My friend Mary shared a story with our prayer group the other day about being an atmosphere changer.
Mary lives at home alone and during the afternoon she had gone into her bedroom and found it was freezing, freezing cold. A really Icy cold. She couldn’t work out why as the heating was on in the rest of her house.
Mary soon discovered that the cause was her air conditioning unit which had been switched on. This really puzzled my friend because she hadn’t switched it on. No-one else had been in her bedroom so there was no reason for it to be on.
Now if you are like me then I probably would have just switched the unit off and not given this another thought, but my friend is a very wise and discerning lady. She wanted to know more so she asked the Lord if he was trying to tell her something through this.
She felt the Lord say that just as an air conditioning unit changes the atmosphere around us, Jesus wants us to be atmosphere changers wherever we are or wherever we go because we carry the Holy Spirit within us.
This is such a simple truth but really powerful when we grasp hold of it. We are already atmosphere changers because of what we already carry within us through Christ.
Have you ever noticed that there are some people who when they walk into a room everyone notices. The atmosphere changes. These people influence the behaviour of those around them. We often refer to these type of people as charismatic.
The root word of charisma in the Greek is charis which means grace, kindness, life.
We have received all of these things in Christ so we are Charismatic people. You can say that to yourself today with confidence. I am charismatic because of Christ Jesus in my life and I am an atmosphere changer. I am carrying grace, kindness and life with me today wherever I go.
With this in mind let us go out today with joy..let the mountains and the hills will break forth before us. Let’s see what atmospheres we can change today. Amen
Today whilst praying, the Lord spoke this word to me for this season: I heard the Lord say in my spirit:
I have sent forth a proclamation from My throne. The angels take My proclamation throughout the earth. They act on My command. The trumpet is to their lips as they blow My Royal Standard over the nations. They announce My will – This is My word which goes forth:
Arise & see the beauty of your King. Arise & fix your gaze on Him. Fix your eyes upon the Saviour of the world at this time. For He has the words of everlasting life. He is the bread of Life.
Everything you need is found in Him. Do not take your gaze from Him in these days ahead. Fix your eyes upon Jesus for He is the lover of your soul. All of you who have sworn allegiance to My Son, have made Him King of your life – Submit yourself in obedience to Him.
Look at Him as an example of endurance; Look at Him as an example of sacrifice; Look at Him as an example of humility. Be like Him. In this day you need to be clothed with humility. Do not puff yourselves up with pride & arrogance that you think you know best. Submit yourselves to My Holy Word and be obedient to those in authority over you.
For I have raised up My people for such a day as this. Be people of grace, mercy & Love. Be an example of My Son. Let Him live through each one of you. This is your opportunity to shine as stars for the Kingdom. This is your opportunity to show My goodness for I am a good, good, God. I have mercy & I have love in abundance but the judgment day is set and woe to those who have despised the work of My Hand & have puffed themselves up arrogantly against the knowledge of the Most High God for they will be brought down & brought to shame. For they are as dust & to dust they will return.
I, the Lord have spoken and say – Do not despise the day of the Lord or mock and scorn with the scoffers for there will be a place reserved for you in the fiery pit if you do so. Take up the Cross and follow My son & leave your flesh behind & live for Him. Follow Him for He has the words of eternal life.