We THE PEOPLE of THE LIGHT

We THE PEOPLE of THE LIGHT

After a long time of silence, I felt the release to start writing again. As I was praying about what I should write first, the Holy Spirit reminded me of an experience I had in early 2020.

I feel like it is a foundational revelation that the Lord wants to lay in our lives. We need to start cultivating this principle as a habit.

Willingly Position Yourself in HIS light
In early 2020 we went away for a few days. Close to the place where we were staying was these beautiful woods with very tall trees. One morning I decided to go out into the woods to spend time with the Lord. As I sat down and looked up a beam of sunlight shone straight into my eyes.

I was about to move because it was uncomfortable. But, at that moment, I clearly heard the Holy Spirit saying, “Willingly position yourself in My light.” As I looked around, I realised that there was ample shade around me and I was seated directly under the only spot the sunlight came through.

That morning the Lord spoke to me about intentionally choosing to position myself in His light. To open up the dark and hidden places in my heart and to allow Him to shine His light into every dark corner. To purposefully bring the dark areas of my heart into His light so that He can purify and transform me into His image.

There are many dark areas in our lives:  sin, offence, broken relationships, unhealed wounds, unresolved issues, unforgiveness etc. To bring these things into the light isn’t always easy. To allow our issues to come to the surface is uncomfortable and often painful.

It takes courage and vulnerability. We need to allow ourselves to be vulnerable before Him. Vulnerability leads to freedom. He can only work with that which we bring into His light. The parts that remain in darkness will remain unfruitful and we will never gain victory in those areas.

“God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.”

~1 John 1:5-7

It’s All About Reflecting HIM
As I was seated in His light that morning, I felt that the Sun of righteousness with healing in His wings (Malachi 4:2) will arise over me and that He is faithful, to not only purify me of my sin and unrighteousness but also to heal all my wounds.

It is in His light that He frees us of sin and binds up our wounds, so that we can become a victorious people, a pure bride! This is how we are transformed into His image.

“But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.”

~ 2 Corinthians 3:18

As we are being transformed into His image, we are becoming a transparent bride that reflects His nature.

If I choose to remain in the shadows, I cannot reflect His fullness.  The only way I can reflect Him is when I sit in His light and allow it to transform me into His image.

Christ our Inheritance
In 2019 I heard a beautiful teaching from a friend about bringing every part of ourselves into Christ. Every part of us that we bring into Christ will gain an inheritance. The parts that remain in darkness will gain nothing.

When I heard these words, I felt my spirit longing to become fully one with Christ. That every part of me is destined to be one with Him and that no part of my inheritance in Christ should be wasted!

This is what Jesus prayed in John 17. That we should be fully one with Him and His Father:

“That they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me.  And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me.”

~ John 17: 21-23

This is the desire and prayer of our Lord: Oneness with Him, gaining the full inheritance that He paid for on the cross.

Preparing the Highway of Holiness
One day while I was praying, I saw a vision of people coming out of the woods and they went to stand on both sides of a road. I knew that these people coming out was going through a process of repentance and choosing to abide in His light.

As they were being transformed, they came out. As more people came out, they formed a line next to the road. It was like they were preparing a way for the return of the Messiah. I got the impression that the people were becoming a highway.

I then understood that as we repent, come out of darkness and are being transformed, we join to form part of the Highway of Holiness. The Highway of Holiness that will usher in the return of the Messiah.

“Prepare the way of the Lord; Make straight in the desert
A highway for our God.”

~ Isaiah 40:3

”Go through, Go through the gates! Prepare the way for the people; Build up, Build up the highway! Take out the stones, Lift up a banner for the peoples! Indeed the Lord has proclaimed To the end of the world: “Say to the daughter of Zion, ‘Surely your salvation is coming; Behold, His reward is with Him, And His work before Him.’” And they shall call them The Holy People, The Redeemed of the Lord; And you shall be called Sought Out, A City Not Forsaken.”

~ Isaiah 62:10-12

This Highway of Holiness that we will be a part of, is a path of light! This path of light is so pure and so transparent that it only reflects the Son.

On the one hand, the Son of God is being revealed in us, for the world to see Him (Joh 17:21). On the other hand, it also stirs the Bridegroom to fetch His bride! Finally, after much purification, she will look like Him, a bride that reflects His image.

