Warp speed… the wind blows all around me… like a cyclone stirs the barreling seas coming for me. It sparks flames of heat and speaks golden leaves into being with a gripping need… to carry me away with You.
It charges through the stagnancy… rips currents wholly galloping towards me like the stallion from high mountains blitzing down into the valley where I’m found… basking in your goodness.
Listen to the hoofprints…
“And the armies of Heaven, arrayed in fine linen, white and pure, were following him on white horses.” Revelation 19:14
Can you hear it?
It’s the sound of love. ♥️ The cavalry of the love of a King.
Charge after me…
Sprint towards me…
Come and ravish me again…
I’m coming back for you My love… He says.
Jesus said, “Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.” Matthew 24:44
Are you ready?
For your Lover?
Be ready for your Lover.
In Matthew 24, Jesus is speaking about the prophetic signs indicating the end of the age when He will return a second time.
“Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?” Matthew 24:3
I love how the passage says the disciples came to him “privately.” They understood that the secrets of His return were meant for conversation between them and not among the crowds. It speaks of the disciple’s desire for intimacy with Jesus where they can talk to him about deeper matters that are not talked about with the crowds of people. It also indicates the heart of Jesus to want to have this intimate relationship with His disiciples to talk to them at this level.
Do you want to hear God’s secrets?
If you want to hear the secrets of the Kingdom of Heaven… talk to God privately.
Spend alone time with God.
Intimacy kindles when you seek Him out just you and Him.
“And after he sent the crowds away, he went up the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone.” Matthew 14:23
Jesus prioritized alonetime with God the Father. We need this alone time in order to cultivate our spiritual connection with God and stay filled up. Jesus is our example.
Prophetic words flow to you from spending alone time with God. He floods His words and insights into you.
Jesus spoke prophetic words too because He was the Son of God.
Prophetic words indicate real-time actions. Prophetic words reveal signs of the times.
Thus, here in Matthew 24 Jesus gives them signs to look for when He comes back to end all darkness and sin from contaminating the world and to usher in the New Kingdom and Earth. There are real, tangible prophesies that one can witness as this time draws near even though no one knows the hour He will come back except for the Father God.
“Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.” Matthew 24:30-31
Jesus foreshadowed His return…
Are you ready for your Lover?
Love dawns upon us when we least expect it. And love beckons when we feel like we’re not ready. But the one in love and wholly confident in that emotion remains anchored in that reality of readiness. I’m ready for my love whenever He returns… and I want to stay in that mindset, where I’m aware of the impending promise He could come back at any moment. Because HE can!
Jesus could come back any moment…
Like John on the Isle of Patmos I find myself at the edge of the ocean saying, Come Lord Jesus! Come back for me and sweep me away with You into the eternity beyond… I want Him to come back so much… because He is the love my heart desires… He is the love I’ve known since I was little… and I can’t wait to see Him when dawns upon the earth…
“Make haste, my Beloved, and be like a gazelle or a young stag on the mountains of spices.” Song of Solomon 8:14
Jesus’ return is the primary joy of the believer. Awaiting their Lover… Looking forward to their Savior whom they will coexist with and cohabitate with forever on a daily basis. This is a sure reality, not a hope we wish for. It’s a guaranteed promise that will come to pass. We are the Bride of Christ and the Wedding of the Lamb awaits us…
I’m ready for You, Lord… come and whisk me away with You. Dashing into Eden’s blooms awaiting me and You by the throne room of your heart’s desire. You have my heart’s desire. And I have yours.
Spirit fall and stoke the fire…
“From the throne came flashes of lightning, and rumblings and peals of thunder, and before the throne were burning seven torches of firem which are the seven spirits of God.” Revelation 4:5
It’s Your Spirit, God.
Your Spirit stirs our love.
Your Spirit stirs realities to be uncovered and healed. Unveiled and revealed so Your design may flourish in hearts afresh. So you search out what’s locked within them and you speak for them through us…
The Holy Spirit speaks.
“You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Acts 1:8
Do you want me to speak for you?
I will… I do… I can…
It’s what God uses me for… to speak His words of what He needs so say in the earth. If you want this power you can have it… ask the Lord to give you His Holy Spirit’s power and live according to that power. That is the key. You cannot ask for it and still walk according to your former ways. You must step into the lifestyle fully of following Jesus everytime He says go and training yourself according to this regiment. Obedience unto Jesus is the pathway. It opens your mind to hearing from Him when He knows He can trust You with what He will say and He knows you will follow.
