This is a word which I received today. In my spirit I heard God say “Awake, Awake all those in Zion. Hear the trumpet call. For the Lord has sounded the clarion. He has called for His angels to go forth and blow the trumpets. The sound is going out through all the nations. Awake, Awake to the sound of heaven. Awake, Awake to the sound of God’s voice. The voice of many waters – It thunders across the nations. It sets the times & the seasons. It sets the boundaries – It says – Enough – you can come no further. It says – Let My people go. It says – The cross has happened. The resurrection has happened. The power of the Holy Spirit has happened. You can resist it no more says the Lord. A rebellious people will now be undone. Those who will not repent & turn from their wicked ways will see God’s hand come against them in this season. For God is stirring up His people. God is fanning into flames the passion in their hearts for righteousness, truth & goodness & those who know their God will do great & mighty things. Arise, Arise you servants of the Cross of Christ for your time has come. Salvation is yours and the battle belongs to the Lord. Awake, Awake & clothe yourselves with righteousness. Wear love & mercy, grace & truth as your buckler and do not conform to the things of this world but set your minds on heavenly things & things above and not below. Open your eyes to see the things that God has for those who love Him. Those who will trust Him in the days ahead, who will trust in His unfailing love & His goodness. Those who will trust in His provision. For the days are getting darker & the oppression of the enemy will seek to distract you from your purpose in Him but God says -Awake, Awake and do not be deceived. Do not slumber but be watchful for the time is coming to watch & pray & stand firm upon His word. Do not give up but patiently endure all things. Do not waiver but commit yourself to Him. He will not fail you but will deliver you and bring you through. God’s timing is perfect. He knows the end from the beginning in all things.
These were the words that I heard in my spirit this week. I sensed God saying -Those who know their God will do great & might things. The first will be last & the last will be first. In the spiritual realm there will be big leaps & great progress which will be made by believers in Christ. God said -Don’t look just at the physical realm but look into the Spiritual Realm. If we look at the physical realm/signs only then we will not see clearly. Jesus is coming to turn everything upside down just as He did with the money lenders tables in the temple. If we rely on worldly things/signs then we will be undone. This is about His Kingdom coming – not an earthly kingdom. It is a different kingdom which Jesus is building & so we need to know our God in these times & discern what He is doing & listen clearly to what He is saying. It is Spiritual first & then the impact in the physical will be seen. The desert will bloom again as God speaks and breathes new life into those things which appear dead or are dead. The young in Christ (new believers) will be invigorated and will run & overtake those who have been in Christ a long time (mature believers). The Lord will permit this to provoke those mature believers to jealousy & stir them up again – to reinvigorate them. This is a new day. A new season & a new time in Him. This is the day that the Lord has made & we will rejoice and be glad in it for He has made all things for an appointed time and place in Him. The first will be last & the last will be first. That is God’s kingdom. God is raising up nations that are ungodly now but who will be among the first to run towards His throne of grace & mercy. They will provoke other (Christian) nations to jealousy. God has a plan.
In the spirit I saw a picture of a jet plane which was flying fast with the assistance of the wind. It reminded me of the plane which recently broke the record for the fastest transatlantic flight across the Atlantic because it was helped by the recent storm winds.
God is going to accelerate things for believers and be the wind that enables us to do great & mighty things for Him.
This was the word which I heard in the Spirit today as we were praying together for the body of Christ. Atrophy means the partial or complete wasting away of part of a physical body. A sense of shrinking and weakness in body mass and muscle tone. An entire limb can become atrophied and withered and incapable of movement. There are several things which can cause Atrophy in a body but these ones caught my attention:
- Disuse/Lack of Exercise -When muscles are not used or you are immobile for long periods of time then Atrophy can set in. We are called into active service in Christ Jesus and to pick up our cross and follow Him. We are called to give and serve others, to exercise the giftings which God gives us through the Holy Spirit. To serve others and be a blessing to them. To show God’s love in action. There are plenty of opportunities to serve within the body of Christ and the communities we live in. If we are not using and exercising the talents & gifts which God has given us then they will wither. We are called to be a voice crying in the wilderness “Prepare the way of the Lord”. We are called to be light in the darkness. God is rallying his church and the trumpet is sounding – wake up and start to work for the Lord because the day is short. The good news is that this sort of Atrophy can be cured by exercise unless it is too severe. It is never too late to start working for the Lord – He will always make a way. Trust in the Lord and do good.
