First published October 10, 2011
“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love,” 1 John 4:18.
Two paths lie before us: faith and fear are two distinct directions that will determine what we achieve and even determine whether we will make it or not.
Two doors are before us and the decisions that we make will have an effect upon us.
Faith will take us to the places where we need to go so that no matter what happens, no matter how a situation present itself, no matter what we see, and no matter how uncertain things may be: Our Hope and Trust is in The LORD God Most High.
- It is the faith that provides for us patient endurance,
- It is the faith that brings us through trials and times of testing,
- It is the righteousness of faith that we walk in declared by His grace,
- It is the faith that was purchased for us on Calvary by the Blood of Jesus Christ.
This faith comes with a multitude of attributes, (see Illustration 1) and carries manifold wisdom that is placed within it. (The possibilities are endless, when we walk in obedience according to His Word.)
With this faith comes a great impartation of the things that The LORD has spoken concerning us in this month of October 2011.
Faith is not just a mindset it’s a heart issue. Step out in the faith of God and watch how many things you will be able to accomplish.
The only way we will be able to survive the days ahead is because: THE JUST SHALL LIVE BY FAITH.
Fear will lead to confusion and worry. Stress will begin to step in, one will begin to question God and what is about to happen.
It will say to us that we can’t do anything to change where we are — causing us to want to give up.
- Fear will make you forget you have a covenant with God.
- Fear according to God’s word has torment, (1 John 4:18).
- Fear binds us, restrains us, can hinder us from overcoming, and it can even get to the point that we forget who we are and what we have.
- Fear can sometimes cause us to get sick and can hinder us from getting well.
- Fear will say it’s everybody’s fault and I can not trust. If you embrace it, you could become deceived and begin to believe things based on fear.
Others things (see the Illustration 2) will try to enter in and move you closer to defeat.
“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7.
“This season has ushered in a new hope and a new level of faith with waves of praise and worship that will come forth out of the mouths of My People who will speak forth things of great gladness and joy.
“This is a new time and I AM preparing a new way, a wave of my presence, that will sweep over the land, this wave will come forth like a tsunami, a new wave of glory like never before.
“There shall also be a cleansing and a washing away coming upon the land and this has begun in this specific hour, it will not be hindered,” says The LORD.
“So as you will see the travail of this land, you will also see those who will rise to the occasion and declare words of power and might and the works of My Hand shall be established in the hearts of My People.
“Time to focus on what I have called you to and even more so what I have already placed in your hands to accomplish the task ahead, so stay positioned, before My presence, because this is that which will transform your life and impart to you what you need for the journey ahead.
“These next three months October, November and December will prepare you for some serious events, even decisions that are being made in governments, in the nations throughout the land and your nation as well which will impact the next two years.”
(Excerpts from the Word of The LORD, October 2011)
What you say, about what you see, is of paramount importance — see Illustration 3.
First published October 10, 2011
~ Phyllis Ford
Prophet Phyllis Ford of Phyllis Ford Ministries is called by God’s grace as a prophet to the nations; now in ministry for 27 years. With yearly and monthly Words, she and husband Apostle Miles release the Word of The LORD via their website. Her ministry emphasizes the Watchman call and duty in governance, as she teaches prophetic schools of ministry, intercession and deliverance workshops and tours worldwide, speaking into the lives of ministry leaders, encouraging prayer, and releasing regional strategies.
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