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    A NEW THING

    You now face the greatest challenge of your life.  Though it may all seem overwhelming and insurmountable to you, rise up in faith for the Lord is with you!  Nothing is too hard or impossible with Him.  The Lord of Hosts, mighty in battle, He is with you!   He will not leave or forsake you, nor will He fail you.     Remember His many and mighty acts of deliverance on your behalf in the past.  All that He has previously done for you will not compare to what He is doing for you now.  He is moving for you in a new way this time.  It is a way you have not been or experienced before so don’t limit the Lord as He moves on your behalf.  He is making a way for you through the wilderness. Simply trust in the Lord, and rejoice for He is delivering you once again!
     
    I Samuel 17:
    37David said moreover, The LORD that delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, he will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine. And Saul said unto David, Go, and the LORD be with thee.
     
    Isaiah 43:
    19Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.

    O WEARY WARRIOR

    O weary warrior, let go and let God!  This battle is not yours but the Lord’s.  Stand still and see His salvation!

    Psalm 9:

     1I will praise thee, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous works.

     2I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most High.

     3When mine enemies are turned back, they shall fall and perish at thy presence.

     4For thou hast maintained my right and my cause; thou satest in the throne judging right.

    THE LORD’S WAYS

    The Lord’s ways are higher than man’s and not easily understood or discerned by the flesh. Though you may not understand all your circumstances right now, trust in the Lord. He is at work behind the scenes bringing about His perfect will for your life. Soon the light will dawn, and the fullness of His works on your behalf will be revealed. Rest in the quiet confidence of knowing that He is working all things together for your good. Trust in Him for soon you shall receive the fullness of His blessing for you.
     
    Isaiah 55:
     8For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.
     9For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

    DISCERN THE TIME

    My family was looking forward to the nice sunny weather that had been forecast for our area for this entire week. But by noon yesterday, our sunny skies had become overcast. So we made the decision to prepare for coming rains. Shortly after sunset the rains arrived and the weather forcasts had been updated to call for heavy rains and winds through tonight. We are so glad that we prepared for the arrival of the rainy weather.
     
    This morning during my prayer time, I was lead to Luke 12:
     
    54And he said also to the people, When ye see a cloud rise out of the west, straightway ye say, There cometh a shower; and so it is.
     55And when ye see the south wind blow, ye say, There will be heat; and it cometh to pass.

     56Ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky and of the earth; but how is it that ye do not discern this time?

     
     40Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not.

     

    The Lord is reminding us to be ever watchful and alert to clearly discern the time in which we live. Be not found sleeping or unfaithful at the return of the Master of the house for He shall surely come!!! Do not be deceived by the reports of man or how things may temporarily seem in the natural. Read and discern the signs of the times and move by the leading of the Holy Spirit!

    SOVEREIGN

    The Lord would remind you today of His sovereignty and dominion over all. See Him as He is, high and lifted up on the throne. What He speaks and decrees is done! No matter the opposition of the enemy even and especially through man, the Lord’s counsel will stand. The Lord is not a man that He should lie or change His mind. Rest in assurance through your faith in Him that what He has spoken over your life shall be. Though the enemy may have launched an all-out effort to prevent the fulfillment of God’s plans, no counsel or power of man will succeed in opposing the Lord God Almighty. As He has declared and decreed, it shall be. It is all in His hands and perfect timing. So do not let go of your fearless confidence, for there shall be the performance of the word of the Lord that you carry within your heart. Hold on, the Word is working for you even if hidden to the human eye for now. Soon you shall see the goodness of your Lord in the land of the living!
     
     Psalm 33:
     1Rejoice in the LORD, O ye righteous: for praise is comely for the upright.

     2Praise the LORD with harp: sing unto him with the psaltery and an instrument of ten strings.

     3Sing unto him a new song; play skilfully with a loud noise.

     4For the word of the LORD is right; and all his works are done in truth.

     5He loveth righteousness and judgment: the earth is full of the goodness of the LORD.

     6By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.

     7He gathereth the waters of the sea together as an heap: he layeth up the depth in storehouses.

