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    FLOODS OF GRACE

    My Beloved, I AM shaking and shifting to align and realign all things for My purposes.  You are not to fear!  I have told you of the things to come all in My time.  My grace yet flows freely, and My love pours forth.  My heart pours out to the hearts of My Beloved.  My heart is for the lost, the hurt, the downtrodden, the sick, the broken and bruised, all those held captive by sin.  I shall draw them nigh unto Me even by the Light of My love and glory shining forth through you, My Beloved.  Grace, grace, grace, My grace I flood forth on the parched and hardened lands.  I draw forth fullness from all lands.  My Beloved, shine forth in My love, My goodness, My truth, My grace, My glory.  Cry out for the floods of My mercy and grace for it is time.

    Zechariah 10:

    1 Ask ye of the Lord rain in the time of the latter rain; so the Lord shall make bright clouds, and give them showers of rain, to every one grass in the field.

    Hosea 6:

    1 Come, and let us return unto the Lord: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up.

    2 After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.

    3 Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the Lord: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.

    ENDURE, PERSEVERE, PERSIST

    ENDURE:

    to remain firm under suffering or misfortune without yielding

    PERSEVERE:

    to persist in a state, enterprise, or undertaking in spite of counterinfluences, opposition, or discouragement

    PERSIST:

    to remain unchanged or fixed in a specified character, condition, or position

    (definitions from Merriam Webster)

    You have advanced into enemy territory, but have come to the place that you are at a “stand still”. This is not a position of weakness, but of strength and resolve.  Do not be troubled or impatient regardless of your difficulty or suffering of the present time for the Lord is bringing you through the rest. Set your face like flint and stand firm holding your ground. Trust in the Lord and the power of His might to complete the thing.  You shall come forth triumphantly giving all the glory to the Lord.

    Ephesians 6:

    10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

    11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

    12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

    13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

    14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

    15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

    16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

    17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

    18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

    OUT OF THE ASHES

    I AM lifting you up out of the ashes says the Lord.  You have been in a low place of mourning and distress and have humbled yourself before Me and man. Through it all you have not forsaken Me nor lost faith in Me even though you have not understood all the pain and loss.  The lofty of this world have come against you to hold you down.  They have devised great plans using great means to keep you down in a place of poverty and depression.  You are of yourself weak and of meager means with no way to overcome. But now I Am come to break the bonds that hold you down.  It is I the Lord God Almighty Who lifts you up and out of the ashes.  No more shall My chosen be tormented by those mighty and wise in their own flesh.  I Am once again setting up My weak and lowly ones to confound.  It is by My hand that this work be done and even suddenly. I have seen your plight and now take great delight in reversing your circumstances for you have greatly honored me even in the ashes.  Know that you are Mine,  and I shall lift you up and use you mightily for My glory.

     

    Psalm 113(NIV)

    7 He raises the poor from the dust

    and lifts the needy from the ash heap;

    8 he seats them with princes,

    with the princes of their people.

    I Corinthians:

    26 For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:

    27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;

    28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:

    29 That no flesh should glory in his presence.

    30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:

    31 That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.

    THERE IS HOPE

    You know what the Lord has spoken to you.  His words are true and sure.  Though the storms rage, hold on to His words to you.  He has not forgotten and is faithful to perform all that He has promised. His words are life. He will come through for you.  There is hope.

    Psalm 119:

    49 Remember the word unto thy servant, upon which thou hast caused me to hope.

    50 This is my comfort in my affliction: for thy word hath quickened me.

    IT IS POSSIBLE

    There is something that you have been believing for that with man is impossible. It has seemed so overwhelming that your focus has been on how and why it is impossible. Today you change your focus.  Begin focusing on your Lord God and remember that with Him it is all POSSIBLE.  Don’t give up on the Lord for He will never give up on you.  Keep on believing for those family members or friends to be saved.  Keep on believing for the supply you need.  Keep on believing for that healing.  Keep on believing for that ministry door to open.  Whatever the promise of God to you, keep on believing for with Him it is all possible.
    Matthew 19: 25 When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved? 26 But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.

