April 22 .2022
Let’s be honest – the enemy loves it when the saints of God lose the plot with a loss of love in their hearts for God. This is his greatest strategy to derail you. Beloved, it’s all downhill after that! Now is a good time to stay with our eyes fixed on the prize -whose name is Jesus! He is our reward. The winds of change are upon us, and we need to check our foundations, windows and doors are secure and ready for the current conditions, and the storms that are yet to come!
Here are ten ways to stay burning hot for God:
1.Relaying Covenantal Foundations with Jesus
It’s a season of trusting the Lord with all that is within us. Everything has been shaken or is going to being shaken, so it’s time to look at the need for solid foundations and submitting to the Lordship of Christ. Many are having to relay their first love foundations as they did not build the deeper more solid foundations in the last seasons that are holding them up in this season.
Our foundations are built on the truth of the Word of God and our covenantal love with Him through intimate connection to the Holy Spirit. Hot fiery love looks like enduring through the fires of radical social shifts and changes.
If we burn for Him, we won’t burn out.
All our offences must be dealt with. True spiritual foundations are based on a radical love that will obey God, regardless of the season. Ask God to help you and decide that nothing can be allowed to rob your passion and your fire for God. It’s time for a new first love anointing.
2.Overcoming in Love tests and Spiritual Battles
The fruit inspector is the Holy Spirit – He comes to check the fruit. In John 15 he describes Himself as the Vinedresser. He comes to inspect our fruit and to see the quality of the fruit. Each of the fruits require inspection: our love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, perseverance, and self-control.
There are two key areas that are inspected: one is our love tests with the people in our lives who drive us crazy! The second area is the battle with the demonic spirit that is attacking you the most. Many mix these two up, but they are two separate battles!
Because the battle intensified during the Covid season, we must be so much more aware to stay out of offence. Offence is first a choice in the mind, then it can become your personality and lastly it attracts a demonic spirit.
It is rampant in this season and will destroy your first love anointing. Listen “an offendable Bride” are two words that never go together! Remember: it is so hard to stay offended when we choose humility. Ask the Holy Spirit: “What areas of offence am I still carrying?” Sign me up Lord for a radical covenantal love that is completely non-offendable!
3.Going Through the Gates and Thresholds God has for you in this Season
Isaiah 62: 10
Pass through, pass through the gates!
Prepare the way for the people.
Build-up, build up the highway!
Remove the stones.
Raise a banner for the nations
The gates speak of our heart and or spiritual thresholds that we pass through to mature.
As you are passing through a threshold or gate, all hell might come at you. There are many spirits of false accusation that are at work to destroy God’s children.
It’s vital we do not get our eyes off the prophetic promises of God, regardless of the circumstances!
Beloved, it’s time to pass through the gates and stay on course. Don’t get distracted or defeated but stay with the upgrades He has for you. A good question is always asking the Lord: “Am I maturing through overcoming in this season?”
4.Invest into the prayer movement – The House of Prayer
My house shall be a House of Prayer
In the past Covid season there has been such a call to start or continue the great work of the House of Prayer. Ultimately, 24/7 prayer is the only way the Bride is going to prepare for what is coming. Further to that, holy midwives who are birthing this new move of God are on fire as they travail and birth His promises for the Body of Christ. Being with them can change you for ever – impartation from heaven is caught not taught.
I feel the Lord shouting this one.
You cannot afford to not be committed to weekly prayer meetings anymore. Get with the prayer warriors. Further to that no believer can truly be on fire without being attached, grafted in and submitted to local church. This is a biblical mandate and not one we can ignore.
Radical prayer and worship is the oil that will sustain this hour. First love is cultivated in the hot soil of the prophetic community and in the fire of sustained prayer and worship! Ask God: “How can I partner with the prayer movement world-wide and the local church?”
5.Receive Fresh Intel from Heaven – Not from the World
There is a divine intelligence in this hour to be downloaded from heaven. Be careful what you are listening to, as information is a key factor in staying on course. We must keep our eyes on the Lord and stay focussed on hearing His voice without the bias of news, ideas and or opinions of others. You need the heavenly news. Remember Isaiah 55- “My ways are not your ways. My thoughts are not your thoughts”.
Listen -even other peoples’ prophetic is not going to sustain you in the hour of fire. You must get your own oil in the prayer furnace alone with Jesus. As you do you will fulfill one of the greatest verses in the Bible… Jeremiah 33:3- “Call to me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things which you do not know!” Ask the Lord: “Am I hearing all that you have to say to ME in this hour?”
6.Overcome the Spirit of Fear and The Spirit of Intimidation manifesting as either Conspiracies, Accusations or Lies
In righteousness you will be established: tyranny will be far from you.
you will have nothing to fear. Isaiah 54:14
There are many lying spirits and confusing narratives at play. Recognise the fruits. There is a unique mental health assignment right now for those who drink the cool aid of conspiracies, accusations and lies. Some of them may have a teeny-weeny bit of truth. Even still, don’t focus on them – look past them to the greater battle.
Turn your eyes on Jesus not the fear. Ask the Father to show you where fear is hiding in your life. Intimidation is shouting taunts and threats, but we must ignore that. “Lord teach me to keep the door shut to these spirits. Rise up and stay firm in the Holy Spirit.” The fruit is always courage and peace, and an increase of His incredible presence.
7.Sit under the Spirit of Wisdom and Of Revelation
For those who are hungry there is much bread. So many times, in 2021, I awoke to the smell of fresh bread and no we do not live near a bakery. I believe there is so much fresh revelation that is truly satisfying to the lover of God. Don’t be distracted. A big one right now for most people is learning when to be silent and when to speak. Don’t mix that one up.
Let your eyes be filled with a fresh understanding that the Lord of the Harvest has a fresh revelation for you in this hour. Eat the bread of revelation beloved. Get it for yourself not from a book or website. Press in for the fresh bread of heaven.
Let’s pray from Ephesians over each other: “That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of His calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints!”
8.Get Healed from past Wounds, Traumas, Shocks and Betrayals
God is highlighting in our lives, all kinds of things so we can fly higher. Soul ties, co-dependency and trauma in particular are being targeted by God so that we can get free!
Remember the verse in Mark 7.23 “out of the heart comes defilement”. It’s not the world only that defiles us, it is our own unclean areas that can defile.
Therefore, we have a Godly responsibility to clean it all up. Ask God: “What areas of defilement are you highlighting for me to repent of, turn from and get cleansed from in this season.”
9.Pick up your Assignments
There are new prayer assignments in this season – new ministry assignments too but of course the main ministry focus is to help your family/neighbour get on fire for God and do all that He tells you to. “Father, what assignments do I need to complete in this season?”
10. Prepare Yourself for the Greatest of Days Ahead
Matthew 24 – “You will hear of wars nearby and revolutions on every side, with more rumours of wars to come. Don’t panic or give in to your fears, for the breaking apart of the world’s systems is destined to happen. But it won’t yet be the end; it will still be unfolding.”
Beloved it’s a season to sign on for not only a lifestyle of surrender, but a true Biblical understanding of sustainable revival as the glory increases for you personally! This must be our goal.
JOHN 17 GLORY IS COMING AND WILL INCREASE AS THE BRIDE SAYS YES TO THE BRIDEGROOM
Finally. If you are a frontline worker for the Kingdom of God, you must remember that in this season of extreme sowing there WILL BE A REWARD!
The Harvest is Coming, and your labour is not in vain. Get ready!
April 22 .2022