To grant those who mourn in Zion, giving them beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the mantle of praise instead of a spirit of fainting. So they will be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified. Isaiah 61:3.
Since you are precious in My sight, since you are honored and I love you. Isaiah 43:4.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God says:
Sit down, I want to tell you something. Just three words but they say why all salvation history has taken place. I love you. We will have a beautiful life together and it will never end. Start it now.
Take whatever is ugly and give it to Me. I will scrub it all up and make it a thing of beauty. I give you beauty for your ashes and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of heaviness. Let My Word give you hope. Let Me anoint you with the oil of joy and gladness.
Instead of defeat, see a vision of triumph. Instead of despair, see a vision of hope. Instead of captivity, see a vision of freedom. Instead of evil forebodings, see a vision of glad tidings and good news of salvation. Instead of humiliation, see exaltation. Instead of punishment, see reward. Instead of strife, see harmonious life. Instead of condemnation, see forgiveness and love. Instead of shame, see vindication. Instead of your sin, see the righteousness of Him who I made to be sin so you could be made righteous with My own righteousness. See it all turned around for good and not evil, a future and a hope.
Get a new vision and then there will be provision. Lift up your eyes and see all that I have given you. I gave you Jesus, sealed you in Him, and made Him to be wisdom to you, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption. 1 Corinthians 1:30. Magnify My gifts to you, including the victory, and minimize your problems. Those who are tormenting you will back off when you show that you mean business. And how do you show that? By proclaiming My promises of healing, provision, victory, triumph, conquest, provision, prosperity, and newness of life over yourself with faith. Then everything will turn around. With new vision you will rise up from the ashes of defeat.
To sum up, all of you be harmonious, sympathetic, brotherly, kindhearted, and humble in spirit, not returning evil for evil or insult for insult, but giving a blessing instead for you were called for the very purpose that you might inherit a blessing. 1 Peter 3:8-9.
Do you see? To have the victory every time over your enemies you must be walking in love, for My banner over you is love. If you are not under My banner, then whose are you under? My followers are under My banner. Don’t go under the banner of hate, for that is the enemy’s banner.
Say often, “The LORD is my Shepherd, He will not abandon me to the wolves.” My rod and My staff give you courage to walk through the valley of the shadow of death, of darkness. Some of you have been walking through the valley of the shadow of death, but I am with you and My rod and My staff are being applied to comfort you and keep you secure. And in Psalm 23 do you know what happens after you have gone through that valley of death that tested your faith? I prepare a table before you in the sight of your foes, I anoint your head with oil (the Oil of Joy as a king, priest and prophet) and your cup OVERFLOWS. Psalm 23:5. SURELY, goodness and lovingkindness will pursue you all the days of your life and you will dwell in My House for length of days, that is, forever. Psalm 23:6. This is all in Psalm 23, which you would be wise to declare because it is all true and it is about you.
Right now some of you feel like you have been going through fire and flood, but you know what I tell you about that? Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are Mine! When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they will not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched, nor will the flame burn you. For I am the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior. Isaiah 43:1-3.
Right now many of you are hiding in shame, feeling inadequate and ashamed of past sins or omissions, but you must rise up inside as the overcomer, the more than a conqueror, I have made you to be and know that I am with you and I am ready to turn it all around! Stand up to all those feelings, bullies, and naysayers who are harassing you and go after that Goliath like David did until you knock it out, never to rise again. You have Me and when you have Me nothing and no one can take you down. What is the secret? It is to hang onto Me and refuse to let go until I get you through whatever it is you or others have done that has brought you to a low point of your life.
Jacob understood. He had lied, deceived and pushed his way through life to take the best, but then when he faced Esau he was overcome with fear and remorse, but he refused to let go of Me in the darkness of his night of despair, he hung on to Me so tight and would not let Me go until I blessed him and gave a new name and a new beginning. Israel.
And My prophet Jeremiah wrote for your edification, “For the LORD has ransomed Jacob and redeemed him from the hand of him who was stronger than he. They will come and shout for joy on the height of Zion, and they will be radiant over the bounty of the LORD—over the grain and the new wine and the oil, and over the young of the flock and the herd; and their life will be like a watered garden, and they will never languish again. Then the virgin will rejoice in the dance, and the young men and the old, together, for I will turn their mourning into joy and will comfort them and give them joy for their sorrow. I will fill the soul of the priests with abundance, and My people will be satisfied with My goodness,” declares the LORD.” Jeremiah 31:11-14.
And David understood, read what David wrote, even when he was overwhelmed with his sins and failings, “You, O LORD, will not withhold Your compassion from me; Your lovingkindness and Your truth will continually preserve me. For evils beyond number have surrounded me; my iniquities have overtaken me, so that I am not able to see; they are more numerous than the hairs of my head, and my heart has failed me. Be pleased, O LORD, to deliver me. Make haste, O LORD, to help me. Let those be ashamed and humiliated together who seek my soul to destroy it. Let those be turned back and dishonored who delight in injuring me. Let those be desolate because of their shame who say to me, “Aha, aha!” Let all who seek You rejoice and be glad in You. Let those who love Your salvation say continually, the LORD be magnified! Since I am afflicted and needy, the LORD is mindful of me. You are my help and my deliverer. Do not delay, O my God.” Psalm 40:11-17.
I am turning everything around in your life. Do you not perceive it? Thrill to it in your heart. You are coming out of the miry swamp to the heights of Heaven’s best. With a new song in your mouth.
Forget what lies behind that is tormenting you. Set your eyes on a glorious future free of sin and lies. Seek peace and pursue it. Your latter days will be better than your former. You are coming out.
There are those of you who need a little more proof in My Word of My care for you no matter what you have done, “The wicked spies upon the righteous and seeks to kill him. The LORD will not leave him in his hand or let him be condemned when he is judged. Wait for the LORD and keep His way, and He will exalt you to inherit the land; when the wicked are cut off, you will see it. I have seen a wicked, violent man spreading himself like a luxuriant tree in its native soil. Then he passed away, and lo, he was no more; I sought for him, but he could not be found. Mark the blameless man and behold the upright; for the man of peace will have a future, but transgressors will be altogether destroyed; the posterity of the wicked will be cut off. But the salvation of the righteous is from the Lord; He is their strength in time of trouble. The LORD helps them and delivers them; He delivers them from the wicked and saves them, because they take refuge in Him.” Psalm 37:32-40.
It all begins NOW. Now is the acceptable time, now is the day of salvation. Stop letting the devil knock you down and beat you up. I have put him under your feet and given you the authority to cast him out of your life and stuff.
Let Me take hold of the helm with you so we can turn it from a destruction course to the path of victory. The rudder turns it by declaring victory before you see it, like David with Goliath. I have given you the victory in Christ Jesus, why won’t you take it? It is a small thing for Me to give you victory. Why do you languish in defeat when you have My Word, the Blood, My Armor, and a mouth? It is a small thing for Me to give you victory. Why do you languish in defeat when you have Me? Rise up and be the you I made you to be. The enemy has his tactics, but I have Mine too and My maneuvers win every time. And I will tell you what to do. Listen and pray in tongues.
I love you. I protect you as the apple of My eye. A ransom you have found now victory will abound.