Who are you aligned with? That’s an important question we should not ignore.
Because who we align with affects who we become. Ultimately it affects our destiny.
I continue to be surprised, sometimes shocked, at what I see taking place in the body of Christ not to mention in the world around us. People fiercely remaining aligned to a relationship or organization who are no longer aligned with God.
In praying about this odd season, I want to share with you several things the Lord has been speaking and showing me:
1. Betrayals. They are going to increase, not decrease. It will come from friends, neighbors, co-workers and even family, who in their deception, believe they are doing an important and even good thing. For some this will affect not just relationships, but your financial situation. Prepare your heart in advance to forgive and to move into greater trust with Him. Remember He sees ahead and makes provision as we keep our eyes on Him.
2. Lawsuits. These are being weaponized against the body of Christ and used to bring intimidation and theft. They will come out of the blue to create fear, steal finances and eat up time. Pray now to bind this spirit utilizing Ps. 31:18-20:
Lord, let the lying lips be speechless, which speak arrogantly against the righteous with pride and contempt. How great is Your goodness, which You have stored up for those who fear You, which You have performed for those who take refuge in You before the sons of mankind! You hide us in the secret place of Your presence from the conspiracies of mankind. You keep us secretly in a shelter from the strife of tongues.
(NOTE: strife of tongues in the Hebrew means: contentions, divisions and lawsuits!)
3. Witchcraft. While some may argue this, witchcraft still exists and is used as a weapon against the saints now more than ever. Having lived in China and since our return, I’ve seen it in practice. It’s real. But greater is He that is within us. Christians need to know how to battle the spirits of manipulation, control, witchcraft (which are all combined) that are increasing. How do we pray? With our spiritual weapons: the name of Jesus and the blood of Jesus. Bind, cast down and return the curses from whence they came.
SEE ALSO: Pray for the Witch
I saw something shocking about this recently in a dream. I share about it on my blog.
4. Drought and famine. After such a wet spring, at least in my area, it seems doubtful that we could be headed for drought. It may be a drought spiritually, but I believe it also meant in the natural. I do not know the exact time frame, but I do know we need to prepare. I have heard “famine” for the last two years actually. It has been a warning to prepare. As one of my friends said, “Preparation is not just about storing up food. It is also about learning now how to pray and see the miraculous that He can multiply food!” The day is coming when that will be a necessity. If we aren’t ready, it will feel overwhelming. That is why He warns us in advance.
Remember between the promise and the Promise Land is the process.
I believe that is where many of us are right now. Almost daily I receive updates of friends, intercessors and leaders under spiritual attack. These attacks are so severe, that many have had to take their hands off everything else to address these relentless issues. That is what it is intended to do. Get us to focus on nothing else but the attack and to spend our time worrying and in fear.
Do you find yourself in that place? If so, please leave a comment if you need prayer.
If you are not in that place, will you take the time to pray for the many others who are and are feeling weary and overwhelmed?
I once heard someone say regarding tough “wilderness” seasons that you are either in one, just coming out of one, or about to enter one.
While that may be true, it should not alarm us, but remind us that while the wilderness can be hard and a time of isolation, it’s also a time of training and intimacy …if we choose to let it. It’s where we build the muscles to enter and remain in the Promise Land/palace.
Who are you aligned with?
Right now, it is time to re-adjust and tighten our armor. We need to align our hearts with Him, His Word and His leadership. If you have grown weary, get back up. This is not the time to faint or quit.
It is essential we spend time daily in prayer and the Word to hear His voice, so we are not swayed by other voices. Those who are not doing this will not be able to stand in the days ahead.
Shake off fear. Do not stand on the sidelines or put your head in the sand. Make the decision to take courage. That is the Hebrew word, “amets” which means to be: “stout, strong, bold, & alert.”
Is there a cost to stand for what is right? A price to pay in this battle? Yes.
But it will cost dearly to NOT engage in this battle. God is patient and long-suffering. He is giving us time to make our choice, but that time is coming to a close. What will you choose? Are you willing to pay the price?
Take courage for He is with us.
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