A transcription from the New Orleans Revival Services
Back in 1989, I had many visitations. Prior to 1989, the Lord would speak to me in dreams and visions and personal visitations from Himself and from the angels, but these experiences were of a different character from what I experienced in 1989. In that particular year, although some of the information that I was given was not new, there was a new kind of release from God in the revelation that was given to me. This release reset the prophetic time clock in my spirit and in my heart. Further, the things that I was told, I actually began to see happen.
He told me to write these things in a book, which I did, and entitled it by His direction, “Prepare for the Winds of Change.” Some of the things that I was told in those visitations began to happen even as I was writing the book. Before I could get it published, many of the things that I was given were already coming to pass, so I had to remove them. Meanwhile, I received more visitations during the course of writing, so I had to put new things in.
It was an interesting time in which this new prophetic timing was established. I don’t know how to explain it exactly. It set a time clock inside me. It helped me plant my feet into a better understanding of God’s seasons and times. So it was a very critical time in my life. I’m telling you this for a reason. Being known in the body of Christ as a prophet, I get a hundred e-mails daily from people all over asking, “What does this or that mean?” You would be amazed, for instance: with the least bit of stirring of prophetic significance such as California falling off into the sea, or this or that is going to happen by the end of the year, because all the prophetic signs seem to point to it, so many people will write in wanting to know my thoughts. I would write these people back and tell them, “No, you’re off in your schedule. You’re off in your prophetic timing. This thing isn’t scheduled to happen right now, so it’s not going to.” And they are amazed that it doesn’t happen. People are so sure that it’s going to, but it doesn’t. It doesn’t because God has a time and a season. There are certain things that must happen before other things can occur.
For instance, people are just so sure that war is coming to America at such and such a time, a theme recurring just about every year since 2000. Each year people are sure that this is the year that it’s going to happen. Some people even say an angel came to them and told them that this is going to happen. But as you can tell, it hasn’t happened because it’s not yet time. The enemy loves to get ahead of God’s time, but God has faithful intercessors and He’s not going to let anything truly significant happen ahead of schedule. If He does not call on His intercessors, or they do not respond to His call, things will sometimes occur out of season. Having said all that, there are some critical things, absolutely utterly critical things, which must take place before God takes the Church home. I’m going to talk to you about one of those things tonight. That’s why I’m so glad you’re here.
Zachariah 4:1-7 “And the angel who talked with me came again, and waked me, as a man that is wakened out of his sleep. And said unto me, What seest thou? And I said, I have looked, and behold a candlestick all of gold, with a bowl upon the top of it, and his seven lamps thereon, and seven pipes to the seven lamps, which are upon the top thereof: And two olive trees by it, one upon the right side of the bowl, and the other upon the left side thereof. So I answered and spake to the angel that talked with me, saying, What are these my Lord? Then the angel that talked with me answered and said unto me, Knowest thou not what these be? I said, No my Lord. Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, saith the LORD of host. Who art thou, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a plane: and he shall bring forth the headstone thereof with shoutings, crying, Grace, grace unto it.”
Vss. 10-14 “For who hath despised the day of small things? for they shall rejoice, and shall see the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel with those seven; they are the eyes of the LORD, which run to and fro through the whole earth. Then answered I, and said unto him, What are these two olive trees upon the right side of the candlestick and upon the left side thereof? And I answered again and said unto him, What be these two olive branches which through the two golden pipes empty the golden oil out of themselves? And he answered me and said, Knowest thou not what these be? And I said, No, my Lord. Then said he, These are the two anointed ones, that stand by the LORD of the whole earth.”
Many times in the past God has allowed His people to enter into seasons of great affliction only to, at the right and proper moment, reveal Himself and show the whole world that it is ‘not by might’ or human power. One of the meanings of ‘might’ is wealth or money, so it is not by money or worldly wealth. It’s not by power. The word ‘power’ speaks of the force of man, for example military might, or man moving in his own force in any way. It is not by might, that is worldly wealth, and it’s not by power, that is the force of man, but it is by His Spirit. And we are in such a day where God is going to reveal to the Church that the spread of the Gospel is not by might, the overcoming of the world is not by money, it’s not by worldly wealth. The sustaining of God’s children is not by money. Moving and overcoming the powers of darkness is not by money, it is not by might, nor is it by power.
