Last week there was a story on the news about a homeless man who was found walking the streets of New York on a frigid evening without shoes or socks. A policeman who had noticed him was moved with compassion and went into a store to buy the man a pair of socks and costly boots. A few days later, the homeless man was seen sitting on the sidewalk barefoot once again. He was approached by the news media who asked him what had happened to his new boots. The man replied, “I hid those shoes. They are worth a lot of money. I could lose my life over them”. That man actually feared for his life, thinking that someone would kill him for those costly boots that were generously given to him. When the police officer heard about what the homeless man did, he said that he will still repeat such acts of kindness to others who are in need for the rest of his life.
Some of you are afraid to receive the costly gifts and callings that Jesus has made available to you. You are afraid of the backlash from the enemy and therefore you are not walking in all that the Lord has called you to do.
The Lord says; you have been born into this world without fear. I have created you to be fearless. You have been created to be strong rather than timid or fainthearted. I have created you with a purpose. I am looking for those to raise up and use for this end time harvest. Those thoughts in your mind are just figments of your imagination. Don’t allow them to rule your decisions. Don’t allow those things that you have been delivered from to pull you back like a viper using his venom to attack his pray. For those of you who have been delivered from the depths of the darkness, it is time to remember where you came from. Just as you were once strong, courageous and fearless in your past, it is now the time to use that same tenacity rather than cower back in fear. It is time to gain spiritual momentum once again for My kingdom.
I am looking for those who are bold, ready to face challenges, and adamant in spiritual warfare. Don’t be afraid of the lies of the enemy. If you entertain thoughts of defeat, it will hinder you from receiving all that I have for you. Those of you who have been looked down upon, it is time to rise up to your calling. You are not unworthy to receive. Though the world may have rejected you, I have plans for those of you who have been mocked, scorned, shunned and abused. Those of you that have been forsaken and rejected it is now your time of receiving. Do not feel inadequate because no one is greater than another in My kingdom. Those of you who have lost everything, this is your season for recovering. There are no limits to what I can do with your life.
Come out of your hiding place and emerge from your comfort zone. This is the time to rise above your circumstances. Your time of slacking off has come to an end. Rise up to be the magnificent creation of what I have called you to be. Never again fear the unknown and don’t be afraid of making wrong choices. Do not be concerned and wonder to yourselves how this can come to pass. This is the season to embark on new journeys and enter new dimensions in My kingdom says the Lord.
Isaiah 41:10 “Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”
1 Timothy 1:6-7 “Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”
James 2:5 “Listen, my beloved brethren: Has God not chosen the poor of this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which He promised to those who love Him?”
1 John 4:18 – 19 “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. We love Him because He first loved us.”