Media Dept Fast: Day 1 – Meeting the Lord

The last 5 days have been powerful. Wednesday night I wrestled some things out with the Lord related to deep places in my soul. I decided some time ago to believe that He actually is good and true, so if things are not working out in my life related to Him, it can not be His fault.  The wrestling that night was rather messy and loud, but when I decide to cave, then He always wins and I am always thankful when He wins.

The next morning one of the apprentices came into the office, desperately emotional. We talked for sometime and she literally began to repeat to me the wrestling that I’d had with the Lord the night before, and I was able to speak straight into her heart while marveling at His kindness. Had I not been willing to go to my Father the night before I would have had nothing but pain to offer her!

That night seemed to launch some things spiritually, and I’ve been in an interesting swirl of dreams, powerfully confirming prophetic words, and favor in sweet blessings from the Lord, all related to what has been in my heart for the last 4 months.

Let me tell you: when He bids us ‘come’ He bids us ‘Come and die!’ But let me tell you, He gives us new and everlasting life! He does not leave us as our sins deserve and He does not leave us to grope in darkness as blind men. The Lord is our Shepherd, our Father and Friend and He leads us by the hand.

The last 12 months have been hard. But it has been worth the wrestle, it has been worth the emotion, the struggle and the learning. Let me tell you: His name is faithful, His nature is to be faithful. And He will do in us everything that He has promised. AND He brings us out of the wilderness, we don’t have to stay there. It does NOT always have to be hard!

As for me, I will continue to seek and let me encourage you: Continue to seek Him! Our home is only where He is, go with Him. He wants you to be with Him right where He is, doing what He is doing, with Him. The wrestle, the battle, the fighting and striving, doing it wrong and learning how to do it right only to do it wrong again: it is always, always worth the encounter.

today’s post brought to you in part by the letter R and the number 9

No really I stole it straight from my friend and spiritual leader Randy Bohlender. You can check out the origional post at http://randybohlender.wordpress.com/2009/01/09/there-comes-a-roar/

There Comes a Roar

I was jolted out of my half-sleep this morning over coffee and a bagel as I scanned the news.   There, among the earthquake reports in California and the airing of varies celebrities’ escapades, a headline jumped out at me.

FOXNews – Mystery Roar Detected From Faraway Space

It seems that the 213th annual meeting of the American Astronomer’s Society is abuzz with the discovery of a very loud, unidentifiable, other-worldy sound.

In Astronomy, variations are often described in minute increments.  One degree of difference spread over a light year makes a big difference.  Measurements are very precise and meaningful…so when they describe this sound as six times brighter than all radio waves in the universe, they’re not speaking in hyperbole.

Scientists are not sure where it’s coming from. They’re not sure what it means.  But they’re sure as heck not denying it.  Something or someone just cranked  the cosmic subwoofer to 11 and it is pounding loud and proud.

NASA Astronomer Alan Kogut says “Something new and interesting going on in the universe.”

Can we all just agree that Alan can be dubbed Captain Obvious? I showed that quote to my friend, Hal, who rolled his eyes and said “I could have told him that.”

They’re saying there aren’t enough stars in the universe to make a sound like this.   Where ever it’s coming from, it’s beyond the stars in scope.

It transcends the universe as we know it, and it’s roaring to us.

There is a sound coming to this earth.  It is a sound that has not been heard before.   It’s been called the roar of many waters.   A sound like a trumpet.   It will resonate with that which resonates with it, and it will shatter that which does not.

People get ready.   The experts tell us that something new and interesting is going on in the universe.   And our spirit knew it all along.

Awe inspiring thunder

was what I awoke to this morning. It scared me stiff.

I lay there listening to the rumbles as my house, bed, little universe trembled under the mighty power and thought about the voice of my Father. Terrifying & Beautiful, all at the same time, that is who You are God.

Today is day two of the Global Bridegroom Fast, author of the book The Heavenly Man, Brother Yun came and spoke today stirring the hearts of the intercessors and family here at IHOP, I was grateful for the fresh wind to blow across the embers of my heart. Anina and I have been reading a book called The Natasha’s about the growing sex trade & trafficking of young women across the earth. A sobering read.  Mom and I were talking about it and she asked how we can read things like that and carry that burden and emotion; my heart was stirred within me, “We pray! I’m not overwhelmed with this information, I can hardly comprehend this information, it’s so far removed from my life, but I set my heart before the Lord and ask for understanding and the emotions of His heart, and we intercede on their behalf! What I want to know is, what does this man(the author) do? If he is not a believer, how does he get up each morning, because without Jesus there is no justice for these women and children, and no hope for them. We do what we do and we study and dig deep because we know He is coming back with a sword in His hand, with Justice and Judgement and His name is Faithful and True!”

I often find that the best reminders of the things I know, end up coming out of my mouth at the time that I need to hear them the most.  Jesus You are beautiful in Holiness, Fearful in splendor.