As I was preparing for the conference that we had last weekend I was reading this chapter in Jeremiah. God began to speak to me and point out that He had to deal with Jeremiah’s fear before He could “see” correctly.
It was a moment when I knew that He was going speak more about this….
“Then said I, Ah, LORD God! behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child. But the LORD said unto me, Say not, I am a child: for thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee, and whatsoever I command thee thou shalt speak. Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with thee to deliver thee, saith the LORD. T hen the LORD put forth his hand, and touched my mouth. And the LORD said unto me, Behold, I have put my words in thy mouth.
See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant.
Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Jeremiah, what seest thou? And I said, I see a rod of an almond tree. Then said the LORD unto me, Thou hast well seen: for I will hasten my word to perform it,” Jeremiah 1:7-12.
The Fear Of Man Will Stop Your Vision From Being Correct
You see Jeremiah could not “See” the vision correctly as long as he had fear of man! The LORD then woke me up and began to say. I am going to give you other instances of this in the scripture…. Get up and go look at Hebrews 11 and as I did I saw that these people in the hall of faith chapter, as it has been called, moved by faith in spite of all of the opposition and contradiction that man threw against them. They heard the LORD’s voice and then moved in the direction that the LORD showed them to go and kept that vision before them as they went forward!
The LORD Spoke
The LORD then spoke to me and said, ” I AM raising up a prophetic army in this day and hour that will not be afraid of what men can do to them and who will not be afraid of those that would say that they are politically incorrect but I must have a people who are willing to say what they see in spite of the current political climate, in spite of fear of what men may think of them but will obey my voice in this hour!
There is a people in this hour who will be fearless, faithful, forgiving, and fruitful. These will be those who are willing and obedient.. They will “See” correctly because there is no veil over their eyes to blind them to the visions and revelations that I AM speaking and showing them in this hour….. I will have a willing people in the day of My power!”
Finally Jeremiah Could See beyond His Fears
After God dealt with Jeremiahs fear he then asked Him, “What do you see?” and Jeremiah described the vision to Him. The LORD then said “You have seen correctly” and began to tell Him that he had shown hi the vision so that because he had set him over nations to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant. This is the very reason that God is dealing with our fears in the Body of Christ right now.
He wants us to know what our purpose is because of the times we are living in and like He did when He called Gideon and His army. He called Him a Mighty man of God and then listened while Gideon gave Him all of the excuses why he could not do as the LORD asked. God dealt with his fear so that He would see himself doing what He called him to do. He then got rid of all of the fearful in the group that he was preparing the army with and Gideon was left with 300 men who could “see” themselves winning that war!
It Is Our Time To Take Nations!
It is our time to raise up to take nations but we must “see” correctly in this hour but as long as we are fearing men we will always see through our fears and our fears will give us excuses not to go forward! Yes God is raising up the fearless in this hour. Those who see correctly and are not afraid to speak it and act out what God is showing them. He is raising up those that will be obedient despite the fact that they might be in the minority! They will be fearless to speak because God has put His word in their mouth! Then the LORD will “hasten His word to perform it!” They will say what they hear Him saying and do what they see Him doing.
They are “The Prophetic Army Of God!”
~ 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.|