The LORD declared to me again today, “This past Season has been a time of pruning and stretching for My People.
During this time of pruning, I have been pointing to the things that must be removed in order to make way for your promotion and preparation to advance The Kingdom.
I AM stretching your thinking to embrace a more expectant heart, that will bring to birth My Plan in the places I have planted you,” says The LORD.
“Leave all sorrow behind, and do not look back, for Joy is set before you in this present time of grief.
Change is good! Change your perspective, but be reflective on the Wisdom you have gained.
As much shifting continues to bring changes, so shall shaking continue, and it will usher in Revival all across the land.
Indeed, you shall say, “WOW, this is the best of times and also the worst of times!” as I protect and hide you under the shadow of My Wings,” says the Holy One.
“This is not a time to take matters in your own hands — but a time to trust The Plan and stay in your lane, no matter what!” says the Father.
“Know this, I AM continuing to draw My People to come beyond The Veil into a greater intimacy with Me.
Your ship will not sink. You have been in some strong winds and deep storms — but I have been with you.
Always remember, the spirit of bitterness keeps alive hurtful incidents. Never allow sorrow to turn to bitterness.
You are being washed clean with My Fresh living waters. You are now swimming in some deep waters — but you will not drown!
The enemy has created a sea of deep deception with wave after wave of lies and corrupt thinking, but I AM giving you eyes to see through My Perspective, that will carry you to your destination.
I have seen the battle that is raging over your testimony and destiny in this hour. For many seasons now and ongoing, many Prophetic Voices have been attacked by the spirit of Jezebel, who is trying to silence their Prophetic Voice.
Jezebel is a master manipulator and operates in pride — because they want to be in control.
Those who are operating in that spirit of control, truly want to be heard. They are certain that what they have to say is more important.
So, beware of those coming in sheep’s clothing. I AM Revealing and Unveiling all deception,” says The One Who is The Way, The Truth and The Life.
“As you have waited with patience, I AM infilling you with courage! So, Stand your Ground! Do not retreat. You will Stand still and see The Salvation of your LORD.
I AM arming you and putting a sword in your hand to defend your Destiny. I have anointed you to take your position, guard your heart, and Stand.
I AM stirring up The Spirit of Might in you, to move you forward, so that you never loose your footing.
I AM grounding you with the focus of a single eye,” says The LORD of Hosts.
“I have been calling My Remnant Bride out by their names.
Some are listening carefully with their hearts and ears — but so many seem to be turning a ‘deaf ear’ and cannot hear My Still Small Voice.
My Voice is being drowned out by the floodwaters of the world,” says The LORD.
“I still see the hearts of those who are striving to ride the waves to the shoreline to create a beachhead of safety.
They so desire to leave footprints on the sands of time.
Again, I exhort you to make haste to make every moment count. Time is of the essence. Make every moment of every day count for time is fleeting.
Keep your Focus, follow My Plan!”
Just as I heard The LORD remind me to make every moment count, I heart the song I often play by John Denver “Today”.
The words really stood out to me ‘today’.. it says
“I can’t be contented with yesterday’s glory, I can’t live on promises winter to spring. Today is my moment and now is my story..”
I heard again The LORD softly say, “Remember that today will never come again and now is your moment.
Persecution is right at your door, but your persistence has served you well and been your strongest force as you reflected on many past victories when the fiery trials did not burn you.
Those battles brought new passion to press on! You must never give in to the demands of the enemy.
Determine to show no mercy to the wicked when they demand their rights and try to take privileges that do not belong to them.
Continue to go after the enemy with the determination and persistence of a bull dog putting a restraining order on him,” says The LORD God.
“So I say to you today, SAIL ON! Tho’ the waters are deep, sail on, for in this hour, deep is calling out to deep and your ship is coming in!
SAIL ON with new hope in your heart! I AM giving you a brand new start, so raise your sails high and reach for the sky.
Your tears of sorrow and regret that came to steal your hope and wash away your vision, are being wiped away and replaced with waves of joy morning after morning.
Beloved, hear this and write it on your heart this very moment, you shall be a glory carrier and you will shout for joy as all the heavy weights that have weighed you down fall off one by one,” says The LORD of Glory.
The spirit of delusion has been flooding the minds of those who have embraced the spirit of fear.
Many have bought the lie that they are failing God — but that is truly born out of self-deception. That error in the mind must be confronted and renounced.
If that is you, say this with me, “I fall out of agreement with the lies of the demons and I renounce that lie today and receive total deliverance in the name of Jesus!”
“As you receive eyes to see from My Perspective,” says the Father, “I clothe you with a new garment to cover you.
I AM imparting to you Discernment to see totally black and white Truth that allows no mixture in your Robe of Righteousness.
You shall walk in a breath of fresh understanding, that I alone AM the Just Judge who has given you My Mind to discern with clarity between good and evil.
On this day, as you zip up the gold zipper of this garment, may it remind you that you are a carrier of My Heart and My Glory.
May it also be a sign that you are transitioning to a new day and bringing closure to the past.
You are writing your story as you live out your true identity bringing honor and glory to the author and finisher of your faith,” says The One who created you.
“As you pass through every storm, I AM always with you, now and forever!”
Sail on! (by The Imperials)
When the water gets high, Sail on
When the wind starts to die, Sail on
It’s just a matter of minutes
Till His ship comes to get us And we’ll all get in it
When we’re all born, We set out to sea
Looking for answers continuously
Then when we find out…To Him we belong
We watch for the signs And keep sailing on
Cast up your sails And let the wind blow
Jesus will never Let your ship lose control
Just keep your compass set on the Son
And He’ll guide you safely To His beautiful Home
We can’t afford to throw our lives To the wind
We’ve got The LORD In control of our ship
And He’ll guide us safely in..He’ll guide us in
“But now, thus says The LORD, who created you, O Jacob, and He who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; You are Mine.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, Nor shall the flame scorch you.
For I am The LORD your God, The Holy One of Israel, your Savior; I gave Egypt for your ransom, Ethiopia and Seba in your place. Since you were precious in My sight, You have been honored, And I have loved you; therefore I will give men for you, and people for your life.” Isaiah 43:1-4 NKJV.
“Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.” Hebrews 12:1 NKJV
“I admit that I haven’t yet acquired the absolute fullness that I’m pursuing, but I run with passion into his abundance so that I may reach the purpose for which Christ Jesus laid hold of me to make me his own. I don’t depend on my own strength to accomplish this; however, I do have one compelling focus: I forget all of the past as I fasten my heart to the future instead. I run straight for the divine invitation of reaching the heavenly goal and gaining the victory-prize through the anointing of Jesus. So let all who are fully mature have this same passion, and if anyone is not yet gripped by these desires, God will reveal it to them. And let us all advance together to reach this victory-prize, following one path with one passion. My beloved friends, imitate my walk with God and follow all those who walk according to the way of life we medeled before you. For there are many who live by different standards. As I’ve warned you many times (I weep as I write these words), they are enemies of the cross of the Anointed One and doom awaits them. Their God has possessed them and made them mute. Their boast in their shameful lifestyles and their minds are in the dirt.” Philippians 3:12-19 TPT
“Lift up a great shout of JOY to YAHWEH! Go ahead and do it-everyone, everywhere! Worship Yahweh with gladness. Sing your way into his presence with joy!” Psalm 100:1-3 TPT
“Make a joyful shout to The LORD, all you lands! Serve The LORD with gladness; Come before His presence with singing. Know that The LORD, He is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people and the sheep of His pasture.” Psalm 100:1-3 NKJV
~ 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.