I see the Winds of the Spirit blowing away the fog of War.
The dark clouds of doubt and fear which have temporarily blinded the Warriors are being dissolved by the Winds of the Spirit and melted away by the Glorious Sunshine of the Son.
Suddenly, the Warriors see that they were already within the Walls of this Holy and unbreachable Fortress, surrounded and upheld by the Everlasting Arms of the Father; their Stronghold and Mighty Fortress which no enemy can breach!
“Why has doubt clouded your vision, Beloved?
Return to your Stronghold, My Prisoner of Hope: even today do I declare that I will render double unto you.
I AM removing those boots you have worn in battle and your clothing stained with blood, sweat, and tears. What looks like a set back shall SUDDENLY be turned in your favor.
I will turn the devil on his head. My Word shall not return to Me void, but in an instant, it shall be made manifest in your life.
I have declared the former things from the beginning; and they went forth out of My mouth; I did them suddenly, and they came to pass.
I AM He who is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
The multitude of your foes will be like fine dust, and the multitude of the ruthless ones like chaff that blows away. Yes, My Child, it will be in an instant, suddenly.
For I have been preparing you, My Warrior Bride, for such a time as this. I have enlarged your steps under you, and your feet shall not slip.
Suddenly, there shall be no more gloom in the land that suffered. This thing shall be done suddenly, when you least expect it. You never gave up hope even when others did, Dear Heart.
The enemy shall be confounded at the sudden turn around in your life and there will be NOTHING he can do about it for My Plans stand forever.
For the Blood of the Lamb has rescued you from the grasp of the enemy and My Gentleness shall make you great. I have you hemmed in, behind and before.
You are enclosed, fenced in, and the enemy will not have access to you. I make you INACCESSIBLE. My angels are encamped around you.
The enemy is cut off from your life. I have shut the doors. I AM your Ark of Protection. I AM the Dwelling Place prepared for you.
So remain in Me as I AM in you. I AM your Fortress, your Stronghold, your Strong Tower where you are safe.
In Victory, you will go out with joy and be led forth with peace; the mountains and the hills will break forth into shouts of joy before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.
Fear not! You have come to The Protected Place. The Mystery of the Kingdom is your Stronghold of Hope.
You dwell in The Secret Place of the Most High under the Shadow of My Wings.
Do not let your hearts be troubled. Put your hope in My Strong Arm, Dear One.
Expect that SUDDENLY, you shall see My Word and promises made manifest in your life.
Not by might, not by power, but by My Spirit!” says The LORD of Hosts.
“Return to your STRONGHOLD”: STRONGHOLD : A protected place where the members of a military group stay and can defend themselves against attacks. A place having strong defenses; fortified place. A place of survival or refuge. A building or other structure that is safe from attack. Bastion, fortress, garrison. bulwark, fort. (Webster’s Dictionary, Brittanica, Vocabulary,com)
Strong’s Hebrew #1225: batsar; a fortress — stronghold. To gather, to restrain, fence in, to fortify, to make inaccessible, enclosed. To cut off, (the enemy) fortified place, made inaccessible. Secrets, mysteries, inaccessible things.
“Return to your stronghold, O prisoners of hope; even today I declare that I will restore to you double.” Zachariah 9:12
“The name of The LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.” Proverbs 18:10
“The eternal God is your dwelling place, and underneath are the everlasting arms. He drives out the enemy before you, giving the command, ‘Destroy him!’” Deuteronomy 33:27
“Then he said to me, “This is the word of The LORD to Zerubbabel saying, ‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ says The LORD of hosts.” Zechariah 4:6
“He rejoiced, and all the people, because of that which God had prepared for the people: for the thing was done suddenly.” 2 Chronicles 29:36
“I have declared the former things from the beginning; and they went forth out of my mouth, and I showed them; I did them suddenly, and they came to pass.” Isaiah 48:3
“Suddenly will My righteousness come near, and my Salvation will be shining out like the light; the lands will be waiting for Me, and they will put their hope in My Strong Arm.” Isaiah 51:5
“So will My word be which goes forth from My mouth; It will not return to Me empty, Without accomplishing what I desire, And without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it.” Isaiah 55:11
“Thus by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have FLED to take hold of the HOPE set before us may be strongly encouraged. We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain.” Hebrews 6:18-19
“To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the HOPE of glory.” Colossians 1:27
“Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.” John 14:1-2
~ Deborah Waldron Fry