September 16, 2012

"Forward March"

"Forward march.

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You are a soldier....a soldier in My army. You battle *not against flesh and blood, but against principalities and powers*...powers of darkness...powers (that be) in the spiritual high places.

March on! Step-by-step you go...(as) I lead you. Your steps are ordered by Me. I am your leader...your commander....your sergeant. Listen as I give direction...give orders...show the way. Follow Me into battle.

Follow Me, as I lead around - and pass - the battle. Sometimes conflicts can be avoided.
(*pass = bypass)

I can show (you) where the pitfall - the traps and snares - are hidden. I can alert (you) to dangers that await. My Word tells of such things. I send (My) angels ahead many times. They prepare a way for you to travel...to live by...to go through safely.

-pause-

Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but I will get you through...I will deliver. Struggles, hardships, severe testings, trials, difficulties...are part of your experience upon earth. The testing of the soul is pertinent to My leading. ALL My followers - My disciples - will be tried and refined.

It is through severe testing that growth and integrity come. It is by learning by fire that one is suited for greater challenge. My strongest soldiers have gone throught the hardest battles...and will continue to suffer. It is part of My plan. ...My ways are not your ways, as I have said many a time.

A true soldier will endure hardship...will be in need...will have times of utter dependency upon Me...that is crucial. One cannot become strong and victorious without undergoing these afflictive, discouraging - often debilitiating - times and seasons.

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If one is wise, they will see the patience that ensues...the character that is built...the endurance that was never expected. They will be amazed at the truly miraculous situations that have come about...that have made them stronger. They will be joyful in the midst of turmoil, for they KNOW it will pass.

Trying times can be lonely. It can be a time of being misunderstood...and a season of seeming failure. Do not let the detractors dissuade you in your journey of faith!

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A time of reward is coming. A time of joy *unspeakable and full of glory*! I will recompense your faith, My child, My children! Your struggles - your travail - in the Spirit will be noted, and will be remembered by Me. I see the tears, the prayers, the faith , the sorrow, the lonely nights and days, the rejections, the abandonment, the cruelty inflicted on My people (and on others).

A time of reckoning will occur. My justice will (then) prevail. It will not always be such as now. I will bring fair judgement....mercy and truth will reign. My Spirit will be upon the land. I will be Supreme Ruler. My kingdom will be the Highest...(as) I rule and lead.

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So, I encourage you, My weary one...My tired daughter...My discouraged son...go on! Go on, each day, each moment...go on with My Spirit energizing you...putting new life into your steps! I will strengthen you...I will fortify your spirits...I will anoint you...I will prepare...(and) I will admonish, as I must.

It is an arduous journey...but I am the Wind at your back...and I will carry you.

Lift up your eyes...look unto the Hills...look up to My Heaven...(for) THAT is where your strength comes from. Look not to man, nor to medicine...look to Me...look to My provision.

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In the coming days...seasons...you will need to rely less on man (humans)...and more on Me. Some (of you) need to learn to work together...to be at peace with differing groupings...(for) such division brings weak, bitter ravaging and loss. Patch up your differences...*daub up your walls with strong mortar*.

Cover your offenses...make peace with your weak and bedraggled brother...bring comfort to the most weary...lend a listening ear to the lonely ones...be a place of love and welcome...be an oasis for the thirsty, dry soul that lanquishes in the desert.

Bring peace annd resolution where able....let My love (just) flow and surround all you meet and see...pray for those caught in (a) crime...for it could be you...it could happen to your own family.


Be humble...be open to changes,....let My light into your dark spaces. Oh, I DO love you, My children..and I love my entire, vibrant, selfish, destructive, angry, unbelieving creation!

I do love them ...let My love be reflected in your smiles...in your little, (small) efforts of kindness. It will be noticed, and you wll be *marching* on as a true soldier of My bidding...a soldier of My love.♥"



####### (Message received on 9/16/12, ending writing @ 3:41am)


>>Scriptures

Ephesians 6:12 "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places."

II Corinthians 10:4 "(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty, through God, to the pulling down of strongholds:)

Ephesians 4:32 "And be kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God, for Christ's sake, has forgiven you."

I John 4:7 "Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God: and every one that loves is born of God, and knows God."

Psalm 46:1 "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble."

I John 4:11 " Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another."

Psalm 50:15 "And call upon Me in the day of trouble: I will deliver you, an you shall glorify Me."


Psalm 61:11 "Give us help from trouble: for vain (useless) is the help of man."

Psalm 89:14 "Justice and mercy are the habitation of Your throne: mercy and truth go before Your face."


Ezekiel 13:14a "So will I break down the wall that ye have daubed with untempered morter, and bring it down to the ground, so that the foundation thereof shall be discovered, and it shall fall,..."



>>> Definitons

arduous = requiring great physical or mental effort; difficult to accomplish; strenuous; hard to endure; hard to overcome or surmount; steep or difficult

principality = territory ruled by a prince/princess; position, authority, or jurisdiction of a prince or princess; sovereignty; the seventh of nine orders of angels in medieval angelology; princedoms

righteous = morally justified; those made righteous by the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ

debilitate = to sap the strength or energy of; weaken; enfeeble

refine = to reduce to a pure state; purify; to free from coarse, unsuitable, or immoral characteristics: to become free of impurities

pertinent = relating to the matter at hand; relevant

affliction = condition of great distress, pain, or suffering

dissuade = persuade someone not to do something: deter; discourage


bedraggled = wet; soiled by as having been dragged through mud; in a condition of deterioration; dilapidated

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