“Now, gird up your loins and arise, and speak to them all which I command you. Do not be dismayed before them, or I will dismay you before them. Now behold, I have made you today as a fortified city and as a pillar of iron and as walls of bronze against the whole land, to the kings of Judah, to its princes, to its priests and to the people of the land. They will fight against you, but they will not overcome you, for I am with you to deliver you,” declares the Lord. Jeremiah 1:17-18
Today your LORD (יהוה) God says:
If you will hear and hear My voice and do what is right in My eyes and open your ears to listen to My commands and keep (watch, guard) My statutes (prescriptions, boundaries), all the diseases that I permitted on the Egyptians, I will not permit on you, for I AM the LORD your Healer. Exodus 15:26.
Why were the diseases permitted on the Egyptians and not on those who hear and keep My Words? It all comes down to a question of kingdoms. Whose jurisdiction are you under? It is not that I allow bad things to happen to good people, as many say, you do. Yes, YOU do, not Me. I gave you rule over the works of My hands. Psalm 8:6-8. Over the entire earth. Genesis 1:26; Psalm 115:16 (“The Heavens are the Heavens of the LORD, but the earth He has given to the sons of men.”). You are calling the shots. If you want to speak death, curse and poverty there is not much I am authorized to do about it. If you want to speak doubt and unbelief you will have just what you are saying, even though you do not really want that result, you are calling it in and you do not permit Me to stop it. Like the Israelites I redeemed from Egypt in the desert. Their words were stout against Mine but I had to permit what they permitted. What you loose on earth is loosed in Heaven, what you bind on earth is bound in Heaven.
My Will and direction was for the Israelites I redeemed out of Egypt to enter the Promised Land, take it, and receive beautiful cities they did not build, great houses filled with all good things they did not fill, wells they did not dig, and vineyards and fruit trees they did not plant, and to eat and be full. But they spoke against what I spoke. They declared that they would be killed by the people who inhabited the Promised Land and would be defeated, that they saw themselves as grasshoppers compared to giants, and that they would rather go back out in the desert and die there. This grieved Me and I spoke victory for them, but they spoke defeat. Guess who won? Not Me. They won and got just what they said. By your words so is your life.
My Words are living and working. The devil’s words are idle and destructive. My Words are life, his words are death. Why do so many of you choose his words over Mine? Eve did and Adam did. And if you choose his and speak them, you cut short your own life.
But call on Me and I will answer you. Declare My Word and it will go to work and bring about the promise it contains. I have called you to make possible what seems impossible for nothing is impossible with Me and all things are possible to the one that believes that. It will be done according to your faith. And how does faith manifest? Faith speaks. It all began with the Word and it still does. John 1:1. Everything that was made was made by My Word and all things still are. You call those things that be not as though they be and then you will see it manifest. You may not be free, blessed and wealthy at the moment as far as it looks in the natural, but in the spiritual realm you have been blessed with every spiritual blessing in Heaven. And how do you bring those blessings into your natural life now? You draw them out of the spirit realm to manifest in the physical realm by speaking them in faith.
For every idle (inactive, unprofitable, injurious) word you speak, you will give an account of it on the day of judgment. By YOUR words you are acquitted and by YOUR words you are condemned. Death and life are in the hand of the tongue.
You may not realize it, but it is a spiritual law, it is the way I work and the way you do too as in My image and likeness, you are framing your world by your words every moment of every day and night. You are in the situation and circumstances you are because of what you have believed in your heart and said with your mouth. You have no one to blame but yourself. My Son told you that He does not judge you.
And Jesus cried out and said, “He who believes in Me, does not believe in Me but in Him who sent Me. He who sees Me sees the One who sent Me. I have come as Light into the world, so that everyone who believes in Me will not remain in darkness. If anyone hears My sayings and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world, but to save the world. He who rejects Me and does not receive My sayings, has one who judges him; the word I spoke is what will judge him at the last day. For I did not speak on My own initiative, but the Father Himself who sent Me has given Me a commandment as to what to say and what to speak. I know that His commandment is eternal life; therefore the things I speak, I speak just as the Father has told Me.” John 12:44-50. Do you see what Jesus, My Word, told you? He did not come to judge you but to save you. If you reject Him and do not receive My Word nor keep His Words then He does not judge you and neither do I, but the Word is what will judge you at the last day. Did your words line up with My Word so that THE BLESSING was released to do its work?
You are allowing things or disallowing them. Why not work with Me and let us do it together to bring My Kingdom to earth? Call in the good and rebuke the evil. Call in perfect protection and put a stop to all that would harm you, and do it with Me, in Me and through Me. I have given you Jesus that you might live your life here on earth through Him. Receive the abundance of grace, My divine life in you, and the gift of righteousness, and reign in life through Christ.
Simply put, start speaking the result you desire and not the things you do not want and watch your life become beautiful, powerful, and free from anxiety. And the way you do that is that the moment you have a problem, do not blame Me and feel betrayed that I allowed this to happen to you, just remember I did not. Instead, ask Me what went wrong that it happened and then ask Me what you need to do to fix it. And best of all, cast all of the care of the problem on Me and let Me work it out and fight the battle for you. I promised the Israelites to fight their battles for them, but I told them they had to march in to the Promised Land in battle array and be ready to fight, but I told them I would send My angel before them and they would win. And I had some really different battle strategies—like bringing down the walls of Jericho with the triumphant blast of the shofar and the joyful shout of praise and victory of the people. I later used hail stones, the sun standing still, and many other ways of fighting. I will show you the words to speak, the people to join with, the phone calls to make, the times to humble yourself and apologize, and the times to stand strong and speak the truth in love. I will open the right jobs to you and send the right people to you to mentor and to promote you. And I will send you people to bless and lead to Me. You are wise to save souls.
