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3) For you will spread abroad to the right and to the left,
and your offspring will possess the nations
and will people the desolate cities. (Isaiah 54:3)

It can be hard to believe we will ever see or experience the “MORE” that the Father has for us, especially as we look around at the troubles of this world with our natural eyes.

It is all too easy to let the burdens and worries of life to somehow seem bigger that our Saviour.

The truth is though, that Jesus is our Saviour and is capable of saving us in every area of our lives.

Do you believe that?

Are you seeking the Father in prayer, spending quality time with Him? When we do, we are changed and our situation will change as prayer works!
Marc Dupont said, “To seriously pray is to recognise that what we need most, only God can provide.”

So that is not by our power, might or effort, but His.

Everything starts with prayer and Jesus certainly understood prayer works.
I am convinced that the Father wants us to appropriate the promises of Isaiah 54 and regardless of what you may see with you natural eyes, pray that you shall see the reality of these promises.

Pray that His joy will inhabit you as there is His strength.

Pray that in His joyful strength your tent will be ready, that YOU will be ready

I pray you have the strength and wisdom to make ready your tent for the disciples that are coming!

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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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