A Time of Great Awakening

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COUNTDOWN TO AWAKENING by Amie Rogers

“This ticking clock is a countdown! The alarm will be sounding soon and this battle you’ve been fighting, the answer you’ve been relentlessly waiting on, is coming to an end! You will not battle that thing anymore. You won’t wait for that answer any longer!” The Lord spoke these words as I once again heard the sound of a ticking clock. This clock is continually keeping time, even when we are not. It is set to Heaven’s Time! We are on Heaven’s time, not our own; and it is Perfection!

There has been a massive shift taking place this year, where Heaven is moving everything into alignment. This alignment is bringing about a great awakening! The church is marching forward on the front lines of this awakening! We are breaking out and marching forth into the purpose Heaven has always intended. Each step forward and every word spoken is being injected with His Power and Authority!

Throughout the Gospels, the disciples walked under Jesus’ authority, direction and commissioning everywhere they went.”

 “He called his twelve disciples to him and gave them authority to drive out evil spirits and to heal every disease and sickness.” Matthew 10:1 (NIV)

“Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give.” Matthew 10:8 (NIV)

We have been given and filled with Holy Spirit, now how much more do we have to walk in?! Each step forward and word spoken WILL manifest His Glory and Power!

As we approach Easter, Resurrection Sunday, we are reminded of the price paid for us all. Each day we have been gifted is a manifestation of the sacrifice made and this miraculous event! As we continue to march forward in obedience and under the Lord’s directions, we will be used to manifest unexpected and unconventional miracles!

There is a breaking apart and breaking loose of old mindsets, wrong identities and chains of the past! We are walking forward in unprecedented favor; with breakthrough in ways we’ve never seen before! I see a fresh fire rushing in over many bodies, healing areas that have been prayed over for years. There will be miraculous wealth transfers happening in the finances of those surrendered! While an increase in dreams and visions, new mantles and giftings fall on those diligently seeking Him in their quiet place!

There is a deeper wisdom coming and blueprints being downloaded to those you would never expect. There are unconventional creative miracles pouring out on the most “unlikely” people. I see unprecedented favor over each one of us; where people will literally be falling over themselves to help us accomplish the work the Lord has put our hands to. Those that have been washed over and wrecked by this love affair with God are being brought out of hiding. All those that have felt like caged birds are being released to fly – none of them are leaving in selfish ambition. They are like the dove, bringing back new life to the boat!

 

ARISE & AWAKEN by Anne Marie Molster

Much of what has been heard and felt in the spirit about a great awakening of God’s people has intensified over this month. As I sought the Lord for clarity as to what is to come, he gave me His confirmation through an incredible vision.

I was immediately taken to a dark drab city where the tall buildings stretched so high that they nearly blocked most of the sky. What little sky could be seen was cloudy and grey. As I sat watching this vision form, I was suddenly standing on a black tile floor. The contrast of the tile against my white sneakers caught my eye as an elevator door opened before me and I stepped in. No one else was inside as I took in the dark, plain walls around me. The elevator began to move upward, smoothly accelerating, not stopping until I had gone far beyond what I could image the building’s height to be. The doors opened and bright light beamed in. Before I could step out, the walls fell away. I was on a platform high above the building, the sun blazing as it rose in the east. It was gleaming brightly as it as it crested above the mountain; a rainbow of yellow, orange, pink and red.

As I looked around, I noticed many others standing on individual platforms above the top of the building they once occupied. We were all overwhelmed in the brilliance of the light. I saw the word “ARISE” form in the air before me – large white letters with rays of bright white blasting from behind in every direction. The sun began to rise higher in the sky and above it the word “AWAKEN” beamed in a yellow so magnificent I cannot find words to describe it.

We each began to cry out – not a cry that could be understood, but a massive cry of the spirit, one that cannot be contained or discerned by man, but only by the Spirit of God. The cries became louder as many others began to arise to this skyline of splendor. The cry growing louder with every voice that joined in. A shaking in the atmosphere began, yet we stood firmly planted on the high place that the Lord brought each one of us to.