We have a lot of men and women in the ministry who are trying to do a good job; I’m not saying that their efforts have the wrong intent. They are trying to do a good job, but they have never been taught to be a man or a woman of prayer, so they try to raise up the work of the Lord by the force of their own vision, and some are so charismatic that they can get away with it. They can do great works and the American church applauds them saying, “Oh, what a wonderful ministry.” So much of it is built on the charisma of the individual, and not by God’s power.
Those days are coming to an end, they must come to an end because the Bible says of Jesus, “If I be lifted up from the earth, I will draw all men unto me.” [John 12:32] If we are lifting up charismatic, personalities, what money can do, then we are not drawing men unto Christ. As good as the present intentions or motives might be, God has got to reveal something to the world that is higher than the world has ever known before. He can only do that through a Church that has been purified and is walking in the Spirit. Not by might. Not by power. Not by technological advances. We have so much technology today that you can get the Gospel out in incredible ways. It is not by the force of man, but ‘by My spirit.’ We have seen glimpses of this in times past. We saw it with Moses. We saw it in the awakening of Israel and the awakening of the world through our Lord Jesus Christ. We saw it in the outpouring of Pentecost. We saw it in the Reformation. We have seen small glimpses of what this passage actually means. Yet the day is coming, and is close at hand, that God must reveal the last part of this Scripture, “…but by My Spirit, saith the LORD.” getting dark and very difficult. The Church is fearful. The world is fearful. People don’t know what to think and they don’t know what to believe. Here in America we keep getting told that the bankers are going to solve all the problems. They neglect to tell America that the bankers have created the problems. They want to put the problem in the seat of a political party. The political party is not the answer. It’s not by power, it’s not by might. The answer is by the Spirit of the Lord, and it must be this way. God is allowing the whole world to come to a place of realization that none of our thoughts, none of our preconceived ideas, none of the things that we have placed our hopes in, will ever be the answer to man’s dilemma. He must shake everything that can be shaken. He must shake it so that He can help both the Church and the unbeliever to understand that it is not by might — worldly wealth, worldly prestige, worldly intellect –and it is not by worldly position; it’s not by might, it’s not by power. All these can do good things, they can do great things, but they cannot meet the ultimate need of this world. That takes the intervention of God in men’s lives. “…but by My Spirit saith the Lord.”
So, here He has a Church which has in many ways made the same mistakes as Israel did. We started out by the Spirit the flesh [Gal 3:3]. We started out in faith and then began moving in the soul, even falling to great depths of unbelief. So great was the unbelief that the Church was all but buried under the realities of the world and was almost non-existent to the eyes of men. The mistakes Israel made were meant as examples for us to avoid, but then the Church came along and made the same mistakes. God has allowed it all because He’s making a statement to every generation. However, in this generation, there is a statement that must be made that is greater than to any other generation. It is imperative; it is an end-time statement. That statement is: “it is not by might, it is not by power or human ingenuity, but it is by My Spirit saith the Lord.” We have not even come close to experiencing the fullness of this truth.. This must happen before the Church is taken. The Church must enter into the life of the Spirit. Many Christians in the charismatic era believe that they walk in the life of the Spirit simply because they are saved. They believe this simply because they have never walked in the Spirit, so they don’t know what they are missing. They do not know the losses that they have incurred by continuing to love the world the way they have loved the world. But in these last days, God must raise up the understanding and open the eyes of the Church. He must put in the heart of the Church a fervent passionate desire to walk and live by the life of the Spirit. Because His statement for this day is this: “Not by might, not by power, but by My Spirit.” So He is going to move in the Church by His Spirit, through the Church by His Spirit, independent of the Church by His Spirit. There is going to be such an outpouring of His Spirit that we are going to have to run to keep up, if we can. When He’s done, the whole world is going to understand that it wasn’t by might. It wasn’t by power, but it was by the Spirit of the living God. This must happen. It must come to pass because it is in His word [e.g. Isa 11:9].
