The War is Real with Live Ammunition
The title of this was inspired by a brother in Christ who wrote me those words, coupled with the message from the Lord, which I will post immediately after this.
I was overwhelmed by the responses to the email I sent out to all friends, brothers and sisters who had emailed me over the past few years. Tears of gratitude and compassion flowed so often that I told one sister that I wept as Jeremiah, poor soul.
It is God alone who has given me such a heart; it is HIS heart for His creation.
Each and every email was read and answered over the course of the past three days. One brother suggested taking communion and also included a video, which I shall post after the message the Lord gave me.
I discern that the message that the woman spoke in the video is from the Lord..."My sheep know My voice", Jesus promised, "and a stranger they will not follow." No every prophecy is for every person; the woman even states that she does not know who it is for.
I stand corrected, in that I did not initially think that this was a spiritual attack (as stated in the email I sent out). Yes, it is true that I sat too long at the computer, doing research and writing. That is not sin, but it was not wisdom. I do know that sitting or standing too long in one position is unwise, as do we know.
For by wise counsel you shall make your war: and in multitude of counsellors, there is safety. [Prov 24:6]
Besides reading the emails filled with encouragement and acknowledging the faithfulness of brethren with their prayers to the Lord, I read and considered all the words that were spoken to me. The common thread throughout the responses was the reminder of the enemy and the warfare we all are in.
Out of all the responses, only one wrote suggesting that the condition of my leg had spiritual implications, in that it was indicative of a blockage spiritually that was most critical and could lead to my death.
Also, that by my own words (in the email I sent out, stating that long hours at the computer had hindered my circulation etc, where I took full responsibility), the brother said that I had admitted that I had brought it (spiritual blockage) upon myself. I was further admonished that it was a critical situation and that I should humble myself before God and man.
Despite how eloquently the words were written (in an effort to not sound overly condemning, I would think), it crushed my spirit. Some of the words were paraphrased, as I do not have my email account open right now. Initially, my first reaction was to reject the words as man's wisdom, as opposed to God's wisdom.
Shortly thereafter, I went outside to do some watering and to walk around, in an effort to stimulate blood flow in my lower extremities. It was a time to pray. I had to practice what I preach (to coin a phrase) and take the matter before the Father.
Consistently over the years, I have told all who would listen that we must take all things to the Lord. I too must do that, and yes, I really do practice what I preach (dang, I always wanted to say that and mean it - lol).
But on a serious note ─ with likely some trepidation, I sought the Lord regarding
any spiritual blockage. Although He already knew, I confessed to the Father that at first my flesh wanted to disregard the words.
I told him that it seemed like the 'Job's friends syndrome', but I also asked the Father to reveal to me if that was the case. Was I in spiritual danger of death, Lord...because if so, I would surely repent and be forgiven?
Keep in mind the seriousness of the condition of my leg, as the email that I now speak of came the morning after I sent out the corporate email, asking for prayer. Therefore, I was still unsure, as I went before the Lord on the matter, if I should live or if it was my appointed time to go. I felt as though I were walking in the valley of the shadow of death for days.
When a person thinks that they are on death's doorstep, a believer does not mess around, but wants all things to be right with their Creator. I know I sure did, so yes, I took even that man's words to the Lord, waiting with baited breath to receive what the Lord would say.
I have shared with certain brethren that I have been searching my heart for two months daily, ever since the last silent period I recently went through. I shared about it in a recent post; how I was so miserable from missing my Lord's words; perhaps as one grieves a close family member. All His people have a personal, intimate relationship with the Creator thru Jesus Christ (Y'shua).
The Lord does not speak audibly with me, but from deep within my spirit man, the very core of my being. The words He did speak over that time period, I shared with readers.
Even when He began to speak again (remember, the five week period was over not that long ago), I continued to search my heart with the help of Father's precious Holy Spirit. Like the rest of the Body of Christ, my desire is to be purged, sanctified, to be without spot or blemish, on the glorious day that we are united with our King and Lord (Messiah) forever.
Fear and Unbelief
I have repented of some unbelief I had, as I shared with a couple of people...a little leaven leavens the whole lump. Faith proves strong in me when it comes to believing for the healing and restoration of others, but at times I wavered when it came to my own.