This bride will carry the gentleness and meekness of the lamb and the intensity and boldness of the Lion. Nothing will stop her from preparing herself for the One that values her the most. This is the hour she has been waiting for.

Let us align our hearts with Christ, let us push deeper into His presence, abiding in His Light. Let the cry of our heart be: LORD, REVEAL YOUR SON IN US!

“The Bride has made herself ready.”

~ Revelation 19:7

 

Get Ready for Race Day!

Get Ready for Race Day!

It’s been a while since I have posted. I am still finding my feet with our new baby and adjusting as a family of five. It has been a tremendous blessing, but as you can imagine, quite a busy time.

One thing that I have learned is that I cannot write without the Lord doing it through me! I am completely dependent on His leading since the purpose of this blog is to release Rhema words.

I’m also excited to announce the launch of my husband’s training and equipping course SPIRIT-GYM. The focus of this course is to get the body ‘harvest-ready’ and to get individuals trained to walk in their callings. You can get more info on the website at www.spirit-gym.com. Registration is open for one week only from the 1st to the 7th of February 2021. Don’t miss this opportunity!

While contemplating what the Lord wants me to write, the Spirit revealed the word limbo to my husband. The definition of the word limbo is: an uncertain situation that you cannot control and in which there is no progress (dictionary.cambridge.org).

As soon as I read the definition, I understood exactly where we as the Body of Christ are right now! We are in a state of limbo. An uncertain time where we need to WAIT on the Lord for instruction, but also where we need to start executing on what the Lord already revealed but we are unsure off.

As we are in this state of limbo, being very unsure what the world will look like in 2021, we need to be in this place of waiting and beginning to move. It is a place of STRATEGIC SILENCE and MOVING by FAITH.

It will require us to both wait on the Lord in silence and slowly starting to do what He already told us. If you feel like you don’t hear anything from the Lord, wait. If you feel you heard something but you are unsure, move by faith.

When the time is ready the Lord will whisper greater strategy into our inner ears. But only those who have waited on the Lord and who have been obedient with what He already said, they will be able to hear the strategy for 2021.

One thing my husband keeps hearing is: “start moving into the streets”. I believe this is the warm-up part. Whatever the greater strategy, I believe it has to do with bringing in the harvest.

We need to clearly differentiate between waiting upon the Lord and being paralysed. I am sensing a lot of Christians are currently feeling paralysed because of these unsure times we are facing. We are called to press into the presence of the Lord and wait upon Him, and as His Word promises us, He will renew our strength.

“But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.”

~ Isaiah 40:31

Get Ready!

I received a word from a fellow believer a few weeks ago that blessed me tremendously. It was such a timely and spot-on word. I realised that this word was not only for me as an individual but is a revelation for the entire body of Christ.

In competitive sports, there is a time of resting before a big match or race, where no training takes place. During this time the athletes must rest and allow their bodies to be prepared for race day. There is not much they can do. Further exercise beyond a certain point will not be beneficial but will only harm their bodies. They need to rest. All the training and exercise has been done. They need to rest and prepare themselves mentally for the big day.

This word the fellow believer gave me is that we are in that time right now. That is what spiritual limbo is all about. 2020 was known as the year of preparation. 2020 has equipped and trained us. We had to endure difficulties and withstand testing, trials, and tribulations. Our faith has been strengthened.

I was an athlete myself. I remember always wondering if I have trained well enough and if I was ready to give my best on race day. The truth is that you never feel completely ready. You always think you could have trained harder. But it is essential to take a few days off before the race otherwise you will overburden yourself and will not be able to give your best. You have to TRUST that you are ready, whether you feel like it or not.

The same is true for our spiritual training and especially now in this state of limbo, where no one is sure what will happen next.

I want to emphasize again, that this time of waiting on the Lord is NOT to be a time where we are passive and complacent. We need to stay in tune with the Spirit and be in a state of warming up. Just like the athletes don’t do intense training just before the big race, they are, however, warming up. Their minds are focused and they physically warm their bodies up to be ready.  The same is true for us. We cannot lose focus in these crucial times.

But unlike physical sports, we have the best coach – Holy Spirit as our personal trainer! We have to TRUST that God is preparing us, that He is making us ready for what lies ahead. Especially in difficult seasons where we do not hear His voice as clearly as we are used to. Surrender and waiting are key ingredients for the times we are currently facing.

