These trials have come in order to prepare you for the massive onslaught of the enemy which is on the horizon. Every storm, every seeming delay of the promises that have been spoken over your life are completely in My hands.
Remember, and do not take lightly the calling that is upon this generation. You are being prepared to stand and ADVANCE My kingdom during the darkest days of human history. Therefore, you are undergoing formation that is designed by My hand to ensure that indeed you will stand. Against overwhelming affliction you will certainly prevail against the army of darkness that is also being formed. (Matthew 16:18; John 1:5).
Throughout the history of My people, the promise of breakthrough did come. And always, it was never in man’s time but in My time. During these days, there is an extended delay of promises that is even causing My elect to question Me. Many are being tempted with doubt and discouragement. There are even more who are questioning My faithfulness and love.
My Beloved, how My heart breaks over you! Oh that you would know the severity of the preparation is necessary to enable you to be the champions that I need. Do you realize that you have been reserved for this final moment in history? (Isaiah 49:1-3; Psalm 139:13-16). And oh, I reserved you and chose you to walk in such an abundance of glory that all of eternity will honor you for your devotion and service. Do you not know that fear and doubt will be your two greatest enemies? Even now, if given a tiny entrance into your heart, they will seek to conquer you.
My cherished ones, I will now cause the eyes of your heart to be enlightened so that you will see the value of your preparation. Do not fear, for fear is the enemy of love. When a sliver of fear comes in, it will cause you to miss the mark of my highest calling. Yet, I do not judge you for your fear. I have come to cast it out. “There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear” (1 John 4:18).
Ask of Me, My children, and I will give you a true view of yourself and your circumstances (of trial and affliction). My view will release faith in My faithfulness. My view will release hope in Me as the One who lives within you. I am indeed the High and Lofty One who dwells in heaven, but I also dwell with the humble and contrite in heart. (Isaiah 57:15; Psalm 51:17; Matthew 7:7).
There is (in reality) nothing within you that will enable you to stand in the times ahead. If you will completely embrace this truth, then you will know the promises written by My servant John. (John 15:4-5). As you choose to abide in Me, I will abide in you, My friend. And as you continue to choose to abide in Me, I will progressively ARISE within you. Trust Me with the timing of your breakthrough (deliverance), and I surely will be the One who rises up within you to move mountains. I surely will be the One who rises up within you as courageous and fearless when you are facing the enemy’s most strategic assault in human history. (Matthew 17:20; 2 Chronicles 20: 15-17).
Oh My friends, these will be the days of My grandest display of light and glory ever seen by mankind. (Isaiah 60:1-3; Malachi 4:2-3; Isaiah 61:1-3). It will be as My word declares, “If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples” (John 15:7-8). In the trials and storms that are upon you now, I am longing to release My heart to you. Can you turn your spirit man upward in order to receive My strength, My hope, MY DECLARATION OF WHO YOU ARE in My eyes, MY DECLARATION OF WHO YOU WERE CREATED TO BE, MY DECLARATION OF WHO YOU WILL BE IN UNION WITH ME?
Ask of Me, My friends, and I will rush in to meet your need. Confess any presence of fear and doubt to Me, and I will release My very Spirit to dispel these enemies. As you choose to partner with Me in your spirit-man, you will experience an inflowing of My vision, My purpose, My calling, My hope, and My strength. Together My beloved, we shall stand, we shall arise, and we shall proclaim the faithfulness of WHO I AM to all of creation.
“Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it remains in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me. I am the Vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, the same brings forth much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing” (John 15:4-5).
“You have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you and ordained you that you should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain; that whatever you shall ask of the Father in My name, He may give it to you” (John 15:16).
“Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day. For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison, while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal” (2 Corinthians 4:16-18).
“And it will come about that whoever calls on the name of the LORD Will be delivered; For on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem There will be those who escape, As the LORD has said, Even among the survivors whom the LORD calls”(Joel 2:32).
See also: Romans 8:11-25, Matthew 7:7, Ephesians 3:16-21, Romans 8:28-39, Isaiah 40:27-31, Ephesians 2:6-7, 1 Peter 4:12-14, Isaiah 41:10-16, Ephesians 1:17-21, 1 Peter 5:6-11, Isaiah 49:1-3, 2 Corinthians 12:9-10