You have just received a new mantle assignment from the Lord. Now, you have quickly moved into what is called the Three Weeks of Sorrow or Between the Straights on the Hebrew calendar. This period started on the 17th of Tammuz (June 27th) and ends on the 9th of Av (July 10th).
In this three-week period, there are going to be intense trials and circumstances. I know that some of you have already been experiencing difficult times and have stepped into intense situations and spiritual warfare. You must know that there will be things that will challenge your faith and the mantle assignment God has given you during this time. Even though things may be very difficult right now and hard to process or understand, this is happening because you’ve entered this pre-promotional time and your new mantle is being tested. It is truly a test of faith.
I want to share a passage that I believe will encourage you. In I Peter 1: 6-9 (NASB) the Apostle Peter says, “ In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials so that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ; and though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, obtaining as the outcome of your faith the salvation of your souls.”
I know what you’re going through has been hard, and I have also been experiencing some intense spiritual warfare. Even if you try to avoid or ignore it, it pays attention to you. It will manifest. The power of God’s calendar will come forth, and then all of a sudden you will find that your faith is being tested.
I get so encouraged by the Scriptures personally. I know that my faith is being tested, but it’s going to result in praise, glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ! Your faith is going to show that it’s more precious than gold. Gold is perishable, but your faith is imperishable! It helps you enter into the realms of heaven.
God is asking you to rejoice in the midst of your trial. This is a test in and of itself! He wants you to count it all joy. No matter what the enemy throws at you, COUNT IT ALL JOY! When I’m in a trial, I laugh at the enemy and start praising the Lord. Remember, the joy of the Lord is your strength.
If you count it all joy during this time and walk in your new level of authority, the enemy cannot defeat you.
Do not be angry at God because of these trials. The circumstances may be difficult, but they are not too difficult, and the spiritual warfare is not too hard. God is for you. He will help you! Love on Him, even in the midst of the challenge.
You got promoted. Now walk it out! Keep your mind on the things above. I speak life into you right now, in the mighty name of Jesus.
Share this with someone who needs it and let them know, “I’m still standing!” They can stand too!