Waiting in the Wings

For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God.

Tag: intercession

The Key is to Ask

This image is the prophetic art of Meghan Williams of Dyed4you Art. The piece is called "The Seeker's Keys," and this meditation is connected to it.

“The Seeker’s Keys” – by Meghan Williams, Dyed4you Art

Jeremiah 33:3 (AMP) ‘Call to Me and I will answer you, and tell you [and even show you] great and mighty things, [things which have been confined and hidden], which you do not know and understand and cannot distinguish.’

For several years, I have been learning how important it is for us to ask questions in our daily walk with God. Persistently inquiring of God about Scripture, its mysteries, or my prophetic encounters with Him has been like a key that opens the double doors of revelation. While God desires that His children would inquire of Him so that we will learn more, we may not realize that the release of His Kingdom is actually dependent upon it.

One night, during a church worship service, in the Spirit I saw a lock hovering in the sanctuary, over the platform of the worship team. The Lord told me to use my key. I knew from a similar experience in the past that my key was to “ask, seek, and knock.” Specifically, I felt the Spirit prompting me to ask Him for more revelation regarding the anointing of the Seven Spirits of God that had been coming up on my spiritual radar for the last few years. So, I asked Him for more revelation about it, though I knew this would be the beginning of a process. Instantly, I saw the lock open and a flood of rainbow paint flowed out. In my prophetic language, paint can represent anointing.

A few minutes later, the Father brought to mind the story of the Azuza Street revival. I remembered that the revival began because a small group of people were personally seeking God for the manifestation of His Kingdom. In fact, I remembered seeing a similar theme in other stories about revival. These individuals were asking questions; they wanted to know why the Church wasn’t flowing in certain manifestations of the Spirit as it did in the First Century. They weren’t pressing in because they were expecting a large revival or wanting to grow a church—they personally weren’t content with the state of the Church as is and the answers they had been given about it. Yet because a small group of pioneers in the Spirit were brave enough to seek God for more, the release of the Kingdom of Heaven to them eventually led to the Azuza Street Revival. The questions this one small group had impacted millions of lives and the Church as we know it today.

That night, God widened the scope of His lesson to me about “asking, seeking, and knocking.” I realized that whether or not the Kingdom comes to earth and how much of it we experience is entirely up to us! We are gatekeepers on the earth, poised to open the door to the King of Glory into our homes, cities, and nations. The release of the Kingdom comes from our fervent pioneering prayers and inquiries, and by having hearts that will not rest until Heaven answers with a heavy rain of God’s Spirit.

Matthew 16:19 (TPT) I will give you the keys of heaven’s kingdom realm to forbid on earth that which is forbidden in heaven, and to release on earth that which is released in heaven.”

Ride Forth

Revelation 19:14-15 (AMP) And the armies of heaven, dressed in fine linen, [dazzling] white and clean, followed Him on white horses. From His mouth comes a sharp sword (His word) with which He may strike down the nations, and He will rule them with a rod of iron; and He will tread the wine press of the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty [in judgment of the rebellious world].

There is a call from heaven to don our linen robes, climb upon our horses, and ride into war with our King. But what does Kingdom warfare truly look like? In Scripture, we see a foreshadowing of Christ through the mighty warrior King David. David drew all of his strength from God alone. God preserved David in good times and in bad and ultimately empowered David to unify the Kingdom of Israel. David had perpetual victory in battle due to his strong connection with the King of Kings.

David set the model for Kingdom warfare for both the fighters that gathered to him and for believers today. He had a unique practice of inquiring of God before going into battle. When times were hardest, and even when his very allies were against him (1 Samuel 30:6), David would strengthen himself in God. It was from this place that God would direct David and proclaim the coming victory in battle. David would carefully act upon God’s directives with bold confidence; one could say he was clothed and armed in God’s mighty Word.

This is a pattern that we can follow today. When faced with trials, intercession must be our first response. In the secret place, we will find the Living Word of God and be able to cloth and equip ourselves with it. The Word is always “now,” with a life-giving perspective for every situation we face. But from the secret place, we must also be ready to act upon God’s Word when necessary. We must be prepared to get up on our horses and ride forth in our God-given commissions.

No matter what trial you are facing today, remember, that it is not by accident. The King of Kings has need of you. He is ready and willing to empower you to overcome. Therefore, run to the secret place, listen for His voice, and fearlessly act upon His instructions.

