Over the past few days, I revealed the first two parts of an amazing prophetic word of the Lord that was released to me last week. You can find them here: New Wine and Calling All Hungry Souls. Today, I will be sharing the final portion of His Word.
“Seek the Lord while you can find Him. Call on Him now while He is near.”
I have extended an invitation to you on an unending, daily basis to join Me at My table and to be filled to overflowing in My Presence. I am closer than your breath…literally within reach. Do you see Me? Can you feel My nearness? Do not be foolish like the five bridesmaids who were unprepared to be with Me when I came. Do not be misled, you cannot mooch off of the anointing and outpouring upon others to replace your deficiency. For indeed, the time they have given Me in the secret place has earned them the blessings I have showered upon them. The counterfeit you attempt to gain from their outpouring of love upon Me will fall to the ground and leave you more dried out and parched than when you began.
Instead of wasting precious time on worldly pleasures, enter in with Me while I draw near. I always draw near in response to your obedience and sacrifice.
Isaiah 55:8-11 (MSG)
“I don’t think the way you think. The way you work isn’t the way I work.” God’s Decree. “For as the sky soars high above earth, so the way I work surpasses the way you work, and the way I think is beyond the way you think. Just as rain and snow descend from the skies and don’t go back until they’ve watered the earth, doing their work of making things grow and blossom, producing seed for farmers and food for the hungry, so will the words that come out of My mouth not come back empty-handed. They’ll do the work I sent them to do, they’ll complete the assignment I gave them.”
Isaiah 55:1-5 (MSG)
“Hey there! All who are thirsty, come to the water! Are you penniless? Come anyway—buy and eat! Come, buy your drinks, buy wine and milk. Buy without money—everything’s free! Why do you spend your money on junk food, your hard-earned cash on cotton candy? Listen to me, listen well: Eat only the best, fill yourself with only the finest. Pay attention, come close now, listen carefully to My life-giving, life-nourishing words. I’m making a lasting covenant commitment with you, the same that I made with David: sure, solid, enduring love. I set him up as a witness to the nations, made him a prince and leader of the nations, And now I’m doing it to you: You’ll summon nations you’ve never heard of, and nations who’ve never heard of you will come running to you because of Me, your God, because The Holy of Israel has honored you.” Why spend your money on food that does not give you strength? Why pay for food that does you no good? Listen to Me, and you will eat what is good. You will enjoy the finest food.”
Ready ground attracts the unusual rain of outpouring and revival.
If you really, truly desire to see the full manifest Presence of God tangibly reside over you, your church, your community, the nations…it all begins with you. What are you willing to cast forth before the Lord in your time with Him? He has an endless, abundant supply just waiting for us to respond in self-sacrifice and obedience. Revival will not just fall upon us without having put forth the labor to usher it in; first in our own personal lives, and then to the atmosphere around us. Is your heart ready ground? Has it been tilled of the weeds and thorns that would choke out the seed of life being cast upon the ground, preventing implantation and cultivation? Nations will come running to you. Once these things have taken place, Holy Spirit can move freely upon you and through you and there will be an inescapable draw that suctions in all who are hungry and in need of Him. It is then that you will see Heaven invade earth.
Katie, Pure Fire of Yahweh
Only I can silence and calm the raging flames of uncontrollability. The drought of My Presence will soon be no more. For too long the enemy has opposed My Truth by invading the hearts of many. He has sent death and destruction to the land in hopes of bringing unbelief and rage into the hearts of man in a fresh wave. But soon I will silence the lying deceiver and remove the blanket of liberal lies and replace it with a blanket- yes, a covering- of a truth as refreshing as a dew of the morn. It with My Spirit will drench the altars of deception and false gods to silence the lying tongue in the ears of those in influential places and put them in their place.
As a sign of this, there will be a great shifting in the heavens as a great shifting takes place in the natural. The demonic influences will be exposed for what they truly are and My Son will crush them under the feet of My righteous remnants. A supernatural wave will rise up to sweep away the darkness and bring on a wave of My Spirit in a spirit of freedom.
Where there seemed to be an absence of My Spirit, I will march in like a Mighty Warrior and take back the influential vision.
Yes, the enemy of destruction has been defeated. For the fire was meant for destruction and decimation but I reign over My creation. Even in the midst of destruction, I am moving to make Ready Ground. Fire burns up all of the impurities and thorns that have long choked out the life. When removed, its charred remnants actually serve as an aid to increase fertility in the soil. New life is able to spring forth greater than before; ushering in foreign inhabitants, giving them food and abundant lodging.
“Ready Ground attracts the unusual rain of outpouring and revival.”
