“WAR AT THE EDGE OF BREAKTHROUGH”
Well, fellow readers and beloved friends, I just wrote about four paragraphs and the lyrics of a song the Lord Jesus gave me called: “War at the Edge of Breakthrough”. And everything I wrote here got zapped. Major distraction from an outside person and then swoosh. But now the song is recorded and has become this blog essay.
I like to sometimes share my struggles and do a little unloading, because we need to talk about the pretty and unpretty things of our daily experiences where we may stumble or get thrown off. Or way off. We all have hitches and times we tumble in the ditches. Moments or days or weeks that we get off track. Yes? And sometimes we don’t even know we’re off-track, but there is a tugging and undercurrent of “not-quite-right” in our souls.
Living this life is not easy. But then did Jesus promise it would be? No. In fact if you find things mostly easy, smooth sailing, sunny skies and good times, you may not be doing anything that is a significant or real threat to the evil one’s nefarious kingdom.
If you never experience “War at the Edge of Breakthrough” perhaps you should question just what it is you’re doing. On the other hand, if you always go through war at the edge of fruition, a harvest or victory, enlist the Captain of the Army! Jesus is your Warrior and your Lord and He has a heavenly host He beckons to begin battle and take you over stormy waters to assured shores. It’s there He can work with you, because the battle is over and real work in Him (a joy!) has begun.
We as Christians get the most done for Jesus when we fight the opposition through Him. Through His strength and war strategy. Through soul surrender totally to God is how we win over the opposition. Christ is the Victory!
The interruption or distraction before the zap, that I experienced earlier, was not the problem per se. It could have been anything. My point is that the Adversary of our Souls (the evil one) and his minions uses people, circumstances, fire alarms, phone calls, and folks who come through your life in the middle of what He is trying to do with you and. Bam!
It is then you have often imperciptibly been thrown off and have branched off into a parellel path–if you will–off His main timeline, that is not The Narrow Road aligned with His Will. It can be overt or so subtle sometimes that you are barely annoyed or even blissfully unaware that you’ve just had your purpose and destiny in Him disrupted. Hi-jacked!
But soon and very soon or sometimes hopefully not later, but there will be a time He puts a tug or a pull in your spirit that surely becomes a low-level alarm. Then red flags appear in your peripheral vision. Then the alarm gets a little louder, but the reason I think it never or seldom becomes blaring or jarring is because if you are really living for Jesus, you will hear the seriousness of the low-level alarm. These are the stirrings of a war that is going on in the spirit world. And this is: WAR IS AT THE EDGLE OF BREAKTHROUGH. (Just heard heavenly-sounding trumpets! In actuality.) Your breakthrough is at the threshold, but there is a disruption. Beware of Detours. Hi-jacking. Fight thorugh to your Victory. His Victory.
Will you heed the low-level alarm, or will you run off on your own self-appointed schedule? His ways are higher than our ways scripture says. And what often doesn’t make sense to us in the natural in our day-to-day existence is an amazing tapestry being woven by the Master. A Master Piece. You. And your life. In Christ. And often it will touch, influence, re-direct, prosper and heal the lives of others. Many others. Most often.
I started writing this article on November 5th, and it was pointed out to me that something here may be misunderstood or perhaps was incomplete. Indeed. It may still need another “layer” or editing, but now I know why it took 21 days to come around to this point.
Beware of your miracle(s) being thwarted for a few simple pleasures. I have experienced this first hand lately. People I would ususally be mildly or even very interested in coming up to me and trying to enter my life. Why? Usually a huge breakthrough is on the way and these people (who are not even always people! Yes it’s true there are entities…well that may get into something else and be too heavy for our purposes in this blog entry, but be forewarned…) but anyway there are folk (or people who look like people)–who will be persistent in trying to enter your life. I’ve experienced this lately.
