Call Unto Me
One morning in early June I was taking my “glory walk” and passed by a cell phone that was partially hidden in the grass. Strongly prompted to pick it up, I saw that the front was labeled “common cents mobile.” The back had no covering and no power source.
Holy Spirit began to speak to me about how we must rise up out of hiddenness and call on HIS POWER. He reminded me that God must be our source in ALL things …not just some things. As I continued to walk in the cool of the day, the Spirit of the Lord showed me that since He is love, we must keep fervent in our love for one another, because it’s the love of our Bridegroom that covers a multitude of sins, both ours and others. Bottom line: Since the mobile unit had no covering, the power source was disconnected and the unit had become useless.
The Lord also showed me that the transference of wealth has begun, so we must be good stewards with much “common cents” and be ready in season and out. We must be “mobile.” And yes, in case you’re wondering, the “send” button was intact. We must remember that when it’s activated we’re on the family plan and Father knows best. HE will supply all our needs according to His riches in glory. And, we must believe that “the wealth of the sinner [finds its way eventually] into the hands of the righteous, for whom it was laid up” (Proverbs 13:22 AMP).
Today, let’s redial and press into Jeremiah 33:3 where it says, “Call to Me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things, fenced in and hidden, which you do not know (do not distinguish and recognize, have knowledge of and understand)” (AMP).
Lion and Lioness, Arise!
We might ask ourselves, how do we connect with the great and mighty things of God? Are we cooperating with the power supply?
While itinerating in Ireland this spring, I repeatedly heard in my spirit, “Restore the roar, restore the roar!” Laterinthetour I drove by huge billboards that said, “Bring Back the Roar!” Jaw-dropping moments. The signs were referring to rugby, but were extremely prophetic in nature.
Having received prophetic insight in January indicating that the lion and lionesses would arise this year, the mandate to restore the roar did not surprise me. And, having two powerful encounters with the Lord this year, I knew marching orders had been released to the body of Christ to arise and fiercely protect the young. Remember the cell phone I picked up out of hiddenness? Well, it also said, “Shift!”
So, it’s time. The Lord truly wants to restore the roar to His people so we stand free from fear, so the righteous can be as bold as a lion for the sake of the gospel.
In Genesis 49:9 we see the roar of praise [Judah] and we see the lions/lionesses are strong and courageous, but not necessarily raging. They have grown from a lion’s whelp, having a little power to becoming older lions, calm and quiet yet formidable to the enemy. They know their sphere of influence and peaceably enjoy what was received through victories. They’re wise and couched down as if to say, “Be still and know that I am God.” Perhaps that’s why the “talk” button on the communication device was broken, because much discussion is wearisome to the bones. Perhaps it’s time to “Listen! Listen to the roar of HIS voice, to the rumbling that comes from His mouth. He unleashes His lightning beneath the whole Heaven and sends it to the ends of the earth. After that comes the sound of His ROAR; He thunders with His majestic voice. When His voice resounds, He holds nothing back” (Job 37:2-4).
Since we know the righteous are as bold as lions, we might ask ourselves if we’re living as such. Or, did our roar become weak at some point during our Christian walk? Maybe we need to look back for a moment. Not too long, of course, or we could become stuck, frozen in time like a pillar of salt. But, just a glance so we recognize what happened, knowing the next time a muzzle tries to manifest we can say, “Oh no. No way! I’m not fellowshipping with that lying spirit. He’s come to steal, kill and destroy my roar for the Lord.”
Could it be that the roar once conquered our spiritual territory until we prayed with fervor about something near and dear to our heart, only to find that the end result proved that God’s ways are not our ways? Or perhaps we backed off when our world got turned upside down and we forgot it is only the Lord who puts our feet upon a rock and makes our way certain. Or maybe our roar became a purr [synonymous with murmur] due to neglect, unmet expectations, offense, slander, gossip, lust, bitterness, confusion … any sin for that matter. But isn’t it great to know that no matter what happened, it’s easy to restore the roar with repentance and humility.
Okay, back to the treasure I found on my glory walk. Another thing I noticed about the cell phone was that the “commands” were clearly visible but didn’t do anyone any good if they weren’t activated.
