“Mayday!” A Month of Turn Around!

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines the word “Mayday” as a communications signal used as a distress call.

In mid-April, I began to seek the Lord in prayer and intercession for the month of May. I immediately heard in my spirit the word “Mayday.” As I pressed in further regarding this, I heard the Lord speak the following:

“My people’s cries have come before My throne! I have heard their calls for help, even as they have asked Me to heal their land. I will now arise on their behalf with healing in My wings (Malachi 4:2), even as a man of war (Exodus 15:3). As it is written in My Word, “If My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land” (2 Chronicles 7:14).

“The enemy has sought to release a great blow of destruction through the outbreak of COVID-19. He has sought to immobilize and isolate My Church, silencing her voice. Even so, his plans will be overturned,” says the Lord! “My Church will not be silenced; she will rise up stronger than ever before! The Body of Christ will become a force to be reckoned with, and the gates of hell will not prevail against her. Just as I spoke to Peter:

“And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock, I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven” (Matthew 16:18-19).

“Watch, as even in May, I will begin to turn the tide. I will release My healing power on this plague that has been unleashed on the earth. My Bride will arise victoriously, even out of the very ashes of heartache and despair. I am turning the tide!

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“I am working all things together for My good (Romans 8:28). I will cause the economy to thrive, even in what appears to be the most unlikely time. I will cause My streams of abundance to flow through the dry and barren places. Truly, there is no lack in My Kingdom!

I will make rivers flow on barren heights, and springs within the valleys. I will turn the desert into pools of water, and the parched ground into springs (Isaiah 41:18).

“Remember the story of Esther? Even as Haman’s evil plans backfired against him, being hung on the very gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai, so it will be with the enemy. The very evil that he’s plotted against My people will be turned around and used for their good, backfiring against the enemy.

“Through this, a holy hunger has been stirred in the hearts and lives of My people; a deeper place of prayer and intercession has been birthed in them. Watch now, as revival fire sweeps through the nations! Church will no longer be contained inside of four walls of a building. I will send revival to the streets and even to the market place. Broken relationships and family units will be restored, as I will turn the hearts of the parents to their children, and the hearts of the children to their parents (Malachi 4:6). Prodigals will return home. The great shaking and turmoil that has taken place over the last several months have caused My people to be aware of their great need for Me. I am the Lord, and there is no other (Isaiah 45:5)!

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“I will show Myself strong on My people’s behalf; I will cause them to come out of this time victoriously! I am restoring hope to My people once again. I am restoring joy, bringing beauty out of the ashes. I will call My people by a new name!

No longer will they call you Deserted,
or name your land Desolate.
But you will be called Hephzibah,
and your land Beulah
for the Lord will take delight in you,
and your land will be married (Isaiah 62:4).

“Truly My purposes will be accomplished, and My glory will cover the earth, even as the waters cover the sea (Habakkuk 2:14). May will be a month of turn around, as I am releasing My healing and cleansing upon your land. The winter is over, and spring has come (Song of Songs 2:11). The sounds of singing and rejoicing will be heard once again! Be encouraged: out of the darkness, My light and glory are shining!”

Arise, shine, for your light has come,
and the glory of the Lord rises upon you (Isaiah 60:1).


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Angie

My Goodness Abounds!

The Lord is gracious and compassionate,
slow to anger and rich in love | Psalm 145:8

“My child, My goodness and grace abounds! I am bigger than any mistake that you have made or any mountain that currently looms in front of you. I am slow to anger and rich love (Psalm 145:8).

“Do not despise your weakness, rather lean into Me all the more. I am ready and willing to help you!

“I lift up my eyes to the mountains- where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth” (Psalm 121:1-2).

“Know that though you feel weak, I am strong! Do not be fearful over circumstances, for they are subject to change! Yet, I am the God who never changes. I am the same yesterday, today, and forever! (Hebrew 13:8)

“I am the one who is even now going before you and leveling the mountains in your path. I am making the crooked places in your life straight.

I will go before you and will level the mountains; I will break down gates of bronze and cut through bars of iron” (Isaiah 45:2).

“My grace is being extended to you in this very hour. Rest and receive all that I have made available to you. For it is in Me and through Me that all things are being held together (Colossians 1:17).

“Rest in Me and continue to trust Me. I am working mightily behind the scenes. Surely My goodness and graces abounds; My delight is in you!”

The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing” (Zephaniah 3:17).

There Is Power in the Blood!

