I Am a warrior, but I Am also your gentle Father. I know when to rule with strength and when to tenderly lead.
Do not mistake my righteous arm as a branch to beat the lambs with. Be gentle and tender with those who follow Me – including yourself. The enemy comes in like a lion, looking for who He can devour, but I Am meek and lowly. My yoke is easy and My burden is light.
Be wise, and know the compassion in My voice towards my flock. Do not mistake the harsh voice of the enemy as My voice.
I speak life.
I speak hope.
I speak conviction, not condemnation.
I speak comfort and joy to My flock, even as I stand as a mighty warrior guarding over them.
Activation: Read the words of this scripture aloud and know the Lord’s compassion for you and those around you. Ask for a discerning heart to know the difference between conviction and condemnation.
The Greatness of Yah
1“Comfort, comfort My people,” says your God.
2 “Speak [a]kindly to Jerusalem;Isaiah 40:1-2 (NASB)
And call out to her, that her [b]warfare has ended, that her [c]guilt has been removed, that she has received of the Lord’s hand double for all her sins.”
[a] Isaiah 40:2 Lit to the heart of
[b] Isaiah 40:2 Or hard service
[c] Isaiah 40:2 Or penalty of guilt accepted as paid off
10 Behold, the Lord [a]God will come with might, with His arm ruling for Him. Behold, His compensation is with Him, and His reward before Him.
11 Like a shepherd He will tend His flock, in His arm He will gather the lambs and carry them in the fold of His robe; He will gently lead the nursing ewes.Isaiah 40:10-11 (NASB)
[a] Isaiah 40:10 Heb YHWH, usually rendered Lord