War is coming – yes ✔️ Destruction is coming – yes ✔️ Restoration is coming – yes ✔️ Revival and Glory are coming – yes ✔️
I can repeatedly tell you it’s a ‘both and season’, however no matter how much I repeat myself I can not prepare for you. Prepare your heart and know the Word of God for yourself. The promises of God are conditional. The sound of the alarm is ringing loud in the Spirit, not to raise awareness to what may transpire in the natural, but rather, “this is the TIME you must know the Lord!”. The quality of time you spend with Him now, I guarantee will effect the outcome of your future in the coming days. The Spirit world is the REAL world.
Promises and preparation are both personal, other people can not perform or produce for you – no matter the size of the platform.
The Lord is looking at personal produce
Abide in the Vine Build on The Rock Survive the Sword
““In that day,” says the Lord, “I will be the God of all the families of Israel, and they will be my people. This is what the Lord says: “Those who survive the coming destruction will find blessings even in the barren land, for I will give rest to the people of Israel.” Long ago the Lord said to Israel: “I have loved you, my people, with an everlasting love. With unfailing love I have drawn you to myself. I will rebuild you, my virgin Israel. You will again be happy and dance merrily with your tambourines. Again you will plant your vineyards on the mountains of Samaria and eat from your own gardens there. The day will come when watchmen will shout from the hill country of Ephraim, ‘Come, let us go up to Jerusalem to worship the Lord our God.’” Now this is what the Lord says: “Sing with joy for Israel. Shout for the greatest of nations! Shout out with praise and joy: ‘Save your people, O Lord, the remnant of Israel!’ For I will bring them from the north and from the distant corners of the earth. I will not forget the blind and lame, the expectant mothers and women in labor. A great company will return! Tears of joy will stream down their faces, and I will lead them home with great care. They will walk beside quiet streams and on smooth paths where they will not stumble. For I am Israel’s father, and Ephraim is my oldest child. “Listen to this message from the Lord, you nations of the world; proclaim it in distant coastlands: The Lord, who scattered his people, will gather them and watch over them as a shepherd does his flock. For the Lord has redeemed Israel from those too strong for them. They will come home and sing songs of joy on the heights of Jerusalem. They will be radiant because of the Lord’s good gifts— the abundant crops of grain, new wine, and olive oil, and the healthy flocks and herds. Their life will be like a watered garden, and all their sorrows will be gone. The young women will dance for joy, and the men—old and young—will join in the celebration. I will turn their mourning into joy. I will comfort them and exchange their sorrow for rejoicing. The priests will enjoy abundance, and my people will feast on my good gifts. I, the Lord, have spoken!”” Jeremiah 31:1-14 NLT
How do we look like Jesus? How do we become like Him? We allow love to have its perfect work in us that we may reflect Him rightly and purely. To be like Him is to be godly, and to be godly is to be the person of loving-kindness. He heeds and responds to the voice of the godly. Their voices are heard echoing upon the waters of holiness with the light of His loving face shining on them.
“But know that the Lord has set apart for Himself [and given distinction to] him who is godly [the man of loving-kindness]. The Lord listens and heeds when I call to Him.” Psalm 4:3 AMPC
We are all loved by God, though to be set apart for Him; to have His favored ear and attention we must be people of loving-kindness.
“Because Your lovingkindness is better than life, My lips shall praise You.” Psalms 63:3 AMP
People who know this loving-kindness and display it, and who are becoming it themselves are ones who know God intimately. The Hebrew word for loving-kindness in the above passage is חֵסֵד, checed: favour. The phonetic spelling is (kheh’-sed) which sounds like “kissed”. The definition is : goodness, kindness. The godly are devoted lovers and worshipers of the One true God; their understanding and belief in and the reception of His loving-kindness that are His kisses, provoke a holy response of praise from their lips, their way of offering kisses back to Him.
“But know that the Lord has set apart for Himself [and dealt wonderfully with] the godly man [the one of honorable character and moral courage—the one who does right]. The Lord hears and responds when I call to Him.” Psalms 4:3 AMP
Heavenly Father, may we be a people who reflect You purely and rightly who are godly, displaying Your loving-kindness!
I should not think it is the unbeliever who resists revival inasmuch as it is the religious person.
