Hello, brothers and sisters and Heartdwellers family.
May the Lord give all who are in marriages great perseverance and endurance.
I encouraged Derrick to attend this church conference which is held in Nigeria. After his dream, I knew how important it was for us to attend this conference, although I wasn’t really keen on going. Coming from a Pentecostal charismatic background and then having Jesus lead me into a more contemplative prayer life in silence and solitude, it felt that maybe I was going backwards a bit.
This was a prayer boot camp. Not for the faint of heart! You had to pray for 24 hours, fasting and not sitting down. Then the following two days—15 hours a day of prayer, praying in tongues. Then you had two days of 12-hour teachings and then prayer again.
Around the third day, I was asking the Lord “why am I here?” It was difficult but where I ended, the Lord’s grace then carried me the rest of the way, and I was strengthened for sure by the end of the conference. We even received a prophetic word from a pastor about our marriage, which was really cool and brought Derrick to tears! However, during the first few days, it was really distracting, because out of hundreds of people, the Lord, somehow, put Derrick and I in the same group. I was hoping to have some time with the Lord but my emotions were getting the best of me. With all that we were going through that I felt we needed to talk about.
I questioned and doubted so many things, and the first day Jesus spoke to me during the conference as everyone was yelling, praying in tongues. The place was a huge open stadium with a stage, and immediately I went into a vision of me speaking at an event, speaking to ladies and married women encouraging them and having them pray for one another as tears filled my eyes. Then I came back to myself. I heard His still small voice speak to my heart. So I began writing.
“My beloved, hold on, hold on even for dear life if you have to. You are being buffeted enormously, to obstruct what I have planned. Please, these next few days until the end of the year, stay in prayer and worship. That is your weapon Beloved, you will find so much strength when you worship! I know it’s so hard. I am asking you for blind trust, Beloved. I promise I am so good, and this will work out for your good, when all is said and done you will not regret this union. I permitted this to happen to purify your love and let go of this fear once and for all because of how I will restore this, I will leave you in awe of My goodness, which will cause a greater level of trust in Me you haven’t had before.
“The vision I gave you is a foretaste of what you both will be doing. That is why the enemy is attacking this marriage so fiercely, intensely and viciously because you both will be used to bring healing, restoration, and hope to so many marriages! That is his final attack on marriages, in these last days, and he is working overtime. Derrick and you will be a formidable, strong, and iron force against his advances to destroy so many lives and children from broken homes.
“Hang in there, Beloved, stop being moved by what you see. If you see anything begin to praise, come to Me in worship to bring hope and strength. It’s good to take it day by day. Your overthinking is causing Satan and his demons to overload and overwhelm you. Okay, Beloved?”
“Don’t discount the time you have here. Yes! You had different motives but much is being done on your behalf and Derrick’s during this prayer conference. There are legions of Angels stationed, taking up all the prayers and graces and blessing are coming down.
“You have sown with tears; you have sown with sweat, and you have sown with prayer—you will reap much fruit from this time. Just trust Me, and obedience is your protection. Please, let go. Don’t seek to know what is going on. It has rather caused much anxiety, fear and distrust. Yes, We know there is a lack of honesty about a lot of things… Now leave it to Me. All that is hidden will be brought to the light in humility and with contrition. Trust Me. Wait on My timing rather than trying to formulate or push him into situations to speak or confess, rather you are pushing him further in rebellion. No one gets away with anything. Pray against this spirit of rebellion, which is as witchcraft.
“This is witchcraft you are dealing with, Beloved, not Derrick, so fight from the high place you are seated. Fight that spirit with your weapon of praise, and watch what I will do! Know this trial will not overcome you, it will not take you under or bring this marriage to ruin. I won’t allow it. Rather it will strengthen it, equip it, and draw you both closer to Me and one another. But I really need your trust, Beloved. Cooperate with Me and you won’t be disappointed.”
Lord, may I have Your faith?
“Yes, Beloved, it is all yours for the taking. Myself, I give to you entirely. Now give Me yourself entirely. Will you?”
With your help and grace Lord—yes.
“Okay, that consent I will take. We are in this together! Sit back, and watch as I bring shame to your enemies and destroy their wicked schemes as I sent them scattering in different directions in terror, as I laugh of what they thought they had won.”
That was the end of Jesus’ message.
Thank you, family, for your continuous prayers. It has been definitely hard but God has been faithful. We both received many graces coming back from Nigeria, and Derrick really is turning around as well, as the curse was broken and he now wants to really serve the Lord with his whole heart. I can’t imagine this will be the last time because there are so many enemies and witchcraft here in Ghana. So, continue to keep us in prayer as we pray for you as well.
God bless you. Until the next message.