Prophetic Word by Chuck Pierce
By Chuck Pierce
by Chuck Pierce
osted July 2, 200808
Dear Friends, Intercessors and Zion Aligned:
For the first time in history, we celebrated Pentecost 2008, 5768. I also enjoyed my best birthday ever. Being 55 has a great benefit in that I was blessed to read Isaiah 55 again and have the Lord remind me "that His ways are not my ways!" You have a GLORY in you that the Lord is trying to unlock. You are being reformed so that GLORY can be seen by others and you become favored to transform your sphere.
THE SPOON OF GOD IS STIRRING THIS LAND
One word that came forth this past weekend at our Pentecost Gathering had to do with the Lord "taking His spoon and stirring the mud of Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, and other states in the Midwest/central part of our nation." I saw the mud and the Lord said, "I will take My spoon and stir and stir and reform this portion of our nation." This was on Friday.
Then the rains began. Here is a word from Francis Frangipane: "As some of you are aware, we are experiencing major flooding here in Iowa, especially in downtown Cedar Rapids, but also in other communities as well. The flooding here is at 'historic' levels, yet it is still mostly limited to areas along the rivers in Cedar Rapids. As I write, I was just notified that Homeland Security has just closed the main highways and bridges into and through Cedar Rapids. This weather/flooding is being hailed as a '500 year flood.'"
After releasing this word from the Lord, I went to our book, "Releasing the Prophetic Destiny of a Nation." This is the only historic, prophetic book we have. I reviewed the prophecies recorded over these central states. When Dutch Sheets and I went to Wisconsin, the Lord said, "This will be My RIVER STATE. Watch when all the rivers rise!" If you do not have this book, I encourage you to purchase a copy and use it as a prayer and watchman guide. These are such interesting times.
I have been meditating on the power of our Creator to create. The hovering power of the Spirit of God and the speaking voice of our Creative Lord can break any power of chaos around us and create a new order out of our confusion. If you do not know Him, know that He created you with a purpose and desires to commune with you. He is the Executive Director of the earth.
Many of us do not recognize that all that happens in our lives will work toward His best and will become of ultimate benefit to us if we will only submit and praise. The more you align with His creative power, the less anxiety you will experience. Listen deeply within your heart and spirit for His voice. All He does is for your good. If you will listen, you will sense a peace that goes beyond any human calmness.
We must guard ourselves from high levels of stress. Many of our health problems are a result of stress and anxiety. If we will listen to and submit ourselves to Him in chaotic situations, circumstances, and overall atmospheric upheavals, we will find our lives aligning with the God who created us who can work order in the midst of confusion.
We must strive to experience joy in doing His will. Remove discouragement from your vocabulary! If you will do that, you will find that the flaws in your character and your faulty self-image will realign with God's best. You will then have strength to reach goals you could never attain through human reasoning, self-evaluations, and personal judgments. This is a season for you to see the best that the Lord has placed in you.
This Tuesday in prayer, the Lord gave me Psalm 16:5-11: "O LORD, You are the portion of my inheritance and my cup! You maintain my lot. I will bless the LORD who has given me counsel. My heart also instructs me in the night seasons. I have set the LORD always before me; because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved. Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices! My flesh also will rest in hope...You will show me the path of life! In Your presence is fullness of joy!"
You have a Glory in you that the Lord is calling forth. Let YOUR GLORY rejoice and watch the iniquities in your bloodline flee.
This is the hour of the rise of the modern day circuit rider. These will be persons that will forsake the comforts of the hour to preach the gospel to the ends of the earth. Young men and women who will lay down any right to earthly pleasure to obtain the pleasures of heaven on earth. I have always been amazed at the men and women who preached during the Methodist revival. Many of them preached circuits in their lifetime. They would go from town to town on horseback preaching in houses, on haystacks and in General stores. They didn't care much where they preached unless the gospel was being released and people's lives were being transformed.
Jesus, as a rabbi, chose disciples into whom He would pour His life — not just teach them information, but disclose His heart. These disciples observed Him in every setting. They had backstage passes to His most intimate moments. They were welcomed into His private dealings. Jesus' disciples — with all this up close access — made a connection between His life of prayer and His life of power, and they asked Him to teach them to pray.
The wind of the Holy Spirit is always blowing, but there needs to be something for that wind to "blow into". God looks for us to put up our sails that His wind might blow into our sails to take us where He wants us. When we step out in new ways it is like putting up our sails for the winds of His Presence. It takes some effort on our part to find out just how to put up those sails. In our times with God the light of revelation gives us guidance on just what to do. God inspires us to do things that His wind might find something to blow upon. Sometimes it may seem like we are putting up our sails but the wind is not blowing. Persistence is necessary to find His wind, discovering what works and where the wind is blowing.