Awaken Our Hearts!
You are fearfully and wonderfully made.
Psalm 139:14 – “I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knows well.”
You are chosen.
John 15:16 – “You have not chosen me, but rather I have chosen you, and called you, that you should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name he may give it to you,” (Jesus).
You are accepted.
Ephesians 1:5-6 – “Having predestinated us into the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, to the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he has made us accepted in the beloved.”
You have a purpose.
Jeremiah 29:11 – “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 hope and a future.”
In a number of dreams over the last month, I have seen how God wants to use women to bring in the end-time harvest of the Lord.
“Don’t Stop Revival”
In the first dream I saw how God wanted to start a revival in a major city in America, but it was stopped because the leaders of that city could not recognize the package that God wanted to use. In this dream I saw the Holy Spirit begin to rise on a young woman. She was given the mic to begin to speak and prophesy, but as she started to manifest under the power of the Holy Spirit, the leaders were not comfortable because they thought she was of the flesh, so they took the mic away from her. She literally ran toward me crying and saying, “You don’t understand; they just stopped revival from coming to this great city.” I consoled her and said, “I do understand, this has also happened to me in the past.”
I want you to consider this dream for a moment. I wonder how many revivals in the earth have been stopped before they could even happen. How many souls have been lost as a result?
When I was young I heard a story in Halifax, Nova Scotia. There was a revival preacher in the early 1900’s that was seeing great results as he preached around Atlantic Canada. As he neared Nova Scotia, the leaders of the church put a stop to him coming in. They were not happy with the message he was preaching and the way he was preaching it. As a result the revival he was a part of didn’t come into that land.
The truth is we don’t always like the packages that God wants to use to bring in revival. I know of churches in my own region that would never consider that revival could move anywhere other than inside their doors, but inside their churches the Holy Spirit is not allowed to move. I won’t pretend to understand why they stop God from moving. Perhaps they have been hurt in the past. Perhaps they have seen it all before.
And some of the wildest packages that God will use in this hour for revival will be women.
General William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army, is known to have said, “Some of my best men are women!” I remember when I was young hearing his granddaughter speak in Newfoundland, Canada. The church was filled with people wanting to hear this woman’s stories of her grandfather. It was thrilling to hear her. There was a soaring in the spirit that day.
Pray and Intercede – Your Authority with the King!
In another recent dream I saw 1 Kings 2:19: “Bathsheba therefore went to King Solomon, to speak to him for Adonijah. And the king rose up to meet her and bowed down to her, and sat down on his throne and had a throne set for the king’s mother; so she sat at his right hand.”
I want you to consider the picture that is being painted in this passage. Bathsheba approaches her son, the king, to intercede on behalf of another son. When she comes into the throne room where her son is seated, he greets her by standing. He then has a throne brought to her so that she can sit in the presence of the king. This is a picture of the authority this woman had with her son.
I feel that this is a picture of what God wants to do with women in this hour. I believe that women are about to be granted an authority to sit in the presence of the King to intercede on behalf of others. Women who will sit in the presence of the King, seeking His voice and pleasure, will become like the salt that was thrown into the waters of Jericho. In 2 Kings 2:19-22, Elisha was in Jericho where he was staying after Elijah was brought up into Heaven in a chariot. One of the first miracles that he performed was throwing salt from a new bowl into the waters of Jericho which purified them for generations.
For me the bowl represents the vessels that God uses to pray and intercede, and what is inside of them is the power of the Holy Spirit to change things.
This passage in 2 Kings reminds me of the image that is painted in the book of Revelation 5:8 which says, “…the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb. Each one had a harp and they were holding golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of God’s people.”
This is a picture of the power of intercession that I believe is rising in the hearts of women in this hour. God is going to use them to purify the impure waters of towns. Their prayers are going to be so powerful that towns, cities and indeed entire regions will be shifted into purity for generations. God has ordained a season for the Church. This is the hour of the Army of God rising. He is going to use ordinary people to do extraordinary things for His glory because He can.
This is a picture of warfare in the spirit. I declare that women will even have mighty dreams and visions of the conflict that is taking place. They will see by the Holy Spirit the battle and they will be a part of it, inflicting great devastation and harm on the plans of the enemy in this hour. We must always remember that our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against the powers, rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms (Ephesians 6:12).
