The Lord is MY Shepherd? Really?

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Once while meditating on the Names of God, I was thinking of Him being my Shepherd when all at once He said to me, “Jo, Do you really believe that I AM your Shepherd?”

I said, “Yes Lord I do.”

He spoke and said ,“Then you must believe that wherever I lead today whether it is good, bad, etc…. is My plan for you, if you are walking with me.”

I was thinking ..Hmmmm??

Then He said, “I lead you there for either of two things.  Either you will be the solution to a problem or you will learn something about yourself.  Nothing is by chance for the child of God!”

“The steps of a [good] man are directed and established by the Lord when He delights in his way [and He busies Himself with his every step],”   Psalm 37:23 (AMP).

Focus on the Lord ONLY!

Yesterday I saw a person on a trail, walking in their calling, but they could no longer see the light that was leading them to the breakthrough that they were walking toward, for another person that was standing between them and the breakthrough!

It was as if they were totally focused on this person, so that it kept them from seeing the light that was going to lead them out of the darkness.

The Lord said,  “I will have no other God’s before me.  The person you have focused on has you stuck there!  You must put me first and the light that is trying to shine on your path will become clear and you will get to your destination and breakthrough will be yours!”

Don’t let the enemy define this battle

NO! Don’t let the enemy define this battle.  You keep standing on your ground and don’t be moved!  If you will just stand your ground an that being in the word, you will keep your footing!  Remember, He has already been defeated by the Blood of Jesus!

“Therefore put on God’s complete armor, that you may be able to resist and stand your ground on the evil day [of danger], and, having done all [the crisis demands], to stand [firmly in your place].”   Ephesians 6:13 (AMP).

Kick Him OUT!

Once while casting a devil out of a woman, I was in the middle of it when suddenly after speaking in a man’s voice to me and screaming at the top of her lungs in the most blood curdling scream you could ever imagine. she stopped and looked almost normal for a second, and said in this meek and mild little voice, “I thought I was delivered.”

It actually played with my mind for a minute, because I thought, “Well if I say she isn’t delivered, then I am not speaking faith,” and then I thought, “No, she is not, because I can still feel the presence of evil”

So I began to doubt what I was doing was right.  It is time to trust your discernment!

I am here to tell you that this is exactly how a spirit operates.  Stay on task until the Spirit brings you peace that it is accomplished!

Do not allow that Spirit to get you to feel that you are doing something wrong by standing up to this evil that is in that person.  It only blurs the matter and gives the spirit more time to collect its next strategy and keep a person bound!

They are defeated by us knowing that we know our authority and knowing that the word is truth!  KICK THEM OUT OF THEIR PLACE!  You have the high ground because you have been given that authority!

Today It Is Time To Define Your Assignment!

The Lord said to define your assignment right now and know that anything else is simply a distraction and should be treated as such!  Then stay focused.  The warfare is intense and this is a part of the attack.  It seems like you are in confusion right now and it is because this attack from Jezebel has made the lines blur.

This Spirit will make you believe you are the unspiritual, unloving one until you define your assignment!

Once you define it clarity will come in this and you will be strengthened to stand up and take your authority over it.  The Lord says, “No matter how it may look or seem to you right now, make My word final authority in this matter!  

Use the discernment that I have given you and that you have gained in your past seasons and trust the God inside of you!  I AM drawing a line in the sand!

You will only get your footing back by doing the same.  There is only one right in this situation and it is my truth!”


~ 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.


The Lord is MY Shepherd? Really? — 1 Comment

  1. Thank you for this word of encouragement! God bless you my dearest sister! AMEN