Note: This is a follow-up Word from The LORD for a previous Word: “The Hour Is Late — But The LORD is on Time!“
Lately, The LORD has been taking me back to a teaching I had in ‘Youth with A Mission‘ that has been a guideline for me to live by especially in relationships or rejections called ‘responding in the opposite spirit’.
As an Intercessor, when praying, I have encountered many situations when my natural mind or my flesh wanted to be angry at the unfairness or respond with thoughts of ‘get even’.
I have come to know that responding in the opposite spirit is ‘one of the weapons that are not carnal, but mighty’ and for me it is the hallmark of spiritual warfare.
As some might say, that is the way ‘I do business’. Well, dear ones, that is the way The LORD ‘does business’ and I declare like Father, like Sons and Daughters.
Recently, The LORD said, “Beloved, won’t you send out My Truth of how to live as you demonstrate Kingdom living?
It seems many have forgotten — or just been totally blinded to — the truth they once were given.
You must allow Me (Jesus Christ) to rule the world through you. You must release Love to your enemies and bless those who curse you.
You may not realize that when you respond in the opposite spirit, you are shining My Light in the darkness of the soul.
Always remember, two wrongs do not make a right. Hatred and jealousy are rampant.
The spirit of control is spreading like wildfire, but I AM robing My Chosen Ones who are submitted unto me in great Grace in this hour, to move in the complete opposite spirit of what is coming against you.
So as you die to self and receive true Resurrection as your protection and direction in this time of great war and victory, take also on The Garments of Praise to carry you to the end.
You are carrying the very nature of your heavenly Father, and I have given you The Holy Spirit, so I say to you today, do not respond according to your feelings or your hurt, but respond in ‘whose you are’ and ‘who you know’.
Remember I AM in you. You are My Ambassador on the earth, and you are Heaven’s Representative as you work with the Angelic Hosts.
Let My Fruit be seen in you. When you encounter jealousy, respond in Love. When you encounter comparison and competition, respond in your True Identity, who you are in Me,” says The LORD God.
“I ask you lovingly this question, “Are you really showing true Love, by only showing Love to those who love you?
Even those who are in the world live that way, and demonstrate their version of love out of their emotions.
I AM calling you to Love as I Love. For the world is starving for unconditional love that asks for nothing in return,” says The One Who is Love.
“When the enemy comes in like a flood, he is coming to arouse your carnal nature, but I have said over and over, do not stoop down to his level, you can take the enemy by surprise.
Don’t let frustration and stress take over! When Satan comes to steal your finances with pressure, step up and give, give give, with overwhelming generosity.
You cannot ever out-give The One Who gives you abundant life. Always respond in the opposite spirit, and you will disarm and confound the enemy,” says The One Who gave it all!
In Galatians 5:19, the ‘acts of the flesh are idolatry, immorality, hatred. Jealousy, ambition, dissensions, drunkenness and rage’.
The opposite spirit is shown in Galatians 5:22-23 when it speaks of the fruit of the spirit.
“But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things, there is no law.”
I love how The Passion Translation spells this out so beautifully. I pray you will meditate on this passage in your quiet time one line at a time and allow the Holy Spirit to speak to your heart.
“But I say to you who hear, love your enemies. Do something wonderful for them in return for their hatred. When someone curses you, bless that person in return. When others mistreat and harass you, accept it as your mission to pray for them. To those who despise you, continue to serve them and minister to them.
If someone takes away your coat, give him as a gift your shirt as well. When someone comes to beg from you, give to that person what you have. When things are wrongly taken from you, do not demand they be given back.
The way you want others to treat you is how you should treat everyone else. When you lend money, don’t despair if you are never paid back, for it is not lost. You will receive a rich reward for having the same nature of the Most High God.
They will know you are my children as you reflect my true nature. Be like your Father who is famous for his kindness. He heals even the thankless and cruel.
Do not be overcome by evil, overcome evil with good. Overflow with mercy and compassion for others, just as your heavenly Father does.” Luke 6:27-38 TPT
The LORD came to remind me as always. He said, “Remember when I said, “Sandi, you love then, I will judge them”?
So I say today, tell My Chosen Ones to forsake the habits of a critical spirit that points their finger in Judgment, and you will find you will not be criticized and judged — for what you sow, you will reap.
Never make a habit of condemning others, for you are not their Judge, but turn the other cheek and forgive over and over and over again, and you too will be forgiven in the same measure,” says The Father.
“When someone takes advantage of your goodness and robs you, they have not robbed you of your reward, when you say as you friend Jack Wright taught you so well to say, “Ah, shucks, I pay that no mind!”
So be it my daughter, just continue to be a giver. This is your DNA. This is your spiritual authority at it’s best.
It is my desire for you to give as I give with a generous heart, expecting nothing in return, for I desire to pour out the unending return to you for your generosity, for that is the true outpouring of My Love.
Never forget who you are representing! You are My Ambassador, and Representative of God Almighty and His Word.
And as you choose to respond in the opposite spirit and My Word, you will be delivered from ungodly fear and filled with the fear of The LORD.
For I have said, “God has not given His a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and a sound mind”.
When challenges and pressure come, maintain your integrity, take up your cross and visualize the joy set before you for the battle in your mind is won as you rise up in your spirit.
I AM the Greater One who is in you. Remember this: “For the moment!’”
“All discipline for the moment seems not to be joyful, but sorrowful; yet to those who have been trained by it, afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness.” Hebrews 12:11 NASB