The path of obedience is not a one time choice we make, it is a continuous choosing to obey God’s voice despite all the attacks that come with other choices. Every attack comes to get us to choose another way, but when we decide to stay on the path of obedience we reveal the value we’ve placed on God and obeying His voice. Obedience to God’s voice and His word is not forced on us, it’s a choice we make, because we’ve decided though none go with us, still we will follow. I chose and keep on choosing to obey, for me there is no other way, because I have heard the voice of Yahweh!
The law of the LORD is perfect, restoring the soul;
The testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.
The precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart;
The commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.
The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever;
The judgments of the LORD are true; they are righteous altogether.
They are more desirable than gold, yes, than much fine gold;
Sweeter also than honey and the drippings of the honeycomb.
In the midst of a war of words, chaos in the streets and emotions running high due to the volatility in the atmosphere, silence is not weakness its strength. The silent realize in our current situation no one is listening with the intent of doing anything different anyway. People have chosen their side, it had to be this way for who people really are to be revealed. It is a time to be wise and Solomon has wisdom for our day…
Proverbs 24:1-2 “Do not be envious of evil men, Nor desire to be with them; For their minds devise violence, And their lips talk of trouble.”
Ecclesiastes 3:1, 7 “There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven—A time to be silent and a time to speak.”
We are in the season of “sounds good” coming out of church leadership, but the season of “The Sounds of God” are about to be heard loud and clear. The sounds of God will restore the glory of God to His church! Authority has a sound.
The voice of the LORD is upon the waters;
The God of glory thunders,
The LORD is over many waters.
The voice of the LORD is powerful,
The voice of the LORD is majestic.
The voice of the LORD breaks the cedars;
Yes, the LORD breaks in pieces the cedars of Lebanon.
For the past two to three years the Lord has been making a salvation declaration over the nation, but today He is making a vindication declaration over the nation. The Lord is vindicating this nation, it is His declaration!
Vindication = Righteousness, cleanse, clear, justify, to rule, to litigate, to govern.
Almighty God has ruled in our favor, we have been vindicated and this is His declaration. Rejoice in God’s vindication declaration over our nation.
Psalm 35:27-28 “Let them shout for joy and rejoice, who favor my vindication; and let them say continually, ‘The LORD be magnified, Who delights in the prosperity of His servant’. And my tongue shall declare Your righteousness and Your praise all day long.”
God is always trying to bless us, always trying to prosper us, always trying to favor us. He is always for us and is never against us. However, because we have a narrow knowledge of what a blessing is when it comes to us, many times we call it judgement not realizing it’s a blessing. How we see what people say determines how we receive what they release. God sends people to bless us all the time, but if we don’t know it’s a blessing we’ll reject it and miss out on the blessing they were bringing. We need a more robust understanding of what blessings are coming our way so we don’t miss out on any more blessings.
Acts 3:26 “For you first, God raised up His Servant and sent Him to bless you by turning every one of you from your wicked ways.” Selah!
Waiting on God is not a waste of time for we have eternity in our hearts. Therefore, waiting on God is our best use of time for apart from Him we can do nothing of lasting impact. Time is not our enemy it is our ally and as believers we have an abundance of time.
Psalm 27:14 “Wait for the LORD; Be strong and let your heart take courage;
Every week we hear the words of men and women espousing the agendas and doctrines of men. But the day, the moment is fast approaching when fire is going to rest upon men and women again. When this happens we will begin to see, speak and hear the language of lightning. It will be the fulfillment of prophecy spoken by men in our generation who are no longer living on earth, but their words are still lingering in the air. We are being carried along by the Spirit of God in order to manifest the glory of God on the earth again.
Matthew 4:4 “It is written, ‘MAN SHALL NOT LIVE ON BREAD ALONE, BUT ON EVERY WORD THAT PROCEEDS OUT OF THE MOUTH OF GOD.’”
Seduction is twisted influence, for seduction according to dictionary dot com leads you away from proper behavior or thinking, its purpose is to persuade to disobedience or disloyalty, it seeks to corrupt.
There is a spirit of seduction, which is rampant in the atmosphere right now and will continue to seek to control for a time. Beware of the voices that are seducing people to be disobedient, disloyal or to corrupt for their purpose is to use you to destroy not to build. But once that spirit is done using you it will turn on you and destroy you.
This spirit is not new nor are it’s tactics new, which is why it’s so easily identifiable to those who love the truth.
2 Corinthians 10:3-6 “For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh, for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses. We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ, and we are ready to punish all disobedience, whenever your obedience is complete.”
Sackcloth is a song stealer, a silencer. Sackcloth is grief, humiliation or mourning. Did you know we are called to be loosed from sackcloth and girded/bound with gladness? It’s a binding and loosing of the same class as Isaiah 22:22 and Matthew 16:19. It’s time to loose nations from sackcloth and gird them with gladness then we’ll go from silence to singing praise to God again. We are going to hear songs of deliverance all around the nation as we decree loose us from sackcloth and gird us with gladness.
Psalm 30:11-12 “You have turned for me my mourning into dancing;
You have loosed my sackcloth and girded me with gladness,
That my soul may sing praise to You and not be silent.
O LORD my God, I will give thanks to You forever.”
There was an air assault launched this week and if you got hit by it because you didn’t see it coming, know others did as well. The air has been cleansed now, so you should sense relief from that hit. The enemy launched it and people picked it up and carried it, this assault originated in the air and came seemingly out of the blue. But the winds of God have cleansed the atmosphere again.
Ephesians 2:1-3 “You were dead in your trespasses and sins, in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience. Among them we too all formerly lived in the lusts of our flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest.”