Saturday, April 14, 2018
As we live in and occupy the land God has called us to, we are doing battle. Living according to His Word and principles in this land is a victory in and of itself. We are to live in and enjoy the land He's placed us in. This is a banner of victory over the land and over our lives.
David spent his life in battle. When he and his army had returned from battle to their families in Ziklag, they found that they had been captured. They grieved tremendously (1 Samuel 30). Fighting was not where they found their joy. They found joy in returning to their families and enjoying their time with them. We don't fight just to fight either. Without a battle, where is your joy?
When I first started praying for Waterford several years ago, the Lord asked me, 'If everyone in Waterford were free from all of the bondage's of the enemy, what would you pray for then?' I had been so used to battling the enemy that it was hard for me to see where to go as the battles were won. God wants us to see how He intended us to live in the beginning, and to live that way now. We need to see how our communities were meant to be. What is the good plan and design of God for your community? Fight when you need to fight, but don't go looking for a battle when there is no battle to fight. Recognize when it is time to live in and occupy the land.
Lord we seek You now. We call upon You now. We forsake the unrighteous, wicked ways, and the thoughts that are contrary to You. We thank You for your compassion and forgiveness. We recognize Your thoughts are not like ours. We want to think Your thoughts, to know and walk in Your ways. Your words do produce what You desire them to. They cause the earth to become abundantly fruitful. Your Word doesn't go out and return to You unfruitful. They accomplish what You send them out to do.
We speak Your Word for Your words never die. They continue throughout the earth. We speak Your words out of our mouth. We speak them over our lives, our families, our communities, our churches, our businesses and schools, our nation and our earth. We go out with joy and are led with peace. The fruit of Your spoken word is here before us.
When we go out and begin something, there is joy. There is excitement and joy when God brings us into a new thing. The peace is how we maintain that new thing. The joy gives us the strength, and the peace gives us what we need to live and work it out. When we live in peace, we maintain what He's called us to. Get a hold of the joy in the land, the field, that He's called you to. Go out into your field in joy and maintain the victory of it in peace. Live and do in the land what He has called you to, and you'll maintain the peace and victory He's provided for.
Lord, show the people their land, the garden, and field that You've called them to. Let them discover the purpose You've prepared them for. Let them joyfully enter into it. We speak to the blinders--the things that tell them they can't do it or don't want to do it--and tell them to go. We speak to the deception that tells people they can't do it--go in Jesus' name.
Thank You Lord. You are so good to us.
In Micah 4, the Lord said they will hammer their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. These are weapons that were hammered/changed into farming tools. The things we've fought with are now the tools we use to occupy the land--to settle into it.
On the one hand, the battle is won and we are living in peace. So you could say you don't need the warring tools. Yet on the other hand, the very weapon you've battled with is still a weapon even as a farming tool, but its one you use to occupy the land in peace with. When you occupy the land in joy and peace, you are still waging war, doing battle. You are defeating the enemy by living in peace. You are living the victory God has called you to live in. You are maintaining the victory.
Each one will sit under his vine and fig tree, for the mouth of the Lord has spoken it. When God says it, nothing can change it. Enjoy your life. Enjoy Him. Enjoy your families in the land He's placed you in.
Lord, we thank You for Your Word. You are the God who judges everything righteously. You'll judge the nations. We thank You for our weapons, our tools, our victory. Thank You Jesus for conquering the sin and evil of the earth so we can live in the victory as You've called us to. We will sit under our vine and fig tree and live as You have called us to. Let everything be aligned according to You and Your Word.
Thank You for the earth, the portion of it that You've given to us. We want to occupy it according to Your plan. Reveal it to us. We want to judge all things like You do. We have Your mind. We want Your mind--to see things as You do.
Thank You for our farming tools, which are still our weapons. That we can use them now in such a way that shows we have settled into the land You've given to us. The burden is not on us. You are our rock, our defense and our victor. We are not fighting flesh and blood or in our own strength. We fight to maintain joy and peace. The enemy is not to distract us into strife, arguments or any distractions that lead us away from the stable life You've called us to. You are our rock and foundation.
I pray the people of this community and beyond stay in alignment with what You have revealed is Your purpose for them. Stay away from stress and strife. That is not the kind of fight we are to fight.
