We have reached day 25, the 1/2 way point of our 50 days of seeking the Lord. We are counting up in anticipation for another great outpouring of God's Spirit upon us and the world.
Under The Spout,
Revering the Lord,
Where Do We Go From Here?
Awake, Arise, Hear the Call!
Wednesday, May 15
Over the last 3 1/2 weeks we have come to understand that we are in a season of ‘time and promise’ merging. This merging is taking place on an individual, national, and international basis. If we properly ‘discern’ the times we can gain understanding and know what to do personally and corporately during these transitional days.
(I Chr. 12:32)
During the night my spirit was restless, the Holy Spirit kept bringing to mind past events in the United States. 9/11 in particular, the thought or questioned posed to me was - Did an awakening sweep the country? Or Awaken the Church? This was the worst disaster - terror attack to ever hit America and yet it didn’t stir the Church awake. If it did, I didn’t hear about it.
This morning a second Holy Spirit thought came to me regarding the elections of 2000, 04, 08, 12, 2016. There have been 5 election cycles since 9/11 these elections have caused much turmoil in the nation. And yet, no wide spread spiritual awakening has occurred. Mind you, much prayer and worship along with much dealing of iniquitous structures have taken place over the last 19 years.
Could it be that we are coming to a tipping point?
One other thing happen during the night upon getting up to go to the restroom I noticed my husband was awake and watching something on the iPad. I ask him what he was watching, he said, “the 1949 blizzard”. I said, “hmmm that’s the year of the Hebrides revival.” In 1949 America had the ’notorious 1949 blizzard’; it started on Sunday Jan. 2, 1949 and proved the worst of the century. The first storm would be followed by two more months of snow and bitter cold. 76 deaths were reported.
In November of that same year, 1949, the Hebrides revival began. 70 Years later here we are, another interested note regarding the elections. In 2016 Donald J. Trump was elected President, he just so happens to be the nephew of the Smith sisters who birthed this revival while crying out to God "I will pour water on him that is thirsty and floods upon the dry ground."
Coincidence or God set up, just saying!
Eyes Wide Open
Hebrews 5:14 AMP But solid food is for full-grown men (mature ones), for those whose senses and mental faculties are trained by practice to discriminate and distinguish (discern) between what is morally good and noble and what is evil and contrary either to divine or human law.
Discern G1253: a distinguishing, discerning, judging; to separate, make a distinction.
Questions Holy Spirit ask me?
Where does America stand in the eyes of God?
Where does the Church stand in the eyes of God?
Are we living according to Biblical principles? Are we training up people to live by Biblical principles?
4 Elements of Awakening
These were all evident in every previous awakening:
Fear of the Lord
Hunger for righteousness and the Holy Spirit.
See the Need (state of affairs in Church and in our world)
United Front: <rally the troops> from 2 elderly ladies, to men gathering during lunch, to denominations uniting for prayer and meetings….the key was UNITY!
Fear of the Lord
Who is the man who fears the LORD? He will instruct him in the way he should choose. - Psalms 25:12
Fear H3373 morally reverent; to fear; be (make) afraid, dread (-ful), (put in) fear; reverence.
Fear Ancient Hebrew The pictograph is a picture of a hand, and the is a picture of a man. Awe or fear where one throws self to the foot of one in authority.
The secret of the LORD is for those who fear Him, And He will make them know His covenant. vs. 14
Secret H5475 council, counsel, assembly: a session, that is, company of persons (in close deliberation); by implication intimacy, consultation, a secret.
Surely the Lord GOD does nothing Unless He reveals His secret counsel To His servants the prophets. - Amos 3:7
New Spirit Filled Life Bible says; In every era, godly men and women have practiced the fear of the Lord.
The Scriptures reveal several things about the fear of the Lord.
It is “clean, enduring forever” (Ps. 19:9).
It can be learned (34:11)
It is the beginning of wisdom and the beginning of knowledge (Ps.111:10; Proverbs 1:7).
This psalm revealed several promises to the one who fears the Lord.
Guidance: “Him shall he teach in the way that he chooses” (Ps 25:12)
Spiritual prosperity: “He himself shall dwell in prosperity”( v.13)
Future posterity: “his descendants shall inherit the earth” (v.13)
Divine confidant: “The secret of the Lord is with him / them” (v.14)
Covenant: “He will show them His covenant” (v14) and
Deliverance: “He shall pluck my feet out of the net” (v.15)
(2 Cor. 5:14-21 / I Tim. 3:1-13) J.G
Read: Psalms 25 take time to meditate on its truths.
Cry Out for God’s Presence to invade your life, church, city and this nation!
Ask Holy Spirit to cause your eyes (understanding) to be wide open - to discern the times.
Ask Holy Spirit for a fresh infusion of the reverent fear of the Lord.
Ask Holy Spirit to teach you to walk in the fear of the Lord.
Ask for the 6 promises of Psalms 25 to be evident in your life.
Wait in His Presence, get under the spout of heaven…Let the council of God be above your dwelling!
Go out share the good news with those you meet!
Make me know Your ways, O LORD; Teach me Your paths. Lead me in Your truth and teach me, For You are the God of my salvation; For You I wait all the day. - Psalms 25:4-5
OH, THAT You would rend the heavens and that You would come down, that the mountains might quake and flow down at Your presence--As when fire kindles the brushwood and the fire causes the waters to boil--to make Your name known to Your adversaries, that the nations may tremble at Your presence!
- Isaiah 64:1-2