9/1/19 Miracle City Global. First Fruits. Elul
Judah Goes First
Anna Love. This is First Fruits and we are stepping into the sixth Hebraic month of Elul. It’s the Mercy month. It’s also a month for Restoration, for the things that have been broken to be fixed, to be restored. This morning I was thinking about the worship gathering we had in here Friday night, and the vision the Lord kept showing me about how things in our lives had flatlined, how they were dead and the Lord was bringing life back to them. It was like the Holy Spirit wouldn’t give up. He kept reviving things in us. I have that sense this morning that he is continuing to do that. And it’s time for those broken things to be restored.
I want to read Jeremiah 33. This is a promise of restoration the Lord gives to Jeremiah, but it’s also a promise to us today.
:1 While Jeremiah was still confined in the courtyard of the guard, the word of the Lord came to him a second time: “This is what the Lord says, he who made the earth, the Lord, who formed it and established it—the Lord is his name; ‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’
For this is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says about the houses in this city and the royal palaces of Judah that have been torn down to be used against the siege ramps and the sword in the fight with the Babylonians: ‘They will be filled with the dead bodies of the people I will slay in my anger and wrath. I will hide my face from this city because of all its wickedness.
:6 “‘Nevertheless, I will bring health and healing to it; I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security. I will bring Judah and Israel back from captivity and will rebuild them as they were before. I will cleanse them from the sin they have committed against me and will forgive all their sins of rebellion against me.
Then this city will bring me renown, joy, praise, and honor before all nations on earth that hear of all the good things I do for it; and they will be in awe and will tremble at the abundant prosperity and peace I provide for it.’
:10 “This is what the Lord says: ‘You say about this place, “It is a desolate waste, without people or animals.” Yet in the towns of Judah and the streets of Jerusalem that are deserted, inhabited by neither people nor animals, there will be heard once more the sounds of joy and gladness, the voices of bride and bridegroom, and the voices of those who bring thank offerings to the house of the Lord, saying, “Give thanks to the Lord Almighty, for the Lord is good; his love endures forever.” For I will restore the fortunes of the land as they were before,’ says the Lord.
As I was reading that this morning, I began declaring verses 10 and 11 over us as a house and over us as a city, and over us in this place. Because I was seeing that just looking in the natural at this place downtown, it looks like, Why are you here? So many people have given up on this part of the city and think that it can’t be revived and that it just needs to be forgotten.
In this month of restoration my heart began going out to not just the people, but to the land, to this place; that the Lord would restore the land and bring his joy and prosperity back into it. So as we enter in this morning, and we honor and praise the name of the Lord, I feel like we’re standing in a place on behalf of the land, saying, You’re welcome here, Lord. Come and restore. Come and revive this land.
Because I saw us standing with Holy Spirit saying, I won’t give up on you. So Lord we step in and we partner with you this morning. We say, Come and restore. Come and revive. Come and heal the broken places. Not just in lives but in this land, Lord. I thank you there’s a rich inheritance stored in this land.
Lord, I thank you for the people who live in this area. Father, where they have been cast off and put to the side, I thank you that you are restoring their very lives, that you are reviving their very lives. Lord, I thank you that there is not one person left behind. I think you that there is not one forgotten. There is not one that is not worth You.
Father, I thank you that you are rescuing people this morning. That you are rescuing our body. But also that you are rescuing the lost, the broken, the weary, the tired, the ones ready to give up, the ones who cannot revive themselves. Father, we speak revival to the land. Not the revival that we think about, but you are reviving and bringing back life to the land and to your people.
Lord, I thank you we are in a time and a season to meet with you. That our King is in the field and this morning we say, You deserve it all. You deserve it all. You deserve all of our worship, all of our praise, all of our focus. We come into the field. We honor you as King. We come to meet with you face to face.
Lord, I thank you that you say if we call to you, you will answer us and show us things that we’ve not known. That you’ll reveal your mysteries to us. I thank you that you are revealing your mysteries to us this morning. Father, any place that we’ve been veiled, any place we’ve not been able to see clearly, I thank you that you are removing the veil and the scales from our eyes this morning, and that we see clearly. That we see and we know that you are God.
Lord I thank you this morning for your signs, your wonders, and your miracles coming out of heaven and manifesting in this place. Lord, do whatever you want to do. We say, Here we are, ready to do your will, what is written about us in the scroll. I thank you, Lord, that we step into your destiny for this morning.
I thank you that everything in you is important. Everything matters. So whatever you have ordained for this day, Lord, we fully step into it. We fully engage. Not holding back or withholding or hiding anything, but we fully come into you and come into what you want to do.
Lord, I thank you as we’ve been standing, as we’ve been praying, you are bringing purity to your body. You are cleaning out the junk and the gunk and the things that don’t need to be there anymore. And Lord, I thank you that just as you are doing that in your people, you are doing that in our city. It’s cleanup time in our city. It’s cleanup time in this downtown area. That it’s cleanup time.
I thank you that the light of your face is shining in and it’s shining and your glory is radiating in this place. You said this is your Glory Valley, and we say, Manifest yourself in this place. Manifest yourself in this land. Manifest yourself in these people.
Lord, I thank you that just as in some of the great awakenings and revivals, that people would begin to wake up in the middle of the night and run to where they felt your presence. Lord, I thank you that you begin to wake up the people in this downtown area. I pray that as you begin to wake them up, you bring full deliverance, full healing, and full restoration as they come into your presence.
Lord, begin to draw the people of this land. I thank you that you are raising up your sons and daughters, even the ones who have forgotten you, Lord. I thank you for having a remembrance coming to your people today, every son and daughter. We speak restoration and revival, awakening and reformation to each person in this place, me first. Every person watching. Every person that will come in this house today. And Lord, I thank you for every person in this city.
I pray you begin turning hearts and awakening hearts to you. I thank you for healing in this land, healing in your people, and prosperity with it. We are going to step into a time of worship.
🎶Jesus, our hope and strength. You made a way. We give you the highest praise. You deserve it all. Jesus has overcome. To you belongs the glory.
Let go of your heart. Let go of your head and feel it now. This love I have given you was never in doubt. Come take us higher. I want to be with you. My soul sings, How I love you. There is none as beautiful as you, Jesus. My hearts runs after you.
Nita Maselle. I’m overwhelmed with gratefulness and gratitude to the Lord because of what he gave me this morning. It’s an announcement. It’s good news. It’s from him and it’s not because anybody deserves it or has earned it. You can’t.
In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, I declare that your dormant season is over. Your dormant season is over. He is raising the dormant. It’s almost like things were dead or never existed, but they were there all along. They’ve been dormant and lying in you—gifts and talents and callings and assignments that were dormant. And you haven’t realized; some of you had no inkling they were even there.
And he is raising them up like he is raising the dead. It’s going to bring new assignments and new methods. You’re not going to be able to learn it from the past or learn it from the old.
This morning I got up and I walked through a Time Frame in my house, and I saw a Time Frame. I remembered the pictures on my wall Betty had used as an illustration to say that he was giving it to us frame by frame. Like you look through a frame, and it’s like instruction; it’s to culminate into what we’re going into, where he’s bringing us.
I walked through my room and I walked through a Time Frame. And I saw the Time Frame. It’s like you look at a movie and they have a past era, and everything looked different. The lays were different. The clothes were different. The styles were different. I think about a movie in the 50s and how different it looked. It’s like that.
I saw everything like it was a past era and I knew everything was different and new, and we were stepping into it. And it was going to look different. It felt different. I don’t know what it’s going to look like yet, totally. But he did tell me, “I’m raising the dormant. I’m raising the dormant.”
Where you’ve operated in partial. Where you’ve operated in some things. I see him raising those dormant gifting and talents in you. It’s going to culminate to a whole new level. And it’s going to operate in a different way. There are going to be methods, new functions, new assignments. It’s going to be a whole new era.
