At the beginning of this year I got a prophecy by Uncle Joe. He said he sensed that I was one who has dug the trenches, has been in the trenches and fought the battle from the trenches, but the Lord said it is time to get out of the trenches. To go up and over and into the battle with the Lord, and that the Lord will win the battle on my behalf because the battle belongs to the Lord.
I can honestly say that this prophesy has become true. At the beginning of the year I was a daughter of God who loved Him very much, but 'fought the battle from the trenches ', in the sense of how I went about my daily life. I placed the Lord in boxes instead of seeing Him as a whole. I was studying His Word and praying earnestly, but everytime it seems I had a breakthrough, the enemy would come with lies, that will put me in doubt, and keep me stagnant in the 'trenches'.
I have come to realize throughout my Global year that the battle is constant and if I want to climb out of the trenches and live in the freedom that the Lord has given each of us, I need to constantly put of the armor of God as it is in Ephesians 6. But above all put on the belt of Truth (interestingly that is also what holds the armor together).This is the word of God. Who He is and who He says I am, and not be filled with doubt. To know God as a whole, that He is the lion and the lamb, the beginning and the end, Ancient of days, the Great I Am. I have learned to stand in that truth, and increase my Godfidence (confidence in who God is) and decrease my self confidence. I have stopped placing Him in boxes and just believe and seen that the Bible is the living word of God. 1 Corinthians 4:20 says, ' For the kingdom of God is not just a lot of talk; it is living by God's power. God is alive, and I believe it!
He says that if you draw closer to Him, He will draw closer to you. And this is so true, He wants to give you everything, but first He want you (your everything). I needed to be ALL in. Only then could I really experience what freedom there is in giving it all to Him.
So He took me into the battle with Him without fear, because I know that the battle belongs to Him. And how wonderful it is to fight beside Him. I'm not afraid anymore of the terrors at night or the arrows that strike by day as said in Psalm 91, because I know that those that live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the almighty.
In John 8:36 it says: 'So if the son has set you free, you are free indeed'. I can say that I'm free. Free of the fear of man and my own earthly desires. I gave it all to Him, because He first gave it all to me. By abiding in Him and finding more of my identity in Him, the more I was set free of the things of this earth that bound me and kept me in the trenches.
I will remain abided in Him because that is the only true place of freedom, to be freed from sin and made a beautiful slave to Christ.