Even the number of the year sounds so far - so distant - like something we used to see in futuristic, sci-fi movies! And sure enough, 2019 dawns as a time of biblical prophecies being fulfilled at an alarming rate. Daniel 8, Ezekiel 38, Isaiah 17, Revelation 6, 12, 13, all looming on the horizon. We stand breathless in anticipation of all that we know is coming.
I sigh a desperate little sigh as I sit before the Lord this morning. God, we feel so desperate for You. Desperate for healing and impartation of Your Spirit so that we will have YOUR power to heal and others and YOUR power to navigate through times of tribulation.
After that little prayer, the Spirit began to speak:
"I AM making a way through the desert. Your journey continues and you must be forward-looking. Do not dwell on the past. I AM ALWAYS doing a new thing! Let go of all the ways you did things before. There was good in the Church - but not My fullness. There was good in your Messianic walk, but not My fullness. You have yet to experience My fullness, the great desire of My heart, when the two sticks shall be one in My Father's hand and there will be One Shepherd over them all and they shall live in the land I gave to Ya'acov My servant and David will be their leader. I will set My sanctuary among them forever. I will be their God and they will be My people. The nations will know that I AM YHVH who sets Israel apart as holy, when My sanctuary is with them forever." (Ezekiel 37:24-28)
"Let your heart dwell on these words:
TWO SHALL BE ONE - Unity! The unity you long for, but have never yet experienced - unity in shalom
MY SANCTUARY - your Place of Refuge where no more harm shall come to you
ISRAEL - your inheritance as my beloved adopted children
HOLY - set apart unto ME as a holy nation, a royal priesthood
FOREVER - L'olam, everlasting, Eternal!
Let your heart dwell there and keep your focus there. Fear not, for I will be with you.
Kelly Ferrari Mills