This morning while in prayer, the Lord began to speak to me regarding what He is doing in this new season.
It’s time to rise above the snake line and abide upon the heights. Eagles arise! Come out of hiding! Your year of favor has come; and the day of divine destiny is rising upon you!
Where you have spent your days under a thick cloud of smoke that has left you unable to see with clarity and your vision has been distorted, soar upwards where the air is clearer and the brightness of the Son illuminates the horizon.
It’s time to soar! Gone are the days when you had to hide from the constant barrage of enemy warfare, and the war over your voice left you broken and isolated. You will never have to fly solo again.
It’s time to soar, ascend, and fly together!
There is great strength in unity and greater vision that is birthed out of a place of unified intimacy. Collectives of visionaries are coming forth, each with different perspectives of vision, each possessing unique pieces of the puzzle of My divine design for the nations. As they band together and piece together the puzzle, they will find a master plan laid out before them and they will be able to quickly execute the mission. They will not stand in confusion because of isolation, trying to piece together their disjointed parts to no avail. They were always meant to stand together and to share what they had been entrusted with.
Unity will put to death isolation and cause My purposes in the earth to be furthered swiftly!
So I say to you, arise My eagles! It’s time to go up to new atmospheres; for I am taking you up to new places! It’s time to fly and to the ground you will say, “Bye-bye!”
As I pondered on this word, I could feel the releasing of freedom and lifting off of heaviness in the spirit. There is grace to find and be aligned with your community, your company, your tribe, and your family in this season. We need each other to fulfill His purposes in the earth. Greater glory is released as we collectively ascend into the heavenly realm and receive the blueprints of His vision; it is in this place that His vision becomes our vision.
Isaiah 40:31 (TPT)
“But those who wait for Yahweh’s grace will experience divine strength. They will rise up on soaring wings and fly like eagles, run their race without growing weary, and walk through life without icing up.”
Hebrews 10:19 (TPT)
“And now we are brothers and sisters in God’s family because of the blood of Jesus, and He welcomes us to come into the most holy sanctuary in the heavenly realm—boldly and without hesitation.”
I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “and the Lord added to their numbers daily those who were being saved.”
I was brought back to the cataclysmic sudden transition that took place in the second chapter of the book of Acts. There was a gathering of believers who hung on every word and promise of Jesus and what would soon be poured out upon them. They knew not really what they were waiting on; yet they gathered and united in one heart and purpose.
Upon their unity, the Lord blessed them with the fullness of His promise when He sent Holy Spirit and Fire upon them in a raging, blazing whirlwind.. a SUDDEN MOMENT when Heaven burst through the portal they had been knocking on and chipping away at through their prayers, fasting, and seeking.
SUDDENLY, these pioneering Fire-brands plowed through the gate and paved a way for the multitudes to come to salvation and receive the very Outpouring these Burning Ones had themselves experienced!
As sudden and swift as this transition took place, these Burning Ones became the filled manifestation of Sent Ones and transitioned through promotion into setting the nations ablaze for the Glory of God! The fruit of all these things revealed itself through souls.
We end chapter 2 with KOINONIA. This mutual divine connection knit the multitudes together as they transcended beyond differences and competition; possessing a deep revelation that each had their God-given, God-designed part to play in the Harvest. They shared what they had been given in an intimate display of communion and love to the Father, for each other, and for the earth. What they possessed was not their own, but had been entrusted to them to work together to fulfill His purposes in the earth to bring in the Harvest. The Lord honored this unity by fulfilling each call in abundance and increasing their fruit of souls and community.
Acts 2:42-47 (TPT)
“Every believer was faithfully devoted to following the teachings of the apostles. Their hearts were mutually linked to one another, sharing communion and coming together regularly for prayer. A deep sense of holy awe swept over everyone, and the apostles performed many miraculous signs and wonders. All the believers were in fellowship as one body, and they shared with one another whatever they had. Out of generosity they even sold their assets to distribute the proceeds to those who were in need among them. Daily they met together in the temple courts and in one another’s homes to celebrate communion. They shared meals together with joyful hearts and tender humility. They were continually filled with praises to God, enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord kept adding to their number daily those who were coming to life.”
Katie, Pure Fire of Yahweh
Nehemiah 8:18 Also day by day, from the first day until the last day, he read from the Book of the Law of God. And they kept the feast seven days; and on the eighth day there was a sacred assembly, according to the prescribed manner.
