What would happen if the body of Christ united in prayer and repentance? For weeks I have sensed an urgency in my spirit for prayer and intercession to arise from the body of Christ. It is not only an urgency to pray when calamity strikes, but it is an urgency to pray without ceasing and to be a catalyst for the next great move of God. It is by no mistake that I release this word on this particular day. It was on this day one hundred and sixty years ago that a movement began, fanning the flames of the third great awakening in our nation. It started with a key ingredient necessary for revival and reformation. It started with a prayer meeting.
It was on a calm May morning that the Lord spoke this word to me. I was sitting on my front porch, seeking the Lord in prayer, and I heard an unfamiliar word. It was the first time I ever heard a word from the Lord in another language known to man, but not known to me. I heard the word, “sun hi” swell up in my spirit. It was one of those moments where you wonder, “Am I making this up, or is this the Holy Spirit?” To my amazement, I found out that this was a Korean word meaning, “goodness and joy”. The Lord instructed me to release this word in my prayer time over the nation of North Korea.
For days now, it has seemed as if there is a storm of spiritual chatter raging all around us. For those who flow in the prophetic, it can overwhelm and bombard you. The air is thick with gusty winds from the enemy and the groanings of the earth, but something else is looming in the atmosphere that has weighed heavily upon my spirit, and it is the divided waters among the body of Christ.
Heavenly interruptions are coming. This spontaneous song bubbled up out of my spirit during a Tuesday morning prayer meeting. The next thing I heard seemed strange but relevant, “We interrupt your regularly scheduled program to bring breaking news.” The Lord was speaking, and He was making His desire clear to bring heavenly interruptions to His people and through His people. The Holy Spirit dropped more revelation in my spirit about being a conduit of His Heavenly interruptions. I believe these Heavenly interruptions are coming not only on a personal level, but they are coming on a corporate level.
While standing on my front porch in the middle of the day, I took in the familiar scenery surrounding my home. This was the day of the historic solar eclipse, and I was witnessing its effects on the environment before me. Though my region experienced a partial eclipse of the sun, the results were noticeable as the vibrancy in the colors of the present landscape dimmed, and a faint haze temporarily settled in the air.
I wandered off of my porch and onto the boardwalk, catching a glimpse of this sign in the sky. As I stood in the remaining rays of the sun, a lukewarm atmosphere swept over me. I had heard other words concerning the solar eclipse, but this moment was bringing a different perspective. The Lord started speaking to me about the eclipse, but He made it personal, touching on the effects of even a partial eclipse of the heart, the heart of the body of Christ.
And David inquired of the Lord, “Shall I pursue after this band? Shall I overtake them?” He answered him, “Pursue, for you shall surely overtake and shall surely rescue.”
And David struck them down from twilight until the evening of the next day, and not a man of them escaped, except four hundred young men, who mounted camels and fled. David recovered all that the Amalekites had taken, and David rescued his two wives. Nothing was missing, whether small or great, son or daughters, spoil or anything that had been taken. David brought back all. 1 Samuel 30:8,17-19
“Speak, Lord. Your servant is listening.” These are the words I heard a few days ago as I was in a time of prayer. The Lord directed me to 1 Samuel 3, and He spoke to me through this passage about prophets of Presence emerging within regions and territories. I want to share with you what the Holy Spirit shared with me.
As I released this word before the intercessors in our church recently, the Presence of God gripped me in such a way that I could sense this word shifting me personally. Last week in my private time, I heard these words in my spirit, “Get your affairs in order”. It seemingly came out of nowhere, but I knew that the Holy Spirit was sharing a word with me extending beyond my own personal existence. I thought about these words for a day or so until I heard the words, “paradigm shift” in my spirit. The Lord was putting a word in me to share with the body of Christ, and it has stirred in me ever since. These two separate words are linked, and He wants our attention. A holy paradigm shift is upon us. Do we want it?
Can you hear the breath of God in the challenging times? I have a word for those of you standing in a place of seeming entrapment. The Lord directed me to Exodus 14 recently, and He revealed some prophetic teaching about Red Sea moments. There are some of you being set up for such a moment as this, and your Red Sea moment holds the breath of God to make a way for victory.
Sound. When unified, it is a powerful thing. A unified sound is likened to a full orchestra, ebbing and flowing together to create a beautiful symphony. When harmony is present, the orchestra can complete the task at hand. However, unity is lost when some of the instruments create a sound not intended for that point in time. It is the same with the sound that we as the body of Christ are to release in this hour.