Sight Filled With Grace Brings Forth The Best Harvest
This past spring, my son, and his wife had a dog given to them due to an unfortunate event of circumstances happening in the previous owner's life. The dog seemed like a fairly well-trained pet and was quite the beauty, and as anyone would be to have such a pet given to them, my son and his wife were delighted to receive him into their household. As it turns out, a few of the details about this beauty of a dog were not mentioned prior to acceptance of him, such as; he had a phobia with being left alone.
Oil Your Shields
"Arise, you princes, and oil the shields." (Vicki Burton/Flickr/Creative Commons)
"Arise, you princes, and oil the shields." These words from Isaiah 21:5 struck my heart in a strong way Thursday morning.
"Arise, you princes, and oil the shields."
Isaiah uttered these words in response to a "grievous vision" that sent him into travail, perplexed and dismayed him, and caused his heart to beat fast in overwhelming fear. The Bible says he trembled all night long (Is. 21:1-5). Imagine receiving such a prophetic vision from the Lord!
Get Ready for Alignments & Reassignments to Move Fast!
After this month, you can expect to see things pick up at an accelerated pace. From now, through the end of the year, God will be making some major alignments and reassignments. The purpose for this is to fill in areas where some Christians have fallen asleep at their posts.
“Yes indeed, it won’t be long now.’ God’s Decree. ‘Things are going to happen so fast your head will swim, one thing fast on the heels of the other. You won’t be able to keep up. Everything will be happening at once—and everywhere you look, blessings! Blessings like wine pouring off the mountains and hills.’” Amos 9:13 MSG
There is a palpable shift happening in the Church today, as we enter into greater grace and favor, outpourings of the Spirit and increasing salvations. I have spoken before about convergence, which is the alignment of calling, character and grace that occurs in a kairos(opportune, God-appointed) moment. I believe now is the time for the Body of Christ to step into our identities as Spirit-filled leaders in our spheres of influence and bearers of the gospel of Jesus.
I am encouraged and spurred on by my brothers and sisters in Christ who are fulfilling their destinies in this way. Last week, I spoke about the powerful time of gathering and equipping we shared at the annual Global Summit conference in Pasadena with leaders from around the globe and fellow members of Harvest International Ministry (HIM). The conference was significant not so much in numbers, although it was the largest HIM conference we have had, but in the culmination of what God is speaking to the Body in this season.
Advance The Kingdom - Embrace Change!
I have often contemplated the dynamic of change and growth, as all growth requires change. In any area I desire growth, change must occur. Where I remain the same, I consciously or subconsciously refuse change. To accept that all growth requires change is to open the door to an important Kingdom spiritual truth. The Kingdom of God is forcefully advancing, not remaining stagnant, yet many of us remain stuck in the 'rut of sameness' that is contrary to an advancing Kingdom. Choice determines the destination.
Starving for Truth
As it is in the natural, so it is in the spiritual. Natural life is a physical replication of the spiritual realm. What happens first in the spiritual realm is soon manifested into the natural or physical realm.
What we see today is what was thought and spoken in the yesterdays.
Speech comes from thought. Thought comes from inputs, both from natural and spiritual sources. All inputs whether spiritual or natural originate in one of two spiritual realms either God’s truth and light or Satan’s lies and darkness.
Hope Healing And Restoration
This is a revelation the LORD gave me that I believe will set many free.
This morning, I saw someone with their face etched with pain and distress. As I looked closer, I saw their bare skin was covered all over with inflamed and angry red welts with a STING mark in the centre. The word that immediately came to me was 'WASPS'. As I zoomed in closer, I began to see words imbedded in the welts : condemnation, unworthiness, shame, guilt, humiliation, rejection, paralysis, death. I immediately began to pray in the spirit and this is the word I received.
The Power of Impartation
“Come up here, young man!” the preacher shouted at me from the stage. He had inexplicably pointed me out in a sea of thousands of people. “Has God ever used you to heal someone?” He asked as I climbed the stairs to the platform.
“Um, I don’t think so,” I gulped. Before I knew what happened, I found myself on the ground under what felt like a heavy electric blanket. The preacher had grabbed my hand with his and put it on the hip of a person who could not walk correctly. I watched in awe as the person ran around the stage completely healed, and I could still feel the electric waves of God’s presence buzzing through my body. This was just one of many, many occasions when impartation changed my life.