I read an amazing Historical fiction book about the persecution of Jewish people from a child's perspective.She and her family were Dutch and helped the Jewish people in their community.
In the story, one of the most beautiful things that stood out was when the little girl described their King, King Christian Vll of Denmark. The king loved his people and would ride his horse daily thru the town to see how the people were. He stopped to talk and listen to them as he rode and did not use any bodyguards. As the little girl asked her father about that, he replied "He has no need for guards. The people love him and would lay down their lives instantly to protect him if any threat towards him came."
I think of that King today. I think of how he loved his people so much he even burned their naval fleet so that the Germans could not utilize them in killing innocent people during the war.
We are in a war.
It has been real, it has been going on longer than my life and yours and yet is coming seemingly to a head where evil is being exposed and warriors in Christ are rising to victory. I know America will be saved. I have no doubt. It is we the people, contending for the promised victory won by Christ. We are warring, contending to OBTAIN that promised triumphant victory of Christ for humanity as a whole.
It is a vast battleground but yet...those that are with us are more than those against us. I truly believe and know this.
I sit here humbled and teary eyed realizing this battle, as we wage war, is about restructuring our moral foundations. Father God told me back in 2016 "It is about the heart.." It is about the heart of man. When change and victory comes, man's heart will have been seasoned and shaped and purified and filled with such character and beauty and holiness , with such value of life and truth and Agape love for Christ the hand of the Living God will be so evident it is undeniable.
That brings thoughts to this Scripture that has been resonating in my heart and mind the past few weeks to ponder..
“This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel:
‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’
Says the Lord of hosts.
7 ‘Who are you, O great mountain?
Before Zerubbabel you shall become a plain!
And he shall bring forth the capstone
With shouts of “Grace, grace to it!” ’ ”
Zech 4: 6-7
This Scripture continues to come to me in prayer for the Nation.
So does this one in John 15:4-5
"Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me.
5 “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing."
And today the remembrance of Joshua leading the people came to mind as I listened.
Joshua made sure the pace was not too hard for the elderly and yet was steady enough to cross and go forward powerfully.
That is what brought to mind the King of Denmark Christopher Vll although both were men of Valor, neither were perfect, but they loved deeply their fellow country men and the people deeply loved them. When any fault happened or any stumbled, grace was extended as the scepter of the King extended to Esther.
That grace brings down mountains by ways of love. When there is grace given because of love to one another the little foxes are removed and there are fruits of victory obtained thru unity in Christ..the ultimate Giver of grace that saved us. By grace we were saved thru faith..by grace the Nations will be saved thru faith..and that is not of ourselves but of the gift of Father God Scripture talks about in Eph 2:8.
We tend to one another making sure the body is strong and whole..flowing powerfully in unity and love. Grace is the oil that makes for a well oiled body of people to flow
We believe in Christ..we believe one another can do all things thru Christ and yet if any of us stumble..we extend grace that we walk in love and strength and honor as one in Christ love, to obtain that triumphant victory together.
It is all becoming so.much more clear. Father showed me thru staying close to Him,like in His pocket listening to His heart, things would be made clear. They are.
ABIDE IN ME. When we abide in Christ "We can do ALL things THRU CHRIST." Phil 4:13.
When reading Zerubbabel shouted "GRACE GRACE!" to the mountain, it was by the grace of the Living God that mountain crumbled. Grace being, recieving something we don't deserve and cannot obtain ourselves..Christ died on the cross for us to be saved yet while we were still sinners.
"Not by might nor by power but by My Spirit" has stood out boldly. I asked and pondered about that with Father God. I used to think of it as by the power of Holy Spirit we would come in powerfully and crush the evil one. I still believe that is palpable but the other day as Father was speaking about abiding in Christ i saw a new perspective.. When we abide in Christ, we rest from doing things of ourselves, we do and move and speak and our entire being is surrendered to Christ, that Christ in us do and speak and bring forth the victory thru Holy Spirit, the grace is provided thru Christ to be saved as a Nation. We can do ALL things THRU CHRIST that strengthens us.
John said it so beautifully "Christ must increase and I decrease."
I know this will all come around to work together.
In that abiding in Christ ,allowing Christ in us the hope of glory, to arise and do thru us, by way of Holy Spirit we must remember to tend to one another as King ChristianVll tended to his country . As Joshua tended to his people as the marched to the promised land. He made sure the pace was slow enough for the elderly, that all had nourishment and were strong as they crossed over the Jordan and that stones of remembrance gathered to be able to tell of the awesome work of Father God, to the generations to come. That miraculous and mighty work of Father God delivering a Nation and the miracles and wonders He did along the way.
None fell thru the cracks. This Scrioture came this morning when praying ..
"Catch us the foxes, The little foxes that spoil the vines, For our vines have tender grapes."
Song of Solomon 2:15
When a leader is truly leading from love and the people giving devoted allegiance from love for GOD and their leader and their fellow countrymen.. the leader makes sure his ranks are tended to. He keeps them in sight knowing they're in a good place and keeping truth and honesty, love flowing in communion.. Grace extended in times needed. He tends to the people making sure those of the land are well, making sure there are no feeble amoung them and and that there is no contention so that bond unity is powerful and strong thru love. That is one of the greatest forces in battle..unity thru love in Christ
So much comes... Isaiah 35 just came. This is the path to victory..It is thru Abiding in Christ..shouting "grace! grace!" To the mountains as we walk on the Spirit and allow Christ in us the hope of glory, to do all things thru us by way of Holy Spirit. Extending grace to one another and addressing the little foxes or contentions, casting them away and shouting GRACE GRACE ..extending grace to one another. In that is love. In that is unity of a people alive and powerfully strong united under the banner of Cbrist. In that is Father God that never fails.
And we obtain the victory.
"Strengthen the weak hands,
And make firm the feeble knees.
4 Say to those who are fearful-hearted,
“Be strong, do not fear!
Behold, your God will come with vengeance,
With the recompense of God;
He will come and save you.”
5 Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened,
And the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.
6 Then the lame shall leap like a deer,
And the tongue of the dumb sing.
For waters shall burst forth in the wilderness,
And streams in the desert.
7 The parched ground shall become a pool,
And the thirsty land springs of water;
In the habitation of jackals, where each lay,
There shall be grass with reeds and rushes.
8 A highway shall be there, and a road,
And it shall be called the Highway of Holiness.
The unclean shall not pass over it,
But it shall be for others.
Whoever walks the road, although a fool,
Shall not go astray.
9 No lion shall be there,
Nor shall any ravenous beast go up on it;
It shall not be found there.
But the redeemed shall walk there,
10 And the ransomed of the Lord shall return,
And come to Zion with singing,
With everlasting joy on their heads.
They shall obtain joy and gladness,
And sorrow and sighing shall flee away..
This is so powerfully being revealed.
Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me.
5 “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.