Scribed by Robin Kirby-Gatto 4/16/2014
Last night I ministered in the Anniston, Alabama area and as God led me to speak to them about this hour for where they were and what God was doing I am also led to share it with you. Today alone I have received many private messages and been on the phone with people who are being hit by the enemy in the lives to attack at the point of the PROMISE!
Presently there is a massive attack against the minds of those in Christ Jesus because the only place in which we can be wearied and overcome is in our minds! I posted on facebook as God led me to, regarding the fact we need to guard our minds; this week and the assault has increased as we are in the time of Passover.
Just think of Him Who endured from sinners such grievous opposition and bitter hostility against Himself [reckon up and consider it all in comparison with your trials], so that you may not grow weary or exhausted, losing heart and relaxing and fainting in your minds. Hebrews 12:3 Amp
One thing specifically God showed me is that the enemy wants to proclaim nothing but bad news, but Jesus came to bring us the GOOD NEWS!!! Yes with great glory comes great tribulation but remember Jesus endured the cross for the Joy set before Him!!! He did not endure it for the agony set before Him but the Joy set before Him!
Looking away [from all that will distract] to Jesus, Who is the Leader and the Source of our faith [giving the first incentive for our belief] and is also its Finisher [bringing it to maturity and perfection]. He, for the joy [of obtaining the prize] that was set before Him, endured the cross, despising and ignoring the shame, and is now seated at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2 Amp
Would you look at this!!!!!! Because I did not plan this and God is having me go in and do keyword searches of what I am writing and presently the two keyword scriptures are both in Hebrews 12!!! What is so crazy is last night God had me reference these scriptures as I ministered Hebrews 11:1-3; Matthew 25:10, Ezekiel 37:11-13; Revelation 3:7-12 and Isaiah 22:22.
The whole focus began as God had me refer to Ezekiel 37:11-13 in reference to a people group who were an exceedingly great army on their feet but still were only EXISTING!!!!!!! They were not living because their hope had been cut off!!!! When grace lifts for your present season this is how you feel. You simply feel as though what once was incredible has now become a mere existence for you, it has become a tomb because your hope has been cut off!
11 Then He said to me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel. Behold, they say, OUR BONES ARE DRIED UP AND OUR HOPE IS LOST; WE ARE COMPLETELY CUT OFF. 12 Therefore prophesy and say to them, Thus says the Lord God: Behold, I will open your graves and cause you to come up out of your graves, O My people; and I will bring you [back home] to the land of Israel. 13 And you shall know that I am the Lord [your Sovereign Ruler], when I have opened your graves and caused you to come up out of your graves, O My people. 14 And I shall put My Spirit in you and you shall live, and I shall place you in your own land. Then you shall know, understand, and realize that I the Lord have spoken it and performed it, says the Lord. Ezekiel 37:11-14 Amp
God revealed to me as I was shifted from one season to another, otherwise known as ENLARGEMENT, that what had been a blessing in the past in time became a tomb, because it was time for me to SHIFT, to be promoted by God. I had got to the place of my hope being cut off! This is where we are now presently in the body of Christ Jesus because it is time to shift, it is time to cross over, IT IS TIME TO ENTER THE OPEN DOOR!!!
IT IS THE TIME OF PASSING OVER!!! THE TIME OF RESURRECTION POWER!!!
God showed me that Jesus has opened a door wide open for the People of God to enter but have we perceived it?????? We perceive it as we, like this great army, are at the place of existing, and we do not realize that we are now in a TOMB OF THE LAST SEASON!!!! WHAT ONCE WAS A WOMB OF PROMISE AND WE ENJOYED, IF WE DO NOT MOVE INTO THE NEW, THE OPEN DOOR BECOMES A TOMB!! This is what God is getting you to see there is A WOMB OF PROMISE BUT YOU HAVE TO PRECEIVE IT NO MATTER WHAT!!! That is why the attack is so heavy upon the mind because there is a stretching of our faith to enter a season of greater faith!!!!! AND WHY????? Because we have to be enlarged like a pregnant woman who brings forth a child is enlarged for the room of the promise. We are being enlarged in our faith through trials that are testing it (1 Peter 1:6-7) in order that the branching forth of the promise within the womb of our heart be made MANIFEST!!!!!
But get ready because see this; when Jesus had been crucified he was given a tomb!! Do you see this????? The end of one season of Jesus, His walk on earth ended in a TOMB!!!!! The Tomb of the ending of a season became the womb for the new season!!!!!! As Jesus the Messiah and our Savior shifted to the New Season by the Power of the Father, being seated at His throne in Glory at the right hand of the Father, the power of God was ready then to be distributed to all God’s sons and daughters!!!!! What once seem to be the end of everything (A TOMB) actually was a set up to become a WOMB OR PROMISE!!! A WOMB OF LIFE, OF RESURRECTION POWER!!!!!
Nothing comes into existence without the Word (John 1:3)!!!!!
3 All things were made and came into existence through Him; and without Him was not even one thing made that has come into being. John 1:3 Amp
And because all things come into existence BY THE WORD ONLY, it is our faith of that Word that is being tried!!!! This faith is get this….. TIED TO YOUR HOPE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! See this in Hebrews 11:1.
Now faith is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) OF THE THINGS [WE] HOPE FOR, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses]. Hebrews 11:1 Amp
Faith is the ASSURANCE, THE TITLE DEED OF THINGS WE HOPE FOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Therefore, if the enemy wants to get the title deed to your destiny he goes after your hope!!!!!! Like this army in Ezekiel to where you are merely existing and do not realize that you are in a grave and need to brought out to the point of GOD’S PROMISE!!!! You need to see the manifestation of that which is inside you that you realize not, WHICH IS ACTUALLY THE WORD OF GOD!!!! Christ in you the Hope of Glory that brings ALL THINGS INTO EXISTANCE!!!!!! THE WORD, JESUS IS INSIDE YOU!!!!! Likewise, it takes you being in what appears to be a tomb to know the power of HIs resurrection and life for it to become a WOMB!!!!
2 For by [faith—trust and holy fervor born of faith] the men of old had divine testimony borne to them and obtained a good report. 3 By faith we understand that the worlds [during the successive ages] were framed (fashioned, put in order, and equipped for their intended purpose) by the word of God, so that what we see was not made out of things which are visible. Hebrews 11:2-3
Therefore, the enemy attacks the mind to get you discouraged by lying to you at the POINT OF THE PROMISE, AT THE POINT OF YOUR HOPE!!!!!! The enemy thinks if he can weary you enough by lying to you and causing you to be wearied that you will stay like the army in Ezekiel in the placing of feeling CUT OFF!!! Glory to God, the enemy’s strategies is being exposed!!! God says the enemy is trying to make you feel CUT OFF just like here in Ezekiel with the great army!
This is where our tests and trials are as with Father Abraham, as we hope against Hope!!! This stretching of Abraham’s faith was to prepare for the promise, ISAAC (WHICH MEANS LAUGHTER)!!!!!!!!!!!!! Do you see this; that is the JOY OF THE LORD, WHICH IS OUR STRENGTH!!!! The enemy is after your Joy, Your strength and is battling you in both that and the promise of God that has been given to you!
