Are You Prayed Up?
I had a dream in which I lived in a small house and a young, strong, beautiful single woman lived next door. She had decided to cut down a huge, massive tree in her back yard. I went out to watch. She used a big chain saw and as the huge limbs began to fall, she positioned herself under them just in the right spots and gently led them to the ground. I was SO impressed with her strength, her courage, her ability to maneuver that tree! I awoke and asked the Spirit what it meant and he gave me this interpretation:
"The tree represents Evil - the enemies of MY Kingdom. The woman represents Prayer. I call My people to skillfully bring down the evil that would kill and destroy - and this kind can only come down by Prayer."
I felt this was an urgent Passover message, since the enemy is battling so hard to bring down the people of God JUST BEFORE THEIR DELIVERANCE! And of course it caused me to revisit the passage where Yeshua had to teach his disciples why they were not able to cast the demons out. He instructed them, "This kind can only come out by prayer." Did He mean they should have left on the spot and met somewhere to pray?" No, that would have been too little, too late. He meant that they needed to CULTIVATE A DAILY PRAYER LIFE. Had they been
spending time communing with the Spirit of God and praying to Him when they got up in the morning and when they lay down at night, they would have been what we call "prayed up" - which means they would have already been filled with a great indwelling of His Spirit, and would have been fitted with the armor of God in Ephesians 6, ready to do battle against those demons!
If we are prayed up, we shall be like the woman, able to bring down the large limbs of evil, the constant darts of the enemy, and cast them effortlessly down by the Power of Him who resides within us.
Shalom and may your Passover and Firstfruits feasts be a great celebration of your Mikveh (immersion) through the "Red Sea," which is the Blood of our Risen Messiah Yeshua!
Only three weeks until Passover. In the spiritual realm, that means "crunch time," or perhaps better termed as "crush time." The enemy accelerates into high gear, hoping to crush and destroy anyone that God plans to deliver through the Blood on their doorposts! Are you feeling the crush?
Stop listening to that taunting, tempting voice. Reject the fear. Reject the temptation for revenge, or offense or resentment. The enemy of your soul is trying to trap you into all these negative emotions and lure you back into fleshly places.
Get into the quiet place with the Lover of your soul and listen to HIS still, small Voice. He speaks peace. He speaks encouragement. He speaks Love. YESHUA'S PRESENCE ALWAYS RESULTS IN LOVE. This is what is lacking as the people of the world become lovers of SELF. Yeshua's love is all-powerful because it is a perfect love.
By this we know Love: because Yeshua laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for one another. My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in DEED and in TRUTH. (1 John 3:16,18)
Laying down your life for someone does not necessarily mean you have to physically die for them. It will most often mean you must esteem them above yourself; make their needs more important than yours. Can you do this today? Can you take time to hear His Voice today, and then reach out in love to someone you have neglected or hated or resented? Ask Yeshua to plant HIS love in your heart...and then you can! Then you are living in God and He is living in you:
Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in Him. In this way, love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment, because in this world we are like Him. (1 John 4:16-17)
Kelly Ferrari Mills