Habakkuk 3:17-18 (emphasis added) says,
“Though the fig tree does not blossom and there is no fruit on the vines, though the labor of the olive fails and the fields yield no food and though the flock is cut off from the fold and there is no cattle in the stalls. Yet, I will rejoice in The LORD; I will exult in the victorious God of my salvation.”
The word ‘yet’ means besides what has been considered or mentioned already; on top of everything else; however; and nevertheless.
This sounds like a person of faith, doesn’t it?
It sounds like the New Testament being lived out in the Old Testament.
2 Corinthians 4:18 says,
“Since we consider and look not at the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen; for the things that are visible are temporal (brief and fleeting), but the things that are invisible are deathless and everlasting.”
We are to rejoice in The LORD, no matter what it looks like. We are to exult in our victorious God, besides what has been considered and on top of everything else that is going on in our lives.
Even if there seems to be no fruit or product from your labor in the Kingdom yet, keep rejoicing. God is faithful and knows all that you have done and continue to do in His name.
God has made us promises that we are to look at all the time. No thing, not a thing, nothing (that includes corona-viruses), can eradicate the promises of God’s word.
One example of the many promises says,
“I will open rivers on the bare heights, and fountains in the midst of the valleys; I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water. I will plant in the wilderness the cedar, the acacia, the myrtle, and the wild olive; I will set the cypress in the desert, the plane [tree] and the pine [tree] together.” Isaiah 41:18-19.
Whenever there is difficulty, barrenness, dry places, wilderness, and the unknown situations in our lives, God has already provided a way out, over, or through it!
Listen to one of the reasons that God desires to do such miraculous things.
“That men may see and know and consider and understand that the hand of The LORD has done this, that the Holy One of Israel has done this,” Isaiah 41:20.
So, today, in spite of what may happen this day, set your mind and heart to rejoice forevermore, on the goodness of our God.
His very own words, which He says that He watches over to perform or do;
“For I know the thoughts that I think towards you, saith The LORD (here they come, God’s own thoughts), thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end,” Jeremiah 29:11 emphasis added.
Peace means soundness [in body], completeness, health, safety, prosperity, and welfare.
Expected means, the thing that you longed for and hoped for.
Let us rejoice for God has us covered, soundness, completeness, and health in our bodies, safety, prosperity and our welfare, that is what we hope and long for.
He will not fail us!
The Spirit Of The LORD says;
“In My House there will become a very noticeable difference between the profane and the Holy.
At the present time everything has been allowed in My house, but now by My Spirit there is coming a heavenly sweep.
I AM about to set a season of an Open Heaven over the Holy, and at some moments, days and multiple hours will be spent in My Presence.
It is for judgment and for Mercy sake that I must not allow the profane to continue to stand.
I AM saving some lives that would otherwise be destroyed because of unholiness that has not been dealt with in My House.
If the profane continues to grow, it will destroy the Holy that is left. I will have a Holy People!
I AM coming for a Bride without spot or wrinkle. The water of My Word is sufficient enough to clean away from all My Children the effects of old stains from sin.
My Word is more than enough to preserve you holy and blameless against the day, no matter how long or short the day is in its arrival.
Those who are Holy will be Holy still. The Holy will begin to operate on another level of power, giftings, callings and insights, because of the openness of My Glory that is upon the horizon.
This season will be too much for those who choose to remain profane. Moving into this realm of Glory requires a humbleness and holiness derived from a great longing for more of Me and My Word to be manifested.
I have heard the cries and the pleas of My little ones, those who desire to walk in all that I have given to them.
They are like Joshua and Caleb whose faith kept and preserved them as they waited for My Promise to be manifested in their lives.
They stayed holy and humble in the midst of the profane. My Holy Ones are the same, they do not want to live any longer beneath their God given rights. They want to enter into all that I have kept for them.
I will honor them! They have honored Me, by giving their whole heart in their seeking of Me.
I have held back on all that I wanted to release to them, because of My Mercy towards the children who rebelled and walked in the profane.
I desire that all would see the goodness of their God in the land of the living. To the profane, I say, I will keep drawing you, if you can still hear Me.
Come, separate yourselves from all that will defile and make you unclean, leaven of impurity and compromise, and I will wash you again and place you on high.
Those that will be Holy I will make them to be My Hill of Blessings. I will cause showers to come down, yes, showers of blessings.
They will be anointed to be blessed, because they have chosen Me above all others.
Come, look and see all that I have for you My Holy Ones.”
~ Debra Lowe
Pastor Debra Lowe has served The LORD for 39 years as a Prophet to the nation. She also walks in the office of teacher and is an intercessor using these gifts to minister to the body of Christ, teaching men, women and children to enter into His presence causing them to mature and be changed by His Word. As a servant of the Most High God she brings forth a word in due season to the body of Christ.