The Word of the Lord for December 2013:
Prepping for 2014
~ Obeying the instructions of the Lord! ~
I had a prophetic dream, with it the Lord released with it some vital instructions and insights. In this dream I was gathering some food for some people and although it appeared to be a small amount I knew it was going to have an impact on multitudes (I knew I was not alone in this assignment and that others were given various other assignments, but each would have a great effect on many.)
As I prepared to get to the others what I had gathered, I saw two paths — I could go down a long hallway and be seen or I could go through a series of doors that would keep me from being seen. But it would be risky because I didn’t know what was behind the doors. After prayerfully deciding, I began to go through the series of doors. As I walked through the doors many rooms were empty. (No furniture, no people, nothing contained in those rooms, just plain white rooms.)
I walked into a door and although I wasn’t fully aware of the technology that was before me, I knew that it involved some high level spiritual espionage. It seem to symbolize very serious trouble that we were about to face on several levels in the near future. There were two rooms and there were wires attached to circuit boards that they were attached to large units with a control table that seem to be some kind of communication and hacking device. It could have been symbolic but whatever those first two rooms represented I knew it was destructive and evil in its intent. In the third room there was a man, he was turned for the moment from me. He was focused upon something like time was of the essence.
The question that entered my mind as a peeked through room two looking into room three was how could I get through this room unnoticed and get to the next door. But there was no other door. But as I asked that question an audible voice said to me, “Go through the narrow place.” I knew that the ability to get from one place to the other was through a narrow place. When I hear those words — the Lord’s strength touched me and I knew I could I get to the place where the people were, safely.
Then I heard him: it was the man in the third room and he was turned towards me and the answer was coming from the man working in the 3rd room. He said to me, “Do you see that narrow place?” Then my eyes focused, as I gazed upon the corner of the room, it was a narrow passage, it seem to confirm to me that the ability to get to safety was accessible but I knew it had to do with the ability that the Lord had already provided. As I turned sideways, I pushed myself through the passage carrying in my hand the small bag of food. It was like I was swept through by the wind for it carried me through quickly.
I sought the Lord concerning an interpretation and He revealed to me that the dream was significant to the time we are in now. He shared with me further instructions and said that it would answer many questions as we go through this month of December. It carries within it paths, the hallway and the series of doors.”
These are His words:
“I will instruct my people on how to prepare for victory by overcoming obstacles that will stand before them now. This is the time to deal with personal failures and mistakes. This is a time to forgive yourself and forgive others. Do not let the shame, nor the sin allow you to continue the same cycles, for they have become obstacles and hindrances in your moving forward. Know that I placed keys, ways and even access to ways to push you forward into the place that I am causing you to rise up from now. You have been prepared for a testament and testimony. This is the time to resolve issues. Allow me to remove all the filthiness of flesh to give way to My Spirit that I placed within you to become, the new you in this hour.
You have what you need to complete the assignments ahead. Remember the place where you have experienced hardships, times of famine, lack, and even times of weariness — I WAS WITH YOU — and in that place I prepared you, carried you, and gave you the power to overcome even that which is coming. Do not be afraid. In that place, you found me and the fellowship of my sufferings. Now I am reviving you. You are beginning to breathe again with the purpose and life that I placed in you to help others.
Remember, I am your Everlasting God, your place of rest and your way of reconciliation. Restoration belongs to you. You will come forth of out of a narrow place. A place where we abide yet still — that place will always be in your heart, in your mind. And in your time of great struggle you will be able to draw from what you need to rise up above the trouble. So never despise the day of small things, because it is in those small things, I can do wonders and I can feed multitudes.”
These were the seven things that the Lord spoke concerning this month as instructions going into 2014: (It is not my assignment to teach this so I will only share the instructions and there is plenty of revelation to draw from.).
1.) Watch what we are consuming. The definition of consuming is: (a feeling), completely filling one’s mind and attention; absorbing, to take in as food. What is filling our minds and attention? No matter how we see this, it speaks volumes.
“Then Jesus said unto them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees” Matthew 16:6.
The physical intake of harmful foods that go into our systems can affect our lives but the flesh can have an even more serious consequence. This warning goes back to dealing with the spirit of uncleanness. What we are drawn to? We need to see ourselves not through our own eyes or the eyes of the world but through the lens of God’s word. The Father has prepared proper nourishment for his people. What we allow into our spirit is very important now. This is a serious time for examination.
2.) Watch what you feed others. What we allow into our spirit is what we expose to others. When there are unresolved issues they must be submitted to Him for change and deliverance. They must accompany our cries for repentance. If not, then as people of God these problems can carry over into our relationships with others and can hinder those whom we care for most.
3.) Walking in #1 and #2 will help you follow the instructions that you will need to accomplish your given assignments. We must follow the proverb that instructs us:
“Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life” Proverbs 4:23.
If we are not disciplined in our lives, what we partake in and consume along with who we join ourselves to can have a serious affect our ability to hear clearly and follow the Lord’s instruction when those instructions are given. The Lord said, “If My word is not adhered to now, How will it be heard in times of trouble?” Following the voice of the Lord has everything with being able to maneuver around trouble as it presents itself.
4.) In this hour, as we follow our assignments we will discover some things that we were not aware of. It will uncover the enemy’s plots and plans. So we must watch, as well as pray. Walk in discretion and abide in the secret place with Him, is the order of the day. Then we will be ready to overcome situations and move forward in his timing. We must wait to hear his voice. When we stay before Him we will move in a confidence that won’t come from our ability but directly from the anointing of the Lord.
“Then he answered and spoke unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, says the LORD of hosts” Zechariah 4:6.
5.) Don’t despise the narrow place (the narrow way) — it is a way of escape. We cannot look at times of struggle, lack or even times of weariness as a place of despair. Affliction and hardship should not be looked upon as a place where we felt abandoned by the Lord. It was a place of abiding with Him. Where we fellowshipped with Him in prayer, gratitude, praising him and loving Him and waiting upon Him no matter what we were enduring. It was a time when we were aligned with Him, not seeking His Hand but watching and standing before His face.
“Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in there at: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it” Matthew 7:13-14.
The path will be before us as we progress through the series of doors. No matter what is presented before us the path of Christ will keep us. It is the path that will provide safety, the narrow way is life. He is our way of escape.
6.) We should hear His directions/insights and follow them. When He speaks to us, we must make the necessary adjustments. We can’t ask Him why were not successful when we hear Him but we didn’t make changes that we were supposed to make.
7.) When accomplishing your assignments you must overcome past personal struggles — the enemy will try to set us up, in an effort to trip us up. The narrow place humbles us, purges us, and removes the lumps from us, the leaven. (Galatians 5:9, 1 Corinthians 5:7). We must confront these issues. We can’t wish them away, deny they exist and acting like the victim only strengthens those strongholds. We must surrender to the Lord all that we are dealing with.
This is a time of completion of some things and a beginning of other things. We must embrace the new that is coming. This a time of coming out of transition into the place where the miraculous will take up where we leave off — it is the place of our faith and the fulfilling of significance things that will be accomplished within His own timing. Remember the food (God’s provision/nourishment reached the people.) There are people waiting on the other side of our completed assignments.
See you on the other side of this month of December — in 2014.
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