Have you ever heard a “word from the Lord?”
In March of 2017, I was seeking the Lord with prayer and fasting, when He spoke distinctly into my life. Today I am going to share a portion of that word that feels heavy on my heart.
“I have set you apart, I have consecrated you for this time. I have given you the healing power of my son, so you will take that into the world and heal the broken-hearted and the lost. Seek His face draw close, lean in, and abide in Him. Allow Him to do the work I have called you to. I desire many things, but mostly obedience. Blessings will pour down like rain. PRAY FOR THE NATION AND THE LOST. Let us go together and change places where I have planted your feet. You have allowed me to remove the weeds, now we will go plant good seed. The seed that will heal the hearts and the land. Show the world how great my love is. MY children will overcome and persevere. I will be with them, promise them wherever you are, promise them when they surrender their hearts, my love will flow in, and the power of my spirit will pour out. It will be so mighty, people will be amazed, they will run to it. Shout, Shout, Shout the words I give you. Sing it out, show the pure radiance and joy of the Holy Spirit.”
Several months ago, I was sent to share my testimony at a church in Colorado. This church is located right in the middle of different gangs. The area is shattered with brokenness, hopelessness, and drug addiction. The group I was speaking to was diverse, suffering many various addictions. Many had spent time in prison. Soon after we arrived, I was introduced to a man in a wheelchair. He was so broken, and tears were pouring down his face as he shared with me his younger brother was shot and killed just two days earlier. In my mind, I was thinking about how much tragedy one family had suffered. I felt so much compassion, and my heart hurt deeply for him.
My husband was there with me, but he always chooses to step out during my testimony. Earlier in the day, as I was preparing for my presentation (sharing the gospel), I felt the Lord wanted me to have my husband come in and contribute to what it was like to step into my world and walk alongside me during my difficult times. To share how it wasn’t always easy, but he persevered and never gave up on me or our marriage. I didn’t tell him about the prompting I was feeling earlier because he would never agree to it.
The Pastor opened the meeting in prayer, and we worshiped the Lord together in Praise and worship. He introduced me, and I began sharing my story. There was something so different about this night. The presence of the Holy Spirit was so strong. My eyes kept traveling to specific individuals as the words came forth from my mouth. A considerable part of my testimony was on harboring bitterness, finding forgiveness, and hope amid hopelessness. I shared how Christ had done so much for me, how he broke the chains that held me captive and set me free! I promised them if they surrendered their hearts, they would also be set free.
Toward the end of my testimony, I saw my husband walk back in and sit down. (He never does this). It was then I called him upfront to share his side of our journey. He shared powerfully and deeply from his heart. I could see the impact he was having on so many in the room. When he finished, we played a song performed by Ryan Stevens, “In the eye of the storm.” As the song was playing, he called everyone to the front to pray and praise the Lord. It was so mighty, the tears were flowing, they were raising their hands and praising God. We felt the spirit of the Lord fall on the room! What a glorious place to be that night!
The song ended, and they returned to their seats. I had such a discernment to encourage them to know this Jesus I shared about, and the love and redemption he offers. A tall man approached me sharing the following words; “ma’am I have been walking with the Lord for a long time, and I have never seen anything like this. It was supernatural.” Men and women came up and shared with me about their brokenness over and over. I prayed with each one afterward. I heard Jerry giving an altar call. As I turned to my right, I saw the Pastor and my husband praying with a group of seven to eight people. I didn’t know it at the time, but my husband shared with me later how these broken-hearted and lost souls came “running” forward for the salvation and redemption that Christ died on the cross for. He told me The Pastor led all eight of them to Christ. They were hungry for the gospel and for the truth!!
Why is this heavy on my heart today? Times are growing darker. Our Nation is divided. Persecution is increasing. Evil is being called good and good evil. God has been removed from our schools and our government. People are more hopeless and broken-hearted than ever. Homelessness is growing. Suicide is at an all-time high. There is a spirit of Political Correctness running rampant. Yet, the parking lots at the churches are full on Sunday morning. I can’t judge what is going on inside. However, I can see what is happening in our cities and our Nation.
The word given to me continued with, “Healing will come forth for the Nation, and the land will be healed. It was my promise I placed on this land in the formation, like a baby in the womb. The great awakening and revival are coming. Hold fast, be strong and courageous. I AM…the Lord! I reign! The world belongs to me, and I will have it back!”
In Hebrews 10, scripture says, “The Lord will judge his own people. It is a terrible thing to fall into the hands of the living God. Don’t ever forget those early days when you first learned about Christ.”
I don’t know about you, but I want to go right into the presence of God with my heart fully trusting in Him.