Word of the Lord for Turkey- October 21, 2017
As I was praying, the Lord gave me a vision of the nation of Turkey being outlined by a line of fire, which began to spread out to surrounding nations and burn up the land there. It was bringing destruction to what life existed there as with an uncontrolled wild fire. Jesus came in with a bellows and began to feverishly pump it upon the fire as if to extinguish it. When the blaze was not put out, He blew a strong breath and immediately the flame extinguished. Amidst the smoldering mess, He began surgery on the nation. He spoke to one of the angels surrounding Him asking for a scalpel. Then He cut into the heart of Turkey and began reaching in and pulling out cords and wires of this mechanical being and throwing them out until there was nothing left but a hollow void. He began suturing in veins and a heart and other vital parts, pumping blood into them. He continued this process until surgery was complete. After suturing up the gap, He got a defibrillator from an angel, charged it and shocked the nation to life. He blew a strong breath and Turkey began to be filled with life and lit with a warm glow that was unlike the former. Veins began growing and being lit up to expand beyond the heart into surrounding nations.
Upon dwelling on this vision, the Lord was saying that Turkey for far too long has been a place that has become almost lifeless and mechanical, burning the bridge of relations and influence with the nations. Corruption and deception run rampant among many and cut to the very deep. I Am the One who brings life and among the whole of the nation, I have been rejected for far too long.
But in the governing bodies, I am doing something new. I am removing corruption and placing relics of righteousness for the sake of My faithful ones who have been interceding day and night for the salvation of Turkey.
I am putting the nation into a deep slumber as a bellows administers anesthesia, so that I can perform life-saving surgery. I am ripping out the dead, fruitless pieces and throwing them out . Yes, I am beginning afresh for you cannot put new wine into old wine skins. I am fashioning each part to fit perfectly. Each person I elect will bring new legislation and a new atmosphere of change. There will be obvious signs that will bring a shock of life back into the nation. Yes, watch as I breathe life into this new nation. Relations will be restored, industries will be started up to bring provision for the nation. No longer will the enemy reign in deception but the revelation of the knowledge of Jesus will be made manifest and the Bride of Christ will see herself for who she truly is. This revelation will spark such life that it will expand and grow to reach the outer parts into surrounding nations.
Psalm 51:10-15 NLT
“Create in me a clean heart, O God. Renew a loyal spirit within me. Do not banish me from Your Presence, and don’t take Your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, and make me willing to obey You. Then I will teach Your ways to rebels, and they will return to You. Forgive me for shedding blood, O God who saves; then I will joyfully sing of Your forgiveness. Unseal my lips, O Lord, that my mouth may praise You.”
Ezekiel 37:4-14 NLT
“Then He said to me, “Speak a prophetic message to these bones and say, ‘Dry bones, listen to the word of the Lord! This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Look! I am going to put breath into you and make you live again! I will put flesh and muscles on you and cover you with skin. I will put breath into you, and you will come to life. Then you will know that I am the Lord.’” So I spoke this message, just as He told me. Suddenly as I spoke, there was a rattling noise all across the valley. The bones of each body came together and attached themselves as complete skeletons. Then as I watched, muscles and flesh formed over the bones. Then skin formed to cover their bodies, but they still had no breath in them. Then He said to me, “Speak a prophetic message to the winds, son of man. Speak a prophetic message and say, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Come, O breath, from the four winds! Breathe into these dead bodies so they may live again.’” So I spoke the message as He commanded me, and breath came into their bodies. They all came to life and stood up on their feet—a great army. Then He said to me, “Son of man, these bones represent the people of Israel. They are saying, ‘We have become old, dry bones—all hope is gone. Our nation is finished.’ Therefore, prophesy to them and say, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: O my people, I will open your graves of exile and cause you to rise again. Then I will bring you back to the land of Israel. When this happens, O my people, you will know that I am the Lord. I will put My Spirit in you, and you will live again and return home to your own land. Then you will know that I, the Lord, have spoken, and I have done what I said. Yes, the Lord has spoken!’””
Katie, Pure Fire of Yahweh
So, we are here in Cambodia now. It seems that Wifi is much harder to come by in the day to day happenings that take place than it was before. We have been here nearly a week, but have not updated and for this I apologize. However, such is the life of those who are on adventure for the Lord.
Our travels here were uncertain and unplanned. After trying to reach our contact for two weeks and still not hearing from him, we came knowing that this is where we were supposed to be. The Lord rewarded our faith and when we got here, we were able to get ahold of our contact Both, and he took good care of us in Phnom Penh. Good Friday, we went out with some of his family to a nearby mountain and got to pray over the nation from a high vantage point. Here, every high mountain in covered with temples and idols to demons. However, we claimed this mountain and the area for the Lord, and prayed that He would change the hearts of the people from darkness to the Truth.
After talking with Both and his pastor, they invited us to share with their church on Easter Sunday what God revealed to us to be praying for Cambodia and lead the people in prayer. At that time, I agreed to it even though God had not spoken anything yet. But, the testimony of the Lord is that He is forever faithful to His word, and He revealed three areas that we are praying over Cambodia, and are important for all of us to pray for ourselves and our nations.
First, God spoke to me from Matthew 9:35-36 that Cambodia is the heart of Southeast Asia, and as such, the Christians should be praying that they would receive the heart of compassion of the Father. Every time Jesus did miracles (feeding the 5,000, raising Lazarus from the dead, raising the widow’s son to life) it was because He was moved with compassion for the people. In the same way, we must be continually praying that God would give us His heart of love for Him and for His people. I remembered that last time I was in Cambodia two years ago, this was one of the main things I was praying for myself. It makes sense that this would be an important point of prayer for the nation.
Second, God continued speaking to me from vs. 37-38 of the same chapter in Matthew. The harvest here is plentiful, but the laborers are few. So, we need to be praying that God would send forth laborers into the harvest and be willing to go as He calls us to go forth. It is interesting that the word Jesus uses here for sending forth the workers is the same one in Greek that is used when He is casting out demons. God is calling His laborers to go forth with power and purpose into the harvest to reap the souls that He rightfully deserves and bought and paid for with His blood!
Lastly, God began to speak to me that we are all called to be martyrs! For us, when we think of martyrs, we think of those who have died for being Christians. But the Greek word we get martyr from literally means “ones who gives witness of what they know to be the Truth”. We know more than anyone else what and Who the Truth is, and therefore, we are called to share it in the same way Paul was (Acts 26:16,18). The Christians in the early church were so willing to share the witness of what they knew to be true that they did not care what persecution, trouble, life, or death became of them. So many early Christians gave their lives as a witness for what they knew to be true, that we took the word and have used it for those who die for the Gospel. This is how we overcome the enemy as it states in Revelations 12:11 “…By the Blood of the Lamb and the Word of our testimony.” Jesus was The Faithful Witness unto death (Rev 1:5) and we must follow His example no matter what the outcome may be. For the people here in Cambodia, surrounded by Communism and Islam, there is much more to lose than people in the US.
I want to call you to not just pray for Cambodia, though this is something I ask you to do, but to pray and apply all of these areas to your own life.
Pray that God will give you His heart of compassion and love and that everything you do will flow out of that same love!
Pray that God will send forth laborers with power into the ripe harvest, and be willing to be one of these, as He speaks, that He may receive the reward He bought and paid for with His blood!
Pray that God would help you to be a faithful witness to everyone around you of what and Who you know to be The Truth, and that He would use you just like Paul “to open their eyes, in order to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in Me” Acts 26:18.
Jeremiah, Man on Fire!!!