2 Words in 1
I have a Plan, Purpose and Destiny for you!
This morning when I came into prayer I was given a word. Normally when I give personal prophecy, it is for one particular person and I share it with them in private. However, this morning I was given a personal prophecy, but I was not told who it was for.
This was new for me, so I began to press into the LORD and here is what He told me. This word is specific enough, so that when the intended recipient reads it, they will know it is meant for them. Yet it is general enough as to be applied to multiple people.
Is it for you? I don’t know. Is it for someone you know? I can’t say. What I can say is that it is meant for multiple people and receiving this word will make the difference between life and death for them.
So here is what I ask. Read what is said. If it is meant for you, RECEIVE it and share it. If it is not meant for you, still share it. Thank you for all that you do in helping to make a difference in the lives of others.
(I see a picture. In the picture I see the fellowship hall at my church ((the place where I was sitting earlier this morning when I received this word.))
People are scurrying about almost as I would see them in time lapse video. In the middle of the room, Jesus is just standing there. He is perfectly still. No one sees Him as they scurry by, coming from wherever and going to wherever.
I ask what it means and I hear, “I AM everywhere at all times. I need never move, because I AM already there. No matter where you are and no matter where you go, I AM already there and I have been there since before the dawn of time.
You feel alone but what you need to know is how to separate your feelings from the truth. I was, I AM, I will always be. But I AM not just there. I AM not just present. I CARE. You need to know. You need to receive this word, not into your head, but into your heart.
The enemy has been pressing up against you. He says you are alone. He says you always were, you are and you always will be. He says it does not matter if you live or die. He has pushed you to the edge. The urge returns over and over again. You feel it is only a matter of time before you give in.”
Jesus says, “I have a plan, a purpose and a destiny for you. I did not create you to die. I created you to LIVE.
On this day I set life and death before you and you must choose. I want you to know that when you were damaged (I see a particular event) I was there. You did not weep alone. I am filled with compassion for you . Close your eyes. Still your heart. Do you feel it?
Do you feel My love for you? You tell yourself that its too late. You say there is no turning back. It is not true. Not only can you turn back now, you can count on Me turning your life upside down (in a good way). Now is the time to choose life. Now is the time to live. I declare this over you. Now agree with Me.”
The only answer was….
For years I striven and yet never felt satisfied. I wondered what it was that I was missing. As I searched I thought, “Perhaps when I accepted Jesus into my heart it didn’t take. Maybe I said the wrong thing. Or maybe my heart wasn’t truly there in that prayer. Why can’t I get it right?”
In my mind I was convinced that everyone else got it except me. I saw all the happy faces in church. I heard all the smile drenched, “God bless yous!” It seemed as though was out in the dark while all the merriment took place inside.
Then the day came when I realized I was searching in all the wrong places. I was never going to enter into the strength of the joy that the LORD promises through my self efforts. I was never going to realize the benefits of His mercies through my striving to live by the law. I was never going to know the truth of His grace as long as I held onto a record of my past wrongs.
The only answer was surrender. The only answer was to lay down the burden of self effort and striving at the foot of the cross. The only way was to give up willpower for God power. For Christ to live in and through me, I had to die. My defeat became the victory that I celebrate. My peace came through laying down my yoke and taking up that of my Savior. My death brought life eternal. The forgiveness for my past is cause for rejoicing!
Does this seem too good to be true? I tell you the truth, you will never wrap your mind around it yet your heart longs to receive it. Surrender is not so much a matter of reasoning as it is a matter of trust. Perhaps, like me, you will have to be driven to the edge of the cliff before you will jump. Perhaps not. Either way, you must surrender. You must die to self so that you may live. Are you ready to take the plunge? As the song below plays, come into agreement with it. Invite Jesus to transform your stone heart into flesh as you surrender all before Him.
~ Mitch Salmon