I AM READY, ARE YOU?

 

We have definitely come to the end of season of preparation and completion in our character and our faith, and the launch into a very far-reaching and momentous race set before us!  2018 began for me with great anticipation an expectation in my heart of things about to explode and great and effective doors have begun to open to reach into the harvest fields—as I shared in my last word, the season of wine and unending oil has begun.

For the first week and a half of January I kept seeing the number 111 everywhere especially on 1/11/18; I knew it meant transition and did not think too much about it.  The following day I drove to Detroit with a friend through a terrible storm to see Chuck Pierce at Barbara Yoder’s church – Shekinah.  On the way there we began talking about the number 111 and how we had both been seeing this number!  When we arrived in Detroit we tried to sort out some room issues we had at the Hotel where we were staying. The receptionist quickly straightened it out and put us in a new room, which of course was room 111.  I was extremely moved by this as I was certain that God was saying something specific for the moment!

I began to pray and ask the Lord, what else He trying to say to me besides transition, He immediately took me to Jeremiah 1:11, a chapter I knew very well. As I read the question God asked Jeremiah in 1:11, “Jeremiah, what do you see?” And Jeremiah said, “I see a branch of an almond tree.” I knew the answer that was coming in 1:12, “…I AM READY TO PERFORM MY WORD.”   God kept showing me 111 on 1/11/18 and revealed His answer to me in Jeremiah 1:12 on 1/12/18—we have now moved from 11 to 12, from transition to moving out in the power of God’s authority to establish His government on Earth, God is so precious!

In the commentary beside this passage of Scripture it said, “The Almond tree in Hebrew is the wakeful tree. It awakes from the winter sleep earlier than others, flowering in January and fruiting in March. It indicated the swiftness of God’s movement!”  I then opened my Daytimer and the title on the first page jumped out at me which said—ITS ABOUT TIME! I felt this was also a play on words meaning, IT HAS BEEN A LONG TIME COMING, but also that it was happening in GOD’S TIMING—which was now!  Of course, I knew the conference would be spectacular which it was!

In the last word I wrote I spoke about the scripture Matthew 21:2-3, with the focus on verse 2 that God was now untying and loosing His people into freedom but more importantly into the fullness of their Call:

“Go into the village opposite you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. Loose them and bring them to Me.  And if anyone says anything to you, you shall say, ‘The Lord has need of them,’ and immediately he will send them.” Matthew 21:2-3 

Since writing that word God has been emphasizing to me His words, “I HAVE NEED OF THEM,” in verse 3.

The word need in the Greek is chreia and means: employment, demand, require.  THE OCCASION HAD ARRIVED FOR EMPLOYMENT AND INDUCTION INTO THE KING’S SERVICE.  Jesus knew exactly where to find the vehicles that were reserved especially for carrying Him, where they were being prepared for this notable occasion.  With the authority of a King Jesus demanded that they be released and sent for the work they were created to do and ready to perform—they were immediately released!

The donkey and the colt were chosen for the ceremonious, lofty and monumental task of carrying the King of kings—His choice on which to ride into His destiny!

“For we are His workmanship [His own master work, a work of art], created in Christ Jesus [reborn from above—spiritually transformed, renewed, ready to be used] for good works, which God prepared [for us] beforehand [taking paths which He set], so that we would walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us].” Ephesians 2:10

We were created to fulfill the purposes and desire of God’s heart!  He has ordained a specific work, hand-crafted and specifically tailored for each one of us to do.  A work that can only be accomplished in His power and at His appointed time.  I believe that in 2018 a great multitude will be released into their Royal Call in the service of the King of Majesty!

 “I AM READY TO PERFORM MY WORD? IT’S ABOUT TIME!”

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The Finisher Will Finish it!

I heard the Lord say, “I am the Finisher and I will finish what I have begun! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the last, the One who goes before to prepare your way in order that you may prepare Mine!”  God is the perfector of our souls! The Holy Spirit who does marvelous and magnificent work has fashioned an awesome army of lovers of God, in union with Him in mind and heart, and in His passion to see billions of precious souls come into the family of God.

“Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and FINISHER of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Hebrews 12:1-2

Recently I was in a prayer meeting and wanted to share the scripture about the woman who was sick with an infirmity, but I was confusing it with another scripture about another woman, I asked the Lord where the scripture was so that I could check it, and He said Luke 18. This was the scripture about the persistent widow; the passage of the woman with the infirmity was Luke 13:11. This woman was sick for 18 years, Jesus spoke the words of freedom to her and said, “Woman you are loosed.”  The persistent widow in Luke 18 was crying out for justice day and night; regarding this parable Jesus said, “Will God not avenge His own elect that cry out to Him?”  He then confronts all with the question that when He comes WILL HE FIND FAITH?

The Lord showed me that 2018 is a season of the release of GREAT FAITH, that 8 represents a new beginning and 18 represents the completion and finishing of faith.  Jesus is the Author and the Finisher of our Faith!  One of the root words of the word finish is teleios which means growth in mental or moral character; completeness: – of full age, man, perfect. God has been working over the last season to perfect us in character, in wisdom and discernment, but most importantly He is perfecting us and completing us in LOVE!  The Finisher is finishing the work of cleansing our hearts and our history of iniquity, to release us to run a race of strength where we will not stumble or be shaken!

A friend of mine recently shared with me that the Lord spoke to her and told her that she was carrying a spirit of regret; when she said that, it also resonated in my spirit.  I spent some time in prayer one morning and realized I was carrying this same spirit.  There was so much in my life that I regretted, things I have said to hurt others and things I have done that I am not proud of…before I became a Christian and even after. I was broken before the Father and truly sought His forgiveness, and asked him to set me free from this spirit.  I sensed His forgiveness but heard him say, “You must now forgive yourself.” I realized this was true as I still did not feel free. I spoke to myself, to my spirit and soul and forgave myself.  At that point I experienced a true freedom of conscience and I saw in my mind a picture of an old door, around its edges were painted red in the Blood of Jesus and written across it was the words FORGIVEN!  This door represented the door to my past, a door God had sealed shut with the Blood of Jesus. Freedom in Christ is amazing!

The doors to the past must be closed with no lingering regret! We cannot move into the new carrying old baggage and the heavy burdens of the past. FORGIVENESS IS THE KEY TO FREEDOM for our souls and for the infirmity in our bodies. Overcomers are now arising in the power of God, and the gates of hades have no power over such ones!

God is now opening a great door for the saints to break free into their future and their destiny, “For a great and effective door has opened to me, and there are many adversaries (1Cor. 16:9). These are Divine anointed double doors into the Harvest fields, yet we are warned—there are many adversaries, hence the years of preparation and the deep cleansing work to rid us of any potential legal holds the enemy has over us!  God is untying us from all legal entanglements of the past that He may ride in on us to the nations of the world, in every sphere and arena of the social order.

At the time of His entrance into Jerusalem Jesus tells the disciples to go and get him a specific donkey and colt that were prepared for Him for that moment in time:

“Go into the village opposite you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. LOOSE THEM AND BRING THEM TO ME. And if anyone says anything to you, you shall say, ‘The Lord has need of them,’ and immediately he will send them.” All this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying: “TELL THE DAUGHTER OF ZION, ‘BEHOLD, YOUR KING IS COMING TO YOU, LOWLY, AND SITTING ON A DONKEY, A COLT, THE FOAL OF A DONKEY.’ ” Matthew 21:2-5

The Lord is trumpeting over His Body right now, a command to His Angel Armies, “Loose them and bring them to Me! Untie their ministry, untie their destiny, untie their bodies and their health, untie their finances, untie relationships locked in battle, untie their families and children, untie their chains to addictions, untie their hopes and dreams imprisoned by hopelessness and discouragement, untie their feet entangled in the muck and mire of the world, untie them to run their course ordained before time.

God is saying, “GET READY TO RIDE! I am going to ride in on you, in you and with you!”