In the time of His silence, I learned application (applying that which I knew to do), remembering that He is with me in silence. I not only had to pick up the shield of faith, I had to use it, position it and KNOW it protects me against the fiery darts of the enemy. Literally, faith in action!
He "speaks even in the silence", one sister told me that the Father had said to her once. Another time, He said, "Will you still trust Me in the times of My silence?" Therefore, it was a time to apply faith and re-establish trust; to trust Him even in His silence, knowing that He is with His people and very aware of all that concerns us.
He had told me in that time that His silence did not necessarily reflect anger, and that He was 'observing' me. (I believe He observed and said that He saw that His silence made me 'flounder like a fish out of water'.) Alright, that definitely had to be addressed (and was). Thank You Lord for truth, no matter what.
He is King and Lord over all; He does as He pleases and it is for good and not for evil. He longs to see our trust in Him. It is written that our faith pleases Him.
Shortly thereafter (the five week period), my leg flared up so suddenly and so seriously that I was quite taken aback, even fearful, as I am well aware of the medical condition and its dangers. I had to rebuke fear and it fled, but unbelief (which rides closely behind fear) lingered, taunting me with doubts.
Therefore, I repented of unbelief also (Lord God, I believe, help my unbelief. Shatter it to nothingness Lord.) He delights in us when we place our trust in Him, walking by faith and not by sight. As popular as the expression is, it is also true - what an awesome God we serve!
Furthermore, I had to lay down pride and humbly go before fellow believers and let them know I needed them; I needed their prayers and their faithfulness. This I did by putting out a corporate letter, which I had never done before that time, just days ago.
Pride Goes Before...
Speaking of pride...to the sister who wrote about her own struggles in putting a 'donate' button on her website because the purpose of her site was merely to be obedient to the Lord, trusting Him to take care of her needs. She gave joyfully and in obedience; it most certainly was not for money.
Remember how you had realized, sister, that in 'not' putting up a donate button, you came to see self-righteousness and pride in yourself because you gave freely and wanted to trust the Lord?
Remember how you sorrowfully and genuinely repented sister, (paraphrased) and the Father asked you, "What if donations from others is part of how I intend to meet your needs?"
I thought that was powerful testimony! I am sure I breathed a sigh of relief and shook my head in amazement at your humility. Yes, knowing we all have our weaknesses, and how we all have spots and blemishes that need to be purged.
Deep inside, I was relieved, glad even that your shortcoming wasn't my shortcoming, and my sin isn't your sin... Did I write a noble answer to you, endeavoring to make sure you weren't too hard on yourself?
Did I say something along the lines that we all fall short of God's glory and how I have my own faults, but that's not one of them? (paraphrased)
Umm sister? (looks down sheepishly and kicks an imaginary stone)...um, I got called into the quiet place with Father and um, well... (whispers) I repented of hidden self-righteousness and pride too sis...shh!
Sister, um, the button is on the right now. May the Lord be glorified in the ways He chastises us and gives us grace. I love His ways, and how He teaches us through others at times. Oh yes, when the shoe fits, He most certainly lets us know. Just call me Cinderella.
Pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall.
I like the Aramaic version also:
Disgrace is before ruin and the spirit of pride before misfortune. [Prov 16:18]
None shall guess who you are my friend, as the majority of sites now carry a Donate button, allowing for convenience, however and whenever the Lord so moves upon His people. You glorified the Father through your kind testimony to me, sister. You were also an instrument of correction and a vessel unto honor. Indeed, the glory is God's alone, but may He reward you openly.
When I say I took the matter before the Lord, it is sincere. There is no spiritual blockage that is critical, that could lead to my death (spiritual). I know the Lord would show me, as He is faithful and true to all.
Yet, through the multitude of counselors that wrote, there is wisdom and safety, for the same Holy Spirit in me, resides in all true believers. It is a spiritual battle (so I was initially wrong in not seeing that, being quick to take all blame). It is true what one sister said, "sickness is not from God".
I do not need to go into all the reasons for sickness, from sin to heredity, from chemicals all around us to malnutrition, to many diverse reasons and origins. One scripture the Lord brought my attention to, after I came in from praying, watering and walking around on my leg.
And as Jesus passed by, He saw a man which was blind from his birth.