For you know that your lives were ransomed once and for all from the empty and futile way of life handed down from generation to generation. It was not a ransom payment of silver and gold, which eventually perishes, but the precious blood of Christ—who like a spotless, unblemished lamb was sacrificed for us. | 1 Peter 1:18-19 (TPT)

As we are entering into the first day of Passover, the Lord is continuing to highlight to me the power of the blood of Jesus. The words from the old hymn “The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power” has been playing over and over in my spirit:

The blood that Jesus shed for me
Way back on Calvary
The blood that gives me strength
From day to day
It will never lose its power.

It reaches to the highest mountain
And it flows to the lowest valley
The blood that gives me strength
From day to day
It will never lose its power.

It soothes my doubts and calms my fears
And it dries all my tears
The blood that gives me strength
From day to day
It will never lose its power.

Beloved, the blood of Jesus Christ is powerful. In the story of the first Passover, the Jewish people applied the blood of a sacrificed lamb to their doorposts so that they would be protected from the final plague that God had sent to Egypt. Even today, we can apply the powerful blood of Jesus Christ over our homes and our lives as we set our eyes on the One who was sacrificed for us: the Lamb of God.

“The blood will be a sign for you on the houses where you are, and when I see the blood, I will pass over you. No destructive plague will touch you when I strike Egypt” (Exodus 12:13).

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Romans 3:24-25 says, “all are justified freely by His grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement, through the shedding of his blood—to be received by faith.” As I took communion this morning, I was reminded of the price that Jesus paid so that we could walk in complete wholeness: healed, free, and delivered from any plague or sickness. This is our portion in Him! The Lord delights in rescuing His people. Whatever you are currently experiencing, His arm is mighty to save, heal, and deliver you. I encourage you today to take communion and meditate on His covenant with you, for truly there is power in the blood of Jesus Christ! His eye is lovingly upon you as He is watching over your life, protecting you from all harm. Even in the midst of the turbulence and shaking that’s taking place in the world today, the Lord is reminding us that He is completely in control. The blood of the Lamb will never lose its power!

He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart (Psalm 91:4).

The Lord will keep you from all harm—
he will watch over your life (Psalm 121:7).

I Delight in Rescuing You!

But in the depths of my heart I truly know that you, Yahweh, have become my Shield. You take me and surround me with yourself. Your glory covers me continually. You lift high my head when I bow low in shame I have cried out to you, Yahweh, from your holy presence. You send me a Father’s help. So now I’ll lie down and sleep like a baby— then I’ll awake in safety, for you surround me with your glory.Even though dark powers prowl around me, I won’t be afraid. I simply cry out to you: “Rise up and help me, Lord! Come and save me!” And you will slap them in the face, breaking the power of their words to harm me. My true hero comes to my rescuefor the Lord alone is my Savior. What a feast of favor and bliss he gives his people! Psalm 3:3-8 TPT

The Lord says. “My people, I delight in rescuing you! Do not cast away your hope or your confidence, for I am mighty to save. I will protect you from all harm and I surround you with My songs of deliverance (Psalm 32:7).

“I will turn your valley of weeping into a door of hope (Hosea 2:15). I will allow My streams of abundance to flow and refresh your dry land. Just as I did with Joseph, I will cause you to flourish during a time of famine and drought (Genesis 41:54).

“Continue to look to me. Look to the hills, from where your help comes from. Your help comes from the Lord, the Maker of Heaven and Earth (Psalms 121:2). Be encouraged and know that I am the God who delights in rescuing you!”

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“For here is what the Lord has spoken to me: “Because you have delighted in Me as My great lover, I will greatly protect you. I will set you in a high place, safe and secure before My face.  I will answer your cry for help every time you pray, and you will find and feel My presence even in your time of pressure and trouble. I will be your glorious hero and give you a feast” (Psalm 91: 14-15 TPT).


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Angie

My Purposes Are Being Fulfilled

“As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” | Isaiah 55:9 

“I am doing a deep work in the hearts and lives of My people that is far beyond what you can see with the natural eye. Know that even amidst the chaos and confusion, My purposes are being fulfilled. Be assured, it is the enemy that comes to steal, kill, and destroy, but I am the God who gives life and life more abundantly (John 10:10). I can and will take what the enemy has intended for harm and turn it into good (Genesis 50:20).

“I am creating a ‘divine pause’ in the hearts and lives of My people. I am ridding and removing that which no longer bears fruit in this season, as I am preparing you for the increase that is at hand. Don’t cling to the familiar, rather embrace the new things that I am doing in your life. I am causing you to reprioritize and see what is truly important. There are more opportunities now than ever before for you to reach out to this lost and hurting world and show them My love. Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and walk into the unknown with Me, for surely I will be with you wherever I go. You will know and experience Me in this season as Jehovah Jireh: the God who provides. You shall lack nothing and never cease to bear fruit (Jeremiah 17:7-8).

