Encouragement for the discouraged in time of battle, for some who may feel forsaken and forloarned; know this… God has not forgotten you!!!

Greater are them who are with us, than whatever or whoever opposes us…

“For He will command His angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways”

(Psalm 91:11)


Eileen Fisher:

I Want to Place Upon You Divine Appointments

The following corporate prophetic word was given by Eileen Fisher on August 3, 2010 during her weekly Prophetic School of the Holy Spirit meeting in Colorado Springs, Colorado:

I heard the Lord say, “I am looking for empty vessels—that feel empty of themselves. They even feel empty of dreams, hopes, plans and purposes. For I have shaken that which could be shaken even unto the foundation of the earth—I have shaken out dreams of the soulish realm, I have shaken out dreams and visions that came man to man, and I was making room—room for a wineskin that could be poured out and poured into.

“For I have seen hearts that have been broken over and over and over, and left bleeding with no understanding with why. And yet I have counted the tears, I have shared in the size and I have felt the hearts that have felt that they have been shattered to where the pieces have been tossed to the North, South, East and West—impossible to come together again—except by My Spirit.

“For in My Word I have spoken that all things are possible with Me—so tonight I would come and I would rest My hand upon each head, and My other hand I would place upon your heart, and I would command the wind of change to come, to blow in every piece from the North, South, East and West. For have I not said in My Word I have come to heal the brokenhearted, to set the captives free, to proclaim liberty?

“I Am Pulling You Out of Chasms of Fear Where You have Hidden Away in Unbelief and Doubt”

“I am pulling you out of chasms of fear where you have hidden away in unbelief and doubt, fearful that I would come and judge you, that I would place disappointment and shame upon you, that I would exchange your broken heart and leave you with a broken spirit. No, I have come to take your spirits and set them free; I have come to heal your hearts, that they could not only give love but receive love. Have you not remembered in My Word that God is love? Let My love flow, receive it into your hearts, receive it just as you received salvation in faith; believe it, reach out for it, go beyond your understanding and come into the Spirit and let My Spirit exchange disappointment tonight.

“For I want to take off of you disappointment and I want to place upon you divine appointments. For I want to rearrange your schedules, I want to rearrange your plans, your vision, your purposes—I want to even recall your callings and call you in a new name. I want to place you at a higher level; I would not allow you to suffer in the soulish realm when I have grace and the anointing to cause you to rise up into the spiritual realm. For My grace I would place upon your feet, for you will not lose ground but you will claim ground, ground that has been robbed and stolen.

“I Have Boxed You In with Goodness, Mercy, Kindness, Gentleness and Compassion”

“You will see My Spirit come as one who tills the very ground, tills it with the moisture from your tears, as He goes behind you taking the soil and molding the future to place in front of you. For I am the Alpha and the Omega. And just as David said, ‘Where can I run from Your presence?’ I would declare over My own, ‘Nowhere.’ For I have boxed you in with goodness, and mercy, and kindness, and gentleness and compassion, and every wall that you run into will be the wall of grace that I have placed there, for you are about to see grace poured over you—grace poured into your families, grace released back into your nation, and you will stand in awe and you will say, ‘Truly is He not only a God of grace but a God of power.’

“For I am calling aside My own to be renewed, to be refreshed. To those who are battle-fatigued, I would say come off the battlefield and lay on the bridal gown. And when I say, ‘Lay on the bridal gown,’ I mean speak to your position in Me; pick up the armor, but put on the gown of righteousness, for when you come into that gown of righteousness, you come into who you were called to be—right-standing, right authority, right-mindedness, rightly called, and rightly positioned. I would say to you, My people, ‘Claim holy ground.’ For tonight I speak to each one of you and I say your body is the temple of My Holy Spirit, your body is My holy ground, and now I would have you stand, claim and worship on holy ground.”

Eileen Fisher
Eileen Fisher Ministries

Email: Eileen@eileenfisher.org

In the heat of battle often the forces that oppose us seem overwhelming. What comes to mind is the account in 2 Kings, where Elisha was faced with overwhelming problems, in that an entire army had come to capture him.

2 Kings 6:8-23

The Blinded Syrians Captured

8 When the king of Syria
was at war with Israel, he would confer with his officers and say, “We will mobilize our forces at such and such a place.”

9 But immediately Elisha, the man of God, would warn the king of Israel, “Do not go near that place, for the Syrians are planning to mobilize their troops there.” 10 So the king of Israel would send word to the place indicated by the man of God. Time and again Elisha warned the king, so that he would be on the alert there.

