A Day for Finishing Strong!
Dear Advancing Ones:
This morning I got up and started praying for those in the Body of Christ. Right now, so many are going through trials and suffering. I saw the Body getting weak. This is a year to finish strong. However, that means in the midst of our warfare we have to take a deep breath, ask the LORD for supernatural strength, and press forward. These two verses in 2 Timothy depict what I hear the LORD saying to us right now.
“But the Lord stood by me and strengthened me, so that through me the [Gospel] message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. So I was delivered out of the jaws of the lion. [And indeed] the Lord will certainly deliver and draw me to Himself from every assault of evil. He will preserve and bring me safe unto His heavenly kingdom. To Him be the glory forever and ever. Amen (so be it).” (2 Tim 4:17-18, AMP)
Here is a word that was given by Kerry Hansher and myself on Sunday morning during our Ascension Worship and Declaration: “This is the time to raise up the banner that displays My Name as the Ancient of Days. Remember that where there has been a failure, I have already been there. Where there has been a triumph, I have already been there. Wherever My people need deliverance, I have already been there. I set your times and seasons. Now is the time to lift up the banner of Ancient of Days, and you will see the enemy topple at your feet. This is a time to knock voices out of place. I will address what has wearied your mind, how you have attempted to do everything right and the enemy’s constant condemnation against you. I am knocking out of place that condemning voice that has tried to rule you and remove the joy that I long to raise up within you. That joy is the strength for your future. There is a shaking that I will cause, as the sound arises of My People in the earth. I will bring wisdom from the foundation of the earth that I have stored for this hour. Shake it loose! Your enemies are My enemies.
“Move forward and watch Me be your rearguard. I have not called you to go back and deal with your past. Rather, this is a time for you to move forward and watch Me knock your past out of place! Too many dwell on ‘that thing’ in their past. If you will advance, move forward, and follow Me, then at the right time I can knock the thing you strive with out of place. What the enemy has formed in your thinking process will fall. I will create a crack in that stronghold in your mind, and then you’ll see that thing begin to crumble. When you do some of the same things you’ve done in the past, you will say, ‘Wait a minute. This isn’t affecting me the way it used to.’ That is because I have delivered you!! You will move forward and say, ‘I’m choosing to go in a different direction.’ This a week of shaking loose what the enemy has held you captive in. Redemption is coming! Deliverance is coming! Move forward, when I tell you. I’ll knit together your brokenness. I will cause your emotions to come alive. Move forward and realign yourself with Me, and you will come into that place that I have for you.”
Chuck D. Pierce