On Thursday, 01/14/2021, at 7:35 AM, I awoke from a sound sleep…I don’t remember dreaming, but may have been. As I sat up, the Lord clearly said these words to me:
“Don’t be afraid to cry, but let your tears flow out of a heart of compassion and love for the fear, pain, and confusion of others.
Don’t be afraid to laugh, but let your laughter fly like a dove, soaring in the sky above, sending forth joy, peace, and love.”
That’s all I remember of hearing WORDS, but in my heart I knew that these would be responses to what is happening now, and what will be happening soon. I scrambled to get my phone out and use my NOTE application to document this.
As I wrote, I remembered the scripture that says, “Perfect love casts out all fear.” So I looked it up.
1 John 4…specifically verses 17-19 (NKJV) (grammar updated by me)…
“Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world. There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. He who fears has not been made perfect in love. We love God because He first loved us.”
(1) The whole chapter is important for this day and time, so you might want to go and read it all the way through. I felt like God was specifically saying that we may be needing this reminder…a lot.
(2) This whole prophetic word is self-fulfilling. In the first sentence the Lord said to me, “Don’t be afraid to…” In the second sentence, He also said, “Don’t be afraid to…” Then He indicated to me that these responses would come from our lips to help others who have already been confused and afraid of what’s happening. God doesn’t want THEM to be afraid, but He also doesn’t want US to be afraid to reach out to the others about His will for all of us. We should joyfully give others the scripture, and see what God will do.