“And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, occupy till I come.” Luke 19:13
“What do you understand about what it means to occupy?” was the question The LORD posed to me today as I sat quietly before Him.
I replied, “I only know The Word says — “We are to occupy until you come!”
That opened up a conversation that I was not expecting.
Beloved, as I looked up the word occupy, it simply said ‘to take or hold possession.
As I waited in the presence of The LORD, He said, “My People have been preoccupied and distracted with the news media, the politicians, and the deception being poured out over the airways.
They are not stepping into their role to possess the land and take control — because they have become double-minded.
Their understanding of my truth has been darkened by the many distractions at work to kill and destroy believers and non believers alike,” says The LORD.
Definition of Occupy
verb (used without object), oc·cu·pied, oc·cu·py·ing. to take or hold possession.
Preoccupied, engrossed in thought, distracted
adjective: thinking or worrying about something too much:
Cambridge Dictionary: (of an army or group of people) to move into and take control or possession of a place:
to fill, use, or exist in a place or a time:
to take control of a place and refuse to leave it:
“You have now entered into an era, not a season. It is a time like no other.
It is totally unprecedented and a time to come up higher and embrace my heavenly perspective.
The season of trials and tests have been preparing and sifting and changing hearts to be ready to OCCUPY until I come.
I AM enabling my people to stand firmly on My Word and shut the door to the flood of lies and deception that caused them to no longer be grounded in truth but to slip and slide back and forth in the constant flow of mind control of the world.
I AM opening the blinded eyes to ‘see the light’ of the truth that will equip them to cover the earth with my Glory as they Occupy until I come.
The heavy winds of persecution have only been a taste of more to come. The plan of the enemy is to destroy your endurance and perseverance and cause you to give up in despair.
But in this hour, I AM releasing a ‘great eye opening time for my people to see as only I see and to see as I see them,” says The Father God.
“Begin to open your hearts to understand why I said to keep your hearts with all diligence for out of it flows all the issues of life.
Indeed as you are diligent with intentionality, a fountain of understanding shall begin to flow from your heart like a river of life.
Beloved, as you are persistent and diligent, you will grow to understand ‘the just shall live by faith’.
Know that as you embrace diligence, it shall work patience in your heart to wait on me and run with increased joy set before you.”
“In Christianity, diligence is the effort to do one’s part while keeping faith and reliance in God. In other words, diligence and faith are two sides of a mystery. One does not know how, despite one’s effort, it all works out; but diligence, when combined with faith, assures spiritual success. Diligence as one of seven virtues describes thoroughness, completeness, and persistence of an action, particularly in matters of faith.” Wikipedia In Christianity
“We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, in order to make your hope sure. We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.” Hebrews 6:11–12
“Then he said to them, “Be diligent to understand the meaning behind everything you hear, for as you do, more understanding will be given to you. And according to your longing to understand, much more will be added to you. For those who listen with open hearts will receive more revelation. But those who don’t listen with open hearts will lose what little they think they have.”” Mark 4:24-25
“It is now time to enter into Occupying — until I Come.”
See also this Word from May 2023 which The LORD called me to share again with you all here:
~ Sandi Holman
Sandi Holman 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.