I recently had a Vision of a roomful of people responding to a teaching they had just listened to on “Choice,” and I heard their voices of frustration as they worked through questions like, “Why am I here?” and “What can I do?”
They were in small groups and talking about choices and challenges they were facing, and many were filled with despair and hopelessness.
I asked The LORD, “What are you showing me? All I can see is denial — and lack of vision.”
Then The LORD said, “You are living in a time when living in faith in a God without walls, is a very demanding challenge and it is bringing people to a place of Choice.
I have orchestrated challenges to allow people to prepare their hearts for Total Restoration, Reconciliation, and Complete Redemption of the family of God,” says The Father.
“I know that many are hurting, have been hurt, or know someone who is hurting, and just have not been able to tear down the walls of defense they have built around their own hearts,” says The LORD.
“Many of my family have a heart to help those who are hurting, so I AM exhorting you to begin to prepare yourselves for the Challenges, Changes, and Choices necessary, to be used by The Holy Spirit fully, that The Glory of God would be released all over the world,” says The Father.
“Keep your heart with all diligence for out of it flows all the issue of life.” Proverbs 4:23 KJV
As you listen attentively to The Word of God, you will see that God’s Grace is deeply at work in a heart.
God’s Word provides a remedy for every ‘DIS-EASE’ of the soul (which is the mind, will, and emotions).
We must remember, our mind did not get baptized in The Holy Spirit, but The Word tells us that it must be renewed “by The Word of God.”
It also reminds us that we must ‘let’ this mind be in us, that is in Christ Jesus.
I love the phrase that “Jesus endured the Cross for the Joy that was set before Him.” (Hebrews 12:2)
Now, I ask you, how many of us have not been challenged with that statement of Truth?
I have lost count of the times that I have said, “Okay, LORD, I will embrace the Cross, but where is the Joy?’ I need to see “the end”, I need a Vision of what I am dying for.
So, beloved, we have to “catch the Vision,” just as Jesus did.
He saw God had a Plan. He saw the end result. He prepared His heart for the task set before him.
He had to make a Choice of Life in the Garden of Gethsemane. We will all have our Gethsemane before deliverance and victory comes. We are called to choose life and impart that life and deliverance to others.
Preparation of the heart suggests many things that involve dying to self, clearing the way, plowing up, letting patience have her perfect work (that we may be perfect and complete).
We will all go through testing and trials as we must keep our focus on the vision.
As I began to see different times of challenge that questioned my willingness and obedience, I realized God was preparing us to die to personal ambition, by dying to self, that we would be trained for this very hour to lead others.
I heard the voice of The LORD as I pondered this Truth say, “If there is not a willing obedience to die to self, then you will continue to have religion without power.
It is the now time for a moment of Truth. Won’t you be totally honest with The God of your Salvation and openly honest with yourselves” says The LORD.
“As you agree with Me, you are giving up the spirit of pride that allows you a need to be right.
I AM asking you to be elevated to desire ONENESS over SELF,” declares The LORD of all.
If we are to choose life and impart life and deliverance, we must take a few moments to prepare our hearts and allow The LORD to cleanse and renew us with His heart.
- Is my conscience clear with every man and woman?
- Do I want to be a participant or am I satisfied to be a passive observer?
- Am I consistently producing the fruit of the spirit in my life?
- Is Jesus Lord of all? If not, why not?
- Does God have to fit into my schedule or do I fit into HIS?
- Have I learned to keep short accounts with God?
- Am I quick to hear, slow to speak, and quick to repent?
- Am I living each day with “eternity written on my heart”?
- Do I love what God loves and hate what God hates?
- Am I willing to give to God that which costs me nothing?
- Do I want to see Him move enough to sacrifice comfort, time, etc?
I have been hearing The LORD say, “Prepare ye the way in the wilderness for your land is parched and dry and in great need of the RAIN of My Spirit.
I desire to flow like a river of living water through you. Are you willing to make a highway of Holiness for Me in the desert?
I say to you, I desire that every heart be purified and every heart be a highway that leads to restored Hope and Life,” says The LORD.
“I put before you the Joy set before you to rise to the Challenge and Choose LIFE.
It is your decision, you alone must decide. The evil one wants to stop your influence and block the building of My Highway,” says The LORD.
“He wants to deter and divert Me and trample down My Strategic Plan, but I AM sitting in the heavens with a laughing heart,” says The LORD.
As I exhort you, arise to the challenge to pursue, overtake and recover all! Arise, shine, for The Glory of The LORD in this hour!
~ 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.