His Presence In The Pressure
You have stepped out in faith to reach those who need Yahweh, and the enemy is mad. I am seeing in the Spirit for weeks now the Holy Spirit swirling over you with a covering like a praise flag is swirled over people. Your heart is to love Yahweh and reach out and love those who are coming into the Kingdom.
Jesus reached out to the lost and was accused. The religious spirit is accusing you of sin because you are reaching out the same way. The self-righteous may reject you, but Yahweh will never reject you. He sees everything that is going on. He sees your steps of faith and knows you are under pressure.
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Keep your focus on following the leading of the Holy Spirit. The enemy wants your focus on him because he is full of self-importance. He wants you to fear and worry about rejection and that everything is going to fall apart. But God! Your God steps in and is covering you.
One of my favorite teachers, Bonnie Nelson, is teaching about “resistance.” What timing! This word about resistance is no coincidence. You are going against the grain. It is difficult to walk this way because it is a deliberate advancement for the manifestation of the goodness of God.
God Sees It All and He Has Your Back
One night in prayer I kept seeing the Lord laughing. He kept laughing and leaning over and leaning back, just laughing. He is so happy and excited about what He is doing that He is just thrilled about it.
But what about all of this pressure? You thought you couldn’t stand it anymore. It made you ask the question, “what in the world is going on?” He knows what He has planned and He has your back.
Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you shall be satisfied.
Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh.
Support From Your Church Family
You are going to find a greater level of support from those who are trustworthy friends. These people know who you are and will encourage you. Prayer support from the family of believer’s is going to give you strength and dismantle the enemy’s resistance.
This is not the time to pull away and neglect meeting together, as some have formed the habit of doing. In fact, we should come together even more frequently, eager to encourage and urge each other onward as we anticipate that day dawning.
Hebrews 10:25 TPT
During these difficult times, if the enemy can’t get you to compromise, he will find some other way to try to prevent you from coming together with those who can discern what is happening.
When the spirit of rejection or a religious spirit tries to manipulate situations in your life, it wants to make you feel as though you don’t belong. The lie wants you to think that they won’t believe you but believe the enemy. It hopes to cause you to withdraw and feel that you won’t be accepted by your church family.
You will see and experience the miraculous. Resist the lies and believe the One who is Truth. He is the Way, the Truth and the Life. (John 14:6) When you step forward you will hear the Lord tell you that He has given you this land. You have been prepared for this and are stepping into a new place full of promises fulfilled.
Press Into Him in the Pressure and Find His Presence
Not only will you find comfort and assurance from the Body of Christ, but you will find it from Him. Press into Yahweh while in the pressure, and you will experience Him in a new way.
It’s a new revelation of His presence: One morning I was feeling the squeezing pressure. I sat overwhelmed but looked to Him. There He was. I paused and exhaled. I thought to myself and then said to Him, “once again, the difficulty has made me look for You even more, and here You are.”
Though we experience every kind of pressure, we’re not crushed. At times we don’t know what to do, but quitting is not an option. We are persecuted by others, but God has not forsaken us. We may be knocked down, but not out.
2 Corinthians 4:8-9 TPT
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His Glory is Increasing Upon Us
I was on a walk around a lake yesterday, feeling the pressure, but spending time with the Lord. I happened to look at a family walking and felt that nudge of the Spirit. It was a lovely Hispanic family. One of the ladies was on the phone. She was the one I was supposed to speak to about something that the Lord was going to do for her. The problem was, she stayed on the phone. I made another walk around and saw she was still talking on her phone.
Eventually, she got off. So carefully and kindly I approached them in my not so fluent Spanish and inquired if I may ask them a question. I began to share what the Lord said, and the gal began to cry. SHE was under pressure! The Lord met her! Glory to God!
He is going to increase His glory upon you! You know how our kids play these games where the player selects a “boost of power?” That is how it is going to be. You are going to sense an increase of measure that is going to overcome you and overflow to others.
While I was writing this, I noticed that our dear sister Deb Fry also posted about this, and it was a powerful confirmation:
Deborah Waldron Fry on September 22nd, 2021, shared, “QUANTUM LEAP: sudden highly significant advance; breakthrough; an abrupt change, sudden increase, or dramatic advance.”
He is going to do a special work that is very specific and intentional for these days that we are in. Even though you are in the pressure, He is going to bestow an abiding weighty presence that is overcoming upon you and overflowing to others. People will taste and see that the LORD He is good!
Step out in faith My Beloved for I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh and the people will see it and know that I Am the Lord!
The glory of the LORD shall be revealed, And all flesh shall see it together;
For the mouth of the LORD has spoken.”
Isaiah 40:5 NKJV
And so be it, until my honor (translations say “glory”) passes by,
I put you in a clift (some say cleft) of the rock
and cover you with my palm while I pass by:
Exodus 33:22 Exegesis Bible