We’re in a new era and a new season. It’s going to function different and look different. And the style is going to be different. And you’re going to be able to see a big demarcation from the past season this new season. It’s changing. It’s all changing. Don’t try to stay in the past. It’s new.
And you’re only going to get the instruction from him as it comes frame by frame. The culmination and convergence into a new level, into a new place, into a new conscience. We have so much in us, Betty. You have so much in you. So much.
I have let my roses go dormant all summer. You don’t let roses go dormant in the summer. I put no fertilize on them, no food, no sprays, nothing. I did nothing to them. I didn’t trim them. I don’t know why I’m doing this. This week I was outside and I was hearing, Okay, trim them up and and feed them and let them have some bloom in them. I’m like, it’s the end of the season.
I know he’s let some things get dormant so that you could establish the roots, to be able to carry the load that’s coming, the production that’s coming. But your dormant season is over now. And it is time to trim up and get ready to bear the load and go. It’s going to be beautiful. It’s going to be awesome.
I’m overwhelmed. Because I know what the Lord is saying. And I know we have stepped into the new. We’re in it. We’re in it. And I’m excited that he is bringing to life in us everything that was lying dormant. He’s bringing a culmination and convergence like Kimble’s word was last year. I’m overwhelmed.
I’m overwhelmed because we don’t deserve it. We haven’t earned it. And we can’t do it. But we can just allow him. We can just present ourselves and let him show us. Let him give us instruction and let him tell us how to function in this new place.
Father, we just thank you for it. We thank you for the new. Lord, we’ve laid down our lives for this. We thank you for the new. Our inning is here. It is time and I thank you for it, Lord. And we say, Yes. We yield to what you want to do. We yield to your charge. We yield to how you want us to function because we’ve never seen this before. Nobody can instruct us in this. Only God. Only Jesus. Only the Lord.
Father, I thank you. I thank you for the new. I thank you for the clarity. I thank you for the frame by frame. I thank you, Father, for discernment. That we recognize where the voice is coming from. That we recognize the difference between the voice of the Holy Spirit and the voice of our soul. Between the voice of familiar spirits and the voice of God. Lord, that we recognize the difference. That we know. We do not follow any other voice but the Lord, in Jesus name. I thank you for it, Father.
🎶Let go of your heart. Let go of your head and feel it now. Stop trying to figure it out. This love I have given you was never in doubt. Oh the overwhelming never-ending reckless love of God. Oh it chases me down, fights till I’m found, leaves the 99. I don’t deserve it. I couldn’t earn it. Still you give yourself away.
Your reckless love, it chases me down, fights till I’m found. Your love is relentless.
Anna. I am my beloveds and he is mine. Winter is past. Spring has come. The drought is gone and the rain is falling. I am my beloveds and he is mine.
Betty Love. Praise you Lord. We worship you. We glorify and magnify your name. Father God, King of Kings, Lord of Lords, Lord of Glory.
As I was coming in this morning, the Lord said, “A glory like you’ve never experienced before. So Lord we receive the word. Coming alive. Coming alive this season. Nothing’s going to be dormant. Nothing’s going to be missing. Nothing’s going to be broken. It’s a brand new season. So we say Yes and Amen.
Kimble Love. Wow. As we were worshiping, I heard Holy Spirit say, That which has been hidden is being revealed. You hear that the hidden things are going to be revealed and exposed, and you think that’s a bad thing. And I said, Yes I agree with that. And he said, No, I’m saying that all the things Father has stored up, that have been hidden from you, is about to be revealed and be exposed. And then he said, Kinda makes you feel giddy doesn’t it?
We know what giddy is but when I get a direct word I look it up to see exactly what it means. It’s having a sensation of whirling and a tendency to fall or stagger; Dizzy. Disorienting and alarming but excited and expectant.
I had a memory as a child of that sensation you have at the holiday season or Christmas Eve. You go to bed that night with an expectancy. And then you wake up that morning and it’s almost too real to believe. That’s what God is doing.
He’s saying those things that you’ve hope for, that you’ve stood for, that you’ve believed for, that you’ve just imagined, he said, I’ve got so much more. I’ve got things that you don’t even know about. And I’m about to expose them and reveal them to you.
So Lord, we thank you that we are in the day of the culmination, the fulfillment; entering into our season that you purposed for us from the very beginning—things we’ve known and even things that have been unknown. But Lord, we receive them and we say, Now Lord, Come and do your will. Amen.
As we transition and Brad comes and brings the word this morning, be expectant. Be giddy in Jesus name.
Brad Roney. Father, we step into this month, the sixth month of the Hebraic calendar, this month that is an open opportunity to come and dwell in your midst, into your chamber, you tent and your tabernacle, as you have in the tenting into our field. So we give ourselves to you. We open ourselves to what you want to do in this month of repentance and receiving your mercy and forgiveness.
As I was reading about Elul, this is a month the Jewish people would, for the whole entire month, recite and sing psalms. I want to start with a psalm we’ve been talking about for the last several weeks.
Psalm 40 NIV. I waited patiently for the Lord. He turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire. He set my feet on a Rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the Lord and put their trust in him.
Blessed is the one who trusts the Lord, who does not look to the proud, to those who turn aside to false gods. Many, Lord my God, are the wonders you have done, the things you planned for us. None can compare with you; were I to speak and tell of your deeds; they would be too many to declare.
:6 Sacrifice and offering you did not desire—but my ears you have opened—burnt offerings and sins offerings you did not require.
We just came out of a month of hearing and discerning. Then we come to the part I want to stress. This part of Psalm 40 we’ve been reciting and speaking and declaring to the Lord. Here I am. This is a month of saying, Here I am, as we enter into his tent. As we go a little farther in this teaching, we’ll talk about how the King is in our fields. And he has set up his tent, his dwelling place for us to come in. So we’re saying today, this first day of Elul, Here I am. I have come. It is written about me in the scroll.
I can see me entering into his tent that is pitched in my field, just like he is pitched in your field, our field. Here I am, walking right into it. Here I am. I have come. It is written about me in the scroll. I desire to do your will. You’re speaking that as you’re entering in. Here I am. I desire to do your will.
This is a month where we draw into deeper intimacy, ‘into me see,’ with the Lord. He is opening up himself. He’s opening up his dwelling place—the dwelling place he set, but we are also his dwelling place. So he is dwelling with us and he is dwelling in our fields.
:7 Then I said, “Here I am, I have come—it is written about me in the scroll. I desire to do your will, my God; your law is within my heart.”
I proclaim your saving acts in the great assembly; I do not seal my lips, Lord, as you know. I do not hide your righteousness in my hear; I speak of your faithfulness and your saving help. I do not conceal your love and your faithfulness from the great assembly.
I want to stress also that we’re in the month of mercy, the month of forgiveness. We’re proclaiming as we have entered in and said, Here I am:
:11 Do not withhold your mercy from me, Lord; may your love and faithfulness always protect me. For troubles without number surround me; my sins have overtaken me, and I cannot see.
I see this as an act of repentance. Trouble without number surround me; my sins have overtaken me, and I cannot see.
They are more than the hairs of my head, and my heart fails within me. Be pleased to save me, Lord; come quickly, Lord, to help me.
Be pleased to save me, Lord. Be pleased to save me, Lord. It’s a heart, a direction. You’re directing him as you’re repenting. You’re saying, Please save me, Lord. Come quickly Lord, to help me.
:14 May all who want to take my life be put to shame and confusion; may all who desire my ruin be turned back in disgrace. May those who say to me, “Aha! Aha!” be appalled at their own shame. But all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; may those who long for your saving help always say, “The Lord is great!”
