By Margaret D. Mitchell
Week of July 9, 2023
Have you noticed that your old fights have lessened as you’ve come increasingly into God’s wisdom (James 4:1)?
I'm amazed how God lightens our loads and brings change for the better as our hearts are made more right with Him—when all we feel toward past afflicters is mercy; and He releases us into more of His joy and glory, as we keep our eyes on Him.
Holy Spirit is breaking open His greater glory for those who’ve had to fight through, reminiscent of Jesus on the cross when He realized a glimpse of the joy set before Him, saying, "Forgive them for they know not what they are doing" (Luke 23:34).
The finish line is where the value of purposed tribulation is broken open and realized. It’s where God releases His greater good exponentially.
He has made us ready for the outward shift into a more glorious realm.
In particular, this is a time where we'll come to know God as our burden bearer in a new way. There’s a lifting happening, where we’ll experience His faithfulness to meet needs more swiftly in the outworking of His promises.
It's a new time and place of awesome wonder, where we can put our trust in Him to prove out what He has done in us behind the scenes.
Even as Jesus asked that the cup be taken from Him and then intentionally submitted to Heavenly Father's process for the greater glory, Father God has seen our yield to His ways and has firmly decided that it’s enough (Matthew 26:39).
God has grown us into His appointed time and place that are in eyeshot before us. Within nine months, many will be fully released from what God has been working for them all along.
Just as Jesus' journey began in a humble setting and ended on high, so, too, will Holy Spirit lead us to follow His path to completion for a new beginning. Former assignments will end, leaving us with exponentially more than where we began. To this, God will add even more forward to offer all that’s needed to flourish in new assignments. They will involve a distinct ending and a distinct new beginning at two separate times.
Regarding our former places and times, I hear The Lord say, "Don't worry about what was or what could have been or should have been. This is the enemy's trap. For I have made you wiser, so continue to follow My wisdom and leave all else to Me."
God is exalting many with a powerful new mantle to see miraculous breakthrough for others forward. What has been hard for them will be made easy as God’s power flows through His anointed ones.
Those who reach for God will receive their rescue. And it will be mighty.
I hear the Lord say, "I have built you for this and you are ready. You will be in position to help others fight the good fight of faith and experience breakthrough, because I have taught you firsthand how to do it. You will hear My voice and understand what to do next. Your new prayer will be, 'Lord, in it all, make them stronger in You as You have made me.' For I AM the One who saves and I shall rescue them."
I hear The Lord say that He has commissioned you to go forth and do as He would do. He has given you the breaker anointing to see others set free. And it will be a joy to your heart, as it is to His.
I hear The Lord say that “There is a holy ease to your new assignments. Darkness will tremble when you walk in. It will fall away as you are led by Me and continue to follow Me. Just as I delivered you out of places of darkness, it will have no place in them. You will walk in victory, as I AM victory and have set victory before you. I have made you into My Joshua and you will go forth and win battle after battle, as you continue to obey Me. For there is no lack in My victory.”
I sense God is also forewarning us to be mindful to not step into invitations that are not of Him, like the proposition the Gibeonites made to Joshua. God is under no obligation to fight such entanglements, because He doesn’t honor the idolatry of ways outside of His own. It must be HIS plan with His orders all of the way. So, let’s not endanger ourselves or mislead others by getting off course to “help” in ways that are not specifically of God for us.
He and His ways are enough. He has preserved us for such a time as this, and we can do it with Him. We need only to believe, take courage and step out with Him.
So, Lord, let it all be according to Your will. Lead us and show us the way to go. To You be all glory, honor and praise. Amen.
Margaret D. Mitchell is the Founder of God's Love at Work, a marketplace outreach purposed to share God's greatest power source - the love of Christ.
Originally published Sunday, 09 July 2023.