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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Breakthrough

What if your Breakthrough doesn’t look how you thought it would? What if you knowingly or unknowingly placed your own vision of this in a box? Maybe it’s not the promise you hoped to be birthing this season – it’s actually YOU BEING BIRTHED!

I’ve had the impression that a lot of us are experiencing an intensity at this moment. We’re being pressed hard on every single side and it’s really uncomfortable! I’m convinced this is why babies come out screaming! They found a level of ease in their development, but now they’re being shoved into a place that is no longer comfortable and they’re experiencing moments where they feel stuck. This is not how they imagined their breakthrough to happen. Even after the delivery, there are things that have to be done before they settle down into their new life outside the womb.

Yes, this is frustrating, but you have to find gratitude in your disappointments and you cannot despise the changes in your process. Realize that the Lord knows you better than you know yourself. He is FOR you, not against you! He is preparing you for your promise, the purpose for which HE CREATED YOU, so you are able to steward it with excellence. Keep marching forward and keep trusting HIM!

 

Hosting His Presence

By Amie Rogers & Anne Marie Molster

We have been overwhelmed with a sense of urgency; that we are in a critical and strategic moment of time that requires us to shut ourselves away in the quiet. Heaven is passionately pursuing to encounter us like never before. We are on the cusp of a massive shift that will thrust His Bride forward into all He has purposed us for, but we have to know His heartbeat, we have to be seeking His quiet.

Throughout the entire Bible, people have sought out the comfort of the Lord. At times, they simply rested and worshipped in His presence, but also relied on Him to bring victory in times of adversity. The reassurance that God was with them offered confidence, strength and hope in all they faced. God’s desire then was just as it is now. He longs to be with His people and live among them.

“Then I will dwell among the Israelites and be their God. They will know that I am the Lord their God, who brought them out of Egypt so that I might dwell among them. I am the Lord their God.” Exodus 29:42-45 NIV

Later in Acts 2, a group of one hundred twenty people intentionally shut themselves away in the Upper Room – in the quiet, awaiting the return of the Lord’s Presence. They saw and received the mighty rushing wind and tongues of fire from Heaven, resting upon them leaving, them forever changed; which in turn, changed everyone around them.

This is where we must see ourselves today. We are to establish Heaven here on Earth. Wherever we go, we must take Heaven with us! We have been empowered to heal the sick, lift up the lame and the rejected, open blind eyes and raise the dead! Church as we know it has forgotten that the power that raised Jesus from the dead is the very power within us. We are Heaven manifest. We ARE His Glory Carriers, we are the ones He’s chosen to change this world.

His presence upon us is the power that births miracles, opening doors for the signs and wonders of Heaven here on Earth! It is no mistake that there are twenty-two scriptures referencing the Lord’s presence. It is the key to opening doors to the plans He has for us.

“I will place on his shoulder the key to the house of David; what he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open.” Isaiah 22:22 NIV

There is a level of excitement in the spirit as many begin to understand that the Kingdom of Heaven is, in fact, at hand right now! We have been given the gift of Holy Spirit so that we too can be carriers of His presence, glory and miraculous nature!

“From then on Jesus began to preach, “Repent of your sins and turn to God, for the Kingdom of Heaven is near. ”” Matthew 4:17 NLT

As Jesus preached these words, we can be assured that they were quite confused. Heaven as they knew it was an inaccessible thing; something only a high priest was allowed. They could not fathom that they could easily grasp hold of it. Although they may not have understood Him at the time, as Jesus continued to put His words into action, they began to witness Heaven. Heaven turned water into wine, Heaven touched the lepers and healed them, Heaven broke bread with tax collectors (the most hated of the Jewish people), Heaven sought out the rejected and adulterers, Heaven opened blind eyes, Heaven made the lame to walk, Heaven raised the dead, Heaven miraculously fed the hungry and Heaven washed the feet of those that would deny and betray Him.

Then, Heaven went to the cross, taking on the sin, sickness and shame of all those that had gone before Him, those hanging beside Him and for ALL who were to come after Him. He received the punishment of death for it all, then three days later, defeated that death when He rose from the grave.

