“Through the Ashes!”
To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified. (Isaiah 61:3)
The ashes are our adversities we face in our daily lives, the weight of the world trying to break us down. The tears flow and we feel all alone. We feel nothing left in us to fight anymore. Let me encourage you by saying God will turn it around, He will give you beauty for this pile of ash you are sitting in, you will give you praise for the heaviness upon your shoulders right now and the oil of joy is going to flow for you. He will wipe your tears just as he wiped the tears of Hannah. She was so overcome with her sorrow of barrenness but God moved! Hezekiah was sick and near death and he wept bitterly. God delivered Hezekiah and added fifteen years to his life. The Lord who wiped the tears of Hannah and Hezekiah will do the same for you. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever!
The blessings come from the suffering just like a giant hand takes hold of a honeycomb and squeezes until the honey flows. When Moses smote the rock and the water came forth. That heart of stone has to be broken before the water (God’s Spirit) can flow out. A beautiful flower that is pressed and crushed, but from that comes the sweet fragrance of perfume.
He will give you that joy in place of your sorrow. He will give you a love that casts out all fear. He will give you sunshine for your shadows. He will give you beauty for your ashes!
You will begin to see clearly through your cloud of ashes and not only beauty will arise, but a new and stronger flame will burn. Remember that He who promised is always faithful and never far from you.
In order to bring forth the sweetness, there has to be some suffering. To bring about the beauty of the flame, something must go to ashes!
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I feel led to send this word out again today as the Lord reminded me of many that need to read this again.
As I was getting ready to go to bed one night, I heard the following words so clearly I almost turned around to see if there was someone behind me speaking. Immediately, I knew this was a word from the Lord. The Lord said, “I AM YOUR DEFENDER”.
It was only a few seconds later I once again heard “I AM YOUR DEFENDER”.
“I AM Defending You From Your Accuser. I AM working overtime in your situation to restore relationships that have been broken apart by the enemy. I AM your defender in court, and I will not allow my sons and daughters to be humiliated during the outcome of trial!”
There is an acceleration of wisdom that is coming your way that will provide clear strategy for the battle.
The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. (Psalm 18:2)
Right now I want to encourage you to step out with an act of faith and sow a seed of $50, $35, or $25 into Spirit Fuel and name it “A Battle Seed” as a sign by faith that you are coming out of the battle. By sowing a seed today into Spirit Fuel, you will be helping us reach more people on the internet for the Kingdom of God. There are 10 of you I believe the Lord is calling you to sow a specific seed of $150. There are 5 of you I believe the Lord is calling you to sow a specific seed of $1,000. As you sow today, name your seed as we are praying and believing for your needs today. Act in faith right now and watch what God does.
A TURNAROUND FOR YOU..
A word by Dana Jarvis
I decree you are making the spiritual journey from the bondage of Egypt into your promised land of destiny. I know you have grown weary. Do not let the murmurings and complaining attitudes rule you. It causes the faith to waiver! Your focus is upon the cup of bitter waters that you are currently drinking from.
Rest assured that your God is making these bitter waters sweet!
You shall taste and see that the Lord is good! You are going to see such extravagance in your daily life. He is delivering much into your hands so reach up and take hold. Just as he was with you before, he is with you now. You are going to drink deep of the Living Waters. The bitter waters of life have tried to steal all joy.
However I hear the Lord say, “It is done, I am the Lord who heals you. I am the Lord who will restore you. I am the Lord who will provide your every need. I am the One that is making the bitter waters sweet!”
I feel so strongly that God is removing your cup of bitter waters you have had to drink for so long. He is causing a turnaround for you in a situation that you desperately need him to move. I am speaking to several and know this word is for you. Even as the Lord led Moses and the children of Israel from their bondage at the Red Sea, it still took one step of faith. One step of faith is all it takes to cause a release from all of this. Take a moment and sow into good ground by giving into Spirit Fuel. For just a contribution of $25, $50, or even $100 or more given into Spirit Fuel is an active step and good ground on which to sow. It is a powerful ministry reaching the world for Christ. As you sow that offering, it is that act of faith that will cause the Red Sea where you are standing to part in your life. The bitter cup will be removed and the sweetness of the Lord shall begin to flow!
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