Thursday, January 18, 2018

Stand Still and Wait upon the Lord

It was early afternoon on January 11 this year (2018) that I received this word, but today is the day I am to post it. May it be a blessing to all that it is intended for, in Jesus Christ's name.

Stand Still and Wait upon the Lord
Do you doubt Me still? When you see all that man is capable of with technology, weaponry, sciences (medicinal, physical and biological), and more, then why do you doubt Me for unbelievable, impossible miracles, when it is I who has created mankind?

Many have doubted Me (in fear) to trust in miracles because of My Son’s warning about the last days, false Christs and false prophets who will show power, and signs and lying wonders. [Mat 24:24; 2 Thes 2:9

It is right to take heed to the words of My Son, for He is My Word, and My Word became flesh and dwelt among you! [1Jn 1:14]  You do well to pay close attention!
Let not sin take hold of you. Pick up your cross daily, deny yourself, and follow Jesus, My only begotten Son. Do justly, love mercy, walk in forgiveness, love and humility. You are instructed to bring all matters to Me in prayer, with thanksgiving. [Phil 4:6-8

Do not allow the enemy to thwart your trust in Me, which will ultimately affect your faith and obedience. Though he is a counterfeiter (and a duplicator), and a murderer from the beginning and the father of lies (for the truth is not in him) [Jn 8:44], remember that he is not greater than Me. [1Jn 4:4]

One of the more dangerous weapons the adversary has, and one of the many clever strategies of Satan, is deception [Rev 20:8], which he presents in subtle and crafty ways.  Following close behind is his ability to cause doubt so strong that it has led multitudes into unbelief and thereby disobedience (apostasy), beginning with Adam and Eve. [Genesis 3]

His hatred for mankind (My creation) is immeasurable. His mission is to steal, kill and destroy, especially those who are faithful to Me through My Son, Jesus. Yea, but there are some who call themselves by My name who will become disobedient and ultimately reprobate.

They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate. [Titus 1:16]

He (Satan) knows that without faith it is impossible to please Me, so it is in his best interest to deflate the faith of the Christian, even unto annihilation, in order to derail, even destroy the destiny I have planned for them.

But without faith it is impossible to please Him: for he that comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him. [Heb 11:6]

Again I remind you that the very first success he had was in the Garden of Eden when he approached the woman, knowing full well that her influence over Adam was strong. 

Do not allow the enemy to sabotage that which I have promised you. Do not allow circumstances and that which you see with your natural eyes to harbour doubts so intense that the fear of it becomes unbelief.
I have counseled you in My word, and there are numerous examples therein, of those who went before you, what they went through, the trials they faced, various timings different individuals had to wait upon, and the outcome for those who had faith, trusted and obeyed.

I warned of backlash and My Son warned of persecution.

Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you, if they have kept My saying, they will keep yours also. [Jn 15:20]

All My people have suffered in the world, for they are not of this world. Fear not, for I am with you and know the outcome. All things are not good, but you know that I work all things work together for good to those who love Me and are called, according to My purpose. [Rom 8:28]
Faithfaith. All that you see now looks discouraging and hopeless. 

Nevertheless, I have given you the keys to overcoming and the key to walk right into your destiny in My written Word. The keys? – Seek Me, draw close to Me and move in obedience and trust, which are attached to FAITH. These cannot be separated – faith, trust, obedience – a three-fold cord. Selah

But seek you first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you. 

But it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord God, that I may declare all your works. [Mat 6:33; Ps 73:38]

I am the way, the truth and the life: no man comes to the Father but by Me (Jesus).  [Jn 14:6]
Hold fast to Me. Your faith is stronger than you think or know. It has been tried and proven. Though there are times you have failed, you never let go, but rose up to continue forward again. You clung to Me, and I never left or forsook You. Yea, I am here. Though you have had moments of doubt, know that you are not alone.

Read My Word and see how many of your forerunners questioned Me when they did not understand, yet the believing still maintained their faith.

So then, faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God. [Rom 10:17]

They who love Me, trust Me, and those who trust Me, wait upon Me. Now you too, must stand still (and strong) in obedience, and wait upon Me.

Those that wait upon the Lord shall rise up with wings as eagles. They shall run and not weary; they shall walk and not faint. [Is 40:31]

I will bring you through this, allowing you time to consider your love for Me, but more importantly, My love for you. Think – not in the leaning on your own understanding (logic), but in acknowledging Me and remembering all that I have brought you through and the victories that you have enjoyed. Trust me…and obey, for I shall direct your paths. [Prov 3:5, 6]
Many, O Lord my God, are the wonders which You have done, and Your thoughts toward us: they cannot be set in order unto You; If I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered. [Ps 40:5]

You shall guide me with Your counsel, and afterward receive me to glory. 
[Ps 73:24]

This is a crucial hour for all who call themselves by My name. Delay no more out of fear and yes, unbelief; nor hesitate due to looking at worsening circumstances. Look to Me and not to the natural. 

It is your appointed time. Yes, you have heard this before and measure time in the way of man, but I am not contained in the space/time continuum. I created it.

For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will come; it will not tarry (delay). [Hab 2:3]

Do not allow the door to close, or for the (appointed) time to pass. I give fair warnings, and guide you. Snap to it! Pay attention. Set your face as a flint, for I am your helper. It is now urgent…you must consider and choose carefully and wisely.

For the Lord God will help me; therefore shall I not be confounded: therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be ashamed. 
[Is 50:7]
Be sober, be vigilant. Be wise. Lo, I am with you…but you need to pay close attention, then, ACT accordingly with wisdom and strength.

If any lack wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all men liberally, and upbraids not (without reproach); and it shall be given him.  [Jam 1:5]

My heart and my flesh fail: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion forever. [Ps 73:26]

Will you trust Me even when your back is up against a wall, seemingly with no way out and seemingly with no answers coming from Me?  When all seems against you, will you wait patiently and trust Me, or will you give up, shaking the head and believing that all is lost? Not everything that is difficult and bewildering or hopeless is of the adversary.

You shall remember all the ways which the Lord your God led you these forty years in the wilderness, to humble you, and to prove you, to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep His commandments, or no.  
[Deut 8:2]

Reflect upon those who went before you, as examples.When Moses and the Israelites were up against the Red Sea, with nowhere to turn as  Pharaoh and the Egyptian army were after them, the people cried out in fear.

And Moses said to the people, Fear you not; stand still and see the salvation of the Lord (wait), which He will show to you today: for the Egyptians whom you have seen today, you shall see them again no more forever. The Lord shall fight for you, and you shall hold your peace. [Ex 14:13, 14]

When Jehoshaphat, king of Judah, heard that a great multitude was coming against him and the Israelites, he called a fast and prayed to God, for he knew not what to do.

You shall not need to fight in this battle: set yourselves, stand you still and see the salvation of the Lord (wait) with you, O Judah and Jerusalem: fear not, nor be dismayed; tomorrow go out against them: for the Lord will be with you. [2Chron 20:17]  
Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh: is there anything too hard for Me?

But Jesus beheld them, and said to them, With men this is impossible but with God all things are possible. [Jer 32:27; Mat 19:26]

All is in My capable and competent hands. And now I command you at this time, stand still and wait upon Me.

for His glory alone

penned by Bonita                      

1 comment:

  1. Tough word Bonita. Wondering if I will wait upon the Lord when He seemingly isn't answering my prayers. It can be tough when disaster appears imminent and you must do something. I pray I and my brethren will have the grace to "stand still and wait" when faced with this test. God Bless you sis.


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