You must ask for it and then let Him consume your whole being and He takes over and unleashes His Holy Spirit all over you and in you. It overtakes you like the hurricane overtakes the atmosphere’s calm with a torrential wind and shaking… and it carries you into the unknown. It leads you into new places and new people, and it makes you a warrior for the Lord when you speak for Him. Because you will be speaking on behalf of His Kingdom not your own.
When the Holy Spirit speaks to you, say what she tells you immediately.
“Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near.” Revelation 1:3
Prophetic words are on a time table.
Given from the Lord for you to speak out in that window of time when the word is needed.
Words from the Lord are words need to reach the recipient in time for it to make a difference. They speak into something going on in the real world sent from the Heavenly world and if you negelct to speak it, the moment is lost. And the situation meant to be spoken into will change like the surf changes with the seatide. God intends to speak to you through His Holy Spirit on purpose with a purpose for a purpose in order to touch on what is going on right now and you must allow yourself to be the conduit of that word and speak it out… so that the person whom the word is intended for will receive it in time.
If you neglect to speak the word God gives you, He will find someone else to do it… someone who is willing to speak it no matter what repercussions it brings them. This was the purpose of the prophet Jeremiah, as it was for so many prophets of old. God called them to speak His words to the nation Israel and often Israel did not want to hear. But they needed to hear.
This was God’s communication mechanism with His people. Using the prophets to speak for Him.
“Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying:
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you;
Before you were born I sanctified you;
I ordained you a prophet to the nations.” Jeremiah 1:4
Jeremiah was called as a young boy to be a prophet. God often speaks through the youth… don’t underestimate God’s mouthpieces and His sources of prophecy. Jeremiah didn’t understand why God would call him to be a prophet. He said, “But I am just a youth!” in verse 6. But God interjects and reminds Him of the mantle given to him.
“But the Lord said to me:
“Do not say, ‘I am a youth,’
For you shall go to all to whom I send you,
And whatever I command you, you shall speak.” Jeremiah 1:7
Speak what God commands you to speak when the Holy Spirit gives you His word.
Go where He sends you.
God’s mission is the #1 mission and it won’t be thwarted but He can choose someone else for the role if you decide to say no. Jeremiah said yes to the Lord and He would go on to speak to Israel as Yahweh’s mouthpiece for years to come.
“Then the Lord put forth His hand and touched my mouth, and the Lord said to me:
“Behold, I have put My words in your mouth.
See, I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms,
To root out and to pull down,
To destroy and to throw down,
To build and to plant.” Jeremiah 1:9-10
God’s words are intended to both break and build.
God’s messages come through the prophets to break things apart that need to be cleansed, revived and made whole. God’s words also come through the prophets to rebuild and plant life… that is the purpose of every prophetic word. To cleanse and plant life. This neccesitates gardening.
God’s goal in prophetic words is always to grow something beautiful…
So let God speak His truth to you through His messengers in order for you to be blessed and given a better garden that thrive with premium healthiness. Listen to the truth He is saying to you that needed to be said and initiated.
Prophetic words are spoken from God not man.
“For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.” 2 Peter 1:21
You don’t have to try to get a prophetic word. They come to you from the Lord and they come to you without permission or warning. Words from the Lord come to you out of nowhere… from the Lord alone. Don’t try to muster up anything and don’t force something that God did not say. You don’t have to when you’re in constant connection with the Lord. Because it’s not about getting a word. It’s about loving Jesus.
Receiving prophetic words are a byproduct of being connected to a holy Being.
Some people have this gifting more than others and that is also okay, because God uses each person how He created them for the gifts He intended them to have. Don’t force prophetic words, just live in a moment by moment connection with God where you talk to Him all the time and if He wants to speak through you He will do it on His own.
Words from the Lord will come to you and sometimes you won’t even know it until after because God took control of your mouth and spoke something. It’s up to God to speak what He wants to speak not you. He knows how to and who to use for it.
Discernment is also a powerful gifting in the Holy Spirit in this realm of prophesy that every believer should ask for. Discernement is an acute awareness of spiritual realities inlaid in something, a situation, etc where you sense the atmosphere and have a strong intution given from the Lord. Discernment is a guide for you in walking through difficult things and helps you to understand what is good and what is not, what is from Him and what is not.
“Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.” 1 John 4:1
Test the spirits by aligning it with who God is and what His Word says. When you know those 2 things very well it filters out what you hear and how you discern so that you don’t pick up things that are not true. If ever in doubt, go to God directly and talk to Him about it and let His Word speak into your heart where the scripture can torch it with fire and if it’s still left after the flames of His word you know it’s from Him.