As we defend our land, let us remember what we are defending. We don't fight just to fight. We are protecting that which You've entrusted to us. We are protecting what and where You've called us to. We are protecting our families and communities.
Pray this out over the next couple weeks. Come back to this and proclaim it for the people to live in and occupy the land as God has called them to. For you and your family as well, so it becomes solidified in your own heart too.
Posted by Rose Murdock at 5:53 AM
Saturday, March 31, 2018
When the sun rises, and the dawn comes, the light dispels the darkness. When the light first begins to break the horizon, things look gray. They may seem a little distorted. There might be confusion and misinterpretation.
People who have been asleep might oppose the light and be annoyed by it. The sleep, the foggy brain, and the distortion of the gray light might cause confusion and unclear vision until the light fully arises. We pray for the dawn to come to Waterford. For the Son to arise, and continue to rise until there is full light.
An alarm clock is annoying at first. People might oppose the alarm when they first hear it because they don't want to wake up. They might not want to face the day. But once they are fully awake, they can live life to the fullest. We pray for the light to arise, the alarm to sound, and people to wake up!
2 Peter 1:16-21
Posted by Rose Murdock at 7:16 AM
Saturday, March 24, 2018
We're going on the offense, not just the defense. No longer will the enemy keep us distracted with things that stop us from entering into the land God has called us to. We will move according to the Spirit of God, not with bitterness or anger, but go forward, displace the enemy, and take the land.
The Lord told Joshua that every place the sole of his foot tread would be his, within the boundaries the Lord gave him. Everything within those boundaries, where Joshua walked, was given to him by God.
Lord, help us identify the boundaries You have given us. We want to see the land. Where are You wanting to move into right now? Which places are you desiring Your people to move into and possess? We declare that the people of God in this township are moving into those places, taking possession of the land--businesses, churches, government, schools, recreational, families etc. Go take the land. Move in and establish yourself in the places God has called you to! Walk in the land. Walk into the place you were given by God.
Lord, You are with us wherever we go. Into this place we are walking into. Show us the places we are to walk into. We will follow You. Show us what is on Your heart right now.
We learn this from Joshua:
- Joshua heard from God. He heard him say "Go" and God outlined the boundaries.
- He commanded the officers to prepare provisions.
- He told the Reubenites, who already had their land, that they were to cross over and fight with their brothers and help them possess their land.
- He sent out the spies to spy out the land--they were helped by Rahab.
- He told them not to go until the ark moved.
- He told them to consecrate themselves.
Prepare to take the land. To fight with our brothers. We won't be resting until everyone enters in. We labor to enter into the rest. (Heb 4:11). We spy out the land, and ask You Lord to show us the place we are going--where You are moving towards. We consecrate ourselves and will not move until You do. We stay close to You so we can hear and see Your movement.
No longer will we have people of God, churches, only interested in drawing attention to themselves, comparing themselves and striving against other believers. Everyone is to help each other enter into the Promised Land. We want the best for each other. Once we reach the Promised Land--our field in it--we will not ignore our brothers and sisters who need help, but we will help them reach their portion too. We are not in competition with other believers. We want everyone to fulfill all God has for them. We don't feel threatened or arrogant.
People of God, rise up and move into the places God is leading you--the schools, the courts, the police and fire departments, the businesses, etc. Build His kingdom within these places. We listen to the report of the spies. Those who have gone and seen what He has promised us. We prepare our provisions. We consecrate ourselves to follow You Lord, by Your Spirit. We watch for Your movement.
We follow Your Word. We keep it in our heart and mouth. Lord, send a hunger for the Word. People, open your Bibles and fall in love with the Word. Be drawn to the Word. Lord, guide them to the Scriptures and reveal Yourself to them so they prosper in what You have called them to.
Raise up the new generation of leaders Lord! Raise up the Joshuas who will be strong and courageous and bring the people into Your Promised Land. Raise the Joshuas who are dedicated to You, passionate for You.
The sheep hear the voice of the shepherd. True sheep will hear the true Voice of the Shepherd through the leaders. They will hear the Lord speaking through the Joshuas. They will feel His love and compassion through these leaders. Be with these leaders, as You have been with others in the past. Let these leaders remain in Your presence. Love Your presence and Your Word. So You are with them always and they will never lead the people astray. They will pray and intercede for the people. These are humble, sanctified leaders. Raise up these Joshuas and speak to them, giving them the vision and provision, leading them into all the places You desire to move into.