Next, He shows Zachariah a most unusual thing: He shows Zachariah the lamp stand. The question asked is, ”What is this?” Well, these are the eyes of the Lord running to and fro across the whole earth. What does that mean? What does it mean that the eyes of the Lord are running across the whole earth? What does that mean to the unbeliever? What does it mean to Israel? What does it mean to you and to me that the eyes of the Lord are running across the whole earth? It means to us in this hour that God’s Spirit is moving and He is looking to open up to this generation the revelation of Jesus Christ. His eyes are moving across the whole earth to prepare for Himself a people to whom He is going to reveal Himself, a people through whom He is going to give to the world the revelation of Jesus Christ. His eyes are moving because seasons are changing, because existence is changing, the world is changing, the Church is changing, Israel is changing, everything is changing. God’s eyes are moving because change is occurring even as we speak. It must happen and it must occur quickly. It is as though God’s time clock moved very slowly for many generations. Suddenly it is moving lickity-split. It must move quickly. His eyes are moving quickly, preparing for Himself a place, a people. This is God’s season for the revelation of Jesus Christ in the earth. It must be! The angels of the Lord are going forth and they’re giving the messages to the messengers. How long has it been since we have heard of so many people receiving angelic visitations? Of course I’m not sure I believe every one of those messages, but a lot of people are receiving genuine visitations from angels and they are hearing new revelation, new understanding, new insight to help prepare the Church for the coming dawn of the revelation of Jesus Christ. It must happen, and it must happen quickly. The eyes of the Lord are moving, running to and fro through the whole earth, preparing Himself, preparing the world, preparing the Church, preparing Israel, preparing the unbeliever, preparing every heart and every soul for what He is about to do. Praise God! He is looking at the weakness, He is looking at the strength, His eyes are penetrating, dividing asunder between soul and spirit, preparing for the release of the life of the Spirit. Why? Because, the life of the Spirit must come forth in the Church to release the revelation of Jesus Christ. Further, we see there is something standing beside the lamp stand; two “sons of oil” feeding the lamp stand. Who are they? In those days, it was Joshua and Zerubbabel. But today, these sons are the spirit of Moses and the spirit of Elijah. They are feeding the lamp stand, preparing the Church. The spirit of Elijah has been released into the earth again and it has been sent forth to do a work in the Church to speak the revelation of God. You see, the Church misunderstands the revelation of God. They misunderstand the prophetic voice. They think that the voice of revelation has been released to give us knowledge, but this is not true at all. Yes, we need our knowledge and intellect to be fed, we need understanding of the mind, but the real reason for the revelation that is to come through the spirit of Elijah is to impart the life of Christ into the soul of the believer and to transform him. And the spirit of Moses? Similar in nature, it is an apostolic anointing. It is an apostolic mantle that is being sent forth into the earth to transform the Church. It is not enough to have knowledge. There must be the transforming life of Jesus Christ that is coming through the Word, bringing repentance, clarity, understanding, perspective, change; the Life entering into the heart, altering the heart, stretching the heart, preparing the heart to be the throne of God. It is not enough to have a little bit of insight here, a little bit of insight there. People love to hear the tickling stories of the prophets and think “Oh, wouldn’t it be wonderful to have such amazing experiences.” That is not what these messages are coming to the Church for. This isn’t the purpose of the messages. God is speaking through those who are anointed to help change the heart of the Church, to help change the life of the Church, so that every believer can be dependent upon the Spirit of the Lord alone. Not on systems, not on men, not on women, not on friends, not on family, but the heart of every believer is so stretched, so transformed, so empowered by the Spirit of God that our dependency is completely transferred from the human temple and into the life of God. When this happens, the great army of God is going to arise and the strongholds of Satandom are going to fall. But until this happens, the strongholds that will fall will be minimal and the revelation of Jesus Christ to the world will be small. You, yourself, through the life of Christ in you, must become the revelation of Jesus Christ to the world. That is God’s end-time plan.
So, we see the two anointed ones, Elijah and Moses, they are feeding the vision of God. Isn’t it amazing to think that God almighty has a vision and you are part of it? Every human being that is part of His precious body is also part of His vision for these end days. He doesn’t want anyone left out. He needs everybody. But He must transform you so that He can use you in the way He wants to use you in these last days. He must transform you. He cannot do what He wants to do in the world with the Church in its present condition. Do we know that in our hearts? I mean, consider, we haven’t achieved this lofty goal yet in 2000 years; there might be something lacking!
The Dangerous Pond
I had a spiritual experience many years ago. In this experience I was sitting by a pond feeling very anxious. The reason for my concern was over the Christians I saw come and stand by the pond, look into the pond, survey it, then jump in. They would never come out again. I knew that they were being devoured by the sharks in the pond. So I sat there totally perplexed, not knowing what to do. I finally decided: I am just going to have to be bold, stand up, and try to explain to these Christians that come to this pond that they need to stay away and above all not jump into it.