“Know that this is a season in which I am drawing you apart and doing a deep work in your life. Even as the caterpillar must undergo a time of separation as he remains in his cocoon, deep and hidden work is all the while taking place. Even though the process can be painful, he is being completely transformed. When the caterpillar emerges from his cacoon, new life abounds; the old is completely gone. He is changed from the inside out! Allow Me to complete this same transformation in your heart and life, and be encouraged that it’s a good work that I’m doing. Though you presently feel in an isolated and restricted place (like the caterpillar feels in the cacoon), soon you will break out into a wide and spacious place: a place of freedom!

“My child, your life is in the palm of My hands. You are like the clay on the potter’s wheel. Continue to allow Me to mold you, and watch as you come forth completely new, free from the things that used to restrict you. Rejoice! My purposes are being fulfilled!”

He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me” (Psalms 18:19).

Rest

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” | Matthew 11:28

“My child, come to Me in the midst of your weariness. Give Me your burdens and unanswered questions, and I will give you My rest. I am bigger than any difficulty that you are facing. I am with you, even as I’ve promised you in My Word that I will never leave or forsake you (Hebrews 13:5). Lay down your desire to understand or control your situation, and continue to trust Me with both the big and small things alike.

“This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says: “In repentance and rest is your salvation in quietness and trust is your strength . . .” (Isaiah 30:15).

“Know that I can and will weave My good through any trial or circumstance that you are facing (Romans 8:28). Refuse to worry; praise Me in all circumstances, as this is My will for you. Fix your eyes on Me, and watch as I open up the way before you!”

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 “Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, ‘This is the way; walk in it’” (Isaiah 30:21).

I Am Your Safe Place and Your Strong Tower of Refuge!

But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you. | Psalm 5:11

The Lord says, “I am your safe place and your strong tower of refuge, even when storms are raging all around you. Fear not; though the mountains give way and fall into the heart of the sea, I will surely be your ever-present help in times of trouble (Psalm 46:1-3). I am mighty to save and deliver you!

“My child, You are safe and secure with Me! No evil or calamity will befall you, for even as I’ve promised in My Word, ‘A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you’ (Psalm 91:7).

You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance (Psalm 32:7).

“I am indeed watching over My Word to perform it in your life. Truly, I am surrounding you with songs of deliverance. I love you, and My delight is in you. Be encouraged, for no weapon that is formed against you shall prosper! I alone am your safe place.”

The Lord your God is with you,
the Mighty Warrior who saves.
He will take great delight in you;
in his love he will no longer rebuke you,
but will rejoice over you with singing (Zephaniah 3:17).

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Hope is Rising

Hope is rising!

The Lord is moving mightily in this hour. Truly His blood speaks a better word, despite what we see with our natural eyes and the negative reports we’re hearing around us. Now is the time to let hope arise; though darkness covers the earth, even gross darkness, His light shines brighter (Isaiah 60:2). Beloved, fear not! The Lord is rushing on the scene as the Mighty Warrior: the One who saves and delivers!

Let God arise, Let His enemies be scattered (Psalm 68:1).

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You Will Come out on Top!

A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you. | Psalms 91:7

I hear the Lord saying, “You will come out on top! You will be left standing, even in what appears to be a season of drought for many. I will use what seems to be the most unlikely time and season to launch you into your very destiny. As written in the book of Isaiah, ‘As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts’ (Isaiah 55:9).

“I say, let hope arise; let confidence arise in who I am. I am the God Who caused water to gush forth from the rock and streams to flow in the barren places.

“The desert and the parched land will be glad. the wilderness will rejoice and blossom” (Isaiah 35:1).

“Watch now, as you experience My provision and increase like never before! Surely this will be your finest hour. My glory is arising on you, even now. My favor is arising on you, and you will be a beacon of hope to others.

“Expect to see My goodness and favor increase in your life in unprecedented ways, for I always take what the enemy means for harm and use it for good (Genesis 50:20). Watch, for amidst the very chaos and shaking, you will come out on top! Proverbs 10:30 even says, ‘The righteous will never be shaken.'”


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Angie

Level Up!

Recently, during our church worship service, I heard the Lord say, “Level Up!” As I have continued to press into the Lord regarding this, I sense Him saying:

“In this hour, I am calling forth My Bride to arise from her slumber and level up! No longer will she blend in with the world, rather, this shall be her finest hour! I am awakening her out of her comfort zone. I am shaking things up! I’m breaking off fear and a spirit of complacency in this very hour! I’m giving My Bride a heart of compassion for a lost and broken world that is in desperate need of a Savior. As the darkness continues to grow darker, even the gross darkness, indeed, My light will shine forth all the brighter! Even as written in Proverbs 4:18, the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, which shines brighter and brighter until full day.

