We are what we are and where we are by the choices we have made.
We have reached a crucial CROSSROAD of CHOICE. Stop where you are — for we have reached a serious tipping point.
The LORD has granted to us the privilege and also the responsibility, to make our own choice, and if you look at the last Word He gave me about Humility and Accountability, you will come to the realization that it is a chain reaction….. In the end we are accountable for the choices we have made.
I hear the voice of The LORD say, “Beloved, this is a moment of forgetting what is behind and every bad choice you have made.
My Grace is releasing to you a time to release the past, regroup your mindsets and renew your mind to a God-mindset.
Resist despair that has ministered hopelessness to you. Relax in trust and assurance. Reset your choices to line up with the living Word of God and rest in My Peace that passes all understanding.
I say this is a NOW time, set aside just for you to make life-changing choices! So refuse to let your emotions dictate your perspective and fix your eyes on My Promises, for I AM involved in every detail of your life and I AM here to assure you, your story is not over yet,” says The LORD of Mercy and Grace.
In the word of God, we read in Deuteronomy 30:19-20 NASB,
”I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have placed before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. So choose life in order that you may live, you and your descendants, by loving The LORD your God, by obeying His voice, and by holding close to Him; for this is your life and the length of your days, so that you may live in the land which The LORD swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give them.”
So what a privilege He has given us! The Freedom of Choice!
It also leaves an awesome responsibility in the hands of the believer. Simply put, we can choose God and receive life — or choose the world’s way and suffer the consequences of the spirit of death.
God has put before us life and death. Satan is the God of this world. (2 Corinthians 4:4) . If we choose our God-given privilege to choose life, Satan cannot move in and take over our decision unless we allow it.
Beloved, we as believers are in the world but not of the world, and we are faced constantly with decisions and choices and The LORD has given us The Word of God (The Bible) to guide us as and as we commune with Him in intimate relationship, we have the key to right decisions that are truly wise choices.
He has laid a firm foundation for us to walk in The Wisdom of The LORD and He has equipped us to keep our hearts with diligence for out of it flows all the issues of life.
I want to share what The LORD is saying to me regarding these powerful weapons of warfare. Truly as the quote goes, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure….”
These three options are the first steps The LORD pointed out to me to build a firm foundation of Wisdom that operates out of The Fear of The LORD.
#1 Once we make the decision to choose life, it requires determination and discipline. We must determine to follow the truth of Hebrews 12:11,
“Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.”
For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been. That moment is the moment of CHOICE.
#2 God has given believers authority over the devil but we must believe and exercise it. He has given us a right to choose.
As we believe and receive, we can choose our thoughts, our words, and our actions The Word tells us how to make that transition from choice to action in John 8:31-32,
“Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, “If ye continue in My Word, then are ye My Disciples indeed; and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”“
The word disciple means discipline. Simply put, if we continue in His Word, we will be disciplined the same as He is and we shall know the truth and the truth will set up free. JESUS is the Living Word of God.
#3 God sent Jesus to The Cross to die for us. He paid the bill we could not pay to conquer death and receive life.
We must cast all our care on Him as it says in 1 Peter 5:7
“….casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.”
…… but it takes our decision to make the choice to be healed and stay well and walk in wholeness, spirit, soul and body.
The LORD said to me, ”Desire, Deception, Discouragement, Distraction, and Division are whirling and swirling constantly like a fierce tornado and wrecking havoc in the world today.
Yes, wrong desires leading to sexual sin and love of money causing betrayal, distortion, and wrong motives in the heart.
The lies of the enemy have set forth a mind control of fear to paralyze and twist the truth. The constant watering down the truth is breaking down the spirit of resistance and releasing a spirit double mindedness in those who are confused.
Deception has many faces and the spirit of Discernment is greatly needed in the family of God as you come to the complete knowledge of the truth to combat the lies you have swallowed.
The campaign of the enemy to take over the world is to send a barrage of lies that feed on one another and are fueled by fear.
But the Love of God, the Power of His Might and a sound mind shall conquer and win the victory.
You are standing at the intersection of division and victory and victory is you as you chose life,” says The LORD of all.
So as I bring this admonishment and encouragement to make a choice for victory, The Savior of The World is inviting you to walk with Him, talk with Him, and literally involve Him in every detail of your life and if you are in the “not there yet” moment, just take time to thank Him for His Goodness.
And if there is any need in your heart for repentance, His goodness will call it forth.
He is the God who alone makes all things possible. May you trust Him with your whole heart and press on to walk in victory for you have been chosen to wear the victor’s crown.
~ 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.