The Holy Spirit brought me back to a prophetic word that I shared a few years ago. He showed me a picture of a multitude of people with wind up keys on their backs walking around like wind up dolls. Each person was walking in a different direction. Some people were walking to and fro wandering aimlessly without hope and some were being swayed in the wrong direction. Some were lagging behind while others appeared to be in a trance of fear. There were some walking in a circular motion not realizing that they weren’t going anywhere, just like a hamster running around on a wheel.
But then I saw those who were marching with determination knowing exactly what their destination was as they were trusting Jesus. They marched on with courage and confidence. They had fire in their eyes and the Word of God in their mouths. They stood upright, they were bold and radical in their faith, and they were steadfast in what they believed. They seemed to have a protective shield around them as every fiery dart that came against them was extinguished. They were not swayed by adverse circumstances or bad reports, but they stood on the word of God.
I asked The Lord what this meant and this is what He showed me. Every person in the universe is walking around wound up in different situations. Some people are wound up in worries, some are wound up in confusion, some are caught up in the love of money and many are wound up in fear. But then there is the remnant who are stirred up in faith, stirred up in joy, and they continue to stir themselves up spiritually by praying in the Spirit.
The Lord says,
“Allow Me to unwind you from the pressures that so easily beset you. Do not fear this dilemma that seems to be too large for you to handle in the natural, and allow Me to release you from the tormenting anxiety and confusion in your mind. Trust in Me to provide all your needs in every area. Allow Me to remove the burdens from your heart as you are entangled in complicated situations. Those of you who are fatigued from the cares and the weights of the world, come and rest in Me and I will restore your energy and I will revive your stamina. Take your eyes off the circumstances around you and allow Me to direct your path. Trust in Me when all else fails. Don’t allow worry or fear to overtake you. I will release you from this distress as you position yourself and come into the secret place of My presence. Be bold and be strong, as you follow My leading. I will stir up and resurrect those dreams that have faded away through discouragement.
As you trust in Me you will gain the tenacity to be steadfast once again and pursue the plans that you have been contending for. You will once again gain the endurance to run the race as you have desired. Keep your focus on My Word and don’t look at things in the natural. Everything in the natural is subject to change. I am the God of restoration and nothing is impossible with Me. As you stay steadfast in these trying times, you will come forth as gold. I Am your deliverer, I Am the God of your destiny and I Am with you in the fire of affliction. Although it may look like the waves of adversity are pulling you in a vortex, fear not. Rejoice and know that this too will come to pass and know that I will bring you in to My plans and purposes for your life. As you trust Me, that very thing that is coming against you will be your greatest testimony. Stir yourself up once again, and I will bring you out stronger as you endure and put your trust in Me”
… says the Lord.
“Now David was greatly distressed, for the people spoke of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and his daughters. But David strengthened himself in the Lord his God” 1 Samuel 30:6.
“Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand” Isaiah 41:10.
“Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you; but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ’s sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy” 1 Peter 4:12 -13.
“But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life” Jude 1:20 -21.