“Beloved, this is not a time to shrink back in fear, rather it’s a time to arise and shine. It’s a time to level up! Even where the world would say it’s a time of decrease and lack, I say that you will experience My increase like never before! I am the God who caused Joseph to prosper and flourish, even when others were experiencing a time of lack. Watch, as I do the same with you!

“My Bride, My storehouses are filled with abundance. I am the God who will cause you to thrive and prosper, regardless of the earthy economy. Continue to look to Me and you will lack nothing! I will even cause you to be a shade tree for others: a place where they may find lodging and refreshing under your branches (Ezekiel 17:23). You are My light, a city set apart on a hill! In the very near days to come, there will be increased opportunities to share and give reason for your hope and faith. Always be instant in season and out (2 Timothy 4:2).

“Beloved, be encouraged. I am indeed at work, and you were born for such a time as this! It’s time to boldly go fourth in My Name. As you do, signs and wonders will take place like you have not experienced before! It’s time to level up, even as I’m now launching you and propelling you fourth to your next level in Me! Arise shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you (Isaiah 60:1).”


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Angie

My Fire Goes Before You

Fire goes before him and consumes his foes on every side. | Psalm 97:3

As I was on a prayer walk recently, I felt prompted by the Lord to release His fire to burn up all that has been standing in the way of breakthrough. Immediately Psalm 97:3 came to me, as it says, “Fire goes before him and consumes his foes on every side.” I believe that the following word the Lord downloaded to my spirit is not only for myself, but for others as well:

“Beloved, be encouraged! When the enemy shall come in like a flood, I shall lift up a standard against him (Isaiah 59:19). Continue to strike the ground and speak My Word over your current situation. Begin to declare that My fire is going before you and burning up every trace of opposition that the enemy has tried to put in your path.”

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Many have become so battle-weary because the fires of testing and opposition have seemingly been turned up seven times hotter than before. Even so, the Lord is now releasing His holy fire to burn off the dross and consume the works of the enemy. The very areas where the opposition has been the most fierce are the exact areas in which the Lord is bringing you the breakthrough!

I believe that many family relationships have been under attack. However, as you pray and release the Word of God over these relationships, He is going to cleanse and restore your bloodline. Even as it is written in Exodus 20:6, truly God shows love to a thousand generations of those who love Him. Begin to call forth those things in your life that are not as though they are (Romans 4:17); speak and prophesy over your loved ones, call forth and declare their destiny! Do not magnify the problem, rather thank God that He is working and bringing the solution. Truly, He is the Way-Maker!

I prophesy fresh strength over you in those areas where you have become weary. I speak forth fresh eyesight in the spirit and for new hope to spring up. Do not fear the enemy, for he is a defeated foe. Nothing by any means shall harm you. Take heart, for God is working, even now! He is your mighty Protector, a wall of fire around you!

And I will be to her a wall of fire all around, declares the LORD, and I will be the glory in her midst (Zechariah 2:5).


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Angie

Take Heart, My Grace Is Sufficient!

“From everyone who has been given much, much will be required; and to whom they entrusted much, of him they will ask all the more.” | Luke 12:48

I hear the Lord saying, “In this new season of promotion and advancement that you’ve entered into, more will be required of you. However, be encouraged! My grace is sufficient, and My strength will be perfected even in your weaknesses (2 Corinthians 12:9). Your biggest asset is to abide in Me. Truly, I am the Vine and you are the branches; apart from Me you can do nothing (John 15:5), but through Me, you can do all things (Philippians 4:13).

“This season of upgrade will require an even stronger connection to Me; it is imperative that you spend time with Me in the secret place. Listen to My still small voice above the distractions, chaos, and even the well-meaning voices others. Beloved, I am leading you in a way that you have not previously been, but I will indeed be your fire by night and your cloud by day (Deuteronomy 1:33). As you continue to press in and abide in Me, I will give you fresh wisdom and revelation each day to navigate through these uncharted waters.

Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it” (Isaiah 30:21).

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“Do not fear or be anxious about anything, rather in all things, let your prayers and petitions be made known to Me (Philippians 4:6). I am causing you to ascend to a higher place in Me, and I will be your all-sufficient One. Truly, you will know Me as Jehovah Jireh: your Provider! You shall lack nothing and you will know My abundance, even as it is written in My Word that as you delight in Me, I will give you the desires of your heart (Psalm 37:4). Keep your eyes fixed solely on Me, and I will surely help you navigate through this new path. I will lead and instruct you along the way you should go. I will be faithful,” says the Lord!

