Will you one day stand before The LORD and say like Paul, “I have kept the Faith. I have finished the race”?
Have you stopped to consider the words to the song, “My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus and His righteousness”?
Beloved, He is our hope. He is in us and we are in Him. We speak His Words and He brings them to pass.
Notice that Jesus always called forth the end results. He didn’t rush forward to Lazarus at the news of his death. He spoke that the end results would not be death.
Romans 4:17 tells us that God “quickeneth the dead and calleth those things which be not as though they were.” In other words, God speaks the end result.
The Word compels us to fight the fight of Faith, because The LORD said “the just shall live by faith” (Habakkuk 2:4).
“I refuse to be ashamed of the wonderful message of God’s liberating power unleashed in us through Christ! For I am thrilled to preach that everyone who believes is saved — the Jew first, and then people everywhere! This gospel unveils a continual revelation of God’s righteousness — a perfect righteousness given to us when we believe. And it moves us from receiving life through faith, to the power of living by faith.” Romans 1:16-17 TPT.
This is what the Scripture means when it says: “We are right with God through life-giving faith!”.
Paul said, “I have finished the course.”
Beloved, never did he drop out of the race or even doubt his assignment to carry the gospel.
He said, “I have kept the Faith.”
As I listen to the media, the twisted truths being sent forth control the minds and capture the hearts of men with fear.
I often think of the scripture Philippians 2:12-14 regarding fear and trembling as I watch the whole world response to the changes taking place all over the world.
The Passion Translation caught my attention that we are to be the lights that must shine in the world.
Believers Shine Like Lights in the World
“My beloved ones, just like you’ve always listened to everything I’ve taught you in the past, I’m asking you now to keep following my instructions as though I were right there with you . Now you must continue to make this new life fully manifested as you live[a] in the holy awe of God — which brings you trembling into his presence. God will continually revitalize you, implanting within you the passion to do what pleases him. Live a cheerful life, without complaining or division among yourselves.” Philippians 2:12-14 TPT.
So one more time, I heard the voice of The LORD say, He says, “Be still, and know that I AM God. I will be exalted among the Nations; I will be exalted in the earth.
Just as I spoke through My Servant Moses when he answered the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance The LORD will bring you for I will fight for you” in Exodus 14:13-14, so be still and wait patiently and never concern yourselves over the one who prospers in his own way, or over the man who carries out evil devices.
Be careful to guard your heart with diligence and do not bow your knee to what the world is calling wisdom, but fight the good fight of faith with The Fear of The LORD, which is the beginning of Wisdom, and as My Bondservants, you shall run and not be weary.
For I AM breathing life and strength afresh in you and sending you forth as a “breath of fresh air” to those drowning in the pollution of the enemies deception.
I AM sending you forth to shine forth as bright lights, leading the way and preparing the way for the greatest outpouring of My Love and Spirit which shall lead the way for My Glory to cover the earth.” says The Light of the World to His Own.
For the past seven days, I have gone to bed night at night hearing the song sung by Judy Jacobs, “These are the Days of Elijah, Preparing the Way of The LORD” and I have awakened each morning hearing the same words in my spirit.
The LORD took me back to a Word He gave me in January 2021 — published here on HKP and entitled “We Do Not See Things as They Are!”
As a preface to this Word from The LORD instructing us to Fight the good fight of Faith, I am inserting a portion of that Word here, since it was the foundation He began to build in my heart for what the hour we now find ourselves as we enter the 8th Month of 2021, the time I keep hearing that all of creation will shout “There Is No God Like Jehovah”.
Yes beloved, it is time to Prepare the Way of The LORD. May all yield to the gift of Repentance as Salvation once again steps down to rescue the perishing.
“We Do Not See Things as They Are,
We See Them as We Are!
“We do not see things as they are, we see them as we are,” is the explanation of a quote by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.His quote is: “A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.” — Goeth
As I researched more, I learned some have said we become what we think about. On this subject, I leave you with this quote from Henri Bergson, 1859-1941
“The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.”
These words have led me to go down memory lane with The LORD as He opened up “my story” to me in a new way.
We all have a story and I have learned He leads up in the way we will most easily follow as HE PREPARES US and equips us with wisdom, truth, and understanding to fight the good fight of Faith.
I was taken by The LORD to the scriptures in Proverbs 4:23, “Guard your heart with all diligence because out of it flows all the issues of life,” and Proverbs 23:7 “As a man thinketh in His heart, so is he.”
Or as it has often been said “we become what we think about.” and lastly, Ephesians 1:18 “I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints…..”
So as I have listened to the song “Days of Elijah:, I have come to this understanding that these are days of great trial, of famine and darkness and sword, yet He is calling His Servants to prepare the way declaring The Word of The LORD.
It has become so alive in my spirit that The Presence of The LORD has become so tangible as He brings to life The Truth of His Word being carried out in this hour.
I heard The Father say so clearly, “Righteousness is being restored. Begin to prophesy to those dry bones.
Never forget, these are the days of the Harvest, the fields are white for all the world to see, know that once again, the light shall step down into darkness and SALVATION shall come.
Continue to set your mind to focus on going forward, let your eye be single and full of light to dispel the darkness that surrounds you, never look back, for as you look back, you become tempted to take up the emotions of fear and anger, the only way of victory is to take hold of the HOPE that is in you and fight every evil spirit and every lie of the enemy with faith, let faith begin to visualize every promise I have given you.
It is imperative to allow me to change your heart to have a heart like David, full of giant slaying courage.
I say take up your Shield of Faith,” says The Creator of All, “for Faith is your protection and your substance of everything you need, so take it, declare and call forth the evidence of the things not yet seen.
I AM enlightening your understanding to see truth and reality as I bring to birth a deeper empowerment within you to begin to speak those things that are not as though they are.
As you speak boldly in faith, the World shall see the invisible become visible and all the World shall know that the hidden things of darkness are being brought to the light for total redemption of truth and holiness to rule and reign,” says the ruler of all the earth.
Beloved, we are truly being conformed to His Image. Notice that Jesus called forth the end results. He didn’t rush forward to Lazarus at the news of his death.
He spoke that the end results would not be death. Romans 4:17 tells us that God “quickeneth the dead and calleth those things which be not as though they were.” In other words, God speaks the end result.
Just as Paul deposited Hope, Faith and the Love of a father into Timothy and encouraged him to keep the Faith, so are we being charged to keep the faith and set the pace for the generations that will follow us.
We must make large deposits into those whom The LORD has sent to us encouraging them to guard the Truth and stand their ground and pass the baton with honor to those who follow us.
I once read that Paul could look at “his present time” as reproduction. He knew what he was producing. He saw his life as a sacrifice, holy and acceptable.
He saw his impending death as a journey forward, just a departure. He was always looking to the future with Hope.
He realized that he had struggled and fought The Fight of Faith. He did not drop out of his race, but he kept his eye of the prize!
May we strive to be like Paul… never give up! Never, never, never quit until the day of The LORD!.
Beloved, our redemption draws nigh. In spite of circumstance, discouragement and hopeless situations, always remember, the battle belongs to The LORD.
~ Sandi Holman
Sandi Holman of Matters of the Heart website 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.