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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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How We See It

Psalm 91:7 & 8, A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.  Only with thine eyes shall thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.

Last night during church, in prayer, the Lord released some insight into the next season for me and I believe for anyone who would receive it.  His Word is never exclusive.  It was very simple really.  Pastor released a Word that we are coming into a new intercession.

After this, I was caught up in a vision, I was standing in a crowd of people who were all pressing on me and they were in my face.  No matter where I turned, I couldn’t see past them. I couldn’t move.

This could allude to many different things and you can discern whether it be circumstances, hardships, burden, infirmity, opinions of people, distractions, etc.

No matter, I was surrounded and I couldn’t make my way through and I couldn’t see my destination.  I knew my destination.  I had direction but I wasn’t getting anywhere.

It was then that I saw the scene played out from Matthew 26, where Jesus would go and pray and then return to find His disciples sleeping.  He was yearning for their participation in the watch.

It is our responsiblity, not God’s, to keep ourselves awake in this season.  It is time to watch and pray.

Again, I was in the crowd but this time, they could only come so close and when they did, they would fall away from me.  That’s when the Words from Psalm 91:7 began to resonate in my spirit. “A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.”

I realized I had no physical contact with the things that were falling away.  My eyes saw them coming and it was my eyes saw them fall.

That’s when I heard this…”Only with thine eyes shall thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.”

Only with thine eyes.

Only with thine eyes.

Only with thine eyes.

It is very important in this season that we participate in the watch.

Our eyes are key!

How we see and the perspective we take is key.

It is only with our eyes that we will behold and see the reward of the wicked.  We don’t have to try to handle it ourselves or take matters into our own hands!  All we need do is watch…

 
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Posted by on September 19, 2012 in Prayer

 

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Walking In The Lord

Colossians 2:6-7, As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him:  Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.

Oftentimes we use the term “walk with the Lord.”  But that was never God’s intention.  As Christians, we are to walk in Him.

With that mindset, we would not as easily “go”, apart from Him or leaving Christ behind.  Those who walk “with” can also walk “away” and that’s not reality of His love for us.

When we live and move and have our being in Him, we are housed in His person and in His presence.  And just like any natural house, there are furnishings.  These supernatural furnishings are all of His character and integrity, The Fruit of His Spirit, His influence, His power, His gifts, prosperity and so much more!

This passage tells us how we can “abound therein”. (Where? In Christ and in our walk “in” Him.)

By thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving will cause us to exceed in Him, remain in Him, to be excellent in Him and to have an abundance in Him!    Thanksgiving yields an unlimited measure to us and through us.

This is my prayer today.

Thank you, Lord Jesus.

 
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Posted by on June 14, 2012 in Prayer, Thanksgiving

 

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Setting The Price In Prayer

John 15:16, Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.

There is deliverance in this passage.  Deliverance from a state of poverty and self-dependence into prosperity and God reliance.

This freed me friend.  Take a moment and read it again.  I pray that revelation flows to you.

John 15:16, Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.

God chose you.

He believed in you before you believed in Him.  Yes, He created you but after that, He chose to put His faith in you.

The ultimate manifestation of His faith was Jesus Christ.  In believing on the Lord Jesus Christ, we agree with God’s choice in us.  We agree that “Yes, I was made for you Father God and for all of Your glory Lord.”

He ordained us and gave us authorization to go forth and bear fruit.  This particular fruit being produced from branches that are established in the Vine (which is what ‘ordained’ means.) and growth spurred on by His unfailing love for us.

Fruit that comes forth because we ask Father God, in Jesus name because that’s how faith is manifested.

One of the definitions of the word ask is to set at a price. When we ask of Father God in Jesus name, we call upon the price that He paid for us.

This will yield the fruit that remains.  It’s not of ourselves, let any man should boast.

We can ask Father God for many things without taking into consideration the price that Jesus paid but the eternal value and the permanency of the result we desire depends solely on what Jesus has done for us.  When setting the price that Jesus paid, we will most certainly never ask amiss or squander what has been given us.

 
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Posted by on June 13, 2012 in Prayer

 

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Prospering Through The Prophesying

This is a post that I wrote on June 26, 2011 and it has been sitting in my drafts, left unpublished.  The same is true for yesterday’s post as well.  I wrote that particular post on December 29, 2011.

I don’t know why this had to wait until now but I have felt a stirring…a resurrection of sorts in my spirit.  I am not alone in this.

There have been many prophetic words declared and some have been sitting dormant, just like these posts, waiting to be brought before the Lord in remembrance…to fulfillment.

I am compelled because it is the prophetic Word that causes us to prosper.

Ezekiel 6:14 tells us this very thing…

And the elders of the Jews builded, and they prospered through the prophesying of Haggai the prophet and Zechariah the son of Iddo. And they builded, and finished it, according to the commandment of the God of Israel, and according to the commandment of Cyrus, and Darius, and Artaxerxes king of Persia.

What’s more is that this post in particular was entitled “Great Expectations”.

It’s no coincidence that my son brought home Great Expectations for his summer reading assignment.  I am being provoked by God to remember! He desires for me (all of us) to prosper!

