Rom 5:1 - 5  “Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: By whom also we have
access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.   And not only so, but we glory in
tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;   And patience, experience; and experience, hope: And hope
maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.

The Lord spoke clearly to me, saying “This is the time to take your stand for times of great adversity are coming.”

The stand we take is a stand of faith by which we enter into the grace of God.  Whatever our circumstances, His
grace will always be sufficient to bring us through in victory – if we believe.  Tribulations may come, but it is
important to allow the situations in our lives to make us stronger in our stand of faith and also to allow
disappointments, hurts or losses to work in us a work of patience, changing us into the image of Christ.

Eph 6:13  “
Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having
done all, to stand.

Make sure that all the weapons of your warfare are polished and that your armour is in place, remembering
especially to have your sword, the living Word of God, polished and ready in your mouth, to execute the written
judgment against the enemy of your soul (Ps. 149)

What an amazing key we have received!  If we could apply this key ‘ALWAYS’ in the hope of the glory of God, we
will see breakthrough in the most unexpected ways, standing amazed at God who is working behind the scenes on
our behalf – far above what we could pray or think.  I personally have sensed many a time that God was watching
my heart to see how I would react when things did not go the way I wanted.  I found a glorious secret, namely that if
I could rejoice in the Lord while my patience was tested, I always ended up with an unexpected blessing.  What an
amazing God we serve!

Have you noticed how easily a negative situation can cause us to get distracted?  Fixing our gaze steadfastly on
Him is part of our “STAND”, for Acts 2: 25 recalls David statement about the Lord: “
I foresaw the Lord always before my
face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved: Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover
also my flesh shall rest in hope…

Because of a steadfast gaze we will have a steadfast stand and not be moved when storms come, for our house in
founded upon the Rock.

And there is the REJOICING part again! When your heart is rejoicing in gazing on Him, your tongue will extol Him
and your flesh shall be resting in hope in HIM!  Do not give in to the temptation to start murmuring and complaining
and agreeing with negative situations, but hold on to your joy, using the master key to gain your victory:


I have not found a better way into victory than to worship the Lord with all my might in all situations.  Therefore I
want to encourage you to not look at a negative circumstance and engage in it with your soul, but withdraw into
the Spirit, get the word of God on it while you worship and then worship Him some more with His Word, rejoicing in
the victory, and you will see your situations coming in alignment with the spoken Word of God!  God’s abundant
blessings over you, your family, your ministry or business, your neighborhood, your Church, your city and into the
nations - wherever you set your foot – as you speak and do His Word in obedience and take the Kingdom by force!

Elsabe Briers
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October 5, 2008
Taking Your Stand