As I seek the heart of our Bridegroom King – I am always seeking to hear what the Spirit is saying to us – His bride – because we are the ones who carry His presence in the earth.
It is imperative God’s people understand what He is doing and where He wants us interacting with Him to bring His Kingdom here upon the earth.
For some time now, I have been seeking God for His “NOW” Word. I continue to ask Him…
“God, What are You Doing in the Earth?”
“God What are You saying to Your People?”
I am going to share here some of what I have been hearing from the Holy Spirit for the past several months of this year of 2016.
The first of the series of prophetic words I am going to share is about the BRIDE REVIVAL.
THE BRIDE REVIVAL
During my time with Jesus on February 25, 2016 here is what the Holy Spirit spoke to me:
“There is a Bride Revival – Awakening – An outpouring of love, direction, strength, courage and boldness; the power to overcome.”
“A revival of the Fear of The Lord. A revival of the cost of obedience. Life or death.
The contrast will be seen between truth, light and darkness, “posing” as light. The demarcation will continue – it will be known and seen, understood and true CHOICE will be given to ALL.”
“Understand the Cross. Understand the GLORY; Understand the Immutable Will of The Father.”
“The WORD is true, Michele, preach My word – lift it high for all to see.”
“Reveal my heart, Beloved, reveal My will. My will is to do the will of the Father. My life, love, truth, ways – always is to unfold the purpose, direction and heart of The Father.”
“Love Me. Draw near to Me. Be one with My will, My heart, My direction, My word.”
“I am directing My heavenly host – I am directing My earthly army – My soldiers of love, of order, of beauty.”
“I anoint the Messengers of My word and My cross. BE THE MIGHTY TRUMPET I have anointed, directed, and appointed to ready and rally My troops.”
- There is a Bride Revival – Awakening – Outpouring of; love, courage, boldness and power to overcome.
The Scripture I like to think about – and pray – in regards to these things the Lord has promised here is found in Acts 4:29-30.
When Jesus’s disciples were first beginning to suffer great persecution from the Jews & Romans, they cried out to God – God heard and poured out great miracles through them – AND – anointed their message with great BOLDNESS!
“So now, Lord, take note of their threats; and enable your bond servants to speak your message with boldness! Stretch out your hand to heal and to do signs and miracles through the name of your holy servant Yeshua!’
“While they were still praying, the place where they were gathered was shaken. They were all filled with the Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit) and they spoke God’s message with BOLDNESS!” (Acts 4:29-30 CJB).
God is promising a revival – an outpouring of EVERYTHING we need to be empowered to preach the message of the cross with great boldness and the attesting signs and wonders that follow all who believe.
- A revival of the Fear of the Lord.
The fear of the Lord is crucial for the understanding and realization that the Word of God is true. Everything God has promised has come to pass – and will ultimately be fulfilled.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom – and the church desperately needs the wisdom & fear of the Lord in these days.
- True choice will become more clear as the line of demarcation continues to grow between light and darkness.
The Lord spoke to me about the line of demarcation on the day Obama was elected president in 2008. This line has increased with each passing year – culminating in the vote by the U.S. Supreme Court to change the definition of marriage between one man and one woman – and legalize same-sex marriage.
Christians are being forced to make a stand for their faith like never before in the U.S. And we need to understand that this is going to increase.
I believe the CHOICE will be given to all – as in the days of Elijah – Who do you serve? Who’s God is God? Who is JESUS to you?
- Understand the cross.
It is through the cross of Jesus Christ – our Messiah – and savior of the world that salvation has come to the world. There is no salvation outside of the cross – and ever since Jesus died on the cross – men’s hearts of rage have denied Him, and persecuted those who love Him.
The name of Jesus is a curse word. His identity has been challenged from the beginning – and it will be until the end.
Until Jesus Himself descends from Heaven with a shout – and brings this present age to a close with His appearing – the persecution against ALL THAT IS JESUS will increase.
HOWEVER – we are never to fear – we are to understand the nature of the battle – and run into Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who will strengthen us – and empower us to preach the message of His cross, His salvation and His RESURRECTION with great power and fearless glory!
- Understand the glory.
GLORY belongs to God – and IS God. The devil has many ways he counterfeits God – however – I don’t believe he is able to counterfeit the glory of God. It is God’s GLORY that separates Him from all else. The glory is the outshining of God’s actual presence. It is like the power of heat that radiates from a flame. God’s glory is tangible and distinctive, and God will be pouring out His glory in greater and greater measure as the Bride Revival breaks out across the earth.
The Lord has been speaking to me about “glory gatherings” that will soon increase across the globe. Glory and Dominion belong to the Lord Jesus (1 Pet 4:10-12).
- Understand the immutable Will of The Father.
The Lord directed we are to understand three things: the cross, the glory and the immutable will of The Father – which means; “unchanging over time or unable to be changed.”
