“Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in,” Psalms 24:7 KJV.
I speak especially to those who are and have been hidden away for some time.
To those who have undergone unmanageable and unspeakable odds, yet remained faithful even while being hidden, while they have suffered alone in silence, having done so during times of great unbelief, doubt and insecurity.
Their seeming defeat of heart, was due to the obstacles and events surrounding their lives.
Due to their utter disappointment and seeming failure, these have resigned themselves to just maintain and remain where they are, thinking this is as good as it gets.
Those who succumbed to defeat, are thinking they had missed God. Those in shame of themselves, have finally laid down their precious gift and calling, thinking they must have reneged and missed their time in God.
Thus says The LORD your God, “Although My Spirit is hidden from the establishment of man; though your existence seems futile and vain, I AM erecting a sure house on a sure foundation that shall surely stand.
For on no other foundation can anything be built to last. For unless I build the house, you labor in vain and it won’t stand.
Yea, when the Father of the prodigal saw his son afar off, he ran to meet him! Beloved I AM for you and running to you for I accept you!
Come HOME and come as you are and let Me cover your shame and guilt and give you peace for great pain!
Your beginnings may seem insignificant in your minds, but I AM working a much greater plan in your heart and life than you could ever fathom.
The work I complete is that of MY IMAGE, not your image. No other image shall stand but that of My Son. For it is Christ in you, the hope of glory!
Even all of your wanderings are recorded in My Book. I indeed do a new thing even through times of lack, loss and giving up in hopelessness.
You think too shallow for I AM at work even in your lowest times of defeat, for until you learn the lessons of defeat you cannot be elevated to help those who are defeated and have given up.
I AM at work in you even when you don’t feel a thing. I AM at work in your life in the midst of trouble and tribulations for you bring great glory to My Name, when you speak My Word and live My Word even in the midst of death you shall bring great glory to My name!
I lifted up My eyes and declared, “Behold the fruitful place is the wilderness and the barren land.”
The wild and barren lands have always been the best locations for My teachings. Was it not said, “Child, you shall go before My Face to prepare My Ways?”
For it is in the deserts and wilderness that you grow strong in My image, nature and character.
Preach in the wilderness! For in that day, you shall show up and not delay, you won’t be behind in My plan and timing for I AM watching over My Word in your lives to perform it.
It will surely come to pass. Don’t despise small beginnings, for these lessons are part of your foundation structure that will bring stability in your lives and to the corporate body.
I prepare you on the backside of the mountain. I prepare you in the cave of the mountain. I prepare you on the top of the mountain.
I prepare you at the bottom of the mountain, as a shepherd cares for the flock, so I care for you.
I have invested much into your lives and that investment shall bring in great exponentially results.
I have gifted you with “Spiritual intelligence.” I have opened your eyes to behold and pin point targets of darkness.
The weapons of destruction are released as you sound the trumpet and alert the warriors for warfare. All hell itself struggles and gnashes their teeth to congregate and plot to break down and hinder those who hear My voice and plan.
All of hell itself congregates and plots to break those hidden seers. The Spirit of Elijah was nourished in My presence by the brook, fed by ravens, sent by Me to break the enemies’ plots.
What is whispered in secret, a little bird reports to others. What is planned in the very depths of hell is exposed by My Spirit.
I myself shall utter the secrets of darkness and I shall destroy the threats and silence those secrets of darkness by becoming light.
I have kept you hidden and preserved, even as the dragon came to devour the woman with the child, the child was caught up!
The earth came to the aide of the woman by opening up and swallowing the flood. I promoted the woman and gave her great wings and she flew away from the presence of the dragon into the wilderness, a place prepared by Me says your God.
Yea, to a place of “season.” The season of rest and recovery, a season of healing, for the advancement of My goal.
Beloved be fortified and become strong again! You shall not lack any information on that day as you allow Me to prepare you well.
Rejoice! For your LORD shall do valiantly, for I AM calling you back to your first love fervor.
Never has there been a time of deep victory without deep fervor in desperation in intimacy of My presence and warfare,” says The LORD.
“Soon I will uncover the hidden ones whose minds and souls are fixed upon My Will and the establishment of My covenant in the earth.
These are those who have been prepared so well they won’t fail Me says your God, for I shall go before them in the Spirit of Elijah as they have heard My voice and answered My call.
For I will not forsake them,” says The LORD of Hosts!
In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey