Spoken Through Theresa Harvard Johnson
Tonight,.... I heard this word of the Lord so clearly in my spirit. The Lord said: "WHY ARE YOU RUNNING! DID I NOT TELL YOU TO STAND!"
Immediately, I was taken to Ephesians 6:10-12 which says:
In conclusion, be strong in the Lord [be empowered through your union with Him]; draw your strength from Him [that strength which His boundless might provides]. Put on God's whole armor [the armor of a heavy-armed soldier which God supplies], that you may be able to successfully to stand up against [all] the strategies and the deceits of the devil.
Clearly, clearly the Lord said to me, "MY PEOPLE ARE RUNNING FROM MY ENEMY! YET, THEY HAVE DELEGATED AUTHORITY OVER HIM! ALL THEY HAVE TO DO IS STAND IN MY ARMOR!"
Suddenly I began to see people running. Just running everywhere and going anywhere. They didn't even know for sure, what they were running from and had absolutely no idea what they were running to. Yet, they were running .... and thinking they were "fighting the enemy." Instead, what was really taking place was a "wearing down" and these people were to "tired" to see it.
Daniel 7:25 says this about Satan:
"And he shall speak words against the Most High [God] and shall wear out the saints of the Most High and ...."
The bible didn't say he would "try" to wear out. It says HE WILL wear out...
Not only does he come to steal, kill and destroy ... but a "wearing down" is also a part of that process...
Satan's "job description" is to KEEP YOU RUNNING! When a person is running (in fear of the enemy) they don't pay any attention to what is going on behind them, before them, to their left, to their right, above or beneath. Instead, they are in a crazy, mindless cycle of fear that will ultimately lead to place of destruction, great weakness and ultimately death either in the spirit, the natural or both. A person who is running in fear will SEPARATE or disconnect themselves from their very source that is destined to protect them ... because literally, they are operating outside of the true mind -- which is the mind of Christ. They are relying SOLELY on a flesh-spirit mix ... which WILL NEVER work in the realm of the spirit.
You see.... satan wants you to get tired. He wants you to sleep and slumber, not to STAY AWAKE and REMAIN ALERT. I had a glimpse of a war, and in the midst of this war... there were people with nothing to lose. They had this demeanor and mindset that said: "If I die, then I will die ... but I will stand my ground for the chance to live." So they suited up, and faced the enemy without any concern for the cost.
1 Peter 5:8 says this:
Be well balanced (temperate, sober of mind), be vigilant and cautious at all times; for that enemy of yours, the devil, roams around like a lion roaring [[a] in fierce hunger], seeking someone to seize upon and devour."
But instead of seeking God for your breakthrough, believers are running in fear. They are running to man to "comfort" their FEELINGS, to sympathize with THEIR "CONDITION OR SITUATION," to provide an answer for them that NO MAN CAN PROVIDE!!! I PRAY YOU HEAR ME!!!
Running in fear is not the same as running a race. When we run a race, we are running that race on our KNEES. IN A PLACE OF PRAYER and INTERCESSION!!! We are praying God's will for our lives ... by the HOLY GHOST if we must. We do not always know what to pray so we must allow the Holy Spirit on the inside of us to pray the perfect prayer. THIS IS STANDING!!! This is standing in your armor!!! This is trusting God to deliver you!!! This is seeking instruction and direction!!!! This is the beginning of using the WEAPONS you have been given to SAVE YOUR SOUL!!!!
I keep hearing this: "WHY ARE MY PEOPLE RUNNING? I'VE CREATED YOU TO STAND ..."
The word STAND as used in Ephesians means to cause or make stand; to place, to make firm; to establish; to establish a thing; to keep intact; to uphold or sustain the authority or force of anything; to set or place in balance; the foundation of a thing; to continue safe and sound; to be of a steadfast mind; one who does not hesitate or waiver.
Psalm 3 says: 1Lord, how are they increased that trouble me! many are they that rise up against me.
2Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. Selah.
3But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.
4I cried unto the LORD with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah.
5I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the LORD sustained me.
6I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, that have set themselves against me round about.
7Arise, O LORD; save me, O my God: for thou hast smitten all mine enemies upon the cheek bone; thou hast broken the teeth of the ungodly.
8Salvation belongeth unto the LORD: thy blessing is upon thy people. Selah.
Many "saints" will continue to perish as long as they try "everything else" except the Lord. No man can serve two masters .....
In Jesus' Name. Amen!
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