And His disciples asked Him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind? Jesus answered, Neither has this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him. I must work the works of Him that sent Me, while it is day: the night comes, when no man can work. [Jn 9:1-4]
And the spirit cried, and rent him sore, and came out of him: and he was as one dead; insomuch that many said, He is dead. But Jesus took him by the hand, and lifted him up; and he arose. And when he was come into the house, His disciples asked Him privately, Why could we not cast him out?
And He said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting. [Mk 9:26-29]
I understood what the Lord was showing me. There are things that occur that will ultimately need the manifest works of God, so that He alone will be glorified. There are times that is not because of something we did or any generational curse, as is indicated in John 9 that the man's blindness was not because of any sin on his part of on the part of his parents, verses 1-4.
Other times, an evil spirit is involved and it must be cast out, through prayer and fasting. However (and I hope I can make this part be understood clearly, as there are many errors taught regarding spiritual warfare).
There are 'sometimes' spirits that hinder a person's health, but not all sickness has a spirit to be cast out. See Luke 13:11-16, to read about the woman with an issue of blood that was caused by an evil spirit.
Sickness is not of God, one sister wrote, and she is right. In Isaiah, it speaks of the stripes of Jesus and that by His stripes, we were (are) healed. It is the Lord who will let us know the root of a problem, whether physical or spiritual.
We live in a fallen world, where our water is tainted with fluoride, poisoned by oil and industrial runoff, even radiation (in places), where food has been genetically modified, as well as sprayed with herbicides and pesticides.
Animals are injected with steroids, antibiotics and more; marine life and birds, as well as insects and wild beasts are dying off for unknown reasons, and the entire ecosystem is out of whack. The world is corrupted and all of creation travails.
The Lord will reveal things to us, for He promised the Comforter (His Holy Spirit) who would lead us into all truth, and He does. We must pray and wait on the Lord.
The Lord warned us throughout scripture of the latter days, so we press in and pray. I will now present the letter that the Lord gave me earlier today. May His people be blessed, and may He alone be glorified!
The War is Real with Live Ammunition
Woe to those who darken the door of hope in a heart, who speak words without wisdom or regard of compassion.
Touching the Almighty, we cannot find Him out: He is excellent in power, and in judgment, and in plenty of justice: He will not afflict.
Men do therefore fear Him: He respects not any that are wise of heart.
He beholds all high things: he is a king over all the children of pride.
[Job 37:23, 24; vs 41:34]
It is not I who afflicts; Yea, you have heard it said that the heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? Yea, but I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings. [Jer 17:9, 10]
I have also said that man looks upon the outward appearance, but I look upon the heart. I know those with a repentant heart, who submit to Me, as their Lord and Creator. Blessed is the man that trusts in Me and whose hope is in Me.
But let those that put their trust in Me rejoice: Let them shout for joy because I defend them: those that love My name shall be joyful in Me. I will bless the righteous; with favor will I compass him as a shield [Ps 5:11-12]
I have heard you in the times that you quoted Jeremiah:
Heal me, o Lord and I shall be healed; save me and I shall be saved for you are my praise. Behold they say to me, 'Where i sthe word of the Lord? Let it come now'. As for me, I have not hastened from being a pastor to follow you: neither have I desired the woeful day; You know that which came out of my lips was right before you. Be not a terror to me: you are my hope in the day of evil.
I have heard your prayers, even for those who have come against you, whether it was brethren or foe. Yea, for you know that forgiveness is the key to your own sins being forgiven.
You have heard it said to walk by faith and not by sight, and you have come to fully understand that as My Son Jesus (Y'shua), you have learned (and continue to learn) obedience by the things you have and do suffer. [Heb 5:8]
Yet, words of warning sometimes escape the hearer; therefore, I speak once, yea twice, but man perceives it not. [Job 33:14] I led you to speak as Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego spoke. I led you to speak with understanding and to make it personal.
If it be so, our (my) God whom we (I) serve is able to deliver us (me) from the burning fiery furnace, and He will deliver us (me) out of your hand, O king (o satan).
But if not, be it known unto you, O king (o satan), that we (I) will not serve your gods (I will not serve you satan), nor worship the golden image which you have set up (nor worship any image which you have set before me or send my way). [Dan 3:17, 18]
Also Isaiah 53:4-5] Surely He has borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem Him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes we are healed.
