Yesterday, Pastor released a word for the season we are in and for Women of Valor. You can read that word here. http://fromsharon.wordpress.com/2011/01/19/january-19-2011/
In prayer this morning, more revelation came concerning that. Read about that here. http://prayerchronicles.wordpress.com/2011/01/20/1-20-10/
The question was brought before the Lord, If Friday marks one hundred days, what is Thursday?
At first, I heard, “It’s Holy.”
But as I’ve been sitting at my desk, I heard that it is reserved for “setting the stage.” Now in years past, we have always gone to the building on Wednesday and set up the “stage” or platform, along with any other prep work that needed done prior to the conference. This year is different. We did not reserve Wednesday and will be doing the prep on Thursday. So, in the natural, we are “setting the stage.”
Now, it doesn’t sit well with me to think that any of this is a show and so I questioned God, was I hearing right? Again, “Thursday is reserved for setting the stage.”
Not stage as in performance, as in something for onlookers or bistanders to watch as only a few participate. What I do believe is that God will be performing His word. Jeremiah 1:12, “Then said the LORD unto me, Thou hast well seen: for I will hasten my word to perform it.” (This also reminds me of Bob Jones’s word & the word Abide Not In The Hold. See that entry if you missed it!)
We are entering into a new stage. I believe it is a from faith to faith, glory to glory kind of stage. New thing. New ground. New growth. “But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.” 2 Corinthians 3:18
For a bit of clarity, in context with what I believe God is saying, stage means:
one of a series of positions or stations one above the other
a period or step in a process, activity, or development
one of the distinguishable periods of growth
to produce or cause to happen for public view or public effect
Lisa Butler prophesied that this year we would see these attributes and have visitation from the Fire, Light and Love (speaking of the Lord himself). When reading about the light this morning in my personal time, there was a scripture that stood out to me.
When sharing, Lisa couldn’t find words to even expound on this. She was lavished by it, for lack of better description.
2 Corinthians 4:6, For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to [give] the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
Well, now I’m a bit lavished too because it was only a couple of years ago that Melissa taught on Moses coming down from the mount and his face was glowing. That was during His Glory Revealed, WOV, 2009.
This past year, 2010, Glowing in Grace & Glory.
This year, Now Is The Time. The stage is being set!