This is what the Lord says: “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls . . .” (Jeremiah 6:16).

A Harvest on the Tears You’ve Sown: I’m Bringing Things Full Circle!

Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy. | Psalm 126:5

I hear the Lord saying, “Many of My children have been travailing in intersession, sowing many tears over some longstanding issues in their lives. I see their broken hearts over these things, and I have collected their tears in a bottle, even as it’s written in My Word: ‘You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book’ (Psalm 56:8).

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“Beloved, nothing has escaped My notice! I am bringing you a harvest of answered prayers on the very things you’ve been crying out for. Truly, I am now bringing it full circle, and you will see My restoration! Things are now coming into bloom, as they have been germinating underground for a very long time, even though you could not see it with your natural eye. Indeed, your very tears of intercession have been watering the seeds! Watch as the answers and restoration of the things you’ve been crying out for suddenly begin to spring forth.

“I am not unjust. Have I not written in My Word, ‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know’ (Jeremiah 33:3)? I am a good Father, and when My children ask Me for bread, I do not give them a stone (Matthew 7:9). You have clung to Me, and you have continued to remain hopeful, even when things have looked hopeless in the natural. Even as Abraham, your promises have tarried, and you have felt barren. Your story isn’t over yet! It is now your time,” says the Lord!

“Remember that I did above and beyond for Abraham, even making Him the father of many nations (Genesis 17:4). When it was My appointed time, I brought to pass everything that I had promised to him and more. Though you have felt weary like a woman in labor who is long overdue, it is now your appointed time and season. I am bringing things full circle, not just in one area in your life, but in many! You will be amazed and overwhelmed at My goodness and faithfulness to you.

“My Beloved, lift your eyes! It’s harvest time, and I’m bringing things full circle! You will see and taste My goodness in the land of the living. Rejoice! I am the God Who makes all things new. Truly I make things beautiful in My time (Ecclesiastes 3:11).”

I remain confident of this:
I will see the goodness of the Lord
in the land of the living (Psalm 27:13).


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Angie Stolba

“I’m Not a Far-Off God.”

The Lord is my best friend and my shepherd.
I always have more than enough.
He offers a resting place for me in his luxurious love.
His tracks take me to an oasis of peace, the quiet brook of bliss.
That’s where he restores and revives my life.
He opens before me pathways to God’s pleasure
and leads me along in his footsteps of righteousness
so that I can bring honor to his name.
Lord, even when your path takes me through
the valley of deepest darkness,
fear will never conquer me, for you already have!
You remain close to me and lead me through it all the way.
Your authority is my strength and my peace.
The comfort of your love takes away my fear.
I’ll never be lonely, for you are near.
You become my delicious feast
even when my enemies dare to fight.
You anoint me with the fragrance of your Holy Spirit;
you give me all I can drink of you until my heart overflows.
So why would I fear the future?
For your goodness and love pursue me all the days of my life.
Then afterward, when my life is through,
I’ll return to your glorious presence to be forever with you! | Psalm 23 (TPT)

I hear the Lord saying, “I am not a far-off God who is distant and aloof; I am an up close and personal, ever-present, and ready-to-help-you God. I know your words before they’re even on your tongue. I know those burdens you carry, even when others don’t; I’m aware of it all, and I long to help you.

“My child, you weren’t meant to carry these things. Allow Me to be your burden bearer. I am your peace, even when the storms of this life are raging against you. I am the God who goes before you and levels the gates of bronze (Isaiah 45:2). I’m the God who neither sleeps nor slumbers. I am walking alongside you, regardless of how you presently feel.

“I’m not a far-off God. When you feel empty and alone, I’m the one who sticks closer than a brother. My presence surrounds you like a shield; you can draw comfort and strength from Me. Beloved, be encouraged, for I am very near to you.”

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“The word is very close at hand; it is on your lips and in your heart.” And that message is the very message about faith that we proclaim (Romans 10:8).

You Will See My Justice!

The Lord works righteousness and justice for all the oppressed. | Psalm 103:6

Many have experienced severe injustices in their lives. Even as Job went through a time of severe testing, so it has been with you. It may feel as though you’ve barely recovered from one trial, only to have the fire be turned up seven times hotter. However, even as it is written, “Have no fear of sudden disaster or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked, for the Lord will be at your side and will keep your foot from being snared” (Proverbs 3:25-26).

I believe the Lord is saying, “Expect to see My swift justice in your life! The enemy has overplayed his hand, and he will pay sevenfold (Proverbs 6:31). You need not have fear of disaster or ruin, for I the Lord will be your confidence! I see that you have remained faithful and have not cast away your confidence, even as My servant Job remained faithful through the severity of all he encountered. Beloved, like Job, you will be blessed with far greater than what you started with (Job 42:12). Your name is being spoken in the courtroom of heaven, and the scales of justice are now tipping in your favor.

