On Sunday, August 20th, the Lord impressed this word on my heart and I shared it with our congregation.
I, the Lord your God, am a consuming fire. I am the God who makes days, times and seasons. And your times are in my hands. The times of all creation are in My hands. Make ready your hearts. Make ready your homes. Fill your lamps with oil, says the Lord. Fill your lamps with oil for yourself, for your families, for your neighbors, for those I am calling. There is abundant supply. Access the abundant supply. Not just enough for you, says the Lord, but enough to give away, enough to draw the nations. My heart, My heart is crying out for the lost and you are the answer. You are the healing. Your hands are my hands, says the Lord. Our feet are My feet. Where you go, I go. I send you, says the Lord, not in your own strength, but in My strength. You are not as you appear. You are Jesus on this earth and nothing, nothing can stand against My church. You go now. You go now in the strength of My Spirit and nothing can withstand you, says the Lord. There is no power in hell that can stand against you for all has been defeated and you are in Christ. You are Mine. And I have made you for this day, I have made you for this time. You are where you are because I have placed you here. And there are those you will touch, there are those you will speak to that you have been destined to minister to. You are My children and you have been marked with the seal of My Holy Spirit – My Holy Spirit. My Holy, Holy Spirit lives in you. You are My vessel. You are pure. You are refined. You are sanctified. You are marked with the blood of the Lamb and nothing will stop this mighty moving force that is My church, says the Lord.
- Do you believe that these are the last days as referred to by Paul in 2 Timothy?
- Do you know that you are the hands and feet of Jesus on this earth today?
- Do you know that God has placed you in the family, the job, the church and the neighborhood where you are so that you will be His representative on this earth? If we are His body, what would Jesus do for your family, your friends and your colleagues if He were here in the flesh? What problems would He solve, what healing would He bring and what truth would He convey?
Even though I was the one who delivered it, this word is challenging me in considerable ways. When the Lord says, ‘Get ready’, we better take note and get ready. When he tells us that we are able to accomplish our assignment and that nothing will be able to stop us, we need to quit making excuses. I am challenged and taking this to prayer. I am asking the Lord to help me make changes and evaluate my life properly. This life is not a dress rehearsal. We have one shot on this ball of water and dirt and I personally don’t want to abuse the privilege of carrying the presence of Jesus in my mortal body. I want to represent the Father and Jesus well and be His hands and feet on this earth. I believe you do, too. Let’s pray.
Father, we can do nothing without you, that we know. But we forget is that WITH You, we can do mighty things. You are waiting for us to get up and do those mighty things and live out the truth that it is no longer we who live but Christ who lives in us. Let us grow in devotion, in passion and in boldness to bring your goodness into this lost and dark world. You have prepared good works for us to walk in. Help us to see what to do and be obedient to do it. Help us to be relentless in cleaning the junk out of our hearts and minds so that your Presence can flow through a pure vessel. You are good and patient and we thank you for your mercies that are new every morning! Amen.
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