It is Time to Stop Fighting and Start Asking!
“You lust, and have not: you kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet you have not, because you ask not,” James 4:2.
Today as I was asking The LORD why everyone is so angry these days, He brought this scripture into my mind.
He said that, if people could trust Him for all of their needs, that they would have no reason to war with one another about things they need, and truly that all anger comes from people who are in fear for one reason or another.
Fear of lack, fear of failure, fear of loss or of people leaving them etc…
There are so many more but everyone of those fears could be eliminated if we truly knew that He is the source of all of those things that we truly need.
All Fear is a Lack of Trust in His Love
“…that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height — to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God,” Ephesians 3:17-19.
All Fear is a lack of knowledge and faith that God truly loves us enough to meet all of our needs physically, spiritually, and emotionally.
You see, the enemy’s whole game is to get us to believe that through the trials in this life, that God doesn’t love us.
But The Word says in 1 John 4:18 “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear: because fear has torment. He that fears is not made perfect in love.”
When people do not know that they know that God loves them the enemy will always convince them and torment them, that their trials are because he doesn’t love them and that is why people begin to fall away from him and begin to try and meet their needs themselves.
They start only trusting in themselves and it is tormenting because they know inside that they can not meet their own needs.
They think oh God may love her because she serves Him so well and I am just a failure. But in reality the opposite is true.
God loves us even on our worst day! Why, because you are His child and he sees the trials and all He wants is to help you to overcome your weaknesses!
This is the reason He died because he saw that you could not do this on your own!
Stop Striving and Start Trusting
But back to the reason we war when we do not trust in His love. It is because we begin to strive for what we need as Jesus told us here in Matthew 6:31-34 (NKJV) not to do:
“Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For after all these things the Gentiles seek.
For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.
But seek first The Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things.
Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”
In other words, just get in your calling and stop striving to get, and for heaven’s sake stop warring with people in competition, envy, and jealousy to get your needs met!
I Hear The LORD Saying, “Just Ask Me!”
“It is time to walk in the rest of your Papa, knowing that I want to meet all of your needs as you trust Me like all creatures in the earth trust me for their needs.
They do not strive for or with one another to have their needs Met. They just glorify me by being what I have created them for, so I therefore feed them and clothe them and there is no struggle to get what they need!
How much more will I clothe and feed you and meet all of your needs as you just be who I have called you to be!
There is so much more that I want to do for you and give you if you will just trust in My love and walk with Me in the cool of the day.
Adam lost this when he thought that he had to feed himself and I told Him that he must work by the sweat of His brow from that day forward but My Son Jesus bought back all that pertains to life and Godliness for you if you will just ask Me!
If you will just ask of Me and trust Me and then just thank Me as you become aware that I have met that need, then you will not lack for anything!
So I say to you today, ask and it shall be given to you! Seek Me and you will find the longing in your heart will be fulfilled!
Knock and the door to The Kingdom will be open and THERE IS SO MUCH MORE BEYOND THE DOOR!
I AM the Door come through Me and you will be filled and then you will not have to strive or war with anyone to get your needs met, for I AM the way, the truth, and the source of all the things that you will need in this life to fulfill all that I have called you to do and to be, in this world, this side of heaven!”
“But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows,” Luke 12:7.
~ 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.