Monday 4th January 2016
Isaiah 43 18-21
Picture of a lake with bulrushes and undergrowth, there is a breeze, a gentle wind, blowing across, in and out of the bulrushes. His Spirit is crossing the water. Like in genesis 1, in the beginning – He spoke and it was- power of the spoken word, speak it out.
Nothing can separate us from the love of Christ.
I’ll quieten you with my love, picture of a huge heart shaped cushion, to cushion us against what will come against us.
Come all you who are heavy laden and I will give you rest, take my yoke upon you.
Ps 127 1-2
Picture of light sabres, look nothing but are extremely dangerous. See two people fighting with light sabres, using the weapons that they have, god saying, “I have given you my weapon, its time to use it, sharp edge sword separating bone from marrow…His word.
Picture of hands reaching up to grasp, like people clamouring for food when a relief lorry arrives, dark figures, arms reaching up in a begging attitude, people are crying out for words of eternal life, it is time to use them, speak it out.
Challenge – when God prompts you to do something and you hold back, will you right down what is holding you back so that it can be prayed in to.
Isaiah 43 18-21
My children look to me, when all around is dark look to me, I am always looking to you, look to me, don’t be afraid, look to me, fix your eyes on me and know I am in control.
Picture of trickles of water coming down a mountain, joining together, more and more until they became a raging torrent, overflowing the banks and flooding everywhere, that is how My spirit will work through you, when you join together you become a force that will flood out across the land.
A spear flying through the air, then saw people walking along a path, a man comes towards them with a spear, looking as though to throw it at them, choices, turn and run, shout at him, be transfixed by fear or trust that God is in control and keep walking, the man then threw the spear and it suddenly fell to the ground as though hitting an invisible wall. Trust Him.
Rise up, rise up my children, rise up, rise up above the quagmire that is trying to envelop you. Rise up, rise up and stand firm in Me. Rise up, rise up and declare the words I give you to those I bring to you. Rise up, rise up my children for your time has come and I am calling you forth to stand in the face of the enemy, to declare My word and to claim My victory. Rise up, rise up my children and be heard.
Picture of someone lying down and being woken up from a deep sleep, the cover coming off, but they are still sleepy. It is time to rise up and stand, Samuel, lying asleep, 3 time God called and He didn’t understand.
I was walking through a gate from one field to another, what happened, felt God say, nothing, its all the same, with the new year we build up expectation of what the new year will bring but then the next day is still the same.
Jesus said I am the same yesterday today and tomorrow, be careful what plans you put in place, I am in charge.
Picture of us hand in hand as a fellowship running towards a cliff, then all stop suddenly and stand and stare at the wondrous expanse before us, birds flying all around, look at the birds, they are free, do you want to be free?
Do not worry, don’t overthink things, just live, look at the birds, they just live, in a garden full of colour with lots of young trees flapping around.
Eph 5 13-17
A time is coming when the glory of god will cover the earth as the waters cover the sea.
Tuesday 12.30 pm
Eccl 3 1-8
Seasons are in the eye of the beholder, different people see different things, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Large white clock face with nothing on it but hands going round normally, then the numbers appear but they don’t stay in one place. Then the hands start moving faster, felt time is short and speeding up, you do not know the hour.
Rope stretched out suspended in the air, people hanging on to it at various points, bits of the rope were being cut off and anyone holding on dropped down and was lost.
"A time to Speak, Yes, and a time to Grow!"
A picture of tulips bursting through the ground, shoot, stalk, leaves, bud, opening and then blooming with brightly coloured petals. The Sun shines brightly and the tulip heads move with the Sun then the rain falls, the petals drop and the stalk eventually returns to the Earth to wait for the next spring. Tulips only last for a short time, "Make use of every opportunity that God presents to you."
Picture - A bird flying, swooping down and picking at the ground to find worms, flitting here and there looking for food, pulls on a worm but it doesn't come up so looks for another one, searching everywhere looking for worms, constantly searching. God says "I, your sustenance and provider am all around you, Wherever you go, whatever you do I AM there, You do not need to Search for me as though you cannot find me, I AM all around you just believe and know, see me in everything, You are free!"
We are coming into a new season, like coming out of winter into spring, it will be different for each one of us, but we are coming into the season we love best, we are coming out of darkness into light. Coming out of what you don’t like into what you do like.
Is 60 1-2
The clock face – numbers missing, time is now, you don’t have to wait.
Raindrops falling all over the room, sparkling in the sunshine – God is releasing blessings into this room, the raindrops will be at every meeting, just what each person needs, they look beautiful like diamonds.
Eccl 3 1-8
I saw lightning strike in the middle of the room, bright light, powerful, shocking, felt God say “expect the unexpected”.
I saw a lmb, asked why am I seeing a lamb I want to see a lion, then I saw the lamb slaughtered, felt God say “there is a fresh revelation coming not just of who I am but of what I did”.
"Why do you strive? Feel my arms of love wrapped around you, know my tender care and my soft touch.
Rest in me knowing that you are my cherished child, I will never leave you or forsake you, I cannot, we are one; you in Me and Me in you. My heart is always for you, my eyes are always upon you. Fear not little one the winds of change cannot harm you, Rest in the knowledge that I am God and I have set my angels to care for you."
Psalm 91 v 9-16
If you say, “The LORD is my refuge,” and you make the Most High your dwelling, no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent. For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. You will tread on the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent. “Because he loves me,” says the LORD, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call on me, and I will answer him; will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honour him. With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.”
Isaiah 40 v 28-31
Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Train journey through a desert, we are all on the train, come to an oasis and all get out to be refreshed, He says “come to me all who are heavy laden and I will give you rest, I will bring along the oasis” He is providing, but we are too busy. Oasis like weekend away, Sundays, Church on Tuesday, are good but he is there all the time.
Walking in brilliant light, and light not heavy, like heather on the Scottish highlands, purity and thickness.
Fresh bread, Is 55 1-3, come to the waters and drink.
Picture of a waterfall of pure gold with extra sparkles within. The waterfall was coming out of heaven and filling a huge lake below. You are invited to get into the lake of gold which id His presence.
Picture of each of the fellowship with a huge tap over our heads and God is about to turn on the tap and envelop us in His Holy Spirit.
God’s question:- Do you worry about what people will think? Are you willing to make a fool of yourself for Me?
Be expectant for the year ahead, its not thinking “God’s going to do it” and sitting back waiting, but walking with Him while you are expectant, constantly looking and preparing.
To understand the power we have in him and the power of His name.
Picture of walking along the beach, clear sky you can see all, then the clouds come in and you cant see, but the things are still there, when things are good we praise God, when things are bad, God is still there, we need to seek Him and praise Him.
Be my light, my life, I am the way.
Group of older children with an adult laughing and joking and walking with the adult, then they suddenly went in somewhere, then saw a duck with ducklings, not in a line but all swimming around but moving together….