The chaos surrounding us in the world has pulled many out of peace and order.
God’s grace is drawing up into His presence to “flip our house.” As Christians, we are His house.
He lives in us and we are in Him. “Flipping houses” has become a way of increasing value and making money in the world.
But The LORD said to me yesterday, “I AM flipping houses. My people have let their houses run down and they are badly in need of repair.
But I AM taking them back and putting everything in order. I AM giving new upgrades, I AM making everything BRAND NEW for change was needed and change has come to my house.
Your house shall show forth your “true colors” for you are a reflection of your creator and have I not told you unless The LORD builds the house, they labor in vain who try to build it.
I have pushed the pause button to tear down and rebuild for I AM the author and finisher of your faith. I AM about to push the reset button for restoration of all that was lost.
I AM flipping houses for big returns!”
The word of The LORD to me this morning was quite encouraging!
The word “encourage” simply put means “in courage.”
He said, “I AM filling your heart with courage to walk in wisdom throughout this new era that is opening up before you.
It is imperative that you embrace courage with discernment and wisdom As you listen to my voice, you will know when to stand up and speak out and when to sit down and listen.
This weapon of courage will carry you through the changes that transition has birthed. True courage requires discernment and wisdom.”
Here is one picture of courage.
Courage is the choice and willingness to confront agony, pain, danger, uncertainty, or intimidation.
Physical courage is bravery in the face of physical pain, hardship, death or threat of death, while moral courage is the ability to act rightly in the face of popular opposition, shame, scandal, discouragement, or personal loss.
As we put our trust in HIM alone, HE is hiding us under the shadow of His wing. His hidden ones are soon to emerge fully clothed in humility.
As we are bathed in HIS presence, we shall be immersed in HIS goodness that leads to true heart repentance.
He is covering us with His feathers, (and hiding us to protect us) as we take refuge under His wings.
Abide in HIM. Abiding under the shadow of the Almighty.
The Hebrew word for “abide” from this verse means to literally stop, remain and lodge.
The meaning is clear: If we choose to abide under God’s shadow, we need to stay and dwell with Him.
Acts 5:15 says: ”so that they brought the sick out in the streets and laid them on beds and couches, that at least the shadow of Peter passing by might fall on some of them….”
Verse 16 “….they were all healed….”
The healing and miraculous wasn’t from Peter’s literal shadow, but it was in the shadow of who Peter walked with that touched everyone.
His shadow was an extension of the anointing power of God himself that was on Peter’s life. Peter knew how to dwell in that secret place.
I believe The LORD desires that same power to be ever present today residing in His People that He may show Himself as El Shaddai, the All Powerful one who was and is and is to come.
As The LORD is sending His light into the darkness and exposing the hidden things, HE is teaching us how easily we have been snared by the pride of our own hearts.
As HE removes the blinders from our eyes, He is opening our eyes to see as HE sees, HE is revealing deception on every level that we may desire truth in our inward parts.
The love of the Father is being imparted to us in the secret place that we may love as He loves and as He shakes us loose from every idol and false image of love, He is defining and revealing what it means to know the truth deeply in our inward parts.
As we give as HE gives unconditionally and love as HE loves by HIS grace, we allow His mercy to penetrate our hearts and plum the depths of our judgments until we are totally secure in HIM alone.
He says to you this day, “I AM the God of more than enough and I have brought you am calling you to set aside your plans as you abide in me and receive the fullness of your purpose.
I AM ordering your steps and first you must step up, yes come up into a higher place before you are equipped to step into my destined purpose for I have many things to tell you,” says The LORD.
No longer shall we be caught up in our emotions with the games people place and the manipulation of self-seeking love but as we walk in the light as HE is the light, we have true fellowship with others.
As we purpose in our hearts to walk in HIS glory, trembling at HIS word to demonstrate the change that is taking place in us, He releases us to be His “game changers”.
He is sending us into the harvest to bear fruit that shall remain.
HE is calling forth the agents of change to manifest what real change means as we let the supernatural become the natural. His natural is what the world defines as supernatural.
We are naturally supernatural because He is in us and we are created in HIS image to be like Him. It is important how we “view” ourselves.
We are to be a mirror reflecting HIM. We are in a moment of divine REPLACEMENT of all that is OUT OF PLACE and DISPLACED.
Divine alignment is bringing order and setting up new assignments in new places. There is new ground to be plowed in new places.
Independence and co-dependence are being replaced with total dependence on the one who is totally dependable.
We can depend on HIM to defend and put HIS power on display to all who will relinquish complete control.
That alone allows Him to be who HE IS to you and for you. He is your waymaker, miracle worker, the light in the darkness, and promise keeper.
HE alone admonishes us to guard our hearts but HE also says to trust HIM with our whole heart. In this very hour, I am reminded what TRUST really means.
Many times we don’t realize we are suffering from misplaced trust. We must not lean to our own understanding. He longs to bring HIS understanding to our closed hearts.
As we open our hearts to Him, He shows us what is needed. As we listen, we develop trust in HIS love that protects, leads and guides us into all truth.
We can choose the definition of our lives. What are we allowing to define our lives?
Long ago, I chose to allow His presence and learning to hear His voice to be my highest priorities and today, I ask you:
Will you also choose to be consumed with that pursuit to carry His presence and release His glory allowing His light to invade darkness through you as His vessel of honor?
~ Sandi Holman
Sandi Holman of Matters of the Heart website was called to the nations as an End-Time Handmaiden in 1984 with Gwen Shaw and served with YWAM Singapore and YWAM Charlotte in missions. Sword of The LORD Ministries came from a divine encounter with The LORD when He came into her prayer room and said, “I have come to put a sword in your hand and was given special instructions on how and when to use it.” She is an author, Prophetic Intercessor and Seer, Chaplain, Teacher, Speaker and Equipper, and Blogger who has also served as a Pastor Online with Beyond the Veil Ministries.