Surrendering to Godís Will During the Tumultuous Days to Come

Life's disappointments are veiled love's appointments.

My child, I have a message for you today; let me whisper it in your ear, that it may gild with glory any storm clouds that arise.

It is short - only five words, but let them sink into your inmost soul, use them as a pillow on which to rest your weary head:

"THIS THING IS FROM ME"

Have you ever thought that all that concerns you, concerns Me too? For "he that toucheth you, toucheth the apple of Mine eye" (Zechariah 2:8).

I would have you learn when temptations assail you, and the "enemy comes in like a flood," that this thing is from Me, that your weakness needs My might, and your safety lies in letting Me fight for you.

Are you in difficult circumstances? This thing is from Me. I am the God of circumstances. Your surroundings and companions are only working out My will.

Are you in money difficulties? Is it hard to make both ends meet? This thing is from Me, for I am your purse bearer, and I would have you draw from and depend upon Me. My supplies are limitless (see Philippians 4:19). I would have you prove My promises.

Are you passing through a night of sorrow? This thing is from Me. I am "The Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief." I have let earthly comforters fail you so that by turning to Me you may obtain everlasting consolation (see II Thessalonians 2:16, 17).

Has some friend disappointed you? One to whom you opened your heart? This thing is from Me. I have allowed this disappointment to come so that you may learn that I am your best friend.

Have your plans been all upset? Are you bowed down and weary? This thing is from Me. You made your plans, then came asking Me to bless them, but I would have you let Me plan for you and then I take the responsibility, for "this thing is too heavy for thee; thou art not able to perform it thyself alone" (Exodus 18:18). You are only an instrument.

Have you longed to do some great work for Me, and instead been laid aside on a bed of pain and weakness? This thing is from Me. I could not get your attention in your busy days, and I want to teach you some of My deepest lessons. "They also serve who only stand and wait."

Some of My greatest workers are those shut out from active service, that they may learn to wield the weapon of all-prayer.

Are you suddenly called to occupy a difficult and responsible position? Launch out on Me. I am trusting you with the "possession of difficulties," and for "this thing the Lord thy God shall bless thee in all thy works, and in all that thou puttest thine hand unto" (Deuteronomy 15:10).

This day I place in your hand this pot of holy oil; make use of it freely, My child. Remember, "interruptions are divine instructions." The sting will go as you learn to see Me in all things; therefore, "set your hearts unto all the words which I testify among you this day ... for it is not a vain thing for you; because it is your life: and through this thing ye shall prolong your days in the land" (Deuteronomy 32:46, 47).

--Laura A. Barton Snow--


 

In 1989... The Spirit of the Lord spoke to me (and others, independent of me) that in the future HE would be putting pressure on the global economy and revealing the nature of the god of mammon and the corruption of the unredeemed nature among our global leaders and their followers... sequentially convicting believers who are blindly/willfully in some cases serving/looking to others as their ultimate source of provision/salvation.... giving those who want to know HIM and HIS truth experientially the opportunity to turn to Him anew.

Then, after asking me to totally surrender my will to HIS, He told me that He would be picking me up and putting me in the country and causing/teaching me to live off the land... and was calling me and my husband to be, (and others), to live a simple, generous life, encouraging me to stay debt free.... and more, on a personal level, to be shared at a later date.

Father said, when the season comes for His pressure to take place exposing the unredeemed nature globally, HE would take care of me/us... and other's who heard HIS call to come out from among them and follow the teaching of His Son diligently ... for we are to be in the world but not of it.  We are to be/walk in the Spirit and not follow after the flesh ... He said He will go before each of us and train/discipline us in the meantime...  and eventually we would be prepared to be a 'city of refuge', spiritually speaking for those who have been blindly or willfully following corrupt spiritual leaders and other leaders who follow after the flesh .... as well as those who would have recently repented and turned to HIM to surrender their will totally to HIS... in the role of spiritual parents/forerunners. Sovereignly HE would network us together... in HIS timing and ways. He said He will equip us as needed daily... and said that the greatest spiritual Renaissance that the world has known since the days Christ walked the earth would take place during that season.... He said through His love, those of us who had gone before with a listening heart ... would be spiritual pioneers, so to speak to those who desire HIS truth as their own.  

I saw within my spirit much... (to be/is published here and elsewhere), and saw within my spirit the 1800's... and sensed the tumultuous times which are ahead globally would be far worst than anyone would expect... that this would seem to be a time of Chaos... but that His Divine order/sovereignty would be working behind the scenes, working all out for the good ultimately, changing the nature of humanity to be like HIS own. 