Raise up Joshuas and people to follow them in Businesses, Government, Schools, Courthouses, Recreational areas, the college, the airport, Churches, Media, and Families. Send teams of people into these areas to occupy the land, follow You, and carry Your presence.
May the true, sincere praises of God rise from Waterford Township. Rise to the heavens. And words of life be spoken over the township. Words of light overcome the words of darkness. Words of light drive out the darkness. We speak life, vibrant life, over Waterford. God's life and Spirit are moving.
Lord, bring us to a place of rest in You. In Your promise. Your Promised Land. We labor, we work to enter into that rest, not to build anything else but this place of resting in You.
We don't pick up any idols or false gods, false teaching, or false religion that may have gone before us in this land. We repent of all of these things on behalf of the generations who have gone before us. Let the blood of Jesus speak on our behalf and wash over the township, washing false religion and idolatry out of the land.
Thank You for raising the Joshuas and the teams of people. For showing them their fields, the vision, and the provision. For their sanctification, their obedience to You and Your Word and following You into their fields. That others see them resting in You, and it brings salvation, healing, deliverance and all the work of the kingdom. So all those around them see, hear and feel Your goodness. That Your kingdom multiplies and grows as a result of this.
Posted by Rose Murdock at 6:35 AM
Saturday, March 10, 2018
I could see the hopes and dreams of people stuck inside a place-encased in such a way that they couldn't break through to become a reality in their lives.
Lord, we pray that these dreams are birthed. That everything people need to bring their dreams into reality be put in place. That the hopes and dreams that You have placed in the hearts of people in this community are birthed into reality. That faith rise in the hearts of the people, partners with hope, and brings these dreams to pass. Let these people be faith-filled and determined to see these dreams become a reality.
We will go forward to see the hopes and dreams You have given us become a reality. We rise in faith and hope to see these dreams birthed. We say yes to You. We agree with Your plans and purposes. We will accomplish those things You've called us to do! We receive all of the equipping and resources needed--from heaven and earth--to bring it to pass.
We speak a resurrection of hope over Waterford. That depression and discouragement go. That these words of discouragement and hopelessness stop. We speak hope to arise in this community. Lord, let Your angelic host whisper in the ears of Your people. Let them listen to You, rather than words from their past, words saying they are worthless and can't fulfill their dreams. We plead the blood of Jesus over them, stopping the accusations of the enemy against them. Let faith and hope rise together in their hearts.
There's a train coming, a move of God. People are jumping on board, getting on board of this train. Those who have fallen off are getting back on, joining in God's move and fulfilling their destiny. It's a cargo train carrying the destinies of people so they can connect with their destiny in this move. Those already on board are encouraging others to join in. Words of encouragement are being released and these encouragers are helping others jump in and fulfill their destiny. Release the encouragers into the community. Let churches become places of encouragement too. Enlighten their dreams, giving them confidence to fulfill these dreams. Illuminate the dreams in their heart.
Write the dream. Write the vision so others can see. The naysayers will not be see it, and will not be a part of these dreams. As the people write these dreams and visions down it is the first step to bring them into the physical realm. These writings are a physical object in the natural realm. These writings are the tip of the arrow that will pop open the thing that is encasing these dreams and keeping them out of the physical realm. They are opening the womb so these dreams can be birthed.
Lord, breathe on these writings. Breathe Your creativeness over these dreams so they become a reality. They may seem chaotic at first, but Your breath brings life and order--an anointing. May Your angelic host bring all necessary supplies. The light is displacing the darkness. Darkness is dispelled. Fill the community with those who will release Your plans into the community. Let them choose Waterford as the place to release God given dreams into.
Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1
Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing so that you will abound in hope through the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13
God is able to make all grace abound towards you so that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed. 2 Corinthians 9:8
Posted by Rose Murdock at 6:57 AM
Saturday, February 24, 2018
I felt like the Lord wants to encourage His prophets. As I've said before, we need them to prophesy to bring strength and encouragement to the church in the area. In areas where the church needs to be restored and rebuilt, the Word of the Lord through His prophets will bring what's needed to complete the restoration.
