On November the 19th The Lord gave me a clear word. He said the biggest threat on the world scene is not the Russian Bear but the Panda Bear. Economically, militarily, and strategically China is becoming the most powerful nation in the world. They are quietly taking territory through economic dominance, and military threat. The time of the Qin Dynasty has reappeared. Russia is looking for its identity , and are like a drunken former bully, but China is like a confident Ruler, patiently and powerfully making its move. There have been a couple world news events concerning China since I got this word. Keep your eyes on the Panda. They will be regularly in the news. The good news is that there are seeds of revival planted all over China that are in the early stages of sprouting. God will send many Hidden Ones to China from all over the world to help serve the Church there. I do mean serve, not lead. These sent ones will be a great source and resource of encouragement to the extraordinary Chinese leaders that God is raising up there. In the end, if we steward well, in prayer, this tender Move of God, The Lion will overwhelm the Panda by infecting her with The Spirit of The Lamb.
Our prayers could be holding this back, but I still have a strong sense about this.
I saw rockets; lots of rockets being released into the air. I can only take this as a call to prayer. I believe these are literal rockets being fired in conflict. It must have grave potential or The Holy Spirit wouldn’t have revealed this.
Psalm 145:9 “The LORD is good to everyone and his mercies extend to everything he does.”
Over the years I’ve read and listened to so many people trying to explain the deep things of God. It is true that the infinite God’s ways are unsearchable, yet He longs for us to understand His ways. Without that understanding it is impossible cooperate in His purposes. We may always comprehend all the details, but there are a few simple things that God discloses about Himself so that we can walk in faith. These simple foundational revelations about His character and intentions, are the truths we rest on when total understanding seems beyond us, a confusion and fear want to creep in. This particular verse reveals the two truths that are at the heart of my understanding about God. On those two things, everything else I know about Him is built on, and when I find myself not understanding what He is up to, these simple truths are the reality I fall back on. These are the most simple, and yet the deepest things I know. It goes like this; GOD IS REALLY BIG, and GOD IS REALLY GOOD. He is LORD, (He reigns) and His MERCY (Goodness) is behind everything He does. In ever situation you face, no matter how disappointing it may feel, you can trust that He is on His throne high and lifted up, and that He is involved in your every detail, extending His mercies. The Hebrew word for GOOD in that verse comes from the word WOMB. In other words, God is always in control, and His is wanting to birth mercy and goodness into every circumstance. Isn’t that what He says in Psalm 23, “His goodness, and loving kindness (mercy) will follow me all the days of my life.”
I’ve been sitting on this word since August 30th, waiting for The Lord to tell me to launch it. I’ve been waiting in anticipation for Him to say “GO.” Even the wait has been prophetic, because The Lord to me this morning, “Are you ready to launch.” He then said “Tell them all to get ready to launch into that place in Me that they have always longed for. Tell them it’s time for the BIG ONE, and it’s on the other side of their YES.” When He began to birth this word in me that was how it started, with those words, “On the other side of their yes is The Big One.” He reminded me of the struggle of Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane. Even though His yes would mean suffering and death, on the other side of the sacrifice was The Big One. It wasn’t just that death awaited Him, and all the ramifications of pain and suffering, but Resurrection, glory, and the redemptive harvest awaited Him on the other side of His yes. Satan also knew what was happening, and in desperation was trying once last time to get Him to turn back. Of course, on the day of the crucifixion, Satan did everything to get Jesus to stop His climb toward Calvary, but it was too late, for the war was won the night before in the Garden. God is bringing His Longing Ones into the Garden looking for that YES, so they can know The Big One on the other side. There is something He is now trying to get at; that thing you’ve been putting off, hanging on to, rationalizing, clinging too, even if barely. The Lord of Heart Harvest is saying, “I’ve heard your heart cry’s. I’ve felt your longing. Your desire for more has come into union with Mine for you. The fig tree has ripened its fig. You are ripe. You are ready to launch. It is time for me to harvest your Whole Heart. The voice of the Turtle Dove has been heard in the land. He says you are ready. It’s time to Arise My darling and My beautiful one. It’s time to rise up and come away with me to that place. You know, that place you and I have longed for us. You can’t stay where you are, as good as it may have been. The eyes of your heart are filled with a vision for a bigger, higher place. You wistfully long for the heights. The only thing that holds you back is your consent. I just need to hear your yes. Don’t be afraid of the pain and the suffering of letting go. With every step of the climb up, the loss will become less and less painful as as the “joy set before you” takes over. New life, resurrection, harvest, and the pleasure of PRESENCE awaits you.” Just as woman with the issue of blood pressed through the crowd surrounding Jesus, and had her life changed forever, just by touching the hem of His garment, let your YES be your “reach” that touches His longing heart. The BIG ONE is on the other side of your YES. The winter is past. The time of preparation is over. You are ripe with desire, and readiness. It’s time to LAUNCH. GO!!!! YES!!!!
