Dish-Washing Liquid — and The Fear of The LORD
A prophet’s rambling…
Let the cry of our hearts be, ”Father send The Spirit of The Fear of The LORD! Let it fall afresh upon our hearts and our Nations!”
So, just a few days ago, I shared with someone that the cry of my heart for the hour is, ”Father, send The Spirit of The Fear of The LORD back into our Churches, back into our governments, back into every sphere of our Nations’ culture.”
Truly I believe that the reason for the rapid decline, and for the accelerated increase in darkness that is rising in the Nation(s), is because there is no “Fear of God”.
We see turmoil, confusion and chaos in our own governments; mass shootings in different parts of the world. Why? Because we have kicked God out of every sphere of society!
The Church sits silently, while millions of innocent babies are aborted, and while children are exploited at the hands of evil men and women.
We have silenced His Voice and run Him out of town. The treasure of Truth and Justice, lies trodden under foot.
How can we be surprised or even shocked? When the presence of God leaves and lifts, so goes His covering and His Protection — and so to go His Angels with Him.
I cry daily for The Spirit of The Fear of The LORD to fall afresh upon The Nations, but first, upon my own heart. It starts with me!
I shall tell you a quick story. A few days ago I went to the shops, and I usually take my own bags, so as to try to save the planet 😜.
While at the till, as you do, I unloaded my shopping, then repacked the shopping, paid… and off I went.
But, when I got to the car, I suddenly noticed that a bottle of dish-washing liquid had slipped down under one of the bags and I had not paid for it, at the till.
I immediately thought, “Great! Ha!! I get that one for free!”
But no sooner had that thought entered my mind, The Holy Spirit gently, but firmly, cautioned me, and He immediately told me to go back and to pay for it.
I began to reason with him, ”It’s only £2! The shop can certainly afford it. They over price everything these days! And let’s be honest, who would know?”
But again gently, but this time a little firmer, The Holy Spirit spoke to me and said, “But daughter, I would know!”
Well, I wish I could tell you that I was immediately obedient, but I wasn’t. I got a little more adamant, and so a battle for the bottle of dish-washing liquid commenced.
But then suddenly, the atmosphere in the car park changed, and The Spirit of The Fear of The LORD fell, and I felt such a fiery conviction come upon me, and The Holy Spirit said these Words, ”Is £2 really the value you put on the unhindered relationship we have?
Is £2 really the value you put on the Power, Authority and Anointing I have given you?”
Wow! On hearing those Words, suddenly everything shifted.
Now I know I am under Grace, and that the gifts are without repentance, and I know that sin does not change my position in Christ, however…. I know that sin hurts and grieves My Papa’s Heart, and that sin stifles my relationship with The Holy Spirit.
Sin deeply effects my Faith and expectation levels, it dulls and dumbs down my spiritual senses, it causes me to become double-minded and doubtful — I cannot hear or see with prophetic clarity, understanding or wisdom.
Sin undermines my spiritual ability to be sharp and effective in Prayer, and I know that it stops me from fully functioning in the Power and the Authority that God has put within me.
And certainly, if not more importantly, I know that sin opens up my life up to Satan’s lies and gives him free access to traffic in areas of darkness, and that it gives him full liberty to come in and take what he wants.
Well!!! In that moment, while standing there looking at the bottle of £2 dish-washing liquid, I sincerely repented.
I repented for even contemplating stealing that bottle of dish-washing liquid, and I repented for trying to justify why stealing it, was fine in the first place.
II repented for giving the voice of the enemy a greater say in that moment, over the gentle voice of The Holy Spirit, and I immediately asked The Holy Spirit to wash and cleanse me from all unrighteous thoughts and behaviours.
Then I prayed, ”Cast me not away from Your Presence, and take not Your Holy Spirit from me!” (Psalm 51:11).
Hence, I ran back into that wee shop as quick as my legs could carry me, and I paid for the dish-washing liquid.
But as I left that shop, I felt freshly humbled by The LORD, and acutely aware of his all consuming presence in my life. For this, I was utterly grateful and undone.
I believe our unhindered relationship with Jesus must be the greatest priority in our lives. Nothing, whether big,…or even so small like a £2 bottle of dish-washing liquid, is ever worth jeopardising His Anointing, Power and Authority.
His Presence in our lives is far to valuable and precious to ever allow ourselves to be hijacked by the enemy.
Without his presence — even for a moment — we are without Power, Authority, Hope, Remedy or Purpose.
As a Warrior in The King’s Army, I am required to be ready in and out of season. I must live each day working out my salvation with fear and trembling before Almighty God.
I must guard against every demonic attack that seeks to undermine my God-given Power, Authority and Anointing.
Satan may not be able to reverse my salvation, but he certainly can alter my destiny. Satan is after our Kingdom Destinies. I must keep watch and stay vigilant at all times.
I must be alert — especially for the small foxes that come to steal my harvest and spoil the vine.
As a Warrior in the King’s Army, I must walk at all times in The Spirit of The Fear of The LORD, knowing that the eyes of The King are upon me, and that my private life and my behind the scenes life, must be without reproach and without sin.
As a Warrior, I am called and certainly required to conduct myself in such a way that the power of sin and the temptation to compromise God’s Word, must have no place and given no room in my life.