I saw three levels of prophetic people. First are those who are called to the prophetic and don't know it. They don't understand anything about the gift of prophecy. They may not even be Christian yet. God is calling these people into an awareness and an awakening, into their call and the things of the Spirit of God. We say, "Come into an awareness, come into a place of understanding and teaching, and fulfill your destiny in the Lord!" They might not understand their gift, why they see things differently or seem odd to others. Lord, we pray for healing and understanding to come so they understand their call.
The next group are those who are used in the prophetic occasionally, but limited in their understanding of the prophetic. They accept it and believe in it, but need to grow and mature in their gift. Lord, bring them to a place of expansion, growth and maturity. Bring them into encounters with You, a place of intimacy with You, so they will see what You reveal to them and prophesy it. Let them arise to a greater level and depth of what You've called them to. We say to them, "Awake, arise, grow and develop in your prophetic gifting!"
The third group are those who are used in the prophetic, but still called to a greater depth. Lord, bring them to the greater depths. Bring them out of complacency. We say to these prophets, "Pursue a greater intimacy. Remain faithful, pure in heart, and come into the deeper places." Lord, give them discernment so they are aware of the attacks of the enemy, and deal with them. We pray that they stay true to godly character and the purity of heart that is necessary for them to release Your words.
Prophets will need to encourage and strengthen each other. Not compete, take offense, or be envious. The enemy wants to keep the prophets divided, separated, envious, and competitive. There is power when prophetic people come together. The enemy wants to keep them apart, but we tear these walls down in the Name of Jesus. We ask for the Spirit of God to freely flow among the company of prophets, that they have unity of heart, and the love & character of God strongly developed in their lives. That they speak words of life, not death.
We speak the Word of God over Waterford, to create what He wants created here. I pray the prophets come up into this place and speak creative words of life. That they come to full maturity and awareness, intimacy, and the character of God. That they value the prophetic gift and understand the importance of it. I felt that some people have not understood the prophetic gift. That they feel it's not important, that its an optional thing. That its fun when it happens, but not really necessary. But it's not a luxury gift, its a necessary gift. It's required to build the church. Just as we need the apostles, pastors, teachers, and evangelists, we need the prophets and prophetic words to build and restore the church. Lord we choose to recognize the value of this gift for our homes, lives, churches, and community.
Father, forgive us for taking Your gift lightly. For not realizing the value and importance of it. We recognize the value it has. We won't neglect it or take it for granted any longer. We thank You for it, and we ask for more of it. We ask for You to lead Your prophets into maturity so they receive the instruction, understanding, awakening, and awareness they need to fulfill what You want to accomplish in this region. We stand against the enemy who would try and obstruct the prophetic word in this region. God's Word will not return void. Let the Spirit of God flow!
We declare Isaiah 51:16 over Waterford:
God has placed His words in the mouth of His prophets and covered them with the shadow of His hand. God, who set the heavens in place and laid the foundations of the earth did so through His Word. This same Word is what we speak to lay foundations in Waterford which His church will be built, rebuilt, and restored on. The Word of the Lord is in the mouth of His prophets, they are drawing themselves into intimacy with Him, receiving and proclaiming His words over this land, church, schools, families, government, businesses etc. creating what He desires to be in this area. Thank You Father for moving and stirring in this region.
Posted by Rose Murdock at 5:04 AM
Saturday, February 10, 2018
Waterford is destined to be a beautiful garden. God has great plans for this area. However, I sense there's been some neglect of this garden. Weeds have sprung up. They may be small weeds, but even small weeds become big if not dealt with. Something that appears small and insignificant still needs to be dealt with or it turns into a bigger problem. Church, take God's call for Waterford seriously! The world may speak words and look down upon this region, but it should not be so with His people. They enemy has used some to plant weed seeds into this region by their words.
But words in the mouth of His people--people of faith, prophetic people--will accomplish what they are sent to do. They will not return to Him void, without fulfilling their purpose. The words of God in the mouth of His people are more powerful than anything others are saying. Speak His word over the township and this region and the doings of the enemy will be undone. The weed seeds he has planted will be uprooted.
Love, embrace, cultivate and nurture this garden. As you do, the people who have been stifled in their work, in their business, and in their pursuit of happiness will be free to do, create, and live as God has ordained for them to. We, His people, need to stand up and proclaim His Word over this region. Speak God's words over this area, undo what the enemy has planted. Freedom will come to the people!
