January 6, 2012:
The Lord has impressed this urgency to me. They are words of encouragement!
He is calling out your name. He is calling out your name and many others. You are not alone, and it's important that you know that. When I say He is doing all these things, He is doing all these things in His warrior prophets, worshippers, artists, teachers, missionaries, and laborers in the Kingdom. He is working a new work in those who are open vessels. He is making the tired strong; the hungry filled; the lost found; the joyless replete with joy; the voiceless full of His voice. As the Lord is setting the new place for these chosen people and these words apply to all His warriors, He is speaking the life to you now, specifically, with YOUR name.
The Lord is changing your circumstances, quickly and assuredly. He is increasing your faith from blind faith to SEEING faith. You will begin to see the changes start to happen around you, and most importantly, to you. Boldness is rising. I see it like a thermometer... rising and setting the stage and ushering in a new FIRE of the Lord's presence. It is a Holy Spirit-filled presence. It will not be contained. It will not be under the thumb of an agenda or any other authority of man. You will be one of the many ushers of this new river, already set and appointed to a certain time to come. It will not be stopped. It will not be broken. And it will be good and sweet and restorative and strong and cleansing. The river is coming on many continents, through many people who are willing and ready to put the sword to the task. I hear an audible breaking in my ears. It's loud and quick like the snapping of large tree limbs. I see trees high above my eyes, like I am standing at the roots of a great forest. The limbs are snapping but they are not falling on my head. It is though the limbs are clearing the way for new fruit on fertile branches. I see the fruits growing and fully grown and they are ripe. The shoots of the limbs are supple and soft and green, but they are not weak or immature. They are set aside for God's work. They are protected by the promises and breath of the Lord. The new fruit is the new wine that is ready to burst forth. Mighty is the Sword of the Lamb!
The Lord showed me that many feel alone, set adrift yet still trapped on an island. In essence, the island is adrift. It is a protected island, for God's hand is upon you and has kept you from harm and the hurricanes that destroy around you. You know His voice. You have not wavered. You have been firm and resolved and you have stood on the promises and vision that He has given to you. But the problem is that you are starving. You are not connected with the body and those who have encouragement cannot find you.
"Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, "This is the way; walk in it." - Isaiah 30:21
"His God instructs him and teaches him the right way." - Isaiah 28:26
"In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight." - Proverbs 3:6
"I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you." - Psalms 32:8
"I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them." - Isaiah 42:16
"Yet I am always with you; you hold me by my right hand. You guide me with you counsel, and afterward you will take me into glory." - Psalms 73:23-24
The Lord says to take off the shoes that hurt your feet. Take them off and replace them with the FIRE he has given you, which fills your veins and pours from your soul. For as you labor, there too will you find where both the FIRE and the RIVER meet at the trumpet's call. The time of being idle is passed and has a repulsive aroma to the Lord's nose. Those who know they have been in preparation will know where the Lord is sending them, in what timing, and with what purpose. Do not fear the absence of resources that you will need, for the Lord sees all and will not forsake His purposes in you, nor His promises of provision.
The Lord is GOOD. The Lord's timing is PERFECT. The Lord never fails. Be encouraged! The new season is here! Make a joyful noise unto the Lord!