John 20:21 So Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you; as the Father has sent Me, I also send you.”
John 8:23 And He was saying to them, “You are from below, I am from above; you are of this world, I am not of this world.
Jesus sent us with the same mandate and the same possibilities that He had. He sends us to live a supernatural life, and to do supernatural stuff. In comparing Himself with the Pharisees He defined the kind of life He lived as a “life from above” life, and the Pharisees as a “life from below” life. Every person lives forever somewhere; either Heaven, or Hell, yet, especially John, describes the Christian life as Eternal Life. Again, everyone lives eternally, yet Christians received Eternal Life at their New Birth. Shift the way you think when you see the term Eternal Life in scripture to not be about chronology, or time, but quality. Eternal Life is the new life you received when you were Born Again. You received, by the incoming Holy Spirit, the Life From Above Life. To be filled with the Spirit is to simply allow that life to take over. For our language it would be better to think of the phrase Eternal Life, as Heavenly Life, or The Life of Heaven Life. That’s right, when you and I became Christians we received life that comes from Heaven, and has the supernatural quality of Heaven, so that we could be sent, revealing who Jesus is, doing what He did. How exciting!!!
If you’ve been hungry, I mean really hungry, for more of God, then you can expect a fresh touch from the Holy Spirit in this season. Go ahead and thank Him for it. Don’t try to imagine what it’s going to look like, just know its coming, and it will be life altering. If you want it, God is about to transfer you in a moment into a new realm. Don’t dictate to God the terms of what you will be comfortable with. 2Cor. 3:17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty (emancipation from bondage, freedom).
The Holy Spirit is Lord, and He will either do the dictating or He won’t come at all.
I was at a conference recently and heard the great missionary Heidi Baker speak. Over and over again she said “Wake up, be careful, cross over.” She was talking about coming into a new supernatural place in The Holy Spirit. A new place where you experience in a fuller way “The Life That Jesus Lives.”
If you’ve awakened to a new hunger for more, then The Holy Spirit is about to breath on you again, so you can cross over into a new world, a new realm. When it comes, be careful to be a good steward this time of God’s blessing. Purpose in your heart that you will nurture and cultivate the fresh touch this time. When God births something new in us we have a part to play in stewarding what He begins. Often, in the past, many have taken the “Fresh Breath” for granted and have allowed it to wither, and fade into the background of memories. It’s time to cross over. God is saying a lot these days about bridge crossing from one reality into another. When you do this time, keep it alive, allowing it to grow.
Psalm 18:10 10And He rode upon a cherub, and flew;
And He flew upon the wings of the wind.
Psalm 104:3 3He lays the beams of His upper chambers in the waters,
He makes the clouds His chariot,
He walks upon the wings of the wind,
John 3:8 8 The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit.”
The Lord walks and rides on the wings of the winds.
The Lord has been speaking a lot lately about changes and shifts so expect the winds of change, major change. In those changes no matter how difficult they may seem, no matter how uncomfortable they maybe – because change is not something we are comfortable with – understand that the Lord rides and walks on the wind. The Lord is riding in on those changes and is coming to you with his intentions, with his divine and eternal purposes. Don’t resist the winds of change and don’t blame the winds of change on the enemy, even though there may be warfare involved. Understand those winds of change are bringing the presence, the purposes and the glory of God into your life and situation because these winds of change are of him. Look to him, go ahead and praise him before you see it all in the natural. If you have been crying out for his presence then don’t be surprised about his winds of change coming, that is how he is coming in this season.
We have to adjust to flow with this and it is important that you do because it brings his presence, it brings his purposes, it brings his glory. Don’t hide, don’t protect yourself from change just throw yourself into the wind of change knowing that Jesus is riding in on those and it is the answer to your prayers. You’ve been crying for his presence, you have been crying out for his power, his purpose, his glory, well he is coming and bringing all these things to you on these winds of change.
A few years ago I did some teaching from the book of Ruth that really impacted my life about Jesus our ‘Boaz’ being our redeemer. The idea of redemption doesn’t just carry the idea of forgiveness although it certainly does have a lot to do with it. Redemption is more than just forgiveness it restores and overrules for good all the loss occasioned by our sin, the activity of the enemy or the activity of others.
About a week ago I was reading about the Hebrew month called Elul. One of the characteristics of this month of Elul, as stated in this article, is it’s known as the time when the king is in his fields; he goes out once or twice a month to check his fields. While reading this I thought it was interesting but as I read on the Holy Spirit quickened my heart with some of the things he had revealed to me about Boaz and spoke clearly to me that Boaz was now in his fields. This word comes out of the book of Ruth chapter 2.
