Thursday, 30 January 2014

2014 A year to come out of hiding - "Arise my beautiful one, Let me see your face, let me hear your voice"

The time is now, the clock is ticking, it is now time for us to step up and step out in those dreams and visions that The Lord has put on our hearts no longer waiting for approval from man because The Lord has already given us permission.  Fear of man no longer has any hold on us, the accuser of the brethren  has also been cast down by the blood of the lamb and the word of the testimony - Rev 12.

Too many of us have been derailed from our destinies through needing approval of man and the ways things are 'done',  instead of seeking and seeing the approval of God and I know for myself this has been an issue.  We listen more to what man says or is not saying than we are believing what The Lord says and in so doing put man above God and in turn dishonour The Lord.  We need to repent for holding higher man than God and ask that God would remove the veil from our eyes, so that we can see clearly with no specs getting in the way, through eyes of love and openness and truth.
I had a dream the other day where the enemy was portrayed as a cartoon character trying to kill me, but that once shot with the word of God and of truth,  it just disappeared.  Also another dream where the deceiver was just like a miniature war set that you play with and it is intimidating you to think it is bigger than you are, while in the spirit we are giants and they are nothing.   A bit like David and Goliath, David seemed smaller while Goliath the giant, but in truth Goliath was nothing under the hand of God. Our weapons are not of this world, we are to speak the truth to every lying deceiving thing that exalts itself above who our God is and what He is able to do in and through us.

Something The Lord has shown me this past week is that a cord of three strands is not easily broken and that the cords that make up those three strands are 'faith' 'hope' and 'love' and against such things there is no law.  If we are a people who walk in faith, hope and love, and of course grace, then no weapon can derail us any longer.  However if we step out in a fighting spirit, of retaliation, of justice, of wanting our rights, of pride and not being willing to receive from people the truth that might set us free because The Lord says we will do this or that, and don't come in a spirit of humility, of honour, of lifting the others up over ourselves, of listening, of patience and trust that God will do what He said he will do, then we are coming from a wrong spirit and are open to anything that might come our way.  We can no longer blame God for our situation but ourselves and once recognising this, need to repent and seek forgiveness from The Lord and whomever we may have dishonoured in the process.  Also make sure you are holding short accounts with people and seek unity and peace so get things sorted quickly if it has anything to do with you.

God is love and as it says in 1 Cor 13, we can have all the gifts of man, but if we have not love, we have nothing (my condensed version) and love lifts others up before oneself, its a position of humility before man and the fear of The Lord as you want to obey what He says.  It lifts others needs above your own trusting that God will make a way for your own needs to be met, your own visions and dreams to be realised, as we trust in him and serve who The Lord has put in front of us.

Humility is so important in this hour not only towards those that we are called to help but also to those who would want to help us and if we don't listen to those around us we will hit something that God did not intend or plan that we hit and is not the best he has for us.  I saw a wonderful thing in Portugal the other day, it was a one way street that had a stop sign every few metres and it gave you opportunity to turn at each sign and I laughed as I wondered why we would need so many signs that we are going down a one way road and given opportunity to turn, but for some reason we ignore the signs and still don't take the paths that would stop us hitting a crash scene as an obstacle comes the other way at us.  We need to humble ourselves to those around us and listen and receive from them not thinking that we know all the answers and see the stop signs in front of us and turn a path that would lead to life.

So I want to encourage you to throw out your net again even if you are tired and weary and let The Lord lift you up.  It is a new day, the time of harvest is here, has always been here, but there is a supernatural wind of the spirit blowing over the earth right now that is shifting how things have been done in the past.  There is a rumbling happening that is shaking things up and Gods order is being put in place and it is time to take those opportunities you have been longing to see.  Isaiah 41:10 says "Fear not, for I am with you, Be not dismayed, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you.  I will uphold you with My righteous right hand."  (Continue to read on as there is good stuff to be gleaned in this chapter of Isaiah)
But I believe the winter is past and its a new season, a new year and its a time of celebration and inheritances coming into being, so step out of the shadows and come into the light and show the world who Jesus is through you.

Its a time of open doors
Song of Solomon 2:10  "My beloved spoke and said to me:  Rise up, my love, my fair one, And come away.  For lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone.  The flowers appear on the earth, The time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land.  The fig tree puts forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grapes give a good smell.  Rise up, my love, my fair one and come away!  O my dove in the clefts of the rock, in the secret places of the cliff.  Let me see your face, Let me hear your voice for your voice is sweet and your face is lovely."

I also believe it is a time of multiplication, so be expectant for more than you think, ask or imagine and I also believe The Lord is releasing creative miracles, so have faith and step out in boldness and see what The Lord will do with your little bit of faith as His wind of the spirit blows on it and spreads it around.    I also believe the supernatural realm will be made manifest with more visual demonstrations as previously seen as you declare by faith what you see. God will back you up with a sign or a wonder to confirm the word as signs and wonders follow the preaching of the word.  So preach the word and be expectant for God to turn up and prove himself.  Remain child like in faith and boldly declare what you see and believe and God will honour your faith, even if you don't see it instantly, know that the person or situation you prayed for will see it.  Don't try to work things out as that stops your child likeness of faith and trust in The Lord, Just Believe.

Have fun this year with what The Lord is going to do in and through you, but remember it is The Lord who wants all the glory, praise and honour that is due His name.

 Isaiah 42:8-10
"I am The Lord, that is My Name;
And My glory I will not give to another,
Nor my praise to carved images.
Behold, the former things have come to pass,
And new things I declare;
Before they spring forth I tell you of them"
Sing to The Lord a new song,
And His praise from the ends of the earth."

I share this with you in love and faith in what I believe The Lord is saying and I pray that the spirit would confirm or deny to yourself if this is a true and right word of The Lord.
Many blessings!