For many months now, I have been having an ongoing conversation with The LORD morning by morning regarding: Love and Endurance.
Evil surely has taken the lead in our everyday lives, as the force of darkness continues to minister fear and trepidation to the masses.
As I have fought to keep my heart with all diligence, I have been meditating daily on 1 Corinthians 13 and I remind myself over and over, “Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”
I have come to the realization that those of us called to be a Prophetic Voice have somewhat been undergoing a Reformation Time or a Shift from personal prophecy to discerning the times and seasons in greater measure, as I find myself in deeper meditation, as I focus on being ONE with Him.
This alone has worked The Fear of The LORD into my heart in a deeper level, as I ponder my perspective of the Prophet’s Call to build, root up, pull down plant, and overthrow.
I see the prophetic arising to do these things, but to also focus on Rebuilding and Planting afresh the heart of The Father into all… for what does it matter, unless He opens up the eyes of our hearts to see our hearts and be purified and holy, as HE is Holy?
One day as I was praying for President Donald Trump, about all the hatred and constant bashing that was being directed at him, The LORD arrested me as I said, “LORD, I let Your Mind be in me.”
He stopped me immediately, saying “There is no hate in me, but you have allowed HATE to come into your heart, against those who are speaking out against Donald Trump.
They are speaking out of hearts full of evil and hatred. When you let those poisonous words, bitterness and offenses that have produced hatred, have a place in you, you have no power against the enemy.”
He then reminded me of a story that Corrie Ten Boom shared regarding the love of God. She and her family were imprisoned for hiding the Jewish people from the Gestapo in the Netherlands as told in the movie “The Hiding Place”.
One day a man came to her whose wife had worked with her family in their mission. He told her that his wife was in prison and facing death and an officer had told him he needed a certain amount of money to rescue her.
Corrie raised the money and gave all she had. In a short time, she and her whole family were arrested and put in prison.
A woman came to her much later and told her that same man was the one who betrayed her and her family.
When she heard that, HATE immediately came into her heart. She cried out to God, “Lord, cried out to GOD saying, “I know when you hate, you have no forgiveness”.
The LORD led her to Romans 5:5,
“And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.”
She then received the Truth that God’s love in her is stronger than hate. Her problem forgiving his betrayal that caused her whole family to die suddenly, was wiped away. She had turned her eyes away from the cruelty of men and was flooded with the love of God that never fails.
“For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His Mercy toward those who fear Him.” Psalm 103:11 NASB.
Beloved, ss I stand in intercession for America, the beautiful nation that I love, and all the nations of the world that I have grown to love, I come to you today with a heavy heart that has been gripped with The Love of God.
I exhort you today, ‘God has not given us a spirit of fear, but love, power and a sound mind,’ (2 Timothy 1:7).
The Fear of The LORD is the beginning of wisdom. ‘And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of The LORD, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding,’ (Job 28:28).
This is the NOW time to hear the cry of The LORD to position ourselves and embrace humility and refuse the spirit of pride and self exaltation. It is urgent to lay down opinions of man and yield to the spirit of repentance before The LORD.
I heard The LORD say to me, “My daughter, you have been prepared long and hard, along with the Remnant Bride for your assignment and purpose for this hour.
Remember, My Time is not measured as you tend to evaluate time. Each moment is precious and this is a moment of acceleration to redeem that which has been wasted and lost in My Church, as they have held tight to the familiar, repeatedly going in circles, like an endless revolving door.
I say to you, it is time to move on, forward march, as you step into the steady momentum of My Divine Intervention.
I AM the Bridegroom and I AM calling out for My Bride to return to her first love. I AM seeking her to renew her wedding covenant with Me.
In preparation for The Marriage Supper of The Lamb, I have in this hour prepared a Table before you in the presence of your enemies.
I AM filling the hearts of My People with Bowels of Mercy that will enable My Goodness to flow freely out of their hearts.
My Bride, the Bride of Christ, has a golden opportunity in this time of turnaround and reset to partake of every opportunity to feed the multitudes of My Everlasting Love.
There will indeed be a divine reversal of all that has transgressed truth.
I AM romancing you as never before to be filled with the Love that rejoices evermore with Truth and always perseveres.
This Divine Romance is available to those who are starving for Truth and Peace. This newfound joy will be your divine platform that draws others to capture My Heart and leave their captivity,” says the Bridegroom.
“You shall start singing, ‘Here comes the Bride, all dressed in white, as hearts are purified and healing is the garment that flows from head to toe.’
You shall hit every high note of gladness as others get in turn with the song of the ages, ‘Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of The LORD.’
My Love, My Bride, it is the time for those who have been crushed, squeezed and trampled, to be poured forth as the new wine. Many have been prepared through great testing for the last assignment of ENDURANCE.”
The LORD has promised the great reward, also called the crown of life to all of those who have endured.
The endurance we need for the end of days is found only in intimacy with The LORD, (James 1:12).
Don’t despise the small beginnings, for the last shall be first and the first shall be last the true Republic arises and my people march forward with grateful heart of truth singing Glory glory Hallelujah.
Won’t you pause and allow the words of 1 Corinthians 13 to be engraved on your heart once again as we put in practice the truth that is the only way to life everlasting?
Let Love be the Motivation of your heart as we set our hearts on Jesus and let His song ring out until the end of time itself. It never fails.
Let God’s LOVE arise and every enemy be scattered.
“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.
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 13:1-13.
~ 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.