Strengthened by Joy
If you were to participate in one of the biggest sports events, maybe the Olympic games. What would you do if you knew the outcome beforehand, that you are already the winner? All you have to do is pitch up and give your best?

My husband shared this with me and his answer hit it home for me. He said, “I will enjoy it!” Amen on that! God wants us to ENJOY what is coming in 2021 and beyond. It sure won’t be easy, but Isaiah 60 states that when darkness covers the earth, and deep darkness the people, the Lord will arise over us, and His glory will be seen upon us. (Isaiah 60:2)

The Church is called to SHINE in this hour. To be the light that the unbelievers will be drawn to. To be a beacon of HOPE in a hopeless world.

The biggest strategy of the enemy in this hour is to remove hope from the earth, worse even, he plans to remove hope from the heart of the believers. We need to counter this attack and fix our eyes even more on the Lord Jesus, and follow His example as it is written in Hebrews 12: 1-2:

“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.”

Our JOY is that we receive Christ as our inheritance! And the best part is that we already KNOW the outcome of this race! We need to keep our focus on the imperishable crown. The moment we take our eyes off from our source of JOY and HOPE, the Lord Jesus, we will face much more difficulties. It will become unbearable. Do not look at what is going on in the world, the perishable realm, but lock eyes with your bridegroom!

“And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown.”

~ 1 Corinthians 9:25

In the next blog, I will continue with the Breaking the Silence Series…

Breaking the Silence! Part 1 – The Greater Separation

Breaking the Silence! Part 1 – The Greater Separation

We are in a new season and it is time to break the silence! In my 13 years of walking with the Lord, I have never experienced such a significant shift in the spirit like I am sensing right now. This really excites me – but I am fully aware that this MAJOR shift brings a great deal of responsibility too.

The Lord has blessed our family with a beautiful baby girl (which is also the reason why there hasn’t been a blog post in a while). When I was about 35 weeks pregnant the Lord instructed me to do a series of blog posts with the title – Breaking the Silence – once the baby is born.

Her birth has a significant story that ties into the shift in the spiritual realm and the breaking of the silence. If the Lord wills, I will share this amazing testimony sometime later. A few days after her birth I received a significant dream, which brings me to this first post of the Breaking the Silence Series.

Obtaining Good Victory!
In the dream, there was a bunch of students at a school. A teacher, with the name Eunice, gave us an assignment: we all had to write down what we think hell is like. We had a small piece of paper, so we could only write a short description of how we think hell should be defined. I wrote the following sentence down: “It is in this place where you will find out what you have wasted your life on.”

The dream pierced me like a sword and gave me chills all over! The answer I wrote is not really the type of thing that I would ever come up with by myself. I believe this was an answer from the Lord. The essence of the dream is about redefining eternal damnation. We are to be schooled on this topic. It is not just a place of eternal torment but even more so a place of REGRET.

Eunice means good victory. We are meant to obtain good victory over hell, or in other words, here on earth – we need to be victorious over sin, death, and the lusts of the flesh. Eunice, symbolizing good victory, is instructing us to REDEFINE eternal damnation, which implies that we also need a redefinition of what a victorious life really looks like.

While praying over the interpretation of the dream the Lord dropped the following scripture into my Spirit:

When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.”

~ Colossians 3:4 -7

This scripture really hit it home for me. Who will appear with him in glory? You will only appear with Him and share in His glory IF CHRIST WAS YOUR LIFE!

We must ask ourselves: what does it really mean for Christ to be our life? This scripture brings a separation between the lukewarm Christian and those completely sold out for Christ and His purposes.

The lukewarm Christians are busy wasting their lives on other things, rather than “wasting” (or spending rather) it on Christ. Their time, resources and desires are being poured into the world and the systems of this world.

The ‘standards’ of Christianity has been dropped, way below the bar of what Jesus Himself set. We have become so lukewarm and blinded because we lay in bed with the world and as a result, have fallen into a deep slumber.

The trumpet is blowing to awaken us! Do not harden your heart if you hear His voice (Heb 3:15)!

I just want to clarify. I’m not implying that if you are still struggling in some area of your walk with the Lord that you are going to hell. No! But you will have invested some of your life, time, and resources into the pit of hell and WILL have suffered great loss.

“For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.”

~ Matthew 16:25 (NKJV)

“If anyone’s work is burned, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire.”

