The year 2018 is winding down. We are in the last quarter.
As we march toward the new year, I am drawn to look through my journal at the year in its entirety.
I was given a word by God to live under for 2018. It was “sustain.”
That was an important word for me. It kept me balanced as fierce, oppositional winds raged against our family. But God was faithful and made a way when we didn’t see a way. We bent but we didn’t bow! Glory to God!
In this last quarter, the first day of October, God gave me a very clear word to continue what he began in January.
The word is STAND.
This time though I am sensing, not to just hold, but to hold and move out.
I heard him say, Stand for Righteousness! Stand between & Stand against! STAND!
I received 2 confirmations, immediately, within minutes from writing down the word Stand for, Stand between, and Stand against. He told me exactly what I was to stand for, between and against.
Stand for righteousness:
I must pray, believe, and encourage myself and other believers, that God’s word and promises belong to us.
Faith, healing, abundant life, belong to us through salvation. This is very important truth!
The between times is what gets most people! Its the hardest in the between time, where you receive the promise by faith, and the final manifestation of the actual evidence.
Faith can be like the shot on the starting line of a race!
We are believing in faith at the beginning, and it’s all good, if it’s a short race to the finished line!
But what happens if it’s a marathon? What happens when stamina is needed and we aren’t prepared?
What happens in the ‘between,’ of seeing and getting the promised thing? When we can’t see the finish line and the obstacle course pops up?
We need prayer and encouragement to keep our eyes on God. He cannot lie! If he said he will do it, he will. We can’t give up!
We must be prepared to stand in the between times!
Clarity is needed! Clarity comes from Renewing your mind!
Clarity comes from Putting on faith glasses, and keeping them on!
To Stand against:
I actually got a email with the words,’Stand Against,’ in the title, within minutes of the understanding of ‘stand between.’
It was concerning standing against wickedness! Against unrighteousness in our nation!
As I thought about it, I realized we must stand against apathy!
We must stand against Anti- Christ activity.
We stand against compromise. Com-promise is anti promise.
I have been giving a word in the last quarter to Stand.
Stand for righteousness. Stand in between the promise and the fulfillment. Stand against unbelief.
I’m putting on my faith glasses. Putting on my armor. Setting my face like a flint.
John 2:15 He made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the temple area, both sheep and cattle, he scattered the coins of the money changers, and overturned their tables.
Think on that!
Time to stand! As for me and my house we will serve the Lord!