Divine strength is coming after a season of extreme weariness.
There has been such an attack against God’s people in this season that it has knocked them completely flat with extreme weariness and fatigue. So strong has the attack been that many are still struggling to try and get back up on their feet. When they do stand, their wobbly knees threaten to take them back down. If that is you reading this, you are not alone. This is a spiritual battle!
Ephesians 6:12 “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.”
In my dream, I saw some people sitting in large pools of water and their eyes were swollen from having cried a river of tears for so long. These people were groaning loudly and their voices had grown hoarse from calling out for help. I sense that many feels as if God and the rest of the world have gone silent on them. When you thought you had no more tears or no more words, you’ve cried some more and you’ve called out some more until weariness has come and wrap its arms around you.
For some, circumstances of life are trying to engulfed their souls. For others, a sudden loss due to relationship breakup, marriage break down, death of a loved one, financial turmoil, sickness and other circumstances are proving just too overwhelming for some. Unsolved traumas from the past are resurfacing to try and pull them under.
I’M FIGHTING FOR YOU!
This morning I saw an insidious hand of evil that came right out of a wall of darkness to try grab a hold of and pull some of you down. Darkness is trying to engulf your soul. I heard the Spirit of the Lord say “There is an assignment to draw My people into darkness of the soul. I’m fighting for you. RESIST this demonic assignment from hell!”
James 4:7-8 “Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.”
Another thing the Lord has shown me this morning is that the blunt force of some traumas came with such velocity and magnitude, that it has caused minds and hearts to go into shock and numbness, like an electric shock, to some people’s systems. Visions are impaired and strength has been knocked out of some. I sense that for many, bombardment upon their hearts have caused much irregular heartbeats and imbalance of life flows to the hearts of God’s people.
As I was waking up from my dream I heard people literally begging for God’s merciful intervention to take them out of the ocean of despair. Thoughts filled my mind of people whose physical strength have all but evaporated from their bodies due to the extreme weariness, of having to battle thoughts that ‘you’re more valuable dead than alive, you’re not good enough, not capable enough, not worthy enough, you’re weak and useless to anyone, no one cares for you, love you and have need of you’. These thoughts have been pounding at minds relentlessly. The sense of the level of loneliness was overwhelming.
In the dream, as the people sat with water reaching up to their necklines, threatening to drown them, there was a sudden flash of lightning which hit the pools of water. There were 3 successive lightning strikes and I thought those people had died from this electrical storm. Then one by one they emerged from the water, slowly rising up and standing to their feet and onto drier ground.
THE DEEP WATERS
Isaiah 43:2 “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you.”
The water that was sent to drown you will be used to raise you up to new levels of increase, abundance and blessings. When the dark night of the soul comes to an end, your transformation into the beautiful, wondrous creation that you were always meant to be will be evident to all. What the enemy sent to break you, will be the very thing that will make you.
Ezekiel pictured waters that were first to his ankle, then to his knee, waist, shoulder and finally completely submerged. (Ezekiel 47:3-6). This picture could also speak of a believer’s level of faith, ranging from faith-less to faith-filled.
1. The Ankle Deep Believer
2. The Knee Deep Believer
3. The Shoulder Deep Believer
4. The Fully Submerged Believer
Our level of faith determines how far we are willing to allow Christ to take us out into deeper waters and trust the healing flow of the waters of His Spirit to rejuvenate, cleanse, and refresh us. As a fully submerged believer, you are a fully surrendered soul.
Galatians 2:20 – “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.”
FROM USELESSNESS TO USEFULNESS
I saw a picture of a butterfly about to emerge from its cocoon.
The process of your metamorphosis is underway to take you from the darkness and confinement of your cocoon to a place of beauty, courage and major transformation. Fragility will no longer be your greatest weakness but it will be your greatest strength because of what you have been through. Acknowledging that you’re weak is a sign of great courage and great strength. Your brokenness makes you an invaluable vessel on the table of the Lord for out of you He’s ready to pour out the sweet new wine: His grace! Allow Him to transfer you from the old vessel into the new. He has no use for the sediments, the anger, blame, shame, jealousy, and bitterness that have been sitting at the bottom of your heart, contaminating your vessel.
These words came to me “Yield to me and I will pour you out from your old vessel into the new and I will purify you and turn you into the finest of wine served at My table. Will you yield to Me the sediments in your life for they are useless and tasteless to you? Your uselessness to anyone else is what makes you invaluably useful and tasteful to Me, the Wine Maker. Then I will pour in you My goodness and turn you into My sweet new wine”.
GREATER VISION, GREATER REVELATION
The persecution has been great but your faithfulness is commendable in the eyes of the Lord. You will move from pain to faith and into a new level of anointing needed for the next season ahead. For all the words of accusations that have been aimed at breaking you down mentally and emotionally, and to cause your vision to become blunt and ineffective, there is a divine turnaround coming full throttle!
The Lord is about to unlock new levels of visions in you. Your vision is being sharpened as an edged tool for effective sharpness, greater accuracy of divine knowledge and revelation. Your ability to see more clearly what God is doing in you and around you, rather than what the devil is planning for you, will bring you fresh HOPE instead of despair.
19th August 2018