“And you know that God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. Then Jesus went around doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him. “And we apostles are witnesses of all he did throughout Judea and in Jerusalem. They put him to death by hanging him on a cross, but God raised him to life on the third day. Then God allowed him to appear, not to the general public, but to us whom God had chosen in advance to be his witnesses. We were those who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead.” Acts of the Apostles 10:38-41 NLT

When something has been defeated, we are given dominion over it. 

Just as Jesus displayed the power of the Lord in Luke 4:18, as His Father’s spirit rested upon Him, we have been given the same power and authority! The favor of the Lord has come and it rests upon each one of us!

There is a new infilling coming to us that is like that of Acts 2. One we have not seen manifest before. Fresh fire, fresh revelation, new gifts coming to ALL who are surrendered, seeking Him, carrying His Glory, dripping in love and humility.

People who have never been able to sing will get their vocal cords tuned by Heaven. New lyrics and music will be written with the sounds of Heaven resonating off each word and note. The fire of God will touch peoples’ mouths so that when they open, the words of God spoken will bring a heavy Glory that falls over everyone that hears. Deaf ears will hear the sound of Heaven and blind eyes will see the Glory of Heaven. We will see those wrecked by Heaven’s love shifting atmospheres of depression, oppression and sickness. Others will feel the healing fires of Heaven while standing in their presence. Heaven manifesting here on Earth in all its miraculous nature will become the “new normal”!

We must understand that the Lord is now moving in a much different way through the body of Christ. He is sending us out to change the world through magnificent displays of love and incredible acts of faith – drawing the attention to the supernatural existence of His power in our lifetime. It is time that we host His presence daily and show this world that Heaven truly IS AT HAND!

“Then Moses and Aaron went into the Tabernacle, and when they came back out, they blessed the people again, and the glory of the Lord appeared to the whole community. Fire blazed forth from the Lord’s presence and consumed the burnt offering and the fat on the altar. When the people saw this, they shouted with joy and fell face down on the ground.” Leviticus 9:23-24 NLT

 

Follow co-author Anne Marie Molster here: annemariemolster.wordpress.com

Together, Anne Marie and Amie have started a ministry based on raw & real conversations with Biblical perspectives.

RawAndRealMinistries@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SINGLEMINDED FAITH, OUR KEY TO ANSWERED PRAYER

By Anne Marie Molster & Amie Rogers

Faith has always been considered our shield when we experience difficulty in this lifetime. In Ephesians 6:16, Paul instructs us to take up our shield of faith to protect ourselves from the ammunition the enemy uses against us. As believers, we can honestly say we have faith in God’s existence, establishing that we do in fact possess this shield of faith. When visualizing a shield based on our belief in God alone, it brings to mind that even in its entirety, it could not offer complete protection. To grow the size of our shield, we must grow in relationship with the Lord and know Him intimately – having faith in His power and ability to enable us to do all things through His strength. (Phil 4:13) Our dependence on God for this strength activates our faith, which in turn yields amazing results in our prayer life when seeking answers for protection and blessing. Imagine lifting a shield of massive proportion that not only gives you protection, but protection for those that you are praying for as well. Without question we would need strength beyond our own and would turn to someone for help. While friends and family can stand with us and offer us help in our time of need, we must turn to the Lord first and foremost, as He is the one that is able to offer us all that we need in every situation and circumstance.

HEZEKIAH, AN EXAMPLE OF UNWAVERING FAITH

In the story of Hezekiah we learn of such faith. Other than David, there was no other King that was as devoted to the Lord as Hezekiah. Because of his great devotion, Hezekiah grew in relationship with God and in his prayer life. He was true to the definition of dedication: having single-minded loyalty, remaining steadfast, firm, unwavering and faithful.

In 2 Chronicles 32:7, Hezekiah gathers the leaders of his troops together to stand against the Assyrian army. His words of encouragement reflect the measure of faith that brought about God’s victory in the attack against Judah.

“Be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged because of the king of Assyria or his mighty army, for there is a power far greater on our side! He may have a great army, but they are merely men. We have the Lord our God to help us and to fight our battles for us!”

God then sent an angel that destroyed the Assyrian army and all of its commanding officers. We must believe that He will also perform such magnificent deeds for those of us that also stand in unwavering faith.