As I stayed in worship in the natural, I cried out, “Come, Lord, Come! My need for you is so great! I will not stop crying out to you! My God, I long to know what you are asking of me and the many who are waiting.”

“Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and yet don’t do what I tell you?” Luke 6:46 (GNB)

The Lord said, “There will be a convergence of the natural and the supernatural where many who have risen are awakening and causing the world in which their spirit is most active, to converge into the world of the natural. A power never seen by the body of Christ will rise up and awaken the universe. The Heavens will open and the cries of angels will fill the airwaves with the resounding of great joy. Heaven will begin to pour upon the Earth, transforming it into the world God originally intended it to be. Those lifted to the Heavens will leave the safety of platforms and walk amongst the people, ministering to those that are lost and wandering; not only those gathered in worship.

 Lives will be transformed in the marketplace. As the church awakens, it will begin to move. The Body of Christ will begin to walk the street once again – performing miracles – giving sight to the blind and life to those left behind for dead. This Body of Christ will grow, one believer at a time. Numbers will rise and Heaven will rejoice at those they witness receiving salvation.”

This season of Kingdom growth will be unprecedented – it will be marked by God and His miraculous ways! His presence will be undeniable, as His glory covers the Earth. As we cry out to Him, we must be willing to listen!

“IT IS TIME! ARISE, FOR I AM CAUSING A GREAT AWAKENING!” 

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Our Purpose – Birthed Through Our Identity

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March 13, 2018

How often do we hijack our purpose with instant gratification and the desire to bypass the process? A truth we need to understand as we begin to step forward with His lead is that even though miracles can seem to manifest suddenly, God’s “suddenlies” are usually backed by process.

Your process won’t keep you “stuck” or “delayed” when you simply embrace it. The Lord promises He WILL move you when you are ready! Many of us become fearful because of the brokenness we have experienced. What God wants us to understand is that our cracks are what He shines through. What we must come to realize is that it is possible for us to be broken, but no longer wounded. Our process is often prolonged when He wants to do a deep work within us; cleaning out any areas that may cause us to wound others while we are still experiencing pain ourselves. Once He completely heals our wounds, He will then empower us to go out.

Our purpose is then to share the history of the process in which God has lead us to victory over our circumstances. “His story” manifests through our sharing and our testimonies. Our testimony then becomes someone else’s prophetic word and an encouragement that leads them to their ultimate victory and purpose in Him.

“Consider is pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, BECAUSE YOU KNOW that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be MATURE and COMPLETE, not lacking anything.” James 1:2-4 (NIV, emphasis added)

The story of Lazarus, his illness, his death and resurrection is a great comparison to our lives and this very process. When we think about it, we are all sick and dying. Just as Jesus came and spoke life into Lazarus and raised him from the dead, He speaks life into each of us every day. A new life in Him raises us up from the depths of darkness where we once lay. Lazarus walked out of the dark tomb in his smelly grave clothes and he immediately took them off. Our process is the same, as we simply need to shed off the grave clothes we once wore. Shedding off our shame, addictions and pain from the past that prohibits us from stepping into where we’re called. Lazarus didn’t waste a minute after he was given new life; he shed off what he no longer needed and what would only remind him of the suffering that caused him death. We are each given new life just as Lazarus was; seeing the glory of God manifest in it, when we just believe!

“Jesus said to her, “Didn’t I tell you that you would see God’s glory if you believed?”” John 11:40 GNB

This new life empowers us to go; reflecting the new life Jesus has given us! Some will be called to the masses; yet we are ALL called to find the one!

“…will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hills and go to look for the one that wandered off?…” Matthew 18:12-14 (NIV)

This scripture gives us an understanding that no matter how large or small our ministry is, our purpose is great! Some may speak to large crowds and to many over a lifetime, however not all of us have been given that same calling. Sharing with the one person we are lead to is just as important; leading them into a relationship with the Lord and ultimately into the Kingdom of God.

