Christmas is the season when we contemplate the love of God and stand, kneel, celebrate and bow in awe that GOD Most High would come to us so we can return to Him. He is calling for us to spend time with Him. He has always been calling. This can be one of the most difficult times of year to set aside time to be with Him and yet, it is the most essential. This morning as I sat quietly with Him reading the Bible, He downloaded the following “word”. It does not condemn but is pure love. May it bless those for whom He intends it.
Please also remember as you read, that when the Holy Spirit “downloads” a word, it either will resonate with you or it will not. No one prophetic word is for every person. But there are some for whom God had intended this. I am human and imperfect. Please always pray before you read and as you read. And this is my prayer for you: ”LORD, please lead each reader perfectly and cause them to receive and remember, only that which is from You for them. In Jesus’ name, Amen.” ~ Elizabeth
I call you Martha. I have called you to be Mary. Stop. Breathe. Breathe Me in and breathe Me out. Spend time one-on-one with Me. You run and keep on running, but that is not My pace for you. That is not the pace for which you were created. There are seasons like the farmers’ season of harvest when the days must be so full. But this is to be a season, not a lifestyle.
I see you under the burdens you carry. I see you. How I long to remove these from you. But My way is first to remove them from the inside out. There is a mental battle which must be fought—a choosing to press in and learn My way so that you can wield the sword of My Spirit which is the Word of God, which I gave you as your offensive weapon in My spiritual armor so you can stand before the enemy’s schemes.
But you cannot wield for you inner and outer protection and fight back with that which you have not learned how to use. You must spend time with Me. It is a choice.
How I long to teach you My way and share with you the hidden greater things for these are the true jewels. How I long to help you if you will but come to Me for My yoke is easy and My burden is light. How I long to care for you My way, but you must choose enough to trust and to listen and to spend time with Me when I call you.
Closeness with Me where you experience the contentment, peace and joy I have for you even now, is found as you seek Me and seek Me more for you will find Me when you seek Me with all your heart. You will find Me and in the deeper revelation of My Truth and My way in My love your joy will finally be complete for in My joy is your strength.
My joy is always pouring forth as an aspect of My infinite incomprehensible love. My joy is the knowing that victory is Mine. It has always been Mine. What the enemy intends for evil (and the evil which pours forth is more than an intention. It is real.) I have already overcome. And I Myself, sovereignly take all these horrid things and in due time I use them to strengthen you, to draw you close to focus you on the truth of eternity even now and to focus you on the very real battle here in our midst where I win but desire to work through you to help usher in My victory. (It is the victory which Jesus already won.)
Remember, My Son. Remember Jesus. The enemy had no true power over Jesus for He is Lord! Yet for love of Me, evil happened to Him and it was allowed so I could bring My greater good. I saw. I wept. It was allowed. It was heinous. The greater victory has come forth for all to see.
Be prepared. Understand. The enemy will appear to win but he is a liar. Deceit is his middle name. There is no truth in him and he has no lasting victory for I turn all ashes into eventual beauty because I alone reign in eternity.
Yet this adversary will seek to discourage you, distract you and steal from you all the goodness I have for you even now. Call to Me and I will show you great and hidden things you do not know. When you seek Me, you will find Me when you seek Me with all your heart. Come to Me all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon your shoulders for My yoke is easy and My burden is light. Do not worry as the pagans do about what you will eat or drink or what you will wear, but seek My kingdom first and all these things will be given unto you. For I know the plans I have for You—plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future. For My love and thus My kingdom are everlasting. Remember My kingdom is not of this world. Once you join My kingdom because you have seen Me, you are no longer exiled to the adversary’s kingdom of the air here. And your destiny is no longer eternal death, but you too become as I, Jesus, was—in the world, but no longer of it. You become My adopted children. You become citizens of My kingdom with all the rights of citizens. This does not remove the evil from this world, but it does allow you to move through it. There will still be pain, sorrow and great injustice. It does not mean I am not there. Listen and I will bring you through. I am Emmanuel “God With Us” and I am there with you now through all of it, guiding and directing. It is why Jesus asked the Father and the Father sent Me, His Spirit. I AM the Master Shepherd. I ensure you have green pastures in which to rest and still waters from which to drink as I lead you day by day, moment by moment on this journey home which will travel through valleys where the shadow is death, sadness and mourning. But you are journeying home and in My perfect timing, which will suddenly seem like a twinkling of an eye, I will draw you fully to Myself.
Until then, if you do not make time for Me, if you do not listen to Me so you can seek to hear Me and follow, you will not emotionally survive the onslaught which is coming. Only in Me are answers. Only in Me. There is no understanding without Me and since at its root this is a supernatural spiritual battle, you cannot manage this on your own. You need Me because I am God and you are not. The spirits of this world are also supernatural (so greater than your natural capabilities), but I am greatest. I reign supreme. Thus you cannot survive without Me.
Yet if you will simply look for Me, I will bring you through it. Ask to hear and I will teach you to hear My voice for I desire to lead you and use you for My purposes even in what seem like the tiniest things.
Choose to listen and create spaces in your day for Me. I will teach you how to do it. I speak with My peace. I do not contradict who I am. I do not shame. I do not make afraid. I neither condemn nor hate you. But I do speak with truth and you will know it is I if you seek to learn.
I have so much for you. I know the responsibilities you have to get through this life. They are not a surprise to Me, but learn to listen interiorly for My voice for I love you and will guide you through it and will tell you what to do, when to do it and when (and this is more often than you think) to be still with Me.
I am your strength. I am your refuge. I am your source. I am your shield. I am the One who loves you and who created you for My good purpose. I am the One who restores, refreshes and heals. There is hope in no other. Listen and I will teach you how to come and be still with Me and receive all I have for you even now. It will be for you a delight beyond all you can imagine. I love you.
humbly written out as “heard” by Elizabeth Burgard Fulgaro © 2014
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