Lord, help me to speak in faith — what You have already spoken. Today I woke up feeling as if I was in a storm. A storm of doubts, insecurities, fears, exhaustion, overwhelm and despair all over again.
A soul reached out to me and was in the midst of a struggle and asked me for prayer. We prayed yet the very thing we prayed against happened. I had another soul who I had been praying for, [for] a while now and found out that they did exactly what I was praying for them not to do. Then another soul called me with troubles in their marriage and we prayed, yet nothing happened but rather, [it] got worse the following day.
Then hearing about the continuous bad news of the state of our nation and possible WW3 had me feeling defeated. This all happened within two days. I was being pummeled by lies that my prayers were useless, and I began to fear any forward movement or the desire to have faith to believe for anything to change — to take place in anything. I was feeling the pressures of ministry and responsibilities in the community, I was running on empty.
I then pulled a Rhema the night before that said;
“My people can have what they say; instead they say what they have” Speak in faith!
I was beyond weary as I picked up this card feeling completely dead inside of faith and moved on to the next card. It read;
“When you are weary of praying and do not receive, consider how often you have heard a poor man calling and have not listened to him.” – St. John Chrysostom
I thought, welp, that doesn’t do it, Lord, as I sighed deeply and went to sleep. This morning one of my priests reached out to me and felt they [had] received a Rhema for me which was so comforting as they tried to encourage me and mentioned they felt more opposition on the way concerning certain promises. I felt so deflated as I was hoping rather to hear confirmation of what the Lord had told me — that some type of breakthrough was coming because I remembered that is what the recent messages said.
As I sat before the Lord in the Blessed Sacrament, I saw a vision of Jesus holding me. We were in the center of a tornado cell. All manner of things were flying around us including all these words I just mentioned. Although Jesus was in the center with me I was terrified by the storm that was surrounding me.
I then remembered the Rhema he gave me the night before, to speak in faith, but I felt I had no faith to speak. As the enemy was pelting me with lies that I have been here before. I had trusted, I had believed, and had been disappointed and I am so very weary from it all. What’s the point this time, what difference will it make? These feelings and voices were so overwhelming.
I then used the Bible Promises Book to discern what I was hearing, which was a thought confirming what the priest said, yet I got “Laziness” and I felt the Lord was saying I was being lazy in excreting my faith and proclaiming what he had spoken, I got “Joy”. I began to say, I need your help, Jesus, please.
At that moment I looked up to see a big white spider on my mass kit, as I said, The devil is a lie! I am terrified of spiders and had never seen a white spider before— but I was so over it. I just got a paper towel and grabbed it with such force smashing it and throwing it in the trash, as I felt the Lord say immediately,
“Now do that with the enemy’s lies.”
“My beloved, it’s not just you, but all my brides are under attack now as the enemy continues to undermine their faith in My promises and what I have spoken and made known to them, to do. This is a difficult cross to carry, but the greatest weapon to combat this is to speak in faith. My words through you are so powerful My brides, so very powerful — especially when you speak My known will. Many speak amiss and prayers are not answered because they speak with their own desires and what they desire to gain selfishly for themselves, but they have still learned the secret of the power of words.
“I have said it that ‘…life and death is in the tongue,’ [Proverbs 18:21] and it is, My beloved brides. The enemy of your soul knows that and has raised many secular and new age speakers to promote this as they are taught to speak to the universe and get what they desire.“
As an aside, guys, there is a popular new age book called the Secret and it teaches you to use the power of your words to tell the universe what you want and receive it. There have been so many testimonies from people who have received financial breakthroughs and all sorts of things from speaking what they want their life to become. I never understood it and thought for sure it was the demons giving people things which I am sure they have a part to play in it, but that is interesting
“There is a very scientific and spiritual force behind the words you speak. For by a word alone the heavens and earth and all in it were created. You were created in the image of God, so you too have been given power and authority with every word you speak.
“Even souls who do not know Me can get what they desire because they have faith in what they are speaking. Although that faith will not last when difficult times come if their foundation is not in Me, they can receive what they speak because they trust the formula believe, speaks in faith and you shall receive.”
John 14:13-14, And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.
“That is something I have given My people and it works every single time. But the enemy of your soul knows this and with every step of faith seeks to undermine your confidence in Me, assailing you with many thoughts, doubts, and contradicting situations that weaken your faith.
“However, those in the world are not attacked as much as My people so they are able to stand firm in speaking what they want and receiving it although they have no faith in Me. Now do you see, My brides—why is it that they have more faith in the words they speak than My own people? I was met with the same issue of faith when dealing with My people in Israel. It was the Roman centurion who had the greatest faith among My people because he understood authority.”
Matthew 8: 5-10
When Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to him, asking for help. “Lord,” he said, “my servant lies at home paralyzed, suffering terribly.” Jesus said to him, “Shall I come and heal him?” The centurion replied, “Lord, I do not deserve to have you come under my roof. But just say the word, and my servant will be healed. For I myself am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I tell this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and that one, ‘Come,’ and he comes. I say to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.” When Jesus heard this, he was amazed and said to those following him, “Truly I tell you, I have not found anyone in Israel with such great faith.”
“I need you, My brides, to understand this formula of faith:
Believe + Speak My will in faith = You shall receive. Period.
“Do not let the enemy throttle you or steal from you any longer, My brides. It is time for you to Arise and shine with brilliant faith and hope in Me. You will never be disappointed when speaking by faith, My will, and you have been blessed and graced to know My will concerning you, situations, and circumstances. So why do you doubt?
“Why do you allow the storms surrounding you and even the contradictions to cause you to lose heart and lose focus on what I have promised—what I have said or shown you? I need all My brides to do violence right now to the enemy and his lies for he has taken much ground from many of you to keep your legs and minds bound to his insinuations and suggestions. No, more, My beloved ones, NO more!
“Speak in faith and you will have what you say. No longer profess what you see, what you feel, or even what you have. If you have faith like a mustard seed that is all you need and some of you don’t even have that. Ask me for My seed of faith, I am dropping it in the hands of all My beloved ones right now as I speak.”
I then saw a vision of all the brides of Christ with their hands cupped receiving this seed of faith.
“Take this seed and plant it firmly and deeply in your heart and this week, moving forward begin to speak in great faith all the things I have said to you. Speak in faith over your nation, speak in faith over your family, speak in faith over My promises to you, speak in faith over My gifts and anointing I have called you to use, speak in faith over your body, over your heart, and your mind. Speak in faith, My beloved brides and you will have what you say. I am now drenching the seed I just gave you with My graces. Speak My words and watch me move mountains.”
That was the end of Jesus’ message.
I would like to end with a quote from Mother Angelica, which I found so hilarious but true — for those who can understand the struggles we have in having faith;
“Faith is one foot on the ground, one foot in the air, and a queasy feeling in the stomach”
Ha, so true so let’s believe and speak it in Faith. God bless you, family, until the next message.