Although we may profess our faith in Him, we often allow our emotions to guide our innermost thoughts. These thoughts and emotions can cause us to be double-minded in our faith. If we are believing that God’s hand will move on our behalf, we can not speak words of faith while entertaining doubt in our minds. The enemy thrives off our hidden fears and his attacks become focused on the opposite of what we are contending for in prayer. We must do all that we can to entrust our circumstances to God, knowing that He will provide a solution. We must be as determined in our thoughts, as much as we are in our outward actions and words. Hezekiah’s ability to do this, not only saved his kingdom, but also healed him of an illness that was sure to cause his death. This is reflected in his prayer to the Lord in 2 Kings 20:3, NLT. “Remember, O Lord, how I have always been faithful to you and have served you single-mindedly, always doing what pleases you.” He was healed and the Lord promised peace and security for his lifetime.

As we contend for healing, favor and blessings from the Lord this year, we must remain faithful in the Lord’s promises, believing His word and standing against anyone or anything that tries to sway us in our belief. Hezekiah did exactly this, which also brought spiritual renewal to his people as they witnessed the Lord’s favor upon Him. When we begin to move in God’s will, he will not only answer our prayers, but will bring us into a place of abundant blessing that will overflow into the lives of others – just as it did for Hezekiah and His people. (2 Chron 31) When we are able to stand in faith, devoted to God, giving Him the glory, we too shall have all that we need and enough to fill our storehouses!

KEYS FOR BLESSING

It is no mistake that the Lord emphasized Hezekiah’s devoted prayer life at this time. He has a deep, abiding desire for us to be with Him. He is always there, waiting to reveal His heart to us. He wants us to get to know Him to the depths that He knows us. It is in the secret place that he waits to tell us His plans.

“Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; He rises to show you compassion. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for Him!” Isaiah 30:18 (NIV)

Blessings are a side effect to our intimate relationship with the Lord. He wants us to draw nearer to Him in the coming days as He begins to align us for such blessings – giving us the keys to open doors we have yet to see! Recently, the number “22” has appeared everywhere. When seeing numbers repeatedly, we should always ask the Lord what He wants us to see and hear. On this occasion He highlighted Isaiah 22:22 (NIV) “I will place on his shoulder the key to the house of David, what he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open.” The Lord is giving us directions and with those comes a refining and a fine-tuning within us. There is a refining being done to our thought process and how we speak out the promises, dreams and visions that He has given us. This is key to see the manifestation of them and the opening of doors to walk through!

God knows what our heart’s desire is. He also hears the battles with our faith in our minds. He listens as our thoughts take us to “worse case scenarios”. In the waiting for His plans to be revealed, He reminds us of our identity in Him and asks us to walk in it. As co-heirs of Heaven, we must have the mindset of Christ. (1 Cor 2:16) When we focus on this truth, we allow Him to perform a continual renewing of our mind, which allows us to remain single-minded in our faith. In this renewal, He continues to chisel us down, removing all our doubting flesh and prepares us for all He has purposed us for.

“Faith comes by hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ.” Romans 10:17 (NIV)

When we focus on being heavenly-minded, we can rest in the hope of the dreams, visions and promises He has given us. God is not a man and He cannot lie. (Num 23:19) We must believe if He promised it; it will be! As we grow in faith, our words must reflect the truth of God’s word. Our words will bring life or death to everything we speak. “The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” Proverbs 18:21 (NIV)

As we move forward into a year of new beginnings and unprecedented blessings, we need to have eyes and mouths of faith. Faith allows us to believe in what we have yet to see manifest as we trust in God’s perfect timing to bring it to fruition. With this assurance and with great anticipation we can expand our shield of faith and continue to contend for all our needs and deepest desires.

“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” Hebrews 11:1 (NIV).

 

 

Follow coauthor Anne Marie Molster here: annemariemolster.wordpress.com

Together, Anne Marie and Amie have started a ministry based on raw & real life conversations with Biblical perspectives.

RawAndRealMinistries@gmail.com

Month of Radical Love

For the past several weeks, the Lord has been wrecking my heart with His love. I simply cannot put it into words, but, it has been overwhelming and refreshing. During this time, He began to pour into my heart some things to share.

I pray His radical and indescribable love pours over you and sticks like sweet, sweet honey.

“Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you.” Psalm 63:3 (NIV)

 

“My radical Love in you is going to bring radical Healing outside of you. Where you go, I’m already there. Walk into each moment of every day in that confidence.”

“I’m not giving keys to doors, but to My Heart. As you listen to each beat, those wave lengths will be what propels you forward into all I have purposed you for.