Knowing that not every thing that comes at you is always Satan and his minions, as flesh is also capable of every evil and depravity (corruption, immorality), you did not understand all that was happening to you at first.
Seeking Me (kingdom of God) in all things and crying out to Me has always been My wise counsel. Yea, for those who wait upon Me shall renew their strength. They shall rise up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint. [Is 40:31]
By My Spirit, in My Word and through My people (vessels of honor), I have repeatedly warned that the battle is not against flesh and blood [Eph 6:12], but that the weapons of your warfare are not carnal, but mighty through Me to the pulling down of strongholds [2Cor 10:4]
You have seen the increase in sorcery (witchcraft). You have come to understand the 'brotherhood' within the occult and see the levels and ranks, from the spiritual realm and in the physical realm, amongst those who worship Lucifer, also known as Satan (although his worshippers would disagree that they are one and the same).
Did you think that evil would not seek out the children of light and set up attacks or onslaughts against them? Remember the time you are in.
Therefore rejoice, you heavens, and you that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has but a short time.
My people are rising up, led by My Spirit with wisdom and understanding, fully equipped to go forth into battle. My army is as one in this war, even if My soldiers are dispersed to fight different battles in different places within this war.
I AM the LORD of the battle. I hold victory in My right hand. Yes, I will always tell My people not to fear, for I know the frailties of flesh.
Keep on the full armor that I provide so that you may stand in the evil day. I AM for you and not against. Whom shall you fear? Remember well yet again: They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony, and they loved not their life unto death. [Rev 12:11]
My people know what is coming, for it is written. Keep constant in prayer, ever watchful. Trust wholly and obey, for in doing so, you shall be directed.
Not everything that comes at you is from Me, yet there is nothing done that surprises Me. Remember that the adversary is prideful and still very much in rebellion.
He came against my messenger Gabriel, whom I sent to speak to Daniel. I further sent Michael to war alongside Gabriel, for the rebellious one sought to hinder My plans. You know the outcome - victory, for Satan was defeated!
The adversary and his armies do not seek My permission to do everything they do. Rebellion is rebellion. Yet, it is I who is Sovereign and rules. None of what He does catches me off-guard. What Satan intends for evil, I will turn to good. For you know that all things come together for good, to those who love Me, and are the called, according to My purpose. [Rom 8:28]
The war is real; the battles never-ending globally. The enemy uses live ammunition; even symptoms can appear as real. The adversary has power, as does his armies, but remember well, that greater is He that is in you (I AM) than he that is in the world.
How many times have you seen an impossible situation turned around, in an unexplainable and unexpected way? How many times have you witnessed a much needed delay in timing, or a complete reversal in something that needed turning around? Unbelievers marvel and congratulate each other, but the children of light give glory to Me.
I will not answer every question you ask, for I have wisdom and ways you do not or could not comprehend. THIS is where you decide, either you trust Me or you do not. Either you believe in My goodness, or you will curse Me, not understanding.
Believe, trust and rest in Me, obeying My directions and you shall have peace that passes all understanding. Trust in Me with all your heart and lean not to your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge Me and I shall direct your paths. [Prov 3:5, 6]
Even in the darkest days that are soon upon this earth, where events occur that will cause all flesh to tremble and men's hearts to fail them for fear, look to Me.
Remember Stephen who was comforted even at the moment of his stoning - his death. Fear not man who can kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather, fear Me who is able to kill both body and soul in hell. [Mat 10:28]
Take up unto you the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Hold high your shield of faith.
Stand and see the salvation of your God; and when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your head, for your redemption draws nigh. Selah [Lk 21:28]
for His glory
I add the video now, for your discernment.
The message is called: Stop Him! There is another video by a man called:
Not everyone will receive these messages. I do not know the people, but I accept this particular message they present individually. The gentleman (Steve Hill) is moved because it came to him when he had had a brush with death (he was healed of terminal cancer).
The Lord speaks thru many vessels; through whomever He so chooses. He is the Almighty God, Sovereign, Righteous, Faithful and True.
Take all things to Him, for we are to try every spirit to see if it is of God. Shalom in Y'shua (my Jesus)