    WAKE-UP CALL

    We find ourselves living in a time when the things of this world are pressing in to such a  degree that our spiritual sensitivity is threatened. The burdens and cares of this world have become so heavy and overwhelming that many find themselves being pulled from the Lord’s words and ways. As the darkness grows deeper, many are being lulled into a slumber. But today hear the trumpet sounding…wake up, wake up, and rise up!  Do not fear the darkness, but perceive the signs and know the time!  May you be known by His light and love as you rise and shine.

    I Thessalonians 5:

    5 Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.

    6 Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.

    7 For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night.

    8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.

    9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,

    10 Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.

    11 Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.

    WHY SIT HERE UNTIL WE DIE?

    II Kings:

    3 And there were four leprous men at the entering in of the gate: and they said one to another, Why sit we here until we die?

    The four lepers from our scripture found themselves in an extremely dire situation.  Indeed, they were suffering from a disease so greatly feared and little understood in their time that they are isolated outside the city gates.  Not only had they been exiled and isolated outside the bounds of society of the day, but their country was under attack by enemies.  So there they sat right in the middle of two seemingly horrible and impossible choices.  To go back into the city would certainly result in their death and to advance into the enemy’s camp did not seem to offer much better chances for survival.  But there finally came a moment in time when these lepers saw that if they didn’t do something to make a change in their circumstances they would surely die right where they sat.  So they decided to advance into the enemy’s camp.  Not only did the lepers’ decision end up saving them, but it also was used of the Lord to greatly bless and save those who had exiled and isolated the lepers!  What a turn-around!

    Many of you find yourselves in a similar place today. You are in such stagnate situations that the very life is slowly and painfully being sucked out of you.  You are caught in this place, and because you have been as you are and where you are for so long you have given up hope.  The barrenness and hardness of your circumstances have put you in a place of famine.  Because the world sees you as a hopeless or maybe even worthless cause, you have come to accept this perception of you as the way it is with no hope of things ever changing.  But the Lord is sending His word to you today to encourage and strengthen you to move forward with Him. It is time for you to rise up in courage and faith in the Lord.  He is bigger than your circumstances and will help you out.  Just like the lepers you have to determine to move forward even if it means advancing into the enemy’s camp.  But as the lepers said, “Why sit here until we die?”  Choose to trust the Lord and live!

    Deuteronomy 30:

    19 I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:

    YOU ARE NOT ALONE

    No matter the circumstances you find yourself in this day, the Lord wants you to know that you are not alone.  He is right there with you, right where you are. He will not leave or forsake you as friends and family may have done. Though the whole world may betray you, He will not abandon you even in your darkest hour.  He sees your heart and hears your heart cries.  He has every one of your tears accounted for and knows the measure of hurt that caused each one.  He is for you and not against you.  His words are sure and true.  Even though everything in the natural may appear to be lining up exactly opposite of His words to you, don’t be deceived and give up hope. He will surely see you through.  Take comfort in His arms, and trust Him with all that concerns you.

    Psalm 56:

    8 Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book?

    9 When I cry unto thee, then shall mine enemies turn back: this I know; for God is for me.

    10 In God will I praise his word: in the Lord will I praise his word.

    11 In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do unto me.

    JUST ONE STEP AHEAD

    Now you shall see that though the way has seemed long and difficult, it has been the Lord leading and  keeping you….just one step ahead of the enemy.  Oh yes, you have followed hard after Him, and now you shall see just how His providence and hand have worked in your circumstances thwarting the enemy’s plots and schemes at every turn.  He has kept you just one step ahead all along the way.  Not only did that one step keep you just out of the grasp of the enemy’s traps and plans for evil against you;  but it has also kept the enemy in hot pursuit to his own demise.  Now the Lord will fully reveal the enemy’s ways of iniquity and deceitful plans against you, and He will also turn it all to your good.  You will even see the enemy caught in the very trap that was laid for you!

    Now stand still and see the salvation that the Lord has wrought on your behalf, for He has brought you forth just one step ahead!!!

    Psalm 63:

    7 Because thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice.

    8 My soul followeth hard after thee: thy right hand upholdeth me.

    9 But those that seek my soul, to destroy it, shall go into the lower parts of the earth.

    10 They shall fall by the sword: they shall be a portion for foxes.

    11 But the king shall rejoice in God; every one that sweareth by him shall glory: but the mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped.