ENCOURAGEMENT FROM PSALM 91 IN THE FACE OF THE THREAT OF A CORONAVIRUS 2019 (COVID-19) PANDEMIC

ENCOURAGEMENT FROM PSALM 91 IN THE FACE OF THE THREAT OF A CORONAVIRUS 2019 (COVID-19) PANDEMIC

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Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)

As coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) epidemic continues to spread throughout the world, threatening a pandemic status, according to the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to-date there is still no vaccine, specific antiviral treatment, or cure.

On their website, the CDC states that the best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus and advises that people with COVID-19 should receive supportive care to help relieve symptoms and for severe cases, treatment should include care to support vital organ functions.

What is worth noting and sharing is that on the website is a reminder that the CDC always recommends the following everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of any respiratory disease:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
  • CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
  • Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to  others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings, i.e., at home or in a health care facility.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

According to the Center For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) these are simple measures you can take to help keep yourself and others healthy.

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention-treatment.html

God Is Our Ultimate Protection

As Believers, when it comes to dealing with coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), it is important for us to use wisdom and follow advised precautions and preventative measures prescribed by governing authorities as best as possible.

However, as we physically do all we can to protect ourselves and our loved ones from coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), it is even more important for us to know, recognize and understand that our ultimate protection is from God, and as such it is crucial that we fundamentally trust Him and stand on His Word above all.

Psalm 91 is a scripture that celebrates the protection of the Lord; it is a song of confidence and trust meant to build up the faith of those who trust in the Lord for His divine protection.

The Hebrew text has no title or inscription ascribing the Psalm to any particular author or specific event, making it timeless and applicable to every Believer who chooses to so position themselves in God.

Psalm 91 – NKJV

Safety of Abiding in the Presence of God

91 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress;
My God, in Him I will trust.”

Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the [a]fowler
And from the perilous pestilence.
He shall cover you with His feathers,
And under His wings you shall take refuge;
His truth shall be your shield and buckler.
You shall not be afraid of the terror by night,
Nor of the arrow that flies by day,
Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness,
Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.

A thousand may fall at your side,
And ten thousand at your right hand;
But it shall not come near you.
Only with your eyes shall you look,
And see the reward of the wicked.

Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge,
Even the Most High, your dwelling place,
10 No evil shall befall you,
Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling;
11 For He shall give His angels charge over you,
To keep you in all your ways.
12 In their hands they shall bear you up,
Lest you dash your foot against a stone.
13 You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra,
The young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot.

14 “Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him;
I will set him on high, because he has known My name.
15 He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him;
will be with him in trouble;
I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With long life I will satisfy him,
And show him My salvation.”

A Personal Prayer/Declaration of Psalm 91

Believing in our heart, and confessing and declaring God’s Word and promises with our mouth over our life and circumstances in a personal way is a powerful scriptural and spiritual weapon.

When we do this, we are not denying the facts of our situation, but recognizing them and confronting them with the Truth and Power of the Word of God and declaring our faith and trust in Him and what He says more than in them and what they say.

In view of the coronavirus 2019 (COVID-2019), the following are personalized prayer points based on Psalm 91 that you can pray and declare by faith..

  • Because I dwell in the secret place of the Most High, I abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
  • I say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in Him I trust.”
  • Surely he shall deliver me from the snare of the fowler and from the perilous pestilence.
  • He covers me with his feathers, and under his wings I take refuge; his truth is my shield and buckler.
  • I am not afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day,
  • Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday.
  • A thousand may fall at my side, and ten thousand at my right hand, but it will not come near me.
  • Only with my eyes will I look and see the reward of the wicked.
  • Because I have made the Lord, who is my refuge, even the Most high my dwelling place;
  • No evil shall befall me nor shall any plague come near my dwelling.
  • For He gives His angels charge over me to keep me in all my ways.
  • They bear me up in their hands lest I dash my foot against a stone.
  • I will tread upon the lion and the cobra, the young lion and the serpent I shall trample underfoot.
  • Because I set my love upon Him, therefore He will deliver me; He will set me on high because I have known His Name.
  • I will call upon the Lord and He will answer me; He will be with me in trouble and deliver me and honor me.
  • With long life He will satisfy me and show me His salvation.

Amen!

When we decree and declare the Word in this manner, we must not interpret this to mean that God will protect us from all problems, for God has not promised to spare us from all difficulty; in fact in John 16:33, Jesus himself said that in this world we will have tribulation, but to be of good cheer for He has overcome the world.

Instead, by decreeing and declaring the Word in this manner from a place of faith, we activate its authority and can be confident that the Lord God Almighty is with us, has the power to cover, preserve and protect us and will be right by our side to help us through whatever danger we may encounter. 

A Song Of Faith, Protection And Comfort

“HE THAT DWELLETH IN THE SECRET PLACE” – BY DAVID W. MORRIS & HOSANNA MUSIC

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart;
    do not depend on your own understanding.
 Seek his will in all you do,
    and he will show you which path to take.”

Proverbs 3:5,6 – NLT

A Final Word

If under the Old Covenant, the blood of lambs was able to cover and protect the lives of the Children of Israel from the destructive plague that passed through Egypt, under the New Covenant, HOW MUCH MORE IS THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB ABLE TO COVER AND PROTECT OUR LIVES AS CHILDREN OF GOD in this threatening pandemic of coronavirus 2019 (COVID-2019),

SELAH!

So in addition to all other measures, be sure to cover yourself and your household in the healing, cleansing, delivering, protecting, powerful Blood of Jesus Christ of Nazareth.

The world may be blindsided, reeling and perturbed by the ominous presence of the coronavirus 2019 (COVID-2019), but God isn’t.

Trust in, rest in, hope in, and be guided by Him.

Be safe! Be strengthened! Be encouraged! Be blessed!

Kim

Copyright © 2020 by Kim Sweeting, Author of “Unwalled Words” Blog, All rights reserved.

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Video “He That Dwelleth In The Secret Place” by David W. Morris & Hosanna Music courtesy of jmigueba

Fear Not!

Fear Not!

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Fear Threatens

2020 has rolled in with an amplified bang!

Globally, there’s heightened unrest, turmoil, and instability in almost every sphere of our human existence.

Natural disasters, wars, terrorism, violence, crime, persecution, social unrest, unemployment, economic uncertainty, political instability, climate change, famine, sickness, disease and on top of all of that, now there’s the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) taking its toll, especially in China…no more needs to be said.

In the midst of the swirling chaos and threatening angst, the Lord has a message for us, His people.

It’s the same message He has always given throughout the ages when life’s challenges came crashing in upon us like a flood and coldly stare us in the face up close and personal without blinking.

That message is, “Fear not!”.

Fear Not

You may be thinking, “Be for real!…How in the world can I not fear?…Don’t you see what’s going on in my country and around the globe?…I mean, just look at the reality and the dark looming threat of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)…How can I not fear?…How?

Listen, fear is not just an emotion resulting from a belief that someone or something poses a threat to us.

The scripture tells us that it is a spirit, and it is not from God.

II Timothy 1:7 states, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. (NKJV)

The Amplified Bible puts it this way…

“For God did not give us a spirit of timidity or cowardice or fear, but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of sound judgment and personal discipline [abilities that result in a calm, well-balanced mind and self-control].” (AMP)

Fear Is A Spirit

Fear is a spirit.

It’s a spirit that seeks to cause us to take our eyes off of God and the truth of His Word and keep them on the complexity of our circumstances.

It’s a spirit that seeks to throw us into a panic mode, casting off sound judgment, discipline, self-control and the ability to hear the Holy Spirit and thus be equipped to make wise decisions.

It’s a spirit that seeks to weaken our resolve and make us cower and shrink back from challenges, situations and assignments thereby preventing us from being and doing what God has called us to be and do.

It’s a spirit that seeks to sell us the lie that God is not enoughHe’s not big enough, powerful enough, knowledgeable enough, wise enough, loving enough or concerned enough to see us through...therefore we can not trust Him and we are on our ownTHAT IS A LIE!

It’s a spirit that seeks to place us in bondage and torment, to grip us in its tentacles, paralyze us, and to try to squeeze the very life out of us.

Fear is a spirit and it is not of God.

We Are Empowered Not To Fear

Just considering the above, it’s easy to see why throughout the scriptures, God instructs, admonishes, and even commands us not to fear.

God will never ask or tell us to do anything that He has not already given us the capacity or made a way for us to do, so the fact that He tells us not to fear means that by His Grace and Holy Spirit, we have been given the ability to resist, bind and cast out fear...we are empowered not to fear.

No matter the situation or circumstance, by God’s grace and the empowerment of His Holy Spirit, we do not have to fear.

God wants us to trust Him and not fear.

He wants us to stand on the Truth of His Word and not fear.

He wants us to cast our cares upon Him and not fear.

He wants us to not worry about anything but to pray about everything and not fear.

He wants us to rest in His everlasting, immeasurable unconditional love and not fear.

He wants us to keep our eyes, hearts and minds stayed and fixed upon Him and not fear.

He wants us to dwell in the secret place of the Most High and abide under the shadow of the Almighty and not fear.

God has not given us a spirit of fear and by His grace and the empowerment of His Holy Spirit, we can conquer fear.

“Fear not!”.

How To Combat Fear

Prayer, meditation on the Word and declarations in alignment with the Word are powerful ways to combat fear.

The Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries overseen by Dr. D. K. Olukoya has some very powerful prayers and prayer points relative to fear on their website.

For copyright reasons, I can not replicate them in this post, but you can access them by clicking the link below.

https://www.dkolukoya.com/prayer-points/item/38-prayers-against-fear

10 Bible Verses That Remind Us We Do Not Have To Fear

in addition to prayer, meditating on God’s Word is very important to combat fear.

Below are some scriptures that we can meditate on that will help us not to fear.

Be encouraged to read them and say them over and over until they become engrained in your mind and spirit, overpowering and uprooting every contrary thought and force.

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”

(II Timothy 1:7 – NKJV)

“The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid?”

(Psalms 27:1 – NKJV)

“Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’”

(Isaiah 41:10 – NKJV)

“God is our refuge and strength,
A very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear,
Even though the earth be removed,
And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
Though its waters roar and be troubled,
Though the mountains shake with its swelling. Selah””

(Psalms 46:1-3 – NKJV)

He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress;
My God, in Him I will trust.”

Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler
And from the perilous pestilence.
He shall cover you with His feathers,
And under His wings you shall take refuge;
His truth shall be your shield and buckler.
You shall not be afraid of the terror by night,
Nor of the arrow that flies by day,
Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness,
Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.

A thousand may fall at your side,
And ten thousand at your right hand;
But it shall not come near you.
Only with your eyes shall you look,
And see the reward of the wicked.

Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge,
Even the Most High, your dwelling place,
10 No evil shall befall you,
Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling;
11 For He shall give His angels charge over you,
To keep you in all your ways.
12 In their hands they shall bear you up,
Lest you dash your foot against a stone.
13 You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra,
The young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot.

14 “Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him;
I will set him on high, because he has known My name.
15 He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble;
I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With long life I will satisfy him,
And show him My salvation.”

(Psalms 91:1-16 NKJV)

“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.”

(Psalm 23:4 – NKJV)

“I sought the Lord, and He heard me, And delivered me from all my fears.”

(Psalms 34:4 – NKJV)

“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.”

(1 John 4:18 – NKJV)

“Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”

(John 14:27 – NKJV)

Whenever I am afraid,
I will trust in You.
In God (I will praise His word),
In God I have put my trust;
I will not fear.
What can flesh do to me?”

(Psalms 56:3-4 – NKJV)

Fear Not

2020 has rolled in with an amplified bang!

In the midst of the swirling chaos and the threatening angst, the Lord’s message to us is ‘Fear not!”.

Shalom,

Kim

Copyright © 2020 by Kim Sweeting, Author of “Unwalled Words” Blog, All rights reserved.

Unwalled Wisdom – Part 1

Unwalled Wisdom – Part 1

Wisdom Nuggets

Below are sone wisdom nuggets that I thought I’d share with you today…be strengthened and encouraged.

Comparison

Never compare yourself to other women. There will always be someone more attractive, competent, fluent, poised, articulate, intelligent, qualified, fit, influential, funny, talented, anointed, popular or shapely than you are. That’s okay. The attributes God gave you are tied into His purpose for you, so maximize what you have and shine in your own unique way for His glory.

“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”

Psalm 139:13-14 – NIV

Focus

Take care not to allow the pressure of expectations, the lack of understanding, the looks of disapproval, the negative vibes, the critical spirit, the absence of support, the wary facial expressions, the scorn, the gossip, or the threats from those around you, or even closest to you, cause you to divert from or abandon the path, the process and ultimately the fulfillment of what you know to be God’s will, plan and purpose for your life. Focus and stay focused.

“Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you. Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways.”

Proverbs 4:25, 26 – NIV

Company

Watch the company you keep…the people, books, magazines, music, movies, T.V. shows, videos, websites and social media you hang around and regularly expose yourself to. Whether you’re aware of it or not, they influence your thoughts, desires, emotions, speech, behavior, decisions, and very posture in life either for better or worse. Watch the company you keep.

“Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.”

I Corinthians 15:33 – NIV

Tears

Though others may despise them, never despise your tears. Cry when you need to cry. Cry when you don’t even know why you’re crying. The pouring out of tears is God’s masterful way of washing stuff out of the depths of your soul and giving you a sense of relief, refreshment and renewal.

“Jesus wept.”

John 11:35 – NIV

Be encouraged,

Kim

Copyright © 2019 by Kim Sweeting, Author of “Unwalled Words” Blog, All rights reserved.

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Guard Your Anointing

Guard Your Anointing

I received the following prophetic word, “Guard Your Anointing” by Elaine Tavolacci this morning via my subscription to her website, http://www.awordinseason.info

I believe is a timely word and as such, am re-blogging it with her permission.

GUARD YOUR ANOINTING

By Elaine Tavolacci

The Lord gave me a profound word this week. It may be lengthy but I’d like to share the story from the book of Judges Chapters thirteen to sixteen before I share the word. There was a man in the bible named Samson. Samson’s mother was barren but an angel appeared to her and told her that she was going to have a son. He said that she was not to drink any wine and no razor shall come upon his head because he was called to be a Nazarite dedicated to God from the womb. A Nazarite was an Israelite who followed a rigorous regimen of purity and was consecrated and separated unto God. The angel also told her that her son was going to begin to deliver Israel out of the hand of the Philistines. 

The angel reappeared to her and her husband Manoah after he prayed. They didn’t recognize that it was an angel as they spoke to him because he appeared as a man although his countenance was as an angel. He repeated to her husband what he had told her. He told them to prepare a burnt offering on an alter before the Lord. As they sacrificed a goat to the Lord, the flame went up toward heaven from off the altar, and the angel of the Lord ascended in the flame. When Manoah and his wife saw this, they fell with their faces to the ground realizing that it was an angel sent by God.

Samson was the last judge of Israel. Every time the Spirit of the Lord came upon him he had supernatural strength. He married a Philistine woman against Gods will and she left him. He killed a lion with his bare hands, he tied up 300 foxes and set their tails on fire to burn down all the vineyards, another time when the Philistines captured him, he broke out of shackles and killed 3,000 men with a jawbone of a dead donkey. One time the Lord brought water out of the ground to strengthen him. 

Samson met with a harlot which opened the door for destruction in his life. He then fell in love with a woman named Delilah. We all know the story but there is a lot of metaphors and revelation in the story. Delilah was sent to pervert Samson’s destiny. The rulers of the Philistines went to Delilah and said, “We want to know what makes Samson so strong. Try to trick him into telling you his secret”. Then we will know how to capture him and tie him up. They then offered her a large amount of silver in return. 

Delilah insisted that Samson tell her how he obtained his strength. ” Samson lied to Delilah three times before telling her the truth of his strength. He then told her that his strength was from his hair and that he never had it cut. This was part of the Nazarite vow. He fell asleep with his head on her lap and the Philistines came in and cut his hair off. When he awoke he didn’t even realize that he lost his strength. They then gouged his eyes out, put him in prison and made him a grinder. His hair began to grow back in the prison but he still didn’t have eyes. 

They brought him outside the prison to perform for them. There were 3,000 men and women laughing at him and mocking him. He asked to lean against the pillars and cried out to the Lord to let him destroy the Philistines for taking out his eyes. Then Samson took hold of the two columns of the temple crying out to the Lord to take his own life also along with the Philistines lives. He then pulled the whole temple down killing the rulers and everyone there. Samson killed more Philistines when he died than when he was alive.

This is what the Lord is showing me. We have heard it said that Delilah represented a spirit of sexual seduction, but Delilah actually represents every seducing spirit. The devil wants to steal your strength. There are seducing spirits today just as Delilah who are trying to destroy your spiritual authority and your destiny. They are controlling, manipulating and sneaky. They will work through people, and they will try to seduce you back to addictions. These seducing spirits will try make believers backslide to drugs, alcohol or pornography. They are spirits of betrayal and dishonor.  

Samson’s hair represented his anointing. When he lost his hair, he lost his strength. He lost his focus and tried operating in his own strength. Be careful who speaks into your life. Don’t be swayed by foolish men or women who try to derail you from your destiny. Don’t let others manipulate you. Samson’s eyes represented his spiritual sight and vision.The enemy wants to blind the spiritual eyes of every believer especially the prophets and the seers (Of God). Guard your eye gates. Don’t be deceived by the lusts of the flesh. 

Although Samson began to gain his strength back while in prison, he died without receiving his sight. It is imperative to protect your vision. You don’t have to die in your sin as Samson did. Jesus made a Blood Covenant with us and through repentance we are able to turn any situation around before it is too late. Do not allow any seducing spirit to steal your spiritual strength. Your anointing and your calling are more precious than anything in the natural. Jesus is calling you to turn it around now while there is still time. 

Judges Chapter 13 to Chapter 16 – Story of Samson

Ephesians 4:27 (TPT) – “Don’t give the slanderous accuser, the Devil, an opportunity to manipulate you!”

1 Peter 5: 8-9 (NKJV) – “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour: Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world.”

By Elaine Tavolacci

There’s much to meditate on and prayerfully consider.

Be encouraged!

Kim

Copyright © 2019 by Kim Sweeting, Author of “Unwalled Words” Blog, All rights reserved.

“Guard Your Anointing” – Copyright © 2019 by Elaine Tavolacci, Author of “A Word In Season”

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My Daughter Remember…

My Daughter Remember…

My daughter remember…

Remember you are My child.

Remember I am with you.

Remember I have made you and will sustain you.

Remember I am carrying you and have carried you from birth and will carry you through old age.

Remember I declare the end from the beginning.

Remember when I decree a thing it is so.

Remember what I purpose none can stop.

Remember what I have spoken, I shall bring to pass.

Remember My counsel shall stand and I shall do my good pleasure.

Remember there is none like Me.

Remember I love you.

Remember to rest in My Truth.

My daughter remember.

Selah!

Be encouraged!

Kim 

Copyright © 2019 by Kim Sweeting, Author of “Unwalled Words” Blog, All rights reserved.

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To My Prodigal Daughter….

To My Prodigal Daughter….

My prodigal sister, I see you in the spirit wearing raggedy clothing…like a garment that has been torn and shredded in many places because of claws slashing at it.

I believe that this is symbolic of what the enemy has done to your robe of righteousness; you’re still wearing it but it’s ragged from his many vicious attacks.

Give me your attention for a moment…this is a word that expresses our Father’s heart to you…

To My Prodigal Daughter

My daughter, I love you.

There has been many trials and tribulations and the enemy has sought to sift you as wheat, but even in the midst of this tumultuous onslaught, I have been there with you, loving you and wooing you back to Me.

Do you not hear the soft whispers of My Spirit telling you I love you, telling you I forgive you, telling you in spite of all that has transpired, I still have a plan and purpose for your life?

Be still and know that I am God.

I will conquer the enemies that have sought to destroy you if you return to Me and begin to seek Me with your whole heart.

I will heal your wounds and mend the broken places.

I will turn your mourning into joy.

I will give you beauty for the ashes in your life.

Seek Me.

Return to Me.

You belong to Me and I love you.

I am wooing you today, I am calling you today, I am drawing you today because I love you My daughter, My princess, My love.

Do not harden your heart; I await you My child.

Know that you are not what you’ve been through…you are not what you’ve done…you are not what has been done to you.

You are all that I say you are according to My Word and nothing can separate you from My love so I await your return to the place in Me that you once knew.

I’m still there, waiting with open arms to receive you.

Come My daughter….come.

Prodigal sister, hear the heart of our Father today.

Run to Him and He will welcome you and hold you and heal you and forgive you and restore the splendor of your robe of righteousness.

I urge you, listen to Him, return to Him…don’t let the enemy win the battle.

“Come near to God and He will come near to you.”

James 4:8 – NIV

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”

1 John 1:9 – NIV

“When he was still a long way off, his father saw him. His heart pounding, he ran out, embraced him, and kissed him. The son started his speech: ‘Father, I’ve sinned against God, I’ve sinned before you; I don’t deserve to be called your son ever again.’

But the father wasn’t listening. He was calling to the servants, ‘Quick. Bring a clean set of clothes and dress him. Put the family ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. Then get a grain-fed heifer and roast it. We’re going to feast! We’re going to have a wonderful time! My son is here—given up for dead and now alive! Given up for lost and now found!’ And they began to have a wonderful time.”

Luke 15:20-24 – The Message Bible

Prodigal sister, like in the parable of the prodigal son, know that our Heavenly Father truly loves you, cares about you, wants you to return, and joyously awaits you..  

When He hears you calling out to Him, He will respond favorably to you.

Don’t wait any longer…call out…run into His arms…do it now!!

He’s waiting.

Kim

Copyright © 2019 by Kim Sweeting, Author of “Unwalled Words” Blog, All rights reserved.

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The Process Of Development

The Process Of Development

I received the following prophetic word, “The Process Of Development” by Elaine Tavolacci this morning via my subscription to her website, http://www.awordinseason.info.

I believe is a timely word for many, and as such, am re-blogging it with her permission.

The Process Of Development

When I was a young girl we didn’t have mobile phones, computers or any type of digital devices. We used cameras to take pictures which had to go through a process of development. A negative was taken through several steps before a photograph was formed. The film was first taken into a dark room. It was then soaked in water, then converted into a metallic silver. It was then rinsed in clean water, and it was finally perfected by light. As the photograph was being developed it was handled carefully to avoid any damage, discoloration, or fading. 

We live in a generation who has been spoiled with modern technology. We are able to take pictures instantly from just about any place in the world with a cell phone or other digital device. In the same way, so many of us resist the process that God brings us through, because we are looking for an instant “modern technology” transformation. Every one of us have been taken from a negative situation but so many of us are undeveloped because we haven’t allowed Him to continue with the process in our lives.

It is imperative that we spend time cultivating our relationship with Jesus in the dark room. We need to allow Him to take us through the process of development. This dark room is where our character is developed as our fleshly desires are crucified. This is the place of heartfelt repentance. This is the place where He trains us to hear His voice and know His ways. This is where our gifts are cultivated and dreams are birth. This is where new ideas are developed and new assignments are released. This Is where we place our prayer requests and receive answers to our prayers. This is where the Word of God becomes alive with revelation and vision is established.

The Lord says; allow Me to transform your life in this place. Allow Me to work in you and through you to bring every negative situation into a positive. Do not rebel and do not resist the process. Some say, it is too difficult but others understand that I am walking with them through it all. The process is necessary to be conformed and developed into My image. This is the place where all impurities and defilement will be destroyed and all bruises and blemishes will be erased. This is the place where the rough edges will be smooth out, broken hearts will be restored and wounds from the past will be removed. 

The memories of the afflictions and traumas will be wiped away. This is the place where your mind will be renewed and you will learn to walk in integrity and grow in maturity. This place is necessary for your spiritual growth and fruit that will remain. Just as there is a process of maturation in the natural life, there is also a process in your spiritual life. Trust Me when you feel that the process is too challenging. My plans will be established through this process of development. This is where transformation will take place. This is where you will learn to walk, This is the place where you will receive healing and learn to grow into the person that you were created to be, says the Lord.

“Now I’ll listen carefully for your voice and wait to hear whatever you say. Let me hear your promise of peace – the message every one of your godly lovers longs to hear. Don’t let us in our ignorance turn back from following you.” 

Psalm 85:8 (The Passion Translation)

“When you sit enthroned under the shadow of Shaddai, you are hidden in the strength of God Most High.”

Psalm 91:1 (The Passion Translation)

“Arise, my dearest. Hurry, my darling. Come away with me! I have come as you have asked to draw you to my heart and lead you out.”

Song of Solomon 2:10 (The Passion Translation)

By Elaine Tavolacci

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Be encouraged!

Kim

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“The Process of Development” – Copyright © 2019 by Elaine Tavolacci, Author of “A Word In Season”

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