Stop Fearing and Start Singing!

 

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
Arise Shine!


Jo Ellen Stevens imageJo 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.

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Stop Fearing and Start Singing! — 2 Comments

  1. 2 Chronicles 20:1-25 (NKJV)

    Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir Defeated
    20 It happened after this that the people of Moab with the people of Ammon, and others with them besides the Ammonites,[a] came to battle against Jehoshaphat. 2 Then some came and told Jehoshaphat, saying, “A great multitude is coming against you from beyond the sea, from Syria;[b] and they are in Hazazon Tamar” (which is En Gedi). 3 And Jehoshaphat feared, and set himself to seek the Lord, and proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah. 4 So Judah gathered together to ask help from the Lord; and from all the cities of Judah they came to seek the Lord.

    5 Then Jehoshaphat stood in the assembly of Judah and Jerusalem, in the house of the Lord, before the new court, 6 and said: “O Lord God of our fathers, are You not God in heaven, and do You not rule over all the kingdoms of the nations, and in Your hand is there not power and might, so that no one is able to withstand You? 7 Are You not our God, who drove out the inhabitants of this land before Your people Israel, and gave it to the descendants of Abraham Your friend forever? 8 And they dwell in it, and have built You a sanctuary in it for Your name, saying, 9 ‘If disaster comes upon us—sword, judgment, pestilence, or famine—we will stand before this temple and in Your presence (for Your name is in this temple), and cry out to You in our affliction, and You will hear and save.’ 10 And now, here are the people of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir—whom You would not let Israel invade when they came out of the land of Egypt, but they turned from them and did not destroy them— 11 here they are, rewarding us by coming to throw us out of Your possession which You have given us to inherit. 12 O our God, will You not judge them? For we have no power against this great multitude that is coming against us; nor do we know what to do, but our eyes are upon You.”

    13 Now all Judah, with their little ones, their wives, and their children, stood before the Lord.

    14 Then the Spirit of the Lord came upon Jahaziel the son of Zechariah, the son of Benaiah, the son of Jeiel, the son of Mattaniah, a Levite of the sons of Asaph, in the midst of the assembly. 15 And he said, “Listen, all you of Judah and you inhabitants of Jerusalem, and you, King Jehoshaphat! Thus says the Lord to you: ‘Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God’s. 16 Tomorrow go down against them. They will surely come up by the Ascent of Ziz, and you will find them at the end of the brook before the Wilderness of Jeruel. 17 You will not need to fight in this battle. Position yourselves, stand still and see the salvation of the Lord, who is with you, O Judah and Jerusalem!’ Do not fear or be dismayed; tomorrow go out against them, for the Lord is with you.”

    18 And Jehoshaphat bowed his head with his face to the ground, and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem bowed before the Lord, worshiping the Lord. 19 Then the Levites of the children of the Kohathites and of the children of the Korahites stood up to praise the Lord God of Israel with voices loud and high.

    20 So they rose early in the morning and went out into the Wilderness of Tekoa; and as they went out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, “Hear me, O Judah and you inhabitants of Jerusalem: Believe in the Lord your God, and you shall be established; believe His prophets, and you shall prosper.” 21 And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed those who should sing to the Lord, and who should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army and were saying:

    “Praise the Lord,
    For His mercy endures forever.”
    22 Now when they began to sing and to praise, the Lord set ambushes against the people of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah; and they were defeated. 23 For the people of Ammon and Moab stood up against the inhabitants of Mount Seir to utterly kill and destroy them. And when they had made an end of the inhabitants of Seir, they helped to destroy one another.

    24 So when Judah came to a place overlooking the wilderness, they looked toward the multitude; and there were their dead bodies, fallen on the earth. No one had escaped.

    25 When Jehoshaphat and his people came to take away their spoil, they found among them an abundance of valuables on the dead bodies,[d] and precious jewelry, which they stripped off for themselves, more than they could carry away; and they were three days gathering the spoil because there was so much.

  2. I agree. I came to hear just this…this week. That fear has gripped some in His body so much that they fear fear fear and is ensnared cause fear of man creates a snare…but that it is cruvial to regonise the enemy namely fear and detroy it with love. Love love love.. do not fear..do and express what Love/God says to you and remind you of. We ve to focus on Love God. We ve to focus on the truth in His word like never before…overcome by His words of truth and Intimacy with Him and His love joy peace etc ect as His Helper within us will help us…to overcome. Cast out all fear and excell in His love and fruit and more than ever excell in living in His Spirits – His fruit and gifts and power. Amen. Amen. Amen. Do not fear. Love and keep your eyes on Love. Amen. Be strong. Live in the Spirit Power of God…overcome
    Peace. This is crucial for these times. He is with us till the end. In Him have peace. Xxx