We are in a protracted battle that is not ending any time soon. We are facing things many of us never thought possible. Not only is our nation in massive turmoil and chaos, spiritual forces are pressing upon believers and we need to gird ourselves for the days ahead.
But, instead of dreading the future and fearing the worst, the Father has something else in mind – totally. If we catch this revelation and embrace His commission, we could literally turn the world upside down:
Do you know where I’m leading you?
Do you understand what it is I am perfecting within you?
Do you fear what lies ahead or do you comprehend the joy that awaits you?
You know I laugh at the enemy. You know I am not moved by his devices, plots, and tantrums. You know that his presence and practices have no hold on me and no effect on my purposes – and this is what frustrates him. Even that which he does to trick and deceive you, I turn around for your good and his shame.
Yes, I know the triumph of victory over his little mind and his limited plans. This is the very thing I want for YOU to know and experience. For the very thing he has been trying to trap you in – fear and hopelessness – is the very thing that I use to raise up a people of unmatched faith, courage, and boldness.
It is my desire that you know the same joy I have in seeing him as he really is. It is my delight that you walk in my gladness and joy of Kingdom authority, recognizing that the imps and trolls who pose as giants are, in fact, merely insects. Yes, the fallen one will continue to wreak havoc and vandalize the earth with his devilish tirades. But, you must not let his disruptions keep you from rising higher, above the earth realm where you have full authority over his reign of terror. Do not become attached to the temporal – to that which does not exist in the higher realms – for he will infect them and sink his hooks deep into your soul, draining you of all faith and hope in my providence. You must fix your attention on that which is eternal and let ME be your source of provision and security.
You will be shocked in the coming days as to the ruthless nature of your enemy. Your mind will struggle to comprehend the wickedness that has been simmering and the vengeance that has been fermenting for generations. This satan’s pride and jealousy knows no bounds and he is utterly desperate to prove his ability to torment and terrorize.
AND YET – the reason I allow him room is so that YOU will know the same joy of victory that I possess. I want you to understand the power of My throne and the absolute confidence that comes in using the scepter I have given you. For my Kingdom is one of laughter and fullness of joy. NO power can usurp My throne and no enemy can match the infinite expanse of my reign and rule.*
THIS is what I am molding and shaping within your hearts and minds in these days of trouble and chaos. THIS is what is being formed from the inside out. And this is what the enemy cannot fathom or comprehend.
My joy does not come by escaping evil.
My joy is perfected in the midst of it.
(Scroll to the bottom for a video clip of me releasing this word this past Sunday in our corporate worship.)
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