People feel the bible is “old fashioned” – and that there are no “absolutes” and no real right and wrong – whatever feels good do it – HOWEVER – the Word of God is truth and clearly lays out the will of God.
All of God’s promises are “Yes and Amen!” What He says goes – whether people believe or not. The WILL OF THE FATHER – is FOREVER and unchangeable!
The immutable will of The Father – is to GLORIFY The Son! And the purpose and actions of the Son – is always to glorify the Father.
“Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to finish His work. (John 4:34).
“For whoever does the will of My Father who is in heaven, he is My brother and sister and mother” (Mt 12:50).
“Then Jesus answered and said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner” (John 5:19).
- Love Me. Draw near to Me. Be ONE with Me.
There is no safer place than being ONE with Jesus. The greatest expression of who Jesus is and what His heart desires is found in His prayers just before going to the cross (John 17).
Jesus beckons here to draw near, know Him, His heart, His love, His ways. And of course it is in the act of drawing near to the heart of Jesus, that we grow in understanding and revelation of who He is – and who we are in Him.
In Jesus’ prayer before going to the cross – He asked Father God that we would be with Him where He is – and that we would be ONE with the Father – and ONE with Jesus – and ONE with each other.
And – Jesus asked that we would see His glory – experience His glory – the glory that He shares with the Father.
Jesus Prays for All Believers
“I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; that they all may be ONE, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be ONE in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. And the GLORY which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be ONE just as We are one: I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in ONE, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me.”
“Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am, that they may BEHOLD MY GLORY which You have given Me; for You loved Me before the foundation of the world” (John 17:20-24 NKJ).
- I anoint the messengers of My word and My cross.
Jesus – IS – The Anointed One; Messiah means anointing. Jesus has anointed us with HIS SPIRIT – this is what believers experienced at Pentecost. This is what we experienced when we were born again by God’s imperishable seed. We actually experienced being “anointed” as God’s messengers.
These words I received on February 25, 2016 are powerful promises, directives and declarations.
I believe when the Lord speaks something to us through His Spirit, or His Word, that He is actually imparting the power and revelation to do precisely what He has spoken.
So when God says, “Understand,” He is promising to bring understanding and greater depth of revelation regarding His cross, His glory, and the constant, never changing will of our Heavenly Father.
GOD’S ANSWER FOR THE WORLD’S PAIN – IS HIS BRIDE!
Whenever the Lord speaks to me in specific ways, I look at the “season” He is speaking these words. Often the Lord is speaking His heart, strategy and will in a particular time-frame.
I have learned through the years to look at both the Hebrew and Gregorian calendars to see what “date” the Lord is speaking to me to see if there is particular emphasis on a specific season – and I have learned that quite often this is the case.
These words were spoken to me during the time of the Feast of Purim. The Jewish feast that commemorates God’s salvation of the Jewish people through Esther and Mordecai.
At that time, the Jewish people faced certain annihilation from a deadly enemy – and God rose up TWO DELIVERERS; both with different roles to play in assisting Him in overturning the plot of the enemy to destroy the Jewish race.
Two Different Roles – Appointments & Functions:
- Queen Esther was in the role of – Intercessor and petitioner before the pagan king of Persia. Her life was in danger to go before the king without his express invitation. But she trusted God, fasted and prayed and followed the strategy she received from the Lord and God brought about deliverance for her and her people.
- Mordecai – was appointed by God as a Watcher in the Gate. Mordecai knew the season and understood the danger and plans of the enemy to destroy the Jewish people. He stayed faithful to God by refusing to bow down in worship to Haman; a mere human being. Mordecai stayed true and obedient to the Most High God and through God’s strategies and directions, Mordecai was in the right place for God to move and deliver His people.
We too – like Esther and Mordecai, are to rise up and TRUST the Lord has a plan of glorious deliverance, power and salvation for our generation.
A Watcher in The Gate of A City
This week we were in the city of Santa Ana for the Kingdom Group luncheon. We work with Kingdom minded faith based organizations in the city to bring about transformation. God is moving to bring about awakening, and unity in the efforts of caring city leaders, and the church community.
I had the opportunity to pray for the leader of the Kingdom Group, and the Lord specifically had me pray about the call and appointment of Mordecai – The one appointed by God to stand in the city gate during a time of national crisis for the Jewish people. Mordecai was the one with anointing to “see” and participate in the delivering power and strategies of God.
There was such emphasis on the position of leadership, appointment and anointing of this Kingdom Group pastoral leader – the very same emphasis and importance God placed on Mordecai for his generation.
I believe it is of the utmost importance that we understand what God is doing – saying – and anointing us to accomplish in this hour.
What is God saying to you?
What has He placed in your hand to accomplish?
May you be empowered with all power in the Holy Spirit. May you experience the deep, personal love of The Father. And may you joyfully, and prayerfully accomplish the Will of The Father in your life – and the lives of all you love.