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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

 

What Good Can Come?

And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see. (John 1:46)

Where are you from?  Put your address in there.  No one knows better than you where you’ve come from or where you’ve been and what you’ve done.

Here Nathanael was making reference to a place…the very place that Christ would come forth from.  It’s in this moment that we see the Redeemer in all of His glory.  You see, Nazareth was viewed with contempt and disgust.  That was the judgment of the people on that place.  But our Redeemer led by example.  His life made way for  the rest of us!

You might be asking this same sort of question today.  What good can come from me…especially considering where I’ve come from and where I’ve been?  Be encouraged.  It doesn’t matter where you’ve come from. The question is, where are you going with God from there?

Let’s face it.  All of us have come from a Nazareth of sorts.

But we can’t let our previous address define us or even where we are now.The blood of Jesus has covered our sins and our name is written in a different address book.  The Lambs Book of Life! You are a citizen of heaven now!  You have a different zip code!

More specifically, maybe your asking can anything good come from this situation?  Perhaps you’re in a bad  place right now relationally, financially, physically, or emotionally. Friend, listen, the very fact that Jesus came from Nazareth is proof that there is nothing that cannot be redeemed!  He will use the unthinkable according to our estimation to bring about the miraculous! Get your expectation up! Expect the one who will redeem your life from destruction and deliver you from all of your fears! His name is Jesus!

 
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Posted by on June 1, 2012 in Redemption