In the middle of this Amazing August, I find myself standing in AWE of the many situations and circumstances abounding that are designed by the enemy to capture our hearts with sorrow, judgement, and anger that will in the end lead to division, despair, and hopelessness.
As I started my day in prayer, my opening request to The LORD is “show me my heart, LORD” and He began by speaking to me to encourage myself in His Words and allow Him to write His “Blessed Assurance” of all His Promises on my heart in a refreshing new way, as I traveled over every thread of my life with Him, viewing the Scarlet Thread that has held me together every step of the way.
I began to see my life journey with Him as threads of Truth that have covered me totally with garments of praise for every moment that the enemy had challenged my Faith with fear and anger.
He said, “My Daughter, it is with My all-consuming Love that I continually remind you to guard your heart constantly with all diligence.
Let not your heart be troubled in any way and do not surrender your feelings to fear, but allow My perfect Love to overrule all that is vying to determine the condition of your life.
Always remember — good will overcome evil every time,” says The Father.
Suddenly I remembered a quote from Derek Prince,
“The condition of your heart is going to determine the condition of your life. Guard it with all your strength. Don’t let any evil in.”
I then began to understand more fully the Scarlet Thread of my redemption.
If you are reading this today, please pray with me,
“LORD, I ask that the evildoers in this world would embrace the Scarlet thread, The Blood of The Lamb that redeems and gives eternal life LORD.
I am asking that you arrest the evil in Afghanistan with a divine visitation. Give the Taliban leaders a Revelation of the only true God and the saving power of The Blood of Jesus.
Open their eyes to see JESUS.
LORD, release ministering angels to minister there. Your blood has never lost it’s power and today, I decree that The Blood of Jesus is wiping away and removing the captivity of those who have been deceived.
Father, remove the veil from their eyes and open up their understanding to know the truth and the truth will set them free in, Jesus’ Name.”
As I looked at the book in that moment, The LORD Jesus said to me, “The Scarlet Thread began to form a continuing thread in your life when you sang the song you loved ‘Tell me the Story of Jesus’ when you were nine years old.
It was then that you asked me to come into your heart and so it is today as you have begun to gather the connecting threads that I have woven together in your life to leave as a legacy to those who come behind you.”
I said, “LORD, I never saw it that way.” But I knew that The Scarlet Thread was the redemption story that was recorded in both the old and New Testament about the blood of Jesus.
He then gave me a vision of almost every word He has ever given me and much of the teaching I have journalled over many years could be all wrapped up to form a picture of His heart and the heart theme of keeping my heart with diligence that I have focused on continuously for many years now.
He then said, “The Scarlet Thread is a picture of the Love of God flowing from the beginning of time to redeem and restore and it continues to flow and cleanse, redeem and recover all to the very end of time.”
So today, I encourage you to trace some of the Scarlet threads He has woven through your life that reveals your true identity and leaves a legacy of your story to those who follow behind you.
Travel with me as I am reminded of some Words The LORD has given me in the past that were to serve as preparation for NOW.
I even sent out the Word today, published on HKP quite a while ago, because I felt such joy leap in my heart as I read what The LORD spoke to me then.
I can truly say that in that moment TIME stopped for me, as I clearly heard the voice of The LORD say, “Daughter, the hour is late, the clock is ticking and there is no more time to lose.
The Now time is here for COMPLETION of all UNFINISHED business.
Know I AM highlighting the words “TODAY and NOW” to carry a new urgency in the hearts of all who are in the true family of God and focused on building My Kingdom.
Put this as a seal upon your hearts. “TODAY is your MOMENT in and NOW is your story!” says The Father.
As soon as I heard those words I immediately recalled the song by John Denver ‘Today’.
Next, as I prayed into that Word, He took me to another prophetic “End-time” Word He shared with me published on HKP under the title of “The End of Your Road”.
Beloved, that truly is the headline of the heart cry of so many today.
I want to share some powerful truth with you once more from the heart of the WAY MAKER from that prophecy.
There are so many in this hour who feel as though the long road they are on, in never ending. All they know is, it truly is uneven, rocky, and very long.
Sometimes you feel like you have been on this road before… sometimes you have been and it seems like such a long time of not knowing where you are going …. many times you cannot see an end… sometimes you are totally fenced in and cannot go back.
I think that is called ‘the end of your road,’… when you are at the very end.
Beloved, when you get ‘to the end of your road’ He then steps in and makes a road… a way where there seems to be no way. He makes a highway in the desert places and provides fresh living water to your dry places.
Perhaps it was a long and winding lonely road… remember, you may be at the end of your road but not His Road.
Perhaps you took ‘The Yellow Brick Road’ thinking it was the right road and it led to a place of total fantasy just like ‘Dorothy’. He will show you the way.
“The first turnaround must be you turning around and looking into My Face,” says The Father.
“Know that your mourning is being turned into dancing as your joy returns to go before you in your fearless pursuit of your purpose.
The flame of My Love is writing eternity on your heart as it burns out all hopelessness and despair.
Just as David selected 5 smooth stones to take down the giant, likewise, I AM turning the rocky road into five smooth personal stepping stones on your new road.
You shall call the first step, JOY unspeakable for it shall go before you, then you shall take a big step that leads the walk in PEACE that passes understanding.
Onward to the smooth stone of COURAGE to conquer fear.
This smooth stone shall stabilize the way and take you to the next step onto the large stone of STRENGTH to run and not be weary and as you reach the destined land, finally your last stepping stone shall be shaped like a crown as you step proudly onto the arrival stone with a shout for this one is called VICTORY.”
The LORD is saying, “Never retreat, never turn back for I AM with you.
The fiercer the battle and the stronger the intimidation, the more you shall be filled with courage to stand.
For I AM the strength of your heart and you shall prevail without fail.
I AM only bringing this to your remembrance today, for you must never forget — I AM Who My Names say I AM. I change not.”
Beloved, hold tight to His unchanging hand. He has got you covered and by His Blood you are redeemed from all unrighteousness.
Today is the day for turnaround.
~ 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.