It is the control, jealously, pride and manipulation that we have continued to tolerate in our own Houses that are blockers to the move of the Spirit.
“But I have this against you, that you tolerate the woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, and she teaches and leads My bond-servants astray, so that they commit acts of immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols. I gave her time to repent [to change her inner self and her sinful way of thinking], but she has no desire to repent of her immorality and refuses to do so.” Revelation 2:20,21
I pray we would become a Body who does not know or tolerate “the depths of Satan” (Rev 2:24); a Body who is not afraid to address and cut off that which chokes the breath from the Lord’s Church.
[I presume the graphics I created may offend some, but there is a reason why art was once used to reform culture, lead by Christians at that].
““For the Lord, the King of Israel and his Redeemer, the Lord of hosts says this, ‘I am the First and I am the Last; And there is no God besides Me. Who is like Me? Let him proclaim it and declare it; Yes, let him confront Me, Since I established the people of antiquity. And let them [those supposed gods] tell those people [who foolishly follow them] the things to come And the events that are going to take place. Do not tremble nor be afraid [of the violent upheavals to come]; Have I not long ago proclaimed it to you and declared it? And you are My witnesses. Is there a God besides Me? There is no other Rock; I know of none.’ ”” Isaiah 44:6-8 AMP
““So everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, will be like a wise man [a far-sighted, practical, and sensible man] who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods and torrents came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. And everyone who hears these words of Mine and does not do them, will be like a foolish (stupid) man who built his house on the sand. And the rain fell, and the floods and torrents came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and it fell—and great and complete was its fall.”” Matthew 7:24-27 AMP
“Trust in and rely confidently on the Lord with all your heart And do not rely on your own insight or understanding. In all your ways know and acknowledge and recognize Him, And He will make your paths straight and smooth [removing obstacles that block your way].” Proverbs 3:5-6 AMP
If we KNOW, ACKNOWLEDGE, and RECOGNIZE the Lord in all of our ways – we follow THE WAY.
When you trust the Lord with your heart – the core of who you are, it will be inevitable that you will find yourself on the right path.
It all begins with TRUST.
Even Jesus had to trust the Father, as He prayed “not my will, but Your will be done”. His relationship with the Father was founded in Love, and therefore He knew the outcome of His willful surrender was in trustworthy Hands.
I heard the Lord say this morning, “Trust that your heart is held precious in My Hands.”
We are not even semi-precious stones, we are precious – valuable, of great worth, price, costly. We are beloved and dear to our Lord. We are costly, and of great value to Him, for we have been bought at the highest price of His very life. Just as the physical heart gives life for the human existence, so the spiritual heart beats just the same. Without a healthy heart we have low quality of life, and most often a shortened life; which applies to the physical and spiritual. But when we give our heart to the Lord, He understands how it was created and cares for it more than we could ever know. He promises long life and salvation when we trust Him.
This may seem like one of the most elementary truths to follow, however none of us are above the need to check in – how much are we dependent and RELIANT upon He who is faithful? By not remaining childlike in this area, this is how we actually veer off the paths of righteousness. ￼
Friend, you are precious, your heart is precious in His hands. Trust Him completely as He is the one who has given you those desires in your heart. Let Him fulfill you by clearing the paths before you, leaning upon the Beloved is when the crooked ways become straight. Let the Lord do the work.
“Blessed [with spiritual security] is the man who believes and trusts in and relies on the Lord And whose hope and confident expectation is the Lord. For he will be [nourished] like a tree planted by the waters, That spreads out its roots by the river; And will not fear the heat when it comes; But its leaves will be green and moist. And it will not be anxious and concerned in a year of drought Nor stop bearing fruit.” Jeremiah 17:7-8 AMP
“It is better to trust in the Lord Than to put confidence in man.” Psalms 118:8 NKJV
“Keep trusting in the Lord and do what is right in his eyes. Fix your heart on the promises of God, and you will dwell in the land, feasting on his faithfulness. Find your delight and true pleasure in Yahweh, and he will give you what you desire the most. Give God the right to direct your life, and as you trust him along the way, you’ll find he pulled it off perfectly!” Psalms 37:3-5 TPT
God is never to blame for a promise that has not come to pass. I feel a warning in my spirit very strongly, the Lord has been done and is done with carnival acts in the Church. He has given ample warning, time, and correction. In this next season (as in NOW) if you want what He promised you must be done with the carnal nonsense. That means people who you once trusted will no longer be part of the picture. Appearances are deceiving, the Lord has been showing me discerning the subtleties of the Spirit is the only pathway to truth. Narrow is the gate and few will find it. The window is closing, and He will find a Home to dwell, not just visit; your obedience is everything in this moment.