Prosperity will rise as we undo what the enemy has done by speaking the rhema and logos word of God. Both the prophetic and written words. We can't just know it, we need to do it!
A feeling of being overwhelmed will go away. Don't give up Waterford. If you don't quit, you'll win. Keep pressing on. Don't neglect to remove the little weeds, the small obstacles in the path. Even if it seems like nothing is happening, or nothing is changing. Be faithful. Do it by speaking His Word. Plant His seeds. God's words override the enemy's seeds.
We proclaim Deuteronomy 28:1-14 over Waterford.
Waterford, diligently obey the voice of the Lord Your God. Listen to His Word and do what he says. He will set you high above. He will bless you, your children, and your work. All you do, everywhere you go will be blessed by the Lord. Your enemies will flee from you. Your storehouses will be blessed. You will be established as a holy people to God Himself. All will know that you are called of the Lord. The storehouses of heaven are opened to you, giving rain in due season. You will prosper. You will be above and not beneath. Continue to keep the Word of God and reject false gods. You will fulfill all that God has called you to do, prosper in it, and in the desires of your heart. You will prosper in the work, the business, and the ministry you've been called to. The blessing of God is upon you who obey His Word and His voice!
Posted by Rose Murdock at 6:04 AM
Saturday, January 27, 2018
As I was asking the Lord for direction in prayer today for the Waterford area, He reminded me of a video clip I saw yesterday from a group of people at Glory of Zion in Corinth, Texas on January 21, 2018. This group had a word for the Detroit area. I felt like the Lord wants us to grab a hold of that word for this region. As they released this word, they said it was for Detroit, the suburbs of Detroit, and all of Michigan.
They said to release a new sound from Detroit. They said as we release this sound it would cause things to shift in this state. This of course, was the exact thing that Kim Clement prophesied over Detroit years ago. They mentioned poverty and religion as being shifted and coming down. As they prophesied about this new sound, the Holy Spirit spoke excitedly to my heart and said, "The sound is in the soil!" When I heard that, I became excited in my spirit myself.
They brought up a man from Ann Arbor who was in the audience and released this word to him. At one point, a deaf man came up and prophesied over the man from Ann Arbor. Of course, he couldn't hear, and he couldn't speak words, but he released a prophetic tongue over the man. They interpreted it, and one man said that the sound of the Spirit has never come fully into Detroit, but it will now! One of the women said that a deaf spirit has been over the region but when people hear the sound they will be free from that. When I heard that, I was filled with joy because I have known a religious spirit has had a stronghold here, and that has brought a party spirit, followed by poverty and crime. Finding out that a deaf spirit is what has been behind this religious spirit is key information and gives us strategy and direction in prayer.
This morning I asked the Lord what "The sound is in the soil" meant. He said that this sound that will be released is from this soil, this land. It is not something that will be imported or a copycat of something from another region. It is a "homegrown" sort of thing that will be birthed in this region. He also said that people's bodies are made of soil and that He calls people to a certain land or geographical location. He said that as people align themselves with the region He has called them to, the soil of their bodies aligns with the soil of the land He's called them to, and this sound will be released. It's time to align with the location He's called you to!
What is the sound? It's the sound of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the sound of the gospel of the Kingdom. It won't just be words or music. Sound vibrations, and the frequencies of sound and light can be released many different ways. It may be preaching, prayer, prophecy, music, or praise, but it may also be vibrations of dance or other forms of art. All that we do releases vibrations of energy. These sounds go out into the atmosphere. God hears them, the angelic host of heaven hears them, and the enemy hears them as well. These are intercessory sounds, as well as prophetic proclamations that impact the earth, moving heaven on our behalf, and displacing the darkness in this region.
We prophesy for the new sound to be released into the Waterford region and beyond. For the people of God to release the sound that has been placed within them by the Spirit of God. For the ears of the deaf to be opened! For the religious spirit to leave in the Name of Jesus, no longer blinding the eyes or plugging the ears of the people. Hear the Shepherd's Voice and respond! Hear the voice of the Lord, respond to His call, align yourself with the place He has called you to!
Posted by Rose Murdock at 5:13 AM