     8Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.

     9For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.

     10The LORD bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought: he maketh the devices of the people of none effect.

     11The counsel of the LORD standeth for ever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations.

     12Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.

     13The LORD looketh from heaven; he beholdeth all the sons of men.

     14From the place of his habitation he looketh upon all the inhabitants of the earth.

     15He fashioneth their hearts alike; he considereth all their works.

     16There is no king saved by the multitude of an host: a mighty man is not delivered by much strength.

     17An horse is a vain thing for safety: neither shall he deliver any by his great strength.

     18Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy;

     19To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine.

     20Our soul waiteth for the LORD: he is our help and our shield.

     21For our heart shall rejoice in him, because we have trusted in his holy name.

     22Let thy mercy, O LORD, be upon us, according as we hope in thee.

    ONLY BELIEVE

    Place your trust and hope in Me.  In all things and in all ways look to Me for I Am your Source.  No matter how hopeless or impossible it may look in the natural, believe in Me for I will provide for your needs and make the way for you to move forward.  Be very careful not to place your hope and trust in man or the works of man’s hands in these days for to do so shall only lead to destruction, disappointment and much suffering.  Hope and trust in Me for I will not disappoint you or forsake you.  I will lead you through all the trials and obstacles in victory.  Only believe in Me for I AM your Salvation.

     
    Matthew 9:
    28And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said unto him, Yea, Lord. 29Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you.
     
     
    ONLY BELIEVE
     
    Words & Music: Paul Rader, 1921 (MI­DI, score).

    Fear not, little flock, from the cross to the throne,
    From death into life He went for His own;
    All power in earth, all power above,
    Is given to Him for the flock of His love.

    Refrain

    Only believe, only believe;
    All things are possible, only believe,
    Only believe, only believe;
    All things are possible, only believe.

    Fear not, little flock, He goeth ahead,
    Your Shepherd selecteth the path you must tread;
    The waters of Marah He’ll sweeten for thee,
    He drank all the bitter in Gethsemane.

    Refrain

    Fear not, little flock, whatever your lot,
    He enters all rooms, “the doors being shut,”
    He never forsakes; He never is gone,
    So count on His presence in darkness and dawn.

    Refrain

    MO’ED

    On Sunday morning,  the Lord began speaking to me using the scriptures from Ezekiel 12 once again.  These scriptures have been brought before me too many times to count in the last few months.
     
    Ezekiel 12:
     
    21And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 22Son of man, what is that proverb that ye have in the land of Israel, saying, The days are prolonged, and every vision faileth?

     23Tell them therefore, Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will make this proverb to cease, and they shall no more use it as a proverb in Israel; but say unto them, The days are at hand, and the effect of every vision.

     24For there shall be no more any vain vision nor flattering divination within the house of Israel.

     25For I am the LORD: I will speak, and the word that I shall speak shall come to pass; it shall be no more prolonged: for in your days, O rebellious house, will I say the word, and will perform it, saith the Lord GOD.

     26Again the word of the LORD came to me, saying.

     27Son of man, behold, they of the house of Israel say, The vision that he seeth is for many days to come, and he prophesieth of the times that are far off.

     28Therefore say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; There shall none of my words be prolonged any more, but the word which I have spoken shall be done, saith the Lord GOD.

    I have sensed the significance and seriousness of these scriptures from the first time they were brought before me, but as the Lord has persistently and with greater frequency continued  to present these scriptures unto me, I have sensed that it is strong confirmation of the times in which we are living. As I was reading  and praying over these scriptures, I sensed that the Lord is telling us NOW IS HIS TIME!  I heard the word “mo’ed”.  We have entered into a new year, a new season that is an appointed set time, place and meeting of our Lord.  Time is no longer just to be taken lightly and casually for it is not our own.  We have transcended the time of the past and are now operating in a set/appointed time of our Lord.  A time when He is saying that NOW, with no more delays or prolonging, the words that He has spoken, HE WILL PERFORM.  There will be a performance of the word that He has spoken at all levels.  

