WEEKLY PROPHETIC MESSAGE: Beware of the Michal’s!

David had hit the high of all highs! He was pumped, elated and unashamedly proclaiming his victory in a public display of jubilant celebration!

‘So David and all the people of Israel brought up the Ark of the Lord with shouts of joy and the blowing of rams’ horns.’(2 Samuel 6:15 NLT)

David had every reason to triumphantly praise and thank God for the mighty blessing of having the ark back. The presence of God had come to the City of David and despite wearing only his priestly garment, he was not holding back.

But David was strongly rebuked and criticised by Michal (Saul’s daughter) for dancing before the Lord and she despised him. (See 2 Sam 6:16)

Don’t be surprised when your passionate worship and celebration dance stirs up the Michal’s around you! Those that want to steal your freedom to worship extravagantly will come knocking.

Not everyone will be joining in with you as this next victory breakthrough causes joy and thanksgiving to come bubbling out of you.

But, you just keep your eyes on Him, keep your praise flowing, your victory moves pumping, blow your horn, jump, clap, shout and dance as David did! When the glory hits you, you will dance like never before!

It is written

Esther 6:1-3 (NLT)

‘That night the king had trouble sleeping, so he ordered an attendant to bring the book of the history of his reign so it could be read to him. In those records he discovered an account of how Mordecai had exposed the plot of Bigthana and Teresh, two of the eunuchs who guarded the door to the king’s private quarters. They had plotted to assassinate King Xerxes. “What reward or recognition did we ever give Mordecai for this?” the king asked. His attendants replied, “Nothing has been done for him.”’

Mordecai had never received a reward for saving the Kings life. He had done what he knew to be right but over time it was all forgotten. Or was it? His actions had actually been recorded in the history book.

When the right time came, at the appropriate moment for recognition, his deeds were discovered and Mordecai was exulted and favoured by the King in front of all the people.

‘So Haman took the robes and put them on Mordecai, placed him on the king’s own horse, and led him through the city square, shouting, “This is what the king does for someone he wishes to honour!”’ Esther 6:11 (NLT)

Do you feel forgotten? As if something you sowed into a long time ago has still not come to fruition?

Don’t despair because God has not forgotten you. In fact your faith action is recorded in His book so that when the appointed time arrives you will be favoured, honoured and recognised.

God’s glory will be manifested in you and all people will know that you are a child of the Most High. So let the waiting time incubate ‘what is written’ until those very words bring a promotion that propels you into your destiny.

From slave to ruler

Psalm 105:16-22 (NLT)

‘He called for a famine on the land of Canaan, cutting off its food supply. Then he sent someone to Egypt ahead of them—Joseph, who was sold as a slave. They bruised his feet with fetters and placed his neck in an iron collar. Until the time came to fulfil his dreams, the Lord tested Joseph’s character. Then Pharaoh sent for him and set him free; the ruler of the nation opened his prison door. Joseph was put in charge of all the king’s household; he became ruler over all the king’s possessions. He could instruct the king’s aides as he pleased and teach the king’s advisers.”

Have you been experiencing famine in your life and what seems like long hard years of slavery?

There will come a time when God fulfils your dreams as He did Joseph’s but until the fulfilment it was this very dream that God used to test His faith, patience and character.

Imagine holding onto the hope of the stars, the sun and the moon bowing down to you and all the while your feet are being bruised with fetters; you’re stuck in an iron collar and thrown into prison!

In these moments it would have seemed as if God was using the dream to mock Joseph rather than having his best interests at heart. But this is where God proved Joseph faithful.

He did not give in to bitterness and offence toward God but chose to continually trust in His loving-kindness and faithfulness to His Word. This paid off and gee whiz, was he rewarded when he came out of the test with flying colours!

God’s ultimate desire is to see you set free from your captivity. If your character is being tested right now you are on the way to being free.

