#345 – In the time of Trouble
There is a pressure point, where slavery is appealing opposed to death and prison is more desirable than sinning against God. The measure of strength is not during its abundance, the measure of strength is in its absence. Where is your strength in the troublesome times?
The best time to operate in your gift is in the time of trouble. Strength in moments of peace and prosperity are not true indicators. It is the difficulties that produce the sweetest fruit, it is time for you to examine your heart and motives.
Do not shy away from the hard thing, this is were growth happens and where I am able to infuse MY will into your heart. The view from the mountain top is different from the valley. I need you to have both perspectives.
A view of wealth and poverty, a view of peace and war, a view of health and sickness, a view of Faith and fear can be best known by experience. I need you to know the distinction between an anointed mandate and spiritual manipulation.
Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. For I am the Lord you God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.