WEEKLY PROPHETIC MESSAGE: Someone shut the door!

God is cleansing the church right now. We are being sifted and shaken to reveal hidden heart motives.

Have we become dependant on others to worship? How do we react when the doors to where we once gathered are closed?

“Why doesn’t one of you just shut the Temple doors and lock them? Then none of you can get in and play at religion with this silly, empty-headed worship. I am not pleased. The God -of-the-Angel-Armies is not pleased. And I don’t want any more of this so-called worship!
Malachi 1:10 (MSG)

God had had enough of these priests offering up blind, sick and crippled animals that they wanted to get rid of.

They were playing the game of ‘religion’ but not giving God what He asked: blemish free animals. Their worship was a farce; a mockery.

It is better to shut the temple doors than to practice religion and half hearted, works based worship.

What God is after is pure and sincere worship. The type that presses in even when no one is watching. God is longing for His remnant to draw near to Him.

“Here’s what I want you to do: Find a quiet, secluded place so you won’t be tempted to role-play before God. Just be there as simply and honestly as you can manage. The focus will shift from you to God, and you will begin to sense his grace. Matthew 6:6 (MSG)

WEEKLY PROPHETIC MESSAGE: Is it really lost?

Do you feel as if so much has been lost in this season? Have you have lost your job, lost income on your business, lost contact with friends, lost out on investments or super? Maybe you feel robbed of giving a loved one a proper funeral the way you envisaged it or perhaps a well needed holiday was cancelled?

When Joseph, being hated by his own brothers, is sold as a slave, unjustly accused, spending so much of his life in prison, finally rises to power and fulfills the dream he had as a boy, he responds to his brothers:

“You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good. He brought me to this position so I could save the lives of many people.”(Genesis 50:20 NLT)

Joseph identifies how the enemy tried to take him out, but he understands God’s soveign hand upon his life. He knows His God! He sees the bigger plan. Yes, there is a much bigger plan!

Understand that what the enemy meant for harm in your life, God is turning around for GOOD for you also! What looks like a shamozzle is turning into the saving of souls.

Joseph carries the true father’s heart and calms them saying: “So then, don’t be afraid. I will provide for you and your children.’ And he reassured them and spoke kindly to them.(Genesis 50:21 NIVUK)

WEEKLY MESSAGE: Did someone say ‘PLANS’?!

If you live in Victoria, Australia, this message is especially for you! The restrictions we are under from governmental authorities right now is changing back and forth so often, if you don’t follow the news (I’m not suggesting you do), you won’t even be aware if you are breaking the law!

Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will travel to such and such a city and spend a year there and do business and make a profit.” Yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring — what your life will be! For you are like vapor that appears for a little while, then vanishes. Instead, you should say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.” But as it is, you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil.
(James 4:13‭-‬17 CSB)

In our culture we plan and ‘sets visions’ daily, fixing events into a calendar and so often fail to seek the Lord’s will. But here God calls this ‘boasting’; acting out of presumption.

I am constantly thinking about this during this season as so many arrangements have been cancelled and postponed.

If you have children you will see this in action. You tell them they can go to the park…then parks are out of bounds (and don’t tempt them by walking past the swings). One day they are off to school…a few days later you’re homeschooling! Ahh! You say they can have a friend over and BAM! gastro hits the house. They don’t adapt well to sudden change.

But unlike a child with his mind made up, we need to be adaptable and maluble to follow the Holy Spirit. We must drop things if He leads us, being ready to change plans and be guided by Him.

When you wake in the morning ask Him what you are to do, where to go, and not just be tossed about by the waves with no Godly direction. He gives purpose to our steps, and puts people across our path. Pray.

We don’t wanna be so set in OUR OWN plans that we end up missing HIS!

Go for Glory!

God is saying to His people: “Go for glory!” He is propelling us to aim high; GO FOR GOLD!

What are you aiming for right now? Whatever you are involved in, leave room for a miracle. Pray some bold prayers and allow your faith to be the substance that fills the gap.

Don’t you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So run to win! All athletes are disciplined in their training. They do it to win a prize that will fade away, but we do it for an eternal prize. So I run with purpose in every step. I am not just shadowboxing. I discipline my body like an athlete, training it to do what it should. Otherwise, I fear that after preaching to others I myself might be disqualified.
(1 Corinthians 9:24‭-‬27 NLT)

Put your hand to the plough and don’t look back! Go for it! And give Him all the glory!

WEEKLY PROPHETIC MESSAGE: What we need for this moment in time…

With so much corruption going on and an anti Christ spirit rising up, it is imperative that we ask God for the gift of DISCERNMENT.

We need to be aware of lies, traps, false god’s and idols around us.

Discerning distractions that will lure us away from intimacy and devotion to God is vital. We MUST get ruthless.

In this hour, hard decisions must be made and discerning between good and evil, right and wrong, truth and lie is key to staying the path and finishing well.

Tricks, lies, facades and bribes all await us ‘but the people who know their God will be strong and will resist him’ (the devil)(Daniel 11:32b NLT)

God is wanting to empower us with a heightened level of awareness and discernment to shut down the enemy’s plan to cause division, confusion and corruption in this time.

‘And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ’
(Philippians 1:9‭-‬10 NIV)

PROPHETIC DREAM: Emergency call from New York to the world

On Thursday I woke from an interesting dream that I believe is a prophetic picture of what we are experiencing now throughout the world.

I dreamed I was in New York visiting a friend. We were about to begin a prayer meeting in a high rise building when all of a sudden a very loud, ear-piercing alarm resounded throughout the building.

A voice over a PA system said “It appears the emergency is real. Please run. EVERYONE RUN!”

People looked around for confirmation and then bolted for the exits in an almighty stampede. Not knowing if it was fire, bomb, hurricane, earthquake or some other threat that happens over there, I told my daughter to run ahead of us.

We lost her in the crowd running down the stairs and I realised it wasn’t just an emergency inside the building, but the whole city was running, along with the rest of the world!

Fear and panic had gripped the entire globe. I waited for the usual “emergency stand down” announcement but it never came. People just eventually stopped running.

I awoke to God revealing the interpretation…

It was quite clear to me that this was the covid19 virus that has caused a shake up across the world. It was an unknown and unfamiliar emergency when the sirens began ringing out. The loud speaker announcement is representative of the media telling us to run, bringing panic and chaos.

The thing about this dream that I couldn’t shake was the fact that the code/emergency was never stood down.

I believe that although people are still at a heightened level of response, it is up to us to stop running! We may never hear the media saying the threat is “stood down” and safe to resume normal activities again.

Shake off fear, shake off ‘fight or flight’ response, give someone a hug and walk in obedience to what God is saying to you.

The emergence of house worship

Have you noticed that quite suddenly we have gone from attending church services and worship gatherings in buildings, to now finding ourselves worshiping in our living rooms, on our own with God?

Is this frightening to you? No one to tell you when to sit, stand, yell out or high five someone? No one to see how you diligently serve in church or watch you respond by lifting your hands?

Well, God has been preparing me for some time now to “make my house, His house”, to create a place for Him to dwell. To stir up His presence and see His glory manifest in my humble dwelling.

Our family worship times have been the most gloriously uplifting and satisfying as we dance before the Lord, praying and waiting on Him.

What if we are transitioning into something greater? What if this time of so called ‘restriction’ is causing us to rely on the pure presence and glory of God?

Our homes are becoming His homes. From these places of worship we will see a mighty move of God that will spread from house to house across our nation.

Ask the Lord to make your house His dwelling place and expect a fresh visitation.

How can I help?

Romans 15:1‭-‬5 MSG
Those of us who are strong and able in the faith need to step in and lend a hand to those who falter, and not just do what is most convenient for us. Strength is for service, not status. Each one of us needs to look after the good of the people around us, asking ourselves, “How can I help?” That’s exactly what Jesus did. He didn’t make it easy for himself by avoiding people’s troubles, but waded right in and helped out. “I took on the troubles of the troubled,” is the way Scripture puts it.

Wow! What a time to be stepping up and asking God, “How can I help? Lord, who will you put on my heart today that needs assistance in these current uncertain times?”

If we will listen to the prompting of the Spirit of God, we can be led right toward those who need our help, finding that God has given us exactly what is needed to serve them.

Ask neighbours, friends and strangers how you can help them too. It may be something practical like groceries or a phone call, or it might be reassurance and prayer, healing or whatever else their particular situation requires.

Jesus went out of His way to assist us so we should continue to do the same. Look for opportunities. Expect God to do miracles wherever He sends you. Keep planting in this time and later on you will reap such a great harvest for the Kingdom of God!

WEEKLY PROPHETIC MESSAGE FROM A SIX YEAR OLD: The invisible MASK!

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God revealed to my six year old daughter Heidi that as believers we “wear an invisible mask”.

She went on to tell me that God has given us an invisible mask against viruses because we are covered by the blood of Jesus.

I knew straight away it was a message from the Lord because it was said with much authority and brought an enormous amount of peace with it.

It is a great illustration for us to remember when fear comes to dampen or snuff out our faith. I love that God uses little children with child-like faith to relieve all anxiety.

Thank you Jesus for your protection over us, our households and those around us. Let us be a shining light in these chaotic times, sharing Your love and advancing the Kingdom of God.

Psalm 34:7 (ESV)
The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them.

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