So I began to do that. Christians would come and I would say, “Please don’t jump into the pond; it’s filled with sharks and I’ve never seen one Christian come out yet. Please do not jump in.” The Christians would just look at me and sneer, as though saying “You silly girl” and they would look back at the pond and in they would go. This continued to happen. So finally, I felt so sad, I went over and I sat off by myself wondering what to do about the Christians that were coming to the pond. How do I protect them from the dangers of this pond? As I was in this perplexity, thinking in my heart, wondering before the Lord, I heard the pond say to itself, “You know, I’m getting very tired of just devouring silly little Christians that want to come and play in my waters. I know what I will do. I will rise up like a mighty flood, a mighty tidal wave, and I will overtake Zion. And I will get the whole Church.”
I went into a panic. I rose up and I started running as hard as I could toward the city of Zion. As I entered into Zion, I began to cry out into the streets, “The pond! The pond is rising up like a mighty tidal wave to destroy the city of Zion! Run! Run for your life!” And I would cry out so loud, but no one would listen to me. So, I was running through the city of Zion. I came out on the other side and sat down on the curb and there I sat crying. I was rocking back and forth, crying, crying, crying; “Lord, I don’t know what to do. I tried to warn Zion that the pond is going to rise up and overtake the city and destroy everyone in it and no one will listen to me. Lord, come and save Zion. Help! Help, Lord! Come and save Zion.” And I just rocked back and forth crying out to God.
Suddenly, the Lord Jesus Christ appeared to me. He was standing above me. I was so happy to see Him. I looked at Him and I said, “Jesus! Did you hear my cry? The pond is rising up and it’s going to rise up until it overtakes Zion. Please Jesus, save the Church. Save the Church!” And He said to me, “Nita, come be in Me.” I replied, “I can’t be in You. You are God! Please Jesus, save the Church. Save Zion! Save the city! Please come and save your people!” “Nita, come and be in Me,” was His response. Again I cried, “I can’t be in you Lord! You are God! Please come and save the Church. Save Zion! Save your people, Lord!” I kept on crying out like that. “Lord, look! The pond is over the city now!” The wave had crested so high that it was literally above the city and ready to crash down on it. “Look, Lord! Look what the pond is doing! It’s going to destroy the city! Save your people!” “Nita, come and be in me,” was again His response. Before I could argue with Him a third time, I was raised up to be in Him and we became one. When we became one, you couldn’t tell me from Jesus and you could not tell Jesus from me. My vision changed, my mind changed, my heart changed, everything inside of me changed. I looked at the wave that was cresting over the city of Zion and a holy and righteous anger began to build up inside of me and I began to blow at the wave. As I blew, it was Jesus blowing through me, and it forced that wave right back down into that pond only split seconds before complete destruction. Then the Lord stepped back, looked at me, and said, “What I have shown you today is what the Scripture means in Isaiah 59:19. “So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west and His glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him. And the Redeemer shall come to Zion and unto them that turn from transgression in Jacob, saith the LORD.’” This experience demonstrates what that Scripture means.
