June 11, 2013

MESSAGE "Our Hiding Place"



"Great is My faithfulness. yes, I am faithful. I am faithful to you...but also to My Son. I protect My Name, My Son, My Holy Spirit. I give new life. I give love. I give peace.


I am with you always, even unto the end of the age. I will never leave you, nor forsake you. I am a Friend that sticks closer than a brother. I am a Friend that loves at all times. I am forever. I am always there.

Yet, yet, you do not always believe Me. You do not feel Me. You do not feel My presence. You disbelieve. You doubt. You rebel. You hurt. Your cry. You are angry. You leave Me.


I see it. I see the hurt, the pain, the confusion, the doubt. I know. I know how you feel. I know that you are but flesh. You are only human. Mortal. Flesh.   You cannot fathom My ever-present status ... My omniprescence.

 I am everywhere ... I am with you, within you. My Spirit is inside of you. (If you have accepted Me as your Saviour ... My life comes into our life,  into your spirit ... your earthly spirit becomes infused with My Holy Spirit .... you become a NEW creation.)


When you do not sense My nearness, it is difficult to believe. Faith is tested, strained, broken.

 It is a struggle, even for the most faithful. Even with devout allegiance to Me, it is a hard life to follow Me. I never said it would be easy. It is a struggle, a real struggle.

 It is wearisome, arduous, hard-to-deal-with. It is not an easy life.


-pause-

When you don't follow the crowd, you will be attacked ... you will be marginized, ostracized, rejected, mocked, ridiculed at times. When you follow Me, in whatever capacity, you are then set up for wounding. It goes with the territory.

 It is a spirtiual battle .... a war .... a life-and-death thing. When a person gives up his old life ... he will automatically be seen as *strange* or *weird*.

The old friends will wonder why you aren't going with them to get drunk, or to have sex, or steal, etc.

The old is at odds with the new.  It is ok, and to be expected.


Things aren't the way they were before. You are now a new person, with a new spirit. Yes, you may take times to change, but essentially, your core boing is brand new!

Yes, you will *mess up*...it may take a long time for you to get rid of some of your old habits:  the things that hurt you.  Old sin patterns are hard to break. There is often a spiritual component ... as well as strong emotional ties to old ways.  But ... they CAN change!


The good news is that I ... your new LORD ... have the power to really change you! I can do it! Yes, I can! And, you can ... if you humble yourself. You must be open to Me, and My ways ... to My anointing (power from on High).

 My supernatural anointing breaks the yokes of sin, of addictions, of old destructive behaviours. It CAN be done!


If you have tried and failed ... try again. Seek Me like you never have before. I will help you. I am able to save from the ways of the darkness, of the devil, of the flesh, of the addictive human nature.

 I can save to uttermost them that come to Me ... I will make a way where there seems to be no way out!

 I am your fire escape ... your high tower ... your shield ... your strong tower ... your refuge ... I will hide your from the strife of tongues, from the vicious gossips .... from the high powers.


I am your hiding place. I will make things new.  I will help."





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Psalm 12:5  "For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, says the Lord; I will set him in safety from him that puffs at him."

{OR... "Because of the oppression of the weak, and the groaning of the needy. 'I WILL NOW ARISE' says the LORD.  I will protect them from those who malign them."}
malign   =  speak evil of; defame;  slander

in Him was life

in Him was life