Great Expectations!  

As I entered into corporate prayer this morning, the subject of God’s glory came up.  How could it not?

There are some things that have “run their course.”     That’s how it was revealed in prayer this past week and this very thing has been stirring in my heart for a little while now.

Things have run their course and there is more of God’s glory yet to be revealed to us and experienced.  Transition doesn’t feel comfortable.  Among the many obstacles, those that seem most evident to me are identity crisis, ownership mentality or maybe even a sense of obligation. Regardless, if we are going to go from glory to glory, we must move beyond ourself.

That said, the scripture came up in my heart, “Christ in you, the hope of glory.” (Colossians 1:27)

Christ in you…expect His glory. That’s what hope is. Expectation.  Wherever we are, in whatever we do, with whomever we encounter.  Expect His glory!

As prayer continued, the idea of Great Expectations was released and was available to anyone who would receive it.  Again, I was stirred.

What we consider to be “great” and what God considers great, are not always the same thing.

What might these “great expectations” look like?

Let’s just see…

1 John 5:9,  If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son. 

If we would believe what a man would tell us, how much more should we believe God’s word?  It will in no way fail us or disappoint us!  This is the great expectation.  Daily we are tried in this.

1 John 4:4, Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.

This was expounded on as prayer continued…Claudia said (basically), “This that we are expecting is not as is was with Mary.  She was great with child…a babe…an infant.”

That’s just it!  Why are we expecting infant results when the One we carry is full-grown?  He lived, He died and was resurrected and that same Spirit lives in us!

I have GREAT EXPECTATIONS!  I am GREAT with the man Christ Jesus! Holy Ghost without measure! This is off the growth chart.  Man’s tape can’t measure it but He’s coming!

 
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Posted by on June 8, 2012 in Prayer, Prophecy

 

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Turn of Events

I was doing some studying this morning and came across this particular passage in 1 Kings 12 (at bottom of page).  Verse 15 speaks so loudly to me and I believe that we have witnessed a “turn of events from the Lord.”

The New John Gill Exposition of the Bible says this about it.

for  it was a turn of events from the LORD    

 ….it was according to his will and appointment; the defection of the people was willed by the Lord, and various things in Providence turned up to alienate their minds from Rehoboam, and dispose them to a revolt from him in favour of Jeroboam; and the Lord suffered the counsellors of Rehoboam to give him the advice they did, and gave him up to the folly of his own heart to take it:

If your heart is burdened by recent days by official political statements and immoral political strategies thought to improve standings and to bring in votes, read the above again and allow God’s peace to settle in on your heart.

The things that have been spoken and will be spoken in the coming days, I believe are according to the will and appointment of the Lord.  Various things in Providence are about to turn up to alienate minds from and to dispose them to a revolt from certain political viewpoints in favor of another.   

“So the king did not listen to the people; for it was a turn of events from the Lord, that He might establish His word…”

God’s going to hear me repeating this to Him in the coming days. Every time something makes headlines, I can read these words knowing that it’s a turn of events from the Lord!

King Rehoboam Acts Foolishly

1 Then Rehoboam went to Shechem, for all Israel had come to Shechem to make him king. 2 Now when Jeroboam the son of Nebat heard of it, he was living in Egypt (for he was yet in Egypt, where he had fled from the presence of King Solomon). 3 Then they sent and called him, and Jeroboam and all the assembly of Israel came and spoke to Rehoboam, saying, 4 “Your father made our yoke hard; now therefore lighten the hard service of your father and his heavy yoke which he put on us, and we will serve you.” 5 Then he said to them, “Depart for three days, then return to me.” So the people departed.

6 King Rehoboam consulted with the elders who had served his father Solomon while he was still alive, saying, “How do you counsel me to answer this people?” 7 Then they spoke to him, saying, “If you will be a servant to this people today, and will serve them and grant them their petition, and speak good words to them, then they will be your servants forever.” 8 But he forsook the counsel of the elders which they had given him, and consulted with the young men who grew up with him and served him. 9 So he said to them, “What counsel do you give that we may answer this people who have spoken to me, saying, `Lighten the yoke which your father put on us’?” 10 The young men who grew up with him spoke to him, saying, “Thus you shall say to this people who spoke to you, saying, `Your father made our yoke heavy, now you make it lighter for us!’ But you shall speak to them, `My little finger is thicker than my father’s loins! 11 `Whereas my father loaded you with a heavy yoke, I will add to your yoke; my father disciplined you with whips, but I will discipline you with scorpions.’ ”

12 Then Jeroboam and all the people came to Rehoboam on the third day as the king had directed, saying, “Return to me on the third day.” 13 The king answered the people harshly, for he forsook the advice of the elders which they had given him, 14 and he spoke to them according to the advice of the young men, saying, “My father made your yoke heavy, but I will add to your yoke; my father disciplined you with whips, but I will discipline you with scorpions.” 15 So the king did not listen to the people; for  it was a turn of events from the LORD, that He might establish His word, which the LORD spoke through Ahijah the Shilonite to Jeroboam the son of Nebat.

 
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Posted by on May 16, 2012 in Government, Prayer, Prophecy