God is preparing a standard. Satan is tired of devouring Christians that want to play in the world and his desire now is to just come after the whole Church and bring complete destruction. That is his desire. While he is working feverishly to bring this about, God is working passionately to prepare for Himself a standard. This standard is a people who have let go of the world, been purged of the world, whose flesh is dead to the works of Satan, whose flesh is dead to the passions of the world, whose soul is consumed by the Spirit of God, literally possessed and animated by the Spirit of God, the life of God owning that Christian. This standard will then be anointed with the authority of heaven. It is above anything the Church has ever seen. The closest thing – the only thing – they have ever seen that even remotely compares to it is when the Lord Jesus Christ Himself was here. He walked in the authority of Heaven, hindered by nothing. The Church has never come up to the place that Jesus said we would come to. He said, ”greater things than these shall you do.” [John 14:12] We’ve never entered into this because there has never been a generation that was willing to leave the world and become possessed by Christ, so completely possessed by Christ that He owns their minds, their hearts, and their bodies. He will animate them by His own life. He will transform them by His own life; they will have literally become the temples of the living God. And just as the Spirit of the Shekinah came when Solomon’s temple was dedicated coming down so plentifully, so overwhelmingly, that the priests could not even stand up to minister to the Lord: they fell to their faces. [II Chron 5:14] The train of the Lord filled the temple. Filled! Filled the temple! And there is coming a generation that is going to be equally as filled with God. The temple, the holy of holies, was reserved for God. And He came and He so filled the holy of holies, that no man could stand in His presence. This is the standard of the Lord that is coming. God is not going to care what color person He uses. He will not care what nation the person comes from. He will not care if they are Baptist, Charismatic, Pentecostal; none of that is going to play into it. The only thing that’s going to matter to Him is how much He owns them. He is not going to care about how old or how young they are, or how long they’ve walked with Him. None of that is going to matter. It’s not going to matter to Him if they pastor a church of 5 or if they pastor a church of 100,000. Maybe, like Paul Yongi Chow, they will pastor half the country! None of that is going to matter to Him. The only thing that is going to matter is how much He owns that Christian. If His train is filling their temple, utterly possessing them, animating them, He will use them as the standard of the Lord. This must come to pass. It must! The Church cannot be taken until it does. He is going to take home to Himself a glorious Bride without spot or wrinkle. It’s going to be a Bride filled with love, filled with faith, clothed with holiness, walking in authority and power. [Eph 5:27, Rev 21:9]
My dear friends, times are changing. The Church must change. The Church must become the time-setter, and the pace-setter. The Church must become the torch of the Lord, the standard of the Lord, the sword of the Lord, the very voice of the Lord to the world. But she cannot become that until she first be owned by Christ. This Bride is going to be so beautiful, so empowered. She is going to walk in such wisdom, such authority, such love, such holiness; the love that is going to flow through her is going to be like liquid love because it will be love Divine. No more will there be the isolations of people groups in the body of Christ. We will become one. We must become one, so that the world will know that Christ has come. We cannot continue to perpetuate the divisions in the Church. We must become one in love and we must become one in humility. Every man will respect his brother and his sister more than himself, caring about the needs of his brother or his sister more than his own. There must be change in the Church and only the Spirit of the Lord can make it happen. But it is going to start with a people who are willing to give all for the sake of knowing the revelation of Jesus Christ. How do we give the world what we do not have? We cannot sit any longer and think that because we know how to get saved, we know how to get people healed, we know how to prophecy, we know how to do this and that, that we have the revelation of Jesus Christ. We are walking in such a minimal revelation that it is almost frightening. But there is a revelation that is coming that will so transform the Church that it will get the world’s attention. Then, finally, the world will have to say, “Yes, Jesus is Lord!”
Come, Lord Jesus, come. I do not want to sit and live in nominal Christianity anymore. I do not want to live the Christian life as I have always known it to be, when the call is to come up so much higher. The angel of the Lord said to John, “Come up!” [Rev 4:1] And what happened when he did? He was given the revelation of Jesus Christ. What holy words, words so sacred, words filled with faith and wonder. “John, come up.” The Church awaits those words. “Church, come up! Come up to the revelation of Jesus Christ. Come up Church! Come up! Arise. Arise out of the depression and the oppression and the frustration of circumstances and out of the oversaturation of the world. Come up Church. Arise. Come up into the Heavenly-sphere. Come up into the life of the Spirit. See with the eyes of the Spirit. See with the eyes of the eagle. See with the eyes of the Divine dove. Come up Church.” And when the Church responds to the call, she is going to see what she has never seen before. Her eyes will be changed and her soul will be transformed. However, what do we do to prepare for such a high calling? That is always our favorite part, right? It was great when we could sit there and think that God was going to do it all, and we would just be taking our nap, go to sleep after breakfast, wake up after lunch, and – poof! – we’re a different person. Wouldn’t that be great? There is a price, because everything in the Kingdom has a price. Revelation carries a price. Knowledge of Jesus carries a price. Intimacy carries a price. When taking the Gospel to the places no one wants to go, there’s a price. Everything carries a price [Rev 3:18]. We have to let go of the world. Its ways, its traditions, its demands, we must let go of it and love the holiness of God, love the simplicity of Christ, love the ways of God, learn to hate ourselves with a divine hatred and love Christ, learn to carry our cross and come follow Him, walk as He walked, talk as He talked, be made to walk “above the enemy only, and not beneath”.
