Since the beginning of this Shabbat observance, I have been aware of a growing hunger and thirst for Him and for more intimate time in His presence. I have been crying out for it more in the past week that I have for some time. Yesterday, I went into His presence four times, and at the end of that fourth session all I could think about was wanting more of Him and more time with Him. This morning, I was face down before Him and asking for the fire of His Glory to come and burn away everything that hinders that from happening. Wow! He answered that prayer. My hands began to burn so much that it was very painful. I did not ask for it to stop. I asked for more fire. I like to say that His fire hurts sooooo good! Then my entire body began to heat up. I had to come out from under my tallit. It was just so hot and it was getting hotter by the moment.
Then the Spirit took me in a vision to a place looking down on a very traditional old style church in the woods. It was painted white and stood out in a bright and reassuring way from the green trees and grass all around this little white church in the woods. Time shifted and it seemed to be twilight. The light faded all around the church. Someone inside the church began to turn on the lights. The windows were aglow with the light which seemed to be coming on in stages from the entrance to the altar. But just as quickly as the lights came on, someone turned them off. This was surprising and I waited from revelation from the Lord. The Holy Spirit told me that many people in the church do not want the glory of the Lord to come. For them, it doesn’t seem like a convenient time. When I heard that, I thought of the message yesterday. When it isn’t convenient for us to be immersed in the glory of the Lord, it becomes an opportune time for the enemy. He wants to hinder the flow of the Spirit of Glory. He wants to steal your blessings, kill your hopes and dreams and destroy your work for the kingdom of God. Then the Lord showed me many people who claim to belong to Jesus but they were fully immersed in the activities and pleasures of this world. Some were lost in their work and lost to Him. Some were lost in revelry and lost to Him. I wanted to cry out to them and wake them up so they could see it from my perspective in the presence of His fire and His glory.
Suddenly, I was back in the training and equipping room in Heaven. Angels were handing pieces of paper and pens to each person. At first I could not see what was on the paper. Then the Lord said that these were enlistment papers. After a long military career, I understood what this means. Some are being invited to enlist for the first time and others are being given the opportunity to re-enlist in the Lord’s Army. This was a strong reminder that we are at war, and there is no opportunity to escape this reality. We can still experience His peace, protection, and provision, but only if we are enlisted in His Army and doing His work. Deserters do not get paid in the military. They lose all their benefits, provisions, and protection. If we desire these things, this is a time to recommit to the Lord and be part of what He is doing in these last days. I’m ready! How about you?
Remember the Bible tells us at least 328 times to be strong and courageous and to not allow fear to block us from the Lord’s service. I wanted to say this before I tell you what I saw next. Some angels were at tables covered with medicine, bandages, and braces. They were binding up the wounds of those hurt in battle. Then each of us was issued first aid supplies to take back with us. There may be some of you who have been wounded. Receive the healing of the Lord right now! Be restored in spirit, soul, and body to return to the battlefield! Take supplies to heal and restore others who are or soon will be wounded! As we departed, I received a great reassurance from the Lord as He reminded me of the second part of Luke 10:19, “Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.” The truth of His word is that our wounds are never fatal. Even if this body dies, the spirit will live on and move in great power and authority than ever! Amen? Remember and claim the promises of Jesus in John 11:25-26, “Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?”
Do you believe this? This is the real question! I pray that we will be healed, restore, and returned to duty to serve the Lord in love and obedience for the rest of our lives! May the lights never go out in the temple of God in our hearts! May we be on fire for Him now and forever! Amen and Amen!!!
Date: April 06, 2013