AND A CHILD SHALL LEAD THEM

The other day I was struggling to maintain my focus and attention on the things at hand. Though I take my responsibilities seriously, and deeply care about the people I reach, there is something else that always tugs on my spirit. It is that unseen realm where I know all Truth, Goodness, Purity, and Freedom reside. 

It is that realm of the Spirit where there is absolute peace and total victory over the darkness. I think about the many others who feel the same battle in finding some equilibrium and sanity in a world gone mad. Being assaulted on a daily basis with conflicting reports and so many unknowns, something inside of us just longs to be free from it all. I began to wonder if the struggle is as real as it feels, or merely an exaggeration of my own unsettled thoughts.

As I sit at my desk and contemplate these things, out of nowhere I hear a voice:

“YOU DON’T COME FROM HERE

He speaks right in my ear – as if He just walked in the room and stood directly behind me, crouching down to be sure I heard Him. It is not a rebuke or correction, but an affirmation of what my spirit had already been telling me: We don’t come from “here.” 

We’ve been created for something much higher and much grander.  As I ponder His words, something stirs inside of me. A deep longing begins to rise up and I am suddenly taken back to my very first memory of meeting the One who just spoke.

I was lying on the grass on a beautiful summer day as a six-year-old child, looking up at the sweeping blue sky and the billowing clouds and immediately KNEW I had come from “there.” I felt so close to that unseen realm I could almost touch it. I somehow knew, 
that was where I came from and that’s where I belonged. 

The One who created this broad expanse had also created me – and we were intricately knit together. I felt so close to that reality I could almost wrap myself in the clouds as a blanket. It was so other-worldly, and yet strangely – it felt like Home. Little did I comprehend at that moment how that day would mark me.

As I continue to sit at my desk, reflecting on what I just heard, the Lord and I begin an inward conversation. I see the battles before us and the dark forces that are determined to keep us earth bound. 

Though my spirit longs to be free and soar above it all, the enemy is relentless in pulling us down to his level, keeping us fixated on that which we cannot control. Distracting us with the lesser things, he hopes to blind us to the higher things.

The Lord continues to speak to my spirit about His plan concerning these warring realities and His purpose for us who believe. The more He speaks, the more my spirit grows in the comprehension of His words and tears of relief begin to flow. I am once again reconnected to the Source of my hope and longings, and a clarity of purpose begins to emerge. 

The longer He lingers, the greater my desire is to live from THIS reality of absolute freedom and liberation of soul and spirit. All of the earthly arguments and debates that have been raised against His unseen Kingdom seem to melt in this simple, yet profound, knowledge of His creative design.

And then....at some point in this intimate conversation, I suddenly realize who He has been speaking to. He has not been speaking to the adult at the desk – my “mature” and grown-up self that has gained a semblance of understanding through years of trials and testing. No. He has been speaking to that child within. 

Somehow, He reached right into my spirit and drew out that six-year-old girl and reminded her of those first moments of revelation and pure faith in Him. Those moments when all became possible, and nothing was greater than His overriding presence and power. He reminds me of the child within that holds the key to apprehending the treasures of His Kingdom.

At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who is the greatest in the Kingdom of heaven?” And calling to Him a child, He put him in the midst of them and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the Kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the Kingdom of heaven.

I now realize the message He is sending – not just to me – but to all who have been yearning for deliverance from this counterfeit matrix. To all who have been praying for freedom from Leviathan’s pride and control on the earth, God is showing us His secret weapon.  It is a simple childlike faith that can overcome the world. Eternity was planted in our hearts from the moment we were conceived (Ecc 3:11), and this absolute assurance of His preeminence over all of creation lies hidden in each one of us. And it has great power over the serpent from the deep.

The wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the young goat, and the calf and the lion and the fattened calf together; and a little child shall lead them...The nursing child shall play over the hole of the cobra, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the adder's den. They shall not hurt or destroy in all My holy mountain; for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.

This passage is not just a picture of a world at peace, but the power of one who knows their God. It is not those considered smart or strong by human standards that have the winning edge in this battle for truth. It is those with a childlike faith who have never stopped pursuing the wonder and awe of all that is unseen; who dare to believe that the impossible can still happen. A child doesn’t have to try and believe. They simply believe. 

Those who possess this quality cannot be poisoned by the unbelief of the disappointed or the cynicism of the deceived. They bypass the arguments and disregard the doubts because they’ve been captured by an eternal reality that outlasts them all. They’ve met their Creator, and they absolutely trust Him.

It is this childlike faith that the Father is calling up. A calling to remember those first moments when we KNEW that He alone is God. A calling to embrace that revelation of His greatness and dare to believe in His absolute goodness even in the face of the most hideous evil.  Where the adult in the room questions and debates, the child simply runs into place. It is this unshakeable trust in our Master Creator that can nullify the spirits of control and destroy the deceptive lies. The King of Pride has no choice but to bow in the presence of such pure and simple faith.

There are treasures of the deep that the Lord wants to give us. Hidden truths, incredible revelations, and untold provision for the days ahead. It is the joy of His heart to share the abundance of His Kingdom and reveal the fullness of His glory to all who simply believe.  

The only secret in this journey is to understand what is already inside of you. The secret to unlocking the treasures of His Kingdom – is to enter in as a child. 

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Wanda has been in ministry for over 35 years as a worship leader, teacher, author, deliverance counselor, and speaker.

