It started with great joy and anticipation.
As this pregnancy progressed, I experienced a continuous assault emotionally and physically that spiked from the chronic pain with which I’d been living. Pain was constant.
Anyone who has experienced a chronic condition understands the hopelessness that comes as a result.
When my beloved baby arrived, I was almost shocked because the chronic pain obscured my view of the pregnancy.
Babies are Father’s little love bombs in disguise! Their arrival brings so much healing, life and love to the parents and grandparents. That’s His plan, and it’s life-changing when Father’s design is received and welcomed.
This baby carried hope—which was why mine was assaulted during the pregnancy.
I have to add here that physical and spiritual pregnancies are highly contested. Warfare comes with them. In order to reduce as much of that as possible for the health of the mother and baby, do not speak about them, or limit details, except to those who can be trusted. You are literally birthing Heaven on earth, and that’s an act of war to Father’s ancient enemy. Shield, defend and nurture your precious gift from Heaven. Hint: Do not share on social media and many group situations (or extremely limit and handle with much prayer). Pray over when/where/who you share with. Trusted = extremely few.
If you realize this, but others around you don’t, then entrust the pregnancy to the Lord Jesus Christ, and agree with Him for His words alone to stand over this baby/promise. Pray daily for His strength and shield on the mother/baby, person/promise. Daily apply the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ over the pregnancy. You and He are a winning majority.
Father sent restoration of hope to me with the advent of my baby. It began with his arrival, and grew exponentially, changing my life.
Hope’s arrival is always contested and warred against, Beloved.
On another plane, the challenges of the year 2020 have caused enough pain to obscure the view of hope which is being birthed on earth in a variety of ways. In fact, one of the toughest battles is for hope. Because, Beloved, hope changes everything.
Darkness always comes before dawn, and attempts to obscure hope. There will always, always be hope because it is eternal, 1 Corinthians 13:13. When events and circumstances scream darkness and pain, the point is to steal your hope. By the grace of God, I decree it will not happen! Your hope is secure. Your hope is arriving!
If you are expecting a baby right now, you are birthing great hope.
If you are expecting a promise from Father right now, a spiritual birth, you are birthing a great hope.
My prayer for you
Father, thank You for hope’s arrival! Father, for every person who is expecting a physical baby or spiritual one, please shield, defend and nurture them on every level—spirit, soul and body. Secure their hope by Your intervention and grace, Father. Let Your light shine in through every level of pain, surgically removing it, washing those places with Your blood, and filling them with Your Holy Spirit, and light the fires of joy and anticipation. Nourish their life with Your rivers of water of life. Strengthen, fortify, nourish and satisfy their souls. Send warring angels to fight on their behalf, and ministering angels to minister to and for them. Give them strength and grace for healthy labor and delivery in Your Presence. Seal the pregnancies and births with Your Holy Spirit, and rearguard them with Your glory. Do more than I can ask, think or imagine, as You safeguard these precious arrivals of hope from Heaven on earth in the mighty name of the Lord Jesus Christ, amen.
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Crystal Wade, copyright 2020