This morning I had an encounter with the Lord and He showed me many who have been feeling like "they just cannot take another step".
The Lord was showing me lots of things coming against the body of Christ that is leaving God's people in a place where they feel like they cannot take another step forward.
I saw such a weariness over many from 'fighting constant battles'. Many were feeling like they had been backed into a corner with such pressure, that each step forward to come 'out' of that place felt like a marathon.
There were so many cries I could hear in the Spirit "Lord, I'm tired.. Jesus I am so tired… I don't think I can take another step forward.." and the interesting thing is.. I saw these cries coming from two different areas.
One area was the area of pushing so hard against circumstances, opposition and lack of breakthrough that the soul of many had become weary. The second area was those who have moved into a season of great acceleration where there is budding breakthrough and God is moving powerfully and quickly, but have found themselves battling against "pressures" and "criticisms" and "expectations" from others that the Lord did not place upon them. Over both of these areas I saw a spirit of intimidation coming hard against the people of God and it was 'hooking into' insecurity and fear of man. These 'issues' of the soul were coming up quickly.
As I watched this taking place, I saw Him! Beautiful Jesus! The One with burning love and compassion in His eyes. The One who IS LIFE, our FIRST LOVE, our BEAUTIFUL Saviour.
He stood right in the middle of this huge group of weary saints, and my vision was suddenly enlarged, and I saw God's people in quicksand. Feeling like they were being overcome..!!!
Instantly, Jesus opens His mouth and FIRE comes out of His mouth.. It was the FIRE OF HIS LOVE.. I could see His heart BURNING with love for His people. His heart was ON FIRE.. BURNING PASSIONATE LOVE… He then speaks "Just when you thought you couldn't take another step.. MY POWER IS BEING MADE PERFECT IN YOUR WEAKNESS!!! I AM HERE TO SHOW MYSELF STRONG!!! I AM YOUR DELIVERER! YOU ARE ENTERING THE GREATEST ENCOUNTERS WITH MY POWER THAT YOU HAVE EVER EXPERIENCED."
As this fire flowed from His heart and out of His mouth it became a HUGE RIVER! A RIVER OF FIRE that was spreading all throughout these weary saints and His eyes FULL OF BURNING LOVE AND JOY, with great expectation and excitement He speaks "COME IN, COME IN, COME IN!!!!"
The fire spread all around the quicksand, the areas where God's people felt SO weary and SO stuck, feeling like they were unable to move on and INSTANTLY they were delivered, lifted up and they stepped into the river flowing, the rive of the burning fire of His love.
He laughed and laughed and He said "Just when you thought you could not take another step.. ENCOUNTERS with My POWER, My LOVE are opening up all around you, releasing JOY, SO MUCH JOY like you have never known… rapid impartations of My JOY… INCREASE upon INCREASE!! Not only are you being restored, mind, soul, heart and body, you are being STRENGTHENED. In MY JOY you will find your strength!!! More, More, More, More, More and More. Wave, upon wave, upon wave, upon wave of My burning love is bringing SUDDEN transformation and increase. Not only STRENGTH and RESTORATION but an EXTENSION of capacity, and from where you have dragged your feet on the ground with your head down, I am placing a SPRING in your step, this is a new day, and I am LIFTING your head.. JOY!!!!!!!!!"
"I am breaking through, and I am SHOWING UP and SHOWING OUT!!!!! EXPLOSIVE demonstrations of My power that is being made PERFECT in your weakness!!!"
Each time he said, "My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness." So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. (2 Corinthians 12:9)
"The joy of the Lord is your strength" (Nehemiah 8:10)
"You called out to Me in your time of trouble and I rescued you." (Psalm 81:7 TPT)