A Refining for a Greater Defining
By: Phyllis Ford
March 29, 2018
Many of us have transitioned out of a season where things that we thought were permanent and significant began to perish. So that the things which would remain could be renewed. In that renewal those things would be strengthened and preserved. This allowed for greater levels of growth and maturity. Now there is a sharp fine-tuning concerning who we are and what have been prepared to do. Protect that which is sprung forth as new in this hour. For it’s very strength lies in the fact it has been hidden until the time appointed. That new life had to be covered in deep intercession until it’s time of delivery. This course of refining has laid before us a clearer more precise defining. New strength and enlightenment will accompany us along with thorough downloads for implementation.
In the season prior, we have received training on how to walk in the dark. (Proverbs 1:6) Being literally held together by the dark sayings of Wisdom found the Word of God. We are light. As we walk in the light and speak light in the midst of that which tries to oppose us, the darkness will not be able to consume us. As we remain before the Lord so that we may see His face lighten upon us. The lines of delineation have been drawn in the sand so that we would be realigned in proper positioning according to our purpose. Doors of deception are being closed off and fresh revelation is providing new entry ways. If we allow the wind of the Lord’s breath continually blow upon us it will move us into that which has been prepared before the foundations of time.
To those who feel like you have been through hell….
You may have felt like you walked through some Hell-ish situations but, now you have definition on what is and what isn’t. You were overcoming even while you were placed in protective care (custody of the Lord). Your safe house was in the secret place and even when you were overlooked it was for your own protection. Give Praise and Honor unto the Lord your God because He has kept you and sustained you. You will not look like you have been in the fiery furnace of affliction because there will only be a slight trail of smoke. Nor will you look as though you’ve come thru the raging waters but others will look at you and see the moisture of dew upon your face. For the Lord God Almighty has watched over you and have preserved you so that you may help others to come out of where you just came from and cross over.
2 Corinthians 4:16 (KJV) “For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.”
2 Corinthians 4:17-18 (ESV) “For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, 18 as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.”
Isaiah 43:2 (NASB) "When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they will not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched, Nor will the flame burn you.”