Being prepared & persevering

This is a time for the body of Christ to wake up and get prepared.  To be like the wise virgins who had enough oil in their lamps and were ready when the bridegroom came.   We need spiritually to store up oil as without oil there is no light and without oil there is no fire.   We need to be filled with the Holy Spirit – the oil of joy our strength and to be on fire for Christ.    This is a time to discern the season and what God is about.  The cockerel has crowed for this nation and the clock is ticking down.    God is on the move.    Our faith needs to be strong and our feet planted on the solid rock – Christ Jesus.   If we are then we will not give up in this season and will strive on to see Christ’s work accomplished.   We will climb the mountain to experience His holy presence and see Christ face to face.  Not everyone will follow and some may lose their way but those who press on will go through the Refiner’s fire.   All the muck & chaff in us must come to the top and be skimmed off.  Then, we will be as gold reflecting God’s love and filled with the power of the Holy Spirit.  We need to step into His holy fire as it will refine and purify us.   The time is coming for the wave to break.  It has gathered in the deep waters and is now pushing towards the shore.  In the spirit, I saw this wave and it was huge – like a tsunami.   The time for the wave to break will come soon and it will bring such a revival in the body of Christ.   Those who turned away will repent of their sin and lack of faith.  They will return to the Lord and He to them.  They will go out to do His works.   Isaiah 33 v 14 – “Who amongst us shall dwell with the devouring fire? Who amongst us shall dwell with everlasting burnings?  He who walks righteously and speaks uprightly.”  Hosea 3 v10 “Sow for yourselves righteousness, reap in mercy, break up your fallow ground for it is time to seek the Lord till He comes and rains righteousness on you”.  “to know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings being confirmed to his death”.

Prayers for Stourbridge

I am going to share in a series of posts some of the prayers and words for Stourbridge which we have prayed over the years.   We believe that Stourbridge is a key place in the Black Country and that there is to be a move of God’s Spirit in Stourbridge which will bring many people to salvation in Christ accompanied by signs of healing and other miracles.

The Power in God’s Word for Change

In February this year as I was praying I felt God say the following to me.  There is power in my Word.  Whatever I declare from heaven concerning a matter or nation will be performed.  My angels act on my commands.  My Word is powerful.  My Word is creative but also destructive.  It can build up or it can tear down and root out.   Whenever I speak My Word will perform whatever it is sent forth to achieve.  I have declared a new time and season.   A new day for the church in this nation.   Too long she has been weak, ineffective and struggling like a new-born babe.  Now she will rise up with renewed energy & vigour.  She will have learned how to use the tools with which I have equipped her so that My kingdom can advance.  It is time to take the kingdom of God and push forward.  To take the light into the darkness.   I do not need a vast army to achieve my purposes – only those who are willing to fight against evil (in prayer, in truth & doing good) willing to persevere, willing not to count the cost, those who are bold, those who have courage and who take their strength from me.   Those will be part of my army.   Those who are skilled in the Word, those who know their position, those who listen and obey – they will receive the words to speak and declare in My name.   They will see My wonder-working power at work.    They will be my vessels to bring Christ’s healing, holiness and salvation to nations.   I am on the move and my body the church needs to discern where I am leading in this season.  It is not time for the faint hearted, the men pleasers, the timid – this is the season for those who fear the Lord and show that reverence and fear.   Who love righteousness and hate wickedness, injustice and wrong and will stand up and be counted.   To be the carriers of my presence into all situations where I have placed them – whether in the home, work, family, government, schools, everywhere they find themselves.   They can have an impact for good.  –   I sense that this is like the day of Gideon’s army.  In the last few months, God has been calling us out to pray on the streets and at strategic locations and has given us scriptures to pray each time.   It has been amazing the things God has shown us and inspired us to pray about in each location.   He truly opens our eyes to see.    I believe in faith that prayer changes things.   Trust in the Lord and do Good – Psalm 37:4

The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me!   In the beginning was the Word and the Word was God.   In February this year,  I felt God speak to me (again!) about writing a prophetic blog.  Over many years, I have kept a prayer diary and written down prophetic words, pictures, dreams which I believe are from God to pray into and share with my fellow church members and leaders but starting a blog seemed way too scary.    I’ve taken the step (or rather leap) of faith to start to share these on-line in a blog.  I hope you find them encouraging, useful and challenging.