- Poor Nourishment – if we do not feed our physical bodies properly then they will suffer. Muscles will lose mass and our bodies will start to shut down if no nourishment is given. Similarly, the body of Christ will suffer if it is not feeding on the Word of God and in fellowship with Christ – the bread of life. The challenge is -What are we feeding on? If we feed on worldly rubbish or false teachings and doctrines then we will suffer. We need a diet of God’s word and His truths.
- Mutations -these are things that should not be part of the body and they cause damage – they attack it from within. In a spiritual sense I believe that Atrophy in the body of Christ is caused by sinful, immoral & selfish behaviour – there is no fruit of the Spirit. It is like a disease which spreads from within. The bible teaches us how a root of bitterness is such a thing – it causes much damage to others. Jealousy, gossip, unforgiveness and such things should not be within the body of Christ. Wolves in sheep’s clothing do not belong in the body of Christ and will certainly cause damage. The bible warns us against them and their works. Jesus says we will know them by their fruits.
- Poor Circulation – If we do not have the living Christ, the life & power of the Holy Spirit and God’s love flowing through us then we will have poor circulation. If we are not in unity with one another then there will be a blockage in God’s love and blessings being manifested throughout the body of Christ. Those parts of the body which are not flowing in the Spirit of God will not prosper – their growth will be stunted. We need to connect into God’s amazing power and for the life giving blood of Jesus to pump through us.
I pray that the body of Christ will not suffer Atrophy but will be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. That we will put off lethargy and sin which can so easily ensnare us and will rise in service of the King of Kings & Lord of Lords. That we will put our hands to the plough and not look back and we will run the race of faith with patience and endurance. Let us not be weary in doing good for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart – Galatians 6:9. Let us rise up like the Eagle and run and not faint. Let us leap for Joy in service of our King.
Blessings in Jesus.
God has been impressing upon me that you cannot put new ideas into old mind-sets. We cannot get new results with old behaviours. New wine needs new wineskins.
If we are stuck in old patterns of behaviours and have become rigid in our thinking, then I sense that we are going to miss what God is doing by His Holy Spirit in this new season. God wants us to be open to new things in Him so He can lead us along new paths.
When we came to Jesus Christ we became new creations in him – ” Corinthians 5 17- “Therefore if anyone is in Christ he is a new creation; old things have passed away, behold all things have become new.” We took on the mind of Christ.
Since that day of new birth and new mind-set in Christ Jesus, we may have developed a different mind-set through being conformed to the culture of our times, religious thinking, disappointments, fear etc. Attitudes which give us a wrong mind-set. I pray the Holy Spirit will reveal if this is the case and help us change our mind-set.
Lord Jesus, reveal by your Holy Spirit any mind-set in me that is not of you and help me to take captive my thoughts and submit them to you. Please come and demolish any mind-sets which I have which are not of you and will hinder the work of your Holy Spirit through me for your glory.
Repent – Change our thinking
Replace – “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds”. Romans 12:2
Relax – let God’s Holy Spirit lead the way.
The other week during worship in the Sunday Morning, I was reminded of the story of the lepers who Jesus healed.
As I was thinking of the story, the Holy Spirit spoke to me and reminded me that one of the lepers returned to Jesus and thanked him for healing him. Jesus then told him to go -“your faith has made you whole”.
I believe the Holy Spirit was emphasising that there is a difference between healing and wholeness. Even though you may have experienced healing, you can still bear the scars from your experience. Physical or emotional. The illness may have been healed but its effects are still apparent.
In the case of the lepers – leprosy devastated your skin. You only had to look at someone to know that they had leprosy – it was not a hidden disease. I believe the man who was sent away whole was not only healed from his disease but his skin was also completely restored with no evidence of the leprosy. The effects of his illness was no longer evident.
Some of us still have the scars of our illnesses or experiences. They are still evident in the way that we behave. We have been effected on deep levels and the physical and emotional scars still affect us.
This is the day that Jesus can make you whole again. He wants you to be whole. Totally restored in Him. Jesus is in the business of restoration.
Ask Jesus to make you whole. Thank him for healing you but ask him for full and total restoration of every part of your life so that you are whole physically, emotionally and spiritually.
Blessed by His name. May His face shine upon you today.
In June this year (3/6/19) as I was praying the Lord gave me 4 songs which were each in a different tongue and which were not my usual tongue. The Holy Spirit gave me the interpretation to each tongue. I recorded the songs and interpretations and then each day during June I played them as prayers and declarations as the Holy Spirit led me in various locations and at different times during the day.
This Sunday (17/11) as I was walking in the park, the Lord suddenly brought one of the tongues to my remembrance and I started speaking it out again. I felt led by the Lord to share the interpretations here at this time. The last interpretation contains references and speaks of cutting off the enemies head -this is in the spiritual sense of course of cutting off the influence/authority of the enemy which is being manifested in various ways e.g. through witchcraft, the leviathan/jezebellic spirit and many other ways in opposition to God and believers.
