THE HAND OF THE LORD IS UPON YOU TO DO YOU GOOD. I WILL OPEN NEW DOORS OF SERVICE; I HAVE CHOSEN YOU TO GO FORTH IN MY VINEYARD. IN EVERY EVENT AND CIRCUMSTANCE YOU ARE TO SEEK MY FACE AND ACKNOWLEDGE ME AND I WILL DIRECT YOUR PATH. THE SERVANT IS NOT ABOVE HIS MASTER (MATT 10:24). THERE WILL BE TIMES OF SUFFERING AS WELL AS GREAT JOY. ARE YOU WILLING TO FACE THE ENEMY AND DRIVE THE WOLVES FROM THE DOOR? THERE ARE WOLVES AMONG THE SHEEP (ACTS 20:29). THEY DESIRE TO HURT AND DESTROY. ARE YOU WILLING TO DEFEND THE FOLD AND PROTECT MY VINEYARD FROM THE ROBBERS AND THIEVES? ARE YOU SAYING YOU ARE TOO WEARY AND CANNOT FIGHT? I SAY UNTO YOU THAT UNLESS YOU DEFEND, YOU WILL YOURSELF BE ROBBED. YOU ARE WEARY BECAUSE YOUR EYES ARE ON MAN AND ON YOURSELF. HOW CAN YOU BE WEARY IF YOU MAKE ME YOUR STRENGTH? YOU WASTE TIME IN SELF-REFLECTION RATHER THAN IN REMEMBERING MY WORDS AND PRAYER. THE BATTLE IS NOW; NOT SOME FUTURE DAY WHEN YOU FEEL LIKE IT. YOU ARE TO BE PREPARED TO SERVE ME WHENEVER THE CRY GOES FORTH—NOT AT YOUR CONVENIENCE. YOU ARE DRAINED AND WEARIED BY YOUR CONTEMPLATIONS. YOUR MIND DWELLS ON THE POWERS AND POSSIBILITIES OF MEN. HAVE I NOT SAID THAT I ALONE BRING INTO BEING (ISAIAH 66:9)? I STILL THE STORM AND CAUSE THE TONGUE TO CLEAVE TO THE ROOF OF THE MOUTH (EZEKIEL 3:26). IF I AM FOR YOU HOW CAN YOU BE AFRAID? DO YOU THINK I WILL BRING INTO BEING AND NOT LET IT BE BORNE? I WILL NOT ONLY BRING FORTH, BUT I WILL BRING FORTH IN MY POWER AND STRENGTH. WHO CAN STAY MY HAND? DO THE BIRDS SING ONLY BECAUSE IT IS FAIR WEATHER OR DO THEY REJOICE IN SONG BECAUSE THEY ARE PART OF MY CREATION AND SING THEIR SONG OF JOY UNTO THEIR CREATOR? I HAVE TOLD YOU TO PRAISE ME IN ALL THINGS.

