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A Strong West Wind

Last week about this time, I felt a strong stirring in my spirit and the Lord instructed me to begin interceding.  He said, “It’s time to put to flight.”  Immediately, I connected that phraseology to the passage Leviticus 26:5, And five of you shall chase a hundred, and a hundred of you shall put ten thousand  to flight: and your enemies shall fall before you by the sword. 

I began praying, not realizing what the Lord had set out to accomplish through my prayers.  I was riding on the wind of the Holy Spirit.

As I walked and prayed, I had a vision.  I saw the land (farm land, harvest fields and vineyards) covered in locusts. I understood that it was the land the Lord has given us for inheritance.  It’s the ground we have invested ourselves in.  It looked brown and barren…dead.  Yet, as I continued to pace, the ground began to move in almost fluid motion before me and I realized that the wind had begun to pick up and it was sweeping over the ground and over the trees.

Again, God spoke to me and said, “There is a strong west wind blowing.”

You’ll find reference to that in Exodus 10:19, And the LORD turned a mighty strong west wind, which took away the locusts, and cast them into the Red sea; there remained not one locust in all the coasts of Egypt.

As I kept praying, I saw that what I perceived to be fruitless and barren… stripped to dirt and bark was actually the remains of what had been plaguing the ground.  The wind made quick work of blowing every last locust away and there in the soil were tender green shoots.  The very thing that had been sent to strip the land was in fact covering precious seedlings.  The harvest is here. What has been just under the ground shall produce suddenly.  Many have sown and many have watered but God is bringing the increase.  Now is not the time to gauge our success by the world’s standards or the condition of Pharoah’s heart.  God is bringing the harvest for the coming harvest. What we have been waiting and believing for is here and it’s for His glory.

In Matthew 3, we read of another time when there were locusts in the land… on the threshold of the Lord’s entrance…  on the brink of liberation!  It’s evidenced in verse 4,  John had his raiment of camel’s hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins; and his meat was locusts and wild honey.  The man crying out in the wilderness, “Prepare ye the way of the Lord!” fed on the very locusts that preempted a move of God like the world had never seen!

What has been stripping you down has been itself stripped away.  Look up!  Your Redeemer is drawing near! You are on the brink of your breakthrough!

 
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Posted by on June 20, 2014 in Intercession, Jesus, Prayer, Redemption

 

Football & Faith?

My son just started his first year of football as a freshman in highschool.  There was no pewee training prior to this. No elementary learning in the football arena.  In fact, there was no Sunday Football, in the living room, hooting and hollerin’ interaction either.  From other family members yes.  From my son, no. From me, double no.

As a teenager, football was totally lost on me.  I went to an occasional game or two and our graduating class even went to state championships.  I was at that game.  Still, it didn’t stick.

So here I am, a freshman mom.  And a freshman football mom to boot! I am on the Parent Football Association.  I attend meetings and that can be interpreted in the singular sense, however you want to read it. There is the President, Vice President, Vice President Elect, Treasurer, Secretary and me.  I am informed and un-informed all at the same time.

Very much like the game of football itself.  Informed, yet uninformed.  At this point, I’ve got Sandra Bullock’s (The Blind Side) ambition with very little expertise to back it up.  I’m just now learning the plays and just the other day, a very kind co-worker lovingly corrected me when I called a touch down a home run.  Close enough, right?

Well, let’s just say I am one hot mess on game day!

My son plays left tackle and this week, while our team was working to make a touch down, I was yelling, “Stop him!! Stop him!!”

My husband said, “No! Don’t stop him! We want him to go, go, go!”

Try to follow me here.  I looked directly at my husband and said, “Was I talking to you? No, I was not.  I was talking to Wesley and that’s what he needed to be doing.  Stopping those boys from taking our ball!”

That’s also when I said, “I guess I should just shut up and ring my bell.  You can’t misunderstand a bell!”

And that’s when the Lord said to me, “That’s what it’s like when you pray in the Holy Ghost. When you pray with your own understanding, things can get pretty messed up. When you pray in the Spirit, just like ringing that bell,  the message is loud and clear!”

Romans 8:26, In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words;

Jude 1:20, But you, dear friends, build yourselves up in your most holy faith and pray in the Holy Spirit.

 
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Posted by on September 27, 2012 in Football, Holy Ghost, Intercession, Prayer

 

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