I am so excited to see what God is about to do. To be honest we as a nation shouldn’t be surprised that God would discipline us but instead of his anger I believe we are going into a time that His goodness we be poured out.
I hear God declaring Zechariah 8:15
While there are such darkness on the earth what a perfect time for the light to be seen on us.
Isaiah 60:1-3 “Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, And deep darkness the people; But the Lord will arise over you, And His glory will be seen upon you. The Gentiles shall come to your light, And kings to the brightness of your rising.”
Are we ready to carry this anointing?
As I was sitting here in my office the thought came to my mind that I should ask the Lord to help me to see what I was to see and do today. Then I realized I use to get up everyday and after acknowledging him I would ask him to help me to see what He was doing and what He wanted me to see and thus do today.
I immediately thought why did I stop asking Him that? I recall that I just didn’t stop but over a period of time I would skip one day, then another day and within a short period of time I stopped all together. I also have to admit my seeing and doing has diminished because of it.
I asked the Lord what happened. One word came into my my and that word was erosion. I then saw in the spirit homes in Plymouth, Mass and homes on the coast line on Cape Cod. As I was watching this vision i saw the water from the ocean slamming against the land these homes were built on. Then over a long period of time these homes fell into the ocean. That is a true story they did and other homes were being threatened today.
How can this happen? Simple answer slow erosion. Are you beginning to see a parallel here? You might be wondering why the home owners didn’t do something about the erosion? Hmmm… That a good question. For those home owners but also us.
Many of the home owners were hoping it wouldn’t get that bad. That everything was going to be fine. Some home owners really didn’t pay attention to the erosion taking place. Are we relating? Other owners were overwhelmed and didn’t know what to do. While others saw what was going on and they researched (studied) and found out exactly what to do but more often then not they didn’t do anything. The biggest reason was they couldn’t afford to do what was necessary. Anything resonating? They also saw that it would be a process to repair and restore their footings and foundations. Is our phone ringing?
Then as the vision was concluding a scripture came to my mind. It was:
Ok we all have enough biblical knowledge to be aware of Satan’s devices/tactics. So what happened? Answer is - the concept of spiritual erosion. So now what? I just got another picture in my mind. It’s a picture of a tool shed and inside the tool shad there was a multiplicity of tools that were neatly that were all hung up on the wall or neatly placed against the wall. Most of the tools have rusted from lack of use. Then I hear run to your tool shed and grab some tools and go to work. Then I saw two angels go into the tool shed and grab some other tools to help us. They were working right beside us.
Now what? Let’s run to the tool shed and stop the erosion.
Tonight at mid week service Lisa (Ps Tom’s wife) spoke on choices and as part of her presentation she spoke on Elijah from I Kings. After the service I took a moment and continued to read in 1 Kings 18. Lisa had used part of the story when Elijah told King Ahab that he heard the” sound of abundance of rain.”
If you remember it hadn’t rained in 3.5 years and Elijah had to have heard in the Spirit and by faith told the king it was going to rain. Big step of faith. The example of hearing something in the Spirit before we see any visual evidence of that prophetic word.
Ahab leaves for Jerusalem and Elijah goes to prayer. As he begins to pray he sends his servant to see if there was any evidence that rain clouds had appeared. Remember he had already told the king it was going to rain before there was any evidence of that reality. If we wait for evidence it will hinder walking in faith.
So he prays and he sends his servant to see if there was any evidence of rain. His servant came back and said, “I didn’t see a thing.: Elijah’s response was “go again” and I hear the Holy Spirit speaking to us don’t quit, keep pursing . When you have heard God then It’s time to pursue what you have heard. Yes, it often takes persistence and endurance. Here is the verse.
I really feels many of you need to hear this word. When you get discouraged “GO AGAIN.” Oh, Elijah pursued and persisted because he prayed.
As I have said several times I just love Sunday mornings (in church) for multiple reasons. One of the reasons is during worship the Holy Spirit enjoys talking to us. Yesterday I was delighted when the Holy Spirit added to what I spoke oblast Wednesday night. It is posted here in Facebook if you’re interested in knowing what was said.