Honest scales and balances belong to the Lord; all the weights in the bag are of his making (Proverbs 16:11).

“Though the accuser has been challenging you day and night, My blood speaks a better word over you! The Righteous Judge is declaring, ‘NOT GUILTY!’ I am exposing the false accusations and slanders that have been spoken against you, and I am clearing your name where the enemy has tried to taint it. The enemy is being brought down in this hour; every false witness and slanderous tongue that has risen against you I will refute, for this is your heritage!

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“No weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and this is their vindication from me,” declares the Lord (Isaiah 54:17).

Know this: I am a just Judge, and I am now rising on your defense. You will see My justice for all you have suffered. Truly I prepare a table of feasting before you in the presence of your enemies (Psalm 23:5) Watch now, as My favor and reward are being poured out on you.”

A wicked person earns deceptive wages,
but the one who sows righteousness reaps a sure reward (Proverbs 11:18).


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Blessings,
Angie

Do Not Lose Hope: You Will See Massive Movement in March!

He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. | Isaiah 40:29

Recently, while seeking the Lord, I heard Him speak, “There will be massive movement in the month of March.” While continuing to press into this, I sensed the Lord saying, “My Bride, I know that you are beyond weary, but it is imperative that you do not lose hope. Do not give up, for you will surely see massive movement in your life, even in this month. Though you may currently feel that things are at a standstill and see little to no movement in the natural realm, the truth is that I’m moving mightily behind the scenes of your life right now. I am bringing My divine alignment, even to those long-standing issues that have seemingly refused to budge. Truly you are in the final stages, even as a woman who is about to give birth.

“This is a critical point where you must continue to align your words and thoughts with My Word and all that I have promised you. As you do, you will begin to see confirmations and movement take place, even in the natural (as Elijah saw “the cloud the size of a man’s hand” in 1 Kings 18:44). Look through eyes of faith and know that truly I am moving mightily on your behalf. Even now, things have already begun to shift. Continue to decree a thing, and watch as I establish it in your very life (Job 22:28). Now is time to get your hopes up, for I’m sending My refreshing rains of abundance! Yes, you will see massive movement in March!”

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You gave abundant showers, O God; you refreshed your weary inheritance (Psalm 68:9).


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Blessings,

Angie

I Am With You

Friends, be encouraged by this word. The Lord is mighty in your midst! He is with you!

Angie


But the Lord God has become my divine helper.
He leans into my heart and lays his hands upon me! | Psalm 54:4 (TPT)

I hear the Lord saying, “My child, do not be discouraged and do not be dismayed; I am your ever-present help during times of trouble. I am with you; fear not! When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze (Isaiah 43:2).

“Why should you fear the future? Have I not promised you in My Word that the plans I have for you are for your good (Jeremiah 29:11)? Beloved, you can trust Me with all of the concerns of your heart, both big and small alike. I delight in helping you! Roll those heavy burdens onto Me. I am your burden-bearer, the One who gives you peace. You have nothing to fear, for truly My yolk is easy and My burden is light (Matthew 11:30).

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“I am your Good Shepherd; allow Me to lead you beside My still waters (Psalm 23:2) In Me, you will find rest for your soul. Receive My peace, for it is readily available to you. Know that My goodness and mercy are hovering over you now in this very moment, and for all of eternity. Be encouraged, for I am with you,” says the Lord!

Partaking in Christ’s Sufferings: An Invitation to Draw Near to His Heart

The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. | Psalm 34:18

My child, you will experience days where you taste the victory and joy of being on the mountaintop. However, because you live in a broken world, there will also be times where you will experience heartache and loss. Know this: I am the God who causes you to triumph in all things. Though your weeping may endure for the night, My joy will come in the morning (Psalm 30:5).

Be assured that I am not glorified in sickness nor disease, for I have redeemed you from these things, even as I took them upon myself on the cross so that you could be healed. Healing is the children’s bread, and it is your portion (Matthew 15:26, Galatians 3:13). I am not glorified through poverty, for it is true that I delight in the prosperity of My servants (Psalm 35:27). Even so, there will be times where you will feel the sting of rejection and betrayal by those closest to you. I, too, experienced these feelings, as I am not a far off God, but a God Who is acquainted with your sufferings and angst (Isaiah 53:3).

When you are misunderstood and persecuted for My Name’s sake, know that your reward is great (Matthew 5:11). When men misjudge you and misunderstand your heart, you can be assured that I never will; for even if your own father and mother forsake you, I, the Lord, will receive you. Truly I am the Friend that sticks closer than a brother (Psalm 27:10, Proverbs 18:24).

