Terry Casales - May 2, 2020
You may have been knocked off your horse, but you kept getting back up dearest one! You have not given up on Me no matter how many times the enemy has tried to keep you down. Do not believe for one second that you have been knocked out of the race! You have not been disqualified! As a cross country rider, you have been prepared and trained to run through the roughest terrain! You were made to jump over every obstacle the enemy puts in front of you and in record time!
Everything you have endured in the past seasons has been for this time beloved! Beloved, I have been preparing you all this time. It has been a long time of intense training, running through many courses in a lot of competitions, with many victories and losses along the way, but it has all been to strengthen and to build you up! Just like conditioning a horse involves a lot of distance work at a slow speed (walk or trot) to improve endurance so I have done with you beloved! I needed to make sure that you had a “base” of spiritual fitness because it is vital for you to be spiritually sound enough to carry the heavy mantle that I have placed on you! Beloved, because I Am calling you higher, you will need to be bold and courageous, willing to jump a variety of obstacles in My Faith. As you trust Me in this process, you will find your jumping ability increasing!
For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith. - Romans 12:3 (NKJV)
So the Lord said, “If you have faith as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be pulled up by the roots and be planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you. - Luke 17:6 (NKJV)
For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise: - Hebrews 10:36 (NKJV)
Pay attention to the leading of My Spirit as you walk the cross-country course before you beloved. This is where you need to remain even more sensitive to the leading of Holy Spirit to help you to evaluate this course. For there are many things that may threaten to hinder your progress with Me. Be still and study the course I Am placing you on with Me and listen for My strategy and My instructions to take you through it successfully. It is more important than ever that you keep your footing for what I Am having you ride through beloved.
But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. - John 14:26 (NKJV)
The steps of the God-pursuing ones follow firmly in the footsteps of the Lord, and God delights in every step they take to follow him. - Psalm 37:23 (NKJV)
For the Lord will be your confidence, and will keep your foot from being caught. Proverbs 3:26 (NKJV)
Meet me in the secret place and receive fresh revelation about the way that I Am taking you. You will need to know how to steer your horse and determine how each jump is to be ridden as there are different fences of varying heights and widths in this course beloved. You will need to be intentional in allowing Me to help keep you in line so that you will be able to measure the correct stride you are to take when approaching each obstacle. I will reveal to you all of the boggy, slippery or rough patches and drops to avoid as well as any other pitfalls so that you will come out unscathed and victorious. There will be areas that are well-lit and areas that are dark, but take heart beloved, for I will give you eyes to see your way ahead!
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths. - Proverbs 3:5-6 (NKJV)
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. - James 1:5 (NKJV)
Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path. - Psalm 119:105 (NKJV)
I Am making the trail open before you dearest one! As you come up higher with Me, I Am improving your speed, endurance and jumping ability! I Am imparting to you the strategies with regard to the pace that you are to take to, not only ride fast, but to ride clean! It is more important now more than ever that as you ride, that you maintain your posture to maintain the balance and focus that you need to keep your seat with Me!
Dearest one, remember that I know the end from the beginning of the course I have laid out for you to ride through! Remember that the terrain is uniquely designed for you. I have been preparing you for such a time as this so that you can run in the flat parts as well as ride up the strenuous hills that come your way. Remember, dearest one, that every obstacle that the enemy thinks he has placed in your way I Am using to test you and your horse so that, even if you miss my instruction or you make a mistake, your horse will be able to run out safely.
Beloved, just as important as it is to be well-conditioned to ride, so you must have all of the proper gear on that I have tailor-made just for you. For example, you must make sure that your headgear is fastened correctly and you must have proper saddlery on your horse so that you can ride securely. It is more important than ever that you do not try to put on someone else’s gear because it will not fit you for the unique assignment I Am giving you.
You have been at the “start box” on count down and now it’s time for you to ride! Do not attempt to do a “flying start” and get ahead of My time beloved! If you wait until I count down to zero, I will make sure that you start with new confidence. Allow Me to help you to get into a galloping rhythm so that you are able to focus on the course ahead. Regardless of how you feel right now and how impossible the terrain and how insurmountable the assignment appears before you, believe that you have been called to mount up and advance My Kingdom!
But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” - Matthew 19:26 (NKJV)
being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ; - Philippians 1:6 (NKJV)
Continue to ride in tandem with Me dearest one! You are My warrior bride! You are My royal rider so take up your steed and ride! Now is the time that I have called you to ride, announce and decree, “The Spirit of God is coming! The Spirit of God is coming!” Beloved, I have called you to be a “Paul Revere” to spread the Good News narrative of My Kingdom! You are My heart carrier dearest one! Light your lantern with My oil of gladness and with the fire of My love and place it in the steeple of My church as a sign of My coming so all will know to get their lanterns ready to shine the light of My glory!
‘This is what I will do in the last days—I will pour out my Spirit on everybody and cause your sons and daughters to prophesy, and your young men will see visions, and your old men will experience dreams from God. - Acts 2:17 (TPT)
10 “While the five girls were out buying oil, the bridegroom appeared. Those who were ready and waiting were escorted inside with him and the wedding party to enjoy the feast. And then the door was locked. 11 Later, the five foolish girls came running up to the door and pleaded, ‘Lord, Lord, let us come in!’
12 “But he called back, ‘Go away! Do I know you? I can assure you, I don’t even know you!’
13 “That is the reason you should always stay awake and be alert, because you don’t know the day or hour when the Bridegroom will appear.”[d] - Matthew 25:10-13 (TPT)
14 “Your lives light up the world. Let others see your light from a distance, for how can you hide a city that stands on a hilltop?[b] 15 And who would light a lamp and then hide it in an obscure place?[c] Instead, it’s placed where everyone in the house can benefit from its light. So don’t hide your light! Let it shine brightly before others, so that the commendable things you do will shine as light upon them, and then they will give their praise to your Father in heaven.” - Matthew 5:14-16 (TPT)