Do not let discouragement set in your soul! Keep your eyes on the cross of Christ Jesus, and the prize of the high call. Discouragement is the absence of courage. You do not need courage until you are in a place of difficulty and danger. Therefore, the fact that you might be discouraged indicates you are in the midst of great difficulty and in that saints of God you can rejoice!
The fact that you need courage indicates you are going through something which requires a presence beyond yourself, namely that of Christ Jesus! The presence of Christ Jesus within you enlarges as you decrease and He increases! You surrender more of your heart through each and every trial to Christ Jesus!
When the enemy comes in like a flood God raises a standard against him! The standard does not need to be raised unless the enemy is flooding you! Do you see this? The fact that the enemy might be flooding you with discouragement is an indicator that God is lifting up His standard to drive him out! That clearly means that you are being set up for God’s standard to rise up!
This is what is incredible, God told Israel to put their house by their standard. We know that Jesus is the standard of the kingdom of heaven; He is the word! Therefore, God gives you His word in your place of trying and testing, so that you can come into agreement with it and the power of that word will be lifted up in your life! The power of that word is making room for the kingdom of heaven to be made known to you and through you!
Jesus overcame the world and all its powers because He is the Word of God and brings forth the rule and reign of heaven! This is where courage comes from, the Word of God that has risen up in you in the midst of the flooding, in the midst of discouragement, in the midst of the trial! Do you see this? You are being set up for courage being made known in the midst of the flooding!
This is what happened with Joshua; Moses had died and now he was being flooded with all kinds of thoughts and discouragement. Three times God had to tell him to be brave and courageous. It was when he needed courage, in other words, when he was discouraged, that God instructed him to be brave and courageous and why? Because Joshua would cause an entire nation to walk into their inheritance!
God said He only needed Joshua to be brave and courageous and Joshua’s courage would help a whole nation! This is the same thing with Esther; she did not need courage until there was danger!
It is no different for us! The fact that you might have the presence of discouragement is an indicator of the flooding that you are presently undergoing by the enemy’s attacks and lies. This flooding is an indicator that God has chosen you for his greatness to be made known! This flooding is an indicator that you are a threat to the enemy! Therefore, in the midst of this attack of the enemy be of good courage! Be brave and courageous knowing that God is raising His word up in you, as His standard, to send the enemy fleeing in seven directions, in the mighty name of Christ Jesus!
A saint crying out to God for fullness of deliverance and the manifestation of salvation.
Robin Kirby-Gatto operates in the prophetic, bringing the testimony of Jesus into the earth through the scripture Revelation 19:10 “For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.” Robin walks in God’s Wisdom, Knowledge and Understanding and is brought into areas to bring a revelation of God’s Truth, The Word as the Holy Spirit brings forth God’s anointing into her ministry.