As we’re living out the end time prophecy of Isaiah, scribed in chapter 60, verses 1-3, let’s read our function during its fulfillment. “Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD has risen upon you. For behold, darkness will cover the earth and deep darkness the peoples; but the LORD will rise upon you and His glory will appear upon you. Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising.”
Wow, that doesn’t sound like a suggestion from God. It sounds like a “command.” ARISE, SHINE! Shine, as the darkness covers the earth. Shine NOW, for the Creator commanded light to shine out of the darkness, which says to me we will get lighter and lighter as HIS glory appears on us.
Isn’t it wonderful to know that Christ’s perfect love decimates fear?Therefore,
Love Himself is asking us to be fearless in the midst of darkness.
Remember earlier I mentioned two encounters I had recently with the Lord? Well, in both of them I witnessed darkness. During the second encounter I could see myself in a big house with a large group of people. I was watching a man and a boy. The boy was 7 or maybe 8 years old. The man was sneaky as he pulled the boy’s button down shirt away from the boy’s neck and flicked his hot cigarette ashes on the boy’s chest. I watched in horror. Then, the boy moved to the other side of the room. The man followed him and did it again, this time with an ugly grin on his face. It was as if the boy had been brainwashed into believing he could not, should not, show any pain or emotion. He would quietly shake the hot ashes from his shirt and remain standing like a statue.
Having witnessed enough, righteous anger rose up in me. I yelled out, “Excuse me, sir. Could you help me understand why you’re abusing that young boy? People scattered as if to run from confrontation. A woman zoomed by me in a wheelchair. A second time, louder, I said, “Excuse me, sir. Could you please help me understand why you’re abusing that boy?” There were silent stares around the room. I walked over to the man, now sitting. I got right in his face and said, “Excuse me. Why are you abusing that child?” The man looked at me. His eyes were as big as saucers, filled with the fear of God. He bowed his head and said, “You reign in heaven and on earth.”
Of course I realized he was not speaking to my flesh but to the Spirit of God in me …the same Spirit that raised Christ from the dead. I realized his sin had found him out, as the Scriptures promise. My assignment to arise like a mother cub and protect the child was complete. I realized my authority as a lioness in the Kingdom.
If you’re still here on this planet, you’re here for a reason. God created YOU in His own image, not to be passive but to roar and have dominion on earth (See Genesis 1).
You were created in the image of Christ to be His hands and feet, to follow His commands with joy, and to rule and reign as His ambassadors.
The “end” button on the mobile unit seemed just fine. I believe it can help people stay focused on a glorious ending, a wedding that will someday occur, so we can all live happily ever after with Christ. For we know it started in a garden with a wonderful, marvelous King. He spoke the Word and ruled and reigned over His Kingdom. He ruled over His people with true justice and righteousness. He loved His people so greatly that He actually covered them in His robes and Hisrighteousness. He was very gracious and gave them some commands to live by so they would be very, very prosperous. He even included what to eat and what not to eat so they would be protected.
When the King’s followers obeyed His commands, the King loved showering them with favor and blessing. But, when the people disobeyed His commands, it made the King very sad because He was sinless and could not bless sin. He grieved because He knew there would be unpleasant consequences for His family’s poor choices. He knew they would reap what they sowed …an undeniable Kingdom principle.
Strangely, the people actually grew more rebellious over time and even blamed their leader for their problems. The wonderful, marvelous King never forced His people to follow the commands of the Kingdom. No, He gave every single person free will. They could choose to be obedient or disobedient. They could choose light or dark, good or evil, which would open doors for blessings from the King or curses from the enemy.
When many of the King’s people kept making poor choices, He knew something had to be done to save His people. Oh, how He longed to have His family back in unity…in love. He decided to send His only begotten Son to the earth as a Savior for the entire world! His name was Emmanuel, God with us. He would be the atonement for man’s sin. God’s Son would restore truth, hope and love. His love would draw people to freedom and life eternal.
Thousands began to see the light. They realized that a “King-dom” without a King was “dumb.” So, they made a decision to follow the wonderful, marvelous King. The King was well-pleased and decided to send His followers out to the entire earth to carry His glory, His power, His signs, wonders and miracles – to rule and reign on His behalf and be His ambassadors, filling the earth with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord! He spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. GO therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age” (Matthew 28:18–20).
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