This past week, I have sensed such a heavy presence of darkness trying to DISTRACT the people of God through FEAR and INTIMIDATION. This has caused many to shrink back, or react in a FIGHT-OR-FLIGHT mode.
But I hear the Lord say, What you give focus to, you empower!”
There has been an attempt to cause the people of God to loose their FOCUS on what God is doing, and onto what the enemy is trying to do through the many distractions— especially the mainstream media. These distractions have caused many to shift their focus from the Lord, and the truth found in His word.
I sense the Lord is wanting to remind His people once again to TURN THEIR GAZE away from the many lies and distractions that say, “This is the end, you are not safe, you will have no freedom, you have no voice, you have no choice.” This is the great false prophet operating through the mainstream media, and through the prince of the air. Do not expect to receive truth or reality in such places.
Yes, we are in a time like no other but we must draw near to the heart of the Lord, meditate on His word, and listen to His gentle whisper that says, “Remember my promises, remember the vows I have promised to keep. Remember the words I have spoken over you that have not yet been fulfilled. Read them again, speak them out again, REMIND ME of them again. I am not one to lie, I keep ALL of my promises. So take courage, this is not the end, but the beginning of something completely new!”
JESUS IS YOUR FIRM FOUNDATION
We are in a time like no other where many are feeling scared, hopeless, and confused as to what to do next— I want to encourage these ones to use this time WISELY by digging ever deeper into the word of the Lord, and by carving out precious time at His feet. It is time to establish and CONTINUE to be established on the firm foundation—Jesus. So when the floods come, Jesus will not allow our houses to be swept away. So take this time to passionately go after the heart of Jesus, to create a deep living well of intimacy with Him. For the Lord is preparing a people to pour out His spirit like never seen before, and this requires MUCH TIME at His feet, gazing into His eyes of fiery love and truth— To be so filled with His presence that the only thing OVERFLOWING out of our lives is Him!
For Jesus said,
“He is like a man who chooses the right place to build a house and then lays a deep and secure foundation. When the storms and floods rage against that house, it continues to STAND STRONG and unshaken through the tempest, for he BUILT IT WISELY on the RIGHT foundation.” Luke 6:48 TPT
JESUS IS YOUR ANCHOR OF HOPE
The Lord is wanting to bring CLARITY where you have been weighed down with doubt. He wants to remind you of His promises, and His purpose for your life is unchangeable. He wants to release an unshakable hope to those who feel like all hope is gone. Allow Him to be your anchor of hope once again, for He will never let you down, not ever!
“So it is impossible for God to lie for we know that his promise and his vow will NEVER change! And now we have RUN INTO HIS HEART TO HIDE ourselves in his faithfulness. This is where we find his STRENGTH and COMFORT, for he empowers us to seize what has already been established ahead of time—an UNSHAKABLE HOPE! We have this certain hope like a strong, unbreakable anchor holding our souls to God himself. Our ANCHOR OF HOPE is fastened to the mercy seat in the heavenly realm beyond the sacred threshold, and where Jesus, our forerunner, has gone in before us. He is now and forever our royal Priest like Melchizedek.” Hebrews 6:18-20 TPT
EYES OF ONE THING FOCUS
“Eyes that focus on what is beautiful bring joy to the heart, and hearing a good report refreshes and strengthens the inner being.” Proverbs 15:30 TPT
Remember then, What you give your FOCUS to you empower; So fix your focus on what the Lord is doing, and the promises found in His word. build your life on Him— your safe and sure foundation.