WHAT DID I SAY UNTO THE WATCHMAN WHO FAILED TO CRY OUT WHEN THE ENEMY APPROACHED? I SAID THAT THEIR BLOOD WOULD BE REQUIRED AT MY HANDS. TO HIM THAT KNOWETH TO DO GOOD AND DOETH IT NOT IT IS SIN (JAMES 4:17). YOU DO NOT WRESTLE FLESH AND BLOOD, BUT YOU WRESTLE PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS. WILL THEY AWAIT YOUR CONVENIENCE OR WILL THEY STRIKE WHEN YOU ARE UNPREPARED AND WEARIED BY YOUR DISTRACTIONS? WHY DO YOU TAKE PERSONALLY THE TAUNTS OF MEN AND DO NOT SEE THE UNSEEN FORCE BEHIND THEM? DID I NOT SAY TO SUBMIT YOURSELF TO ME AND THEN RESIST THE DEVIL AND HE WILL FLEE FROM YOU (JAMES 4:7)? DID I NOT SAY THAT YOU WOULD RECEIVE WHEN YOU ASK, THAT YOU WILL FIND THE ANSWERS AND WHAT YOU HAVE NEED OF BY SEEKING ME, AND THAT NO DOOR CAN BE CLOSED AGAINST YOU WHEN YOU KNOCK AT MY DOOR? YES, YOU ARE WEARIED BECAUSE YOU LOOK AT MEN AND TO YOUR OWN STRENGTH AND POWER, RATHER THAN MINE. YOU ARE RELUCTANT AND LOATHE TO ENGAGE IN BATTLE BECAUSE OF FEAR. I AM NOT THE AUTHOR OF FEAR. YES, YOUR ENERGIES HAVE BEEN DISSIPATED BECAUSE YOU HAVE FAILED TO REST IN ME AND LET ME ENERGIZE YOU. YOUR MIND IS CROWDED WITH FOOLISH ANTICIPATIONS RATHER THAN CLOTHED WITH MY PEACE. IF I AM IN EVERY EVENT AND IN EVERY CIRCUMSTANCE WHY DO YOU WORRY OR FEAR? IF I BRING IT OR ALLOW IT TO COME TO PASS, WHY DO YOU DREAD THE HOUR? THE HOUR IS NEVER LATE OR EARLY, THE TIMING IS MINE. EITHER YOU ARE DWELLING UNDER THE SHELTER OF THE MOST HIGH AND RESTING IN MY SHADOW OR YOU ARE DWELLING IN YOUR SELF AND HAVE FOUND NO REST. YOU JUDGE BETWEEN US. IF YOUR CASTLE IS BEING ROBBED IT IS BECAUSE I AM ALLOWING IT FOR YOUR SPIRITUAL GOOD – PERHAPS ALL YOUR TREASURE IS THERE. IF YOUR KINGDOM IS THREATENED, IT IS BECAUSE I HAVE SENT THE ARMY TO SHOW THAT YOU RULE IN MY POWER OR NOT AT ALL. IF YOUR ENEMY RISES AGAINST YOU I HAVE GIVEN YOU THE ANSWER FOR I HAVE SAID I CAN MAKE EVEN YOUR ENEMIES BE AT PEACE WITH YOU (PROVERBS 16:7). YOU ARE NOT TO AVENGE YOURSELF—VENGEANCE IS MINE SAIETH THE LORD (ROMANS 12:19). WHY DO YOU TREMBLE AND FEAR? IF I AM FOR YOU WHO CAN BE AGAINST YOU? O FOOLISH PEOPLE, WHEN YOU RELY ON ME, I WILL BE YOUR STRENGTH AND FIGHT YOUR BATTLE. YOU ARE WEARIED BY MEN WHEN FEAR OF THE LORD IS THE BEGINNING OF WISDOM.

I AM NEVER WEARIED BY YOUR COMING UNTO ME OR YOUR CRIES FOR HELP. I AM WEARIED BY YOUR DISOBEDIENCE. YOU ARE TRYING TO PROVE YOURSELF RATHER THAN PROVING MY PROMISES TO YOU. WHEN WILL YOU LEARN THAT THE BATTLE IS MINE; THAT MY WILL IS DONE ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN? ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS ASK, SEEK AND KNOCK, AND BE OBEDIENT TO MY COMMANDS; THEN I WILL FIGHT FOR YOU AND YOU WILL NOT KNOW DEFEAT. A THOUSAND SHALL FALL AT YOUR SIDE AND TEN THOUSAND AT YOUR RIGHT HAND, BUT IT WILL NOT COME NEAR YOU. IF YOU MAKE ME YOUR DWELLING PLACE THEN NO HARM WILL BEFALL YOU. I WILL COMMAND MY ANGELS TO GUARD YOU IN ALL YOUR WAYS; THEY WILL LIFT YOU UP SO THAT YOU WILL NOT STRIKE YOUR FOOT AGAINST A STONE. YOU WILL TREAD UPON THE LION AND THE COBRA; YOU WILL TRAMPLE THE GREAT LION AND SERPENT. I WILL RESCUE AND PROTECT YOU. YOU WILL CALL UPON ME AND I WILL ANSWER. I WILL BE WITH YOU IN TROUBLE AND I WILL DELIVER AND HONOR YOU BECAUSE YOU LOVE ME AND ACKNOWLEDGE MY NAME. WILL YOU CAST MY PROMISES TO THE GROUND OR WILL YOU TAKE MY PROMISES AND DEFEND MY KINGDOM? WILL YOU BE WISE AND SPEAK FORTH MY WISDOM AND TRUTH THAT CAPTIVITY TO SATAN’S WILES WILL BE BROKEN? WILL YOU TREAD THE SERPENTS FOR MY NAMESAKE? ALL YOU HAVE NEED OF AWAITS YOUR CALL.

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