If you find yourself feeling squeezed and trampled on, it probably means that God is making grape juice, and He is about to give you a new wineskin that can hold that new wine. However, this is not the time to whine.
If you are feeling pressed and crushed, God is probably pressing out new oil for your lamp. Submit to the process. It’s OK to say “Ouch!” a lot in between the shouts of “Praise the Lord! Thank you, Jesus!” Continue reading “Squeezed, Pressed, and Crushed”
This is a series of Prophetic Nuggets from “Daily Downloads from Heaven” by Meghan Williams that are connected by scripture / theme. It is a series of three Prophetic Nuggets based on 2 Corinthians 1:3-5 (VOICE):
All praise goes to God, Father of our Lord Jesus, the Anointed One. He is the Father of compassion, the God of all comfort. He consoles us as we endure the pain and hardship of life so that we may draw from His comfort and share it with others in their own struggles. For even as His suffering continues to flood over us, through the Anointed we experience the wealth of His comfort just the same.
2 Corinthians 1:3 (VOICE) All praise goes to God, Father of our Lord Jesus, the Anointed One. He is the Father of compassion, the God of all comfort.
Beloved, I AM Elohei khol-Nechamah -God of all Comfort, so trust your heart to Me. I AM keenly aware of the troubles that try you, and I remain by your side – sustaining you – through them all.
So be at peace. Quiet your soul. Trust that the afflictions of this world will pass, but My love remains steadfast and true. Let My love uplift you and carry you as on eagles wings. Let My hand guide you, and let My Spirit comfort you.
2 Corinthians 1:4 (VOICE) He consoles us as we endure the pain and hardship of life so that we may draw from His comfort and share it with others in their own struggles.
Beloved, in the midst of pain, I AM still with you. No hardship will scare Me away. I will use each one to grow you and strengthen your character, if you will yield to Me. Draw comfort from Me. You are not alone.
And remember as you endure the sufferings, that I have endured them as well. And when you encounter betrayal, remember I have encountered it as well. And when you’re ridiculed, misjudged, and persecuted – remember, beloved, I have been too. So draw close to Me, and in the midst of trial, find fellowship with Me.
2 Corinthians 1:5 (VOICE) For even as His suffering continues to flood over us, through the Anointed we experience the wealth of His comfort just the same.
Beloved, embrace the wealth of comfort I offer. Refuse to stay stuck in pain. Allow Me to guide you through to the other side. There is no shame in grief or in feeling things deeply. Nor is there shame in taking time to pause – in acknowledging your experience. But there comes a moment when it is time to step forward. And just as relearning to walk after a serious injury can be difficult, moving forward after an emotional blow can be equally trying. And yet, you must try. You must carry on.
Resist the urge to wallow when it comes time to step forward. Refuse to give the enemy a toehold. Trust that My strength will sustain you. Trust that My love will uplift you. And trust that I will use all the pain for good purpose; all that was intended to bring devastation, I will use to bring more life. Because I AM the giver of life, and I give it abundantly.
During a season when a dear friend was in hospice care and I was in ongoing prayer for him, Father woke me up one night with these words, “I know your first breath and your last breath.” I immediately understood He was reminding me that I didn’t need to fear because He was in control. And even more, I sensed He was reminding me that death wasn’t the last step, for He has won the victory over the grave. He guides us along life’s path. I sensed Him assuring me that He knows the beginning from the end and that the knowledge of that should fill me with comfort. As I continued to press into what I was sensing, the following word came forth.
“I am the Creator, the One who saw you in womb. I crafted you the way you are. I alone know the exact number of your days.Take courage in that fact no man knows but Me.I was there when you breathed in your first breath as a newborn child, and I will be with you as you take your last. My gaze is ever upon you. You are always in my sight pattern.My heart leans into you, My child, for you are vital to Me.
“Take heart as you let go of loved ones on this earth, knowing I am forever with them.It is not darkness at the end of the journey, it is just an instant from earth into My loving arms.I await the moment when we can look at each other, face to face. And I will marvel as you explore the wonder of Me as we enjoy true communion uninhibited by your earthly body.
“Don’t be afraid, I was present the moment you caught your first breath of air on this earth, and I will be attentive to you as you take your last. You are Mine, so there is nothing to dread. It’s a simple step into My arms.I have not left you to navigate this earthly realm alone; My comforter (Holy Spirit) is on the scene, to guide you directly to Me.
“Take courage as your loved ones leave this earth. For as they step into eternity, they are more alive now than ever before. They have complete freedom.Yes, you grieve as you miss the person they were, but imagine how they are embracing this new discovery and finally ridding themself of human frailty. Indeed a celebration party goes on when one of My children arrives home. This is truly home. Remember this as you learn to let them go. Have your memories and take time to grieve, but know that better days are ahead and soon you will meet them again. Everyone has an appointed time.
“There is so much more than the natural world.The spiritual realm is beyond what your human mind can comprehend. You see glimpses of it now and then, but the picture is not yet revealed. So much more awaits you, My child. Take care to seek those treasures that last, not the ones that rust. Yes, it’s good to take care of the natural body, but your primary focus is on the spiritual world. Exercise those spiritual senses. Spend time with Me so that, at the end of your time on earth, we can already be intimately acquainted.”
Psalm 39:5-6 (CJB) “Make me grasp, Adonai, what my end must be, what it means that my days are numbered; let me know what a transient creature I am. You have made my days like handbreadths; for you, the length of my life is like nothing.” Yes, everyone, no matter how firmly he stands, is merely a puff of wind. (Selah)
Psalm 139:16 (CJB) Your eyes could see me as an embryo, but in your book all my days were already written; my days had been shaped before any of them existed.
Job 14:5 (CJB) Since his days are fixed in advance, the number of his months is known to you, and you have fixed the limits which he can’t cross;
When all hell slams into your life, it’s natural to want to stare into that storm and try to figure things out… don’t. Do not look at the storm. The storm doesn’t have your answer, only your destruction. The storm has a way of sucking you in and pulling you under the moment you put your focus on it. Peter tried walking through the storm. When he kept his eyes on Jesus, he walked on water. When he looked at the storm, he sank. Do not stare at the storm. Don’t look at the problem. Look at the Problem-solver. Stare into the fiery eyes of the One who can calm that storm with one word. Yes, with one word. With Him all things are possible. He’s not afraid. He laughs at the storm. Laugh with Him.Continue reading “Look to the Problem-Solver”
God told me that He is ROARING over His children! This is why I love drawing the roaring lion. He’s roaring over you! Roaring at your enemies. Roaring at the obstacles. Roaring at the darkness. How your enemies tremble in His presence. Demonic enemies become nothing at the blast of His nostrils… the sound of His thunder drains their strength. They become dust in the wind of His mighty Spirit. God is on your side. He invites you to take comfort in the safety of His embrace while He roars over you. Accept that invitation today and the joy of the Lord will be your strength. Continue reading “Roaring”
Do not let your hearts be troubled. Rest in the knowledge that I AM on the throne. I AM in control, and I see all. I understand what you see and hear can bring much anxiety, but pay no attention to those who incite fear, hysteria, greed and anarchy. Press into me. Allow My shalom to consume you. Allow My presence to bring you to a place of comfort. I gave you my Holy Spirit to comfort you, to lead you, and to teach you. Allow Him to do what I sent Him to do. Rest in Me. Trust Me.
A little over 2 years ago I was in a TERRIBLE spiritual storm. Attacks from people and demons, betrayal, rejection and sickness on every side. I was fearful, anxious and stressed.Continue reading “I Am Here”