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Arise, Shine!!

The Lord just said that many of you that seem to be in hard situations ongoing day after day have been tempted lately to feel like giving up and some have not understood why they have been through so many hard things.  You are tempted to look at those that seem like they get a free pass in life.  But the Lord wants you to know that he is getting ready to trust many who have almost lost hope to rise up and come into what all of the “hard stuff” that you have been through has been preparing you for!

He says, “I want you to know that it was not because I loved you less but because I saw what you were made of and knew that I could trust you to go through the fire that I allowed it in your life.  You are they that love much and have hung in there through the greatest of difficulty!  The thing that the enemy planned to kill you with has only served to bring you into a dependency upon me and a knowing that I am the source of your strength and now I will take you to those that I have planned for you to reach before the foundation of the world!

Yes,  He came to steal, kill and destroy but I will take the things that you have learned in your wilderness and make them like a suit of armor just for you!!  David could not wear Saul’s armor because it didn’t fit but He took the only thing that He had as he killed the lion and the bear as he went through these trials as my little singing shepherd boy in the fields.  You have been my worshipers in your own times of testing and those that have been through the fire and learned how to overcome with what I have given you in this fire.  You will now rise up and slay the giants of your day!  The greater the trials, the greater your authority will be in this last day!!

Many of you do not understand this but you have great authority in the realm of the Spirit now!  The enemy has tried to convince you that you are no longer even loved by your God but not so.  I tell you I have stood back and watched you as you raised your hands to me with tears streaming down your face in the midst of your deepest sorrow and I will not allow one tear to fall to the ground that will not be counted as a seed of your love and your suffering!

It has been seen by Me and I have kept every tear stored to pour out upon the earth and they will bring forth a great harvest in this day!!  Watch and see what I am about to do!  That which you have been anointed to do, as David was anointed as King to fulfill a destiny, so shall you come into the fullness of your purposes!!  I am the glory and the lifter of your head, so look up!  Lift up your holy hands!  Dry your eyes for we have a great and mighty thing to do in this earth!!  This is your time!!  This is your day to shine!!!”

“Those who plant in tears will harvest with shouts of joy. They weep as they go to plant their seed, but they sing as they return with the harvest”   Psalms 126:5-6 TLB.

“For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy [to be compared] with the glory which shall be revealed in us”   Romans 8:18 NKJV.


– by Jo Ellen Stevens

Joellen 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.

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  1. Psalm 30:5
    Amplified Bible (AMP)
    5 For His anger is but for a moment, but His favor is for a lifetime or in His favor is life. Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.(A)