One of the key points from last week was found in Mark 16:20:
How awesome is it that the Lord continues to work with us as we share the things of the Kingdom of God.
Then Sunday in church I heard and read Revelation 1:18, (notice what it says). Jesus says he holds the keys to death and hell.
He said he WILL GIVE (not earned) US THE KEYS TO THE KINGDOM…
This past Sunday Jesus was walking through the room unlocking the locks on chains that were keeping people bound in chains. Jesus had a very large key ring but only one key was on it. I wondered about that then I heard, “that that one key will open every lock.
After Jesus unlocked the chains he handed the chains to each person. Then he went and got a trash barrel and went and stood before each person. Everyone had choice to through the chains into the trash barrel or they could keep their chains. I then saw in the spirit that many people kept their chains
Musing: You and your potential
I’m sorry but I can’t get this thought out of my mind. A day hasn’t gone by in weeks that I don’t think about YOUR potential. Admittedly for years I was wrapped up in being concerned about my potential. What a waste of time.
But each time I think about people my heart is filled with this burning desire that cry’s out “Oh Father, show them, show them how you see them. I keep imaging if everyone truly captured WHO THEY ARE AND STOP FOCUSING WHO THEY ARE NOT…
A few weeks ago I used the following verse to challenge the people in attendance and those who would watch on our streaming it says:
While the verse is directly speaking about sound biblical doctrine I also see it another way. I see it asking who hindered you from obeying the truth - what is the truth? The truth is who you were created to be. The truth about all the gifts that are hidden inside of you.
Perhaps we can ask the Holy Spirit to reveal to us what does hinder us and then how we can unearth the gold inside to each of you.l
You were created to carry the Glory of God;
The hour is upon us! Our Father is overwhelmed with joy to reveal to you the awesome “truth” of who you are.
Ever find yourself frustrated that a word you received just never came to pass? Have you asked yourself what might be the reason or reasons that it didn’t. Here are some thoughts I believe will be helpful for your tomorrow.
Matthew 13 tells us that the word of God are like seeds. Words we get are also like seeds. So when you get a seed what do you have to do? You have to plant it. Many people get words put they never do anything with it. A seed not planted bears no fruit.
How do you plant a word? First you have to plant it by saying Lord I believe this word. Then you have to cultivate the word by praying about it and pondering what it says. If you read Matthew 13 you’ll discover the seed can fall in stony places (our heart can become stoney) and it won’t grow. We can allow trials to kill our seed as will becoming entangled about the cares of the world. Every seed need to be cultivated, watered and weeded.
Recently I planted some grass seed. I had to water it every day and even watering most of the seed never germinated because it was too hot. Yesterday I bought some top soil and burlap to cover the new soil and new grass seed I put down. I had to cultivate the seed just as we need to cultivate the word/seed we are given. If we leave the seed alone the seed simply dies.
Are you tired of having your seed die? We must cultivate, water and protect our seed from the elements of life. Matthew 13 also tells us that our seed doesn’t grow because it is choked off by the things of the world. Life itself can kill your seed unless we otherwise preserve the seed.
Matthew 13:18-23 “Therefore hear the parable of the sower: 19 When anyone hears the word of the kingdom, and does not understand it, then the wicked one comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart. This is he who received seed by the wayside. 20 But he who received the seed on stony places, this is he who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy; 21 yet he has no root in himself, but endures only for a while. For when tribulation or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he stumbles. 22 Now he who received seed among the thorns is he who hears the word, and the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful.
Seeds germinate at different rates so the need to continue to nurture the seed by praying about it, doing our best to water, weed and protect from the elements of life.
If you receive a prophetic word as well these concepts apply with adding just one more thought. You must use the word like a sword in battle.
1 Timothy 1:18 “This charge I commit to you, son Timothy, according to the prophecies previously made concerning you, that by them you may wage the good warfare”
You have to fight the enemy of your soul, fight your emotions and fight the negative thoughts we all get.
An example of a seed is I wrote the other day that understanding is on the way. I am cultivating that word.
