But at the same time, every Scripture speaks different things with differing nuances and applications depending on the individual perspective and life experiences of the reader.
That's how this word of the Lord is. It describes people in different scenarios and it gives a special and specific word to you...who you are in each scenario.
Having said that, the bottom line is...shakings on the earth, both natural and spiritual, are increasing. But the Lord is saying, "Don't Fear the Shaking!" (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
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As I was spending time with the Lord, He said, "Tell My people not to fear the earthquake. The ground is shaking all around, but that does not mean that I am not at work. Through the shaking, I am exposing weak foundations."
As the Lord continued to speak, He took me to Matthew 7:24-27 (NLT):
"Anyone who listens to My teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock. Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won't collapse because it is built on bedrock. But anyone who hears My teaching and doesn't obey it is foolish, like a person who builds a house on sand. When the rains and floods come and the winds beat against that house, it will collapse with a mighty crash."
Realignment and Rebuilding of Foundations
The Lord says, "There are many who thought they built their homes (beliefs) on the solid rock. However, as the shaking has come, their foundation has cracked, and for some, it has crumbled."
I saw people sitting around looking at the ruins. Hopelessness was lurking about, and for some, it was sitting right beside them. Some were sifting through, trying to find treasures and memories that they could hang on to. However, they were not looking forward; they were stuck in the moment. Others were angry and demanding an explanation for the shaking. And yet, all they heard was silence. (Photo via Piqsels)
To this group, the Lord is saying, "It is time to shift your focus. Your eyes must look to Me and not to human wisdom and understanding. Since when does man limit Me? I am not confined to a time frame. As you refocus, you will find your ruined foundations are rebuilt and built on the bedrock of My faithfulness, rather than on the foolishness of man."
The Lord then took me to Nehemiah 4:17: "...The laborers carried on their work with one hand supporting their load and one hand holding a weapon." The Lord says, "As you are rebuilding your foundation, you need to take up your weapon at the same time."
Rock Solid Foundations
As I continued to look around, I also saw people who were standing steadfast and secure. The ground was shaking, but they were unshakable. They were more like the watchmen on the wall (see Isaiah 62:6, Ezekiel 3:17-19; 33:6), ever vigilant. Some were calling out what they saw, encouraging others, and helping rebuild. However, others remained silent. They were looking, watching, and waiting but hesitant to speak.
To this group, I hear the Lord sounding a battle cry. I see the Captain of the army sounding the battle cry and rallying the troops. To those that have been silent, the Lord says, "Open your mouth, and I will fill it" (see Psalm 81:10). It is time for the watchmen to take up their battle positions.
The Crescendo of the Roar
I see a picture of the Lord striking the ground with a sword. Each time He hits the ground, the roar of the warriors increases. Those who have been silent are beginning to roar. The voices are joining together in a crescendo.
Again, the Lord says to remind the people, "Do not despair! Am I not the great I AM? Is anything too difficult for Me? Your focus must be on Me. I am the one that set the moon and stars in the sky. I am the one who created the earth and everything in it. Is anything too difficult for Me? Why are you discouraged and downcast? Why do you doubt My word? What I have decreed will come to pass. Trust Me with the timing. Trust Me with the outcome." (Photo via Pixnio)
How to Find Alignment:
• Spend time with Holy Spirit, and inspect your foundation and the land on which you built.
• Make the necessary repairs and adjustments (be sure to repent).
• Adjust your wardrobe. Dress for work and battle.
• Remove the tape from over your mouth. Look to God, listen to His direction, follow His lead.
• Enter into His presence with thanksgiving.
• Begin to release your roar as you worship, and let that roar spill over into the core of your being.
Heavenly Father, we ask Your forgiveness for the areas of our lives where our foundation has been unsteady and faulty. Thank You for Your truth and that You put us back on track. At this very moment, we shift our focus back on to You, and we pick up our weapons of warfare.
We commit not to battling according to the world's standard, but to listening to our Commander in Chief and doing battle from Heaven's perspective. We hear the call to be in the War Room, and we will strategize with You. We decree and declare that nothing is impossible for our God. The war has not been lost. There is a massive victory in the air.
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Ruth Hendrickson Ministries
Ruth Hendrickson is an ordained pastor, itinerant speaker, ministry trainer, and board-certified biblical counselor, who has extensive experience in the development, training, and oversight of emotional healing ministry teams, recovery ministries, prophetic ministries, prayer ministries and women's ministries. In addition, she is a course facilitator for Patricia King Institute and Charisma courses. She writes for the Elijah List and Charisma and has a podcast titled “Real Truth with Ruth.” Through biblically-based teachings and practical applications infused with love and laughter, her goal is to introduce people not only to the living God who saves, but also to the God who desires an intimate relationship with each one of us. Her latest book, "Everyday Prophetic," will help you find the prophetic voice that God has given you. Ruth and her husband Mark reside in Stockton, New Jersey.
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