Not Just Another December

Today is December 1st. How are you doing? How are you feeling? I don’t know about you, but something great is coming in 2022. I know it and I trust Him. There is a special blessing and anointing for those who stay close to the Lord, delighting in Him.

But there is tension in the air because of that! The enemy is distracting us from serving Him faithfully. He wants to keep us in a loop of old cycles to keep us from getting ready for the bigger things next year. Have you been remaining close to the heart of the Father at this hour, leaning into Him? Then you will know that a new heart and a new mind will be given to those who are ready to repent and who come with open hands!

A few days ago, I heard the Lord say, “Pray for the faithful to arise.” I still feel the urgency to forward this to you because I need enforcement in this prayer, I need others to pray with me in the Spirit. I need us to arise for the Lord at this moment. Pray for me that I will stay in my position as a watchman on the wall.

The Lord also said this morning that this post would encourage and admonish because “I called them, but they are not answering. They are distracted, discouraged and they’ve given in to fear and doubt.” He is talking about His faithful ones. God is willing to help because He wants you to partner with Him, even if He can do it without you.

Believe me, I have felt the distraction. It’s easy to give in and to slumber but even then, it is good to come to the Lord and ask Him for help. If you ask, He will send you warnings and make you realize how the enemy is currently trespassing your house or the houses of those close to you. Alertness and quick repentance is key.

Let us have a look at two faithful servants of God in the story of Jesus’ consecration shortly after his birth:

“Now there was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was righteous and devout. He was waiting for the consolation of Israel and the Holy Spirit was on him. It had been revealed to him by the Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the Lord’s Messiah. Moved by the Spirit, he went into the temple courts. When the parents brought in the child Jesus to do for him what the custom of the Law required, Simeon took him in his arms and praised God …

There was also a prophet, Anna, the daughter of Penuel of the tribe of Asher. She was very old: she had lived with her husband for seven years after her marriage but then was a widow until she was eighty-four. She never left the temple but worshipped night and day, fasting and praying. Coming to them at that very moment, she gave thanks to God and spoke about the child to all who were looking forward to the redemption of Israel.
(Luke 2:25-28, 36-38 NIV)

Anna and Simeon were faithful. They never stopped waiting for the Lord. They were right where they were supposed to be, as was assigned by the Lord (and this is not possible without the guidance of the Holy Spirit)! This is why they were able to recognize the Savior when He was there where He was. Do you not desire this for yourself, too? To be awake and faithful enough to have the honor of actually encountering the Messiah right where He is at? Even holding Him in your arms like Simeon did? It starts with expectancy, with delighting in God’s salvation. And you will be able to recognize the new when it’s finally there!

Do not be afraid! God sent His only Son so that we could “serve Him without fear, in holiness and righteousness before Him all our days.” (Luke 1:74-75) So do not be afraid, you who believe!

“The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned. You have enlarged the nation and increased their joy; they rejoice before you as people rejoice at the harvest, as warriors rejoice when dividing the plunder. For as in the day of Midian’s defeat, you have shattered the yoke that burdens them, the bar across their shoulders, the rod of their oppressor. Every warrior’s boot used in battle and every garment rolled in blood will be destined for burning, will be fuel for the fire. For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this.” (Isaiah 9:2-7 NIV)

Is this not wonderful? This prophecy has already been fulfilled. Set some time apart for the Lord – spend enough time with Him to go through all the different areas of your life together. This is what needs to happen right now, to set things in order before the new can arrive. As you talk with Him, you will be able to decipher the areas in your life where you are holding on to lesser things because of fear and discouragement. If you don’t know how to talk with Him, start with this prayer with me:

Father, I’m here. It’s your child. I want to encounter you today. I just want to talk and hear your voice. Forgive me for doubting your goodness and faithfulness. You are the same God then, now and forever and you are mighty. You scatter those who are proud in their inmost hearts but you lift up the humble. Promise me you will keep me humble and give me the faith to believe that you always fulfill your promises. No word from you ever fails. I love you and I want to be with you. So bring me to where you are, Lord. Where are you at? What are you thinking? How can I be there for you? Speak to me, Father. I’m listening. Thank you.

