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Revolution: The White Horse Rider

REVOLUTION will take you on an epic ride where you will be captivated and enthralled as you continue to journey with Beloved as she and the prophetic host battle for the future of the church.













 

Don't Stop Now!
Victoria Boyson
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Giving birth to your destiny is a  messy and exhausting process, but inevitably your  misery will turn into joy and you will produce the product of grace that you have always dreamed of. You are much too close to the end to give  up now.

 Misery Turned to Joy
"O Lord, the king  rejoices in your strength. How great is his joy in the victories you  give! You have granted him the desire of his heart, and have not  withheld the request of his lips"  Psalm 21:1-2. "For the king trusts in the Lord;  through the unfailing love of the Most High he will not be shaken" Psalm 21:7.

As I read the above verses, the joy and praise David gave  to our Lord touched me.  He thanked God for the great blessings He had given  him. God has answered his prayers and given him the desires of his  heart.

The thankful praise that burst forth from David's heart  seems a million miles away from the  psalms he wrote in the midst of his trial. In the  middle of his tribulation, he wrote psalms that expressed his misery and pain. He questioned if God were even with him (see Psalm 22:1). He  groaned because he did not see the  Lord answering his prayers (see Psalm 22:2). His  misery was great, like that of a pregnant woman in the midst of labor.

In the midst of her labor she feels as though she cannot last; as though  her pain is too great to  bear. She does not care what anyone else thinks. She is in misery. But moments after it is all over and she has that  beautiful baby in her hands, she begins to lose sight of her pain. She  feels much like David did in Psalm 21:1  when he said, "The king rejoices in your strength.  How great is his joy in the victories you give!" Her joy overshadows her hours of grief and the great pain she felt pales in comparison to the  exuberant joy and peace  she now feels.

Cailie-Ellen is Born
When my fourth child was born, I went through a terrible ordeal. I had  delivered three other children before her and none of them were easy  deliveries. But they failed to  compare to the extraordinary pain I had when giving  birth to her. For hours they induced my labor mercilessly until all I  could do was cry. I did not care who saw me, nor did I care what they  thought. I was in agonizing pain  and, indeed, she was finally taken by caesarian  section. I remember very little of being taken into surgery, but I do  remember there were people all around me. I am not one who likes to let  others see me cry, but at that moment  I did not care. I bawled.

However, even with  all the pain I had, I can say that it did not compare to the joy I had  when the doctor announced, "It's a girl!" I had been given the desire of my heart and, at that  moment, my trial had been rendered powerless. I felt as David felt when he said, "You have granted him the desire of his  heart and have not withheld the request of his lips" (Psalm 21:2).

None of the pain I had  endured mattered because God had answered my prayer. Cailie-Ellen Shirley was born. She was beautiful, healthy and perfect.  She was the one bright spot during a very dark time in my life. God was  faithful to me and I could say  as David did, "Through the victories you gave, his  glory is great; you have bestowed on him splendor and majesty" (Psalm  21:5).

Turn Your Misery Into Praise
As the Lord  fulfills our destiny in Him and  the promises He has made to us, the pain we felt  during the trials we have faced will fade away into glorious praises. As a woman in labor knows her pain will produce a baby, we have the knowledge that our pain will produce the promise of the Lord. We  will give birth to our destiny.

David sings a song of mourning and grief in Psalm 22, yet in the midst of his trial  and pain he praises God: "Yet, you are enthroned as the Holy One; you  are the praise of Israel. In  you our fathers put their trust; they trusted and  you delivered them. They cried to you and were saved; in you they  trusted and were not disappointed" (vv 3-5).

David reminded  himself that his forefathers had  trusted in God and were not disappointed. He praised God for His faithfulness, even in the midst of his misery. There is a  certain misery in trusting God even when the waves of doubt flood  through your soul. However, we  "must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts  is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind" (James 1:6). We must not doubt and let go of the promise of our destiny in Him. We must stay on course and  not be turned to the right or left. The trying of  our faith in Him will produce endurance - strength that we will need  later on in life. With every battle we endure, we grow stronger in Him.

There are times when  we, like David, cannot hear the voice of our God  (Psalm 22:2). He seems to be silent and we wonder if He still intends to fulfill the promise He has made to us. These are critical moments when  our trust in Him is indeed tested  - when doubts begin to pelt us like hailstones.  Should we retreat like the double-minded man in James 1:8 and change  course, or should we proceed, trusting in our God? We must stay on  course! We must trust in Him! We must  not change our direction from the last instructions we have received from Him. We know that trials will come, but "Blessed is the man who perseveres  under trial, because when he has stood the test he will receive" (James  1:12) the promise.

Beloved, keep on believing...keep on  trusting! Stay on course and surely, as an expectant mother, your pain  will produce the promise. Keep trusting...keep praising Him, whether you feel like it or not. The richest  gift you can give to your heavenly Father is to praise Him in the midst of your pain. Trust Him when you cannot see an answer, because "every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the  heavenly lights, who does not change" (James 1:17).

The pain you now feel will be transformed into the sweetest of praises to  our God. Your sorrow will be turned into joy. "Through the unfailing  love of the  Most High he will not be shaken" (Psalm 21:7). He  will turn your mourning into dancing, and the rejection you have  experienced into strength, through trusting in God. David experienced  this, and you will, too!


Pray this with me:

Dear Father,
Open my eyes and my heart to receive vision and passion from this book, so that I may receive grace from heaven to press on through this journey and  find my destiny in You.

If this message spoke to you, we know you will be blessed by Victoria Boyson's book,
The Birth of Your Destiny.

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