Your prayers have the power to shift atmospheres and bring in the glory of God. I declare that the women of God shall be an instrument yielded and wielded in the hands of the King to produce a new sound that will change nations.
Miracles, Healings and Deliverances!
All this shall be bathed in the love of Jesus. The nurturing hearts of women shall perform miracles, healing and deliverances, as they are filled with the love of Christ. They shall prophesy and they shall walk in the gifts of the Spirit. They will become the mothers, daughters and sisters that the earth has been groaning for since the beginning of creation.
A prayer for women today: I pray that God would open you up to new levels of glory. I ask the Lord to move you into a greater understanding of His love and His grace. I pray that the revelation of the King will fill your heart so that your prayers will be powerful and effective, and may the blessing of our God overlap and fill you completely.
Jesus said, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and you will find rest for your souls, for my yoke is easy, and my burden is light,” (Matthew 11:28-30).
Beloved, receive the Lord’s invitation to enter into His rest by “casting all of your cares upon Him for He cares for you, (1 Peter 5:7). Give all of your hurt, pain, worries, fears, hopes, dreams and pressures of life to Him. He is intimately acquainted with all of your ways. He knows about everything that is going on in your life! He knows what you are facing! Ask the Holy Spirit to invade your life. Invite Him into this moment. Invite Him into whatever situation it is that you are facing. Believe in the Love of God! Believe that He will perfect that which concerns you, (Psalm 138:8)! I say peace to you! Peace to your life! May the love of God surround you, may His presence invade your life and may His peace fill your heart giving you rest. Amen.
As I was spending time in prayer this morning meditating on the seasons and cycles of the Lord, I heard the Holy Spirit say these words, “Women of God, Rise Up! This is your time, your season, your hour!” Beginning at Sundown tomorrow evening, March 23, we enter into the season and cycle of Purim leading up to Passover.
The story of Purim is told in the book of Esther. Purim is the biblical holiday that celebrates a great deliverance for the people of God from the wicked plans of the enemy, (Esther 9:26-29)! The person who led the people of God to this great victory was a woman. Her name was Esther.
Here are some things we can learn from the life of Esther.
Women of God, you too have obtained favor and grace from the King through the blood of Jesus. Therefore, go boldly before the throne of grace, (Hebrews 4:16, 10:19) to find help in a time of need.
Rise up in intercession for your spouse, sons, daughters and grandchildren. Rise up and make intercession for your city, state and nation. Rise up and decree the Word of the Lord over your workplace and sphere of influence. This is your time! This is your season! This is your hour! God delights in giving you the desires of your heart!
Like the enemy used Haman in the story of Esther, he always works through other people. The people are not your enemy. The spirit using the people is. Therefore take authority over the enemy and command that every spirit and principality let your spouse, sons, daughters, grandchildren, etc… go! Break the power of the enemy and decree that destructive patterns and cycles be broken. Decree that destructive relationships be broken! Declare the plan of God being done in their lives! Declare that all soul ties are broken. Decree healing and deliverance over their lives. Preach the Word to their addictions, destructive behaviors, unequally yoked relationships, etc… Release the love of God into their lives! Mail them a card but before you do, anoint it with oil and lay hands on it decreeing the Word of God over their lives! Anoint something of theirs with oil and declare revival, renewal and restoration. Call those things that be not as though they were, (Romans 4:17). Decree a thing and watch God do it, (Job 22:28). Pray for the outrageous and see God do signs, wonders and miracles on your behalf!
So what do you do when it seems like you’ve done all you can do, and yet nothing appears to be changing? The relationship is still in turmoil. The sickness hasn’t gone away. There still isn’t enough money at the end of the month to make ends meet. The person I love is still addicted…the child I love has turned away from God…I’ve been thrown into the middle of a crisis…
So how do you start a relationship with God? How do you hear His voice? Simply begin right where you are by taking a moment and inviting Him into your life. He is as close as your next conversation. Ask the Holy Spirit to invade your life. Surrender all of your cares to Him for He cares for you, (1st Peter 5:7). If you seek Him you will find Him and He will give you rest. The Love of God is your shield!
God is aware of everything that is going on in your life! He knows everything about you. He knows what you are going through. Most importantly, He cares about what happens to you. He cares about what happens in your life. He will meet you right where you are. God is not far away. He is as close as your next conversation with Him.