Did not the Father say even in the book of Deuteronomy, “…and I will make you above only, and not beneath. I will make you the head and not the tail?” [Deut 28:13] Did He not say that? He must bring this to pass because it is in His word. We read Scripture and we don’t understand that every word of this Bible must come to pass because it came from the mouth of God. It must come to pass, there is no option. God is calling you out of the world. He said, ”Flee Babylon!” That’s what the angel said to me when He appeared to me in 1989. “Tell my people to flee Babylon, flee the world, flee! Flee! Flee! Don’t stay static. Leave, flee! Take only the clothes upon your back. And don’t begrudge the cost. Flee Babylon. Leave the world behind. Go into Christ. You start through prayer and study of the Word, through commitments. “Lord I’m going to quit watching TV and I’m going to spend the time in the Word’.” Darkness is coming, my dear brothers and sisters. It is coming. And take note, it is coming quickly. Difficult times are upon us. The angel of the Lord said that treacherous times are ahead. These are not the words of a human being. We sometimes call the simple storms of life “treacherous times.” If we had a hard time for a year we think we went through treacherous times. But in God’s, eyes those were not treacherous times. It was tough. But when the angel of the Lord uses those words, you know the times that are coming are going to be difficult indeed. But, He doesn’t want these times ruling and reigning over His Church. He wants His Church ruling and reigning over the difficult times. You cannot reign over something you are subject to. If you are subject to the world, living in the ways of the world, desiring the things of the world, the world and its troubles will rule over you. That is the Divine principle. If you want to rule over it you must liberate yourself by choosing Christ and saying no to the world. It’s very simple, really. But it is not easy. It is very simple, nothing about God is complicated, but it is not easy. Why? Because even this is not by might, and it is not by power, it is by the Spirit of the Lord and learning as a Christian to yield to the Spirit of the Lord is not easy.
Years ago, I had gone to a Church in Wyoming at their request. They asked me to come and speak on my visitations from the angels described in my book Prepare for the Winds of Change. As it turned out, the weekend I was there was the hottest week Wyoming had experienced in 40 years. It was blistering hot. It was so hot that the air conditioning units all over the city were going out, including the unit in the church I was ministering in. So, it was 120+ degrees in that church. The sanctuary was filled with people wall-to-wall, standing room only, to hear this message of what is to come. They were perspiring, may I go further and say they were sweating. Men would stand there, their shirts would be absolutely drenched because of the heat, and no air conditioning. Their speaker was gasping. I was in misery. I kept saying before every service, “Why are You doing this to us? Why don’t You move on this air conditioning man so he will have compassion for the church and comes fix it?” Well, He never answered me. I was so thankful that the house I was staying in had air conditioning that was working, because the church was so miserable. After the engagement, when I arrived home, I was still asking the Lord, “Why did you allow that to happen? These poor people were standing around in this 120+ degree church to hear this message." I kept asking and He finally spoke to me. In this vision, I had set up chairs in the park and we had a little canopy over the chairs. But up and down the isles and around the chairs the ground was filled with rocks about the size of a plum. Women would come to the meetings in their high heels and they would walk on those rocks with their ankles twisting in every direction. People were so upset trying to walk up the isles and get to a chair because they kept stumbling. Finally, everyone was sitting down and as they sat, the day got hotter and hotter… and hotter. I was in awe. I came up to the pulpit; everyone was upset. Everyone’s hair was dripping down around their faces, they were miserable, and I said, “You’re wondering why I brought you here and I put up all the stones along the pathway making it difficult for you to get to your seats. You’re wondering why I would do this to you.” Everyone looked at me as if to say, “You silly, stupid woman. Of course, we are wondering.” I said, “I want to tell you why. Because the words that I am speaking to you are more valuable than all the gold in the world. They are worth any price you have to pay to hear them Here in New Orleans, in these cold winter months, those who are worthy of the truth are coming and they’re enduring the conditions to hear the truths that are more valuable than all the gold in the world. What are these words? “Christ in you, the hope of glory, is God’s vision for you.” He wants to make you more than you can be. He wants to show you to the world as a jewel of His grace. He wants to show off the virtue of His Son through your life. He wants to give you Heaven’s eyes and intellect to understand the things of the Kingdom. He wants to give you a heart that is so large, so filled with the passion of Christ that you will do anything and go anywhere He needs you to go. His words are worth any price we have to pay to hear them, and, to be possessed by them. Do you agree?
I pray that you will hear the word of the Lord, make it yours, and run for the vision.