Amen.

The Simplicity of His Words – In Memory of Reformation Day 2021

October 31st is Reformation Day in Germany. (It is good that there is a different name for this day in the year than Halloween.) Many years ago, Martin Luther took a – for him, I’m sure – tremendous step of faith to tell the whole world the truth that salvation is reached through faith and by grace only. This truth is the gospel that we Christians believe in and yet for many it has been and still is, I find, maybe too simple to receive. “No, God’s love cannot be that radical and revolutionary; it cannot be that incomprehensibly patient and faithful, that generous.” In believing so, people come up with the same life-stealing, self-destructive ideas again and again. Really, there is nothing new under the sun (Ecclesiastes 1:9)! People drive innocent children into madness and the weak into despair. Are we any different when we choose to comply? When we choose to play along?

I had a surprising, reformational encounter with God yesterday during worship and will talk about the revelation as the Holy Spirit leads me but for now it suffices to say that reformation begins today, right now, in our own lives when we do as He says in Isaiah 30:15: “Come back to me! By returning and resting in me you will be saved. In quietness and trust you will be made strong.” (TPT)

It is simple. Or – is it too simple for you? Oh, I am asking this question myself, my friends!

Prophetic Word: WORLD WAR

“You are working in all the hidden places”

These days I keep waking up very early in the morning, disrupted in my sleep and having difficulties to breathe. I’ve been fighting allergic asthma since the beginning of this year. What is interesting is that I found out this past week that some of my brothers and sisters in Christ “suddenly” developed similar symptoms over the past few years. The Lord is revealing certain things to me and I felt led to share a few things (including a dream I have had recently). It’s a divine hour we’re in. He has highlighted three things to me:

  1. The Lord is gathering His children from the east and the west (Isaiah 43:5). His command: FEAR NOT. He’s doing it, He’s gathering us. We’re in this critical hour together, the army of the Lord (there are some Christian leaders deceiving themselves to be a part of the army but no, there are only a handful. Most are the masses, the “civilians” who need protection. If you are unsure, pray to God and ask Him if you are part of the army or not, lest you get yourself into unnecessary pain when it’s not your role to fight upfront). We are literally in a “World War”, I heard it in the Spirit in the dream. I saw war planes shooting through the sky towards our camp. Our civilians were in fear and looking out of the window. The enemy is doing his best to pluck us out of intimacy with Christ by striking our physical and mental health. His goal? To intimidate us into FEARFUL RESTLESSNESS. You have heard the Lord’s command, His strategy against this raging attack of a storm: FEAR NOT. Remember the sun coming out after a storm passes by. Keep lifting up your eyes to Jesus. Right now, to us Christ is given. I see the bronze serpent raised on a pole and everyone just needs to look up in faith to be healed. Everyone who keeps looking up towards Christ shall receive help and healing, again and again. They shall not fail. I decree in Jesus’ name that they shall live and declare the good works of the Lord.
  2. The army of the Lord is in a pivotal hour, the enemy keeps making fatal blows and keeps mocking us. But I see a young man planting lavender around a military house that still stands at the border of our promised land. The enemy seeks to attack this house (in fact, he’s in the midst of it). I see the young warrior planting lavender as a sign of resistance against the enemy – a young girl had died, her signature was lavender and the enemy thought that her meaning would die with her if he kills her. But no, even if she’s taken out of this world (and she rests in peace with our Father in Heaven), the testimony of Christ in her life persists: lavender, the sign of healing and purification. The military house was surrounded and surrounded by lavender. “(By His stripes) We are healed.” “We are purified.” See, this point is about INTERCESSION. And it’s not for everyone. It’s for those in the army, especially those in higher rank like Daniel and Moses. Daniel 9, God told me after the dream. Right now He is willing to give understanding to those who are willing to REPENT on behalf of the family of Christ all around the world like Daniel did for Israel in Daniel 9. Ask the Lord if this point is for you.  
  3. Finally, Isaiah 63:7 keeps being one of THE major weapons we use at this hour. He keeps telling me this all throughout the year. The Lord is purging. It’s the refining. He is working in all the hidden places. I repeat, HE IS WORKING IN ALL THE HIDDEN PLACES. Never stop declaring His goodness, praising Him and telling the world of His many kindnesses. According to His grace and mercy He has sustained us, protected us, and led us so far. How great and awesome is our God! I see golden fist globes, so dauntingly firm and made of pure gold which will punch the bones out of the enemy’s strongmen as we obey and honor His deeds. And those are the faces of our soldiers who have learned to rely solely on the Holy Spirit: serene. Tranquil. At peace. Bold. Smirking with confidence. They are being called deeper into greater dependence on the Spirit. Rest and peace is their portion, the enemy cannot take the joy that they have from God Himself.

