“The eye of the prophet sees, what the heart of God reveals. It is a compassionate awareness of what God is doing”
—Karen Reid

05.12.23

This is a Move!

Just as when you move house and things begin to get messy, so is this move of My Spirit, says the Lord. Nothing will be as it was. Nothing that has been ordained by man will stay in it’s place. Nothing will be as it used to be, but all will be rearranged. This is a move of My Spirit, says the Lord. This is a work of My anointing. This is a work of My choice. Submit to me in this, says the Lord, for I am coming soon and I would have your heart’s prepared. 

For there is a break-out, says the Lord. A breaking forth of My Spirit from across the nations. Just as you used to be, you no longer will be. This is a good thing, says the Lord. For I am about the work of My people. I have spoken on their behalf. For there is a break-out and a breaking forth of My people, says the Lord, so that none can stop it.

“All flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of the grass. The grass withers, and it’s flower falls away, but the word of the Lord endures forever.”                        – 2 Peter 1:24 & 25,  Isaiah 4:6-8.

“Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.” – Galatians 6:7 & 8.

Jesus said to the woman at the well, “Whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.” – John 4:14.

Again, Jesus said, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of His heart will flow rivers of living water.”                       – John 7:37 & 38.

 

26.07.23

Live as servants in the Master’s household

This morning as I awoke and began meditating on the promises of God, the Lord began to speak to me about the worth of man’s position in Christ. He gave me a picture of us as His children, as servants in the Father’s household. The picture I saw was of a very large household with a large inner courtyard where people ran to-and-fro, running errands and going about their work. Much as Joseph would have served in Potiphar’s household, the ownership of the house was not ours, it belonged to the Lord. When the Lord began to show me this, it seemed ludicrous for any man to try to gain a status or position above another because we were all servants, serving one master, in what was clearly the master’s household. There was no need for comparison or a jostling for position, for each one just wanted to be where the Lord had instructed them to be, to follow His commands and to do what He had told them to do. God gave me an understanding, that His love for the poor is extensive in this regard and that the needs of the poor are important to Him. He wants His love for people outworked in such a way, that they are loved and cared for just as Christ Himself would love and care for them.

The Lord then said to me, “A servant is not above His master, but does exactly as he has taught him to do. Live as servants in the Master’s household.” (See Matthew 10:24 onwards). We are all servants of the one Master Who is Christ. He is the head Shepherd. There can be no posturing for position in God’s Kingdom, for we have all been called to serve.

Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”  – John 14:7.

The peace of God comes with an understanding that we are His, but that we are also His caretakers here on the earth. We are to fulfil His purposes and to do His bidding, exactly as He has told us to do.

Jesus said, “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.” – Matthew 5:3-5.

24.03.23

Many years ago, the Lord gave me a prophetic picture, showing me two opposing views or ways that we can come to God in prayer, especially when we have questions.

One of these ways seemed devoid of a relationship with our Heavenly Father, while the other revealed the faith of a child. In the first, the person stood far off from the Father, asking questions out of fear and angst, apparently doubting His love. In the second, in contrast I saw a child, sitting on the Father’s lap, relaxed in their repose, pointing at things and asking, “Why?” “What’s that?” “What for?” The questions came in quick succession and the answers were given patiently, by the Father in His time. In the first, the focus was on the angst and the questions, in the second, the focus was on the relationship with the Father and being held safe and secure in His arms.

“Then they also brought infants to Him that He might touch them; but when the disciples saw it, they rebuked them. But Jesus called them to Him and said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God. “Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it.” — Luke 18:15-17

“To whom He (God) said, “This is the resting place, let the weary rest”; and, “This is the place of repose…”  — Isaiah 28:12

“This is what the Sovereign LORD, the Holy One of Israel, says: “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength…”  — Isaiah 30:15

13.03.23
A few years ago, the Lord gave me a prophetic picture of what He was about to do in the nations.
In this picture I was shown a room where approximately two to four adult men were seated at a table. These were all grown men, approximately between the ages of 30 and 40. All were seasoned soldiers dressed in army fatigues. They appeared to be sitting there waiting for something and the door to this room was shut.

I was then taken across a hallway into a second room that appeared to be in the same building.

In this room I saw a number of small children. Each one looked to be between the ages of two to four years old, and they were seated at small tables. They sat happily drawing pictures, as small children might do at a kindergarten or pre-school. The Lord described these children to me as “babes in arms” and then said to me, “The children will fight like seasoned soldiers. Where grown men have failed, the children will succeed. Out of the mouth of a child, will come the word of the Lord like a prophet.”

If you would like to have a relationship with God through accepting His Son Jesus Christ as your personal Saviour, please pray the prayer below.

Dear Heavenly Father. Thank You for sending Your Son Jesus to die on the cross for my sins. I am sorry for the sins I have committed and I ask You to forgive me. I now turn away from all the things that I know to be wrong and I receive Your Holy Spirit and Your gift of eternal life. Thank You for this free gift of Salvation and eternal life. Help me to come to know and experience Your love for me more and more, and to now share the love You have given me with others. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

We would love to hear from you: If you have prayed this prayer for the first time, or have recommitted your life to Christ today I would love to hear from you to encourage you in your new walk with Christ. You can send me an email at:hello@lifeministries.org.nz

What next: Once we have started our relationship with Christ – it is important that we continue to grow in our understanding of Him, and experience His love for us on a regular basis. God does this for us as we read the Bible, which I encourage you to do on a regular basis, asking the Holy Spirit to help you understand it and make it “come alive” to you in a very personal way. May I encourage you to do this every day, and to actively pursue those things that God reveals to you. We also need to be spending time with other like-minded Christians on a regular basis, who are also growing in their relationship with God. We gain encouragement from being with other growing believers. Ask God to lead you to a Bible-believing church (or Bible-believing Christian group) that will encourage your relationship with Christ and help to meet your needs. Ask Him, and trust that He will guide you to the place of fellowship that is right for you.

May God both work in you and through you, those things that He desires, as you continue to submit your life to Him each day.