16 Therefore, [inheriting] the promise is the outcome of faith and depends [entirely] on faith, in order that it might be given as an act of grace (unmerited favor), to make it stable and valid and guaranteed to all his descendants—not only to the devotees and adherents of the Law, but also to those who share the faith of Abraham, who is [thus] the father of us all.17 As it is written, I have made you the father of many nations. [He was appointed our father] in the sight of God in Whom he believed, Who gives life to the dead and speaks of the nonexistent things that [He has foretold and promised] as if they [already] existed. 18 [For Abraham, human reason for] hope being gone, hoped in faith that he should become the father of many nations, as he had been promised, So [numberless] shall your descendants be. 19 He did not weaken in faith when he considered the [utter] impotence of his own body, which was as good as dead because he was about a hundred years old, or [when he considered] the barrenness of Sarah’s [deadened] womb. 20 NO UNBELIEF OR DISTRUST MADE HIM WAVER (DOUBTINGLY QUESTION) CONCERNING THE PROMISE OF GOD, BUT HE GREW STRONG AND WAS EMPOWERED BY FAITH AS HE GAVE PRAISE AND GLORY TO GOD, 21 FULLY SATISFIED AND ASSURED THAT GOD WAS ABLE AND MIGHTY TO KEEP HIS WORD AND TO DO WHAT HE HAD PROMISED. 22 That is why his faith was credited to him as righteousness (right standing with God). 23 But [the words], It was credited to him, were written not for his sake alone, 24 But [they were written] for our sakes too. [Righteousness, standing acceptable to God] will be granted and credited to us also who believe in (trust in, adhere to, and rely on) God, Who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead, 25 Who was betrayed and put to death because of our misdeeds and was raised to secure our justification (our acquittal), [making our account balance and absolving us from all guilt before God]. Romans 4:16-25 Amp
Inheriting the Promise is the OUTCOME OF FAITH!!!!!! This inheritance is our Hope!!! We see this as we go back to the Ezekiel army and see their cord had been cut off, the hope of God in them had been snapped of LIFE!!!! As we see the Ezekiel army saying their hope was cut off it was only God that could cause their hope to return, when He brought them out of their graves, out of the place of merely existing and brought them into the PROMISE, INTO THEIR INHERITANCE!!!! When I have taught on Ezekiel 37 in the past with this army’s hope being cut off God would always have me refer to Ecclesiastes 12:6
[Remember your Creator earnestly now] before the silver cord [of life] is snapped apart, or the golden bowl is broken, or the pitcher is broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern [and the whole circulatory system of the blood ceases to function]; Ecclesiastes 12:6 Amp
This word for cord in Hebrew here is Chebel and means a rope, district or INHERITANCE!! (SC # 2256). It is composed of the Hebrew letters Chet, Bet and Lamed. Chet is the ancient symbol of a fence meaning separate(d) and private. Bet is the ancient symbol of a house meaning within, inside, household and family. Lamed is the ancient symbol of the cattle goad and means tongue, control and authority. Therefore, the word picture you have here is one whose house is separated from God’s authority, control and tongue, THE WORD!!!!! Do you see this because the enemy wants to make you feel CUT OFF, SEPARATED FROM THE WORD!!!!!!
However, God is allowing this trial and tribulation as well as suffering temptations so that your faith with be stretched!!! The cattle goad represents stretching, as Jesus taught the disciples. The word disciples in Isaiah 54:13 is LAMED, the cattle goad.
13 And all your [spiritual] children shall be disciples [taught by the Lord and obedient to His will], and great shall be the peace and undisturbed composure of your children. Isaiah 54:13
Therefore, your faith is being stretched by the trials and tribulations for two purposes. First, to cause you to see the door that is wide open set before you by Jesus so you perceive it and ENTER, as in Matthew 25:10; only those that were prepared were able to ENTER!!
10 But while they were going away to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were prepared went in with him to the marriage feast; and the door was shut. Matthew 25:10 Amp
Second, it is to stretch us for the increase, for MORE, so that we can see the fulfillment of the Promise of God in our lives presently of that Hope!!!!!!
Therefore, I pray that the God of all Hope fill you with Hope and that you stay in the stronghold of His Hope (Zechariah 9:12) to see the evidence of your Hope, FAITH!!! I pray God bring forth the power of His Holy Spirit to cause you to rise up in that Hope to see the Promise fulfilled in Jesus Name!! And I declare that the Joy of the Lord is your strength!!!! In Jesus Name!!!
God bless you!