Once your character is refined like gold, God will pour out His blessing in abundance. All you have to do is pass this test like Joseph and you will be launched into everything God has promised you.

Notice the Scripture says ‘until the time came to fulfil his dreams he was tested’. That ‘time’ is drawing closer by the day so hold onto your hat because the Ruler of all nations is about to open your prison door and set this captive free!

Silence the enemy

2 Kings 19:10-12 (NLT)

“This message is for King Hezekiah of Judah. Don’t let your God, in whom you trust, deceive you with promises that Jerusalem will not be captured by the king of Assyria. You know perfectly well what the kings of Assyria have done wherever they have gone. They have completely destroyed everyone who stood in their way! Why should you be any different? Have the gods of other nations rescued them?”

What voices are you listening to? Is it the voice of the enemy that spoke to Hezekiah saying that Jerusalem would be conquered?

Is it a voice saying your promises are a deception and God won’t really come through? Does that voice question your salvation?

The voice of the enemy can be very overpowering at times so what should we do? What did Hezekiah do?

Firstly, Hezekiah began by praising God. Nothing gets God’s attention better than a heart cry of praise.

Secondly, he spoke out the truth. He repeated God’s promise back to Him that the victory was won…finished…done.

Lastly, he requested that God bring it to pass. He gives God the ability to unleash His hand and bring deliverance.

‘Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.’ Philippians 4:6

Obedience pays off!

1 Samuel 15:22-25 (MSG)

Then Samuel said,
Do you think all God wants are sacrifices—
empty rituals just for show?
He wants you to listen to him!
Plain listening is the thing,
not staging a lavish religious production.
Not doing what God tells you
is far worse than fooling around in the occult.
Getting self-important around God
is far worse than making deals with your dead ancestors.
Because you said No to God’s command,
he says No to your kingship.

Saul gave in and confessed, “I’ve sinned. I’ve trampled roughshod over God’s Word and your instructions. I cared more about pleasing the people. I let them tell me what to do. Oh, absolve me of my sin! Take my hand and lead me to the altar so I can worship God!”

But Samuel refused: “No, I can’t come alongside you in this. You rejected God’s command. Now God has rejected you as king over Israel.”

Don’t you just feel gutted for Saul here? His blatant disobedience has cost him his place as king.

What a lesson for us all. We can be so caught up in how we are perceived, what people think of us and it is all a form of pride.

Pride is one of our greatest enemies, one that can even take out a king. God has called you to be a king, a leader and a ruler in your area of influence but as easily as he called you, he can just as easily get someone else to fulfil your dreams if you do not obey.

Samuel’s words propel the reader to listen to God, do what He tells us and to keep this as our focus. Failing to do this, he says is worse than witchcraft or communing with the dead. A harsh reality, right?

Although Saul is repentant, it’s too late. His people-pleasing and pride leads to his downfall. Don’t let that be your fate. Follow God’s promptings.

Your invitation to visit the King

Esther 4:11 (NLT)

“All the king’s officials and even the people in the provinces know that anyone who appears before the king in his inner court without being invited is doomed to die unless the king holds out his gold scepter. And the king has not called for me to come to him for thirty days.”

Esther 5:1-2 (NLT)
On the third day of the fast, Esther put on her royal robes and entered the inner court of the palace, just across from the king’s hall. The king was sitting on his royal throne, facing the entrance. When he saw Queen Esther standing there in the inner court, he welcomed her and held out the gold scepter to her. So Esther approached and touched the end of the scepter.

This is symbolic of the inner sanctuary in the Old Testament. The Priest had to be very careful that he did everything according to the Law or his fate was death.

In the New Testament however, the curtain of the temple was torn giving us direct access into the Holy of Holies which is the most intimate place of worship with our King.

So whether you feel invited or not, He holds out His sceptre toward you.

Any time, any place, you can visit the King and ask of Him what you wish. God is waiting for you to come ‘boldly before the throne room’.