Nehemiah has brought back a portion of the Israelites back into their homeland that God had taken them out of as judgment for their constant rebellion. Nehemiah begins to act as a governmental ruler who is deeply devoted to God. He has come to help organize and rebuild the city both physically and spiritually. Part of this task involves restoring the prescribed feasts and gatherings that God had instituted for the worship and remembrance of past testimonies throughout Israel’s history. During this eight day feast, the book of the law is read every day. The revelation of truth is coming to the people for a week during a time of celebration and joy. Then the eighth day happens.
Nehemiah 9:1-3 Now on the twenty-fourth day of this month the children of Israel were assembled with fasting, in sackcloth, and with dust on their heads. Then those of Israelite lineage separated themselves from all foreigners; and they stood and confessed their sins and the iniquities of their fathers. And they stood up in their place and read from the Book of the Law of the Lord their God for one -fourth of the day; and for another fourth they confessed and worshiped the Lord their God.
The eighth day was a day of sacred assembly. The constant revelation of the truth, even during a time of celebration and joy, cause the people to see the ways they were no longer aligned with God and His holiness. As a result, they come in humility, fasting, and repentance. Their response to this revelation is not merely mental assent, but demonstrated itself in practical application.
When revelation came, they fasted and mourned, and then separated themselves from the foreigners. At this time, their had been many who had intermarried with foreigners and whose children could no longer speak their native language. God had forbid this so that Israel would not be led astray to worship the demonic idols of the land. They begin to confess and repent of their sins even as they separated themselves from it. They stood up and took responsibility for not only their own actions, but also the rebellion of past generations. After this, they aligned themselves further with The Lord by further revelation of truth.
Then it says something interesting in verse 3, “…they confessed and worshipped the Lord their God.” A heart in right response to the revelation of the Truth is transformed from former sin to repent and confess. This repentance and confession is an act of worship to God. When we turn from doing things our own way and pleasing our own fleshly selfish desires, this is an act of worship to God. If your heart is in continuous right response to God, you will be always ready to confess and walk in worship when His revelation comes forth. This constant repentance, when revelation takes place, puts us in a constant state of being brought life again and again. This is revival. Revival starts with our right response, repentance, confession, and worship, to the revelation of truth.
My encouragement today is to seek The Lord more than ever before. As we do this, our hearts must be ready to receive, day to repent, and ready to worship that true transformation may take place in us and through us. Repentance and confession is a special act of worship that touches the heart of the Great God of Mercy and Grace and causes Him to pour out the blessing of life continually upon us. It is from this place that we are changed and empowered to bring lasting change to others. Let us be found today, tomorrow, and increasingly in this place that true worship may arise before The Throne of God and we may be propelled together into the next level of The Kingdom!
Jesus, I desire to come to you continually. May my heart forever be in a place of right response to Your revelation. I desire to truly worship you as I repent and confess of everything that breaks me from progressing deeper in communion with You. Help me to worship you rightly and forever be in a place to receive your continuous life-giving Spirit. Help Holy Spirit life to flow out of me in increasing measure that my family, neighborhood, region and nation may be revolutionized by You in me!
- Ask Holy Spirit to bring revelation of truth
- Be quick to repent, confess and worship God
- Ask for the power to live in obedience
- Look for ways to release the life-giving Spirit through your words or actions today
Be blessed with the ability to walk in true worship by repentance and confession as the revelation of Truth comes in increasing measure. May the Life-giving Spirit flow into you and be released out of you as you are propelled into the next level in The Kingdom today!
Jeremiah, Man on Fire!!!
As we near the end of the second week, I want to encourage you to continue to return to The Lord for strength and life. Some may have incredible will power, but the point of fasting and prayer is to humble yourself and say, “God, I need You!” I would not have been able to make it this far without supernatural strength.
Here is another encouragement from Jesus’ words:
Matthew 5:3 Blessed [spiritually prosperous, happy, to be admired] are the poor in spirit [those devoid of spiritual arrogance, those who regard themselves as insignificant], for theirs is the kingdom of heaven [both now and forever].
Those of us who realize our need for God are blessed and will be spiritually prosperous because we know it is His work in us and not the work of our hands. Continue to trust in the grace and mercy of a loving God, and look to Him for all that you need.