But there is more. Perfect protection from the schemes of the devil is possible to you. David was in many battles, faced much persecution, was chased by jealous men, and yet he was never injured. I was with him wherever he went. First, he declared it. He sang, “The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the refuge of my life; whom shall I dread? When evildoers came upon me to devour my flesh, my adversaries and my enemies, they stumbled and fell. Though a host encamp against me, my heart will not fear; though war arise against me, in spite of this I shall be confident. One thing I have asked from the LORD, that I shall seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD and to inquire in His temple. For in the day of trouble He will conceal me in His tabernacle; in the secret place of His tent He will hide me; He will lift me up on a rock. And now my head will be lifted up above my enemies around me, and I will offer in His tent sacrifices with shouts of joy; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the LORD!” Psalm 27:1-6. He called Me His Shepherd who led him in right paths, fed him in green pastures and set an abundant table before him in the sight of his enemies, and brought him to restful waters with My goodness and lovingkindness pursuing him every day, all day. Psalm 23. And so he lived.
I tell you to ask and you shall receive. Have you asked? You have not, because you ask not. If you do not understand something you are facing at work or how to work an appliance, ask Me. I will send someone to show you or just give you the answer Myself and give you the skill to do it. Like I did when I told Moses to construct the tabernacle in the wilderness. I gave amazing artistic skills for craftsmanship and the knowledge to carry out intricate designs to men who had never been trained in such work. And I can do the same for you when the need comes up. I am present as your helper whether it be physical, mechanical, emotional, spiritual, or medical. My Holy Spirit in you leads you to all truth and teaches you all things. Lift up your heart to Me and ask for help and instruction, skill and understanding, and watch it come immediately. I challenge you to start now. You will enjoy it. Let Me see your face, let Me hear your voice, for you are lovely and your voice to Me is sweet. My eyes are roaming across the earth looking for those whose hearts are seeking Me to show Myself strong on their behalf.
Ask Me to reveal things to you past things you could find out on your own. Spend some time with Me praying in tongues and I will tell you mysteries.
And I can hem you round with a hedge of protection. I have given you My armor and it will keep the evil one from penetrating your body and territory. You are always seeking protection from somewhere you can run to but I can turn you into a fortified city. Let Me share My Words to My prophet Jeremiah with you and I think it will give you revelation in this area. When I sent him to people who would be hostile to him and seek to take his life, this is what I told him, “Now, gird up your loins and arise, and speak to them all which I command you. Do not be dismayed before them, or I will dismay you before them. Now behold, I have made you today as a fortified city and as a pillar of iron and as walls of bronze against the whole land, to the kings of Judah, to its princes, to its priests and to the people of the land. They will fight against you, but they will not overcome you, for I am with you to deliver you,” declares the LORD. Jeremiah 1:17-18. I am your buckler and your shield. I surround you with the shield of My good Will. My favor is a shield around you. I put you under My wings and protect you in My hand so the evil one cannot touch you if you will authorize Me to do so by your words, like David did.
Did you notice something in what I told Jeremiah? I said, “Do not be dismayed before them, or I will dismay you before them.” Did this sound strange to you? I told him that if he stood before them fearful and dismayed, I could do nothing for him but what he believed in his heart and spoke with his mouth. I had to do what he declared about himself, and that is what I had to do with the Israelites who refused to go into the Promised Land. I had to do to them what they declared. I desire above all things you prosper and be in perfect health, I want you to prosper in all you do and walk in victory, but if you will not let Me perform this in your life you will you will have to give an account for every idle word you speak on the day of judgment for by YOUR words you are declared righteous and by YOUR words you are declared condemned. The Word I spoke to you that you rejected will judge you. Jesus told you that years ago but many of you act like the purpose of speaking is to communicate your negative feelings and complaints, that is a lie from the father of lies. Where the Word of the King is there is power. And My Son has made you kings and priests.
Do not call yourself weak. Let the weak say, “I am strong!” Do not call yourself defeated, call yourself more than a conqueror, an overcomer. Do not call yourself sick, call yourself healed by the stripes of Jesus. Do not call yourself a poor unworthy sinner, call yourself the righteousness of God in Christ, holy, blameless and beyond reproach, My child and a joint heir with Christ. Do not declare poverty and lack, speak that the Blessing is upon you making you rich and adding no sorrowful toil with it. Do not say that your life is getting worse and worse, say you are going from glory to glory as you behold Jesus in the Word. Do not say that you are an alcoholic, a drug addict, a diabetic or any other addiction or ailment, say you are redeemed from the curse, set free by Christ, and filled with the Holy Spirit and power. Say that you are strong in Me and the power of My might. Do not say you are all stressed out, say you are anxious for nothing and have peace beyond understanding. Say that I have given you My peace. Never say you hate someone, say that My love has been poured in your heart and that you love even as I love, that you forgive, even as I have forgiven you in Christ, and that you are praying for their salvation. Never say you are angry, say that your heart is calm, trusting in Me. And never say you are depressed, say that the joy of the Lord is your strength and that I have given you My joy.
Enter into My rest and rely on Me to take care of you in everything at all times. Just ask and you shall receive. Have you asked Me for anything today? I love to give good things to My children. It has pleased Me to give you the Kingdom. Right not take the good things I have stored up for you.
I love you. Do not allow things in your life that are not good. They are not from Me and I have given you all the tools and supplies—I have equipped you—for every good work and to take down every stronghold that raises its head against you. Speak to the mountain. You call the shots. Remember that next time you want to run and hide. No, I have made you a fortified city, a wall of brass— impenetrable.