“The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannon see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.” 2 Corinthians 4:4 (NIV)

We must be willing to step out into the unknown, under His promptings and instruction and watch Heaven manifest in our lives. We cannot depend on others as we do this, we must be dependent upon Heaven!! Our Heavenly Inheritance will manifest out of dreams, visions and mandates from The Throne and Treasuries of Heaven; NOT of this world!

“…He always lives to intercede for them…” Hebrews 7:25 (NIV)

Remember, Kingdom Life is NOT Earthly life!! Our authority comes from Heaven and manifests in our service. If you want power and authority over many, you have to be rid of the desire of power; there is no room for pride. In your service, you need to be just as eager and joyful to scrub a bathroom, as you are to stand on a stage! Heaven measures our service based on the attitude of our hearts, not the work of our hands.

As we step out, we need to be sure we are walking in our own shoes; in the identity given to us. Our purpose is unique to our gifting and our own personality traits. Imitation may be the best form of a compliment, but imitating another’s form of ministry is not what God has intended for us. He designed us for His “one of a kind” purpose and our own personal destiny in Him. Our unique circumstances allow us to be passionate in the areas that He wants to use us in. However, we must be sure to remember that our circumstances are not our identity. Our identity is birthed as we conquer our circumstances and become victorious in Him!

“…and ask the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, to give you the Spirit, who will make you wise and reveal God to you, so that you will know him. I ask that your minds may be opened to see his light, so that you will know what is the hope to which he has called you, how rich are the wonderful blessings he promises his people, and how very great is his power at work in us who believe. This power working in us is the same as the mighty strength” Ephesians 1:17-19 (GNB)

The Lord shared the following thoughts in a recent word.

“I want my children to hear of My love for their uniqueness. I will not honor imitations. I want them to step forward in what I created them and purposed them for – not into the assignment of another. That job is taken. Look within, listen to the desires of your heart, not to anyone else’s desire for you. Your next step can then be made with ease. There is a beat that you will begin to march to, a rhythm that will allow you to flow in your given assignment.”

We must believe in all that He has spoken through the ages and how His word applies to our walks today. We must listen to Him as we tune our hearts to His voice and hear what he is speaking to us now.

“I am healing hearts right now! May your hope NEVER be hindered by disappointment ever again!

All the tears you’ve cried were not wasted; they were seeds in The Kingdom! Acceleration is hitting and you will be harvesting each of those tears; returning as blessing.

Strongholds and blockages are being removed! The Courts of Heaven have heard your cries. ALL the word curses and blockages that have held you up and held you back have been declared NULL & VOID! 

YOU ARE BEING RELEASED!”

Identity: Crowned With Glory & Honor

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March 5, 2018

Understanding our true identity, which comes from Christ, is a constant journey throughout this lifetime. It is also the enemy’s relentless pursuit to keep us far from finding our God-given identity. The enemy goes to great lengths to shift us into believing his many lies. He does his best to create circumstances that would further us from the truth and take us into something we would never choose for ourselves. Instead of living in the position as co-heir to The Throne and manifesting our Heavenly inheritance, we often get trapped into a false identity reflective of our shattered lives caused by childhood trauma, abuses, addictions, infidelity, broken marriages and poverty – to name a few of the enemy’s drastic tactics that ultimately cause an identity crisis in each of us.

“But God’s mercy is so abundant, and his love for us is so great, that while we were spiritually dead in our disobedience he brought us to life with Christ. It is by God’s grace that you have been saved. In our union with Christ Jesus he raised us up with him to rule with him in the heavenly world. He did this to demonstrate for all time to come the extraordinary greatness of his grace in the love he showed us in Christ Jesus. For it is by God’s grace that you have been saved through faith. It is not the result of your own efforts, but God’s gift, so that no one can boast about it.

