A Cry in Zion

March 1, 2021

A Cry in Zion

Jeremiah 8:19

Behold the voice of the cry of the daughter of my people because of them that dwell in a far country: [Is] not the LORD in Zion? [is] not her king in her? Why have they provoked me to anger with their graven images, [and] with strange vanities?

                There is rising up a cry in the bride for those who dwell in a far country.  The far countries are Babylon and Egypt.  It is in those places that I have delivered you out of with a mighty hand, yet you have chosen to return there and dwell there rather than in Zion and in my holy city, which you are in Spirit and in Truth.  It is the vanity, the idols, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the vainglory of life that has led you captive.  You have become fat and content in those foreign places and you have forgotten where I dwell.  Do not I the Lord dwell in Zion? Am not I the King in Jerusalem, My holy city? 

                My beloved, I dwell in you.  Have you so soon forgotten who you are?  I have become a distant place and foreign land to you.  My dwelling place has become to you distant and beyond the living.  I have called you this day to live in Zion and in My holy hill.  I have called you to be Kings and Priests to minister in My holy temple, which you are.  Why do you respond to the call of foreign lovers?  The travail that Paul had for the Galatians is the travail I have till Christ be formed in you.  You are My temple and you are My inheritance.  I am jealous over you.  Am I so little to you that you run to serve and love others? 

                My call to my people is to return this hour unto Me with your whole hearts, your whole souls and all of your being.  Do not forget who you are, for I have given you a new name and new nature.  You are not the world, but you have been called out of the world and I have exhorted you not to touch the unclean thing for it defiles those who do.  Separate yourselves from idolatry and vainglory.  Come apart with Me and let me cleanse you and restore you unto righteousness. 

                The road that leads back to Zion, My holy hill is open and I am calling you to return from your foreign countries.  Leave your foreign wives and lovers and return unto Me while there is time.  Today the heavens are open.  Lift your head and look up for your redemption draws nigh. 




The Rains are Coming!

August 26, 2015

Joel 2:21-24 (The Message translation)
Fear not, Earth! Be glad and celebrate! God has done great things. Fear not, wild animals! The fields and meadows are greening up. The trees are bearing fruit again: a bumper crop of fig trees and vines! Children of Zion, celebrate! Be glad in your God. He’s giving you a teacher to train you how to live right—Teaching, like rain out of heaven, showers of words to refresh and nourish your soul, just as he used to do. And plenty of food for your body—silos full of grain, casks of wine and barrels of olive oil.

The Rains are Coming!

As I was asking the Lord about what to write this morning, I heard in my Spirit, “Tell my people the rains are coming.” He then reminded me of the rains spoken of in Joel 2:23. King James reads, “Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the LORD your God: for he hath given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month.” Just as the rains of heaven rejuvenate and give the life giving fluids to grow the crops, so the Spirit anointed teaching of God’s Word will come like rain to cause His people to come forth in spiritual fruitfulness. We have all set under much teaching and even good instruction, but this teaching and Word of God will be life changing and spirit transforming. It will come with the demonstration of such power and life that it will be a well of restoration, breakthrough and freedom. This rain comes after a time of great darkness upon the earth. It comes after a time where the people of God have entered into fasting and praying, of rending their hearts and not just their garments. It comes as we fully return to the Lord and bring the acceptable sacrifices of a broken and contrite heart.
When this rain breaks forth it will be like none you have seen before. It will be the former and the latter rain together, a double portion blessing upon the people of God. The rains are necessary both for preparing the soil to plant and also for bringing the harvest to fruition. These rains are for the bringing forth of a great harvest in the earth and also for the fruition of that which has already been planted. The rest of the passage of Joel 2 goes on to read, “24And the floors shall be full of wheat, and the vats shall overflow with wine and oil. 25And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you. 26And ye shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied, and praise the name of the LORD your God, that hath dealt wondrously with you: and my people shall never be ashamed. 27And ye shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I am the LORD your God, and none else: and my people shall never be ashamed. 28And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:
29And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.
30And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.
31The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the LORD come. 32And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD hath said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call.”
There is a season for every purpose under heaven. There is a season for tearing down and destruction, but that preceeds the season of restoration, blessing and life. Let us prepare our hearts in the manner that God has prescribed, seeking Him in fasting, repentance and prayer. For surely He will answer us and bring the showers of His blessing and life.


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