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!

 

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)

 

 

The Pen is Blue!!

The other day, Mark and I were talking about how times come when you feel you’ve reached a peace over life and circumstances, over dreams and future plans, and then all of a sudden, doubt and fear of disappointment try to cover over all of it. As we were discussing this, a scene in the movie “Liar Liar” came to my mind.

If you’re not familiar with this movie, the basic synopsis is that this lawyer’s son makes a birthday wish in that his dad cannot tell a lie. So, as this unfolds and the lawyer is discovering that he can’t lie, he goes in his office, grabs a blue ink pen and tries to say that it’s red. He then tries to write out that it’s red; all ending up in failure since both avenues are lies.

As I was sharing some things with Mark, I started to talk about this specific scene in relation to the Promises & Purposes over our lives. These things, which we were specifically created for, ARE the blue pen. They are THE TRUTH! There is nothing we can say or do to change the fact that they are truth! However, when we lose sight of that, when we allow doubt to take a hold, when we cover it over with our fear of being disappointed, we try to change it. We think it’ll be easier to just say that it is “red”. These things that seem so impossible, are in fact possible, because it’s not you that has to make it happen. All you have to do is come into agreement and say, “Yes, Lord! Here I am, send me!”

I know this is a difficult thing to actually do. I know how hard it is to keep a hold of Faith and Hope. So many of us have dreamt big dreams and been left in the dust of disappointment. I know. But, the Lord wants you to know that now is the time to hope again. Now is the time to shake off past disappointments. He will not disappoint you. When your hope is IN Him, when your faith is IN Him, you will know that His plans, His purposes over your life are going to be overwhelmingly fulfilling! He gave you those dreams to inject your faith with immeasurable hope! Fight off the doubt. Fight off the fear of disappointment. Hold onto His promises and His word. These things WILL BE!

 

Exodus 14:14 “The Lord will fight for you and you shall hold your Peace.”

Romans 8:25 “But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance.”

Romans 8:28 “And we know that ALL things work together for good to those who love God, to those we are the called according to His purpose.”

Jeremiah 33:3 “Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know”

Hebrews 11:1 “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”

In the Name of Love

Heart Upon Re-entry

“Heart Upon Re-entry” by Jim Carrey

So many people have been wounded and abused in the name of love. I have been sensing that a lot just don’t even know what it truly is anymore. It has been downgraded and perverted in so many ways. It has been used as a weapon for verbal, physical and sexual abuses; so much so, there is a large group of people that have simply sworn off “falling in love” and put up walls so high and deep for protection.

A good majority of people have been duped by the entertainment industry into what they think love is: an expectation of frilly, feel-good “love” that leaves you with this floating, euphoric feeling all the time. Although there may be brief moments of that, it’s not real love. Real love isn’t necessarily a feeling. You do feel it, but most of the time, you have to make the choice to love. Sometimes that choice is going to be the hardest one you will ever make. It is way below the surface. I like to compare it to the ocean. The ocean is breathtaking when you’re standing on the shore looking at it; especially during a sunrise or sunset. It’s peaceful to sit and listen to the lull of the waves. It’s fun to swim in the refreshing waters. It’s thrilling to catch waves on a surfboard. BUT, the depth of its beauty is deep below the surface. You have to dive deep into it, you have to be prepared for it, and it can be intimidating and scary. But, the awe-inspiring beauty is worth it.

“…but for Adam no suitable helper was found, so the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep…then the Lord God made a woman…and he brought her to the man. The man said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman’ for she was taken out of man” for this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh. The man and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame” (Gen. 2:20-25)

When we partake of this surface-type “love”, it is guaranteed that at some point you will feel chewed up and spit out. When this happens there’s a part of you that blames yourself, leaving you feeling less than worthy of the something beautiful you were hoping and dreaming for. So now, each time someone new comes along, you swim in more shallow waters. This in turn pushes the other person away because there is a lack of trust. The baggage from the first swimmer is put on the next. It’s a vicious cycle and no one comes out feeling empowered, loved or free. Participating in all the things intended for marriage will always leave you empty and a piece of your soul connected to someone that doesn’t want the connection anymore. Thankfully, our God is one who Loves to Restore and Heal ALL things; especially our broken hearts.

I’ve now been married for almost 18 years. Our marriage is like every other (honest) one; like a roller coaster. Full of thrills, scares, unexpected turns, ups and downs. Several years ago, I went through a period that I just didn’t know what I felt anymore. My life had shattered into pieces and left me not recognizing how broken I was. Unfortunately, my husband took the brunt of my mess. Despite the mess I was, he showed up and walked out and fought for his unconditional love for me. See, I was such a jacked up mess that I didn’t even know how to accept his love and tried to push it away. When you’ve convinced yourself that you’re not worthy of something deep and meaningful, you settle yourself and wait for the other shoe to drop. If you don’t go beyond the fun beginning, then you don’t have to start sacrificing yourself. Real love is sacrificial. It’s compromising. It’s merging your life’s hopes and dreams with your spouse’s and sometimes some of those things don’t line up the way you imagined they would. Real love is searching out multiple avenues of communication to ensure your spouse is hearing and receiving in a healthy way. We all have an individual language and when we become One in our marriage commitment, we have to find a new language the both of us can speak and understand. This new language is created through some blood, sweat and tears; well, at least it was for us. Some of you might still be in denial because “everything is awesome”! When I had doubts of “my choice”, the Lord showed me it wasn’t really my choice, but His. He gifted me a husband that would be the manifestation of His unconditional love for me, through all my ridiculousness, my brokenness, in my mess, in my self-loathing and in all the beautiful moments of my life.

