In trying times it is important that we align - or realign - our words (both spoken and written), our thoughts, and our beliefs to line up with the Word of God. When things gets tough we must guard our hearts from agreeing with anything that is contrary to what God has spoken in His Word and prophetically. This article provides some solid Biblical truths to help us align with God during trying times.
The Lord is rekindling an awakening of the Spirit of Intercession in the Body through the telling of the old, old stories of His displaying the love, mercy, grace and power of Christ throughout the ages. We have entered into a season to "recover" all that has been lost, stolen, or left behind in our families, communities and nations. It is time for a fresh fire to burn within the people of God today with a passionate desperation for the promises of the Lord to come forth in power. Read, rehearse, pray, and share the stories of old believing that our God will yet do it again in our day.
The Lord began to speak about His weaving of a tapestry in these days that will reveal the Glory of the Lord as we come together from various streams in humility to seek His face and do His will. The tapestry He is weaving is glorious. . .
Each Christmas the Lord stirs from deep within my spirit one of the Christmas Carols that speaks in a unique way to the times and seasons. This year, that carol has been O Come, O Come Emmanuel. The richness of the lyrics, melody and the harmonies seem to unlock heaven as Christ responds by drawing near.
As Christ came in a little out-of-the-way place called Bethlehem, so He still comes to humble, receptive places that make room for him. A quick glance at Bethlehem provides some amazing insights about God's ways of choosing that are so very different from the world's.
We desperately need to Fires of Awakening to burn bright and white hot in our day. Purging, purifying, empowering, impassioning, igniting, releasing revelation, and ushering us into greater encounters with the "God who answers by fire."
There are some key mindsets that followers of Jesus will need to make to fully enter into the New Era that will bring about transformation in the church (ekklesia) and into all of society. The ones covered here are not intended to be an exhaustive list, but simply some key issues the Holy Spirit is highlighting at this moment. Certainly He will reveal more in the days ahead.
The Lord is speaking into 2012 - increase, perseverance, strength, great outpouring, dream big dreams, purify your thinking, open your heart, compassion, power, sounds of heave & cries of the earth, altar of worship, and more. Read the full article to discover the portion Holy Spirit has revealed, remembering that we all hear in part and prophesy in part. We must tune our ears to hear what the Lord is saying to the Church, the Ekklesia, today.
"And it came to pass, when Moses entered the tabernacle, that the pillar of cloud descended and stoodatthe door of the tabernacle,
and the LORD talked with Moses. . .So the LORD spoke to Moses face to face, as a man speaks to his friend.
And he would return to the camp, but his servant Joshua the son of Nun, a young man, did not depart from the tabernacle."
Exodus 33:9, 11
During this season of the Feast of Tabernacles, the Lord has issued an invitation for us to draw near to Him in a new way, to open our hearts, our homes, our businesses, our ministries -- the fullness of our lives -- to His abiding, "tabernacling" presence. What I sense strongly by Holy Spirit is that as we respond to His invitation, He is postured to come to us with greater manifestation of His presence. He is looking for places of habitation, places of abiding, places that have been prepared to be altogether His.
In a previous article, we were challenged to understand that this season is one where the Lord is orchestrating life to reveal our heart, our mind and our will by the testing of our affections, our motivations, and our alignments. We were challenged to change our mindsets to more fully line-up with the Lord's ways, to live in humility, to be rightly aligned & connected by the Lord's design, to be Kingdom-focused, to pray consistently & fast as the Lord calls. And, we were called to be fully devoted to Christ in extravagant worship, in giving ourselves to apostles' teachings, in intercessory prayer and acts of service to demonstrate love and honor towards people in the Body of Christ and in our communities. The Lord is calling us to look at the pitfalls and stumbling blocks that could hinder our progress toward "finishing well." Always remembering that the way we finish one season determines the way we enter into the new.