When you go through the valley, I am very near to you. Even during these times, I am making sure that you are passing through.

Even though I walk
through the darkest valley,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me (Psalm 23:4)

Beloved, these times of trial are an invitation to draw near to My heart. Even amidst your sufferings, I am near and present. As My Word says, I am close to the brokenhearted, and a bruised reed I will not deny (Matthew 12:20). I am the God Who longs to comfort you, even as a mother comforts her child (Isaiah 66:13).

Be encouraged that there are things you are gleaning during your seasons of suffering that you would not know while on the mountaintop. Even as diamonds are formed during times of adversity and great pressure, so it is with you. I will cause more fruit to come forth through this time of pruning; I will use all of this for your good. It is true that I turn your mourning into dancing and your bitter into sweet. Do not lose heart, My love, though weeping may endure for the night, true joy comes in the morning!

Count it all joy when you experience these trials, as your faith is being strengthened and fortified. I am with you always, even to the end of the age. Beloved, be rest assured that there is nothing that can separate you from My everlasting love!

 For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 8:38-39).

I Am Intimately Acquainted With You

Friends, I pray that this word blesses you. Be encouraged today that God has His eye on you and that He will meet your every need. Truly the Lord is intimately acquainted with you!

Blessings,

Angie. 


You search out my path and my lying down
and are acquainted with all my ways.
Even before a word is on my tongue,
behold, O Lord, you know it altogether.
You hem me in, behind and before,
and lay your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
it is high; I cannot attain it. | Psalm 139:3-6

“My precious child, I know your every thought, for truly I am intimately acquainted with you. Indeed, even the very hairs on your head are numbered (Matthew 10:30). I desire for you to talk with Me about all of the details of your life, for it is My good pleasure to help you with whatever circumstances you are going through. I am a good and loving Father, and if My children ask Me for bread, I will not give them a stone (Matthew 7:9-11). Ask of Me; knock, and the door will be opened for you! Seek Me, and surely you will find Me (Jeremiah 29:13).”

How precious to me are your thoughts, God!
How vast is the sum of them!
Were I to count them,
they would outnumber the grains of sand—
when I awake, I am still with you (Psalm 139:17-18).

“Truly I say to you, all of my good thoughts toward you outnumber the sand on the shore. I love you, My child, and My delight is in you. Be encouraged, for I am intimately acquainted with you.”

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I Am Your Security!

The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe. | Proverbs 18:10 (ESV)

I hear the Lord saying, “Fear not! I am your security and your safe place, even amidst the shaking that is happening. I am your immovable Rock: your firm foundation, your shelter during the storm.

“Beloved, do not put your eyes on nor your hope in that which is temporary. Fix your eyes on Me, for when everything around you is changing, I do not change; I am the same today, yesterday, and forever! Even amidst the great changes and transition that you are currently experiencing, know that My purposes are being accomplished through it all. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts (Isaiah 55:9).

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“Be assured that I am leading you into a good place. As it is written in My Word, ‘I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope’ (Jeremiah 29:11). Keep your eyes fixed on Me, and not on the winds and the waves. Truly I, alone, am your security,” says the Lord!

“I’m Teaching You to Ascend to a Higher Place!”

Praise be to the LORD my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle. | Psalm 144:1

“Beloved, do not be dismayed by the swirling that you feel, nor by the intensity of the battle. Even as the children of Israel approached the Promised Land, many turned around out of their fear of the giants that were in their land (Numbers 13). You, too, may feel like there are giants closing in on you in this season, trying to take away the promises I have given you. The reality is this: though it may feel like you are surrounded, you are being surrounded by Me.

“In this season, I am teaching and equipping you to ascend to a higher place in Me. Truly, you will come up high above the warfare taking place, knowing full well your authority as a child of the Most High, seated in heavenly places with Me (Ephesians 2:6). I have given you power to overcome the enemy, and nothing—again I say, nothing—by any means shall harm you (Luke 10:19). Even in the midst of the shaking and turbulence you feel, I will use it to launch you forward into My purpose. I am covering you under the shadow of My wings, under which you shall find refuge (Psalm 91:4).

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Do not doubt that which I have spoken over you. Truly, you are victorious in Me! This is your time and your season to take the land. Now is the time to press into Me even more in worship, prayer, and dance. Give Me your extravagant worship, and watch as you ascend to a high place in Me. You shall overcome by the blood of the Lamb and the word of your testimony (Revelation 12:11),” says the Lord.

