On January 25 of this year, I heard something more unusual in my spirit than I’ve heard before. It was a short sentence of foreign words. It sounded like this: El oh cellia nomay.
My first thought was, is He speaking to me in Italian? I fumbled around online, which now sounds idiotic, trying to find meaning in this string of odd syllables. It wasn’t until I began searching for phonetically matching words in Bible dictionaries that real Hebrew and Greek words and meaning came out! Here is the actual phrase I believe the Spirit spoke:
“Elo seh leah (or la’ah) nome.”
From what I researched in Bible dictionaries, the definitions of these real words out of Scripture are these:
Elo (short for Elohim: Supreme or Mighty One)
seh (Heb: sheep or flock, the concept of pushing to graze; Greek: you, your, your house)
leah or la’ah (Heb: weary or grieved)
nome (Greek: pasture)
Guys, I don’t recall hearing a foreign sentence in my spirit before. I do not speak, have never formally studied Hebrew or Greek! But, all of these words were in the Bible dictionaries, crossing over and combining both languages. This seems profound in and of itself: He used words from both Old and New Testaments to speak a profound message to His children.
I believe the precious Spirit of God was saying to me, and to you, His people:
“Your Mighty One (with whom you are on endearing nickname basis) gives His weary and grieving sheep pasture”!
He loves us SO much. Though we may sometimes feel the foundations are crumbling underneath our feet, HE IS OUR ROCK. He will not let His people fall so long as we stay close in the shelter of His wings!
My advice to you, as we are doing right now:
- Limit your intake of news to less than 30 minutes a day, or even less. Skip many days altogether. Remember, most of what we hear may not be 100% accurate, or it is likely to be tainted with opinion over fact. Fear and Paranoia are real spirits that love to dwell in the drama presented by the news and internet, and they are a virus from hell! Reject and rebuke Fear in the name of Jesus as often as needed.
- Do normal things you enjoy in life every day: read a good book, talk to a friend, take a drive, enjoy a good meal, listen to music, watch a favorite (innocent) show.
- Soak in worship music every day, it welcomes His presence and sets your mind on things above, eternal things that matter more than temporal things which shift and change.
- Surrender yourself to the Lord daily! Invite His Spirit to fill you daily!
- Talk to the Lord about everything. Learn to listen for His voice. His voice is trustworthy above all others.
- Fast regularly, to keep spiritual strength at maximum. Mark 9:29
Our good and faithful Mighty One will be your Rock and Fortress! Rest in Him. Watch Him unfold His plan for you and our nation over time. He isn’t done yet.
Jesus, we bless and adore You, surrender to Your precious Spirit and ask You to fill us anew. Set our minds on things above, not on things below. We welcome You, Great Shepherd, to lead us to graze in safe pasture, knowing the One with a large rod and staff stands watch over us! We are Your bride, Your people, and we choose to rest, trust You and to enjoy Your blessings every day. Watch over us, over our loved ones, and we praise You for your protection and provision. Use us to glorify Your name, to bring a great harvest to Christ in coming years. You are everything, and You alone are worthy! All for Jesus, Amen.
Now, look at this amazing Psalm and promise to our people, and be sure to notice the Footnote at bottom! Even then… He is still with us, still trustworthy.
Psalm 23 New International Version
A psalm of David.
1 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures,
He leads me beside quiet waters,
3 He refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
for His name’s sake.
4 Even though I walk
through the darkest valley,
I will fear no evil,
for You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff,
they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
6 Surely Your goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord
- Or the valley of the shadow of death (!)
Be blessed… and rest.