The Isolation Chamber…. “Be still and know that I am God…” Psalm 46:10
There is a time and place in our walk with God in which He sets us in a place of waiting.
It is a place in which all past experiences are of no value. It is a time of such stillness that it can disturb the most faithful if we do not understand that He is the one who has brought us to this place for only a season.
It is as if God has placed a wall around us. No new opportunities—simply inactivity.
During these times, God is calling us aside to fashion something new in us. It is an isolation chamber designed to call us to deeper roots of prayer and faith.
It is not a comfortable place, especially for a task-driven workplace believer. Our nature cries out, “You must do something,” while God is saying, “Be still and know that I am God.”
You know the signs that you have been brought into this chamber when He has removed many things from your life and you can’t seem to change anything. Perhaps you are unemployed. Perhaps you are laid up with an illness.
Most religious people live a very planned and orchestrated life where they know almost everything that will happen. But for people in whom God is performing a deeper work, He brings them into a time of quietness that seems almost eerie. They cannot say what God is doing. They just know that He is doing a work that cannot be explained to themselves or to others.
Has God brought you to a place of being still?
Be still and know that He really is God.
When this happens, the chamber will open soon after.
What makes a person successful in spiritual
Some of the qualifications include:
Endurance (2 Tim. 2:3)—the ability to endure and
withstand hardship, adversity, or stress. We are to
endure hardness as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
Hatred (Ps. 139:22)—extreme dislike or antipathy,
loathing. In spiritual warfare, we must have a hatred
of evil and evil spirits.
Knowledge (2 Cor. 2:11)—we are not to be ignorant of
Persistence (Ps. 18:37)—the ability to go on resolutely
or stubbornly in spite of oppression. We must be
persistent in dealing with the enemy.
Separation (2 Tim. 2:14)—to get or keep apart. No
man who wars entangles himself with the affairs of
God uses ordinary people to accomplish His purposes. Our
ability comes through grace. Every believer is sitting in heavenly
places in Christ. Your position in Christ is high above all
principality and power. You must see who you are in Christ.
You can do all things through Christ.
It is important to know your authority and engage the
enemy in faith. There is no need to fear. Demons are subject to the authority of the believer. Jesus gives us power to tread
on serpents and scorpions (Luke 10:19). He promised that Nothing will by any means harm us.
Joshua was told to engage the enemy (Deut. 2:24). You will
see great victories through engagement. To engage means to
bring troops into conflict. There are some believers who fear
engagement. They are afraid of backlash. Jesus sent His disciples
out to engage the enemy. They were told to heal the sick
and cast out devils.
Two important revelations every believer needs are an
understanding of power and an understanding of authority.
Power is the Greek word dunamis. Authority is the Greek
word exousia. Authority is the legal right to use power. We
have been given authority to use the power supplied by the
Authority and power must be used. You use them by faith.
This is not based on feeling but on faith. It is based on the
Word of God. Faith comes by hearing the Word of God. It
is important for believers to attend churches that teach on
power and authority. It is important to read and study on
these subjects. Revelation in these areas will give confidence to pray these prayers.We have been given the legal right to use the name ofJesus. The name of Jesus is above every name. Authority in the name of Jesus is recognized by the spirit realm. We cast out demons in that name. We bind the works of darkness in that name. We teach and preach in that name.
We receive power through the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:8). God is
able to do exceeding abundantly according to the power that operates in us. Jesus cast out demons through the power of
the Holy Spirit (Matt. 12:28). We combine the power of the
Holy Spirit with the authority of the name of Jesus to rout
the enemy. We do not engage the enemy in our own power
and authority. We engage the enemy through the power of the Holy Spirit and in the authority of the name of Jesus.
Demons recognize power and authority. They recognize
believers who operate in power and authority. The more you exercise power and authority, the more you will develop in these areas. It is important to start.
It is also important to make sure your sins are forgiven
when engaging the enemy. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness
Beloved… With Jesus in the vessel, we can withstand, defeat, overcome, and face any storm! So bring it on… Turn up the heat in the fiery furnace… Leave the lions unfed and hungry… The hotter the battle, the sweeter the victory! Victory belongs to Jesus!!
And after He got into the boat, His disciples followed Him. And suddenly, behold, there arose a violent storm on the sea, so that the boat was being covered up by the waves; but He was sleeping. And they went and awakened Him, saying, Lord, rescue and preserve us! We are perishing! And He said to them, Why are you timid and afraid, O you of little faith? Then He got up and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great and wonderful calm (a perfect peaceableness). And the men were stunned with bewildered wonder and marveled, saying, What kind of Man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey Him! ~ Matthew 8:23-27 (AMPC)
Heavenly Father, I thank you for a new day and for waking me up to experience it. Father, I thank you for my storm which provides an opportunity for me to witness the power, presence and peace of the Sovereignty of Jesus. He is the LORD who commands the winds and sea to obey Him! And this same Jesus shall rebuke the winds and the waves to bring about a great and wonderful calm instead of my calamity, condemnation, confusion, and chaos, for His namesake.
I replace all my fears with FAITH to declare that I shall not only endure this storm but encounter Jesus, as my everlasting Sheperd, Shelter, Shield, Strength, Stronghold, Salvation, Source and the Strategy of my deliverance, provision and victory. I am STRONG… I am HEALED… I am an OVERCOMER… I am VICTORIOUS… I shall not only survive this storm but I shall thrive… I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. And because of this storm, I shall taste, see and testify of the grace, goodness and greatness of the LORD. Jesus shall manifest miracles, signs and wonders in me, through me and for me; using me as a dazzling display of His LOVE and Glory. Jesus has already dismantled and defeated the devil, his demons and all their evil forces. I decree that the Spirit of Goliath, Pharoah, Jezebel, Haman, Herod, Athaliah and all demonic spirits against me and my children are destroyed and dismantled by the Fire of the Holy Spirit; never to rise again. Once again, Jesus puts them to utter shame and disgrace by reversing the curse, overturning my battle into supernatural blessings. No weapon formed against me shall prosper and I condemn every tongue that rises up against me or anything concerning me in Jesus name.
I stand on the confession of God’s Word: “They looked to Him and were radiant, and their faces will NEVER be ashamed. This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him and saved him out of ALL his troubles. The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear Him, and rescues them.…” I declare the fulfillment of His WORD in my life and the lives of all His children. We are sheltered, safe, secured, saved, sanctified and satisfied in any storm, by the POWER of Blood of Jesus, the Right-Hand of God, the Fire of the Holy Ghost and the name of Jesus.
In Jesus mighty and matchless name, I pray. AMEN!!