By Apostle Tonya
During the miraculous season of Christmas in the year of 2018, there came a season of the most unusual warfare against me. After several months of that unexpected season, the Blessed Holy Spirit began to open my eyes of understanding to certain warning dreams He was most faithful to bestow upon me in a previous season. As I began to meditate on the dreams, I suddenly realized the Lord had been most gracious to also give fundamental signs in them indicating there would become a long season with Him (for what I perceived was the Strategy of Heaven to suffer me for thy Blessed Master’s sake and causeth me to overcome opposition from the enemy).
Ofttimes during that past time of preparation thy Dearest Holy Spirit Whom became my Closest Friend would guide me to pray strategically to overcome the enemy’s plots. There were surely times when it appeared the enemy’s assignments would not cease and during those times the spirit of fear or discouragement would attempt to attack me. In thy Lord’s faithfulness, He would come upon me with His strength to endure and oftentimes with an encouraging prophetic vision until every plot from the Deceiver was destroyed for His blessed glory. The Spirit of God never spoke of defeat but in His lovingkindness continued to reminded me of His promises wherefore caused me to hope in my time of affliction.
Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place. The Second Book of Corinthians, Chapter 2 verse 14.
On a wintry evening during the unusual Christmas season wherefore I have written of earlier, I remember profoundly I sat most quietly on a sofa just holding onto the Holy Bible. The oppression at that Christmastime wherefore has always been a time I celebrate most wonderfully; held me in that past season with great, quiet sorrow. And to my surprise my Dearest Holy Spirit had become terribly silent as He continued to rest His magnificent presence on me to keepeth me peaceful. I surely tremble at the thought of that past season of spiritual warfare. And consequently, I have not yet received the grace or have been led by the Holy Spirit to begin an in-depth study of that momentary affliction in the Scriptures or have heard of a precious believer share of it in their own testimony. Thy Lord is kind and thoughtful.
Magnificently, the suffering began to change the manner in how I responded to pain; thy Lord had suddenly given me grace to suffer and in it I became most quiet. By the Blessed One’s abundance of grace, it also produced the fruits of longsuffering, and peace. Most of my life, I had spent surrounded by people (oh, how I adored my life!), yet, in that past season wherefore changed the trajectory of my life; thy Lord instructed me to forsake it all for Him for a season. In it, I was surely favored and was taught the Closeness of the Godhead and this teaching and revelation from the Holy Spirit continueth to transform me.
During one of the occasions of sitting with thy Lord in this glorious season, I suddenly began to smell a glorious floral fragrance. This fragrance of suffering descended from the ceiling and surrounded the area where I sat. Thereafter, the Blessed Holy Spirit began to supernaturally move me for what I gather He favored to me to giveth me understanding on why I was suffering in that wilderness season.
As I continued to seek the Blessed Master, the Holy Spirit kept me most focused on certain Books in the Holy Bible, primarily He taught me about the Lord’s Earthly life and although I surely am not worthy I was bestowed a marvelous dream wherefore I saw our Dearly Beloved Lord along with one of His faithful disciples whom was worshipping at His Blessed Holy Feet during His Earthly Ministry.
Since that past Christmas season, the Holy Spirit has continued to be most faithful to release His Blessed Fragrance when I am in prayer, worshipping Him in the reading of the Scriptures and ofttimes in the ministry. I am most grateful for His generosity and for the wonders of the Eternal One.
In the Book of Psalms, Chapter four verse five, king David by the Spirit of God wrote that we should offer the sacrifices of righteousness and put our trust in our Holy Lord. I encourage you when in challenging trials and suffering seasons for thy Lord’s glory put your trust in our Great Deliverer. Thy Lord is surely our hiding place and shall preserve us from the trouble wherefore is contrary to His will and also be kind to sing over us with His songs of deliverance.
Amazing grace. How sweet the sound, that saved a wretch; like me.
‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear, and grace my fears relieved: how precious did that grace appear the hour I first believed.
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