This is a message to the ones in the Body of Christ who have been preparing for the outpouring of the Spirit… I was reading Luke 10 this morning:
“Then he (Jesus) said to them, ‘The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the Harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.” (Luke 10:2)
This was Jesus’ personal prayer request to the church, and we, the Church, have been praying this prayer for the 2,000 years since! Back in 2011 I heard a call from God to “earnestly desire the greater gifts” so that the world would know that Jesus was sent. Through various trials, God invited me to understand relationship with him in a different way. He called me to a ministry of love to Him, and in that, I began to feel what God’s heart bled for. It was a life changing time for me.
There have been hills and valleys in the journey of growth, times when I felt strong, then weak, convicted, then fearful. All these things caused us to ask “God, who are you? and who am I IN you?”
If the last year to two years was a time of difficult pruning, or deep prayer and reflection, then this message is for you.
Jesus has been interceding for all of us. Sometimes we can forget that He lives to intercede, but he hears our prayers and they are like sweet incense to Him before the Father. I feel He is so proud of you for your heart’s desire to love him with all of your being, to prepare yourself to go into all the world. Yes, many have been going, but it has been few, compared to the numbers that are being assigned now. There was preparation to be done, cleansing of our soil that had to take place so our roots would be strong and deep. Now, a wave of the army of God is being released and they feel it in their spirit. I heard a word of encouragement for this group this morning… It is based on Luke 10.
“Faithful One, I called the 72 first and let them taste and see what I could do through them. It was an open door. They continually returned to me for help and I encouraged them and gave them all authority. An invitation is being sent out. (I see white note cards going out in the spirit). I am releasing them to my anointed and chosen ones. If you will hear my voice and regard what I say I will open the door to limitless possibilities. I am with you. Don’t underestimate me. I am the one who will do it but you must go ahead. Feel your way along and listen for my voice of direction. I will be clear and will back everything by my Word so you may discern. I will not leave you abandoned.”
Then, I saw myself walking on the water. There were things to gather floating on top of the water as I walk on it. The one I picked up was a mirror. I looked into it and I Jesus’ reflection in it. He was smiling.
“We are as one,” he says. “You have taken time to know me and you now look like me. Don’t forget what you look like or listen to any contrary voice. I looked again and saw my face covered with light and glory. “I am in you,” he continued, “Where you go, I go, that the world may know that I sent you. Be at peace with me and know my voice for I will keep you close. Fear not. Ignore it altogether. I AM your focus, I AM your recognition. Beware of false idols who would come to claim your light. Beware of those who try to gain recognition for themselves. They, who’s ears have itched to hear, may not be hearing me, but a deceiving spirit. So closely we have to discern. They have no purpose but to destroy and they are tossed by the wind. Holy unto me, that is what I say. “
As I looked up from my keyboard, I saw the lit jar candle I felt led to light before my early morning time with God. It was pure white with one flame glowing in the middle. I noticed the clear glass rim around it. The strong flame burning in the middle of this. The wax was well melted, since I felt led to light it hours ago. The wick had been soaking in the wax so it was burning steadily and strongly. It protects and goes above the flame so it is sheltered all the way around, but transparent. It is open only at the top, heavenward. If one of the sides were to be compromised, the wax would leak out and the flame would suffer. Light can shine out, but not attack can come from the sides. I saw this as a picture of how we must guard our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. We can shine our light and warmth out, but no dark thing can enter in.