11 The king of Syria
became very upset over this. He called his officers together and demanded, “Which of you is the traitor? Who has been informing the king of Israel of my plans?”

12 “It’s not us, my lord the king,” one of the officers replied. “Elisha, the prophet in Israel, tells the king of Israel even the words you speak in the privacy of your bedroom!”

13 “Go and find out where he is,” the king commanded, “so I can send troops to seize him.”   And the report came back: “Elisha is at Dothan.”

14
So one night the king of Syria sent a great army with many chariots and horses to surround the city.

15 When the servant of the man of God got up early the next morning and went outside, there were troops, horses, and chariots everywhere. “Oh, sir, what will we do now?” the young man cried to Elisha.

16 “Don’t be afraid!” Elisha told him. “For there are more on our side than on theirs!”

17 Then Elisha prayed, “O Lord, open his eyes and let him see!” The Lord opened the young man’s eyes, and when he looked up, he saw that the hillside around Elisha was filled with horses and chariots of fire.

18 As the Syrian army advanced toward him, Elisha prayed, “O Lord, please make them blind.” So the Lord struck them with blindness as Elisha had asked.

19 Then Elisha went out and told them, “You have come the wrong way! This isn’t the right city! Follow me, and I will take you to the man you are looking for.” And he led them to the city of Samaria.

20 As soon as they had entered Samaria, Elisha prayed, “O Lord, now open their eyes and let them see.” So the Lord opened their eyes, and they discovered that they were in the middle of Samaria.

21 When the king of Israel saw them, he shouted to Elisha, “My father, should I kill them? Should I kill them?”

22 “Of course not!” Elisha replied. “Do we kill prisoners of war? Give them food and drink and send them home again to their master.”

23 So the king made a great feast for them and then sent them home to their master. After that, the Syrian raiders stayed away from the land of Israel.

Since we have the better covenant, with Christ; and since we have the Holy Spirit living inside us; since our sins are forgiven and washed clean (white as snow) through the sacrifice and shed blood of Jesus; and also since Satan (the accuser of the brethren) has lost his leverage over us because of the work of Christ as our Passover Lamb; why should we also not have the same resources and benefits to aid us in our battles, and in our time of need, as happened under the Old Covenant.

In the above account we learn that Elisha supernaturally got the battle plans that were being discussed in the secret chambers of the enemy’s camp.

Question: could we not also use that same advantage and that level of knowledge and wisdom in our government today, and also in our personal battles that we all are fighting these days?

Of course we could, and why not… why shouldn’t we expect that and more, since as the Bible says, we do have the better covenant?

Why should we not also have the same protection of these angelic forces of God to back us up and guard our path, especially since the Word promises as much, and even tells us to expect it by faith?

How do we get to that place where we know that we know that God has our back, and that there truly are no trials nor temptations, nor obstacles in our path, placed there by the enemy, that is greater than the forces of God that back us up… but here’s the secret, we have to have faith; and we have to believe in God’s Word, more than we do our circumstances, our doubts, and our feelings… and therein is the rub!

The way we get to this place of faith is by having it tested and tempered while under fire; and by our also having to experience the heat of the fire.

Just as what happened with Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, the three Hebrew young men who were captured by King Nebuchadnezzar, and were being required to bow to his image.

Listen to their response, given in the Book of Daniel to Nebuchadnezzar, in the face of certain death, and learn what faith looks like under fire.

“King Nebuchadnezzar made an image of gold, ninety feet high and nine feet wide, and set it up on the plain of Dura in the province of Babylon. He then summoned the satraps, prefects, governors, advisers, treasurers, judges, magistrates and all the other provincial officials to come to the dedication of the image he had set up.

So the satraps, prefects, governors, advisers, treasurers, judges, magistrates and all the other provincial officials assembled for the dedication of the image that King Nebuchadnezzar had set up, and they stood before it.”

“Then the herald loudly proclaimed, “This is what you are commanded to do, O peoples, nations and men of every language: As soon as you hear the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, pipes and all kinds of music, you must fall down and worship the image of gold that King Nebuchadnezzar has set up.

Whoever does not fall down and worship will immediately be thrown into a blazing furnace.”

“Therefore, as soon as they heard the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp and all kinds of music, all the peoples, nations and men of every language fell down and worshiped the image of gold that King Nebuchadnezzar had set up.