Within my Spirit I was given eyes to see the tables would be turned, and those who were outcasts in the sight of the unredeemed mind, would be elevated by the Spirit of the Lord, ultimately confounding the wise and those who were blind to HIS truth/power and redemptive love. An example of this, before any candidate chose to run, I heard what I believe is His voice speak out of the blue, 'In 2008 America will elect a black President." Only Time will tell if that was His voice or a random thought...

It seems to be that eventually during this season of confusing times for humanity, technology would not have the global power/hold it once had to serve us/to cause us to looked it ... it too would be affected, and thus eventually such would affect us all.  Even so, I knew... HE will provide for the just and the unjust... through those who have learned to surrender to HIM, in such a way, that they will be a great light to those who have not surrendered due to fear or false concepts/religious teachings concerning  HIM and HIS will/truth. Such will set captives free... open blind eyes... heal broken hearts, reconcile us to our Father through causing the true gospel of God and Jesus Christ to be spoken/revealed for all to hear/experience as their reality. Luke 4:18-19 came to mind: Jesus said before HE was sent out in the name of the Lord: "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because He has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord"

I sense I am to emphasize this message once again... and thus am led to publish the above words by Laura Barton Snow this time with words of encouragement to those who are afraid of what is coming upon the earth ... as He used  Laura's words to confirm much... in my own life, when I first lost my business in 1989 and became homeless (through no fault of my own, as a fulfillment of what He had told me would take place according to HIS plan for me and others as well, so when hard times came... we would be filled with compassion and spiritual understanding/wisdom and not judgmentalism and self righteousness). 

That which HE said has been unfolding, in HIS timing and ways, just not how I first imagined it.  Over the years HE has taken care of me/us in ways which were truly miraculous... and has done so consistently giving me/us an awareness of HIS hand working behind the scenes since 1978 .... urging us to share stories of His goodness and faithfulness at it has been manifested as my/our reality in it's various ways.  I sense we are to continue to share testimonies of what HE did... and hope to continue to do so, in my case not only here... but at www.mychurch.org/havingenteredintoGodsRest in days to come.   Am sure we will continue to share them face to face... as well. 

So... having said the above... would like to reiterate: Be encouraged... 'this thing in your life is from Him'  it is a gift ... Perhaps you too, if you have not already chosen to do so, will be empowered/encouraged to choose to surrender to HIS manifested will/unconditional love and choose to trust HIM, even when you do not understand (we do not have to understand, only trust/believe in HIS goodness, His promises alive within to experience HIS truth as our own)... as you seek HIM to provide whatever you need, however HE chooses daily, in your present ... for HIS plan for us is good and not evil, and not as some suppose through ignorance and preconditioning.  Truthfully, it does a transformative work within... and can be experienced as our daily reality in our now.

If such is not your reality may you come to know: HE is faithful and loving and will take care of us day by day by day in such a way we will know HIM and see HIS loving hand in our lives like never before!!!!  Such is called Kingdom Living....

Remember... He promises to take care of us daily, and we will see such as our reality as we abide in HIM and His word as spoken through HIS son, abides in us ...  His yoke is indeed easy and His burden light, for we are yoked to HIM through our union with His Spirit through the new birth experience... for HIS Kingdom sake... and not so we can gather to/serve our flesh or world leaders... to serve them outside of the will of God, is to be a slave to their system, to their mindsets, is to look to them alone for help in our times of need, to be entangled in the affairs of men, rather than to look to Our Father and the promises of our Father offered/revealed through HIS precious Son... 

Those who have set their focus off the words of God and HIS promises, will find themselves yoked to the righteous judgment which will expose the unredeemed nature within them, so it can be released and exchanged for HIS ... IF this should happen to you, do not hide yourselves from Your Loving Heavenly Father, for such is meant to be a gift of love to us, offering hope/the promise of change and that which is offered through Christ.... remember... this thing is from HIM, because HE knew such would be necessary for you/each of us to be given ears to hear and eyes to see...
a heart to receive and a mind to understand/experience His spiritual truths... revealing the reality of Father God and His Son....


Scripture References referred to above:

Seek ye first the kingdom of God , and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Matthew 6:33 KJV

Thus saith the LORD, Ye shall not go up, nor fight against your brethren the children of Israel : return every man to his house; for this thing is from me. They hearkened therefore to the word of the LORD, and returned to depart, according to the word of the LORD.

1 Kings 12:24 KJV

Thus saith the LORD, Ye shall not go up, nor fight against your brethren: return every man to his house: for this thing is done of me. And they obeyed the words of the LORD, and returned from going against Jeroboam.

2 Chronicles 11:4 KJV

Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of [his] good pleasure.

Philippians 2:12-13 KJV

Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.   

                                                                                        Luke 12:32 KJV

But [it is] good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, that I may declare all thy works.

Psalms 73:28 KJV

[It is] good that [a man] should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.

Lamentations 3:26 KJV

Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he [it is] that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.

Deuteronomy 31:6 KJV

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