But as for me, I am poor and needy; may the Lord think of me. You are my help and my deliverer; you are my God, do not delay.
You are speaking this to the Lord. You are my help and my deliverer. You are my God. Do not delay.
Betty. Praise God. We receive it.
Brad. This is the psalm most directly connected with this month. I want us to recite this and we need to recite this the whole month.
Psalm 27 NIV. The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid? When the wicked advance against me to devour me, it is my enemies and my foes who will stumble and fall. Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then I will be confident.
:4 One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,
This month we’re dwelling, not only this month, this is every day. But this is the month when the King came out of his palace, out of his throne room, and pitched a tent with his people. So He is asking us. He is wooing us to dwell within his house, his tent, his tabernacle, this month.
That I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple.
:5 For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent and set me high upon a rock.
We’re in his sacred tent. This psalm is a picture of this month.
:6 Then my head will be exalted above the enemies who surround me; at his sacred tent I will sacrifice with shouts of joy; I will sing and make music to the Lord.
:7 Hear my voice when I call, Lord; be merciful to me and answer me. My heart says of you, “Seek his face!” Your face, Lord, I will seek. Do not hide your face from me, do not turn your servant away in anger; you have been my helper. Do not reject me or forsake me, God my Savior. Though my father and mother forsake me, the Lord will receive me.
:11 Teach me your way, Lord; lead me in a straight path because of my oppressors. Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes, for false witnesses rise up against me, spouting malicious accusations.
:13 I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
The goodness of the Lord will draw us to repentance. This is the month he is drawing us to repentance to receive his forgiveness and his mercy that he is pouring out.
:14 Wait for the Lord: be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. Amen.
PowerPoint. The month of Elul. The sixth month of the Hebraic calendar. This is the month to connect. It’s the month of Repentance, Forgiveness, and Mercy. It follows Tammuz and Av. This is where repentance is really big, because the last two months were Israel’s, I would say, greatest sins to that time. The sin of the golden calf where they took the abundance they got out of Egypt and formed an idol. And from the sin of the spies who had unbelief, coming out of the promised land. So this is a month of stepping into repentance. To receive the forgiveness and mercy of the Lord.
This is also ‘Eye of the Needle’ month.
The King is in the field. The King is in OUR field. Make is personal because he’s made it personal. The Lord showed me something. He told me, Son, you need to get back to basics—stripping all the fluff, stripping everything away, getting back to foundation, back to core, back to what it’s all about. It’s about him and me, personally. It’s also about him and you, personally. Get back to basics.
He had me for just one hour, one part of the evening after I ate supper, to get alone with him. I’ve repented because I don’t do that like I should. I do the passing prayer. I do the passing song. But when he told me to get back to basics, it’s back to him and me, I didn’t realize this, but it’s the intimacy month. So get back to him and you. Him and me.
I could have gone anywhere in my house. I have nice porches with rocking chairs out in the woods. I could have gone to my room, shut everything off. My Mom has a potting shed that my Dad built for her. It’s a nice little one room wooden house with all her pots and plants that she keeps. It has a nice loft for storage and it has electricity. I could have gone anywhere but the Lord said, Go to the potting shed.
Go the potting shed. All I want is one hour from you. Just one hour. I’m thinking, Lord, I can give you more than that. But he said, I just want one hour. He was specific. He said 7:30 to 8:30 is mine. He didn’t ask for a big chunk of me. He just asked, Give me one hour. Put everything aside. One hour. As I went that week and gave him his one hour, and as I started compiling the power point slides for Elul, I was stepping one week early into what he wanted to do this month. It wasn’t a tent. It was a potting shed that he wanted as his own. He told me, Enter in.
The King in is the field. Allow his countenance to shine on you. This is a month to fix what has been broken. The Lord and the Holy Spirit will identify. Ask him what is broken. You might already know. What in me needs to be fixed? The Lord is faithful and he said, I will reveal what is fixable and the plan to do it.
Also, find your place in the company of the Lord. He has not asked us to be an island unto ourselves. He’s asked us and he wants us to come and dwell with him. And it’s also us, corporately. We’re the company of the Lord. It’s connection. This is the month to connect.
Run into the tower of might. His strength is greater than yours. Run is an action. He’s already established the tower of his might. It’s up to us to run to it.
This is the mother month. The month of nurturing. This is the month that Rebekah gave birth to Jacob and Esau.
Also, Gabriel came this month to Mary and gave her the proclamation, You will conceive a son from the Holy Spirit. This is the mother month. Mary nurtured a word. This is the month of nurturing. The word was spoken. The seed was placed in her. And she nurtured the Lord, starting this month.
Faith requires action. Spiritual service, organization, and management.
James 1:22-25. Do not merely listen to the word and so deceive yourself. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word and does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror, and after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like.
But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom and continues in it, not forgetting what they have heard but doing it, they will be blessed in what they do. So it’s action, faith. Faith comes by hearing, and hearing the word.
Complex systems and issues in your life become manageable this month. I don’t think anybody in this room can say there’s not an aspect of their life that’s not a little bit complex, has a little too many working parts. One little working part out of order, and everything just blows up in your face.
This is the month the Lord will bring order. This is an order month. He’s bringing order to the complex systems and those issues that nag at you or keep you up at night. The Lord will bring order to that. And he will bring manageable skills for you to walk through that.
Search and repent. I think the lord wants to drive home something today—Repentance and I think also, Purity. Repentance—you hear the word and you almost cringe. You almost have a sick feeling in your gut. Think of it this way. Repentance is a beautiful thing. It is a gift that the Lord has given us to be able to come him and repent of our sin, turn away. And he is faithful to forgive. And he is faithful with his mercy.
The Lord showed me a couple of weeks ago that mercy is like a river that cuts through rocks and terrain, that opens up a path for freedom. His mercy does that. Coming from his heart and him, his mercy cuts a path leading us to freedom.
So search out and know your battlefields—thoughts, mind, and heart. These are the places or fields. This is part of our fields. Fields are in us. They are around us. They are our relationships, our children, our occupation, anywhere we have spheres of influence. So search out and know your battlefields. In our fields many times, is where the enemy has an avenue or finds an avenue to attack us—in our thoughts, our mind, and our heart.
II Corinthians 10:4-5. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
Be sure your emotions and actions are submitted to the Lord. Obedience. Take our thoughts captive. Ask the Lord to reveal areas of disobedience, secret sin, idolatry, pride. We’ve just come out of two months of idolatry—the golden calf; disobedience in the spies not accepting the words of the Lord and saying, We can’t do this. Actually despising the word of the Lord because they didn’t take him at this word.
Those sound harsh, but it’s also the little stuff. What we think of as little. Little fib here. Not doing what you say you’ll do. Not holding up your end of the bargain. So we need to ask the Lord. I’m stressing this. This is the month for intimacy with the Lord. Let’s get things right.
The Lord will reveal what needs to be revealed. It’s up to us to listen, to discern. As Nita said, discern the word of the Lord over our emotions, our heart, our self.
Psalm 139:23-24. Search me, God, and know my heart. I’m getting a picture as I’m saying all of this. We’re in the tent. We’ve already said, Here we are. Have mercy, Lord. This is a time where we can ask him. Search me God and know my heart.
Test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me and lead me in the way everlasting.
This is the month to repent and receive his mercy and forgiveness. After we’ve come in and allowed the Lord to search our heart, our intentions, our motives, and our mind, everything, just give him free rein. The Lord will start revealing stuff that we need to repent of, things we didn’t even think we needed to repent of.
Then it’s up to us after we repent, after we acknowledge what those sins and shortcomings are, to receive his forgiveness and his mercy that he’s openly, willingly, pouring out to us. It’s up to us to receive it.
Gabriel came to Mary in Elul with the message of the Lord. Luke 1:26-38.