As we continue to press in to The Lord and seek Him, we come to a realization. Most of the time, food becomes built up in our lives as an idol, in the very least as a great treasure. It is what we think about. It is what we talk about. It is what we build our gatherings around. “Which restaurant do you want to go to?”, “What is for dinner?“, and “What are we going to do for food?” are common questions, especially in the American society.
Our culture is built around the value of food, and often our waistlines reflect it. You probably find this out more when you are fasting than any other time. It is almost necessary to become a recluse because family time, hospitality, and all social gatherings are food-centered. When this comfort is taken away, it can be hard to figure out what to do, for the one fasting and for those around them. If you are not eating, for whatever reason, often your own family does not even know how to treat you.
In Matthew 4, Jesus elects to go The 40 to strengthen Himself spiritually to stand up against the temptation of the enemy. What does the enemy tempt Jesus with first? Food! Here is Jesus’ answer quoting from the scriptures:
Matthew 4:4, Deuteronomy 8:3 “It is written,‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.”
Food is necessary and important for the body to live, but Jesus puts His focus on what really matters, treasuring the Word of God. Even though your body may be sustained physically, you can still become sick and even die of a broken heart or spirit. However, The Word of God brings life to you that you cannot get any other way. Your value has to be on what really matters.
As we are fasting, I pray that even though the comfort of food has been taken away, you replace it with the life giving Word of God. When we read The Bible and seek Him in prayer for a personal word, this is what will sustain us through every situation in our lives. If you have not already, I encourage you to set aside some extra time to read The Bible and pray, especially while you fast. This will help you not only grow spiritually, but sustain you during The 40.
Someone else who knew the importance of the word is someone we know for going through some of the most difficult trials anyone has ever had to face, Job. In the middle of his difficult situation where everything is taken away and even his wife and friends are turning against him, this is what He says:
Job 23:12 I have not departed from the commandment of His lips; I have treasured the words of His mouth More than my necessary food.
Everything that God has to say is vitally important. Job says it should be treasured more than the food that is necessary to survive. In his situation, he did not need food. Food could not help him out of his grief and loss. It could do nothing for Him. However, he was hoping, clinging, and longing for The word from the mouth of God. Life comes from Him! Hope comes from Him! Strength comes from Him! As we seek The Lord, we must have ears to hear His word. When we hear His word, we must be obedient to receive the true blessings He wants to pour out upon us.
Jesus, help me to truly treasure the words of your mouth more than anything in my life. Open my ears to hear You. Open my heart to obey You. I want to base my life upon Your life-giving, life-sustaining word spoken to Me.
- Commit 15 – 30 mins extra time to spend seeking The Lord each day.
- Read The Bible, 1-5 chapters a day
- Ask Holy Spirit to open your ears and help you to truly value The Word
Be blessed with eyes to see the face of God, ears to hear new revelations of His glory, and a heart to be truly transformed by His presence! May this propel you to the next level in Him!
Jeremiah, Man on Fire!!!
What if we really lived like God were the most important thing?
What if our plan was to seek You first?
What if we really were a house of prayer for all nations?
What if we possessed the land You had given to us?
What if we did what we were designed to do?
What if we threw out the broken format?
What if we got rid of what was not working and sought to know You?
What if we trashed the gimmicks and sought to really know You?
What if You were our priority?
What if we really loved you with our whole heart?
What if we ordered our lives with You first?
What if we ordered our gatherings with You first?
What if we really acted like we needed you?
What if we really wanted you to show up?
What if we expected You to touch us?
What if You were the most important thing in our lives?
What if we lifted You up and watched as You drew all men to Yourself?
What if we fasted and prayed until You showed up?
What would happen???
John 12:32 (Jesus speaking) “And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all peoples to Myself.”
Matthew 6:33 (Jesus speaking) “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.”
Mark 12:29-30 Jesus answered him, “The first of all the commandments is: ‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment.”
John 15:5 (Jesus speaking) “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.”
Luke 19:10 (Jesus speaking) for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.”
Jeremiah, Man on Fire!!!
The month of August was filled with ministry for us not only locally, but globally as well. God continued to use Jeremiah in Spain as well as use Katie to minister in Texas. We pray that you continue to find joy and encouragement as you read about our journey of faith with the Lord. We would love to meet with you personally and share about what the Lord has been doing in our lives as well as what the future entails!!! Please let us know if you would like to get together with us or have us share with those in your ministry!
Jeremiah and Katie