I say to you this Independence Day; My word has come to you many times. I have given you many words of preparation. My written word says,
“Do not call to mind the former things or ponder things of the past. Behold, I will do something new. Now it will spring forth. Will you not be aware of it? I will even make a roadway in the wilderness, rivers in the desert. The people, whom I formed for Myself, will declare My praise.” Isaiah 43:18, 19, 21
Do not look at who you are or from where you have come. If you look for Me in the ways I have come in the past, you will miss Me. I am calling you for many things. Your way has been hard and difficult, yet, I am doing a new thing, not only in the earth, but also in you My people. My people will declare My praise by who they are. I am doing a new thing in you. I am dealing with you differently. I am preparing you for My purposes.
My word has come, calling you to listen to the still, small voice deep within – My Spirit. Do not discount My words because they seem foreign, strange, or even foolish by your standards. Remember your ways are not My ways. I say to you learn to hear My voice. Learn to abide in Me. I have placed My Spirit deep within you. Trust Me listen to My voice. Walk by My Spirit, not by the natural eye or ear, but by My Spirit.
I am going to do a new thing in you and in the earth. I have not called you for your own pleasure, but for My service, My will, and My purpose. I have bought you with My Son’s precious blood. Don’t you know the price I gave? I gave all I had. You are precious in My sight. You are My people.
I poured out My Son so I could receive you as sons. I gave all I had to give, that I might raise up many sons, who by My decree are seated in heavenly places on My throne, ruling and reigning with My Son, Jesus. I have loved you. I have called you. I have drawn you unto Myself, for My own in the earth. The earth is mine and all it contains. I have given it as your inheritance over which you are to rule and reign. I have called you to My altar many times desiring your unbelief as a sacrifice. Many times, you came; many times, you turned and walked away with empty hands. I have said unto you there is coming a day, a day when I cause you to come away from My presence with a sword in your hands. I desire you to swing that sword by the power and direction of My Spirit; not by might, but by My Spirit, as My Spirit directs to the right and as My Spirit directs to the left, you are to move only by My Spirit.
For the day will come that I will call My church from their slumber and say, I have called you for war. Be prepared for the day will come and I will call. You have lived in the land of your inheritance for years, making peace with yourselves and with My enemies. I say to you on this Independence Day, declare war on My enemies. Let My people go, bring release to the captive, bind up the brokenhearted.
Your land has become a stench unto Me. There are those who have stood in the gap and stayed My hand. Yet, I say unto this day, I am pouring out My Spirit in a new and mighty way. My sword is to be lifted up in war against My enemies. My Church, My people have been silent to long in their own land. Your country stands for freedom, liberty, and justice. Today you celebrate. Today, I say there is no freedom, no liberty or justice outside of My will. My will is for My church to rise up and by My power go to war against My enemies, so the earth can know who I AM. By your silence, you have given your approval. I have not given My approval, or My blessing. Why have you, My people, My church become silent in your land? You are My voice and I say to you, “Rise, rise up with My sword. Declare war on My enemies. Rule and reign in the land I have given you for your inheritance. Bring glory and honor to My name.”
This word was from a praise gathering picnic, July 4, 1986 for area churches in LaGrange, GA.
Linda was born in the mountains of Colorado she discovered her gifts and abilities, she developed a passion for others, to know their gifts and abilities. She is constantly seeking clarity in her own life and realized it is something that she can give away to others.