~ 1 Corinthians 3:15 (NKJV)

Do not dwell by the Dark Stream
Within the past two years, I had a series of dreams that I would call ‘False Betrothals’. The essence of all these dreams is pretty much the same. It brings a stern warning – guard against false betrothals!

The enemy is alluring us into a snare. This snare looks very attractive and appealing. The Word of God warns us that Satan reveals himself as an angel of light. In all these dreams, two men were trying to win my hand. The one representing the Lord Jesus, our true and eternal Bridegroom, the other one representing the world.

Although there is much to these dreams, I am going to share only one of the dreams. In this particular dream, I was told to marry a certain man. My heart felt troubled because I knew he is not to be my husband. I had to choose between him and the other man whom I knew was the chosen one (of course symbolising the Lord Jesus).

When I woke up, I looked up the meaning of the man’s name and the meaning was dark stream. It can also be translated as dark river or dwelling by the dark river or stream.

God is telling us: DO NOT DWELL BY THE DARK STREAM! DO NOT DRINK FROM THE DARK RIVER. SEPARATE YOURSELVES FROM THE DARK WATERS OF THIS WORLD.

The first thing the Spirit made clear to me is the fact that this dark stream is NOT obvious sin! This handsome man is presenting himself to us not in the form of some sort of horrible sinful lifestyle because if he was, most Christians would run away as fast as they could.

No, he is presenting himself to us in the form of good things, innocent things, ‘things’ that most people do. So why then are these ‘things’ so wrong?  You see because if you give your hand to these things, you will end up wasting your life on them. Scripture is quite clear about this, and this is exactly where we have dropped the bar:

“Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.  For all that is in the world – the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life – is not of the Father but is of the world.  And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.”

~ 1 John 2:15 – 17

We know that we are of God, and the whole world lies under the sway of the wicked one. And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us an understanding, that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life. Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.”

~ 1 John 5: 19 – 21

We need to ask ourselves some tough questions: are we guilty of loving the world and the things of the world too much? Are we mixing the true gospel of Scripture with the worldly version called the prosperity gospel?

What are we wasting our lives on? If it is not on Jesus, we will regret it in the end. Maybe not losing our salvation, but surely losing our inheritance (1 Co 3:15)!

Honestly, the Lord did not allow me to type this word and sent it out, before first showing me where I am still dwelling by the dark stream and leading me to repent.

The TRUTH IS: any form of worldly system that I am still partaking in, and dwelling by, is according to the Word of God under the sway of the wicked one. As long as I am wrapped up, absorbed and preoccupied in that system I am dwelling by the dark stream. The more we dwell by this stream and drink of its water, the more we fall into a deep slumber.

It is essential to distinguish what it means that “we are in this world but not of this world”. This means that while we still have to function in and make use of the things and systems of this world, we do not rely on and get entrapped by it. As Paul said:

“and those who use the world as though they did not make full use of it. For this world in its current form is passing away.”

~ 1 Corinthians 7:31 (CSB)

“those who use the things of the world, as if not engrossed in them. For this world in its present form is passing away.”

~ 1 Corinthians 7:31 (NIV)

We are so easily deceived in this aspect. May the Lord reveal this to you.

Remnant, beloved bride of Christ – I implore you – stop wasting your lives on the things of this world, stop dwelling by the dark stream! Separate yourselves unto your Bridegroom, for he is enthralled by Your beauty.

IT IS TIME FOR THE GREATER SEPARATION… IT IS TIME TO BREAK THE SILENCE!

Marked for Harvest

Marked for Harvest

I am excited to release this word since harvest is one of the topics that the Lord has laid strongly on my heart. A lot of prophetic words have been released recently about harvest – which shows that harvest time is truly drawing near!

A while ago, I was watching an episode of the series called Chosen. (If you haven’t watched this, make an effort to do so – it is truly amazing!) Our six-year-old boy absolutely loves it and I was ‘obligated’ to watch it with him again, probably for the 4th time! While watching I suddenly saw a brief vision of angels going out and marking people on their foreheads. The words “Book of Remembrance” then dropped into my spirit. I instantly knew that these angelic hosts have been sent out to mark the ones that need to be gathered for harvest.

