I see Doors being opened and others closing. I see DOUBLE DOORS opening. Double blessings, double for your trouble. Double portion!
Through the pain and tears shall come the Doors of REDEMPTION and RECOMPENSE.
I was also reminded of Isaiah 22:22, where it says that He will shut doors no man can open and open Doors no man can shut. ” (Double 2’s, double 22’s!)
I feel this strongly today — God is removing things from our lives that will bring us harm down the road.
He is closing those doors gently, but firmly. What He opens no man can shut and what He shuts no man can open!
There are people and things in our lives and ministries that sound good and seem right. This is in every area of life.
There are things that seem shiny on the outside, but they are really a “whited sepulcher” full of dead men’s bones. They bring death — and not Life.
Trust in your Father’s judgement. Only He can see the heart of a person. There is an enemy who wants to keep you from your destination.
Our Abba Father can see ahead, Beloved Child of God. He sees the end from the beginning.
I see a road. It is a beautiful road a Child of God is walking upon. It is the Highway of Holiness and Jesus is walking with him and ahead of him. He has already made a Way where there seems to be no way.
The devil always comes to draw us off course. He wants to bring in deception just a little bit at a time. This is how he works — he is a liar and the father of lies.
The enemy wants you to take your eyes off of Jesus and the Pure Work of the Gospel of Grace!
He is very sly and he is very cunning. What appears one way is really another. Things and people and even ministries appearing beautiful on the outside but there is evil on the inside. It is a time of confusion and chaos. BUT FEAR NOT!
The scene changes from a highway to a Believer sitting in a boat. It is dark and a storm has appeared out of nowhere. Suddenly, the wind and waves are roaring.
It is so loud it is deafening and you feel you cannot hear from God and the spirit of fear has raised its ugly head against you.
But know this, Jesus is in your boat!
He never leaves or forsakes you. He is rising on your behalf and speaking, “PEACE, BE STILL!” The winds and the waves MUST obey Him!
The Father says, “Do not underestimate the enemy of your soul. He sees you are Mine. He seeks to confuse, and divide and separate My People.
I AM stepping in and closing some doors that would harm you. But fear not, Beloved. When I close doors, it is because I AM opening New Doors that will take you higher and that will prosper you and not harm you.
Know this, My Child. There are many Pharisees in this world. They are hypocrites who say one thing but do another.
They speak smooth words that seem right but are not from Me. The enemy comes for no other reason but to kill, steal, and destroy.
You are battling powers that are higher than yourself. For You wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities and powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world and against spiritual wickedness in high places.
But have no fear. You have come to the Rock who is higher than you.
Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. I have got you. I have never left you.
Even in the midst of the storm, I AM speaking Shalom Peace to your heart and to your circumstances. I will keep you from the evil one’s schemes as you trust in Me.
Trust in My Direction. Listen for My Voice. Your ears shall hear a Word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it, when you turn to the right hand, and when you turn to the left.”
Only I know the heart of a man. Though it may seem painful at times to let go of people and the past, My Hand is always holding your hand.
I AM the Calm in the midst of chaos, the Way Marker and the Way Maker on the Highway of Life.
The Spirit of Truth has come to live in your heart. He will guide you into all the truth, for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak, and He will declare to you the things that are to come.
I know the Way and I will not fail to bring you to your destination. I open doors and shut doors. I give you seeing eyes and hearing ears. I have sent the Helper who is with you forever.
Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I AM doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a Way in the wilderness and Rivers in the desert.
You walk on the Highway of Holiness. The enemy can not go there, Beloved. He has fallen from Heaven like Lightning. No imposters shall be there and no vicious beast will go up on it.
Such will not be found there, but only My Redeemed will walk upon it. Some doors had to be closed so you could walk forward into the NEW.
Return to your Stronghold, O My Prisoner of Hope, this very day I AM declaring that I will restore DOUBLE to you.
Instead of your shame you will have a double portion, and instead of humiliation you will shout for joy over your portion!
I will strengthen the limp hands and steady the feeble knees! I shall speak to those with anxious hearts: “Be strong, do not fear! Behold, I come with vengeance; with Divine Recompense I come to save you!”
The eyes of the blind will be opened and the ears of the deaf unstopped. The the lame will leap like a deer and the mute tongue will shout for joy.
Waters will gush forth in the midst of your wilderness, and Streams shall flow in the desert! This I will do and I will not forsake you.
Watch and wait, Beloved. You are safe in the Shadow of My Wings. In due time their foot will slip; for their day of disaster is near, and their doom is coming quickly.
For I will recompense you and have compassion on you whose strength is gone. My Grace is sufficient, My Power perfected in your weakness.
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!
The Time has come for the revealing of the Double Doors of Recompense and Redemption!
Let the Redeemed of The LORD say so! It is finished!”
WHITED SEPULCHER : (White-washed tomb)
A hypocrite: a person inwardly corrupt or wicked but outwardly or professedly virtuous or holy (Merriam-Webster) A dissembler, dissimulator, hypocrite, phony, pretender. A person who professes beliefs and opinions that he or she does not hold in order to conceal his or her real feelings or motives. (Vocabulary,com) Their outside is beautiful and decorated with flowers and monuments, but their inside is filthiness. In those days, the Pharisees and teachers of the law were highly respected, wore boxes with scripture verses on forehead and arms, but they did not practice what they preached, and were corrupted and wicked at heart. (selbl,org)
Isaiah 22:22 (Double 2’s and double 22!’s) “And the key of the house of David will I lay upon His shoulder; so He shall open, and none shall shut; and He shall shut, and none shall open.”
Matthew 23:27-28 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs which indeed appear beautiful outwardly, but inside are full of dead men’s bones and all uncleanness. Even so you also outwardly appear righteous to men, but inside you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.”
“And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it, when you turn to the right hand, and when you turn to the left.” Isaiah 30:21
“When the Spirit of Truth comes, He will guide you into all the truth, for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak, and He will declare to you the things that are to come.” John 16:13
“Being therefore exalted at the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He has poured out this that you yourselves are seeing and hearing.” Acts 2:33
“And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, to be with you forever,” John 14:16
“Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” Isaiah 43:18-19
“Vengeance is Mine; I will repay. In due time their foot will slip; for their day of disaster is near, and their doom is coming quickly.” For the LORD will vindicate His people and have compassion on His servants when He sees that their strength is gone and no one remains, slave or free.” Deuteronomy 32:35-36
“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. Behold, all those who were incensed against you shall be ashamed and disgraced; They shall be as nothing, And those who strive with you shall perish. You shall seek them and not find them — Those who contended with you. Those who war against you shall be as nothing, as a nonexistent thing. For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand, Saying to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you.’” Isaiah 41:10-13
“Instead of your shame you will have a double portion, And instead of humiliation they will shout for joy over their portion. Therefore they will possess a double portion in their land, everlasting joy will be theirs.” Isaiah 61:7
“Return to the stronghold, O prisoners who have the hope; this very day I am declaring that I will restore double to you.” Zechariah 9:12
~ Deborah Waldron Fry