    Many have become so destracted and desensitized by all of the world that is shaking around them in these troubled days that they are missing the significance of what our Lord is saying and doing.  We are living in awesome days!  The prophectic words recorded in our Bibles are being performed before our very eyes.  The Lord God Almighty is manifesting His glory as is written.  But as so many are so caught up in the hectic schedules of today’s world and the carnal concerns that come with it, they are missing the spiritual significance of the days in which we live. 

    The word “mo’ed” has very deep meanings.  From Strong’s, “mo’ed” speaks of a set place, time, and meeting but much more.  It speaks of a fixed, appointed, due season; of a solemn assembly convened for a definite purpose at a definite place of meeting; of a signal as appointed beforehand….an appointed time , place, and assembly of the congregation in due season. ALL set and determined by the Lord God Almighty.  As I heard this morning, it is now His set appointed time…His mo’ed.  May we be awake and aware and obedient to His calling in this new year and season for we shall surely see marvelous works and much glory as the Lord performs the word that He has spoken.  May we understand the solemnity and seriousness of this time.  It is a time to gather quietly and humbly unto our Lord to hear Him and His instructions, to worship Him in Spirit and in Truth.  It is a time to search our hearts for any sins of which we need to confess and repent.  It is time to recognize the power and the preciousness of the Blood of Jesus and apply it to all areas and aspects of our lives that we be found holy and righteous before Him.  It is time to be about the Father’s business for the door of grace is open but only the Father knows for how long it remains so.  For as it is written so it shall be…there is coming judgment and the day of the wrath of the Lord!  The Lord will not be mocked. 

    I pray that the Lord blesses and keeps you and yours in this new year and season….that your entire being aligns in obedience to His leading and that that you be found in Christ by faith at His coming!  Yes, our Lord is good, His mercy and lovingkindness endureth forever!   Hallelujah and Amen!

    EYES UPON JERUSALEM

    My eye is upon My chosen city, the center of My universe, and so shall the eyes of man be drawn back to  Jerusalem.  The enemy senses that the time of the redemption of all things is near.  He purposes to stop My plans and believes he can do so by annihilating My chosen people and occupying My city.  But he is already the defeated foe.  He has only been given a lease for a period of time.  Now I long for the completeness and perfection of My plans and purposes to break forth.  I AM turning back to My blinded children that they may soon see and know the Truth.  Time is but brief and soon shall come to fullness.  It is a glorious day that is coming!  It is not a time for Mine to fear or cower down, but to jubilantly rise up in victory by your confident trust of My perfect love for you.  I will not leave or forsake you.  I will not let your foot be taken in a snare, nor will I allow anyone or anything to snatch you from the palm of My hand.  Rest and rejoice in the assurance of your complete salvation in Me.  Lift up your hands and strengthen the weary!  Say unto them, be strong and fear not for your God will come!
     
    Isaiah 35:
     
    3Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees. 4Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; he will come and save you.

     5Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.

     6Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing: for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert.

     7And the parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water: in the habitation of dragons, where each lay, shall be grass with reeds and rushes.

     8And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein.

     9No lion shall be there, nor any ravenous beast shall go up thereon, it shall not be found there; but the redeemed shall walk there:

     10And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.

    NOW IS THE DAY OF SALVATION

    The Lord does not give up on people.  He knows who is His and will not leave one behind.  You must not give up co-laboring for the souls of  those that the Lord has placed on your heart no matter the circumstances or your personal tiredness.  Salvation is coming! 

    2 Corinthians 6: (AMP)

     1LABORING TOGETHER [as God’s fellow workers] with Him then, we beg of you not to receive the grace of God in vain [that [a]merciful kindness by which God exerts His holy influence on souls and turns them to Christ, keeping and strengthening them–do not receive it to no purpose].    2For He says, In the time of favor (of an assured welcome) I have listened to and heeded your call, and I have helped you on the day of deliverance (the day of salvation). Behold, now is truly the time for a gracious welcome and acceptance [of you from God]; behold, now is the day of salvation!