I will not be afraid of many thousands of people who have set themselves against me all around.
Are you giving up on your revelation?
Have you ever taken a position where you had to stand alone or opposite of what most people were choosing? Have they picked you last, or not at all, because everyone knew your position?
Jeremiah 1:8-9 “Do not be afraid of them [or their hostile faces], For I am with you [always] to protect you and deliver you,” says the Lord. 9 Then the Lord stretched out His hand and touched my mouth, and the Lord said to me, “Behold (hear Me), I have put My words in your mouth. (Amplified Bible)
When you have a revelation from God, it doesn’t matter if no one else understands it or believes it. If you stay in His presence, God will continue to speak to you and give you clarity. He will help you fine tune your understanding of what He is saying.
1 John 2:27 You have an anointing. You received it from Him, and His anointing remains on you. You do not need any other teacher. But as His anointing instructs you in all the essentials (all the truth uncontaminated by darkness and lies), it teaches you this: “Remain connected to Him.” (The Voice)
You don’t have to be afraid. You don’t have to say, I will not stand by this because it’s probably not God. You don’t have to be validated by what everyone else around you is saying. You don’t have to be validated by what the heroes in the faith are staying. You don’t have to be validated by friends and loved ones. It does not matter if you cannot find anyone who will agree with your position.
Galatians 1:10 I’m obviously not trying to flatter you or water down my message to be popular with men, but my supreme passion is to please God. For if all I attempt to do is please people, I would fail to be a true servant of Christ. (The Passion Translation)
1 Thessalonians 2:4 but we have been approved by God to be those who preach the gospel. So our motivation to preach is not pleasing people but pleasing God, who thoroughly examines our hearts. (The Passion Translation)
If you believe you have truly heard from God, don’t let go of it; don’t be afraid of it. Just allow God to continue to speak to you and guide you. Even if you find you must adjust a bit. You may even find that you missed Him. That is Ok too. If you are not willing to miss Him, you won’t fine tune your ear. All of this is testing, training, and maturing you. God loves you and wants to see you develop into the person He called you to be. He will let you know how everything fits. Be free and stay in His presence.
Please agree with me as I pray:
Father, as I come into Your presence, as I am still before You, as I listen, You speak. Sometimes I get an understanding that is not common. I must trust what I believe I heard You say. I must speak what You say and when You tell me to speak. Even if I feel as if I am standing against an army. Is this what the disciples, Martin Luther, the priest, and other non-traditional believers felt when they decided they would move from what was acceptable to a new way of doing things? They excommunicated Martin Luther; the entire church was against him. He fought for what he believed was a revelation from You. Because he did, I have the freedom to pray to You directly, right now. I may not have a world changing revelation from You but I want to have the fortitude and faith to stand on whatever You speak to me. Jesus died so I could have access to You. Father, help me use the strength You have given me to stand on every word You have spoken and will speak to me, whether it be popular or unpopular. Help me know I am Your sheep; I do hear Your voice and I can believe what You say to me. I know sometimes I process what I hear through my own emotions. I am open for You and You alone to make adjustments and to clear up whatever mess I make with my understanding. I want to accept Your pure word and I want to maintain its purity. I feel myself growing stronger as I pray this prayer and I thank You…