Not God's will that any should perish, but they will nonetheless.
My strength is made perfect in weakness and in My peace.
It is out of peace that you must rule. Never out of chaos or confusion. Your waters must be
still and calm in Me. This will be vital in the time to come.
I have trained you not to be moved by circumstance, vain glory, false promises, lies,
money or things. I have trained you to be moved by My Spirit. You will be a rock to many. A strength. You will show them how to walk in Me. In My presence, in My peace. Many will be drawn to the light of your rising.
I am strengthening your walk with Me. Do not fear or worry about those that oppose you or disregard your position with Me. I will make it known in due time. Many are the afflictions of the righteous but I, the Lord, will deliver them ALL.
Famine, storms, earthquake, fire, floods & financial upheaval. I will deliver you from them all!
Walk upon the mountains. Publish the gospel of Peace. Show the people my peace! Show them what it is to trust in Me.
The way is narrow, but the path is straight. I have given you hinds feet. I will not allow your foot to slip.
There is a time coming and very soon, where the world's economy will be flipped upside-down. Where a weeks
wages won't buy a gallon of milk. People will steal and kill for a loaf of bread. People will perish in the streets for starvation. For the world sought to be their own god and they have denied my Name. Now I will give them over to their corruption. Yes, America is great but it is because I have made her great. Now my judgment is being poured out upon
this nation and it will not stop until I have completed all that is in my heart concerning her.
It is a sad time for America. A time of much sorrow will be upon her. I will judge her for she would not repent. When I
gave her time to repent she did more wickedly than before. I will give her over to the hands of her enemies. There are many voices speaking concerning America. Watch where My hand leads you. See where My provision is .
For there are many unrighteous prophesying lies.
They are bloated and gloat on the wealth of My people. My people have been like sheep led to the slaughter, being led around by grave deception. They cry Peace, Peace but I say WAR!
Look! Look at Israel. She is now surrounded by her enemies. Even so, is America surrounded yet she is dumb and blind and does not see. I have blinded her and she will not see it. Though you shout it from the house tops she will not hear it.
Prepare! Prepare! Prepare! for the coming of the Lord. Make haste. Let the Bride be ready for her Groom cometh!
Cleanse your garments. Make ready your lamps. Trim your wicks and fill them with oil. For in a time when you least expect it He shall appear! Be READY!!!
Be clear on this. Only My Bride will see Me coming. As in the days of old My people did not know Me. They did not see Me or recognize Me. Even now this will be so.
AWAKE! AWAKE! AWAKE!
Stop looking to man. Stay looking at ME! BE READY FOR ME!
Do the first works. Labor to bring forth the harvest for the time is short. The days ahead will become very evil. Stay looking at Me. Stay fixed upon Me, then you will accomplish what you have been sent to do.
I will bring them in. I will bring them ALL in that are mine. I will not lose one that was given to me!
Do what I put before you to do.
You know this is not about wealth, this is not about man's power. This is about My Kingdom!
Joy of the Lord is your strength. Stay filled with My Presence. I will super-charge you with strength and energy for the task at hand.
Don't be moved by circumstances. Only be moved by Me. Things are about to change.
This word was given to me today. it is a very serious word, not to be taken lightly. This is not to elicit fear but readiness for the time ahead. We must be available for God to put us in position. Our hearing must be keen and sharp. We must move
immediately when He speaks. ARE YOU READY?
Are your feet shod?
By Cherie Sheridan
Eph 6:15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
The Lord told me to ask the question; Are your feet shod? To my amazement I found there was a lot more to that question than I realized.
He told me to start with the word “preparation”. I started with theusual dictionary look up and Strong's definition. It means readiness. If I would have stopped there I would have missed out upon a wonderful revelation of God's word.
I continued to look up scriptures that “preparation” was found in. I found that preparation wasn't just an act, it was an assigned day. “The day of Preparation” or also known as “The Preparation”. The Preparation was the day before the sabbath or the Passover. Mat 27:62, Mar 15:42, Luk 213:54, John 19:14, John 19:31, John 19:42 and yes, Eph 6:15 all say “the Preparation”.
Having had this sudden insight that the Lord has been saying much more regarding our feet being shod (fully covered) with the Preparation of the Gospel of Peace than I had previously understood I continued to dig regarding the meaning of “The Preparation”.
This is what I found. Preparation is an ablution. An act of washing; a cleansing or purification by water, specifically sea water or “salt”water. Preparation is intended to prevent evil and secure good. Webster
Lev 2:13 And every oblation of thy meal-offering shalt thou season with salt; neither shalt thou suffer the salt of the covenant of thy God to be lacking
According to Leviticus all offerings to the Lord should be covered with salt. Jesus had more to say regarding this. In Matthew 5:13 Jesus addresses our saltiness. Interestingly enough, He states un-saltiness gets trodden underfoot.
Mat 5:13 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost its savor, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth
good for nothing, but to be cast out and trodden under foot of men.
In Mark 9:49-50 He tells us to be seasoned with salt and have peace. I find this interesting because here again we have salt (necessary for“the preparation”) connected with peace.
Mar 9:49For every one shall be salted with fire.
