I hear the LORD this morning speaking to all of His Churches:
WAKE UP! RISE UP!! I HAVE WORK FOR YOU TO DO!
WAKE UP! RISE UP!! I AM LOOKING FOR DOERS OF MY WORD!
WAKE UP! RISE UP!! DON’T LIVE IN THE PAST! STEP FORWARD INTO YOUR DESTINY!!
WAKE UP! RISE UP!! JOIN ME MY PRECIOUS BRIDE! THE WORLD IS WAITING FOR A DEMONSTRATION OF MY POWER AND GLORY AND LOVE!!
“For the kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power.” 1 Corinthians 4:20
“Blessed …are those who hear the word of God and obey it.” Luke 11:28
“After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly.” Acts 4:31
“For the word of God is alive and active!!” Hebrews 4:12
We don’t have to travel thousands of miles to obey The Lord to “Go into all the world…”
The world is wherever we find ourselves at any given moment: in our homes; in our workplaces; in our churches; or simply going about our daily errands.
Yes, some are called to far off regions…but some are called to their own communities.
Both are needed and both are important!!
May we walk in boldness, power, authority and love wherever The Lord has placed us!!
There are things you are praying about that you would like to see happening in your church, in your family, in your job, or in your community. I would like to challenge you this morning! Maybe the Lord wants to use YOU as the vessel of this change!
Are you waiting for the Lord to bring His Change through someone else??
Maybe the Lord is waiting on YOU!!
Are you willing to be the VESSEL OF CHANGE that He can use for such a time as this?
Are you ready to say YES?
~Tina K. Roach
“Enthusiasm is contagious – and so is the lack of it.” (John Wesley)
The definition of enthusiasm is “a feeling of excitement.”
I don’t go to sports events (although I did when my children were young). And when parents are cheering for their children, there is much enthusiasm to be seen and heard.
We witness the same thing at adult football games, baseball games, basketball games, and other competitive events.
Sports and entertainment elicits much enthusiasm! Laughing/crying, shouting, clapping, and jumping up and down is not uncommon.
There are many things in life to get excited about – to show much enthusiasm over – births, weddings, graduations, and other milestones.
It is hard to show enthusiasm without an outward expression of excitement! Stillness and silence simply do not go along with enthusiasm.
I am talking about all of this to lead up to our behavior in church. There absolutely are times to be quiet and worshipful. But, there are also times to show enthusiasm!!
Why is it so easy to show enthusiasm at sporting events but not show enthusiasm in church? There are times during praise and worship when I want to SHOUT! What God has done for us; is doing for us; and will do for us is as exciting as someone catching a football!!!! I would say more so!
There are times during the Pastor’s message when I must shout out an “AMEN!” I get EXCITED over God’s promises and faithfulness!
During a lively praise song, I have been known to jump up and down and yes – even dance a little. 😃 (even though I am 66 years old!). There is no age limit on getting excited over the LORD!!
I want to show ENTHUSIASM for my God and for all He is!! I would rather be found guilty of too much enthusiasm than not enough. How about you?
If enthusiasm is contagious, I want to be a carrier and make everybody catch it!
I kept getting notifications on my phone that significant storms/weather were coming to my area. I could see the flashes of lightning and hear the rumbling of the thunder in the distance. As I was listening, the thunder got louder as it moved closer.
Past experience has taught me that during storms my electricity has a good chance of going out. With darkness coming, I began to make my preparations in the event this happened.
As I began my preparations, I heard the Lord speaking:
A SPIRITUAL STORM IS SWIRLING IN THE ATMOSPHERE! ARE YOU MAKING PREPARATIONS?
I AM CALLING MY WATCHMEN! I HAVE GIVEN YOU EYES TO SEE AND EARS TO HEAR WHAT’S COMING. STAY ALERT! SOUND THE ALARM WHEN THE ENEMY IS DRAWING NEAR TO THE GATES. CALL FORTH THE ARMY!
I AM CALLING MY WORSHIPPERS! GO BEFORE THE ARMY WITH SINGING AND DANCING. SING A NEW SONG! DANCE A NEW DANCE! A NEW SOUND IS GOING FORTH THAT WILL BREAK STRONGHOLDS AND BIRTH DESTINIES! RELEASE THE SOUND!
I AM CALLING MY PROPHETS! LAY ASIDE YOUR OWN AGENDAS AND TAKE UP MINE. SEE WHAT I SEE AND HEAR MY VOICE. I AM RELEASING MY PRESENCE IN A GREATER WAY. SEEK ME…DRAW NEAR TO ME…FEEL MY HEART. SPEAK FROM THIS HEART CONNECTION YOU HAVE WITH ME.
I AM CALLING MY PEOPLE! DO NOT REACT TO CIRCUMSTANCES GOING ON AROUND YOU WITH FEAR, ANGER, HATE, AND DIVISIVENESS. DON’T LET EARTHLY CIRCUMSTANCES DRAG YOU DOWN, BUT LET ME RAISE YOU UP! RISE UP LIKE ON THE WINGS OF EAGLES AND SPEAK MY WORD OVER EVERY CIRCUMSTANCE. SPEAK LIFE! SPEAK PEACE! SPEAK RECONCILIATION! SPEAK RESTORATION!
A SPIRITUAL STORM IS COMING! ARE YOU MAKING PREPARATIONS? DRAW NEAR TO ME, BELOVED. TAKE MY HAND AND LET US FACE THE STORM TOGETHER. MAY WE SPEAK TO THE STORM IN ONE VOICE!
STAND UP! HEAD UP! EYES FORWARD! MY BANNER OVER YOU IS LOVE! ONWARD & UPWARD, MIGHTY WARRIORS OF LOVE!
The last two Sundays I was out of town. I can’t believe how excited I am to be going to Church tomorrow! I love being in God’s House with God’s people! I love to worship the King of kings and Lord of lords with my Brothers & Sisters!
I am expectant and ready to hear God speak through His chosen vessel – my pastor.
On the way to Church I will be worshipping and praying in my prayer closet – my car – with eyes open and voice proclaiming!
I love You, Lord!!