Dear Sisters,

Do not be moved!  Sometimes we face difficult circumstances, and we feel like no matter how much we pray and confess the Word, nothing is changing.  Let me remind you, the spiritual realm of God is more powerful than the worldly circumstances we are facing, and things are changing.  They changed the minute you prayed.  We need to see and believe with our spiritual eyes and heart.  The world sees with natural eyes, but we have the great blessing of being able to see with our spiritual eyes.  So, fix your eyes and mind on the unseen, the eternal, the Spirit!  See 2 Corinthians 4:18.  As we have been discussing the last couple of weeks, the power of the resurrected Jesus, the Holy Spirit, resides in us to change the natural circumstances we face in this world.  Everything that happens occurs in the spirit realm first; then we see God’s great and glorious overcoming manifestation here in the flesh.  Greater is He in us than he that is in the world (1 John 4:4). 

Let’s go back to another example involving Elisha.  In 2 Kings 6:8-23, God opened the eyes of Elisha’s servant so he could see the reality of what was happening in the spirit realm.  The king of Aram was at war with Israel and sent horses and chariots to surround Dothan, where Elisha was.  Elisha’s servant was moved with fear and worry when he saw the strong forces surrounding the city.  He asked Elisha, “Oh, my [L]ord, what shall we do?”  In verses 15-17, Elisha confidently replied, “Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them.  And Elisha prayed, and said, Lord, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see.  And the Lord opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.”  In the end, and in fact, from the very beginning, Elisha was victorious and the Arameans stopped invading Israel’s territory.  You see even though things may look grim, we win from the start, because we are armed with the Word of God and the Holy Spirit.  God never loses.  He is the victor every time.  Stick with Him and see with His eyes.  Look into the realm of the Spirit and believe that it is more real than this natural world and the “facts” you may see here.  Do not be moved by what you feel or see or hear in the natural.  Be moved only by God’s Spirit.

I want to encourage you to “fear not.”  Keep believing…even when you don’t see immediate change with your earthly eyes.  God’s Word is true and doesn’t return void (Isaiah 55:11).  His Word is a mighty fortress to us.  Know that His Word is alive and active and changes things for good!  His Spirit, alive in you, is the strength to change the circumstances of this world and to help those in need around you. 

Stand strong and see the glory of the Lord,

Lisa Marie

 

If you have never made Jesus the Lord of your life and desire to, pray this:  Dear God, I believe that Jesus is your Son, that He died on the cross for me and was resurrected for my redemption.  I choose to make Jesus the Lord of my life.  I thank you for forgiving me and for filling me with Your Holy Spirit.  I thank You that I am Your child, that You are my Father, and that You have great things planned for me.  Amen.

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