Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Walking By Faith

This morning I was listening to a teaching at Bethel Church in Redding.  Havilah Cunnington was speaking.  She has a strong anointing on her for the prophetic.  Holy Spirit speaks to her about people and what He is doing in their lives.  Usually the prophetic word or words of knowledge are a confirmation of what you already are hearing from God.   Today I heard her say to those at church and online,

"You are in your final round of Jericho. 
There is a breakthrough coming........"

A very generic statement right?  She actually said more, but this is what I am sharing here because it resonated with me.  Another reference to Jericho.  One. more. time.  Number 7.   This is a powerful way that God speaks into our lives, through repetition, confirmation from others, and from His Word.

The seventh reference of Jericho was speaking of the seventh time Joshua walked around the walls of the city.  Obeying God, Joshua and the army marched around the walls of the city with the priests and ark of covenant leading the way,. On the seventh day they marched around the walls seven times and on the seventh time they all gave a shout and the walls fell down and were destroyed.  You can find the story in chapter 6 of the book of Joshua.

Seven is the number used for completion and perfection in the Bible.  I believe that once again God was telling me that the radiation is the completion of this journey with breast cancer.  The end is coming!  Rejoice, shout praises, and the walls will crumble.  I needed to hear this.

Seven is also a number for perfection.  Another place in the Bible we hear of perfection is regarding God's love.  His PERFECT love. In 1 John 4:18a we read, " There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear........"

A couple of weeks ago I laid hands on a woman and prayed for her.  Her whole body shook in fear and it was evident in her eyes. Something she was dealing with was overwhelming her.  Been there. In fact recently I have had fear try to take up residence.  It is an old childhood "roommate" that I have kicked out of my life more than once.  I have experienced freedom from fear when I received inner healing from sexual abuse and echos of my childhood, yet fear regarding breast cancer, endless doctors and procedures, and radiation was messing with me.  Mostly a delayed reaction!

I don't know where you confront fear in your life, but I expect for most of you, there is one or more areas where the spirit of fear mentioned in Timothy comes calling.  I believe Satan uses the spirit of fear often to attempt to weaken our faith.  Some fear in certain circumstances is healthy, but most of the time it is not.  We all deal with fear, but when it comes calling, we need to remember that God's perfect love casts it out.  It takes effort to turn from what yells and listen for that still small loving Voice, but that is where we are going to find peace.  I pray that young woman I spoke over is walking in peace knowing who has her situation covered.

God loves us too much to leave us where we are.  He does not want fe r to be any part of our daily lives so each time it does arise we have an opportunity to turn it into a walk of faith.  We can turn to Him in trust and believe that not matter what we are feeling, experiencing, or seeing,  the power we have inside of us lets us live in victory when we walk by faith.

1 comment:

Sharon said...

As a recovering (and sometimes not recovered at all!) scaredy-cat, I took your most encouraging words to heart. Thanks for this uplifting message! One thing I notice about the story of Jericho's fall is that the army stayed silent for the six days preceding that all-important 7th day. Seems like there's a lesson in there about waiting patiently for deliverance, don't you think?!