The first song was a declaration towards the North.
“For I speak to the North and I say to you; You will come no further. The boundary is set; the line is drawn. The Lord has said no further. He has set a boundary and you may not cross it until He calls you forth but at this time you can come no further. The boundary of the nation is set and we say to you North – you will come no further. The boundary is set. You will stay, you will stay, you will stay, until you are called forth but until that time the Lord says no further. The boundary is drawn, the boundary is drawn, the boundary is drawn. No further, No further, No further, No further, No further. The voice of the Lord has spoken. It is set. It is set. It is set. ”
The second song was much faster – it was partly sung and partly spoken and it’s rhythm reminded me of horses’ hooves. It is a song of a time of an offensive strike against the enemy and enforcing the victory of the Cross of Christ.
“For the Lord God has sent forth His warriors against you and see the horses run and see the hounds run and see the eagles fly. For they come after you, you enemies of the Cross of Christ. They come after you and they say – you are going from this land. We break down your strongholds now in the name of Jesus and we set forth the lion upon you now. We release the lion and we say – Go forth and plunder the kingdom of darkness. Plunder the kingdom of darkness and bring out the captives and set the captives free. We crush you satan under our feet in the name of Jesus, by the power and the authority of Christ and from the Cross of Christ, – we lift it up and we say victory, victory, victory is ours in the name of Jesus and we lift up the Cross, we lift up the Cross, we lift up the banner and we sing a Hallelujah, we sing a Hallelujah, we sing a Hallelujah. For the light has broken into the darkness and we push the darkness back and we have set forth light and we say – Let there be light in the name of Jesus and we call forth the captives and we say – Hear the word of the Lord -Be set free now in Jesus’ name. You are no longer under bondage, you are no longer under a yoke of slavery but you are set free and we say – Rise up in the name of Jesus and be free; for whom the Son sets free is free indeed – in Jesus’ precious name”. Amen.
The third song was slower and reminded me of a lament – it was sorrowful.
“My church, My church what are you doing? Why are you there in darkness? Why do you hide? Why do you strive? The Lord says – Rise and come up high. Stop standing there – in the shadows. Let your light shine. The Lord has put you on a hill to shine for Him but you are dark and He wants light. Let the candlestick come or the Lord will remove you, if you do not shine bright, if you do not shine bright. The Lord says – Shine, Shine for Him, Shine for Him, Shine for Him for He has created you to Shine for Him, to Shine for Him.
Matthew 5:14 “you are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle and put under a bushel but on a candlestick and it gives light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”
The fourth and last song was a declaration to the enemy who is working unseen – It speaks of a time of exposure and cutting off the hidden influence and strategies of the enemy.
“The Lord says you can hide no longer. He is calling you out of the shadows. You have to come forth, you have to come forth for the Lord has His eye on you and the Lord says – He is calling you out now. He is calling you to be exposed, for the Lord says -you can no longer hide in the darkness, for He is sending forth His sword against you and He is cutting off your head. He is cutting off your head, He is cutting off your head and you’ll no longer be able to do the things you have done for the Lord is going to cut off your head and He is sending out His Word, He is sending out his Word, He is sending forth His Word and He’s cutting off your head. The Lord says – your time is at an end, your time is at an end, your time is at an end. You will lurk in the shadows no more, you will lurk in the shadows no more, you will lurk in the shadows no more for the Lord has put His hand around you and He is calling you out, He is calling you out, He is calling you out into the light and He is cutting off your head, He is cutting off your head.”
Ezekiel 6;3 Behold I even I will bring a sword against you and I will destroy your high places.
Those who know their God shall be strong and carry out great exploits – Daniel 11:32
A tongue & interpretation given at our fellowship on Sunday 20th October 2019. The Lord said it is a time to hear what the Spirit is saying to the church. Those who know their God will do great and mighty things. A great shaking is taking place and we must know our God. We must know the Father, Jesus the Son & the Holy Spirit. Not just about them but to know them. We must know God’s character so that we are not deceived by the spirit of deception which is at work in this age. God is a good, good God. He is a God of love, grace & mercy. We must know His Son Jesus – the authority which is His and His righteous judgment. There is a time for His righteous judgement. We are to know the power of the Holy Spirit working in and through us and to discern between good and evil, truth & lies. We are to come to the table of the Lord for He is our daily bread and our provision. God asks us a question – who do you serve? who do you serve?