As His Warriors, we are called to walk a narrower path — a road less traveled. We must heed the call to come up higher, for its only from that place where we defeat Satan and his cohorts, and where Victory and Triumph are made manifest.
So, my cry each day, is for His Grace and more of His Grace, and that The Power of The Spirit, of The Spirit of The Fear of The LORD, only grows stronger and stronger in my life, enabling me to go from strength to strength, and from greater glory to greater glory for His Name’s sake, and for the sake of His Kingdom.
Blessings to you all.
~ by Veronika West
Hello Veronika: I have felt the same way when I see something is on the floor and God tells me to pick it up and put it back on the shelf or hanger, I say to Him ..”but I didn’t throw it down” or whatever; again I go around counters and the voice of the Holy Spirit says :..”go back and pick it up “. Until I obey there is no peace in my spirit. More and more I have been obeying His voice because like you say He knows.. ❤️
Two for One is not an option for us is it Veronica?
Our God is so precise.
I need to pay back myself.
Praise the. I Am.
Russia needs to pay back what it has had an from Ukraine.
Years ago I had bought some items in a Book and Bible Store. Driving home I kept thinking about the total price of the receipt. It didn’t seem high enough. Upon arriving home I checked off the items on my receipt and I discovered that I hadn’t paid for the new Bible I had purchased. I quickly wrote a letter and sent off a cheque to the store and explained that I hadn’t paid for the Bible. The lady from the store phoned me to thank me for being so honest. I said to her, “How can you steal a BIBLE????” And she said, “You would be surprised how many people steal from us. I was shocked. How can one justify stealing from God’s Store? I certainly couldn’t. I enjoyed many years reading my Bible and totally wore it out. I still have that old worn Bible. It is so precious to me. Thanks to the Lord for Holy Spirit conviction!
What an open and honest post. I have done the same thing and was convicted to walk back into the store and pay for the item. I actually was unpacking my things at home once and found something I didn’t pay for. My thought was that it really didn’t matter and I would just keep it. It definitely wasn’t worth driving back to return. I felt horrible all that evening and the next morning. I then remembered the item. I drove back to the store to pay for it. The cashier was amazed that I had come in to do that. I told her how horrible I had been feeling and that once I was in the car on my way back to do what was right the “illness” lifted. Doing what God calls us to do and following his Word is so important in our lives. Thank you for this post!
I’ve been there, done that with items I walked out the door with and discovered I hadn’t paid. It isn’t the cost of the item. It is our integrity. Satan tries to trip us up. GOD wants us to walk the straight and narrow. It is easy to allow the small things to separate us from GOD. I’m glad you yielded to the SPIRIT. I am also glad that I yielded.
Absolutely a wonderful post of openness and accountability to us all. Thank you Veronica for sharing. Amen and Amen.
It read to every corner of My heart. May the quickening power of the Holy Ghost even enlarge your borders more so.
I have a similar story! I bought some potted plants yesterday. At the checkout I was just required to take one pot out of the basket to be scanned since the two I had were the same: I paid and took them out of the basket and into my vehicle. There was a smaller plant hidden behind the larger pot. I had totally forgotten about it. It was like two dollars. No big deal. A free plant! It would never be missed and no one would know! Immediately, God said, “I’d know.”I took that tiny plant in with my receipt and told the girl what happened. I paid for it and carried my honest plant back to my vehicle!
Amen, Diane. The Lord deals with me likewise.
Thank you for your faithful pursuit of our loving Father Veronika. I agree with you that the fear of the Lord is absolutely essential in these days and that it begins with us…even in the small things. He is tuning us into His wavelength for His powerful purposes we need to be obedient to His promptings…so good thank you for your humility in sharing
I do want to mention when I ask god 4 justice… its because people r just are doing their job, im paying u make it right.. n they retailed for me hold them accountable… I the bad person because I dont accept their lazy excuses..I suppose to pay for sloopy uncaring people who r n the service area, making living…..not doing their job.. so my point is.. when hold Joe public accountable… they know .. they will perform.. because then deal will.. I will I did complain to compare office about paying 2.45 English tea, that was color water. I did ask for it to be remade. n spite they gave me worst… look ya ll im a part owner is a Muti million dollar family buss of over 45 yrs.. our workmen. know they toll the line… sloppy work, with excuses not not allowed unless it.. something mechanical…We r a service business.. we dont give excuses… if we did. we would not be where we r… corp headquarter, answer me quickly.. dealt with the issue… so hear me. all I usually drive a truck… because my dogs r dogs.. not my 100,000 luxury car.. so looks r deceiving.. I say this to u all. because the world caters to money… I dont let people general know anything about me.. n when people crap on me.. n then 1 day see me get out of my car.. they just stop stare n the mouth is on the floor…..
Very good advice the higher we go in the spiritual realm the more accountably. It is Worth it for He is our example.
Veronika there is ONE BASIC thing you must understand that exists in the USA today and is prevelant all over. It is the attitude that if it don’t affect me directly…..i am not concerned about it. This has been very prevelant for the last 10 years at least.
Be rest assured, there is a Remnant in the United States of America who has been on their knees fasting and praying for the Nation and for the world. They have forsaken ALL to follow Him and will not fail, for in our Leader, our Lord and King, failure doesn’t even exist!!!
Amen and amen!!