You are learning about the knowledge of His love!
When you go through the wilderness and are in the test, God is silent, as my friend Wade Urban always says…. “The teacher is silent in the test!” but the test comes to promote you to a new level or to a new upgrade!’
In the test the devil is there to tempt you to think that God does not love you and get you to give up! Here is God’s lesson in the test…. To get you to understand that he loves you regardless of your surroundings or situation! He will tempt you to quit because his main purpose in getting you to doubt God’s love for you is to make you stop affecting the kingdom of God for good!
“That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; and to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fullness of God,” Ephesians 3:17-19.
God kisses in the midst of trials
He will always drop little surprises for you to show you his love for you so that you will know that in your weakness, He is strong and to let you know how powerful and strong his love is for you in the bad times as well as the good!
He has given me more God kisses during times of testing than when I thought that I had it all going on.
You see, He wants you to find out that your power comes from Him and not in anything that you do during these times of testing! Oh, if you will grasp this, it will be a key to you coming out in the power of the spirit….
“Always bearing about in the body the dying of the lord jesus, that the life also of jesus might be made manifest in our body. For we which live are always delivered unto death for jesus’ sake, that the life also of jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh,” 2 Corinthians 4:10-11.
“And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a season. And jesus returned in the power of the spirit into galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about….” Luke 4:13-14.
You are coming out of your wilderness!
God is about to bring many of you out of this wilderness experience right now, because you have learned to trust in His love and therefore you trust in Him!
It is not time to give up, it is time to walk out, even if your flesh is weak, into the destiny that He has for you, because in this time, you will see that it is no longer about how weak or how strong you are but about how strong He can be inside of you, if you will just trust Him to do the work that you can not do!
I will be strong in you in your weakness
“Yes, get up! Because He loves you and has planned this from the beginning! You have lost sight of self in this testing and have gained the knowledge of knowing Him and all that He is in you!
My sons and daughters, you have passed the test when you have gained the knowledge of My love and strength for you in your weakness!
Now, I can truly be Me in you and you will see My power at work through you!
You will now begin to see miracles signs and wonders come forth from your hands, because you know that it is only by My power working through love that these things are done and it is faith in My love that brings these things about and this is the more exceeding weight of glory that I have been working in you in the time of testing.”
“And he said unto me, my grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me,” 2 Corinthians 12:9.
~ 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.