In Ruth chapter 2:2 Ruth appeals to her mother-in-law to allow her to go into the fields and glean among the grain and find the one and whose sight she may find favor. Naomi released her to go and as she goes out to the fields it is literally translated ‘her chance chanced upon the fields of Boaz’. If you know the story of the book of Ruth, Boaz was the one who was qualified to be her kinsman redeemer and as the story unfolds, he redeems her. She goes out to be a gleaner – not a reaper – a reaper worked for whoever owned the land and they would sickle the crop for harvest – a gleaner would go after everything was reaped after the harvesting of the day and gather the leftovers. There was in part of the covenant a provision that mentions parts of the corners of the fields should be left for the poor. Gleaners were the poorest of the poor. When Ruth goes out and is gleaning in the fields Boaz comes out to see how the barley harvest is progressing. He inquires of who she is and the workers tell him she is a Moabite who returned with her mother-in-law Naomi. Boaz approaches her and begins to tell her he knew who she was and that he had heard about her; about the favor and loyalty she displayed towards her mother-in-law and that she had come to Israel to seek the refuge of God – that she had become a convert from being a Moabite to Judaism. Her fame had come to him and it was pleasing to him, it tenderized his heart. The story goes on to say he welcomes her and instructs the reapers to leave behind bunches of grain for her. At the end of the day he invites her to sit with him and eat dinner with him where she is fed until she is so satisfied and then she carries all her leftovers home for her and her mother-in-law which lasted for weeks and weeks. This is the background of this word.
What the Lord was saying to me is this ‘Boaz’ in the fields now. This Boaz is out looking for those who he can redeem. Boaz is looking for those who he can minister not only forgiveness but restoration. Boaz is looking for the poor of spirit; Jesus is out looking for those who are desperate and broken. In their poverty of spirit they are looking for favor in God’s eyes. They are standing with transparency in the sight of God revealing everything true about them; where they have been; what they have done and in all of this hoping God would still have favor on them. No more pretense, no more faking no more hiding but with the spirit of desperation and transparency, being open and honest with him about where they had been who they are and what their story is; all looking for refuge under the shadow of his wings. These are the ones – these transparent broken desperate people are the ones who have a good report in heaven. Their fame has gone forth into heaven and has tenderized the heart of Jesus. These are the ones whose chance will chance upon the grace of God and God sees their heart. There are no more pretenses, there is just an open brokenness, a spirit of repentance and desperation, and their chance will chance upon the fields of Boaz upon the fields of Jesus and His grace. Not only is he looking to let them know that they are forgiven, he is looking to redeem them out of their situation, he is looking to restore them, to overrule for good their loss and restore them with everything God had intended for them. To bring them to a time of new beginnings, to redeem their circumstance so much so that he will so fill them and so satisfy them under the shadow of the wings of the almighty, that there will be such an overflow of grace to others. By their redemption and restoration their ministry will come forth and their ministry will be an extension of the ministry of Boaz – to minister to those who are truly broken and wounded.
This is an important word for those who have felt disenfranchised where the enemy has been telling them they have made mistakes and put themselves in a position where God could never do for them all the things they hoped he would do. What the Lord wants us to know is Boaz is out in the fields now searching – looking for the poor in spirit – looking for the repentant broken desperate ones who are seeking the favor of God. Looking for refuge under the shadow of his presence; wanting to know there is a place welcome for transparent repentant hearts. They will find the disposition of the poor in spirit, will place yourself in the fields of your Boaz to be not only embraced but accepted. He will embrace you, he will ask you to fellowship with him and he will fill you and satisfy you to overflowing. Redeemed, restored – loss overruled for good with His redemptive purpose and plans. Overflow to overflowing so that others will have redemption through the overflow of your life.
I saw an image of a risen sun high in the sky, very bright and there was nothing above it. It had its rays coming out of it like in a portrait. Underneath that picture the Lord said he is bringing hidden sin into the light of day. When I heard that in the spirit I knew the Lord was not saying he was going to make sin public in order to embarrass or humiliate people, but he is bringing sin forward in individual’s lives that have been hidden away in the darkness. Things we have been holding onto even nourishing and not willing to let go of, these things have been robbing us of the fullness of the Holy Spirit in our lives on a daily basis.