Beware of lurking spies trying to walk in and out of your territory. Take them out in authority, prophets! Bind them and their “babies”! (I saw a commander of the enemy walk out of our military house with a baby tied to his chest and his face was full of mockery, thinking this place was already his and he could walk in and out like that. Do not LET them continue). I speak lastly again to the prophets: use the gift of prophecy you have received and do it in faith as a faithful manager in the Kingdom of God. Get low and He will raise you up. Get low, humble yourself before God even if it hurts. Do it for Him, do it for the Kingdom of God. Do it for all the souls who are at the brink of failing right now! Repent and get low and remember to praise Him for all His deeds, no matter how small! And no matter how small or big: PROPHESY!

10/23/2021
Seulji Chung

HOPE

Let no one pursuade you otherwise
That one moment with God, just sitting in His presence,
When all your questions fade away and you are just spending a moment with the One you love so much,
That that’s not enough to satisfy the deepest parts of you.
If you’re not satisfied and resting, it’s because you have forgotten whom your heart was made to beat for.

Come to Him while He may be found, my friends. Come deeper and linger in His presence!

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• “Take Courage” – Kristene DiMarco

Slow down, take time
Breathe in He said
He’d reveal what’s to come

The thoughts in His mind
Always higher than mine
He’ll reveal all to come

Sing praise my soul
Find strength in joy
Let His Words lead you on

Do not forget His great faithfulness
He’ll finish all He’s begun

Take courage my heart
Stay steadfast my soul
He’s in the waiting
He’s in the waiting

Hold onto your hope
As your triumph unfolds
He’s never failing
He’s never failing

And You who hold the stars
Who call them each by name
Will surely keep, Your promise to me
That I will rise, in Your victory
And You who hold the stars
Who call them each by name
Will surely keep, Your promise to me
That I will rise, in Your victory!
🎶

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Just Rest

Jesus was sleeping in the boat when His disciples were trying so desperately to survive in the storm. I could do the same if I trusted the Lord! I could just rest with Him because I know He is there and He is able to save.

I see this tired little girl resting her head and her body on her Father’s chest. He holds her tight and shows her a small blue bird to make her smile. He sings her a lullaby so that she can fall asleep.

And I know she’ll be fine. I know she’ll be alright. That’s what Abba shows me since yesterday.

Bible references:

“That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.” Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?” He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm. He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?” They were terrified and asked each other, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!”” (Mark 4:35‭-‬41)

“By day the Lord directs his love, at night his song is with me— a prayer to the God of my life.”
(Psalms 42:8)

“But now, this is what the Lord says— he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel: “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. … Before me no god was formed, nor will there be one after me. I, even I, am the Lord, and apart from me there is no savior. I have revealed and saved and proclaimed— I, and not some foreign god among you. You are my witnesses,” declares the Lord, “that I am God. Yes, and from ancient days I am he. No one can deliver out of my hand. When I act, who can reverse it?”” (Isaiah 43:1‭-2, 11-‬13)