IN PAIN – YOU’VE GAINED
YOU ARE DESTINED TO REIGN!
I wept for the Jewish people and the Church
I love the Jewish people. Through all of their existence as a Nation, they have endured hardships and persecution. I was watching a video that I posted of them dancing for joy this morning and I began to weep for them, because they endure so much and yet when they rejoice, it is with exuberant joy! I believe that, their own King David gave them this example as the sweet Psalmist of God… danced, sang, and wrote songs to His King in the most horrendous times of his life!
Little Israel has always prevailed, and the reason that they have is this very thing that David learned as a shepherd boy in the field. He learned, that when you have a covenant with God. NOTHING CAN SEPARATE YOU FROM THE LOVE OF GOD!!! AND NOTHING CAN STOP GOD’S PLAN!
We have eternity with the one we love and nothing here on earth can stop that!
Yes our enemy hates that and knows that as evil as he can be in our life, that we now are the ones who will inherit that place by our Kings side and that he will have to spend eternity in a burning Hell! So he continues to persecute not only the Jewish people but he has set his sights on the Christians because we are now Spiritual Israel.
We are loved by God! we are struck down but not destroyed! We continue to get back up and love deeply and rejoice with everything that is within us,knowing that we have a hope and a future even beyond this life!
He hates you because you took his place!
I sensed the Lord today in my whole being, and heard Him say that, “There are many of you out there that have had one hardship after another. So many are suffering at the hand of the enemy, because you have a relationship beyond what many have with the King of Kings and because of this, the enemy has tried to take away your straw so that you can not build!”
But the Lord wants you to know that, it is not what you are building for Him, that is what the enemy wants to stop, so much as he wants to stop your Praise, while you are building, because of his jealousy of the fact that you took his place near the king! You took his place of intimacy….
Yes the King rejected Vashti and chose Esther! God rejected Saul and chose David! Why? Because they chose to honor the King with all that was within them, and, “you chose to rejoice in the midst of your time of testing and trials! And now, I AM setting a crown on your head and you shall rule and reign! You shall be a royal companion to the King! Weep not at what the enemy is attempting to do to your fellow believers for they will have a place of honor near me! For those that have been through the fire love much!!”
Just a little while and he shall be no more!
“Just a little while, and your enemy will be no more, oh house of Israel. Just a little while and your persecutors will be but ashes under the souls of your feet. Oh, Church of the Living God, and you will reign with Me, all of you who have rejoiced in the day of darkness.
My Glory will shine upon you and you shall be decked in the same glory! So rejoice ,when the enemy comes and tries you because he is only causing a more exceeding weight of glory to come forth from within you and I will reward you with every good thing that your eyes have not seen and yet believed me for and that your ears have not heard and yet you still listened!
I will reward you openly in this last day and hour and your enemy will see it and writhe at the very sight of it! Yes, Rejoice now because your day is coming, along with all of those that have gone on before you!”
“For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent, for Jerusalem’s sake I will not remain quiet, till her vindication shines out like the dawn, her salvation like a blazing torch.
The nations will see your vindication,and all kings your glory; you will be called by a new name that the mouth of the Lord will bestow.
You will be a crown of splendor in the Lord’s hand, a royal diadem in the hand of your God. No longer will they call you Deserted, or name your land Desolate. But you will be called Hephzibah,and your land Beulah; for the Lord will take delight in you,and your land will be married.
As a young man marries a young woman, so will your Builder marry you; as a bridegroom rejoices over his bride, so will your God rejoice over you,” Isaiah 62:1-5 (NIV).
~ 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.|