Archive | September 2020

Second Surge of the Holy Spirit!

I was in a prayer meeting and one of my dear sisters in Christ, Kelly, had a vision of Snow White and she lay behind the glass dome looking as though she were dead, but she wasn’t dead, but she was asleep.  Kelly saw the LORD coming and kissing His bride and waking her out of her slumber, kissing us and waking us up.  After that I heard the Lord say to me – there is all this talk that there is a second surge of the virus coming, there is an upswing, a new surge, a second wave, we are told to be prepared and many places have gone into more lockdown, stricter restrictions as we wait for the onslaught of the second wave.  But I heard the LORD say to me “there is going to be a second surge of the Spirit of God upon the world, he said my people have gone to sleep, in just 6 months they have readjusted, they’ve stopped going to church and they’ve stopped looking for me and they’ve gone to sleep!  So quickly.  We started out with all these good intentions at the beginning of the pandemic, I’m going to spend more time with the LORD, I’m going to draw closer to God but within just a few short months we have gone to sleep. 

It reminded me of the scripture in Matthew 26:40; “Then he returned to his disciples and found them sleeping. ‘Couldn’t you men keep watch with me for one hour?” he asked Peter.  Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation.  The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”  His disciples couldn’t stay awake for even an hour to watch and pray with the LORD and we are the same.  We are willing but our flesh is weak!  We have gone to sleep!

And I looked up the word surge and this is what it says : deluge, flow, swell, rise, upsurge, wave, outpouring, flood, intensification. The origin of the word in Latin is to spring up, to arise, to stand up! I heard the Spirit of the LORD saying to me “There is a second surge of the Holy Spirit coming, so wake up, set your shoulders straight and step up your game.  Arise, stand up, awaken!!  Wait on the LORD, watch and pray, don’t miss your appointed time because you are feeling sleepy!  Don’t miss your appointed time because you are being distracted by pretty things, things that look as though they will satisfy but will not!  Allow the King of Kings to wake you up, to kiss you, his bride and wake you up.  We have gone to sleep, fast asleep under that glass dome, so quickly!  Wake us up LORD.

“Father, make us like a gazelle, ready to run with you, kiss us and wake us up and today we declare that there will be a second surge of your Holy Spirit across the earth as people are becoming more fearful and buckling down again.  We know that there will be a surge of the Holy Spirit, an awakening.  Wake us up today LORD, may we stay awake with you and keep watch.”

Jesus is there!

Isn’t it a mystery how you can read a passage of scripture dozens of times when all of a sudden a sentence will jump out at you as if highlighted, and you’ll wonder – “Why did I not see that before!”  This is the absolute miracle of the Word of God, it is living and active, sharper than any double-edged sword!  The words etched on these pages are not dead, they are not passive or lifeless, but alive, endless, they have a power of their own!

While reading Luke 22, the story where Peter denied Jesus three times, I noticed a few details that I hadn’t seen before.  One small sentence containing eight little words!  “Then after about an hour had passed, another confidently affirmed, saying, “Surely this fellow also was with Him, for he is a Galilean.” But Peter said, “Man, I do not know what you are saying!”  Immediately, while he was still speaking, the rooster crowed. And the Lord turned and looked at Peter.”

“And the Lord turned and looked at Peter!” The Lord was there!  The Lord heard each and every denial Peter made, one blow to His heart after another.  The Lord heard every defiant renunciation that fell from Peter’s lips.  How did I miss this, how did I miss the fact that Satan sifted him right in front of Jesus?!  Oh how that must have stung, how personal and painful this particular rejection!  And from Peter too – the one who knew that Jesus was the Messiah!  The one on whom Christ promised to build His church.  But even more than that, this denial came from one of His closest friends!

The Lord turned and looked at Peter – a look of compassion, a look filled with love and a look of understanding.  It was this look that broke Peter causing him to weep bitterly, this look that finally brought Peter to the end of himself.  If Peter had not been completely broken he could not have been completely transformed.  Wholly changed.  Peter’s transformation was so dramatic that he did indeed become the rock on which God’s church was built, bringing the gospel to the gentiles.  He died a martyr’s death being crucified upside down upon a cross. 

Of course Jesus was there!  He always is.  He is always standing beside you, watching over you, taking care of you, looking upon you with a love that is simply never ending.  He is there in the good times and the hard ones.  He is there when you fail, when you stumble, flounder, or fall.  He sees the potential within you and believes wholeheartedly in you.  He knows that when you come to the end of yourself, then His story can begin in you.  The purposes and works that He has planned for you can begin and be established.  When you find yourself at the end of your rope, remember, Jesus is always there.  Where else would He be?!