Blessing of Stillness #14
The Stillness Before We Respond to an Increase of Testing or Trial
Beloved, I call your spirit to attention, in the name of Yeshua.
Listen to the word of G-d for your spirit for today.
The foremen of the people of Israel saw that they were in trouble when they said, ‘You shall by no means reduce your number of bricks, your daily task each day.’ They met Moses and Aaron, who were waiting for them, as they came out from Pharaoh;
Spirit, there was a moment after the king of Egypt died, when the children of Israel had a moment to cry out for rescue (Exodus 2:23).
Following that season where they were able to catch that breath to cry for rescue, they settled back into the rhythm of bondage and building in the brickyard of Pharaoh.
Then these two men showed up to advocate as servants of the Most High for the release of this nation in bondage.
Then the nature and difficulty of the task increased majorly.
Then, the sons of Israel had a choice as to how they were going to respond to Moses, Aaron, and G-d.
Spirit, there is a moment before you respond to the increase of adversity, where you have an opportunity to respond to the increase of the fire that you are in.
There is a moment for you to be still, if you take advantage of it.
It may not look like a moment because for a season the difficulty of your trial has increased, likely past what you consider your breaking point.
But it is a moment all the same.
So, I bless you to recognize that moment when it comes, as subtlely as it comes. I bless you to stop before you respond to G-d, to discern whether this season is something akin to a contraction that will result in your delivery from the dark press of your slavery, or whether it is the result of something else.
I bless you, spirit, to recognize precisely when Father is attempting to deliver you from a place of anguish.
I bless you, spirit, to recognize the timing of Father’s deliverance, even when you can see nothing else.
I bless you, spirit to hope when there is not a logical reason to hope. I bless you with a recovery of the hope that was first yours when you came to know the L-rd. At the first mention of the recordance of your name in heaven’s books and in the book of life, I bless you with a deep recovery of, and celebration of, the hope that is now yours, and remains yours, even when you despair of hope in your immediate circumstances.
I bless you, spirit, with a raging defiance against hopeless.
I bless you with hope while you still are.
Yes that was a complete sentence.
You do not exist, spirit. Rather, you ARE.
The Scripture in the Greek of Acts 17:28 says “In Him we live and move and we are.” We do not merely exist, like a bump on a log, with no active principle. Because we are in Him, We ARE.
There is a principle of being-ness that is not part of mere existence. There is the capacity for active kenesis and the expression of potential. Mere existence can be had without execution or movement toward an objective. Mere existence can be had without desire. But we have desire, and zeal, and passion for things and goals. We do not merely exist, we have a movement and a motion and a flow in us that impels us toward various ends.
Therefore, I bless you with the movement, and motion, and flow, and desire, and zeal that comes with BEING beyond mere existence.
Spirit, you have been placed into the Fire of His Radiance and Holiness, as an iron poker in the fire. And in the fire, you take on the characteristics of the fire, the light, the warmth, the power of the fire. And yet, you are still unquestionably iron. Even when the fires increase, it is to strengthen you for the journey ahead, for the wilderness that is coming. Father knows what is required.
So, everyone who is born of Him, becomes endued with the potential to live and move and be as He is.
Spirit, I bless you with a revelation, even in your brokenness, that you are still endued with the nature of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Though it is days, weeks, months, or years since you might have been in the fire of his tempering and proving, or though you are right now in the midst of those fires, and feel like you may be falling apart into a million pieces, you are still full of his fire, zeal, and purgative strength.
I bless you, oh lovely spirit, with the revelation of his intimacy as you flourish in the midst of increasing trials, and as you are still to discern if this are indeed His contractions to propel you out of the situation you are in.
I bless you with discernment of the nuances of your situation, as many as Father needs you to have right now.
I bless you with the capacity to embrace the moment of stillness, as the sweat drips from you, as you consider the nature of what is happening to you and within you.
I bless you with shalom and stillness in the name of Yeshua.