! Many years ago I was part of a Christian group, we used to share the word whenever we spoke, it became natural our necessary food . It wasn’t seen as an offence. It was what was in us, that came out. We didn’t orchestrate or make it up. We were strong and did great things together and saw God’s hand move.
Don’t let anyone tell you not to share the word of God 😳. That is where our strength lies. Everything else that is man made, orchestrated, processed and false… will simply fall away like a puff of smoke – just you watch and see.
Remember “Our God, Jehovah is mighty, he rules for evermore”
I close with the Word ‘those who know their God will be strong and do mighty exploits.
Father’s richest blessing
Evangelist Linda J UK
* I wrote a word 2 years ago about ‘the deadlock’ that is also worthy of review at this point I believe.
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