Esther was not sure of her outcome. She risked death by coming before King Xerxes.
But God sent Jesus to give us that direct access. The Gold sceptre is held out for us and all we have to do is touch it like Esther did and receive intimacy with God.

You cannot receive it from outside, you must enter in. The King is waiting on his throne for you to come to Him today.

Unusual blessing from the King!

2 Samuel 9:1-7 NLT

One day David asked, “Is anyone in Saul’s family still alive—anyone to whom I can show kindness for Jonathan’s sake?” He summoned a man named Ziba, who had been one of Saul’s servants. “Are you Ziba?” the king asked.
“Yes sir, I am,” Ziba replied.
The king then asked him, “Is anyone still alive from Saul’s family? If so, I want to show God’s kindness to them.”
Ziba replied, “Yes, one of Jonathan’s sons is still alive. He is crippled in both feet.”
“Where is he?” the king asked.
“In Lo-debar,” Ziba told him, “at the home of Makir son of Ammiel.”
So David sent for him and brought him from Makir’s home. His name was Mephibosheth; he was Jonathan’s son and Saul’s grandson. When he came to David, he bowed low to the ground in deep respect. David said, “Greetings, Mephibosheth.”
Mephibosheth replied, “I am your servant.”
“Don’t be afraid!” David said. “I intend to show kindness to you because of my promise to your father, Jonathan. I will give you all the property that once belonged to your grandfather Saul, and you will eat here with me at the king’s table!”

This was a very unexpected and random blessing that Mephibosheth received from king David.

How exciting that suddenly one day he is called before the king to receive all the property belonging to his grandfather Saul.

The King sought him out to deliberately shower him with favour. Not only this, he also got to eat with the king from that day onwards!

You too have a great inheritance waiting for you spiritually and physically for this lifetime. God desires to blow your socks off with kindness and it may just come out of nowhere when you least expect it.

He is seeking you out to make a way to bring prosperity to you. Maybe there is a family inheritance awaiting you, a cheque in the mail, some land with your name on it or another form of exuberant and generous supply coming your way. Whatever the case, the King will provide for you and it will be more glorious than you can imagine.

Dream: A moment with the King (Part 2)

Meet Heidi a 4 year old girl who encounters Jesus in her dream giving a significant prophetic word for God’s people. In this video she encourages others from a child’s perspective to be themselves by taking off their face paint. It’s time for the body of Christ to be real, remove their masks, stop pretending and be all that He made them to be!

Dream: A moment with the King (Part 1)

In August I had a dream that I strongly believe is a now word for God’s people…

I had the privilege of serving king Charles (he was the king, not a prince), all the way from Bendigo to Melbourne on the train. Yes he was traveling on the good old vline rattler!
My role was to talk to him. Get to know him and do whatever he requested of me.

There was a big problem. I didn’t know him or what he liked so I did some research beforehand and discovered that he liked cheese and biscuits. But what sort I had no idea. Would tasty cheese do the job and did he have poppy seeds on his savoys? One thing I knew, I was not going to use any Aussie slang or seem like a farmers daughter. No. I would act proper and show etiquette.

So the whole trip I tried to spark up a conversation with the king but without knowing him it was awkward and non intimate. There were weird silences and I tried to please him but to no avail.

This is a message for many in the body of Christ at this time. We know of Jesus, we know about Him but we don’t know Him intimately. We can ask others what He is like and what He likes but the only way we can know Him intimately is by spending time in His presence; talking to Him, meditating on Him and reading His Word. He is The Word.

Don’t just listen to what others are saying about Him, know Him for yourself. And be yourself! Don’t try acting like you think a Christian should behave to fit in. No, be yourself, (who He created you to be) and remove your mask.

Maybe the King wants to meet a simple Aussie farmers daughter and maybe He wants to meet you, the real you.

Watch this space to discover how God has since confirmed this message through another dream. But wait until you see who it came to.

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