The Book of Remembrance
Earlier this year I had an interesting experience. I was sitting on my bed busy praying but I become quite tired and almost fell asleep. My mind was drifting off but My spirit kept praying over and over again, “remember us.” It became quite earnest as the Spirit kept praying these words through me that we should be remembered. All of a sudden, I was wide awake and I had no idea what it meant. All I knew what to do was to pray an earnest prayer that the Lord will not forget me, my husband, and our two boys. I felt to specifically call our names before the Lord so that we will be remembered.

I still didn’t understand what this meant so I stood up and went about my day. A while later I felt prompted to check my emails, something I must admit I don’t do so often. I received a newsletter from another ministry and when I opened it, great was my surprise when I saw the following scripture:

“Then those who feared the Lord spoke to one another,
And the Lord listened and heard them;
So a book of remembrance was written before Him
For those who fear the Lord
And who meditate on His name.

 “They shall be Mine,” says the Lord of hosts,
“On the day that I make them My jewels
And I will spare them
As a man spares his own son who serves him.”

 ~ Malachi 3:16-17

God was so faithful to show me exactly what the Spirit was praying through me! I was in awe and realised the importance of praying that prayer. That we will be counted amongst those who fear the Lord and meditate on His name. There is a beautiful promise in this scripture, that God will spare those whose names are written in the book of remembrance.

Call the Harvest in!
There have been many seasons in my life that I have fervently prayed for loved ones and unbelievers to come into the Kingdom of God. At times we get weary to keep praying for them (as I also believe the Lord lead us into seasons praying for the lost) but after I saw the vision, I feel the Lord is stirring my spirit to call them in as part of the harvest! Now is the time to endure in steadfast prayer for the harvest to come in.

The names of the faithful remnant are written down in the book of remembrance. Because of this, God will also remember our prayers. He will not forget how we laboured in prayer for loved ones and other precious souls. Let us continue to call their names before the Lord.

Let us inquire of Him to also remember them, that they too, may be spared and become part of the Fathers’ jewels. I believe now is the time to endure as we fill the bowls of incense with our prayers (Rev 5:8). Although the battle is fierce over every lost soul, and we get tired and weary at times, let us persevere in prayer. The prayers that we sow into the Kingdom of God will surely bring forth a harvest!

“Those who sow in tears
Shall reap in joy.
He who continually goes forth weeping,
Bearing seed for sowing,
Shall doubtless come again with rejoicing,
Bringing his sheaves with him.”

~ Psalm 126:5-6

A Great Door is Opening for the Gospel of the Kingdom to be Preached
There has been a season of harvesting the harvesters. I believe God has been preparing, and still is, harvesters, to gather the coming harvest. There has been a definite shift in the spirit in the month of September. One of the verses the Lord is highlighting in this hour is:

“And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force”

~ Matthew 11:12

“Kingdom Push!”
The words “kingdom push!” are being spoken by the Spirit presently. Now is the time to push forward even more and to advance the ground of victory that has already been attained! It is also like a woman in labour that has to: PUSH!!! The promise is about to be birthed!

Paul states in 1 Corinthians 16:9 that there was a great and effective door that opened to him, but there were also many adversaries. The enemy will not hold back in this hour for he knows he has little time. Let us stand against his wiles and plans, and take the Kingdom of God by force!

The Lord reminded me of a dream I had more than 10 years ago and I now strongly feel that we are entering into this season. In the dream, we were on a beach in Cape Town and suddenly a massive wave was coming towards us and we started running away. In the next scene of the dream, I was back in Bloemfontein (a city in South Africa far from the coast) and the streets were flooded with water, about ankle deep. I knew that the water came all the way from the wave that hit Cape Town.

I quickly went home to fetch my running shoes as I knew we have to go and preach the gospel in the streets.

The wave symbolizes the wave of revival that is coming to this nation, it will start in Cape Town and will spread across South Africa, Africa, and eventually the whole world. We need to put on the shoes of preparation of the gospel of peace (Eph 6:15). As this wave hits a door will open to preach the gospel of the kingdom and we need to be prepared for it.

Pay the Price.
The Lord showed me in another recent dream that running shoes are being tailor-made for those who order it. The shoes were quite expensive in the dream and I could not think that one would pay so much for a pair of shoes! The Lord revealed to me that these shoes come with a price tag – it is definitely not for those not willing to pay the price. It will surely cost us our comfort and the laying down of our lives.

“For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him.”

~ 2 Chronicles 16:9

 Do you not say, ‘There are still four months and then comes the harvest’? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest!

