Hope For The Watchman

Amidst all the chaos in the world today, I just wanted to ask and get you thinking for yourself – how’s your hope? What perspective are you viewing from? Are you seeing things from the Ephesians 2:6, seated with Christ in Heavenly places mindset…or are you viewing life with an overwhelmed heart?

Can you see the angel armies camped around you during this time?

I’m an intercessor, and I’ll be honest with you – at times I have been quite overwhelmed with what I am seeing. Sometimes I forget that I’m praying from Heavenly realms with Heavenly armies on my side, and I get so tired that I see the bad as being bigger than the good.  But today, the Lord called me higher again, and I feel that I want to do the same for you especially if you are a watchmen intercessor who has been in war over this virus chaos.

I was reading in 1 Samuel 14 about Jonathan and his armor-bearer sneaking into the Philistines’ camp and causing their own chaos.  The Philistines were getting ready to attack Israel, so Jonathon and his friend snuck in, killed a few important men, then snuck out again, causing the Philistines to be in confusion and start to kill one another.  Verse 15 says, “And there was a panic in the camp, in the field, and among all the people. The garrison and even the raiders trembled, the earth quaked, and it became a very great panic.”  The Hebrew actually states that there was a great panic from God.  Verse 16 says that the WATCHMEN saw the chaos in the enemy’s camp…and within few more verses, we see Saul’s army getting to go in and defeat the Philistines as they fled.

Here’s where the Lord stopped me: The watchmen SAW the panic in the enemy’s camp.  It must have been a sight – warriors running to and fro, swords swinging and the earth quaking.  It could have appeared to be something quite frightening to those watching out!  But the watchmen chose to see the HOPE and VICTORY in the chaos, and by verse 23 we see that “So the Lord saved Israel that day.”  Praise God!

The encouragement is this:  As watchmen, especially prophetic intercessors, we can often see the potential battles before anyone else.

The potential is there for us to grow fearful, nervous, even feel a sense of dread or being overwhelmed by what we see with our natural sight.  But if we look a little harder – knowing that we live under the BLOOD of Jesus – we will see that God is for us and not against us.

We will see that there is indeed VICTORY as our brothers go into the enemy’s camp and cause chaos. As watchmen, we get to see the HOPE and the VICTORIES and not just the chaos.  We can rest assured that more are there FOR US than against us.

If you feel weary and overwhelmed as I did this morning, ask the Lord to begin to show you the victory.  Ask Him for His heartbeat in each situation you are praying for, and ask Him for strategy to bring Holy Spirit into everything you are standing in the gap for.  

Continue to go up higher, and you will see a whole new scope of the horizon like never before!  Ask Him so show you the “more” that is for you, then watch and be amazed at the victory of the Lord!

When the servant of the man of God rose early in the morning and went out, behold, an army with horses and chariots was all around the city. And the servant said, “Alas, my master! What shall we do?” He said, “Do not be afraid, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” Then Elisha prayed and said, “O Lord, please open his eyes that he may see.” So the Lord opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw, and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.” (2 Kings 6:15-17)

 ~ Mandy Woodhouse

Hope For The Watchman

Hope Roars

How does the world define HOPE?

Hope –  to cherish a desire with anticipation : to want something to happen or be true; to desire with expectation of obtainment or fulfillment; archaic : trust, reliance (Merriam-Webster online).

The Bible is the REALITY of every born-again child of God, and it defines and refers to HOPE as SO MUCH MORE than what the world suggests.  Any roaring voice who truly speaks the heart of the Father and lives under the New Covenant of Jesus will understand that we are carriers of HOPE because we are carriers of Jesus Himself.  As citizens of Heaven (Philippians 3:20) and as those who are seated with Christ Himself (Ephesians 2:6), we actually carry the authority and the ability to remain far ABOVE fear and hopelessness.  Our reality is a greater one because of who we are in Christ.  We must not completely hide ourselves away from what is happening in this Earthly reality, but we have the absolute privilege of ROARING HOPE over Earth, even if it means standing in the face of a spirit of fear.

I heard the Lord say recently that it’s time for us to ROAR with HOPE again.  Especially during this hour where so many are afraid.

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind”

– 2 Timothy 1:7

“…for He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world” – 1 John 4:4

I love that truth, that you and I get the absolute honor of getting to ROAR HOPE over the Earth.

WHY HOPE

In prayer, the Lord gave me the following points and scriptures to build a case for HOPE to stir up the ROAR within each voice of HOPE that reads this.

1. There is a great AWAKENING happening across the globe at the moment.  The Bride is getting into position for the greatest harvest of souls and the most Heavenly outpouring of the Holy Ghost that we have ever known! True to his usual character, the backlash of the enemy is fear and intimidation.

“Hope deferred makes the heart sick…” (Proverbs 13:12).  The Lord showed me that His will for the Bride involved hearts that are FULLY ALIVE, FULLY AWAKE, and FULL OF RESURRECTION LIFE!  

