Monday, 26 September 2011

Will you weep?

Will we weep for our nation (UK)? 
I've been deeply challenged by the Father over the last few weeks with this question and it ties in with a vision where I saw pockets of believers dotted across the map of the UK (including NI, Wales & Scotland) bent over, repenting and weeping with deep remorse for the nation. 
The flood of tears from each group wet the earth and in my spirit I knew that this water was to water the seeds that they had sown.  
Psalm 126:6 (NKJV): He who continually goes forth weeping, Bearing seed for sowing, Shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, Bringing his sheaves with him.
We (church folk) often tend to take the moral high ground on society concerns - but God is calling us to get down on our knees, not just to pray, but to let the Father break our hearts and give us eyes to see the world as HE sees it.

Are you prepared to weep and have your heart broken?

Breaking through the glass ceiling

Two weeks ago - almost in a state of exhaustion - went to lay down in our sick room at work and I heard in my spirit the words "glass ceiling" and as I pondered this it resonated as it's felt for a very long time that at Malham we get glimpses of heaven .... that heaven sees us ... our prayers are ascending, but bouncing off this "glass ceiling" - the encouraging aspect though is that whereas in the past there has been a fog hanging over us - now it's clear.

So last night - as the sung worship was happening kept hearing in my spirit "look up - look up"  as I did so, saw a staircase (literally stone stairs suspended in the the air) and the Father impressed on my heart about Jacob's ladder and that a doorway was opening - the glass ceiling was being shifted.  I knew that we were not called to climb "higher" BUT that there was an exchange happening and that the room was being filled with an angelic presence and they were fuelling the sung worship) .  Reading Genesis
(28:10–19) today has encouraged me so much and I trust that you will be encouraged:
"He came to the place and stayed there that night, because the sun had set. Taking one of the stones of the place, he put it under his head and lay down in that place to sleep. And he dreamed that there was a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven; and behold, the angels of God were ascending and descending on it! And behold, the Lord stood above it [or "beside him"] and said, "I am the Lord, the God of Abraham your father and the God of Isaac; the land on which you lie I will give to you and to your descendants; and your descendants shall be like the dust of the earth, and you shall spread abroad to the west and to the east and to the north and to the south; and by you and your descendants shall all the families of the earth bless themselves. Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done that of which I have spoken to you." Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, "Surely the Lord is in this place; and I did not know it." And he was afraid, and said, "This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven."
I went across to Terry as I know he is a seer - told him about the above and then almost as a joke said "If you see them - let me know and let me know what they are doing".  I had hardly got back to the other side of the room when Andy boomed out with Revelation 5 which is a clear description of angelic activity before the throne.  How awesome is our God - it tipped me into a state of total awe and wonder at how God does that! 

As I've been trawling through stuff about angels - the thing that chucks at my heart is the fact that angels only act on God's command - SO - that tells me that HE is hearing us, HE is responding to us AND this is the advance guard to prepare us for receiving HIM.


Thursday, 1 September 2011

The lion will leap and the beast will fall

Sunday 28 August 2011 at Forest Hill Community Church

The picture given is wholly about the overwhelming
strength and power of the Lion

"The Lion springs up
He gathers his strength and begins to run. He runs and bounds forwards 
The beast sees him and flees from him
The end is certain!

The Lion will leap and the beast will fall"