God has made us what we are, and in our union with Christ Jesus he has created us for a life of good deeds, which he has already prepared for us to do.” Ephesians 2:4-10 GNB

To find our true identity, we must be brought to the end of ourselves. If we look at the life of Solomon in Ecclesiastes, chapters one and two, we can see that he often felt as if everything was meaningless. Even after receiving greater wisdom and knowledge from the Lord, he felt this life was a senseless pursuit. Even the power Solomon obtained through wisdom and wealth had no meaning when separated from His commitment to God. He discovered that without an intimate relationship with the Lord, he had very little purpose. Rather than “chasing the wind”, Solomon recognized that just as all good things came from God, God also needed to be the foundation of who he was and what he was to accomplish.

We can begin this journey of discovering our identity by first seeing ourselves the way Christ sees us. We must know who and whose we are in order to be all that we are created to be.

“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” Psalm 139:13-16 NIV

Many of us know deep within our spiritual being that we are meant for more than what we are currently doing and pursuing. How often are we walking around being uncomfortable in our own skin because of the false beliefs we have about ourselves? Whether we have believed the lies whispered to us in our thoughts or we live in the identity of a label placed upon us by someone else, we are living in an oppressed state rather than in the fullness God intended.

Deep within us burns a passion that was ignited by the fire of God. He is fanning the flames of these fires so we are overwhelmed with a desire to be all we have been created to be. Every single person who has breath in their lungs has been given a purpose. There is not one person that is a mistake. Although some may have had parents who gave you up at birth, unable to care for you, or you have experienced abandonment issues in other areas of your life as a teen or an adult – you must know that you have a Heavenly Father that planned and purposed you for such a time as this! (Esther 4:14 AMP)

Our Creator has always wanted you and loves you more deeply than anyone could, from now through eternity. Once you know your priceless value and worth, you will begin to walk it out in the manifested presence of God.

“In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will,” Ephesians 1:11 NIV

The journey of the Israelites from Egypt to the Promised Land was so amazing and miraculous. (Exodus 12:31-42) Yet, their journey was long and arduous. In this story, the generation that was brought out of slavery did not get to enter into the Promised Land, it was the next generation that walked in. (Numbers 14:30) Each of our life journeys are a lot like the Israelites’ desert time. We move through our desert seasons with God’s love and grace as He transforms us, so that we are then able to walk into His Promised Land well before the future generations we are contending for.

There are things He has purposed us to do outside our desert. The desert gives way for us to place our full dependence upon God to provide for all our needs and it brings us to the end of ourselves. Each piece of us that we lay down, He replaces with His version of what He originally intended. He takes away our pride, our selfishness, our rejected and broken hearts, He heals our wounds, He places justice and forgiveness over all our wrongs and heals all our sicknesses; physical and emotional.

“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light.” 1 Peter 2:9 NIV

We begin to understand our true identity when we are able to navigate this journey with spiritual discernment, much like an internal GPS. If we are pursuing anything outside of our spiritual nature in Christ, we will feel dissatisfied. There is a peace and an overwhelming joy that fills our spirit when our behavior and actions come into alignment with our identity in Him.

“So you must live as God’s obedient children. Don’t slip back into your old ways of living to satisfy your own desires. You didn’t know any better then. But now you must be holy in everything you do, just as God who chose you is holy. For the Scriptures say, “You must be holy because I am holy.”” 1 Peter 1:14-16 NLT

Once we begin to walk in our true identity in Christ, seeing ourselves as He sees us, we begin to carry the Lord’s presence with us. Moving in His presence will allow us to shift atmospheres with unprecedented authority and dominion over all that comes against us and all that falls behind us! As we make each step, tapping into His power deep within, the full glory of God will surround us! Ultimately enabling us to walk out the mission for which we are called; our destiny – one marked since the beginning of time with our identity in mind!

“…what are mere mortals that you should think about them, human beings that you should care for them? Yet you made them only a little lower than God and crowned them with glory and honor. You gave them charge of everything you made, putting all things under their authority—” Psalms 8:4-6 NLT