I love how you carry me along Holy Spirit… when I float in the wind of your poetry’s revelation of things I could not have known on my own. You tell me what’s going on… You tell me what it’s in their heart… You tell me how they feel and what You want to reveal and say and do and heal… I love how the Holy Spirit speaks through me. Because it doesn’t come from Me, it comes from His higher authority.
““For the Lord God does nothing without revealing his secret to his servants the prophets.” Amos 3:7
God’s prophets are His partners in this mission He sets into motion.
Prophecies are God’s messages, not ours. We are only the mouthpiece uttering the content God wants to say and he has to use real people in order to say what HE needs to say.
Prophetic words manifest in the future. Prophetic words speak of real things that have happened in the past. Prophetic words speak into what is happening right now. All of it coming from the Lord alone… how do you know if it is from the Lord? If the Lord commands a word to be spoken then it will be true but if it’s not from the Lord then it will not come to pass or it will not be true in nature. God highlights this is Deuteronomy 18.
“I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their brothers. And I will put my words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that I command him. And whoever will not listen to my words that he shall speak in my name, I myself will require it of him. But the prophet who presumes to speak a word in my name that I have not commanded him to speak, or who speaks in the name of other gods, that same prophet shall die.’ And if you say in your heart, ‘How may we know the word that the Lord has not spoken?’— when a prophet speaks in the name of the Lord, if the word does not come to pass or come true, that is a word that the Lord has not spoken; the prophet has spoken it presumptuously. You need not be afraid of him.” Deuteronomy 18:18-22
Every word God gave began with “Thus says the Lord…” or “The Word of the Lord came to me…” to highlight the origin of its content.
Jeremiah highlights that the word comes from the Lord and not his own mind. We have a spiritually laden mind meant to receive revelation from Him.
“Moreover the word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Jeremiah, what do you see?” Jeremiah 1:11
Words from the Lord come unexpectedly. They also can be tough to carry and hard to speak. They can be radical and different. If you find it uncomfortable to speak the Word God gave you… that is a good indication it is from Him because it’s stirring something in the Spirit that the flesh does not want to say. But we need the Spirit stirred in order to get the breakthrough we need. And God will speak some outlandish things. Often times when God speaks through you it will be a gigantic leap of faith to speak it out. And it gets easier the more you flow in this gift. Because God gives you a grace to carry the weight of it and you see the fruit of it. That is the exciting part!
“Pursue love, and earnestly desire the spiritual gifts, especially that you may prophesy.” 1 Corinthians 14:1
When you see how it touches the person and people involved… it’s a big deal and it causes very high impact. Prophetic words are one the high agents of catalystic change for God’s people because these words come directly from the Throne Room of God. A Holy Place where fire forges the word and sends it out ablaze for you to speak it…
God still uses prophets to speak for Him. And when He does… it will come in a way you don’t expect. Don’t reject the word from the Lord just because it comes in a way you did not anticipate. Create room in your heart to embrace what God does even if it doesn’t make sense… because God is a higher Spiritual being and what He does and says transcends us. We must be willing to yield to Him. And let Him speak to us…
Don’t be late on relaying the prophetic word lest they miss their miracle.
Speak for the one the Holy Spirit groans for.
Advocate for the one the Holy Spirit loves and is trying to reach in that moment.
“The one who prophesies speaks to people for their upbuilding and encouragement and consolation.” 1 Corinthians 14:3
I love to speak for you…
Spirit of the living God come and surge upon us like the tidal waves aflood… break into the crevices of hearts needing a holy touch of love. Rain furiously…
When you move in power you jolt us and engulf us and mesmerizingly enthrall us into more of You.
Consume us with flames of zeal… at the baptism of Your anointing sanctifying revelation to flow from Heaven… His revelation prophesies.
infinity whirls ahead
where the Spirit led
me into Your arms
as Your voice said
I love you
play the harp
of New Heaven and come
is my ecstacy
The horses still charge ahead with a mission engraved in the eyes that fanned them to flame for the ones He loves. They’re nearing now… bringing renewal now… saving and rescuing now… the cavalry of the love of the King. They speak of what we await… the truth of the Kingdom of God reigning forever and ever. He will reign. Jesus Christ. Forever and ever… bring your prophetic insight into the forefront of our minds. Carry the messages on your riders surging towards the earth you love… we’re listening.
“When the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide you into all the truth, for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak, and He will declare to you the things that are to come.” John 16:13
Can you hear it?
Jesus prophesied He would come.
And He did.
Be ready for His return. ♥️
“And I looked, and behold, a white horse! And its rider had a bow, and a crown was given to him, and he came out conquering, and to conquer.”