My Grace is Sufficient for You
In a previous post I wrote about a current strategy of the enemy that the saints are currently dealing with. The intention of the evil one is to wear out the saints. While I followed my own advice to soak in the presence of the Lord while playing beautiful worship music, I ended up in bed for two weeks sick suffering exhaustion.
I won’t bore you with the details. Suffice to say I ended up getting my butt kicked physically. At the onset of the New Year our region of the state ended up without power for about a week due to a winter storm. We weren’t the only ones to get hit. Several areas of the country have been dealing with extreme situations. When our power finally got turned back on after five days, I ended up sick – really sick. I couldn’t get out of bed for days. In fact, I’m still recovering. Thankfully it wasn’t Covid, but it was still devastating. Why share this? Because we aren’t out of the woods just yet. I say we because this isn’t just about me.
What the Lord has been showing me is the current warfare we are dealing with. Basically it’s the dragon, Leviathan. I like to focus on Jesus not on the warfare. But there are times when the Lord would not have us ignorant of the warfare currently being waged. This is one of those times. At the same time, our Redeemer would like for us to remember that this is HIS war not ours. He is the Only One who can go toe to toe with this thing. He doesn’t want us to engage. He does however want us to be mindful and aware.
To get through this difficult time it is important more than ever to keep our eyes fixed on Christ and be reliant on His grace, not leaning on our own strength. This is not the time to rise up and take authority over demons. It’s time to humbly approach our God and remain prostrate before Him in devoted communion. Our safe place is in His arms. There are times when He would have us take up our sword and stand in the face of evil. This isn’t THAT time.
I am hearing the words, “Grace, Grace and more Grace! My Grace is sufficient for you. Remain in My Grace. Hide in My Grace UNTIL I give you the instructions. Then you will rise up in power and strength like never before! For now, remain hidden in My side.”
There is a strength that is coming. We must wait on the Lord and remain hidden in Him while He routes this enemy. This is not a time to give into fear. However it is a time to acquire great wisdom and only move out on the word of His counsel. Going forward in arrogant presumption will prove foolish. The enemy is trying to get us to rise up in fleshly strength so that he can take us out. However, the Lord is calling His people to come into His chambers and communion with Him UNTIL we are empowered by Him.
God is saying, “Stay hidden a little while longer. I’ve got this. Remain in Me as I defeat this enemy on your behalf. I am coming to strengthen you and equip you for your new season. Wait for Me, says the Lord. My grace will guard you. My grace will keep you. My grace is sufficient. It is all you need. I am all you need. Wait for Me.”
And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.1 Peter 5:10