The enemy will always twist and try to do the opposite of God’s will, which in this case means causing hearts to grow “sick” rather than fully awake and alive with promise.

The voices of HOPE must arise in this hour to ROAR HOPE and LIFE over the fearful, sick hearts.  We ROAR “no more delay,” and we say NO to the spirit of fear!

2. HOPE does not disappoint. We can hold onto it with all our strength because of the love of God poured out into our hearts.  HOPE BRINGS LIFE, and we can rejoice in hard times because the HOPE of the Holy Spirit that was given to us.

Romans 5:3-5: “And not only this, but]we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.”

3. HOPE anchors the soul to God’s Word!  Anchor – a reliable or principal support; something that serves to hold an object firmly (Merriam-Webster online).  It keeps our emotions and thoughts firmly supported and held in TRUTH.  Hebrews 6:19: “This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and one which enters within the veil…”

4. HOPE keeps us safely tethered to God, our stronghold. Zechariah 9:12: “Return to the stronghold, O prisoners who have the hope;This very day I am declaring that I will restore double to you.”  The word HOPE here in the Hebrew is the word tiqvah (S8615), which literally means a cord that tethers you to something (also refers to an expectation).  The word stronghold is bitstsarown (S1225), which means a fortress or a fortified place.  Psalm 18:2 calls GOD our fortress and deliverer, and Psalm 46:1-3 also calls God our stronghold.  

5. We have HOPE because our lives are now HIDDEN with Christ.  We can fix our thoughts on higher realities of VICTORY and RESURRECTION because we are hidden.  

Colossians 3:1-4: “Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth. For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with Him in glory.”

NO MORE FEAR

“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.” – 1 John 4:18

You are made perfect in love because of Love Himself.  May you begin to press deeper and deeper into His perfect Love, so that all fear is cast out.  May you see His face in new ways, and be delivered from all fears and shame as you begin to shine with His radiance (Psalm 34:4-5).

I pray that the living and active Word of God begins to take deeper root within you (Hebrews 4:12), and that you join me in ROARING HOPE over the nations.  This is the hour for the HOPE VOICES to arise and ROAR! Greater is He who lives in us than he that is in the world, and we know that the Spirit of God has empowered us and given us love and a sound mind.  

Regardless of the darkness we may see in the world, “a Light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it” – John 1:5

AND DON’T FORGET TO ROAR!

~ Mandy Woodhouse

Hope Roars

Pain

You can not control the outcome
You can not expect others to control it either
Step out and look around
What do you see
Turn and look at you
What do you see

Can you truly fix another
Have you fixed you
Have you called on Me
Have you repented of years of abuse to yourself
Have you truly seen what effect you have had on others good or bad and repented of that as well

Have you forgiven yourself
Have you forgiven others for the mistakes they made while they too sinned
Can you truly fight the battles alone
How long will you continue to do this
You thinking you are alone

Do you not know I am here
Do you not know that many battles are won behind your naked eye
If I truly let you see the battles would you believe then
Why is faith so hard
Why is believing in Me so hard

Do you not believe your car will start
Do you not believe in your Job being there
Do you not believe in visiting a loved one and them to be there
Do you not believe the food will be at home when you return
Do you not believe you have clothes to wear
Do you not believe there is water to bathe
Do you not believe in the air you breath
Do you not believe in the sun the light I have given you
Do you believe yet that I do provide

Do the birds worry where they will find food
Do the animals fret over things
Have you not figured out yet that all things are given when asked but as a father some things not.

Can you not see that, I SEE
Your tears
Your heart
Your pleading
Your Love
Your lack of Love
Your emotions
Your thoughts
Your every day actions
Nothing is unseen
Nothing goes unnoticed

Child My Love For You Is More Than You Can Imagine… Rest, put your cares and worries into my hands step back stop trying to control. Faith, Believe, Love

Most of all Trust In Me

Jesus ❤️


By: Angela Boatright

What If ?

Do you ever have “what if’s” pop into your mind?

Recently the devil tried his hardest to keep me from the Father’s loving embrace by causing feelings of insecurity and inferiority to come at me. “What if I don’t fit in when we get to Australia? What if I’m left out? What if…what if…what if….

UUUUUGH. What a punk.

I knew the Holy Spirit was telling me that these thoughts were indeed incorrect, but the devil took it one step further by trying to convince me that something was indeed wrong with me for feeling anxious, insecure and nervous about the future.

Read more Here

Let Go Of Fear

God is not shaken by the storms of life; so why are you?

God can turn all your troubles into triumphs!

Let Go — Let God

When struck by fear, I let go, depending securely upon You alone. In God—whose word I praise— in God I place my trust. I shall not let fear come in, for what can measly men do to me?
—Psalm 56:3-4 VOICE

#DivineCourage #LiveRestored

~XXOO Michelle Cosby Bollom