Mar 9:50 Salt is good: but if the salt have lost its saltness, wherewith will ye season it? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace one with another.
There is also one very important statement here. This salt comes through fire.
Have you come through the fire? Have you experienced firey trials in your life? This is part of “The Preparation”. There is a process here to having your feet shod. It's not just slipping on a pair of spiritual army boots. It's not just verbally confessing that you have your spiritual armor on. You are going to go “through”something….preparation for Passover; before you get these special spiritual Kingdom distributed, specialized foot
Heb 2:8 Thou didst put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he subjected all things unto him, he left nothing that is not subject to him. But now we see not yet all things subjected to him.
God has been bringing us to a place where all things will be under OUR feet. What? Everything that is not salty or as Heb 2:8 says,“everything that is not subject to Jesus”. Why do I say our feet? Are we not the feet of Jesus? We are if our “feet”, our foundation, that which we stand upon, that which gives us balance, that which propels us is the Kingdom of God.
Bad feet effect the rest of the body. It won't support it's weight. They can't carry the body properly to where it needs to go.
So, are you salty? Are you seasoned with salt? God doesn't except what we have to offer unless it's covered in salt. Without salt, we are bland, tasteless, good for nothing. We have nothing to say that anyone wants to hear. It doesn't make people thirsty wanting more.
Numbers 18:19 discusses a covenant of salt. In 2 Chr 13:5 David was given the kingdom over a salt covenant. Becoming salty, being purified by fire is what the essence of the “The Preparation” is about.
Alright, moving right along. What is “the gospel”? A short, easy definition is “a good or joyful
message”. I don't know about you, but that really doesn't tell me anything. A good and joyful message about what? In Eph 6:15 we are talking about the gospel of Peace; that comes through firey trials. That empowers us to stand in the
Name of the Lord. That makes our enemies to be under our feet. Let's find out what God says about Peace.
The Hebrew word for Peace is Shalom. It means: well, happy, friendly, welfare, health, prosperity, favour, friend, good health, rest safety and whole.
Webster's definition for Peace is: a state of tranquility.
Freedom from disturbance or agitation. Freedom from war. Freedom from internal commotion. Freedom from
private quarrels, suits or disturbances. Freedom from agitation or disturbance by the passions, as from fear, terror, anger, anxiety or the like.
It is a quietness of mind, tranquility, calmness and quiet concience.
Sounds pretty awesome doesn't it. That is probably why in Psalm 34 we are commanded to pursue peace. Psa 34:14 Depart from evil, and do good; Seek peace, and pursue it. We are told in Psalm 29:11 that peace is a blessing from the
Psa 37:11 But the meek shall inherit the land, And shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.
According to Psalm 37 when we are meek, which is to acknowledge that you can do nothing without the Lord and are fully consecrated and submitted to Him, you will have an abundance of peace.
We are told in Psalm 85:10 that righteousness and peace kiss. That means that exchange breath, they are intimate.
Psa 85:10 Mercy and truth are met together; Righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
So if you want peace you must walk in righteousness or right standing with God. One of the definitions of peace was having a clear concious. When we are right with God we will have His joy. Proverbs 12:20 tells us that peace brings joy.
We can have “perfect” peace when our mind is stayed or focused upon the Lord.
Isa 26:3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whosemind is stayed on thee; because he trusteth in thee.
Isaiah 9:6 tells us that Jesus IS the Prince of Peace.
Isa 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Here we return to our original discussion of our feet wearing the preparation of the gospel of peace.
Isa 52:7 How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace, that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation, that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!
That says it all!
Now I will ask you once again. Are your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace?
If you can with all confidence say yes, awesome!
If not, like many of us we must continue to press into the Lord. Make Him our firm foundation. Peace is a blessing from the Lord. The Kingdom of God is Righteousness, Peace and Joy. They all work together. We cannot have peace without first walking in righteousness. We must have that confidence before God that He hears us because we are cleansed and walking rightly before Him. Fully trusting and relying upon Him for everything in our life. Having come through the firey trials. Being salty and savoury to the Lord. Knowing that in Him we have His Peace and we move and live out of that place of Peace in Him. We don't move out in head knowledge or because it seems good. We move out only upon His instruction. When we do, we will crush our (the Lord's and ours) enemies beneath our feet. We will have on our special snake stomping, scorpion crushing boots. Where the stings of scorpions cannot harm us or the attacks of vipers cannot penetrate and poison our walk and stand with the Lord.
Luk 8:22 Now it came to pass on one of those days, that he entered into a boat,
himself and his disciples; and he said unto them, Let us go over unto the other side of the lake: and they launched forth.
Luk 8:23 But as they sailed he fell asleep: and there came down a storm of wind on the lake; and they were filling with water, and were in jeopardy.
Luk 8:24 And they came to him, and awoke him, saying, Master, master, we perish.. And he awoke, and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water: and they ceased, and There was a calm.
Luk 8:25 And he said unto them, Where is your faith? And being afraid they marvelled, saying one to another, Who then is this, that he commandeth even the winds and thewater, and they obey him?