In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. This virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.”
Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.”
“How will this be” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?” The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God.
That intimate connection. I can’t get past the tent. I see this as the Holy Spirit tented with Mary. It was that connection.
Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be unable to conceive is in her sixth month. For no word from God will ever fail.” “I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be fulfilled.” Then the angel left her.
Historical look through the month of Elul:
Ezekiel’s vision from the Lord. Ezekiel 8.
A call to build the House of the Lord. Haggai 1 & 2.
The wall was completed. Nehemiah 6:15. So the wall was completed on the 25th of Elul in 52 days. In the latter part of this month, Nehemiah and Israel finished building the wall. This month is very significant. This month is leading into the new Hebraic year. It’s the transition month. This is the last month for 5779 and next month we’ll enter into 5780.
It’s also a transition period for the fall feasts, the high festivals of Israel. The Feast of Trumpets, leading to the Feast of Tabernacles. All coming into the next month, so this is a transition period. This is a period for us to get prepared, to get ready for these. This is a picture of tents set up in Washington DC. I thought this was a good representation of the Feast of Tabernacles. Instead of each family or tribe having their own tent or tents, each state had their own tent; and we had 24 hour worship for 3 or 4 days. At this point in the Feast of Tabernacles, this is our nation’s capital.
The constellation for this month is Virgo, the Virgin. We were singing this verse earlier from the Song of Solomon 6:3. I am my Beloveds and my Beloveds is mine. Process and experience a new level of intimacy with the Lord. I’ve stressed the tent. This is big. The intimacy, the repentance, this entering into a newer level of intimacy. This is what the Lord was giving to me personally. Back to basics. Him and me.
I was thinking of a song you’ve all probably heard. He gave me two songs, I just want to be where you are, dwelling in your presence, feasting at your table, surrounded by your glory. That’s where he wanted me to be. That’s where he wants us to be. It’s that tent, that intimacy moment. Where there’s nothing else that you want. You just want to be where he is. Back to basics.
And the Heart of Worship. When everything is stripped away. It’s that heart of worship. It’s that intimacy time. It’s that tent time this month. The heart of worship. It’s just Him. That’s the heart of it. Strip it all away. Back to basics.
The Hebrew letter for this month is YOD. It has a value of 10 which means Order. Going back to order. It’s a picture of mercy. It’s God’s hand. God is appointing mercy from his hand. It’s also a picture of humility, a person bent over, entering into his gates with humility, into his tent with humility. That’s where repentance comes in. Without humility, I don’t believe you have true repentance. He gives grace to the humble.
So entering in the tent. That time with him that he’s yearning for, that he wants us. Coming with humility, that repentance, that heart that is yearning for not only God’s mercy and forgiveness, but it’s that connection. The connection that is out of a heart of worship, back to him, back to basics.
This is also the month where God reestablishes or reaffirms his covenant with his people. This is where Moses goes back up the mountain and God gives him the second tablets of the covenant. This was God’s way of forgiving Israel after they repented for their sins.
So God reestablished his covenant to show probably the greatest mercy you would ever see after that horrendous golden calf fiasco. And not entering into the promise as he wanted them to. God didn’t forget them, even though there were many times you read in the Bible that he wanted to destroy them; and establish a people with Moses. But God’s mercy came through after Moses pleaded with him.
The King is in the field. The King is in our field. I’ve been dancing around this all morning. This is what the Lord wants us to realize. This is the month where the King has set up his royal tent in YOUR field. It’s personal. And it’s corporate. He is there to meet with you. He desires to meet with you.
Song of Songs. Song of Solomon 7:11. Come my beloved. Let us go out into the fields. He’s waiting. He’s waiting for us to come and say, Here we are. Your field. He’s making himself accessible and he will surprise you with his presence. He may manifest himself in all places and areas of your life. Don’t be surprised if he shows up in a place where he might not have shown up before, or where you’ve allowed him to show up and be evident.
John described Jesus’ coming this way. John 1:14. The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. It’s the tent, that dwelling. It means tent, tabernacle. I never thought about this. King Jesus left his palace, his dominion in heaven, and dwelt among us for 33 years. He set his tent up for 33 years on this earth to dwell among us. In tradition, the king only did this for a month.
Our King did it for 33 years and he’s continuing to do it. In this physical body, he came and dwelt with us—the King of Kings and Lord of Lords set his tent among his people and dwelt among us, among them, for 33 years. Now he’s set his tent in us. We’re his tabernacle. We’re his tent. And he’s set and he’s dwelling within us for eternity.
Now it’s your response. How should you respond? Run to Him. Simply run to him. Throw yourself into his arms. Be lost in his embrace. I know some people might go a little too far. I start hear all this, it sounds a little weird about running into the Lord and into his embrace. You’ve got to get past the physical thoughts of that.
This is the purest love. The purity of it all. It’s the purest intimacy you’ll ever have. So throw yourself into his arms. Be lost is his embrace. This is your response when you enter into that tent. Give yourself totally to him. Let him have free rein. Open up the doors. Open up the cupboards. Open up the closets. No closed door. No closed door policy. Make a place for him.
This goes back to the potting house for just one hour. It doesn’t matter the size, just a place for him and him alone. Eye of the needle. Make a place. Think of the size of the eye of the needle. It’s very small. It’s very important to the function of that needle. Make a place for him—small or large, any size. This is something important.
Not a place with a roommate. He does not want to share space with another. Just like he does not want to share his glory haphazardly. He does not want a roommate. It’s like cleaning out the house. Let him sweep through and remove all the rubbish and all the unnecessary stuff. Give him room. He’s not asking for you to change your entire life this month. This is a start.
Find a place in your life that you can totally dedicate to him, and alone to him so he might prove himself to you. Give him a chance. A lot of times we shut the door due to unbelief mainly. We can’t believe that. It seems outlandish that you can do this. But he’s saying, Give me a chance. It’s like in Malachi. Test me in this with the giving. Test me in this. Let me prove this to you.
So you ask yourself, What part, what place, can I give the Lord? Examine your words, your cares, and what has been zapping your energy and your strength. Those are places you can give over to the Lord and allow him to dwell in those places to change what’s been zapping your strength and energy—what’s been occupying your mind.
The tribe for this month is the tribe of Gad. He was the 7th son of Jacob but Leah’s fifth son born through her handmaiden, Zilpah. When he was born, Leah cried out, Fortunate! in the Amplified. In some translations, NKJV, A coming troop.
Jacob’s blessing. Genesis 49:19. Gad will be attacked by a band of raiders, but he will attack them at their heels. This is a blessing from his father, Jacob, that he will be attacked but he will not bow down to them, but he will fight back. He’s a warrior.
Moses’ declaration. Deuteronomy 33:20-21. About Gad he said, Blessed is he who enlarges Gad’s domain. Gad lives there like a lion, tearing at arm or head. He chose the best land for himself. The leader’s portion was kept for him. When the heads of the people assembled, he carried out the Lord’s righteous will and his judgments concerning Israel.
At this time Gad among 1 1/2 other tribes chose land on the other side of the Jordan. So they got their blessing and they got their land first, but this was the deal. Before they could truly occupy their land they had to go with their brothers, the other tribes, to secure their lands. They had to go off to war. And they did. They went off to war.
They established their cities and fields first and then went to war along with the other tribes across the Jordan. Valiant men that are skilled in battle.
I Chronicles 5:18. The Reubenites, the Gadites and the half-tribe of Manasseh had 44,760 men ready for military service—able-bodied men who could handle shield and sword, who could use a bow, and who were trained for battle.
They are warriors. I would not want to cross them. They were described as being fierce as lions and swift as gazelles. I think those are good attributes for warriors. They have strength and are swift on their feet. The least of their warriors was said to be equal to 100 others and their greatest was equal to 1000. It took 100 to equal the weakest man, and it took 1000 to equal their greatest warrior. That’s a good ratio there.
