I saw this amazing photo from storm chaser and photographer Brandon Montgomery, and the Lord spoke to me. He led me to Psalm 18 and Deuteronomy 32. Though torrents of chaos surround you, Beloved, God is arising to defend you and carry you! Even the fiercest of storms are no match for your Dread Champion! He parts the heavens and comes down with dark clouds beneath His feet! Like a Mighty Eagle, He soars on the Wings of the Winds! He has come to save you, Child of God! He has come to show Himself MIGHTY on your behalf!
“Beloved. Out of the dark clouds and storms of chaos, I am arising to defend My People. The Four Winds come from all across the earth, to empower My people and to destroy the works of the devil. Behold, your Savior comes! I am your Strength, your Rock and your Fortress. Call upon Me and you are saved. I hear your cries, My Child. Though the cords of death encompass you; and the torrents of chaos overwhelm you, The Sun of Righteousness arises with healing in His Wings!
“As an eagle stirs up its nest and hovers over its young, I spread My Wings to catch you and carry you on My Pinions. Your God arises and the enemy is scattered! I guard you as the Apple of My Eye. I rescue you from your powerful enemy, from foes too mighty for you. Though they confront you in the day of calamity, I AM your support. I rescue you because I delight in you.
“I am He who comes to you with Dark Clouds beneath His Feet. I am above all things! All authority on earth and in heaven is Mine. Do not believe the lies of the enemy. My Truth shall triumph! My Justice shall prevail! I am the same yesterday, today, and forever. I am your Defender, I have not changed. The earth shall SHAKE as I arise to defend My Own! From the brightness of My Presence, My Clouds advance. NO weapon formed against you shall prosper!
” I am the LORD who thunders from heaven; Listen, My Child! the Voice of the Most High is resounding—hailstones and coals of fire! I shoot My Arrows and scatter your foes; I am He who hurls Lightning and routs them! In all your distresses, Your Savior too was afflicted, and the Angel of My Presence saves you! In My love and compassion, I have redeemed you; As in the days of old, I lift you up and I carry you.
“Even in the darkest of circumstances, from the dark clouds of chaos shall come forth My Brightness! Watch for it, My Child! You shall see My Goodness break forth! My Presence, My Glory, shall cover the earth, as the waters cover the sea. The earth is Mine, Beloved, and the fullness thereof. My Marvelous Light is bringing you OUT of the land of darkness.
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you; I will surely help you; I will uphold you with My Righteous Right Hand. Behold, all who rage against you will be ashamed and disgraced; those who contend with you will be reduced to nothing and will perish.”
“The devil comes but to kill, steal, and destroy, but I come to bring you Life and Life abundantly. Here is truth: The LORD your God, is with you like a Dread Champion; Therefore your persecutors will stumble and not prevail. They will be utterly ashamed, because they have failed, With an everlasting disgrace that will not be forgotten. Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit, says the Lord of Hosts!”
He found him in a desert land, in a barren, howling wilderness; He surrounded him, He instructed him, He guarded him as the apple of His eye. 11As an eagle stirs up its nest and hovers over its young, He spread His wings to catch them and carried them on His pinions.
1I love You, O LORD, my strength.
2The LORD is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer. My God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
3I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised; so shall I be saved from my enemies.
4The cords of death encompassed me; the torrents of chaos overwhelmed me.
5The cords of Sheol entangled me; the snares of death confronted me.
6 In my distress I called upon the LORD; I cried to my God for help. From His temple He heard my voice, and my cry for His help reached His ears.
7Then the earth shook and quaked, and the foundations of the mountains trembled; they were shaken because He burned with anger.
8Smoke rose from His nostrils, and consuming fire came from His mouth; glowing coals blazed forth.
9He parted the heavens and came down with dark clouds beneath His feet.
10He mounted a cherub and flew; He soared on the wings of the wind.
11He made darkness His hiding place, and storm clouds a canopy around Him.
12From the brightness of His presence His clouds advanced— hailstones and coals of fire.
13The LORD thundered from heaven; the voice of the Most High resounded—hailstones and coals of fire.
14He shot His arrows and scattered the foes; He hurled lightning and routed them.
15The channels of the sea appeared, and the foundations of the world were exposed, at Your rebuke, O LORD, at the blast of the breath of Your nostrils.
16He reached down from on high and took hold of me; He drew me out of deep waters.
17He rescued me from my powerful enemy, from foes too mighty for me.
18They confronted me in my day of calamity, but the LORD was my support.
19He brought me out into the open; He rescued me because He delighted in me.
He lays the beams of his chambers on the waters; He makes the clouds His chariot; He rides on the wings of the wind;
Let God arise, Let His enemies be scattered; Let those also who hate Him flee before Him.
But the LORD is with me like a dread champion; Therefore my persecutors will stumble and not prevail. They will be utterly ashamed, because they have failed, With an everlasting disgrace that will not be forgotten.
Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you; I will surely help you; I will uphold you with My right hand of righteousness. 11Behold, all who rage against you will be ashamed and disgraced; those who contend with you will be reduced to nothing and will perish.
When He utters his voice there is a tumult of waters in the heavens, and He makes the mist rise from the ends of the earth. He makes lightning for the rain, and He brings forth the wind from his storehouses.
At that time they will see the Son of Man coming in the clouds with great power and glory. 27 And He will send out the angels to gather His elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of heaven.
Words by Deborah Waldron Fry
May 26, 2022
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