“As you spend time with me in the quiet places, the secret places, My liquid Love from Heaven will begin to pour into the cracks of all the broken and hurt places that will then empower My Church as individuals and as a whole to go out and show Who I really am. I Am Love, I Am Forgiveness, I Am Rapha your Healer, I am Jirah your Provider, I Am Shalom your Peace, I Am Shammah your Presence in every place and circumstance. I Am your Dream-Giver and Way-Maker. Trust My Love and purposes for you are unfailing.”

“Some of you have experienced intense battles and a stripping of things you did not know were weighing you down. You have begun to see yourself moving forward. Moving more than you ever have. Heaven is decreeing “Get Ready!! You haven’t seen anything yet!” Like Joseph, I have been with you in it all, my favor resting on you like a cloak. You will be waking up in your prison, but by the night, you will rest your head in the Palace of My Promises, Plans and Purposes over your life. Your next step is only the beginning to walking in My Fullness and through you, others will taste and see that I Am Good (Ps. 34:8)”

Listen to His Love Song over you in this season.

“For you reach into my heart. With one flash of your eyes, I am undone by your love, my beloved, my equal, my bride. You leave me breathless – I am overcome by merely a glace from your worshipping eyes, for you have stolen my heart. I am held hostage by your love and by the graces of righteousness shining upon you. How satisfying to me, my equal, my bride. Your love is my finest wine – intoxicating and thrilling. And your sweet, perfumed praises – so intoxicating, so pleasing. Your loving words are like the honeycomb to me; your tongue releases milk and honey, for I find the Promised Land flowing within you. The fragrance of your worshipping love surrounds you with scented robes of white. My darling bride, my private paradise, fastened to my heart. A secret spring are you that no one else can have – my bubbling fountain hidden from public view. What a perfect partner to me now that I have you.” Song of Songs 4:9-12 (Passion Translation)

 

2018: Walking In His Fullness

A lot of us experienced quite a bit of turbulence in 2017. The end of my year was quite unsettling and to be honest, left me wondering and questioning if I had heard some things correctly. We all have that and the Lord is perfectly fine with our questions.

He had given me a word to soak on for a good part of 2017 for 2018. That word was “Fullness”. I felt overwhelmed with His goodness with all He was showing me regarding this word. Walking into His Fullness for the New Year; what a great and exciting thing! I know it is still that amazing goodness that we will be walking in because tied to that is His Full Restoration; restoration for all that was lost and/or stolen, especially familial relationships. He is going after His family this year. All those shattered and impossible relationships will find His restoration.

Another part of this truth of walking in His Fullness is that sometimes, it’s experiencing His Presence in the midst of the hard stuff. It doesn’t always mean grief and loss, but Fullness means All Encompassing. We have to understand and experience this so we can fully walk in it. Our final sentence at the end of the day still has to be, “I trust You.”

“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are you ways My ways…” Isaiah 55:8 (NKJV)

 

I had a brief dream the other day that I felt led to share.

In this dream were several people, we were standing and looking around at each other and our surroundings. There was countless people surrounding us, the majority we all knew one way or another. We also had a slight look of uncertainty on our faces, but as we looked, we noticed this giant chain link in our right hands. The Lord immediately gave me a prophetic word to speak to these individuals. He said, “You have held hands with many through many seasons of your life. You will continue to seasonally hold others’ hands, but right now, in this moment, you will know whom I am linking you to. These links are for My Divine Connections, the covenant relationships that will tarry with you as I move you up and onward. You won’t have any question who those people are as I will make it obvious for you.”

This is so important for this New Year! We are going to see the Lord move us at an exponential rate in every aspect of our lives and His preparation in and around us will be in place! Things may seem or feel a bit chaotic, but His Peace will surround you and bring clarity to every moment and situation He is bringing you to and through.

I kept seeing the number 32 yesterday. Anytime that happens, I know the Lord is trying to tell me something and He took me to Isaiah 32:17-18. The verses made think of years 2017 and 2018. For all the things He is bringing us to this year, you will have His perfect Peace.

“The fruit of righteousness will be peace; the effect of righteousness will be quietness and confidence forever. My people will live in peaceful dwelling places, in secure homes, in undisturbed places of rest.” Isaiah 32:17-18 (NIV)