Daily Archives: 10/01/2012

Are you ready?


This is the day the Lord has made, rejoice and be glad!

Remember the promises in Isaiah 54 are for you.

Expect great things of God.

Expect the fertile ground that you have fought so hard to take, yet standing still for so long will quickly become your field of harvest.

Expect this to be the “Now Time” of the Lord.

Are you ready?

Are you ready to pray for Kingdom breakout?

Are you ready to disciple new disciples?

The next wave is coming, will you be blessed or washed away?

Are you ready?

Are you singing songs of praise and wonder?

Are you making ready for the newcomer and stranger?
(1) Sing, O barren one, who did not bear; break forth into singing and cry aloud, you who have not been in labor! For the children of the desolate one will be more than the children of her who is married, says the LORD.

(2) Enlarge the place of your tent, and let the curtains of your habitations be stretched out; do not hold back; lengthen your cords and strengthen your stakes.
Set aside unforgiveness and love as Jesus loves you.

Set aside personal ambition and serve as Jesus serves you.

Set aside judgement of your neighbour and accept as Jesus accepts you.

Are you ready?

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Future Glory, coming close…


I am always very cautious about prophetic suggestions spilling out at the start of a year but I have this thing jumping up and down in me.

I heard someone paraphrase Graham Cooke as “You die by your prophesy.” I think that is to say, when people do not respond you feel like dying, it’s always a risk to speak out.

Still John Wimber said that Faith is spelled R-I-S-K so that’s good enough for me.

I think, I believe actually, that God might have said something to me for His bride.

It’s the promises in Isaiah 54. I think that the Lord wants us to take these to our heart and expect Him to move.

1 “Sing, barren woman,
you who never bore a child;
burst into song, shout for joy,
you who were never in labor;
because more are the children of the desolate woman
than of her who has a husband,”
says the LORD.
2 “Enlarge the place of your tent,
stretch your tent curtains wide,
do not hold back;
lengthen your cords,
strengthen your stakes.
3 For you will spread out to the right and to the left;
your descendants will dispossess nations
and settle in their desolate cities.

4 “Do not be afraid; you will not be put to shame.
Do not fear disgrace; you will not be humiliated.
You will forget the shame of your youth
and remember no more the reproach of your widowhood.
5 For your Maker is your husband—
the LORD Almighty is his name—
the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer;
he is called the God of all the earth.
6 The LORD will call you back
as if you were a wife deserted and distressed in spirit—
a wife who married young,
only to be rejected,” says your God.
7 “For a brief moment I abandoned you,
but with deep compassion I will bring you back.
8 In a surge of anger
I hid my face from you for a moment,
but with everlasting kindness
I will have compassion on you,”
says the LORD your Redeemer.

9 “To me this is like the days of Noah,
when I swore that the waters of Noah would never again cover the earth.
So now I have sworn not to be angry with you,
never to rebuke you again.
10 Though the mountains be shaken
and the hills be removed,
yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken
nor my covenant of peace be removed,”
says the LORD, who has compassion on you.

11 “Afflicted city, lashed by storms and not comforted,
I will rebuild you with stones of turquoise,[a]
your foundations with lapis lazuli.
12 I will make your battlements of rubies,
your gates of sparkling jewels,
and all your walls of precious stones.
13 All your children will be taught by the LORD,
and great will be their peace.
14 In righteousness you will be established:
Tyranny will be far from you;
you will have nothing to fear.
Terror will be far removed;
it will not come near you.
15 If anyone does attack you, it will not be my doing;
whoever attacks you will surrender to you.

16 “See, it is I who created the blacksmith
who fans the coals into flame
and forges a weapon fit for its work.
And it is I who have created the destroyer to wreak havoc;
17 no weapon forged against you will prevail,
and you will refute every tongue that accuses you.
This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD,
and this is their vindication from me,”
declares the LORD.

I believe that He expects us to expect Him to move soon.

I believe that I have now found myself prompted to break this down and spell out what I think He is saying through this and have done so for the last two days now and will add these as following posts.

God IS moving, I am becoming so sure of this, and if I am a fool in this, then I am trying to be a fool for Jesus…

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Hot, Cold or “About Right but Indifferent” ?


Now I don’t know what you believe in, but if you have read this blog then you will be aware that I follow Jesus Christ as my Lord and Saviour, I am what is commonly referred to as a Christian, or believer or hypocrite or fruit-loop.

I am called many things dependant upon the way I live my life and the filter of the person judging me at that point before labelling me.  

I am one of those Jesus followers who believe that God speaks today, both through His inspired Holy word in the Bible and supernaturally into our hearts/minds by various means through the Holy Spirit who lives in us that follow Jesus.

I guess that places me in the jargonistic Christian sub-category of evangelical charismatic, if that means anything to you at all.

Over my life with Jesus, which began in 1995 I have gone through what I believe to be times of great intimacy with God where I am so certain of who I am and that I am loved. I have been through dry and dusty times where I seem to be on the steeply sloping upward incline of an endless desert. I have also been through times where I am somewhere in the middle.

I don’t like the desert but I like the middle even less.

Why?

I think it is because when I am in the desert, I quickly know what (who) I need and will cry out for Him (fresh intimacy and joy), I am more than existing as I am striving.

The middle though, is a very dangerous place – Laodicean even. I think it is a place of deceptive warmth where everything feels just right for a while, a place where you can settle and go comfortably numb as if being drip fed with tranquilizers. I think that it is a place where everything seems to just become a grey distraction-shaped cloud of lukewarmness and it is too easy to no longer keep the main thing the main thing. I think that it is a place to no longer keep-on keeping-on but to stay, stop and  believe the lie that everything is OK, someone else will answer that call…

The main thing for me is to keep my relationship with Jesus.

The main thing is for me to remember that I am important as God gave His Son for me, so I must be important.

Without Him I am really incomplete after I found that no-one and nothing else can make me complete.

That’s me.

Strange, but fearfully and wonderfully made.

What about you?

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