“We are convinced that everyone fathered by God does not make sinning a way of life, because the Son of God protects the child of God, and the Evil One cannot touch him. We know that we are God’s children and that the whole world lies under the influence of the Evil One. And we know that the Son of God has made our understanding come alive so that we can know by experience the One who is true. And we are in Him who is true, God’s Son, Jesus Christ– the true God and eternal life! So, little children, guard yourselves from worshiping anything but Him.” 1st John 5:18-21 Passion Translation
As we are coming into the month of May, we will be honoring and celebrating mothers — young and old. A few weeks ago, I wrote a word entitled, “Daughters Arise!” The word was about many of the daughters of God specifically being attacked. I believe wholeheartedly that the reason for this is because God is getting ready to raise up His daughters for such a time as this.
Even as the enemy has attempted to amp up his attack against you, The Lord says, “Fear Not! It’s time to level up! You were born for such a time as this! The Evil One cannot touch you because the Son of God protects you! It is like gold and fire. When the fire comes, it attacks the gold. The fire does not change but the gold does change. It is not destroyed, but rather purified. The very fire that you were forged in has NOT destroyed you, rather, it has refined you and made you stronger!”
“We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not despairing; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed.” 2 Corinthians 4:8-9 NIV
Have you recently been weary, discouraged, or even encountering physical ailments in your body? I see you arising from the very ashes of defeat the enemy has attempted to keep you bound in! Fear is not your portion! Lack is not your portion! Sickness of any kind is NOT your portion! You are IN CHRIST and He has nailed your fear, lack, sickness and disease on the cross. In Return, He has given you His Righteousness, peace and joy! You are Whole in Him!
I hear the Father, the Lion of Judah, roaring fiercely over his beloved sons and daughters. He is declaring over you, “My blood was enough! You are free! You are healed! Now is your time!”
“Some time later, Jesus went up to Jerusalem for one of the Jewish festivals. Now there is in Jerusalem near the Sheep Gate a pool, which in Aramaic is called Bethesda and which is surrounded by five covered colonnades. Here a great number of disabled people used to lie—the blind, the lame, the paralyzed. One who was there had been an invalid for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him lying there and learned that he had been in this condition for a long time, he asked him, “Do you want to get well?” “Sir,” the invalid replied, “I have no one to help me into the pool when the water is stirred. While I am trying to get in, someone else goes down ahead of me.” Then Jesus said to him, “Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.” At once the man was cured; he picked up his mat and walked.” John 5:1-9 NIV
Can you imagine the utter joy and freedom this dear man must have experienced as he got up from where he had lain for so many years? Just like the man at the pool, God is encouraging you to get up and ‘Level Up’! Truly, this is your time to shine! He has great things in store for you! I want to encourage you, women of God, no one is capable of fulfilling the unique call and destiny that God has placed inside you other than you! You are marked! You are cherished! You are chosen for such a time as this! Arise from the discouragement! Sing to Him a new song and level up! Victory is yours!
“He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the LORD and put their trust in Him.” Psalm 40:3 NIV