ISAIAH 55:10-13 AMP
““For as the rain and snow come down from heaven, and do not return there without watering the earth, making it bear and sprout, and providing seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so will My word be which goes out of My mouth; it will not return to Me void (useless, without result), without accomplishing what I desire, and without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it. “For you will go out [from exile] with joy and be led forth [by the LORD Himself] with peace; the mountains and the hills will break forth into shouts of joy before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands. “Instead of the thorn bush the cypress tree will grow, and instead of the nettle the myrtle tree will grow; and it will be a memorial to the LORD, for an everlasting sign [of His mercy] which will not be cut off.””
Katie, Pure Fire of Yahweh
I took the team to the first family, where we were greeted by the boy pictured above, and we were able to pray for them and bless them. It was good to be in this place of ministry once again, but I was sad that we did not get to do more personal ministry. Even as we finished up giving away the last bags, the rain began to come. From that point for the rest of the day it has rained with more or less intensity.
It has been more than three weeks since we have posted and much longer since I personally have posted. Many people have probably ceased reading these posts since we are no longer traveling from country to country doing the Lord’s work as He opens the doors. Before I begin talking about giving, I want to first reflect on who really needs Jesus? Does the poor Cambodian girl living in the trash dump need Jesus more than the middle class American business man that spends more time working than with his family so he can get provide for them the necessities and all the extras (cars, boats, bigger houses, better clothes…)?
This time of the year, it seems that we are consumed with the extras, the things we do not really need. Black Friday is a tribute to this focus with too many people fighting over saving some money on the things that are not really needed. People die so that somebody’s son, daughter, brother, sister can get the extra they wanted but did not really need. Now, a few days after Christmas, no one is really happier and the extras are on the floor. Many people are ready to get away from their families because they are annoyed and have frustrations with them. Soon, they will return home and 90% of these extras will sit on a shelf, in a drawer, or in storage gathering dust. Who really needs Jesus more? We Americans who have it all and the extras or the those who have nothing but will give you whatever they have willingly?
As I was reading this week, it is interesting that God had me reading in 2 Corinthians chapters 8-9 the day after Christmas. These two chapters are talking all about giving, and I encourage you to read and meditate on them. Here, Paul speaks about a church that promised to give beyond their ability out of a generous heart. He describes this gift as the fellowship of ministering to the saints. He then goes on to say that even as they abound in important things (faith, knowledge, love), they should increase in the grace of giving just the same. Is the act of increasing in knowledge, faith, and love more important than increasing in giving???
In Vs. 15 of chapter 8, Paul uses a verse that was originally used about manna in Exodus to talk about giving. “He who gathered much had nothing left over, and he who gathered little had no lack.” As I was reading this, I got revelation of a couple things. First, God gives us the things we need to go throughout our day. Both in the physical and in the spiritual. Not that revelatory, but worth mentioning. Second, some of the things He gives me are actually to help someone else make it through their day. If I have an abundance, and someone else has need, what I have is for them. What does it profit me to hoard that thing and save it for a rainy day or something I might need in the future if my brother is in need? The manna in Exodus rotted, and I do not want what God has given to rot, so I should be intentional about giving away what I do not need both in the physical and in the spiritual.
Finally, in Vs. 7-10 of chapter 9, it seems to me that Paul is saying that if we give with a joyful spirit, then God is able to make His grace increase toward us. We must have our giving with a right heart in order before we overflow with grace and abundance for every good work. Also, he talks about God giving us seed and bread, and how He multiplies the seed that has been sown to increase the fruits of righteousness. It does not say He multiplies the bread, but the seed. He does not multiply all the seed, but the seed that is sown and that is how the fruit of righteousness is increased in our lives. I would much rather have abundant fruit than just a little bit of seed and bread.
I want to return to the question I asked, who needs Jesus more? The answer is that both the poorest of the poor living in the trash dump and the middle class American that has the extras need Jesus. I could even argue that we as Americans have a greater need for Him because we can look to ourselves to work for and provide what we need. Some people, no matter how hard they work, will never have what they need. These people have to trust in something or Someone outside of themselves to get them through. I encourage you to meditate on chapters 8-9 in 2 Corinthians and discover the gift of giving that God has given us. It is not only for them, but it is for us. What is the proof of our faith and love? What is pure religion (James 1:27)? What do we have that others need? What has God given you for others that you have decided to hoard up for yourself? What is rotting in your storehouse that is meant for others? Joyously, give out what God has given you to give so that abundant fruit of righteousness may come to you and all the blessings that go along with it!!!
Jeremiah, Man on Fire!!!