Gad was given an inheritance next to Zebulun. Ezekiel 48:27. “Gad will have one portion; it will border the territory of Zebulun from east to west. Gad is stationed at the west gate of the New Jerusalem with Asher and Naphtali. This is the vision Ezekiel had about the New Jerusalem coming down. This is where Gad would be placed, on the west side.
Color and Stone. The color for this month is Grey and the stone is Jasper. The stone or gem, Jasper, is found a lot in the priests breastplate, and in the foundation around the throne, and in the foundation of the New Jerusalem.
The organ or body part for this month is the left hand. It’s a call to action. To fix what is broken. The Lord is going to reveal those places that are broken and he will give you the ability and the strategy to fix those.
I heard this song this week as I was preparing. It’s called Chambers. When I heard the lyrics and the video from the movie, One Night with the King, about Esther, it’s perfect for this intimate time, that the Lord is calling us into his chamber, into his tent that he’s placed in our field. And it’s reciprocal. He’s calling us, wooing us, with his love and his acceptance. He wants to be connected with us in a way we’ve never been connected before.
It’s also reciprocal. The person coming in is wanting that, desiring that. This is a moment of worship. Listen to the words and think about that intimacy that the Lord wants with you. Think about the intimacy you desire to have with him.
🎶Welcome into the chambers of the King. I come in ‘cause he’s in love with me. With my heart beating expectantly, I run into the arms of my King. And everything else in the world fades away as I stare into his face. And the look in his eyes melts my heart and leaves me speechless. He loves me. He cares for me. He loves me. He cares for me.
I was made to be his bride. I was created to wear the purest white. I was made for God’s eternal pleasure. I was created for intimacy with the Lord. He loves me.
You care for me, Jesus. And over and over again you say you love me. And over and over again you romance my heart with your never-ending melody, with your songs of love; you speak softly to me with your words of love. You sing over me Jesus.
Brad. It’s his love for us and the knowledge of his love for us, and his goodness and kindness that’s leading us to repentance. It’s the knowledge of his goodness and his love that’s drawing us into him. It’s leading us into this month of repentance, of true repentance.
So Father God, we receive you word. We receive everything you have said, that you’ve poured out. And Father, there are seeds planted in our hearts that will produce fruit, and fruit that stands, and fruit of abundance. And Father, we say, Here we are. We’re here. We’re in your dwelling place. Have your way. We have ears attentive to your voice to listen to what you’re saying, to your instruction and to your guidance and wisdom.
Lord, we receive your forgiveness as we repent. We repent as your people. As you go through and identify those areas that need repentance, that we need to turn from, we say we receive your forgiveness. We repent and receive your mercy and your forgiveness. This won’t be a repentance for a day, Lord. Just keep reminding us and showing us every little fox that would spoil the vine, every little thing that might creep in, Lord. Just keep reminding us and showing us what we need to turn from, so we might repent—that we might not have any obstruction coming into your tent to dwell with you. We love you. We love you. We love you. Love Love Love. In Jesus Name. Amen.
🎶Your heart won’t stop coming after me. I won’t be afraid just as long as you stand by me.
Kimble Love. Hallelujah. There is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother. And his name is Jesus. And he’ll always stand by you. He’ll always stand by me. His heart is ever turned unto us. It doesn’t matter where we are, what we’ve done, or what we’re going through. He is the Way-Maker, and he is standing there saying, Come on. It’s time. It’s time. It’s time. It’s Now Time. Come and receive the fullness of your Redeemer in Jesus name. His heart to us is love.
Lord, we just praise you today and we thank you. We celebrate this new month of Elul. Lord, we just open ourselves to you. Father, we seek that time to be in your presence, to tent with you, Lord God, to enter into your chambers, that you can minister to our needs as we minister unto you. We honor you today, Lord, with our presence and with our worship and with our words. We’re here to give you praise and glory and honor, in the precious name of Jesus. Amen. Amen.
Welcome to Miracle Global today, where Jesus is on the throne. He is moving mightily in our midst. I declare this morning that today is a good day. There were words released this morning, that things that have long been hidden to you are about to be revealed—not bad things. I’m talking about the goodness, the great things that God has in store for you that you know not of, is about to be revealed and manifested in your presence.
Holy Spirit told me during worship, That which is hidden is about to be revealed. That first thought is exposure. I repent. But he No! I’m talking about the good things of God that he has laid up for generations that are about to be revealed. Awesome. And the Holy Spirit said, Doesn’t that make you feel giddy? I’m giddy, y’all. Giddiness is an emotion of excitement, almost like a state of drunkenness.
I arranged a scuba dive years ago. If you went too deep you could experience this term they call the Rapture of the Deep. The nitrogen would build up in your system and push out the oxygen. It would cause confusion and a sense of euphoria where you were almost outside of yourself. That’s the way I felt during worship earlier. The euphoria, the rapture of the Holy Spirit just stirred within me letting me know that things that were unfathomable to my mind were about to be revealed. Things that Father had established before the foundations of the earth. Dwell upon those things. We’re in supernatural days of wonder and glory, and fulfillment of word and promise. Lord, we just thank you that you are a good, good Father. We’re here to celebrate you, to celebrate life and godliness through Jesus our Lord and our Savior.
So we are entering into worship today to lift up our praise, to thank you Lord, for your goodness, for the things that you’ve done and the things that you’re doing. And Father, for the things you are about to do. We say we are in receive mode. Do what only you can do in Jesus name. Amen and Amen.
🎶King of my heart. Oh He is my song. You are good, good. You’re never gonna let me down. You are good, good. When the night is holding onto me. God is holding on. You are good, good.
Anna. Over every circumstance. Over every situation. We welcome your goodness in this place this morning. We welcome the Life-giver.
You give life. You are love. Great are you Lord. You bring light to the darkness. You give hope. You restore every heart that is broken. It’s your breath in our lungs so we pour out our praise to you only. Great are you Lord. All the earth will shout your praise. Great are you Lord. Our hearts will cry. These bones will sing. It’s your breath in our lungs so we pour out our praise. Great are you Lord. Receive restoration.
Anna Love. So take a deep breath right here and right now. We breathe you in and breathe you out (8 times). Great are you Lord. Oh bring restoration right here right now. We receive restoration. In his greatness and mercy he’s bring restoration.
Just right here right now receive your restoration. Because in his greatness and his mercy he is bringing restoration to us this morning in every area of our life, no matter how small or how big, nothing is too hard for our God. So we receive your restoration, Lord, in this month and time of restoration.
We breathe him in and we breathe him out and He gives life for our lungs. Just receive that restoration. From your spirit, soul, and body receive restoration. It’s just like our blood seeking oxygen, he’s cleaning out as we breathe him in and breathe him out. He’s cleaning out. Because he’s going to have a pure and spotless bride. And in this season he is cleaning us out. Oh we receive restoration.
Betty Love. Let us return. Come and let us return to the Lord. He has torn us to pieces but he’ll heal us. On the second day he will revive us. On the third day he will restore us that we may live in his presence. Let us acknowledge the Lord. Let us press on to acknowledge him for surely he will come.
He’s in this place today. The tangible presence, the glory of the Lord, is here. We acknowledge you, Father, Jesus, Holy Spirit. We acknowledge our King is here. The Omnipotence, Omnipresence, and Omniscience of the Lord. Power of the Lord is here. The presence of the Lord is here.
🎶I can see the King. He has pitched a tent to be with me. The King is in the field. We acknowledge your presence God. We acknowledge our King is in the field. We will come running to our Beloved. We make an exchange. He’s making things right today. Our King is in the field. He’s restoring our lives today. You bring restoration to my soul. You bring restoration to my soul.
Kimble Love. Bless the Lord. We’ve been hearing the word Restoration, that God wants to restore. Sometimes we think, what’s there to be restored to? I feel like I’ve lived my life on top of the trash heap. But I saw something. Every spring after the winter, I always clean up my yard. I get rid of the debris and dead plant, etc. I discard them on the trash heap for the city to haul away.
When the debris had been hauled away and time had passed, I looked and there were new plants coming up from where the dead plants I had discarded on the trash heap had been. That’s the kind of restoration God is talking about. You’re not a piece of trash. And even though you’ve felt discarded at times, there is still life in you. The promises and the fullness of God is still there. And it lays dormant at times for a season.
But don’t ever give up hope. Don’t ever stop believing. Because God is going to take what looks dead and he’s going to bring new life from it if you let him. So come on. Get in the process, because you’re not alone. God is always watching over his word to perform it in your life. So don’t stop believing. If you stop believing you’re not going to be receiving. You are not discarded. But at times you’re hidden in the beloved. And you are just germinating so he can bring forth new growth, new life, new beginnings, and fresh fruit, and first fruits. It’s coming, church. We’re in it. We are in our season. So take hold of it by faith; believe it and you’ll receive it. Praise the Lord.
As we come to the Table of the Lord we bring our tithes, offerings, first fruits, our seed, our investments into the kingdom of God. That which the Lord has so graced us and blessed us with. We’re going to return a portion unto him for the work of the ministry. It’s a blessing to give unto the Lord. How many of you have reaped harvest in your life in the past? We always reap a harvest.
I believe any time we receive harvest, we receive fruitfulness, we receive bountifulness, it’s a blessing from the Lord and we receive it. But I believe, this is me, that the Lord holds back a portion of that blessing to your account. And when the fullness of time comes, those things that have been hidden are going to be revealed.
They are going to come forth and overflow, that good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and overflowing. That we are going to be so overwhelmed with the goodness, and the fullness, and the blessing of God, it’s going to be amazing.
So Lord, today we honor you with our wealth, with the fruit of our pastures. We sow into your kingdom, Father, to see your glory come upon the earth. I thank you that you’ve empowered us and equipped us to go forth and declare your kingdom by our lives, the words that we say and the lives that we live. So Father, we give today to honor you, to bless you and to bless your kingdom and to see the fullness of your glory come upon this earth.
As we come today we go to the table of the Lord and receive from the Lord his goodness and his mercy. We are going to take of the bread and drink of the cup which represents his body and his blood that was sacrificed for us.
On the night that Jesus was betrayed he met with his disciples and had the last supper. During the supper he took bread and he broke it and said, This bread represents my body which is broken for you. Whenever you eat of it, do this in remembrance of me. Then he took the cup, held it up and blessed it and said, This cup is the new covenant in my blood which will be for all who believe. Whenever you drink of it, do it in remembrance of me.
So today we’re going to come and eat of the bread which is his body, and drink of the cup which represents his blood, and we’re saying Yes and Thank You and Amen to the price that Jesus paid, the sacrifice that he made, to redeem us back into right relationship and standing with Father God.
So as we take that bread and take that juice into our bodies, we’re taking the very spiritual DNA of Jesus into us and saying Yes to the fullness of his purpose and our purpose in the earth as we embrace the New Covenant.
So Lord, we thank you for your broken body. We thank you for the blood that you shed. And we receive the fullness of our salvation, our deliverance, our healing and wholeness, our provision, all that we need for life and godliness on this earth, as we go forth celebrating your sacrifice and declaring that you are Lord. We bless you, Jesus. Amen and Amen.
🎶Where you go I’ll go. What you say I’ll say. What you pray I’ll pray, Jesus.
Anna. Transform my soul.
Lane. You’re here to restore us with your breath of life, with your Ruach. So breathe your Ruach breath of God into us, into me, oh Lord. You alone are worthy and you are always good.
Anna. So let heaven come and inhabit the people of God. Our King is coming this morning. He’s come and pitched his tent. Come to me. Walk into me. And I will give my Ruach breath of God to you. My very breath.
Betty Love. We need to step into Him right here. We have an invitation to draw near, to come boldly, to come in. We’re in a season Hebraically, prophetically, of Elul, the acronym for ‘I am my Beloveds and he is mine,’ right out of Song of Solomon. This is the time of year that the King is in the field. We’ve been singing it. He pitches a tent in the field; he comes to where you are in your place, in your space.
But we’ve come into the house of the Lord. This is his house. This is his city. We’re his city. We’re his tabernacle. He’s saying, Draw near. Draw near. Draw near. Fear not, little flock. Fear not. Draw near.
He’s calling you into a place of intimacy with him. We’re in a time and a season where the hand of the Lord is extended in mercy. We’re told to come boldly unto the throne of grace to receive mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment. Jesus has made a way for you and me where there is no way. He has made a way.
Lord, if you were to mark our transgressions, who could stand? We only enter in by the blood of the Lamb. Jesus has made a way for you. He’s made a way for me. He’s made a way for us to enter in through his broken body and his shed blood. Come in. Come in. Draw near to him.
He’s bringing resurrection power and life. We’re are singing Ruach. The Hebrew word for the Spirit of God. When it says, The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is upon me, the Spirit of God is Ruach. He is the Spirit of God.
Strong’s — Ruwach. The Ruwach Spirit of God. An inspiring, ecstatic, state of prophecy. Prophecy never had its origin in the will of men. When I say prophecy, I’m talking about speaking forth the heart, the mind, the counsel of God. They have been singing prophetically and praying prophetically. They didn’t decide to go into Ruwach breath of God. Holy Spirit brought them there.
The testimony of Jesus is the Spirit of Prophecy. And he’s got a prophetic book with your name written in it. And all the ordained days written about your life and my life are in that book. So the Ruwach, the Spirit of God is resting, moving among us in here today. It inspires the heart, the mind, the counsel of God. The speaking forth, the singing forth, the playing.
We want to welcome Ruwach as the inspiring ecstatic state of prophecy. Kimble had the word ‘giddy.’ Marion shared with me that over the birthing of her children there was this euphoric giddy something. You are about to give birth to what you’ve carried. For years and years and years, what has laid dormant, visions and dreams that are stored within you. And some of you are young. And there are visions and dreams stored within you.
So in this place, with the breath of God, we’re breathing him in; we’re breathing him out. As a born-again believer who as confessed Jesus Christ as Lord, the Spirit of God, Ruwach, is living on the inside of you and me. He’s the Spirit of God and he impels the prophet to utter instruction or give warning. The Holy Spirit, the Spirit of God, Ruwach is impelling the prophet to utter instruction. He inspires and he impels.
Ruwach—imparting a warlike energy and executive and administrative power. It’s Strong’s definition. You can mark this down. This is Bible. He imparts to you warlike energy, administrative and executive. We are standing in a place right now where it’s a time to fix what is broken. You’re going to have an opportunity to step in.
This is the month of repentance. The month of return. The month of repair. God is going to show you and me the things in our lives—some things are fixable and some things are not. It’s time to get rid of it. It’s like cutting the dead wood out. Get rid of the excess baggage.
So he’s going to show you and me what’s fixable, and he’s going to cause you and me to fix what’s been broken. What needs to be repaired. What needs to be restored in your life. But when God comes in to bring restoration, he doesn’t just make it as good as it was; he makes it better. It’s original intent. Hey, let me take you back to the original plan. Let’s get a reset and a revision; but more than that, let me bring Ruwach into you.
Let me give you some warlike energy that you didn’t have before. Where the things of this world and even the kingdom of darkness are just not going to keep hitting you. There’s a time where you get hit and you get hit and you get hit, and sometimes there are people when they get hit enough, they’ve had enough.
