Saturday, February 24, 2018

Encouragement for the Prophets

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.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

No Longer a Neglected Garden!

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!