I have a word that the Lord has given me, that I feel is so important to our survival in this day and hour… I am waiting on the Lord for more on it.. This involved three dreams.
I am praying about how it is to be presented.. It is not really new, but we need to hear it right now for our protection in this hour……. It truly involves our worship..
Many of us are in fear right now and hearts are failing for the things that are coming upon the earth, but our focus is on the wrong thing! You see terror is just that.. The enemy wants to terrorize us to get our focus on how big he is, like the giants in the Promise Land! We will never enter into the land until we see Who’s we are and who we are in Him! For greater is He who is in us, than He that is in the world..
Jezebel killed the Lord’s Prophets to try and intimidate Elijah, but he was not intimidated. He knew that His God was bigger than the likes of Jezebel! He challenged the prophets of Baal to show them who’s God was God and God answered by fire!! I believe when we stand up to and begin to proclaim that our God is greater than Isis God, that He will come and answer us By fire! … The word says that “The hills will melt like wax at the presence of the Lord” (Psalm 97:5) (now that is some fire!!) and here is the key… God inhabits the praises of His People….. Here is a formula the Lord gave me many years ago!
God inhabits the praises of His People and in His presence is fullness of Joy then The Joy of the Lord becomes your strength, so Praise = Strength!
You see when Jesus was riding into Jerusalem on the donkey and people began to shout Hosanna in the highest.. The Pharisees rebuked Him but he then quoted this scripture to them only where it says strength He said the word Praise…
In Matthew 21:16 (AMP) it says “And they said to Him, Do You hear what these are saying? And Jesus replied to them, Yes; have you never read, Out of the mouths of babes and unweaned infants You have made (provided) perfect praise?”
This was what He was quoting from Psalms…
“Out of the mouths of babes and unweaned infants You have established strength because of Your foes, that You might silence the enemy and the avenger” Psalm 8:2 (AMP).
So you see, Strength and Praise are synonymous.. It says here that as you praise Him that you might still (shut up) the enemy!
We cannot have the Joy of the Lord without it driving back the sound of the enemies voice! As I am praising God, He becomes magnified in my mind and heart and the enemy just shrinks,and God becomes bigger to me, therefore fear goes and the enemy has no weapon against me! We begin to see Him for what He is….. a defeated foe!!
The enemy is bringing the worst kind of terror that the world has ever seen right now but as long as we focus on our Great big God and begin to praise Him as such fear will flee and Strength will be ours in this season!
~ 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.|