Greetings readers. I will be writing a follow-up post to my last one. I have received a lot of questions and comments about it, as well as I have am feeling led to address some of the arguments against the truth found in God’s word, a little more directly. But, that is not what this post is for.
This last weekend my church held a Luke 18 Regional Conference. While there God spoke and showed me a few different things.
What I wanted to do was write about them as a means to help me process some of what The Lord showed me.
When Jesus came into the region of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, saying, “Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?” So they said, “Some say John the Baptist, some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”
– Matthew 16:13-15 NKJV
Think about that. Who is Jesus to YOU? Is He the one that your pastor preaches about? Maybe the one a friend told you about? Or maybe your mother or father told you about Jesus. Who do YOU say that He is?
Simon Peter answered and said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Jesus answered and said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven. And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.
– Matthew 16:16-18 NKJV
You are the Christ, the Son of the living God. We NEED a revelation of who Jesus is. The revelation of who Jesus is gives us our identity. And look at Jesus. He builds His church… His ekklesia not on the foundation of Peter. Peter isn’t the rock. Jesus is the rock, and on the revelation of who He is, He builds His governing body in the earth! Wow!
We MUST find our identities in the revelation of who Jesus is. If we don’t, we’ll only look to the world and the culture for our identity — for example the lie of the homosexual agenda which seeks to destroy this nation. A day is soon coming and is already coming to pass that He is turning the hearts of the fathers toward their sons and the hearts of the sons toward their fathers. This isn’t a gender-based statement. He’s really doing it. And America will soon see an outbreak of revival!
And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”
– Matthew 16:19
All authority in heaven and on earth was given to Jesus, and He gave that authority to us on this earth! It is for freedom that we are set free. We cannot bind something that we ourselves our bound to. To see strongholds die in the lives of those around you and in the culture, they must first be crucified in your own life. But How? WHO DO YOU SAY THAT HE IS?
I’ll soon be joining the college students in this region on a 21 day fast. I’m not sure what it looks like or how I’m going to be able to complete it. I don’t say this to boast about it. But I know I need to do it. I’m not a college student anymore, but I know the burden. My house is on the edge of the downtown area of Mankato, but its not far from the center of so much deception – the Jezebel dominion has gone on for long enough. Her kingdom MUST be thrown down in this region! Most every house around me houses off-campus college students.
I hope I’ve at least made some sense so far. I’m mostly repeating what I am remembering. I’ve said all of that to now go on to talk about a couple of visions and a word that He gave to me.
During the first night of the conference, during worship, I looked at my left hand, and was wearing my wedding ring . I felt it on my finger! Instantly He showed me something two fold. It was assurance of my salvation and that I will one day be among those marrying The Lamb! Secondly, He showed me that I is and will be by my side in my marriage to Courtney. That He will lead me to lead her. My security is in Him and Him alone!
Next, he showed me a vision of my holding my children that I will one day have. They were babies, and I was praying for and over them. Singing to and over them. They had so much joy on their innocent faces I couldn’t help but be filled with joy myself! I am still in such awe of our amazing Daddy!
On the 2nd night God showed me something once I was home. I took my dog outside, and I looked toward the old courthouse, which is just across from where I live, and I saw 4 different assemblies happening at once. One was like The Call, one was like what we’ve had here with Eddie James before. And two others I wasn’t quite sure what they were. Today I think one of them was something like a Onething regional, but I’m not quite sure. At any rate, over the courthouse in a massive rainbow was one word: Revival. And then Robin Mark’s song Revival played through my head. REVIVAL IS COMING! Amen!
Well, that’s all for now. Blessings!