I say this a lot if you don’t believe it who will. Oh some seeds that look like they have died are just in a dormant state.
Cultivate your seed…
If you get a chance I would encourage you to take in our Sunday morning worship service 8/2/20 (solomonsprochonline.com)
We are so blessed that each time that we meet The Holy Spirit is present. Each week we are greeted by the Holy Spirit and he Loves us and He is always making adjustments to our lives, always encouraging, always surrounding us with His affection.
Yesterday, was one of those mornings when everyone knew God “was in the House.” There was a moment in the service when Rece (part of our worship team) sang a brief prophetic song which simply quoted part of Psalm 30:5 which says:
When I heard that I heard God wanting me to declare - THIS IS OUR MORNING.”
Wherever you are hear this there has been a declaration in heaven - THIS IS YOUR MORNING…
Perhaps one of the most frustrating things I have dealt with in my walk with God is His time table. I have often said to myself that his watch is broken. It is obvious that I usually have a preconceived idea of when God needs to things. I have my time line and He has His.
There are multiple reasons for that but I would like to talk about one. Plain and simple we are not ready. As much as I have tried on multiple occasions to convince God that my tame frame is good. It just doesn’t work. During this week I have had a number of people’s names and faces appear before me. They are bewildered why God hasn’t answered them. Perhaps He has but they don’t like the answer or they just haven’t been willing to see the answer or for now He has chosen not to answer.
I have often remarked that we have the wheel within the wheel mentioned in Ezekiel.
Often God is working something else in us than what we can see or perceive at the time. You know the verse:
To be honest that through the years I have had this verse quoted to me for my benefit. Usually not happy to hear their input.
Back to the idea we are not ready. The following verses in Exodus really illustrates the concept that we are not ready. The story is Israel has just left Egypt and their thinking okay in a week we’ll be in the promise land.
Wait a minute there was a short cut but God said you know if I allow you to go the short route you we face some things that you're not ready to face. In our Father’s infinite wisdom He sees what lies ahead and He loves us so much that he what’s to give us every chance to be successful.
If the door or doors are not open rejoice Our Father is setting us up to SUCCEED…
The nursery rhyme that has a deeper meaning for me. Here is what it says,
“Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall;
All the King's horses
And all the King's men,
Couldn't put Humpty together again.”
There are times in all of our lives when we all are so broken that we are unsure if we will be whole again. When those times of great brokenness crashes into our lives we somehow look to what we can do or what others could do. We look to friends, family, money, different circumstances - we’re desperate! We look every where to repair our brokenness. The more we look to our own resources the pit we are in seems to get deeper.
In this state of brokenness we can easily not run to the only one who can put us back together again. We can find ourselves disappointed in God, hurt that he didn’t prevent it. Even when we pray there seems to be no answer, no comfort.
It’s great to have people love and support us but in these times our only real answer and hope is the God that is ever so near.
This state of brokenness opens a door for us to discover that we can actually have the presence of God in our lives continually. Let’s read how Isaiah puts it.
The idea is to have a spirit of brokenness that has created a spirit of humility. It is here where God choses to dwell.
Everyone has a Humpty Dumpty moment…
Over the last week or so I’ve been asking the Lord what he wants me to do going forward? The answer is always the same talk about his power and demonstrate his power.
In talking about his power I am reaching out to everyone who has been with me in a meeting where the power of God was being manifest. I know each time I talk about the things I saw God do I am filled with faith.
I believe we are to write a book called “He Was Among Us!” I said we because I am asking all of you to co-write this book with me. Can you imagine the impact we could have by writing what you have seen God do in a meeting with me or even in a private meeting.
I would be “over the moon” if you would take the time to write as much as you want. I only ask that you give me permission to use what you wrote. I am seeing so many faces…
Please write and together we can glorify God.
Pastor Brian R. Weeks began ministering in 1972 and has served as a pastor to both youth and young adults. He also served as an associate pastor for eleven years, and then for 25 years as a senior pastor, apostolic missionary, and church planter. In March of 2017 he released his church Solomon’s Porch, but in order to remain part of the local church, continues to serve among its several pastors.