And now that I’m a divorced woman from an unbeliever. (It was biblical, I checked and re-checked with pastors and God’s own Word. ) More people are coming up to me, trying to enter my life and especially those of the opposite sex. More than they did when I was in my 20’s. This is perplexing to me: “You’re beautiful”, “Can we go out?” “Will you join me at..?” Well, what’s really going on? I’m older than I was in my 20’s! “Who sent you??” I should have asked. Alright I’ve made a few hair and fashion changes and lost weight 🙂 But really. The Lord cued me into a possible and probable–no–He is saying in my spirit now, a definite reason: War at the Edge of Breakthrough.
Oh, but pleasant distractions yes? For sure. The holidays are here: A time to eat, feast, gorge, drink, be merry, celebrate and great-and-meet. Wonderful. But are we here for just for that? A big superfest every year and a greet-and-meet? I have actually fasted on a major feast day the world has deemed. And been wonderfully blessed by going against the grain and listening to the Lord’s drumbeat. His heart-beat. (Though I’m not suggesting that you fast on feast days this year. We have choices every day.) But Listen, He says:
“Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.”
(Psalm 37:4). But here’s the caveat: Make sure your heart is HIS Heart. Totally within HIS HEART. Check, double-check. Pray. For His Heart is The Key.
Our natural hearts and minds are mightily sinful, deceitful, self-deceitful, greedy and fickle. Our human sexuality is hungry. Our lusts for things outside of God are sanctioned by this world: i.e. TV, internet, movies, magazines, tradition, etc. And some who intentionally or more often unintentionally mislead us are friends or frenemies or clergy or prophets and prophetesses. Good grief, prohets?! See the Bible.
Only God gets all prophecies correct. Question all others. I heard one for me the other day. Questioning. (And can you believe it my phone is ringing right now and I’m not answering. Rang twice. Voicemails. Now thrice.) Why am I not answering? Because I’m writing here and this is His will. I know. Distraction is a MAJOR enemy of our souls.
Don’t live your life on the “Road of Ficklekality” or “The Road of Detours and Distractions” and miss some major blessings and crowns. And MISS SOULS HE WANTS TO COME INTO HIS KINGDOM. One wrong or “pleasant” move out of His main will and His Narrow Road, could cost you souls or terrifingly, your own soul. It could cost you souls He had in mind for you to help usher into Heaven. Too many distractions and detours and it could and will cost you His main will for your life and destiny in Him. This is a frightening thought. Very. Dwell here a bit.
Wait on the Lord. And pray. What is HIS Heart? That’s where the delight comes in. His Delight. Not pleasant distractions and leading us astray. No. Stop. Think. Pray. Wait. Pray. Fast and Pray. FAST AND PRAY. Think again. Wait on the Lord. I’m writing this for myself as well. And I really didn’t want to write most of this at all. Yet I feel now that Jesus is definitely directing me to do so, and He says it will be an important word for others.
This is the meaning of praying without ceasing that the Bible discusses. It is totally abiding in Him, so that His will and His Heart meshes and becomes our wills and our hearts. Glorious merge. Your heart will become a part of HIS HEART.
Indeed. He is King of Kings. And Lord of His Word and His Purposes, He will accomplish His Purposes, with or without. You or me. But we want to be “In”. We want to be with Him. Dwell in Him. Make Him our Dwelling and Direction Place. Can we rewind? Step back? Take a Pause? Turn around? Get back on the Narrow Road? Yes, Get off that parellel path! Get off the path that branches off to Nowhere or Littlewheresville. Yes? Yes! (“If you go your own way….” the singer on the sound system is singing ominously, right now as if on cue.)
And He gives us His glorious opportunities and privileges on this earth-stage at this earth-time to get right in the middle of His Will. For these are Days of Eternal Ramifications. Days of Eternal Moves. Days of Eternal Reverberations. From Generation to Generation. Jesus we need your perfect direction. Your Love. Your Power. Your Will. And strength to follow You. Oh, yes, Our Shepherd of Souls. We Love You. And we know You Love us. So very much. With an unfathomable power. Glory to God in the Highest! amen.
at 5:41 pm on November 5th, 2014