Many are questioning their pasts, presents and futures. Many are wondering if they were ever in The Will of God.
I hear The LORD reminding us today that He uses everything in our life to teach us how to engage with Him and be transformed into His Image.
He definitely gives beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for disappointments and mourning and He is always turning everything for our good.
It is incredible that we are designed to learn from our mistakes and He takes that wisdom, and uses it to disciple others.
The LORD spoke to me this morning, “To everything there is a season and a time for everything under the sun.
This is a time for divine ENCOUNTERS and moving forward past losses, hurts, broken relationships, and all that is behind you,” says The Healer of broken dreams.
“Weeping is good for healing and cleansing, but I AM come to wipe away the tears of regret.
Many of My Chosen Ones have lost loved ones and are in a time of grief, but I AM lifting My Children out of despair, for transition and turnaround are taking you to new encounters.
You are just one encounter away from ‘Joy in the Journey’ and ‘Hope for Tomorrow’, for I AM releasing a new anointing for My Family to dream again and receive all that I have promised,” says The Promise Keeper.
“Lack has no place in the called out ones and loss shall be redeemed, for your redemption is quickly drawing nigh,” says The LORD. “New encounters are just ahead.”
Encounter simply put means “to meet face to face” and additionally can be a meeting with someone that is unexpected or significant.
I often define a surprise meeting with The LORD as “an encounter“, when I didn’t expect His tangible Presence or His breathtaking sudden entrance in my room.
Yesterday, I heard The Voice of The LORD say, “Daughter, many who know Me as their Savior and talk about Me, shall soon have a sudden face-to-face encounter with Me that will be life changing.
They will surely know they have been ‘surprised by Grace’, for My Visitation shall be the beginning of a radical transformation to My Chosen Ones who will be world changers.
I AM bringing many believers full circle to the Joy of their Salvation. Many have lost their Joy and have no desire to journey with Me,” says The Savior of the World, “but in this season, I AM inviting them to be ‘Joy Carriers’ to a whole world who have lost their joy.
Many believers are just one encounter away from Resurrection Life!
Many are saying this is a time of the ‘Great Reveal’, as they refer to the massive deception throughout the earth,” says The Creator.
“The Great Reveal of the hidden works of darkness shall come in waves of Justice and Restoration, but the great Reveal is two-fold.
It shall be a great awakening to My sleeping, paralyzed Church, who are slumbering in waves of deception.
My Waves of Renewal and Restoration shall be accompanied by much re-creation and rebuilding.
Though the season of transition has brought much tension and troubles, but I desire to enlighten you.
That transition, simply is a time of moving forward into change, but it is also a time of learning to trust The One who is bringing the change, letting go of comfort zones and stepping into the unknown that shall produce the things ‘hoped for’,” says The Life Changer.
“I AM building My House,” says The Father, “and I AM re-building those things the enemy has torn down.
I AM always working behind the scenes, creating the platform for your next assignment,” says The LORD of all.
“I AM always one step ahead of you, preparing the way for your purpose to align with My Plan,” says The Father.
“I AM announcing new Hope, and I declare that the best is yet to come!” shouts The One Who holds the future in His Hands.
“Now, let’s talk Judgement,” says The Just Judge.
“I AM coming to Judge and bring Justice to the evildoers in the world. At the same time, I AM coming to bring Divine Encounters for those who are lost, as well as those who have lost their grip on Hope for tomorrow,” says The Savior.
“You see, I am always keeping the Door open to My Heart. Many who have fallen into the enemy’s trap have never known a father and they have lived their whole life wrapped up in their own self-centered world.
So expect to see many run into My Arms, even as the prodigals shall come for forgiveness and Salvation, for this shall be moments to remember of Divine Encounters and Turnarounds,” says The Real Father.
“The stage is truly set for many to encounter The God of All the World. My Light will shine brightly into the darkness and The Glory of The LORD shall be revealed.
It shall be known all over the World as a time of encountering all that God is, and for many it shall be coming face-to-face with Truth and Healing.