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  1. Wow! Your preview looks wonderful! Thank you so much …. I’m excited to order the book!
    Thank you Wanda for your discipline in all you do. I’ve been watching so many people and prophets for over two years and am getting very tired. I’ve cut out many from my daily routine, but listen to your videos, Elijah Streams and a few others. I am trying to spend more time reading the Bible and just being with God. I’m trying harder to take time to listen for Him! Thank you!!!

  2. I have also been struggling, trying to understand why my interests have so drastically changed regarding teachings, teachers, etc that I once followed closely. I even became sad and concerned that I was falling away. But lately I began to understand that I was not falling away, but instead I was changing at His direction. What I resisted and questioned for nearly a year or more I am just now learning to embrace. I am not yet fully relaxed (!) but I’m getting there. As I surrender to Him I am able to release anxiety about the changes He is making in me. It’s slow, but it’s steady. Wanda, your recent video and A Child will Lead Them blog were so perfectly timed and helped me to understand what is happening. I consistently listen to and read your releases, but tonight was a God appointed connection. Thank you for sharing. And thank you for helping me on this beautiful journey of change.

  3. Am amazed at the truths in here. And as i led your article- AND A CHILD SHALL LEAD THEM – my spirit was stirred. Thank you so much for sharing.

  4. Thank you Wanda for the truth you shared, and the way you share it, make it so much more understandable for me. I cant wait for your next video from you. May GOD bless you. From a sunny South Africa.

  5. I am so thankful for this word Wanda…as I went to sleep last night I took with me Gen.18:14 ” Is anything too hard or too wonderful for the Lord” ? Our family this week have been in an intense warfare and His peace came almost midnight with this story from Gensis 18 concerning Abraham and Sarah ..All I could do was raise my hands in the bed and thank Him and cry because I knew that He was speaking in my ear ..just like you said in your story ..and now I get up and read this ..🙏🏻..you are truly a blessing thank you ..I recieve just like I did when I first got saved 45 years ago ..childlike faith 💕🙏🏻

  6. I just love how The Father spoke to you! It’s our innocence as a child that great faith rests upon. Just recently I too experienced a moment where Holy Spirit reminded me of when I accepted Jesus as Savior at age 5. My childlike faith is what He was addressing and reminding me of. In this season of so many challenges in our country and world it’s our childlike faith in Him that gives strength. Thank you for sharing such an intimate experience. It was so encouraging to read and gave me confirmation about what I experienced recently. Btw, love the website!

  7. Wanda, you always inspire this 90 year old who still feels the call to start a ranch for boys at risk in El Salvador. A younger pastor
    friend has the call to help start it.

    1. That’s awesome. Young at heart with Jesus wisdom….you will be such a blessing to those young men.

  8. Love your website. Standing with you and sincerely praying for all ministries that the Lord has not only called, but put His blessing upon. I’m an end time warrior, praying for the Holy SPIRIT to always fill me up with more of Jesus. Praying for all saints to keep the Armour of God on daily! The weapons of our warfare are NOT CARNAL, but Mighty through God, to the pulling down of strongholds! Be blessed in Jesus name!!

  9. How beautiful! What a great word and delivery—Holy Spirit fed and led—Glory to God with thankfulness for your God-filled insights🙏🏻❣️🙏🏻

  10. Perfect timing, Wanda! Beautifully written. Thank you for sharing your heart, soul and spirit with the world. I especially relate to this, “The Lord continues to speak to my spirit about His plan concerning these warring realities and His purpose for us who believe. The more He speaks, the more my spirit grows in the comprehension of His words and tears of relief begin to flow. I am once again reconnected to the Source of my hope and longings, and a clarity of purpose begins to emerge.” What comfort there is in knowing the One Who is truly in control of it all and that He longs to have us with Him as much as we long to be at home with Him. Blessings to you!

  11. Wanda this was awesome and moving. I agree that He does cause us to be drawn into a special time where He reminds us who we are.

  12. Yes, I can see why Jesus would love children; so ‘less’ complicated. Kat Kerr talks about us being in the Father before we become a physical being [zygote] in the 4D world. So, it follows that our neonatal memories and understanding would be of things of the Father and Heaven. We’re born and start acclimating to the reality of what we see and hear, and the harsher things of the fallen world take center stage. So, our heart memory fades. So, when Jesus was around kids, I’m sure their hearts were more stirred than even the disciples, whom He addressed in Matt. 19:13,14. They weren’t that far removed from their origin in the Father as were the adults. And so, we long for being as unincumbered as a child, but more, to be back in Heaven with our Father – His love.

  13. Thank you for sharing. It was very touching to read. It brought tears to my eyes because of the truth shared. When I first started reading all I could think about was children BELIEVE. That is the word the Lord gave me for 2022…BELIEVE. When He shared it in October 2021, I said to the Lord. “I think we have had that word before.” He said, ‘Yes, but this time it is BELIEVE like you have never BELIEVED before.’ Wow! Thank you Wanda for continuing to encourage us on this journey and participating in what God is doing.

  14. I said the other day to God, it’s not complicated really for us is it? Your goodness, your LOVE, your saving us in a LOVE so powerful we cry from the mere thought… How complicated does man have to make it. Even some pastors do that. I am going with simple. The pressure is increasing. I will pray, decree, declare and love on those who need it that walk in my path. Family needs it most, so veiled. A beautiful visit Wanda. Makes me tear to read it. Look forward to you mentioning it on Elijah Streams. I look forward to your new book. Blessings, blessings, blessings.

  15. When I was a little boy I read Topise Turbee and the book disgricbe everything upside down.And of course it still is .I so relate to your message.Often I feel like a little boy in a grown body . So when I see myself with the Father He’s always got my hand walking together,but when I see myself with Him I’m a little boy .

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