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Dread is an emotion and is a result of fear, and fear is only there to stop you in your tracks!
Don’t stop when things get harder! Go forward because you are on the verge of a breakthrough!
Dreading the showdown with fear will only delay what Great thing God has on the other side of it!!
Fear: False Evidence Appearing Real – time to trust His voice!
False warning signs
I was looking at a dashboard warning light that had been ‘on’ in my car this morning, that my husband had told me ages ago, was just a false warning because of some electrical problem.
In the beginning, even though he had told me that, all of my natural instinct was to be skeptical and not trust his words but to trust what I was seeing with my eyes. It was hard not to be fearful that something would not go wrong with the car in that area when that light was telling me just the opposite!
Sometimes it would make me feel almost afraid to drive anywhere with it on, even though he kept assuring me that it would be fine….
Voices to stop you from fulfilling your destiny
Now after many weeks and months when it comes on, I get in and turn on the car and I hardly even notice the light being on that would of kept me home a while back.
I realize that what my husband said was the truth and I get where I am going without any trouble.
In many ways our faith is like this. It is seeing past what the world would tell us we better not do, because all of the warning signs are there to keep us from pressing forward into some place that God has told us to go!
“Oh they won’t accept you, or you don’t have what it takes, you will never have the money, the health, or the anointing to do that!” And yet, God is telling us all along….. “Don’t listen to the naysayers, or look at what the world would say isn’t possible! Don’t look at the normal signs in the natural that would scare you into your cave again!”
When bad reports come, keep going!
This week, I had a scare with a mammogram that I had and all the signs in the natural were pointing toward a bad report, but God is not a natural God.
And after I went through a biopsy, it dawned on me that if we would just trust His word in the beginning, we would not have to go through all of the worry that happens when His word tells us something that is just the opposite of the report of the enemy!
I could have let this stop me from an assignment that the LORD had given me, but I went on! Sometimes a fearful warning is just that, but if you will keep on the path and the enemy sees it, it will not have power over you and then he will quit using that to stop you!
You must get to a place where like the apostle Paul spoke “None of these things move me!” God is not confined to this natural world.
He is a supernatural God and we must look past the natural when we face these situations and unto a God who is not limited to our realm! What we see with our eyes can never compare to what He can see underneath the surface of our problems.
What we see is natural and would cause fear, but as we trust and step out and go forward at the sound of His voice, pretty soon we will not be moved by what we see with these natural eyes!
It is then that we will go forth, knowing and trusting that at His word, we will get there and get there safely with everything we need for the journey!
Time to Trust what we can’t see!
Today, this world looks frightening to us just looking at it in the natural! All of the voices tell us that we should be afraid and very afraid, but God is asking us to look beyond what we see in the natural and look to His supernatural power!
He is not confined to this place that the natural laws apply! No, He can do exceedingly, abundantly more than we can even ask or imagine!
Stop looking at the world’s warning lights and begin to listen to His voice and His voice says that, when these things begin to happen do not fear but trust Him! If our God is limited to these natural laws then he isn’t God! But, he is God and his ways are not even on our Richter scale!
It is time that we trust His voice when we naturally would tend to be afraid and quit!
It is time to Have faith in God, call those things that be not as though they were! it is time to begin to decree a thing that he shows us and see it come forth!
“Then Elisha prayed and said, “LORD, please, open his eyes that he may see.” And the LORD opened the servants eyes and he saw; and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire surrounding Elisha,”2 Kings 6:17.
It Is Not Your Time to Die! Arise and Go Forward!
I heard the LORD say, not only to me, but to many, “You can’t die yet, you haven’t fulfilled the destiny that I spoke to you many years ago!
You see, I named you with a name that would describe who you were to be and death isn’t an option yet! It is just not your time to die!You are someone’s hope and someone’s way to Jesus! You are someone’s way to the healer! I have called you by name, you are Mine!
It is not over until I say that it’s over!! You still have a purpose! Get up and get on with life now!”
~ by Jo Ellen Stevens
Jo Ellen Stevens of TCIC Ministries is a Prophetic speaker, author, worshiper and intercessor. She has ministered with her husband for 23 years and was a worship leader at the Assembly of God for many years. She is an ordained minister (Restoration Ministries) and works with Restoration Ministries in their Ministry Rooms doing prophetic worship with her husband. She has taught many bible studies and have led many intercessory prayer groups.