Be Still

… Rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength … | Isaiah 30:15

Many are feeling an uneasiness due to the transition and shifting that’s taking place right now. However, in the midst of this, I hear the Lord saying, “My child: peace, be still. I, alone, am your firm foundation and your confidence. As you continue to remain firmly anchored in Me, you will not be shaken, no matter what is taking place externally. Get still and quiet before Me. Don’t allow your heart to be troubled, but continue to abide in Me. I am the God Who causes you to flourish and bear fruit, even in seasons of drought. My supply is limitless; keep your eyes on Me! Peace, be still,” says the Lord.

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“But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord,
    whose confidence is in him.
They will be like a tree planted by the water
    that sends out its roots by the stream.
It does not fear when heat comes;
    its leaves are always green.
It has no worries in a year of drought
    and never fails to bear fruit” (Jeremiah 17:7-8).

Mighty in Battle

Who is this King of glory?
The Lord strong and mighty,
the Lord mighty in battle. | Psalm 24:8

I am the Lord your God Who is mighty in battle! I go before you, making the crooked places straight and your rough places smooth (Isaiah 45:2). Nothing, and again I say, nothing is too difficult for Me,” says the Lord. “Do not fear and do not fret, because I am the Lord your God, and I am fighting for you. I am fighting your battles, and I am bringing you the spoils. Truly, you shall see and know the victory! You shall declare, ‘My God is mighty in battle!’ Go ahead and lift up a shout of praise, because though your enemies may come at you from one direction, they will flee from you in seven (Deuteronomy 28:7). Indeed, you will look for your enemies, but you will not be able to find them (Isaiah 41:12); I am the God Who breaks open the way before you. I am the God Who silences the voice of the accuser. I am your God, and I am mighty to save and deliver you. I am mighty in battle,” declares the Lord of Hosts!

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“I’m Working It Out!”

Why, my soul, are you downcast?
Why so disturbed within me?
Put your hope in God,
for I will yet praise him,
my Savior and my God. | Psalm 42:11

Many have been feeling a real discouragement and spirit of heaviness try to come upon them because of long-standing issues in their lives that have seemingly refused to budge. However, I hear the Lord saying today, “My child, refuse to give in to heaviness and despair, rather, encourage your soul in the Lord, just as David did (1 Samuel 30:6). Truly I say to you, I am working it out. That relationship, that job issue, that debt, that wayward child…though these things look impossible to redeem in the natural, I am the God of the supernatural!”

I am reminded of the powerful song “Way Maker,” as one version sings, “Even when I don’t see it, You’re working. Even when I don’t feel it, You’re working. You never stop, You never stop working; You never stop, You never stop working.” I feel the Lord desires us to declare this powerful truth over whatever circumstance or obstacle seems to be standing in our way. Beloved, do not underestimate the power of your praise or your decree! Praise is your mighty weapon in this hour.

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Right now, things may seem like a tangled up mess, but that doesn’t mean God isn’t working on the scene. Soon you will see the long awaited answers to what you have been praying for. Like the Word of God says, “The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still” (Exodus 14:14).

Be encouraged today, for what is impossible with man is possible with God (Luke 18:27). Truly, He is working everything out for your good!

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose (Romans 8:28).

Protect Your Freedom and Your Peace!

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. | Galatians 5:1

I hear the Lord saying today, “Protect your freedom and your peace. Do not go back to what I have already delivered you from.”

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Many have sensed the breakthrough of this new year and season already beginning to gain momentum, however, recently there has been a war on your peace and the freedom that is already yours. What you are feeling is simply a confirmation that you are advancing and taking ground. Hold your peace, beloved! Do not give in to the pressure that others are trying to put on you, for this is a distraction. God is calling us to diligently and proactively guard both the freedom and peace that we have been given.

Let your “yes” be yes and your “no” be no (Matthew 5:37). Often, people pleasing and the ‘fear of man’ are tactics used by the enemy to rob us of our peace; yet it is written in the Word of God that we “owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law” (Romans 13:8). Healthy boundaries are not only necessary, but vital in this pivotal season that many have entered into. Many may misunderstand your heart, but your Heavenly Father never will.

I want to encourage you to pay no attention to the giants that may be in your land, but to have the spiritual eyesight of Joshua and Caleb; be encouraged today that there are more for you than against you.

I speak fresh courage over you today, and I silence the voice of the enemy that would seek to intimidate and overwhelm you. Go forward, go forward; do not look back, for your God is on your side! He is mighty in your midst. The Lord surrounds you with songs of deliverance, and your victory is assured!

The Lord your God is in your midst,
a mighty one who will save;
he will rejoice over you with gladness;
he will quiet you by his love;
he will exult over you with loud singing (Zephaniah 3:17).