You asked for a greater anointing, to know me more deeply, to move in my power more purely. And this shaking you are experiencing is not a work of the enemy, but actually my response to your prayer…
This crushing you are going through. This humbling, waiting, confusion. This holding still and being faithfully patient. These are all the answer to your prayers.
The misunderstandings I allow, the persecutions, the accusations against your integrity and questions of your motives; I allow them all to cleanse you deeply, deeper than kind words from my throne, or the sweet experiences of my presence.
No, it is the desert of testing and trials that prepare you for power. The tension, the exposure, the emotional stresses, the whispers of “has God said…?”, the pruning and the reduction – they all dig deep into the motivations of your soul and create in you the clean, unadulterated purity of heaven. All my sons, even the Son of Man, went through these. (See Luke 4).
But be encouraged – death precedes life in my Kingdom, not the other way around. Cleansing leads to usefulness. Fire fades. War ceases. And soon the spring will come, and the season of singing will begin. Day will follow night, and shouts of victory will return. I promise.
So know this – In every season, my love for you remains the same. Hold your peace. I am answering your prayer. Thank you for being obedient and desiring this highest Way. You will be rewarded.