Recently the Lord gave me a vision concerning the circumstances that can surround us. I wanted to draw a picture of what He showed me, but for now I will attempt to draw it with words. I saw a vision with a path laid before me. It was strewn with obstacles. As I continued to look at the vision I saw the arm of the Lord sweep all the obstacle out of the way. The path was clear as to walk on. Then some time later the Lord gave me another vision. I saw this path that I was on, with huge waves roaring from both sides like walls that could fall and collapse upon me at any moment. In side the waves I saw financial problems, health issues, family, foreclosure, lack, poverty all manner of problems roared in these waves. The path was still before me, somewhat overshadowed by these waves. Just like walking through a forest, you may have to duck now and then to avoid a tree limb or a vine, but the way before you is still clear. Just like the children of Israel when they crossed the Red Sea. The walls of water could have fallen in on them just as easily as it did upon the Egyptians but the Lord held back the waters, just like He will hold back the waters for us now if we will believe and trust Him.
God has a destination for each one of us to obtain. We must be fixed, and un-moveable, locked on that target to obtain it. If we look to the left or to the right all we will see is the raging of the storm that can fall upon us at any moment. But if we look ahead at the finish line that has been set before us all we will see is God. I have said this in times past, whatever we look upon becomes big. If we look upon Jesus and stay fixed upon Him these waves will become like little trickles of water that flow after a hard rain, nothing to worry about.
Father God has been developing in each one of the character of Jesus. He has been causing us to become strong and totally dependent upon Him, fully trusting in His word and His promise to us to perform it. He has been bringing us to a place where we are not moved by what we see or hear. We are only moved by Him. We wait upon Him, receive our instruction from Him for the circumstance and move forward knowing “He’s got this”.
If you have been your resource, if you have trusted in “your” abilities to take care of yourself and say that you still trust God; you will find out very soon how much you really trust Him. If in all your efforts you still can’t pay your bills, not matter what you do you can’t lose weight, no matter how well you eat you still suffer in your body, not matter how many doctors you have seen you can’t get well…. God will let you exhaust all your options, He doesn't need our help and He will just wait until you turn to Him. If you don’t, He will allow you to perish in the storm. Why? Because He’s God and He is the only one who can move the obstacles out of your way. God does not say He helps those who help themselves, He says, "He helps those who trust in Him." Your eyes must be fixed on Him. People suffer panic attacks and heart attacks for fear. Fear is not from God. Fear has torment. Fear comes from looking at the storm. It comes from looking at the problem and not the Answer. Jesus says is this way. Mar 4:40 And he said unto them, Why are ye fearful? have ye not yet faith?
Contrary to the popular belief that God’s people if they are blessed won’t have storms, it’s because we are pressing into the things of God that we have storms. It’s for our growth and development in the Kingdom of God. God permits us to go “through” this training to bring us into “Christ” likeness. We have to be like Jesus if we are going to walk like Jesus. Jesus walked upon the storms and the sea; He was not overtaken by them.
Mat 14:25 And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea.
Mat 14:26 And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear.
Mat 14:27 But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.
When we are ready to get out of the safety of the boat, Jesus will bid us to come walk on the water in the midst of the storm with Him. This is part of our spiritual growth. Jesus was headed to His destination, He was not going to let raging storms stop Him, neither can we.
Mat 14:28 And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water.
Mat 14:29 And he said, Come.And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus.
Mat 14:30 But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.
Mat 14:31 And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?
Mat 14:32 And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased.
Just like Jesus we are called to command the wind and the seas to obey us. Not just physically rains and storms, but every kind of storm that rises up against us. As sons of God we have authority over the systems of this world just like Jesus. We just have to be hearing God constantly to know what we are specifically to address. We are spiritual people in a carnal world. We have been trained to think and address things carnally, but as sons of God we are commanded to address them spiritually. The ultimate purpose for circumstances is to develop us as sons of God and release others from captivity to become sons of God. We are not called to get involved with everything that is going on around us. We are called to influence it. The only way we can do that is by walking in“the fullness of the measure of the stature of Christ”. God is calling His people to walk in“Extraordinary Faith”. The only way we can do that is to have the faith of Jesus in us. That’s why we go through the storms. Jesus had to learn how to walk on the water through the storms and so do we. We can’t be those who just seek after Jesus for the provision and the things which are temporary. We must seek after Him for the Kingdom of God, for those things that are eternal.
Joh 6:26 Jesus answered them and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Ye seek me, not because ye saw signs, but because ye ate of the loaves, and were filled.
Joh 6:27 Work not for the food which perisheth, but for the food which abideth unto eternal life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him the Father, even God, hath sealed.
You know when you are beginning to walk in “faith” because you have peace in the midst of the storm. That despite the raging of the storm around you, you are not moved and are continuing in forward progress toward your destination. You are not making excuses as to why you cannot accomplish the tasks which the Lord has set before you. Even if it’s not clear, when you first start toward your destination, as you continue to “go”the image in the distance will become more clear. You will not be pulled off of your assignment by distractions around you, no matter what they are. You will stay fixed and un-moveable, ever abounding in the work of the Lord.
1Co_15:58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
God Bless You.