I saw a warrior of God who had just about given up the fight. They had been beaten down to the ground, sitting in the dust with tears of defeat in their eyes.
Suddenly a Great Light shone upon them and they were lifted up by the Everlasting Arms. And I heard, “You shall go from counter attacks to Divine Encounters with the Living God.”
“My Beloved Warrior. I know your struggles. The fight has been fierce. The enemy knows his time is short.
The devil goes about as a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour. I know you have been on the defense, watching his every move so that you could counter his attacks with the weapons of your warfare.
I AM calling you away for a time. I AM drawing you away from the things of this earth. You are depleted and depressed from the fight, My Child.
The spirit of heaviness has come upon you. The spirit of fear has been your daily companion. Lift your eyes away from your present circumstances and look unto your Savior.
You need some R&R in the Presence of the Great I AM. The things of this earth will grow dim in the Presence of the One who loves you.
Rest in the Everlasting Arms and draw strength from Me, Beloved. I shall speak with you plainly and not in dark sayings. Arise, My Love, and come away.
You shall behold My Face in righteousness and be satisfied in My Presence. Seek Me and you shall find Me. Bask in the Radiance of My Face.
In My Presence is fullness of joy; At My right hand are pleasures forevermore. I grant you blessings forever; I shall cheer you with joy in My Presence.
You shall see Me Face to face. It is time for a Divine Encounter that will forever change your life.”
COUNTER ATTACKS: An attack made in response to or in defense against an attack made by another
ENCOUNTER: To meet someone unexpectedly or suddenly; a meeting between two lovers
R&R: Military term; get away from the fight for Rest and Relaxation
“For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known,” 1 Corinthians 13:12.
“I speak with him face to face, even plainly, and not in dark sayings; and he sees the form of the LORD…” Numbers 12:8.
“Thus the LORD would speak to Moses face to face, as a man speaks with his friend,” Exodus 33:11.
“You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; qt Your right hand are pleasures forevermore,” Psalm 16:11.
“As for me, I will behold Your face in righteousness; when I awake, I will be satisfied with Your presence,” Psalm 17:15.
“My Beloved spoke, and said to me: “Rise up, My love, My fair one, and come away,”” Song of Solomon 2:10.
“For it is God, having said, “Light shall shine out of darkness,” who shone in our hearts for the radiance of the knowledge of the glory of God in the FACE OF JESUS CHRIST,” 2 Corinthians 4:6.
~ Deborah Waldron Fry