The good news of JESUS to run swiftly throughout the nations

2 Thessalonians 3 v 1 “Finally, brethren pray for us that the word of the Lord may run swiftly and be glorified just as it is with you”.

These are the words that the Lord has spoken to my heart today.    This is the day for the release of an acceleration of the powerful message of the good news of Jesus Christ.  That it will run swiftly now as the apostle Paul said through our cities, our communities and through our families.

The word of God to run swiftly as horses through the nation – Let it run swiftly and be glorified.

Let it be shouted from the rooftops – There is Good News.  There is hope – His name is JESUS.

He died for your sins.  He rose again & conquered death so that you may live with Him and be with Him in his kingdom.   He is the only saviour who can restore you to relationship with your loving Father in Heaven.

Believe in Him.  Turn from your wicked ways.  Believe in Him and in the power of His death & resurrection and be saved.   Today is the day of salvation.  Today is the day to believe.  Cast away all doubt & fear and put your faith in Him.

He will never let you down.  Turn from darkness to the light.  Turn from death to live in Him.  May you hear His word today.

Let the message of salvation run swiftly through the whole earth.  Amen.

2 Thessalonians 3 v 1 “Finally, brethren pray for us that the word of the Lord may run swiftly and be glorified just as it is with you”.

Let us pray that that the word of God and the message of salvation in Jesus Christ will run swiftly through the nations of the earth today.  That we will be bold to speak it out.  That we will be bearers of that message and will speak it and testify of it. 

There is hope and His name is Jesus Christ.   He alone is the hope for our nations.  That people’s hearts will be softened to receive the message of salvation, that their minds will be set free to hear His word & that the Holy Spirit will bring conviction of sins to men’s hearts and lead them to the truth that is Jesus Christ.

The Bride – Restoration

As I was praying last week and in worship at Church I had a picture of a bride.     I first saw a picture of a lion and knew that this was Jesus – the lion of Judah.     The Lion was looking at something and when I followed his gaze, I saw that He was looking at a bride.

The picture shocked me.   Although the bride was dressed in a beautiful white dress and veil -the dress was truly beautiful – spotless and pure bright white, the bride herself looked grey and gaunt, withered and frail.    Her beauty had faded and she had no vitality or joy.    Her skin was stretched tautly over her bones and was grey and papery.    She looked weary as if she had no strength in her from lack of food.   She reminded me of a living corpse.     It was a terrible sight.     The bride was not old which accounted for her appearance.   She was young.

I thought is this a picture of the church at the moment- the body of Christ as a whole in the world?   Is this what Jesus sees when He looks at us?    That the body has lost its vitality, its beauty and is famished and without strength.      I was encouraged that the bride’s dress was pure and white.   Jesus’ blood truly cleanses us from all sin and purifies us.    It reminded me that Jesus is coming back for a spotless bride, but I believe He also wants to come back for a radiant, beautiful and strong bride who is full of His life, joy, power and strength and who radiates His glory and goodness in the world.

I pray that if this picture is correct that the Holy Spirit will reveal it and show us our true condition.   That our hearts will be convicted of our lack of His life working in and through us.    That we will acknowledge and repent over our condition and turn again to the living hope which is in Christ Jesus by the power of His Holy Spirit to be restored and refreshed.    We will realise our desperation and need of Jesus and that without Him there is no power for living.   He alone is the bread of life and the living water.   John 7 v37 “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink, he who believes in me as the scriptures say out of his heart will flow rivers of living water”.   John 6: 48 Jesus said “I am the bread of life”.     Jesus is the Word of God made flesh and His words are life to us.   The bible is food for our soul.  

Jesus is in the business of restoration.      The Lord reminded me of the picture of the dry bones in Ezekiel 37 later in the same day and God’s question to Ezekiel – can these dry bones live?    In my picture – Can the bride’s strength, joy, life, beauty and power be restored?  In faith I believe that the answer is Yes and I say Yes to God.   As Ezekiel prophesied to the dry bones – we say to the Church – hear the word of the Lord.   “Surely I will cause breath to enter into you and you shall live” V5  “I will put My Spirit in you and you shall live” v13. 

Isaiah 40 v 29 says “He gives power to the weak and to those who have no might, He increases strength”.  V31 “But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles.  They shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint”.   I believe God wants to restore our strength for these days ahead so that we will not grow weary in doing good but will have the strength to continue in the face of adversity and persecution and persevere.   We are called to be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.   May our vitality be restored.  May we be filled with the Holy Spirit – the Spirit of God.