~ John 4:35

Are you willing to be part of the harvesters?

Arise, You Who Sleep, and Christ Will Give You Light! (Radical Obedience Part 3)

Arise, You Who Sleep, and Christ Will Give You Light! (Radical Obedience Part 3)

These past few weeks have been quite challenging. It really felt as if the enemy kept on knocking and knocking on the door trying the gain a foothold into the lives of God’s children.

This comes as no surprise. We are moving into crucial times. Like I mentioned in my previous blog, this upcoming weekend, the 19th September marks a very important date on God’s calendar. We are crossing over into the 7th month, which signifies the 7m marker which I wrote about in the previous blogpost (read here if you missed it).

Now is the time to push forward and give no place to the devil!

Guard against Complacency  
Amidst the battle, I clearly heard the words “Do not become complacent.” English is not my mother tongue, so I had to look this one up. I found the definition quite interesting:

Complacency:

  • a feeling of quiet pleasure or security, often while unaware of some potential danger, defect, or the like.
  • self-satisfaction or smug satisfaction with an existing situation, condition, etc.”

(Dictionary.com)

I realised how dangerous it is to be a complacent Christian and the Lord is specifically warning us against having a complacent attitude. Complacency might be one of the biggest enemies we need to overcome.

“Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”

~ Philippians 3:13-14

May we have the same mind as Paul in the above scripture, that we do not become complacent but that we stay focused on the Lord and press forward towards His purposes.

Entertainment Culture
A few years ago, the Lord spoke to my husband in a series of visions and impressions. He kept on hearing: Entertainment Culture.

The Lord revealed to him what is going on in most of Christianity. One of the greatest strongholds over the church and Christianity, in general, is its entertainment culture.

We listen to a good biblical sermon, hear a true accurate prophetic word, read a sound biblical book and we get excited about it. It stirs our excitement and we then share our excitement about this “prophetic word”, teaching or book with others. Like you would when you watched a good movie.

The problem is, like the movie, a week or two goes by and you kind of forget about it. You move on to the next “exciting” thing. You got entertained by God’s holy gifts! You never really took it to heart with the intent of DOING something about it. Or sometimes, we tell ourselves: I will give attention to this LATER. Are we not guilty of this verse?

“But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does.”

~ James 1:22-25

We must heed against being so “super-spiritual” receiving so many prophetic words, teachings, read books, etc but then almost immediately after receiving it we turn away and forget about it. Or worst even, like Paul says we get puffed up by all the knowledge we have (1 Co 8:1).

The book of James clearly states that if we are only hearers of the Word and not doers we are in deception. If we don’t apply the Word as a seed to cultivate in our lives it will not take root and there will be no harvest. We will in fact, still be caught up in religion and in essence, deception.

The only way to counter and overthrow this massive stronghold of entertainment culture is to become doers of the word by walking in obedience.

We need to walk in the realities of the revelations we receive. Only when we start walking in the realities of the revelations, these strongholds will come down and we will start to bear fruit in the likeness and image of Christ.

Again, it all comes down to obedience.

The Awakening Trumpet will be Released through Obedience!
I asked the Lord “how do we ‘get’ people to walk in obedience”. I heard the Spirit say: “You will not get people to obey. You have to be obedient yourself and only then you can effectively intercede for others.”

This answer pierced right through me! It was like a sword dividing the soul and spirit, and it discerned the thoughts and intents of my heart (Heb 4:12). I felt the Spirit saying, “The time of talking is over, you will be positioned by doing!”

The Lord will use our obedience as an awakening trumpet for many other members of the body to arise out of their slumber. Our lives and footsteps of obedience will release a sound and cause a great awakening among believers.

It is from this position of doing, that we will be able to intercede and our intercession will become much more than prayer: It will become a lifestyle as a sweet-smelling aroma unto the Lord. We will carry the fragrance of Christ and others will be attracted to obedience.

I recently read a book that made a great impact on my life. In fact, it challenged me to the core and really made me question a lot of things in my own life and in Christianity in general.

I want to encourage you to read this book as I strongly feel God wants to restore these principles to the end-time church and that we need to be equipped in these truths.

The name of the book is Reese Howells: Intercessor by Norman Grubb. You can download a free PDF HERE or search for the audio readings on YouTube or elsewhere or buy a hardcopy on Amazon or on Loot in South Africa.

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