As we walk higher with the Lord and fully take on and live and move and have our being in our true identity in Christ, the Lord will often humble us and take us through a season of refinement before He exalts us to possess the land He has promised. The land can mean so many different things to each of us – a position in which we work, a relationship, a place in ministry, and other areas where we have need of Him to position us or bring forth from us. Take heart, even if we are in a place that seems to be going nowhere, know that the Lord can raise us up and make us useful for His purposes right where we are or in a new post. Allow the Lord to have His perfect work by continuing to offer our whole heart to Him who loves us and knows our every part.
Many mighty works of God we will see in our day, for how much light the world needs so that all may know Him. As the Lord moves upon us where He would have us work and pour out, remember that He gives wisdom and understanding. He is the God who creates, and we are made in His image. When His people were to build a place for the Ark of the Covenant and even when Israel was taken away into captivity – God gave wisdom and knowledge and skill to those who were willing to be used by Him. Let us allow God to create through us that which is needful. Let the works of our hands glorify God in the least and greatest tasks – for we represent the Maker of Heaven and earth, the Lord God Almighty.
How pleased I Am with you, My love. I start with this for you don’t believe it. How free I make you in believing your worth to Me. I set you free to stand upon the heights with Me. Freedom from self-loathing, feeling worthless, how much these have plagued My people and those who will be called by My name. I give you words to speak to build them up and set their feet on higher ground, so that they will know their worth to Me.
Though man tears down, though the enemy assaults at every turn, I bless these and My blessing cannot be held back. I bless these with My presence and physical blessings. You will say, “Look what the Lord has done,” and declare My mighty works not only on you but on all whom I send you to so that the captive to meager thinking of themselves might be set free. These say, “Would the Lord look upon one such as me?” Oh yes, yes, and amen.
Were I to tell you your next steps, would you do anything different? Would you not sit before Me, dance before Me, seek My wisdom and perspective as you do now. Even in these new things do the same with Me – let Me overtake your circumstances and enlighten your mind. Let Me carry the heavy load so that you can run on the heights and not bear a load of care. I will give you all you need to make just and sound decisions, to accomplish tasks. How speedily you will fly through these with My anointing, so there will be plenty of time for all at hand. Not one will you not have time for, but I give you all the time that is needed. Ask of Me, “What should I do now Lord? And let Me walk through your day with you.”
I broaden the path beneath you to take in the people I send to you. I enlarge your platform. Do not reason or be concerned that man’s role will not give you enough time for My needful things, for are not all efforts needful when submitted to Me and I flow through each task to bring a blessing. Just because something is not called religious or spiritual does not mean My hand is not in it – even a report I can bless and bring out spiritual truths.
I make new that which was flawed and broken. I bring you forth refined and purified from all self-effort, from all fleshly opinions, to do and speak My word through a clear conscious without gossip, maliciousness, or self-promotion. You will serve as unto Me. Oh how delightful this service will be, for it is as a sign between Me and thee that My word will not return to Me void but will accomplish the purpose for which I sent it.
Sit in your position and dream of Me, worship Me, think upon Me, knowing that it is I who brought you here. This is not a prison but a platform upon which I place you. Change the atmosphere with my presence in you. Whatever resistance you feel overcome with My light and power. Let My presence permeate from your walls down each hall, into each dwelling. My fragrance will smell sweet. They will sense Me on you. This comes from My anointing, of My presence, as the vessel is purified from within and as you let Me have My way in you removing all that is dross. The world’s smell of the fall covers My sweet fragrance when My vessels are drawn away and enticed of their flesh. They will long for more of Me, and I will give it.
Through you, My vessel, I delight, I desire to do these things. Know your importance, for what other vessel would allow Me to work in them so completely, take away, refine, use through humiliations, rejections, and misunderstandings without repining. You, my love. Yes, there have been complaints and murmurings rising from your lips and heart, but My love, you have always come back and repented and said, “Make my heart right.” What you were before will not compare to what I’m bringing you to – not in title, not in influence, not in outpouring.
Oh My called and anointed vessel, I set you up to stand on the heights with Me, to offer sound counsel, to understand the wisdom and learning of the age regarding all that relates to this position. I was with you as you sat in grief through a season of refinement each time you blessed by faith, each prayer you offered to Me in light of great resistance and seemingly unmovable walls of corruption, oh love, I heard and saw. I come now and display My mighty arm and outstretched hand. I will help you, I will bring you forth into that which I’ve prepared you to do.
“And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, “See, I have called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah: and I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship, to devise cunning works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass, and in cutting of stones, to set them, and in carving of timber, to work in all manner of workmanship. And I, behold, I have given with him Aholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan: and in the hearts of all that are wise hearted I have put wisdom, that they may make all that I have commanded thee”
“Then said Daniel to Melzar, whom the prince of the eunuchs had set over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, “Prove thy servants, I beseech thee, ten days; and let them give us pulse to eat, and water to drink.Then let our countenances be looked upon before thee, and the countenance of the children that eat of the portion of the king’s meat: and as thou seest, deal with thy servants. So he consented to them in this matter, and proved them ten days. And at the end of ten days their countenances appeared fairer and fatter in flesh than all the children which did eat the portion of the king’s meat. Thus Melzar took away the portion of their meat, and the wine that they should drink; and gave them pulse. As for these four children, God gave them knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom: and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams. Now at the end of the days that the king had said he should bring them in, then the prince of the eunuchs brought them in before Nebuchadnezzar. And the king communed with them; and among them all was found none like Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah: therefore stood they before the king. And in all matters of wisdom and understanding, that the king enquired of them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and astrologers that were in all his realm.”