In prayer I saw those in the Spirit who were wandering in a type of desert. These were feeling all alone and seeking a place like an oasis where water and shade give relief.
Many of you are saying, “If I can just get there I will be OK……”
In seeming silence, you remember you heard God before, and in faith you surely know you will hear from God again.
God is sending His assurance to those who have been discouraged and suffering in seemingly silence. You wandered in a type of desert; dry, dusty, dirty and thorny.
You have struggled seemingly weeks and have sought after the LORD and there was silence. I encourage you beloved, he sees your life from beginning to end, and that never changes.
The LORD wants you to begin in these times of doubt and despair, to lift up your head and know he is there regardless of how you feel in your body and circumstances.
Life is a struggle of growth from birth to now. All your struggles are for a higher purpose and he knows what has to happen to get there. Not all will have the path that you’re on and none of us are the same.
However, there will be those who are connected together by the same vein of revelation to accomplish much as a whole group. Each soul has divine strategy given by the Holy Spirit and not all will go into the depth you do. God wants us to strive for excellence in whatever level we are on.
For example, some soldier’s will be called to many different types of roles in the Kingdom. However there are some who have to choose to be chosen.
There are those whose requirement is to carry within them weighty messages and manifest exploits. By God’s grace, these have the mandate to carry within them weaponry for heavy duty warfare.
There are some that are like secret operations. God’s requirement gives us the choice to choose to be chosen. Many are called and few are chosen.
Each person must find their point of assignment. Don’t expect everyone to understand you and what you do for God. Just like some may benefit from words given and others have no understanding.
It doesn’t mean you’re any less loved or proven, it just means that all have a special purpose. We are not to measure or compare ourselves to others. Don’t look to man, but look to God for his will and assignments.
God is allowing the times of testing and trial so we can be stretched and strengthened to handle more. The process for us to carry weighty messages don’t come with fluffy clouds of ease. There is a method that God knows you must master to be able to fulfill His Will on the earth.
Beloved, have you felt alone and trials continue to beat you down? Know for certain that the LORD has been bragging on you and he loves you dearly.
He is making announcements and promotions and it has nothing to do with what you know, and who you know, but the God you know.
We are in a season of transition labor and the trials and birth pains are bringing pain and uncertainty in our limited mindset. When we are in pain, it brings out who and what we are and believe. When we meet with God’s standard and purpose, in His time He will elevate and align us.
God is preparing us for more as we all are called to follow Him and His decrees. He wants us to learn through our circumstances and current conditions.
The oasis promise of cool water and shade are there in resting in God’s promises. In understanding his rest, our thoughts come with a different perspective. It is in the oasis of rest we are refreshed. For truly times of refreshing come from the presence of the LORD.
As we lay down our emptiness and everything that has been dry, seemingly dead and finished, we come into the rest of faith.
God delights in you and wants you to know that! When we face ourselves and face the truth of what and who we are, it shows us where we are in our faith in God.
We are shown our true growth and maturity by how we respond when all things seem dead, dry and useless. We are shown our true self when we seemingly have nothing left.
No physical help or soulish help can satisfy what we crave inside. Being addicted to Christ we learn what it truly means to press into that place of rest in our circumstances.
Specify to the Kingdom that not all will understand who they are, so don’t look to man to validate you. Look to God to validate you. Be not driven but be led forth with peace. Seek the LORD for He is the Prince of Peace.
God has the past, present and future already known and planned for you, so He see’s the finished work of His nature and character in our midst. He may seem far away and it feels like you’re alone but beloved he has never left. It is when we come into knowing him for who he is in us that we walk in the place of complete rest.
“There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God. For he that is entered into His rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his. Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief. For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do. Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need,” Hebrews 4:9-16 KJV.
In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey
Sherry Edwards Mackey
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