There’s a warlike energy rising up out of your spirit man, fueled by Holy Spirit, Ruwach, that will cause you to war in this season. And it won’t just be swatting it. It will be a sound, a song, a declaration that will come out of your mouth that will fell the enemy. How about some warlike energy, executive and administrative power? This is a time to put things in order. Things that have not been in order. I’m talking about arranging things in order. We’re talking administration.
Ruwach, as in endowing men with various gifts. He’s endowed you. You’ve got an endowment given by the Ruwach, Holy Spirit. I think in this case when we start talking about him, he’s going to hear and understand what I’m saying about him, because I would never want to grieve or disrespect Holy Spirit; but when you say that Hebrew word for him, Ruwach, enough said. He’s coming for it today, for who he is on the inside of you and me, today.
Ruwach, as an energy of life. Paul said, I pray that you would be strengthened in your inner man by the power of Holy Spirit. That word strengthen is the Greek word for energy, energize. We’ve had so much New Age spew in the Western world that people don’t even want to touch the real. But I’m telling you there’s some energy and it’s not from some kind of weird, wopped-out chakra or something. It’s from the Spirit of the living God, and he will energize you from the inside out.
And where you’ve been weak he’ll make you strong. No more running on empty. No more feeling like you’ve got lead in your legs or you’re dull. I believe today the Lord wants to take that dullness away because you’ve been waiting and waiting and you’ve been seeding through seasons, and you’ve been working and you’ve been doing this and that. Where’s the meat? And where’s the fruit? He’s taking off the dullness.
The sixth thing is the Shekinah. I believe he wants to breathe. He is manifesting himself in this place today. Shekinah glory come. This is a month to reconnect. If you have relationships that need to be restored, first is the father/son relationship with our Abba. If you don’t know Father God, he’s a good good Father. He’s not a bad dad. He’s not a hard taskmaster. He’s a good Father. He wants to restore the relationships between parents and children in this season. It’s a spiritual restoration but it’s also a physical restoration.
When we were here last year at this time, Brenda Eason was here that morning, and before the day was out she had a restoration. It had been over a year that she had not been in relationship with one of her children. She got a phone call that day and was able to meet with her daughter-in-law and grandchildren. She’d not seen them for over a year. A quick return. You know why? Because she heard what the Lord was saying, where we were in this season, and took hold of it. And God did it. It’s a quick return.
So this a month to repair what needs to be repaired and reconnect where you need to be reconnected. And be willing to be connected where God wants you to be.
It’s also a time for husband/wife relationships to be restored. First, with us as the Bride and Bridegroom. We are the Bride of Christ. My Beloved is mine and I am his. The Lord wants to do something in marriages that we’ve only dreamed about.
It doesn’t matter if you’ve been married 39 years, or 49 years. God can make it new like it just happened. Where you were giddy when you knew they were on the way to pick you up. When I could hear that Toyota Land Cruiser three blocks away, there was this excitement that stirred in my heart. I was always glad to see him and I’m still glad to see him. So it’s restoration in marriages and families.
And it’s also restoration of father/son and King/servant. King and servant. King and subject. Jesus is not coming to get onto us as our King. He’s coming into the field. I know Beau is a farmer and he could walk out into the field and look at what was going on and where they were working; and if there was an issue, him being a farmer for so many years, he could probably figure out the issue and have a solution to the problem.
That’s what Jesus is doing. He is going to come into your space with a solution. And you don’t have to get all dressed up to go see the King in the palace because he’s coming to you where you live.
It’s also a month to run into the refuge of the Lord. I didn’t know all this month entailed, but this week we were seeing, The name of the Lord is a strong tower. The righteous will run into it and they are safe. This is a time to run into the refuge of the Lord. He is our refuge. It’s a Psalm 91 season, to rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
It’s a month to recover. Recover—spirit, soul, and body. Recover in relationships. Recover what’s been lost.
It’s a month to reserve room. Brad had an excellent teaching this morning. It’s a time to give the Lord room. Even if it’s the size of the eye of a needle. It’s time to carve out space. Brad said he didn’t know what was coming. But last Sunday the Lord spoke to him to give him one hour in the evening from 7:30 to 8:30.
He shared this morning that he could have gone anywhere, has wonderful porches and places, but his Dad built his Mom a potting shed. So the Lord directed him to the potting shed to meet with him during this season to give him that time.
I had a lot of revelation when he said the potting shed because I believe the Father and Jesus are going to come into the potting shed with you and I think they’re going to work the soil of your heart, and I think there are things that are going to be planted in you, Brad Roney, that you’ve only dreamed about. I believe it’s a harvest time. I believe it’s a pruning time, but it’s not going to be ouch ouch ouch. What would try to drag you down—I hear the Lord saying he’s getting rid of the ‘drag’ in your life.
He’s getting rid of the drag in our lives. Whatever had dragged us down. Whatever has held onto us where we couldn’t just keep doing it or bounce back like we needed to. Get ready for your bounce. Get ready to bounce back. And not into the same ole same ole. But into the fresh and the new.
This is a month to rest and receive nurturing. It’s a month to respond. And it’s a month of rewards. The Lord wants to change our mind. What is repentance? It is a change of mind that leads to a change of heart that leads to a change in actions. The change involves both a turning from sin and a turning to God. So it is a time to come out and be free.
The Lord showed me ungodly cycles in our lives. Here we go round in circles. But I saw it as a roundabout. There are many exits and directions you can go; it’s an open space and you can get off. The Lord is showing us that in these ungodly cycles he’s made a way for us to come out of it. If you miss your first exit, you’ve got another exit. If you miss that exit, you’ve got this exit. If you want to come all the way around and come out again you can, but he’s saying, How about the first go round? First exit? So it’s a month to respond.
And it’s a month of rewards. Come let us return to the Lord. Come let us return to the Lord. Come let us return to the Lord. So Holy Spirit, resurrection power and life, is going to inspire the prophetic gifting that is within you and me. He’s going to impel that prophetic utterance to begin to rise up in you. And through the prophets he’s bringing instruction. He’s bringing warning.
Through the sons of God he’s going to bring strength and encouragement and comfort. He’s going to bring a now word to you in this season. He’s going to impart warlike energy, executive and administrative power. He’s going to endow you. He’s already endowed you with gifts. He’s going to cause there to be functionality in your spirit. What has been lying dormant—that’s the word Nita brought. What has been lying dormant in you is going to come alive in this season. He is going to energize and his Shekinah is going to rest upon us.
I am my Beloveds and my Beloved is mine. The King is in the field. The month of repentance, mercy and forgiveness. Grace is coming to you and me this season to forgive. If someone has sinned against you, trespassed against you, wounded you, hurt you, whatever has happened, grace is here to forgive and release it so it not longer has a hold on you. It’s time to cut the cord on the past and move forward. We’re getting ready to move into a brand new year and season.
So the Lord says, I’ve extended my hand in mercy. I’ve poured out my goodness. The Word of God says that godly sorrow leads to repentance and leaves no regret. But worldly sorrow leads to death. I don’t want worldly sorrow. Worldly sorrow is, I’m sorry I got caught with my hand in the cookie jar. Godly sorrow is, My heart is broken over the thing that I did. And I’m willing to own it before the Lord and admit it and repent of it.
True repentance is literally turning from it and going a different direction. You can’t have true repentance and not turn to God. That’s just a foundational principle. This is an opportunity for you and me, me first, to bear fruit in keeping with repentance.
This is the month of rest. Forget about the battle you’re in and come into that place with the Lord and cast your cares on him. What have you been worrying about? What has felt like a tremendous load? Is there something going on in your life physically? Mentally? Is there a financial burden? Is there a family issue?
