A Place of Refuge in Times of Trouble

I shared a rather heavy word just recently (one which relates to tribulation caused by great wickedness having come down to us), and I felt that I needed to temper that word with this one. Perhaps this will minister to you.  — D 

In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world! – Jesus

Beloved, something else that has been quickened of late is this…

“Behold, a king shall reign in righteousness, and princes shall rule in judgment. And a man shall be as an hiding place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest; as rivers of water in a dry place, as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land.” (Isaiah 32:1,2)

I believe that this verse from Isaiah relates to “the woman” (the church) who flees into the wilderness where she hath a place of refuge prepared for her by God. This is a place of being comforted and nourished during a time of great trouble (Revelation 12:6). Revelation 12:6 doesn’t say who it is who will nourish and comfort the woman, but Isaiah 32:1-2 seems to imply that this will be the Lord Jesus IN His victorious saints. In other words, it appears that the Lord will minister at this time through those who have become closest to Him, the overcoming saints in this way having become a “hiding place from the wind and a cover from the tempest,” a refuge for people in a dry and weary and wicked land.

This verse from Joel seems to imply the very same thing, beloved…

“And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the Lord hath said, and in the remnant whom the Lord shall call.” (Joel 2:32)

During the last days no person will be able to serve the Lord in his own strength, churches will crumble, confusion will abound in many of them. Refuge, comfort and deliverance will not be found in religion, but only in those who are filled with the Presence of God in Christ. Deliverers come from Zion, beloved. In New Jerusalem men will find peace.