Blow the Trumpet (Awakening Others)
The Hour Has ComeI had a dream one night and it was about my neighbour who I usually politely wave to; but in the dream I was having a deep personal conversation about her life and all that was happening. I was asking her about her relationship with God and found that she has very little. She use to go to church but now doesn't. She was so open to hearing about God. I was thinking I should invite her to church. We left with her saying she has never talked so intimately with someone and really wanted it. What struck me was her openness and the easy of talking about God. She had a hunger and had a readiness to hear about God.
Another night at 3:40 the words 'The hour has come' was in my mind and God was calling me to pray for my family.- Pray that your family will be ready for what is to come! I felt an urgency in my heart.
I was led to Isaiah 40
3 A voice of one calling: “In the wilderness prepare the way for the LORD; make straight in the desert a highway for our God. 4 Every valley shall be raised up, every mountain and hill made low; the rough ground shall become level, the rugged places a plain. 5 And the glory of the LORD will be revealed, and all people will see it together. For the mouth of the LORD has spoken.”
6 A voice says, “Cry out.” And I said, “What shall I cry?” “All people are like grass, and all their faithfulness is like the flowers of the field. 7 The grass withers and the flowers fall, because the breath of the LORD blows on them. Surely the people are grass. 8 The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever.”
9 You who bring good news to Zion, go up on a high mountain. You who bring good news to Jerusalem, lift up your voice with a shout, lift it up, do not be afraid; say to the towns of Judah, “Here is your God!” 10 See, the Sovereign LORD comes with power, and he rules with a mighty arm. See, his reward is with him, and his recompense accompanies him.
11 He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that have young.
As I continued to read Isaiah about the awesomeness of God, His majesty and sovereignty overwhelmed me : 25 “To whom will you compare me? Or who is my equal?” says the Holy One.
I began to be mindful of two things. First -the pains of birth labour and when they start they become faster and faster until it is time. It made me think of a rolling ball that is picking up speed and no one can stop it. And secondly that many people needs to know God.
Matt 24: 6 You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. 7 Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of birth pains.
I felt the Lord stirring in me that you would not want anyone to be in this time without knowing Me.
Lisa, Calgary, AB, Canada
Standing in the Gap
Each time I read the postings on the hour of consecration, I sense a deep presence of God and the Fear of the Lord, sometimes to the point of tears.
Tears I believe are for intercession for the Body of Christ. There are multitudes in the Body that are totally unaware, and unprepared for the coming of the Bridegroom. I am reminded this morning of the words of Jeremiah: “Oh that my head were waters, and my eyes are fountain of tears; that I might weep day and night for the slain of the daughters of my people. (Jeremiah 9:1)
Seyi, Plamondon, AB, Canada
Awaken in Love
Yesterday, the manager of my company called me and gave me the key of our company. I was asked to open the door this morning. I set my alarm and went to bed early so that I could get up early and be there on time. But somehow I missed my alarm and my friend (a Christian sister who lives with me) woke me up just past 8:00. I was late and had to rush to work.
On the way to work, I asked God what He was trying to tell me through this. And I felt the Lord say “Your heart is right and you did what you could do but somehow your alarm system did not work at this time. So you need your family to wake you up (in love).”
Some of our family members in the Church have been faithfully doing what the Lord assigned them to do and they have blessed many people. But now there is a new season and God's people need to wake up, but for some reason, not everyone’s alarm systems are working properly at this time. So they need their family (us) to wake them up in love so that they can run and fulfill the tasks assigned by God and they can bless God's people around them.
Grace, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Shaking the Nations
I totally resonate with everything that has been shared. We are in a season of acceleration, entering a shift in which life as we know it will very different in 2-5 years. One of the critical things we must do is to prepare the people for this coming Isaiah 60 (Glory and darkness) season by making sure we communicate BOTH the coming glory and darkness/difficulty. Jesus did this to the disciples and told them exactly what to expect, so that they would not be offended in Him. If we want to be a true prophetic voice to the bride of Christ, then let's do what Jesus did, and give then prophetic understanding of what He is doing shaking the nations, so that when the whole world is in crisis and the earth is moving to and fro like a drunken man, the remnant cries out with the saints in heaven "True and Righteous are your judgments (decrees/decisions/dealings) oh Lord"
Mamdouh, Dennis, MA, USA
Sharing with Others
Interest in the End Times was revived in my spirit in December 2010 It took the form of feeling a pressing need to once again tell all my unsaved loved ones, and friends and neighbours, and all those the Lord laid upon my heart, of their desperate need for salvation. Letting them know the things that would be happening in the future. I felt the need to send the Word even to those of my family, friends and acquaintances who knew the Lord. At the same time I was compelled to restudy all the End Times scriptures. I re-watched the old video series: Left Behind. I watched it over and over and over again. There were those the Lord directed me to send it to - one responded positively - however - has not done anything with her response since.
During this process, it has been as if I have been associating with the suffering of Christ for this lost world. I haven't wanted anything else but to be with Jesus and have the Holy Spirit direct me until I hear from the Father and break through into His glory.
Beth, Proton Station, ON, Canada
Consecration by Prayer for Others
As I asked the Lord how He wanted me to consecrate myself I heard Him ask me to "pray for every person you talk to - man, woman or child". As I asked Him "what should I pray?" He seemed to lead me back to some of the words and phrases that came forth in a recent prayer gathering I attended: that they would wake up, arise and take their places, that joy will be their strength, that they would re-orient themselves to the victorious returning King and that they would be saved. It has been fascinating who He has brought across my path lately.
Wanda, Edmonton, AB, Canada