This morning as I was waking up I heard the voice of accusation rising up against many believers. I heard the bewildered voices of believers enquiring what had they done to deserve those accusations and character assassination.
I was given a glimpse of relentless fiery darts going out towards their intended targets, some making contact whilst others were falling to the ground around the believers.
I was immediately reminded of Ephesians 6:16 ‘above all, taking the shield of FAITH with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.’
As I was praying about it, the Lord said “The voice of accusation is a SNARE from the enemy against the souls of My children. It’s to cause them to react, to retaliate, to become anguished and discouraged. It’s to cause them to lose focus and FAITH in Me and in My word; to doubt My promises for them. Tell my children to rebuke the voices and command them to be silent”.
If you’ve been the victim of false accusation, of gossip and of slander lately, it’s because you are doing something right. The enemy aims to assassinate your character because he knows you are a threat to his kingdom. He knows something that you may not have realized yet about yourself. The calling that is on your life is far too big to miss in the realm of the spirit because of the LIGHT of His glory shining upon you.
GOD is calling to you to “Come closer still”. He wants to draw you deeper and deeper unto Him. That storm that you went through yesterday or the storm that is coming against you right now is nothing but the tactics of the enemy to try and slow you down, to cause you to become distracted and to lose your focus.
The Lord says “Look DEEP into My eyes and you’ll see your reflection, a revelation of HOW I see you, of WHO you are in Me and WHERE I’m taking you”.
When the Lord sees you, He sees your spirit man, powerful in strength and stature. He sees the scars, the battle wounds, the tones and muscles that you have developed as a result of pushing against the rocks of trials and tribulations. He sees the wrinkles of perseverance etched upon your face, the grey hairs of wisdom sitting like a crown of His glory upon your head. He sees the FIRE in your eyes and in your belly that is fueled by your passion; of time spent in the word and in prayers in the secret place. Most importantly, He sees a heart that is sold out to Him and Him alone. The same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead lives in you. The same Spirit that strengthened the arm of David when he fired that fatal shot that killed Goliath lives in you.
He hears your voice that declares “I know who My GOD is! I know who I am in Him!”
This pleases the Lord and His response is “Here is one that I can use”!
Look around you and take stock of your surrounding… you are seated with Christ Jesus in heavenly places. (Ephesians 2:4) From this vantage position you are able to look down upon the Goliaths standing in your way and see that they are just TOO big for you to miss!
Arm your sling!
1 Samuel 17
Ephesian 2:4-6; 6:10-18