March 29, 2020
On Saturday during the corporate prayer time I was prompted to get a Bible which fell open to Jonah 2:9 end of verse: "Deliverance belongs to the Lord!" Later in the afternoon as I was meditating on this, I felt to start thanking God that He is our deliverer and He is delivering us from COVID -19. I believe there is also a place of repenting for our lack of 'going' not unlike Jonah.
On Sunday morning while praying a word from the Lord came:
My children, I am well pleased with you. Pay attention to the signs I am revealing. My ways are higher ways, “Come up to the higher ways of Life”. My life is in My word. Don’t be afraid to come up higher. In My higher ways there is stretching and growth that requires pressing. Don’t be afraid to press in. The things I have are glorious and wonderful. They are not to be feared but revered as Holy. I am raising My people to a new standard in Me. I may demand much. It may seem that way but what I demand is for My people to walk in Holiness. My Holiness must be revealed through My people. Awake! Arise! Press in! Fear not, for I am a Holy God and you are a Holy people. I am awakening. I am shaking. This is the season that you have been awaiting, so MOVE and PRESS IN LIKE NEVER BEFORE! There will be much fruit. Fruit in your lives and those around you. Be strengthened in Me and fear not. This is a Holy time. A Holy time in My presence. "Trust Me" says the Lord for I know the plans I have for you and they are good. They are good! They are good! Arise and shine for My Glory has come. You have cried out and I have heard your prayers. Be still and know that I am God. Your God. The God of salvation, the God of deliverance, the God of peace, the God of healing, the God of restoration. I am the Healer. "Deliverance is Mine" says the Lord. Worship Me in fullness and truth. "I am taking you to a higher place in Me" says the Lord. Be encouraged for I will never leave you or forsake you.
(Immediately after this word was given there was rolling thunder.)
Inspired worship song came to my heart:
Turn your eyes upon Jesus Look full in His wonderful face And the things of earth Will grow strangely dim In the light of His glory and grace Jeff looked up the words to the song which include these verses Verse 1 O soul are you weary and troubled No light in the darkness you see There's light for a look at the Savior And life more abundant and free Verse 2 Through death into life everlasting He passed and we follow Him there Over us sin no more hath dominion For more than conquerors we are Verse 3 His Word shall not fail you He promised Believe Him and all will be well Then go to a world that is dying His perfect salvation to tell