Trials. Trials. Great trials are coming upon the sons of men. And those who only know how to walk as mere men will be overtaken, overcome, and burdened by the trials, the trials, the trials. But those who are acquainted with the spirit of grace, those who are acquainted with My ways, those who are acquainted even in their souls with the things and movings of the Spirit, those who know Me by the sound of My voice that they have heard through My Word, those whose ears are inclined to the leading of My Spirit, shall walk victorious and walk above the trials, the trials, the trials. Those who are accustomed to hearing Me in prayer, those who are accustomed to speaking with Me often, will know My voice, will understand My ways, and will walk high above the elements of this world.
The elements of this world are low. The elements of this world are weak by comparison to the Spirit of God that is graced to work through and upon men. But do not be fooled. Do not be deceived into thinking that because the elements of this world are low in comparison to the things of the Spirit, that they are weak and low where you are concerned. They will overtake you. They will overpower you. They will swallow you. They will hurt you. They will burden you. They will weigh you down for they are designed by their influencer, satan to destroy you. And they will destroy you unless you are doing as My Word says. Unless you are following the leadings of My Holy Spirit. Unless you do, the weight and the burden and the pressure, the crushing burdens of this world will come on you and they will overtake you.
But heed now the voice of My Spirit. Heed now the voice of My Spirit. Listen carefully now to the voice of My Spirit. Turn your back on the elements of the world. Turn your back on the voice of your own flesh and begin, even now if you have not begun already, to lay aside things that promote the voice of the world.
Choose Me for I am your Life. Choose Me for I am your Way. Choose Me for I am the Truth. Choose Me and I will lead you into a place of victory that will thrill your heart, thrill your soul and will thrill every fiber of your existence, and you will be the manifestation of My glory in the earth.
I do not choose to glorify Myself just in (the midst of troubling) circumstances. I do not choose to glorify Myself just in natural situations, such as deliverance through storms. Now My desire is for all My people to be glorified in these days. My desire is for all of My children to be lifted and raised and glorified way, way above, even to the highest heights of the Spiritual Kingdom. That is My desire.
Your Desire Must Match Mine
But your desire must match My desire. You will not be blessed, you will not be changed, will not be encouraged, will not be delivered by My Name. You will not be, if you do not choose Me, if you do not follow Me, if you do not listen to Me. You will not be blessed if you do not lay down the voice, and lay down the ways and the wickedness of this generation. For I am a jealous God and I will not share My glory. And I will not place My glory upon those who choose to follow after those ways. I will not place My deliverance upon those who choose and seek after the designs and the desires of the flesh. I will not. I will not. I will not. Be warned. I will not.
Now, I am a God of mercy, and I am a God of deliverance, and it is My desire, it is My plan and it is My way to be the source of great deliverance to you. But I am not looking only to deliver you. I am looking to exalt and promote My Name in you. And that is more than deliverance from trouble. I am not looking to just scantily pull you out, by the skin of your teeth.
My desire is glory. My desire is victory. My desire is that things change because of you. My desire is that you dominate the things of this world. My desire is that you dominate and that you control circumstances where they affect your life, so that others may see.
It is not the glory I seek when I have to deliver you out of a circumstance because you are in the midst of some fleshly oriented, sexually oriented—when you are involved in what I see, in My eyes, is the dirt and filth of this world. That is not the glory I desire. I rescue you because I love you and because you call out to Me, but it is not the glory I want. Not the glory that I seek. Not the glory that I desire.
Walk in the Glory
I want My glory to be seen in you.
So walk as children of the glory. Walk even now as though you already reigned with Me. Walk even now as though you were already victorious. Walk even now, letting go on the left and letting go on the right, and shaking loose the things that separate you from Me. Shake loose the things and the filth of this world. Shake loose from those things. Shake them loose. Let them go.
With all your heart, determine to be holy. With all your heart, determine to be consecrated. And prepare yourself. Prepare yourself. Prepare yourself for the days of glory. For if you are not prepared for them, they shall come upon you. They shall surprise you. And though you may reap some small rewards and be glad for it, you shall fall short of the great glory that I have planned for My Church. Give heed and listen to the voice of what I say. Amen.
~ Word of the Lord through Pastor Terri Copeland Pearsons, June 9, 2002, at Eagle Mountain International Church, Fort Worth, Texas