“The Spirit of THE LORD, is upon me
because God anointed me.
He sent me to preach good news to the poor,
heal the heartbroken,
Announce freedom to all captives,
pardon all prisoners.
God sent me to announce the year of his grace—
a celebration of God’s destruction of our enemies –“
~ Isaiah 61 [The Message]
Doorways, gateways, bower doors trellised with roses… they capture my imagination. So many have flowed through my fingers to pen these past few years. Whispering of mysterious, of story-to-be, of hope and trust and expectant faith beckoning.
I’m waiting before You, Lord, my spirit answers.
And a Word slips into my thoughts: The Glory of the Lord is rising on us who call ourselves His…
His Sabbath whisper to me… and maybe to you…
I am strengthening you and want you to know…
Though your adversary is bellowing and blustering, terrorizing and taunting, seeking to bring you down, weaken and wound, hinder and harness… It is not for who you have been, but who I am about to make you.
And it is time for it to end.
He knows NOW is the time of my Grace… That I am setting a new door before you that will open to fresh purpose and light and moving in and for my Glory.
I am anointing you to announce the celebration of God’s destruction of your enemies! * Announce it DAILY over yourselves and others.
Keep your eyes and heart lifted up to Mine. Look away from symptoms and terror that is truly smoke and mirrors.
Step out of the dark with the sword of My Word in your hand, the shield of FAITH ahead of you, and call every weapon formed against you vanquished in the blood of the Lamb! Enforce the Word of the Lord over that which attacks you. Declare over your life, NOW is the release for this former captive! No more shall the same destruction come upon me!
Look… I am opening a new door before you. My Glory is rising over and in you.
Take My hand, step through and walk in new blessing I have prepared and written for you.
And nations shall come to your light. The IDOLS of DAGON, the philistines that have come against your life, can not stand in the face of my Glory! (1 Samuel 5) Like the Ark of the Covenant, you are My Living Temple and no weapon shall succeed against you or the plans I have for you as you step through this new threshold.
Pray with expectation. My anointing is on you, behind you, before you… and you are about to enter a new season that brings MY Glory forth as never before. I commission you My Disciples and My Spirit lives in and leads you on in your own Chapter of Acts. Everywhere your feet touch, you shall claim for Me…
Sing a song of praise against the enemies in every areas of your lives for I have won the victory for you…
* Note: In this context, “enemies” does not refer to any people, but to the situations and struggles our adversary, the devil, may try to attack us with… i.e. overwhelming sickness, financial crisis, any oppressive darkness come upon us, whatever brokenness not of God.
Behold, the Lord wants you to know…
He is strengthening YOU today…
Look for Him to open a new door…
a fresh season punctuated with joyful shining of His Glory
© Pam Depoyan
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