A Word of Encouragement to The Body of Christ
“Hope” means “the confident expectation of good”.
In this most difficult time, God wants to encourage His people to Hope. We are to have his perspective on everything, and refuse to agree with darkness, in any way.
We are not to speak what the world around us is speaking; but instead speak what His Word declares.
Yes, we are facing some difficult challenges, however, God is with us.
As The Holy Spirit spoke so long ago; the things of this world no longer matter, they are quickly passing away, and we are to take cover in Him, seek Him and hide ourselves in Him.
Nothing else matters, in light of Eternity, we are to seek God with our whole heart,and hide ourselves under the shelter of His Wings.
He is our hiding place, our shield. So, although the things of this world no longer matter and they are quickly passing away, we are yet in this world, and need to survive the difficulties arising.
However, our help comes from The LORD, and we are to put our trust in Him, and not partake of the things of this world.
God is our refuge our strength,our Hope and our shield. He will lead, guide, protect, and provide for us, as we trust Him.
God has shown this to be a time of great change, transition, and transformation, as He used the analogy of the Caterpillar/ Butterfly, and the “Metamorphosis process” to emphasize the depth of what He is requiring of us, as His body; at this time.
It is a “death and life” process;as we are to completely die to self,and become like the Butterfly; as it is, completely transformed, from a Caterpillar into something beautiful.Complete transformation into His Image, is what God is requiring of us, at this time.
He is requiring us to let go of all that is holding us back, preventing our becoming all He has created us to be, so we can be free to do all He has purposed for us to accomplish.
He loves us entirely, and desires only good for us. So we are to discard these earthly, fleshy suits; and
clothe ourselves in His Heavenly attire, as we arise and ascend, into that place He has prepared for us.
In the “Secret Place” with Him, He is waiting to meet every need.
“We put our hope in The LORD. He is our help, and our shield.In him our heart rejoices, for we put our
trust in his holy name.” (Psalm 33:20-21)
Hope and blessings to all!
~ L. Ricks
Materials used by kind permission of the original author.
My SPIRIT during these horrible worldly events weakened me difficult unexpected sieges, unwarranted intake
leads complexity, egregiously (kid playground battles) from “Left and Right” far right political factions. It won’t change & will worse beyond human hand, intelligent control. God’s WORD prophectically forewarned these facts. I AGREE believers deeply keep ur spiritual EYES on GOD, OUR eyes (naturally and spiritually) on the prize (JESUS CHRIST) our KING and NOT with man-MADE, human extractions fighting an empty wind “here today”_”gone tomorrow”. Eternity ONLY ONLY comes from GOD- HE is our shield, our armor, our SWORD OF THE SPIRIT, OUR LION OF JUDAH & OUR LAMB OF GOD…NOW I’m unafraid,unbeaten,un-weak.☝☝☝
In other words, most the prophets got it wrong, and nobody is looking at the times and the seasons.
I warned before, things had changed before the election 1. A number of people came of voting age during trump’s tenure. Things shifted and the media mis-portrayed alot including influencing the next generation.
2. when civil war was prophesied there was another train of thought, which was “what if the war came from the people to retain their freedom. (many thought it would come from the left after donald won a second term)
3. What is happening right now is the exact portrayal of Christ being crucified (an analogy of trump) and how many peter’s there are. Persecution will start now of any religious and /or republican tendencies. Just like in the days when the people wanted a king, Samuel acquiesced and God gave them what they wanted even though it was bad for them.
The media owns this country and holds the narrative. Until that changes, nothing will change.
You so blessed me in sharing this message, I too have heard the Lord is saying famine is coming.. War is coming. A titan missile strike that will somehow pass the early warning .system I believe that the Lord will get many peoples attention in this time. I heard the Lord say: The revival has begun, the workers are few. Pray the Lord of the harvest send forth laborers into the harvest. The church has had a party spirit, and has been partying far oo long in their deception.Learning to hear Gods voce could save our lives. It’s so crucial to know God and to hear His voice. So blessed to hear you speak what I believe, and also lines up with the word of God.
A sister in the Lord.
Be blessed. So good to hear another is also hearing the same things from the Lord.