Whatever it is, the Lord is wanting you to come unto him and give him that thing. And then when you give it to him don’t take it back. That’s the thing. We can lay it at his feet in the morning and by the evening we’ve taken it back again. The Lord is saying No! It’s time for you to let go and let Me. If you will let go and let Me, I will do it.
So he who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust. I want a Psalm 91. We’re coming into a new place in him.
On the first day of Elul throughout the Hebraic month for these next 30 days until Rosh Hashanah, every morning in Israel they are blowing the shofars. The word is Teshuvah. It is return. Return is in the air. We sing, I can feel it coming in the air tonight. Literally, it is in the air—the drawing of the Lord—of bringing prodigals home. Prodigal places in our hearts.
He is drawing us. What is he drawing with? His cords of love. His goodness. It is the goodness of God, the lovingkindness of the Lord, that’s going to bring people to repentance. So this is a time of favor. This is a time of his goodness. He’s not going to show you an issue and not give you a solution.
Brad shared that in this sixth month the angel Gabriel came to Mary and gave her the promise that she was going to conceive a son. And her response was, Be it unto me according to your word. And the angel said, For no word of God is without power. Luke 1:37. The words that God has spoken over you are coming alive. They won’t be dormant anymore. And you are going to conceive the new. It’s birthing and conceiving. It’s an overshadowing time of the Spirit.
So this is the invitation. Ruwach, Holy Spirit, is going to pitch a canopy over us. He is going to overshadow us in this place this morning. And he is going to do in you and me what we’ve not been able to do in our own strength. He is going to reconnect you with the heart of the Father and the heart of the King, the heart of God, in any place where you have not understood, or you have been disconnected, or you have had fear, or you have had misunderstanding. He is going to bring you into alignment with the Father and Jesus.
So let’s just worship. Father, I thank you right now as the word has gone forth, as the worship has gone forth, what you want to do in here, Holy Spirit, Ruwach, we welcome you.
I wanted to find the clip from the Hebrides Revival where Duncan Campbell is sharing about when the revival came to Scotland and how it was 3 o’clock in the morning, and the presence of God so overshadowed and inundated the island, that people began to awaken in the night and come out in the streets and began to run to the house of God to get saved.
There was a manifestation of awakening where the Spirit of the Lord covered an entire island. That’s what’s coming to America. That’s what’s coming to the people of God. Revival. Awakening. Transformation and Reformation.
Marion Neill. The reason the King is in the field is because it’s time for the harvest. What I’m seeing and what I feel is to release harvest to each of us. There’s a portion that’s been appointed to each of us. The Bible says, He who wins souls is wise. So I decree and declare that over each of our lives this month, for the next 30 days, you have an opportunity not only to witness to someone who is lost, but that person is ready. Whoever that is, the Lord has already prepared their heart.
I thank you Lord, for opportunities. I thank you for this window of time. It’s a window of time. It’s a window and it’s open. It’s open to each of us. Thank you for the souls that you’re bringing into your kingdom.
About a month ago I was at the City Hall where we pray each week, and all of a sudden the door opened and they brought in four young men who were in lockup. They said, These men need Jesus. So I had the privilege of leading each one of those four men to the Lord. I’m telling you now, it’s real. What God is doing is real. You start expecting it. You start expecting an opportunity and see the harvest wherever you are. Father, we receive it in Jesus name.
Betty. We receive it Lord. Harvest. It’s your harvest.
🎶We receive your harvest. It’s his Ruwach breath of God he’s releasing.
Anna. I feel his breath blowing, stirring up a change. I can feel the winds stirring, turning around today. It’s your Ruwach of God. Return return return.
Betty. Over our lives. Over our families. Over our marriages. Ruwach breath of God. Over our cities. Over the mountain of education. Over the government. Over the arts and entertainment. Over the church. Over business. Over the land. Over the seed. Over the gates. Over the cities. Over this nation. It’s your Ruwach breath of God.
🎶Here we are standing in your presence. Shekinah glory come down. It’s your Ruwach breath of God. We receive Life, new life, the very breath of life. It’s your Ruwach, breath of God.
Betty. Every heart, every son of God.
🎶It’s in the field. I will draw near to you. Fix my eyes on you Lord. Fix my heart. All my love is for you. All my love is yours. I am yours. Draw near to me. I have drawn near to you. Pull on the strings of my heart. I belong to you. I long to respond to you.
Betty. Father, I thank you that you are doing it in every heart right now. I decree and declare the psalm for this entire month is Psalm 27. The Passion Translation.
The Lord is my revelation-light to guide me along the way. He’s the source of my salvation to defend me every day.
Our response to this is that this is a now word. So when we say, He is the source of my salvation to defend me every day. He is your defender.
I fear no one. I’ll never turn back and run from you, Lord; surround and protect me. When evil ones come to destroy me, they will be the ones who turn back. My heart will not be afraid even if an army rises to attack me. I know that you are there for me, so I will not be shaken.
Here’s the one thing I crave from God, the one thing I seek above all else: I want the privilege of living with him every moment in his house, finding the sweet loveliness of his face, filled with awe, delighting in his glory and grace. I want to live my life so close to him that he takes pleasure in my every prayer.
:5 In his shelter in the day of trouble, that’s where you’ll find me, for he hides me there in his holiness. He has smuggled me into his secret place, where I’m kept safe and secure—out of reach from all my enemies.
Triumphant now, I’ll bring him my offerings and praise, singing and shouting with ecstatic joy! Yes, listen and you can hear the fanfare of my shouts of praise to the Lord! God, hear my cry. Show me your grace. Show me mercy, and send the help I need!
:8 Lord, when you said to me, “Seek my face,” my inner being responded, “I’m seeking your face with all my heart.” So don’t hide yourself, Lord, when I come to find you. You’re the God of my salvation; how can you reject your servant in anger? You’ve been my only hope, so don’t forsake me now when I need you!
He says, I’ll never leave you nor forsake you. Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever.
:10 My father and mother abandoned me. I’m like an orphan! But you took me in and made me yours. Now teach me all about your ways and tell me what to do.
That’s where we are. He is coming into your space, your place, your sphere, into your field, to tell you, teach you, and show you what to do. Some people are auditory learners. They can hear and they have it. Other people need someone to come and show them how to do it. You’re going to get audio and video. This is about hands-on, let me come into your space and give you the revelation you need to bring a revolution, a complete change.
So, now teach me all about your ways and tell me what to do.
Make it clear for me to understand, for I am surrounded by waiting enemies.
Isn’t that so? I’m talking about a spiritual war. The enemy would love for us to trip up. But God.
Don’t let them defeat me, Lord. You can’t let me fall into their clutches! They keep accusing me of things I’ve never done while they plot evil against me.
:13 Yet I totally trust you to rescue me one more time, so that I can see once again how good you are while I’m still alive! Here’s what I’ve learned through it all: Don’t give up; don’t be impatient; be entwined as one with the Lord. Be brave and courageous, and never lose hope. Yes, keep on waiting—for he will never disappoint you!
NIV :14 I remain confident of this. I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord. Be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.
One translation says, I would have despaired if I had not believed to see. This is a time. Not only are you going to believe it, but you’re going to see it. I believe to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. And because of that, I’m waiting on it in expectation, knowing that he’s coming. On-time delivery.
So Father, right now in the name of Jesus, we thank you for the very first prayer that was prayed in here this morning by the prayer team to the first note and sound and song that was released, to the word Brad brought and every part and piece, what Nita brought, what Kimble brought, what each one has released in the house this morning.
We give ourselves unto you as an offering. And we thank you that you have come with your breath, with your Ruwach. You have come to pitch a tent with us. And you have invited us in. We are your tent. We are your Beloved. So the Lord is my light and my salvation. Of whom shall I fear? We believe to see your goodness Lord in the land of the living in Jesus name. Amen and Amen. Praise God.