May 28, 2020
I felt a heaviness in my spirit to pray for the emotional and mental condition of so many right now. People have been blinded by all the negative things that are going on, and cannot see that The Lord Is still in control and Has great plans for our future.
Jeremiah 29:11 NIV
11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
I was asking God to send a refreshing wind over our souls and brake the spirit of depression off of His people.
I said Lord:" Send us Your joy, Your peace, Your wisdom, send the oil of gladness!"
As I was pressing in, I saw Jesus sitting on His Throne, holding a giant golden lyre and he had a big smile on His face. Every time He strummed His fingers across the strings, the sound waves would reverberate through Heaven and send the angels that were standing around the Throne, flying backwards in a joyful manner.
As I pondered what I was seeing, The Lord said: "Just as David played the lyre for Saul and he would quiet and feel at rest, so Am I getting ready to play and sing over you to bring peace, joy and hope back to your weary souls.The sound of my love will sweep over you and cover you like a thick blanket. It is not like any other sound. You cannot hear it with your physical ears, it's a Heavenly sound that can only be heard with the ears of your Spirit and felt in your heart of hearts. It will restore you, refresh you, give you clarity of mind and vision. What has been clouding your mind and vision will dissipate, bringing your focus back on Me, The Author and perfecter of your faith. Posture yourselves to recieve this new sound, you will be empowered with a new zeal, and you renewed strength!
The Bible tells us in 1 Samuel 16, that when Saul was afflicted by an evil spirit and David played for him, the evil spirit would leave and Saul would feel releif. Since David was a psalmist and wrote more than half the psalms, which were meant to be sang, we can very well assume that David sang to Saul as well.
The LORD your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.”
This chapter talks about The LORD Rejoicing over the Restoration of His people and instead of sending judgement He sang over them!
Kathryn M. Schifferdecker commentary explains it is so well!
"Fear not. Do not be afraid. Why? Because "the king of Israel, the LORD, is in your midst" (3:15). If this oracle is indeed exilic, it is addressing the loss of a Davidic monarch. Israel has no need of a descendant of David, the prophet seems to say; the LORD himself is Israel's king. And this king will not leave. He dwells in the midst of his people so that they need not fear disaster anymore.
The image shifts, from God as pardoning judge and king, to God as savior and warrior, one who rescues Israel from all her enemies. It is striking that in this verse (verse 17), some of the same words for "rejoicing" come up again; but this time, it is the LORD who is the subject of the verbs! Human beings are not the only ones who are filled with joy; God, too, bursts into song! Why? Because the relationship is restored. The love between God and Israel is renewed. We hear in verse 17 strong echoes of the biblical metaphor that pictures the relationship between God and Israel as a love affair, a marriage.
How beautiful is this picture of God taking away judgment and instead rejoicing over the restoration of His bride !?
June is a pivotal month to what God Has in store. Guard your eye, ear and mouth gates, keep them pure and uncluttered so you will be able to discern what The Spirit Is saying. Keep your senses honed and tuned by being in The Word and in communion with The Lord as much as possible. There is a lot of interference and static and it's easy to be deceived because it may sound a lot like God, but it isn't!
16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.