Whoever chooses to be the world’s friend makes Himself God’s enemy (James 4:4).
This the scripture that the Lord gave me when I was interpreting a recent dream. In the dream He likened friendship with the world to an algebra mathematical problem, with the root of the division (from Him) entering through our eye gates. We have been in a stunted class where we have learned to obtain what we see, yet it still serving a “third-world spirit world” – it serves self and the brokenness of a fallen nature. It is poverty ridden in mindset, ladden with false acquisition and hope. Repeating the same systematic patterns in a secular world equate secular results. We are fixated on what is brief, our high reach is for what is momentary instead of eternal. The carnality of life is programmed from generation to generation. We are regressing instead of progressing. Our society is like a fracture that will not heal, and the Lord is resetting our bone structure to reunite broken parts.
If you study the etymology of the word Algebra, it quite plainly a spiritual allegory. Reunion of broken parts and reducing fractions are two preparatory steps to solving algebraic equations ~ calculation by restoring and balancing. The Lord is longing to restore us, but will not reintegrate His people while still broken. He showed me in the dream, you will not graduate when conformed to the systems of the world.
I’ve written about this last year in a different article, however it most certainly applicable to this dream, and how we move forward in the ways of the Lord. The spiritual realm is mathematical! We must take the mental effort to transform from a worldly mind the to mind of Christ. The Greek the word for disciple is mathētḗs, a learner, disciple, pupil and comes from math – “the mental effort to think something through”. HELPS word study defines mathēteúō, “disciple” – to disciple, i.e. helping someone to progressively learn the Word of God to become a matured, growing disciple (literally, “a learner,” a true Christ-follower); to train (develop) in the truths of Scripture and the lifestyle required, i.e. helping a believer learn to be a disciple of Christ in belief and practice.”
“Therefore I urge you, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies [dedicating all of yourselves, set apart] as a living sacrifice, holy and well-pleasing to God, which is your rational (logical, intelligent) act of worship. And do not be conformed to this world [any longer with its superficial values and customs], but be transformed and progressively changed [as you mature spiritually] by the renewing of your mind [focusing on godly values and ethical attitudes], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His plan and purpose for you].” Romans 12:1-2 AMP ￼ Your eyes may be looking on things above and yet still carnal. High places aren’t necessarily His places. You may be looking up, but are you looking at Him?
“Or do you suppose that the Scripture is speaking to no purpose that says, The Spirit Whom He has caused to dwell in us yearns over us and He yearns for the Spirit [to be welcome] with a jealous love? [Jer. 3:14; Hos. 2:19ff.]” James 4:5 AMPC
“Does the Scripture mean nothing to you that says, “The Spirit that God breathed into our hearts is a jealous Lover who intensely desires to have more and more of us”?” James 4:5 TPT
The Lord is looking for those who are willing to follow Him wherever He leads ~ into the ‘thunder, lightning, and smoking mountain’. Will you be courageous to go where He is? You say you love Him, but do you trust Him, do you truly reverence Him? Will you approach Him? Safety according to our standards will often limit the depth of our encounter. Could it be that on the other side of your perceived storm, is the face of the Lord?
“Now all the people witnessed the thunder and the flashes of lightning and the sound of the trumpet and the smoking mountain; and as they looked, the people were afraid, and they trembled [and moved backward] and stood at a [safe] distance. Then they said to Moses, “You speak to us and we will listen, but do not let God speak to us or we will die.” Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid; for God has come in order to test you, and in order that the fear of Him [that is, a profound reverence for Him] will remain with you, so that you do not sin.” So the people stood at a [safe] distance, but Moses approached the thick cloud where God was.” Exodus 20:18-21 AMP