It has been a week since I came back from Manila, Philippines for a 3-day church meeting. Seeing my country change for the better and being with a Spirit-filled church family that truly loves you, was simply overwhelming. Short visit, but it was worth it. God is moving and He is extending our church outside the Philippines — I will be part of it and I can’t wait to see the mighty move of the Holy Spirit!
THE LORD WILL CARRY OUT HIS PLAN DECISIVELY
God is very strategic; He plans His work and works His plans. He has been on the move, showing Himself strong on behalf of those who are willing to ARISE with Him, ASCEND and ADVANCE. He will carry out His plan decisively, “He will work out His plans for you” (Psalm 138:8). You are not seeing the fruit yet, but things are going to work out and all will come together in the end, “for all the LORD’s promises prove true” (Psalm 18:30).
BE PATIENT; STRENGTHEN YOUR HEARTS
There are some of you who have asked “Lord, why do I have to go through what I am going through?” You lift your eyes to the hills and are waiting for the Lord to come to your rescue. I see some of you are in a season where everything looks ugly, unpleasant and you feel utterly uncomfortable. You are trying to change your situation, trying to make things work out, trying something new and trying to leap over a wall.
Some of you have a word from the Lord to let go and move on. You have to decide to move with Him, for then He will take you to a new dimension. Be strong, I know it is going to be painful. But know this — when God moves you, it is but PURPOSEFUL and POWERFUL!
Stand firm — you will learn to live above these circumstances. Strengthen your heart, and the wisdom that you are going to learn will be priceless. Be patient — consider the farmers who patiently wait for the rains in the fall and in the spring, and eagerly look for the valuable harvest to ripen. The Lord is coming for you, to your rescue — help is coming from heaven.
YOUR WORK WILL BE REWARDED
Things may be tough now but I have a word burning in my heart and soul for you, “Be strong, for you will reach your destination!” The Unchangeable Changer is changing your status, story and situation. “But as for you, be strong and courageous, for your work will be rewarded” (2 Chronicles 15:7). Be strong; He is on the way to deliver you, to accelerate your freedom, to turn the tables around and to open up doors that thrust you years ahead.
Watch, He is coming to get you out of your mess and debt. “Not by might, nor by power, but by His Spirit” (Zechariah 4:6). His furious love will see you through. Watch, He is coming to make your long-term dreams come true!
His heart is ready to accelerate your healing. He is coming to accelerate your blessing. Better and brighter days are ahead. The Lord has spoken, “Be strong and courageous, for your work will be rewarded!”