The Lord said it is time to clean out the attic! The attic is that dark place where we keep things stored away, old things, sometimes ancient things, inherited things, but the Lord said it is time to bring those things out of the attic out of darkness. He is going to do it! You are going to find through his grace being the Son of righteousness, he is going to begin to bring things to your conscience and to your heart into the light of day where you will not be willing to live with it any more, where you will not be willing to live with all of that stuff up in the attic influencing your spiritual life anymore. We are living in a time where the Lord is cleaning out the attic. It’s about things we have compromised and lived with, we may even think they are just little foxes but it’s the little foxes that ruin the vineyard. The Son of righteousness is bringing sin into the light of day so we can truly repent and really acknowledge him as the exalted Son enthroned in the place of Lordship and king of our hearts. A lot of things that we have tolerated or excused, we called sin different names other than sin, now the Lord is saying he is bringing those things into the light of day because He wants to set us free. In Malachi 4:2 it says that the Son of righteousness will arise with healing in his wings. God’s whole purpose is to bring healing, true inner-healing so we can start walking in real wholeness. This is a time of real healing, not a time for condemnation or rejection because that’s not what God is doing. He’s not bringing things to the light of day to condemn you or reject you or cause you to sink into shame and despair, it’s so he can set you free and bring healing.
Two things will happen as a result of this healing; unity and melody. First there will be unity between our minds and our thought life. We will no longer be obsessive, have confusion, or have fear and anxiety rule our minds. He is bringing the peace that passes all understanding to our minds and in our thought life. Second, he will bring a melody to our heart. Ephesians 5:18-19 speaks of being continually filled with the Spirit, where we will then start singing psalms and spiritual songs and making melody in our heart to the Lord. The word melody means not only singing but also moving – dancing – a dancing heart because they are so free and so full of joy. Melody speaks of a dancing song in our heart a heart that is so free.
These two things; unity speaks of the peace that passes understanding and melody being the joy unspeakable, full of glory coming forth from a heart that dances being full of song to God. This is one of the things that God is doing in our day. With joyful work of conviction and repentance as the Son of righteousness arises with the purpose of bringing healing to our hearts by bringing sin to the light of day so we can be free.
I came home from a series of meetings on Wednesday, and when I stood before our home church to teach, I heard myself saying “I’m not sure all that is going on but WE ARE DANCING IN A LARGER ROOM.” After I said it I knew that it wasn’t just a description of what God was doing, it was a prophetic word for what is happening in our day, and what to expect. Yesterday morning I asked he Lord to expand. This is what I got.
We surely live in a time of Major Shifts, and that one day you will be Dancing (living your Christian Life In Him) in one room, and you will wake up the next morning Dancing in a Larger Room.
Psa. 31:8 And hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy: thou hast set my feet in a large room.
Not only have you survived this season of battle and waiting, not only have you not been given over to the hand of the enemy, you have in an instant shifted into a Larger Room, full of MUCH MORE.
The Lord said this Larger Room was for Worshipping, Wanters, and Willers. Those who have set their hearts to be True Adorers (Beholding and adoring His beauty being their priority), and those who desperately Want more of Him and all He has, and those who are Willing to lay anything down for Him, are the ones who will instantly wake up DANCING IN A LARGER ROOM. IF enough people in a geographical area position themselves, a whole church, city, and geographical area can make the Great Shift in an instant. I’m seeing it happen before my eyes. Expect to wake up one day soon DANCING IN A LARGER ROOM. We are in a LARGER ROOM time.
Psa. 16:11 You will make known to me the path of life;
In Your presence is fullness of joy;
In Your right hand there are pleasures forever.
1Th. 5:9 For God has not appointed us to [incur His] wrath [He did not select us to condemn us], but [that we might] obtain [His] salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah)
1Th. 5:10 Who died for us so that whether we are still alive or are dead [at Christ’s appearing], we might live together with Him and share His life.
John 14:3 And when (if) I go and make ready a place for you, I will come back again and will take you to Myself, that where I am you may be also.
These are verses all about ‘presence.’ God is a God of relationship. He has for all of eternity lived in the relationship of the Trinity. It is so easy to think of Perfect, Holy God as an austere isolationist, because we often think of the holiest humans as those who live a sort of austere life, set apart from a fallen world. Therefore we think that is what Holy looks like, and God must be that way too.The truth is, God is the most social being in existence, and He loves your presence, and loves to share His presence with you. Created in His image, we were created for His presence. Deut. 7 says that we are His Special Treasure, set apart for His presence and pleasure. Song of Solomon tells us that our presence is His greatest joy, and that our presence is so “Home” to Him. S.S. 2:14 says our face (presence) is lovely to Him. The word “lovely” there is the word “home” in Hebrew. He loves you and He likes being with you. Psalm 16 verse reminds us that It His presence that is the source of full joy, and that His presence is our greatest pleasure. If joy and pleasure are important to you, it’s not because you are evil, it’s because you we’re created with the capacity for, and the desire for joy and pleasure, because you we’re created for Him. He created you to love joy and pleasure so that you would be able to enjoy Him. Are there counterfeit sources of joy and pleasure in this fallen world? Yes; but those things don’t last, and don’t have fullness (they leave you empty). Make His presence the priority, passion, and purpose of your life. He, at the Cross, made it clears that obtaining your presence is His great, passion and priority.