This isn’t all about marital love. Marriage is just one facet of Love.

I’ve learned unconditional love from my kids, too. This parenting thing is so much harder than I ever thought it would be. For a lot of my younger years I was told I’d never be able to have children, so I settled quite easily on not wanting children. I wasn’t heartbroken over it at all. But then again, I was a hot mess and didn’t know it. Then, I got married, and after a few years I started having that “twinge” to want kids. We now have four children and they all leave my head spinning and show me daily how much more of my flesh needs to die. I have likely apologized more than I’ve taught. But, like most parents, I would move Heaven and Earth to protect them and do everything in my power for them. God, our Heavenly Father, loves us unconditionally, even more than we love our own kids.

I had a long, hard road to be able to call on God as my “Father”. Every single one of us grew up with flawed parents and it’s guaranteed that every single one of us will be a flawed parent. Not one of us gets out of this parenting game with a perfect score. Some of our mess-ups create wounds and scars and I had some from my childhood. Because of that, I had a hard time thinking about God as my father because I was comparing Him to my earthly father. Now, I need to state that I love my dad unconditionally; no matter the ups and downs we’ve had over the course of my life. God is a restorer of families because family holds His heart more than anything else.

So, when we compare our Heavenly Father to a downgraded and flawed version, we’ve missed it. That’s where my struggle was and that’s where the Lord met me on my healing journey. Showing me who He truly was and He continues to do this. He moved Heaven to open up the way for us to experience Him as our Daddy. For a long time, I couldn’t understand why my Mom called God “Daddy”. Today as I write this, now I know. We all have a craving deep in our souls to have a meaningful and fulfilling relationship with our Dads (Mom’s too). There’s something powerful that happens when your Dad speaks encouragement over you and when he declares his love for you. This is what God our Father does. Reading His words of adoration for His creation and His children is indescribably fulfilling and empowering. You learn who you were created to be. You find your purpose in this crazy life. Without getting too political or polarizing, there’s something that has to be said. This is just my observation and opinion (there, you have my disclosure). My generation and the generations following, there is a huge deficit of fathers. I see SO many people that unbeknownst to them, they are searching out for that kind of love and acceptance. They’re seeking and continually landing on downgraded, abusive and perverted versions of the real thing. It absolutely shatters my heart. There are people everyday that are around you suffering from ignorance of what love truly is. We all need it, we all crave it; we were created from love and for love.

I’m so desperate for others to experience the transformative power of unconditional love.

When I say, “I love you all”, I absolutely mean it. You are loved and valued; you have a purpose and plan over your life that you were created to fulfill. Everything has purpose for your purpose and we walk into that from a place of love. I pray you have a pure encounter with this breathtaking, unconditional love.

I will leave you with a couple of scriptures that speak about this.

Psalm 139:13-16 “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 on of them came to be.”

John 3:16-17 ”For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him.”

1 Cor. 13:1-13 “If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophesy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails….but when perfections comes, the imperfect disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part’ then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

Song of Solomon 8:6-7 “Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm; for love is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave. It burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame. Many waters cannot wash it away. If one were to give all the wealth of his house for love, it would be utterly scorned.”

Eph. 3:14-19 “For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom His whole family in Heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge – that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.”

Wrestling Jacobs

“22 And he arose that night and took his two wives, his two female servants, and his eleven sons, and crossed over the ford of Jabbok. 23 He took them, sent them over the brook, and sent over what he had. 24 Then Jacob was left alone; and a Man wrestled with him until the breaking of day. 25 Now when He saw that He did not prevail against him, He touched the socket of his hip; and the socket of Jacob’s hip was out of joint as He wrestled with him. 26 And He said, “Let Me go, for the day breaks.”

But he said, “I will not let You go unless You bless me!”

27 So He said to him, “What is your name?”

He said, “Jacob.”

28 And He said, “Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel;[a] for you have struggled with God and with men, and have prevailed.”

29 Then Jacob asked, saying, “Tell me Your name, I pray.”

And He said, “Why is it that you ask about My name?” And He blessed him there.” (Genesis 32:22-29)

 

Jacob’s promise was peace with his brother that he had wronged. He was journeying back because the Lord promised him reconciliation. And, then fear came at him. He sent blessings ahead of him to decrease the fear coming at him. In his solitude, the Lord appeared. Jacob grabbed a hold of Him and wrestled for that promise. This promise meant everything to Jacob. To him, it was worth the struggle, the pain and the exhaustion. “I will not let go until you bless me”, as in “do what you promised!” Not only did the reconciliation happen, he was given a new name; a new identity as an entire nation.

The promises and dreams over our lives are only a glimpse into the fullness of what the Lord has planned for us. We’re not contending for selfish desires, we’re contending for all that will be affected by our dreams being fulfilled. It has been and will always be Kingdom and for His Glory; our lives reflecting His Love and Goodness! It’s too big and too good to give up on! Don’t quit! Keep wrestling! Morning is coming!!!