God is wanting to show his character and nature through us to the world.There are dangeroustimes ahead for the body of Christ and its Church and it's only through weakness that God will show his strength and power andenable usto enduring andpersevere these difficult times. The coming together in relationships,centred on the same goalis the sign of the body of Christ joining together to weather the storm.
Christ is raising up his church - to form a partnership - for an awakening of believers - where there are young and old together. Prophetic singers andmusiciansfilled with joy and moved bythe Holy Spirit - where the supernatural is natural. A supernatural provision of finances will come.
We see an alliance of leaders in cities and regions where there is partnership - Churches hand in hand - not resisting each other
Then the LIGHT OF HIS COUNTENANCE will SHINE! And Jesuswho is leading a great harvest giving us a great commission - a new level of leadership where leaders are walking hand in hand and where God’s Countenance will shine and trainingand equipping in the Kingdom is going to become vital for every believer.
Not everyone is going to be ready or prepared for these times. It takes a committed group of leaders to model together the receptivity that it takes to sustain faithfor the long haul.
Psalm 69:13-14 “At an acceptable time, O God, in the abundance of your steadfast love, answer me. With your faithful help rescue me from sinking in the mire; let me be delivered from my enemies and from the deep waters.
God is calling us to be men and women of prayer to step up to seekhis face and to know his ways. So much we have done so faris in our own strength and we become weary and tired. God told Martyn and I that he would eraseour diaries. That as we wait on him and stay in his presence he would begin to show us the things of the Spirit that were to occur.
The hand of God is to transform - give beauty for ashes - as Isaiah 61 says - we so much need that love and beauty of God in our hearts. For many of us that means dialling down, FINDING our spirit set alive again with the Holy Spirit. And A FRESH YEARNING for a TOUCH THE LORD
Some of you may remember the song “as the deer pants for the water so my soul longs after you.” The power and the authority that we desire is available to us but is only provided for us in our weaknessand in humility. We need to be desperate for the transformationin ourselves to see the glory increased in our midst. God has said - we won't miss it but we must watch for the Holy spirit to move first. Waiting before the Lord is the required position for preparation
The roots of holiness in this nation are to go down deep to undergirded it in difficult times. But it begins with us walking with the holy Godin our lives andholiness in his house,the temple.
Weneed to develop an internal Compass for righteousness and truth - integrity
GOD TRYING TO STEADY THE CHURCH TO GET IT READY
The Lord said to me to ask the question “who will hear? who is ready? Who is hungry?”
We may be surprised that not everyone wants to hear - it's quite a lonely walk. But as the fire is kindled it will burn brighter and more contagious. Coming up from the ground from deep within our spirits is a new strength andcapacity to fight- it's a battle sound and its growing - to overcome the principalities and powers that are against us.
God will impart to us something that will require huge responsibility.We need to Impart andaffirm what God is doing not man. We need to govern wisely - as the work will be often messy.
So it's in thewaiting and preparation time - that he imparts his presence and power to us -conforming our wills to his and changing our hearts as he prepares us for the task. Restorationhealing wholenessand deliverance is at the centre. But the holy Spirit must be the leader. It's his move - it is his work - we justneed to cooperate.
Habakkuk 2:3 “For there is still a vision for the appointed time; it speaks of the end, and does not lie. If it seems to tarry, wait for it; it will surely come, it will not delay.”
Daniel 8:19 He said, “Listen, and I will tell you what will take place later in the period of wrath; for it refers to the appointed time of the end.”