WORD FOR UPCOMING DAYS

Heavenly Father, it is to your glory that you speak to us.  That you care for your flock, Jesus.  Thank you, Great Shepherd.  We honor you.

I pray you will find this word timely for the days just ahead. Read and digest what the Spirit of the Lord is saying.

It was the middle of the night, a week ago, 3/2/22, when the presence of the Lord was so near.  He was so close and speaking that I did not want to move. When I finally felt like he was finished, I sat up to see the clock across the room and it said 2:56am.  Perhaps an hour had gone by.  I’m not really sure.  I began to write down all I had heard and experienced.

Before I begin, I must say we are living in a day and age that things are not as they seem and, at times, things are often worse than they seem.  That said, here goes.

It happened almost simultaneously. I heard the Lord say, “Wrinkle your nose” and without a second to spare, the bridge of my nose wrinkled over and over.  Involuntarily.  This was supernatural.  I couldn’t do it again if I tried.  Perhaps he wanted to make sure I knew he really had said that.  And honestly, the next day I totally looked up that phrase to see if anyone else had received the same word from the Lord, but there was none that I could find right off the bat.  The Lord will always confirm a word.

As I was jotting this down in my phone, I turned the brightness down not to wake my husband and immediately searched to find the definition of “wrinkle your nose.”

Here’s what I found.

Cambridge dictionary: to show surpriseuncertainty, or disgust at something.

Urban dictionary: an indication of disapprovaldisgust, or disagreement.

Kathleen’s dictionary:  when something stinks or is nasty and your response is “Ew, gross.”

Ah. I see.  A response to something that is gross.  Something that is disgusting. Here is God saying, “Wrinkle your nose.”  I felt it as a permission for the body of Christ to have freedom to disapprove of the things that God finds gross.  Things that are wrong.  That we do not have to be a permissive people.  We have his blessing to stand up and call what is wrong, wrong.  And to stand for what is right.  Otherwise, we might become as the world and call those things that are good evil and those things that are evil good. There is woe attached to that.

Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” Isaiah 5:20 (NKJV)

God tells us what he has called good. The creation of mankind.  The way HE created it, not how mankind has distorted it.  Who is God anyway? Are we God?  (see Genesis 1, particularly verses 26-31) No. Therefore, God gets to say what is good and what is evil.  We stand with God. 

So wrinkle your nose, brother.  Wrinkle your nose, sister.  Wrinkle your nose when you find yourself watching, hearing, presented with ungodly standards.  Stay in a place of love.  Always love people, but the devil?  He’s a loser. No love for him. And no love for demons either.

***If you do not know what truth is, sincerely open your Bible and ask the Holy Spirit to teach you.  Ask him to show you truth.  It’s humility to ask.  He is the Spirit of truth.   Will some mindsets have to change? I’d venture to say so.  Especially if you have not grown up knowing the truth.  Allow him to transform you into the image of Christ. He has a great plan for your life and it starts by knowing the truth. Come to Jesus. Watch this. ***

Second thing.  Confound the wise.  The Lord said, “Confound the wise.”

But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty.” 1 Corinthians 1:27 (KJV)

Instead, God chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise. And he chose things that are powerless to shame those who are powerful.” 1 Corinthians 1:27 (NLT)

See, to the world, we are weak.  We are foolish.  To the world we look like we have a crutch, leaning on our God.  But we know that even the very breath we breath we are unable to provide for ourselves.  He is the one who sustains our lives. God has CHOSEN US. God chooses to use the very things that seem to have no value in this world, to bring him honor and shame the “wise.” Do you think that I have much honor or value in society? A stay-at-home-mom with only a high school education? Not really. But God sees it differently.

And in the coming days, I believe that we, the Church, as we begin to come out of hiding and awaken into the beautiful, powerful bride that we are in Christ, will be used by God, for his glory to confound the wise.  To bring low the things that have set themselves up to defy the living God.  “For all creation is waiting eagerly for that future day when God will reveal who his children really are.”  Romans 8:19 (NLT)

How do we confound the wise?  Speak up when its our chance to speak. Ask God to fill your mouth with grace and truth.  Ask the Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation to rest on you. 

Thirdly. “Be not moved.” The Lord gave a clear directive considering the current world situation.  Holy Spirit is giving warning, as the earth shakes and the mountains gives way, be not moved. Please read Psalm 46 in its entirety.  I’ll put it at the bottom. You will find much comfort and strength.

Psalm 46:5 says, “God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved; God shall help her, just at the break of dawn.”

And there it is.  God shall help her.  He is in the midst of her.  His people. His city.  BE NOT MOVED. We have no reason to fear. Fear God. And God alone.

The last thing that was deposited into my spirit were the lyrics – “Are you ready? Are you ready? People get ready. Jesus is coming back. Jesus is coming back.”

Okay, Jesus.  I see you.  A little Jordan Feliz on your mind. (“Jesus is Coming Back” by Jordan Feliz). Put it on repeat!! Are YOU ready? He’s coming back for a pure Bride, without spot or wrinkle. Check your dress. And then go ahead, dance. And help other people get ready!

This is the time.  GET READY.  BE NOT MOVED.  CONFOUND THE WISE and WRINKLE YOUR NOSE. 

Maranatha. Come, Lord Jesus!

Psalm 46

(New King James Version)

God the Refuge of His People and Conqueror of the Nations

To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of the sons of Korah. A Song for Alamoth.

46 God is our refuge and strength,

A very present help in trouble.

2 Therefore we will not fear,

Even though the earth be removed,

And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;

3 Though its waters roar and be troubled,

Though the mountains shake with its swelling. Selah

4 There is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God,

The holy place of the tabernacle of the Most High.

5 God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved;

God shall help her, just at the break of dawn.

6 The nations raged, the kingdoms were moved;

He uttered His voice, the earth melted.

7 The Lord of hosts is with us;

The God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah

8 Come, behold the works of the Lord,

Who has made desolations in the earth.

9 He makes wars cease to the end of the earth;

He breaks the bow and cuts the spear in two;

He burns the chariot in the fire.

10 Be still, and know that I am God;

I will be exalted among the nations,

I will be exalted in the earth!

11 The Lord of hosts is with us;

The God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah

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