At this time some astrologers came forward and denounced the Jews. They said to King Nebuchadnezzar, “O king, live forever! You have issued a decree, O king, that everyone who hears the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, pipes and all kinds of music must fall down and worship the image of gold, and that whoever does not fall down and worship will be thrown into a blazing furnace.

But there are some Jews whom you have set over the affairs of the province of Babylon – Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego – who pay no attention to you, O king. They neither serve your gods nor worship the image of gold you have set up.”

“Furious with rage, Nebuchadnezzar summoned Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. So these men were brought before the king, and Nebuchadnezzar said to them, “Is it true, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, that you do not serve my gods or worship the image of gold I have set up?

Now when you hear the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, pipes and all kinds of music, if you are ready to fall down and worship the image I made, very good. But if you do not worship it, you will be thrown immediately into a blazing furnace. Then what god will be able to rescue you from my hand?”

“Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego replied to the king, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you in this matter. If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to save us from it, and He will rescue us from your hand, O king. But even if He does not, we want you to know, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.”

You will note that God did not keep them from the fire; and also neither did they have any assurance prior to being thrown into the fire that God would rescue them.

Quite the contrary, they had already resigned themselves to the worse possible scenario, and had totally put their lives, by faith, into God’s hands; and whether He saved them or not, they had totally resigned themselves to never allow this command to worship this image to compromise their stand and to offend their God.

Jesus puts it this way, when He says: “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.
For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.” (Matthew 16:24)

Let us learn to lay hold of every opportunity, in our current trials, to trust God; as we understand that there is no trial nor temptation that we face in life, but such is common to all men; but God is faithful, in that He will not suffer us to be tempted beyond our ability to withstand the pressure (as He knows our breaking point), but along with that test, His promise is to provide a way of escape.

My point is, if we fail to learn our lesson, if we fail to gain endurance and perseverance in our trials, and if we fail to exercise our faith in these lesser trials and tribulations, then how can we hope to face the more severe ones, that I believe are coming?

Jesus has warned us that a “Time of Sorrows” is coming upon the world, that would precede His return to earth; and that it would be the worse time that this world has ever seen in the past, nor will ever see in the future!

Look around you, folks, read your Bible, look to the news, and understand that we are living very close to those times that have been predicted by our Lord, that would precede this “Time of Sorrows;” as the signs that our Lord gave us that would mark His Second Coming are today happening all around us!

We cannot be of a divided mind, and neither can we serve two Gods.

We have a guy in the White House today, who though he calls himself a Christian, he also champions the cause of Islam and of Allah, which is a demon god; and is not the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob!

We also have many people in our country who claim to be Christian, but who are also serving the god of Mammon, the name of another demon god; and are much more interested in maintaining their status quo, and their economic stability and comfort, than they are about being about our Father’s business; and whether they know it or not, they have made Mammon their god.

Even as Jesus warns us that: “No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money (Mammon).” (Matthew 6:24)

Our nation is in trouble, and I believe we have already been weighed in the balance (as happened to Belshazzar) and have been found wanting.

Our time is running short; and as I’ve pointed out before, with human nature being what it is, I totally believe that there will not be any national repentance, and nor will we have a massive turning back to God, unless there are some very serious, earth shaking calamities, on the order of Katrina and 9/11… and I believe that is what is coming.

It will not be to destroy us, however; and neither is God angry with us; but rather it is out of His love for us, that He will allow this attack of the enemy (who is Satan, aka – the Devil) on us in order to get our attention; and hopefully get all those who are currently sitting on the fence and are undecided, to decide for Christ… for as the Bible says, “God chastens them whom He loves!” Selah

Our part is to maintain our course; to put on our armor, and to be still and know God, and to know and experience the power of God, in the midst of every kind of problem and shaking that we go through.

God has already given us His Word that He will NEVER leave us nor forsake us; and that He will complete the work which He has begun in us, in route to our being molded and shaped, through our trials and tribulations, into the image of Jesus Christ!

The point being, until we are moving in sync with Him and are of the same mind as Him, we are not truly one with Him… and therein is the point for all of this… for us to be in sync with God; for us to have unending communion with Him; and for us to have the Mind of Christ!

The Bible tells us that even Jesus learned obedience through the things that He suffered (Heb 5:8); and can we expect any less!

Let us each, therefore, learn from the examples given us in Scripture, where we find that God often allows the enemy to present us with adversity, in various problems and situations, in order to raise up the men and women of God, and teach them how to do spiritual battle, and to overcome and contradict the powers that are coming against them. Selah

Shalom,

Skip Barland


Author: SPARKS FROM THE ANVIL OF LIFE

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