Psalm 16:7-8 (NKJV) I will bless the LORD who has given me counsel; My heart also instructs me in the night seasons. I have set the LORD always before me; Because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved.

Make Room for My Kingdom Reign

 

Matthew 6:9-10 (TPT) Pray like this: ‘Our Father, dwelling in the heavenly realms, may the glory of your name be the center on which our lives turn. Manifest your kingdom realm, and cause your every purpose to be fulfilled on earth, just as it is fulfilled in heaven.

Beloved, you know well the importance of intercession. You have seen the fruit that comes from taking every matter before Me so that I might move on behalf of yourself or others. Yet even now, I am calling you to a higher level. I call you to pray with a heart that is set on drawing the Kingdom of Heaven upon the earth. Pray and be open to hearing My swift response.

Just as a construction worker cannot build without plans from the architect, neither can My Body build the Kingdom without the plans that come from My mouth. Pray and keep your ears open for those plans. I will pour out Kingdom directives in response to your petitions—and at times, I will speak before your prayer has even left your mouth. My plans will surprise you, beloved. I will respond in ways and with instructions you have never considered before. Therefore, make room in your heart for what has previously been unknown. Pray and make room for My Kingdom Reign.

Truly, intercession is part of the Keys to the Kingdom. In order for you to know what to loose and bind on earth, you must maintain a receptive connection to heaven. Therefore, lean into My Spirit, for it will guide you in how you ought to pray. Live your life as a house of prayer, keeping the lines of communications open with Me always. Remember, prayer was never meant to be one way—it is an open conversation between you and I. As you make room for a constant and robust dialogue between heaven and earth, you will see My Kingdom manifest in surprising and joyous ways.

Isaiah 65:24 (NKJV) It shall come to pass That before they call, I will answer; And while they are still speaking, I will hear.

1 Corinthians 2:9-11 (VOICE) But as the Scriptures say, No eye has ever seen and no ear has ever heard and it has never occurred to the human heart All the things God prepared for those who love Him.

God’s Government in California: Man Your Stations!

Vision 11/04/2017: I saw a huge wall of water coming to hit an entire city. This did not feel at all like a bad thing; in fact, I knew this wave represented a great move of God. It was massive and not so much a tidal wave as a wall of water that I knew would come and completely sweep through the city. I did not sense any destruction in this.

I prayed and asked the Lord what this symbolized. He said, “Region. California. On the brink of collapse. Man your stations.

In my spiritual language “collapse” means to humble. It is the concept of the Hebrew letter dalet, which symbolizes a poor and humble man, a man in need. It is not so much about literal financial bankruptcy as it is God bankrupting the enemy of his power. Anyone who trusts in the things of the world instead of in God will discover their deep need of God once they see who the true source of all life and complete satisfaction comes from.

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Voting for America in the Courtroom of Heaven

Vision 09/05/2017: I saw U.S. flags all over the country looking like a just like “Ayiti“, a prophetic silk by Dyed4you. All across the nation, one by one, every U.S. flag was being changed to “Ayiti”. I knew this was happening because, in each area of the land, God’s people were rising up, taking their places, and taking back their land through their votes in the courtroom of heaven.

Ayiti is the word for “Haiti” in Creole, and it means “mountainous land”.The colors in the silk, “Ayiti”, are based on Haiti’s flag and are very similar to America’s—red, white, blue, and green. With Dyed4you’s silk, the prophetic meanings of the color are: blue representing the Word of God and truth, red representing warfare and power in the Blood, green representing flourishing and new life, and white representing victory.

Yesterday, the Lord repeatedly drew me back to “Ayiti”, the prophetic meanings behind the silk colors, and the prophetic art piece Dyed4you Art made to accompany it called “Heart for Ayiti“. The art piece represents a call from God for His prophetic intercessors in that land to arise. Like every nation of the earth, our King has a redemptive plan for Haiti. He is calling His people to “come up here”, see and hear that plan, and partner with Him in bringing those plans to birth in the earth.

Seeing a vision of “Ayiti” steadily replacing the America flag echoed that same cry for the intercessors in America. For several years, God has been speaking to me about “flying colors” or letting our “true colors” shine forth. Or as Graham Cooke puts it, it’s really important that we get into the habit of manifesting what’s on the inside of us—Christ in us. Like the silk whose colors are so rich with meaning from the Word of Life, it is time for us to lift up Christ who is our true banner in order to remind this country of its righteous roots in Him.

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