It shall be an Encounter of face-to-face identity and great clarity shall come,” says God.
“Even as My Word in Matthew 12:10, it speaks of Jesus healing a paralyzed hand, so shall many receive divine encounters of Healing,” says The LORD.
Matthew 12:10 says,
“He [Jesus] encountered a man who had an atrophied, paralyzed hand. Then he turned to the man and said, “Hold out your hand!” And as he stretched it out, it was restored, exactly like the other.”
Jesus consistently met the needs of those whom he encountered as He traveled.
Above all, the encounter of all needed encounters, is an encounter with the GOD who is LOVE.
Beloved, Love is not a feeling or a total emotional response. Let’s take a look at 1 Corinthians 13 for a moment in The Passion Translation and I invite you to clear your mind of “Oh I know that….!” and let the God — who is an all-consuming Fire — burn these Truths into our hearts afresh for God’s Love.
Love never fails. May we each have a true Encounter with His Love and may it be written upon our hearts afresh and may we determine to make it the motivation of our Lives, with each one we whom encounter.
And above all else…. let Love be the beautiful prize for which we run.
Love, the Motivation of Our Lives
“If I were to speak with eloquence in earth’s many languages, and in the heavenly tongues of angels, yet I didn’t express myself with love, my words would be reduced to the hollow sound of nothing more than a clanging cymbal. And if I were to have the gift of prophecy with a profound understanding of God’s hidden secrets, and if I possessed unending supernatural knowledge, and if I had the greatest gift of faith that could move mountains, but have never learned to love, then I am nothing. And if I were to be so generous as to give away everything I owned to feed the poor, and to offer my body to be burned as a martyr, without the pure motive of love, I would gain nothing of value.
Love is large and incredibly patient. Love is gentle and consistently kind to all. It refuses to be jealous when blessing comes to someone else. Love does not brag about one’s achievements nor inflate its own importance. Love does not traffic in shame and disrespect, nor selfishly seek its own honor. Love is not easily irritated or quick to take offense. Love joyfully celebrates honesty and finds no delight in what is wrong. Love is a safe place of shelter, for it never stops believing the best for others. Love never takes failure as defeat, for it never gives up.” 1 Corinthians 13:1-7.
“Love never stops loving. It extends beyond the gift of prophecy, which eventually fades away. It is more enduring than tongues, which will one day fall silent. Love remains long after words of knowledge are forgotten. Our present knowledge and our prophecies are but partial, but when love’s perfection arrives, the partial will fade away. When I was a child, I spoke about childish matters, for I saw things like a child and reasoned like a child. But the day came when I matured, and I set aside my childish ways.
For now we see but a faint reflection of riddles and mysteries[s] as though reflected in a mirror, but one day we will see face-to-face. My understanding is incomplete now, but one day I will understand everything, just as everything about me has been fully understood. Until then, there are three things that remain: faith, hope, and love — yet love surpasses them all. So above all else, let love be the beautiful prize for which you run.” 1 Corinthians 13:8-13.
(13:1) The Aramaic word for love is hooba, and it is a homonym that also means “to set on fire.” It is difficult to fully express the meaning of this word and translate it into English. You could say the Aramaic concept is “burning love” or “fiery love,” coming from the inner depths of the heart as an eternal energy, an active power of bonding hearts and lives in secure relationships. (TPT Notes)
“Never forget, I AM The LORD of ‘the in between’ often referred to as transition which only means I AM carrying you over to your new position for your times are in my hands and my timing is perfect.
When it is the NOW time for me to do a new thing aka change the season, I AM there in the hallway with you ready to open the door no man can shut.
So change your mind,” says The Father, “and let My Mind be in you for change is a processing time for what you experienced in your last season.
Guard your hearts well in this appointed time and know that you were truly born for such a time as this and I have been preparing you for your ‘greater works shall you do’ time for you are entering into the time when the Power of One shall be multiplied,” says The Timekeeper.
~ Sandi Holman
Sandi Holman 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.