Monday, 28 January 2013

Rise up oh mighty warrior!

Over the past week we have been up the Far North and while there the Lord gave me a dream that I want to share.  In it I saw people resting in their beds and others watching television and it was becoming night time but there was this recognition that an invading army was going to come and invade during the night but within the people there was a sense of hopelessness, acceptance, apathy and fear toward what was going to happen.  Initially I got in the bed alongside other people and then I stopped and said, hold on a minute and got up and rallied them with the truth and I saw hope rise and the sense of being overcome go as they stepped up into who they were called to be and not just accept what was going to happen.

If we know something is going to attack us we can become very fearful toward it.  We can often just accept what is going to come,  but the Lord would say - No, rise up and be the overcomer that he has called you to be.  Rise up not in your own strength, but in the Lords.  Rise up in His perfect love which casts out all fear.  Rise up in the word of God that says that no weapon formed against you will prosper.  Rise up in the word that says if God can feed and clothe the birds of the air, are you not more valuable than they, Matt 6:26.  Rise up knowing that ultimately Christ has overcome the enemy and that the outcome is victory - even if we don't see it ourselves in our lifetime but believe.  Rise up and be the Davids of this generation and slay the Goliaths and not be trembling in our boots because we are being threatened in whatever modern way giant there is, but stand up with whatever is in your hand and slay the enemy that is all words and no power because our God is greater and who dare defy the Living King.

Hence why it is so important to know the word of God.  If we go to war without knowing the word of God we are slinging a sword around without being effective.  I watched the Voyage of the Dawn Treader the other day and there is a part in it when Eustace is fighting with the mouse but doesn't know how to use a sword and he is all over the place but after a bit of training he was able to use it effectively.  Initially with the word we don't know how to use it and we need to allow ourselves to be tested and trained in order to use the weapon of our warfare, which is the word of God, and use it effectively seeing strongholds overcome that might have once overcome us.   There is power in the word.  And so we would encourage you if you don't know much of the word of God, now is a time to step out in faith and allow God to teach and train you in it.  To know how to effectively use the weapons that tear down the strongholds and the giants that would want to come at you and overcome you, but for us to rise up and the children of God and be the overcomers, the victorious in Christ and we can only do that if we know the word of God which is our strength and answer in all situations we may come across.

If you are wanting direction on how to start getting into the word then feel free to give us a call (07 8389009) and we can direct you to what may work best for you.  Many blessings.

Sunday, 13 January 2013

2013 A new road, a new journey....???? and its all good!!!!

I had a dream a few weeks ago and I share the interpretation of it with you. I know this is definitely for Jim and I, but I believe the Lord is showing me that it is something that he wants me to share with others as well and so I share its interpretation for you to do with what you believe God is saying to you.

I believe many of us have been living daily life, going about normal things but that we are coming into a time where a suddenly is going to happen that is going to shift us from where we were to where we are going.    We will have no idea what happened or how we got there, we will just find ourselves on a different road unable to go back to where we were even though you might desire and want to go back to what you knew, you are unable to.   We have been concerned about time but the time will no longer matter.  Coverings and authorities in our lives will change.  People will help direct you on the new road, and you will find yourself in a place that was more than you thought of, asked or imagined. 

Jeremiah 29:11 says that "For I know the plans I have for you" declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.  Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.  You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.  I will be found by you," declares the Lord, "and will bring you back from captivity."  I will gather you from all the nations and places where I have banished you," declares the Lord "and will bring you back to the place from which I carried you into exile."

So in this change, in this suddenly where you find yourself in a different place don't panic because it's strange, don't be concerned about the time it may take to come into the new place, but continue to search out the word and ask others for help along the way and you will come into all that the Lord has for you and know that it is good.  It will certainly be different to where you were, completely out of anything you even thought but be encouraged it is good, in fact it is more than you even imagined.  Seek the Lord as it says above in Jeremiah and he will be found.

Many blessings to you all this New Year and we are excited about what the Lord has in store.