Morning my friends. The Lord has reminded me of 3 words which I posted in 2020 which started with a post called “Awake Awake”. This post is a warning that the Lord God is a God who will judge righteously. We are called as followers of Jesus to stand for truth, justice and righteousness and not conform to this world. It’s a call to be ready and persevere in the times we are in. Trust in God.
I am re-posting these words again as I feel prompted by the Holy Spirit to do so. Please read them again or for the first time. I hope they bless you and speak to us all in some way for God’s glory and to advance His Kingdom. Perhaps there is a word in season for someone that will speak to their heart today.
The second post that linked to Awake Awake was The Heavenly Steed which talks of Jesus’ second coming and the glorious horse that bears Him. A reminder that Jesus is Lord and is coming again. The time is set and will not be delayed. He is the King of Glory. It’s a call to salvation for those who do not yet know Jesus as Lord. Call on Him whilst He is near and there is time.
The third word in the series is Take hold of today – Make it count which reminds us as followers of Christ that we are called to grow in the knowledge and love of Jesus and do His good works. The power of the Holy Spirit is at work in each one of us who has been born again into the Kingdom of God through faith in Jesus. One day we will each give an account to our loving Master Jesus.
There’s a beautiful worship song written by Brian Doerksen and I have been reminded of the lyrics today.
“Purify my heart, let me be as gold and silver, purify my heart, let me be as gold pure gold, Refiners fire, my heart’s one desire is to be holy, set apart for you Lord. I choose to be holy, set apart for you my Master, Ready to do your will”. Purify my heart, cleanse me from within, and make me holy, purify my heart, cleanse me from my sin deep within.”
The Lord is still talking to me currently about being prepared. This could be a word just be for me but I believe it’s wider and for others in this season.
I think one of the ways the Lord wants His believers to prepare is pursuing purity. He wants us, His followers, to be pure in heart in our service to Him and in preparation for service.
The Lord is calling us to be ready to respond to His call and I discern that the work for some reading this will be great. The Lord will use you to do more than at this stage you could even imagine or contemplate.
All God’s people are to be ready to serve in whatever ways the Lord asks. The Lord calls us and will use us to meet the challenges ahead and to be used of Him to do great and mighty things for His glory and the advancement of His kingdom.
“Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.” James 4:7-10
If you would like to read my other posts on preparation the I have linked them all in this recent post called Preparation and perseverance in the race – prize athletes. I hadn’t realised until I read this post from July again today that the first line of the word the Lord had given me was a call to purify hearts.
Morning all, today’s post is different to my recent posts with a return to sharing a word which the Lord has spoken to me recently. I am sharing what I believe the Lord spoke to my heart but as with any word please weigh and test it.
Last Saturday 17th July in a time of prayer, the Lord Jesus spoke to me again about preparation [for earlier posts on preparation please see Prepare, (Re-)Position, Let Go , Being prepared & persevere, Be ready for the “Suddenlies” and impressed upon me that His bride, the body of Christ has been in a season of preparation. The Holy Spirit has been speaking this word about preparation for some years. Those who have heard what the Spirit has been saying have responded, sought the Lord and started to prepare. However, many have not heard what the Spirit is saying or have heard but their hearts have not received the word.
I believe the Lord is encouraging those who have been preparing and also encouraging those who have not to act now. I heard the Spirit saying that this time of preparation is drawing to a close and a day of action/change is just around the corner. Believers need to be ready to respond in this new season – fit and prepared.
For some in this season there will be new difficulties to overcome, new obstacles put in our paths, new persecutions to be endured, new challenges but there will also be new opportunities to advance God’s Kingdom.
I wrote the following as I received it from the Lord- The day draws near – Purify your hearts and raise up holy hands for it is time to cry out to the Lord until He hears your prayers and answers. Those who bend the knee before My throne and not before man are the ones who will be heard before my Father in heaven. Seek Me in all things for I alone can guide and lead you in the times and days ahead. Great upheaval is coming even worse than the Covid that has ravaged nations. My body of believers must be prepared so that when they hear My trumpet call and when they hear My still small voice they can respond immediately.
I hear this challenge from the Lord – Is your heart prepared for Me. Is your Soul prepared for Me. Is your life laid down for Me.
Those who are not fully committed to Me, who are lukewarm – They will turn back. They will not finish the race to My heart’s grief. I want My children to run the race and complete the course but it requires discipline, commitment to Me and being prepared in Me to overcome and push through so that nothing will cause you to turn back or give up. The road is narrow ahead, the road is difficult but for those who persevere to the end they will receive the Crown of Life. They will understand what an honour they have gained in Me.
I have given all for you My children – I have it all for you. Come to Me all you who are heavy laden and I will give you rest for your souls. Take My yoke which is easy to bear because we bear it together. Always remember that you do not run this race alone. I run it with you and so do the rest of My believers. You are running for yourself but also with others running with you on the same course. Some ahead and some behind but all going in the same direction and with the same purpose in Me.
Blessed children – prepare yourselves as prize athletes – for the time has come to be ready for the next phase of the race.
Dear friends – whatever stage of the race you are on or whatever lies ahead, I pray that you will be prepared and will overcome. That you will endure to the end and will claim the prize in Christ Jesus your Lord and Saviour. May the grace of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you to keep you in the times ahead. May all you do for His Kingdom prosper and may God use you for His Kingdom in ways that exceed your greatest plans, dreams and visions. Let the double doors be opened and may you go through – enter into all that the Son has for you and may you be filled with the Holy Spirit and the power of the Holy Spirit to flow through you. To God be the glory and honour forever and ever Amen.
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 is 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”.
It is “to know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings being confirmed to his death”.