During the evening and early morning hours of July 12th, I kept hearing the Lord say, “The devil is a Liar!”
Before proceeding, I need to share a little about what was going on just prior to hearing these words, as I believe many of you may be going through similar situations.
At the time the Lord spoke this to me, I had been in great agony of spirit for almost two weeks. God had recently called me to go in a direction that took a drastic turn from the path I knew He had placed me on. My whole being cried out, “NO! Oh, God, please, NO!” But even as I cried out for it not to be so, I knew it was His will.
Reluctantly, I agreed to go in this new direction, but felt as if my heart had died. It seemed I was walking away from all the hopes, dreams, and desires God Himself had placed within my heart. By this time, I’d begun to wonder if they would ever come to pass. Then came the questions, “Had I heard God correctly?”, or “Had I misinterpreted what He told me?”
As days went by, it only got worse. Obstacles began to present themselves as immovable mountains. I quickly became overwhelmed, physically and emotionally exhausted. My cries to God for a word as to why all this was happening were met with silence. I wasn’t hearing anything from Him.
Not hearing from the Lord, I felt I was losing my bearings. Confusion and despair began to envelop me, and I felt darkness begin to settle in around me. Knowing this was an attack from the enemy, I began to cry out all the more to God for help! When I heard the Lord say, “The Devil is a Liar!”, hope began to rise within – even though I was yet to understand what God was specifically referring to.
About a week later, the Lord visited me during the night and repeatedly said, “Come Up Out of Here!”
I got up the next morning feeling very encouraged. The Lord had come down to where I was – at the bottom of a pit – and ordered me to rise up out of it! He rescued me, setting my feet back on solid ground. The darkness receded as He began to shine light upon the situation.
God had begun telling me, “Hold On!” over two months ago. Although I knew it to be a warning, until recently I’d been given no further details. Now I hear these words almost daily, and understand it to be a message for the remnant of God; for it will be those who “Hold On” who become the very Bride of Christ!
Message to the Remnant:
Once you’ve submitted your will to the Father, your life will never be the same! If you’ve given God permission to finish His work in you, permission to remove everything in your life that is not of Him, then buckle up; because this is what is happening – He is answering your prayers!
This is a very hard message, but when Jesus said, “… whoever desires to save his life will lose it..,” He was telling us the truth, meaning exactly what He said. We must be crucified in Christ, allowing Jesus to live in us.
To live a crucified life is to give up our right to call the shots, to decide which “path” we walk. The first thing He told me after rescuing me from the pit was, I didn’t have to understand what was going on around me (Isa. 55:8-9). Dying to self means I am no longer my concern – but His.
As God completes His work in us, the purification process will at times be excruciatingly painful to our flesh. Most of the time, we will not understand what is happening – or why. Dying is NOT EASY (see ‘Are You Ready to Die?’).
It’s during these times the enemy will make his move. To make you doubt the Word, all the promises of God – even the very desires the Lord has placed within your heart, the devil will tell you that you must have misunderstood what God said, or maybe you really didn’t hear Him in the first place. Just as He questioned Adam and Eve, and Jesus Himself, so will he question you!
This tactic is used to distract, disable, and “ground” the most seasoned of Saints. Once we begin to use human reasoning in an attempt to “figure things out,” we are operating in the flesh. Our eyes will be diverted away from God, back onto ourselves and this world!
The Lord has shown me a darkness is coming, such as no one can presently comprehend. The objective of the enemy will be to disorient and confuse the Saints during this time – to take every ounce of hope and expectation away.
Instead of succumbing to human reasoning and the interrogations of the enemy, we must be still while trusting and waiting on the Holy Spirit for direction. The REMNANT must HOLD ON to the things of God, everything the Holy Spirit has taught us!
Brethren, God wants us to be encouraged. He wants us to understand that when darkness closes in, when we cannot make sense of anything around us, or see a way out, His light will arise and pierce through that darkness for His people!
“Unto the upright there arises light in the darkness…” (Ps 112:4)
He is Faithful, and will come for us – at the bottom of a dark pit if necessary. As His light pierces the darkness, He will pull us out and set our feet back on solid ground!
We must hold on – for the devil is a liar! It’s the desires of the wicked that shall perish – NOT the desires of the righteous! (Ps 112:10)
Our eyes have not seen, and it has not even entered our heart, the things God has prepared for us (1 Cor. 2:9). God’s plan for us is BETTER than we have even imagined!
For lack of space, this article will be continued. The Lord has made clear His people are not ready for what is coming.
Recently, while speaking with a prophet of the Lord, he said, ‘Diana, God told me while I was praying for you yesterday, “I had to wound her deeply to prepare her for what I have called her to do.”
As soon as he told me what God had said to him, the Holy Spirit confirmed saying, “You Must Be Crushed!”
I want to let you know, although this will be a very hard message to share, the Lord showed me what transpires when this is accomplished. What I saw and heard made me scream out in excitement, as tears of joy flowed like a river!
As always, please take this before the Lord for further interpretation and how this may apply to you personally.
“…the devil…there is no truth in him…for he is a liar…” (John 8:44)
“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.” (Isaiah 55:8-9)
“Unto the upright there arises light in the darkness…” (Psalm 112:4)
“Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people; but the Lord shall arise upon you, and His glory shall be seen upon you.” (Isaiah 60:1-2)
“He also brought me up out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my steps.” (Psalm 40:2)
“Delight yourself in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart.” (Psalms 37:4)
“…The desire of the wicked shall perish.” (Psalms 112:10)
Author: Diana Pulliam
Diana Pulliam has been a Christian since the age of 22, but it wasn’t until 2008, while going through an especially trying time, that she asked God what He intended for her life. She told Him she wanted her life to give Him glory, but didn’t see how it was making any difference at all for His kingdom. She asked Him to not hold anything back, she wanted everything He intended for her, and was willing to do whatever He told her to do.
Two weeks later, during her quiet time with the Lord, she heard the Holy Spirit say, “Clean your house and write.” The last few years, He has given her dreams and visions about the times in which we live. In 2011, she started the blog The Mighty Hand of God as a place to write whatever the Lord inspires.
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