A Journey Into Understanding:
The Deeper Artesian Springs
For the past 2 days, I have been reading out of my Message Translation Bible that I keep by my bed for times when I want to read for devotional purposes. I picked it up and read Isaiah 28. I was astounded by the time I got through the chapter. The Lord has not let me get out of this chapter ever since. So this morning, I sat on my couch and asked the Lord to give me more understanding on this chapter for our days, and for what we need to know to walk with Him in it all. For clarity sake, I will post the chapter below first: (I underlined the parts that stood out to me)
1-4 Doom to the pretentious drunks of Ephraim, shabby and washed out and seedy — Tipsy, sloppy-fat, beer-bellied parodies of a proud and handsome past. Watch closely: God has someone picked out, someone tough and strong to flatten them. Like a hailstorm, like a hurricane, like a flash flood, one-handed he’ll throw them to the ground. Samaria, the party hat on Israel’s head, will be knocked off with one blow. It will disappear quicker than a piece of meat tossed to a dog.
5-6 At that time, God-of-the-Angel-Armies will be the beautiful crown on the head of what’s left of his people: Energy and insights of justice to those who guide and decide, strength and prowess to those who guard and protect.
7-8 These also, the priest and prophet, stagger from drink, weaving, falling-down drunks, Besotted with wine and whiskey, can’t see straight, can’t talk sense. Every table is covered with vomit. They live in vomit.
9-10 “Is that so? And who do you think you are to teach us? Who are you to lord it over us? We’re not babies in diapers to be talked down to by such as you — ‘Da, da, da, da, blah, blah, blah, blah. That’s a good little girl, that’s a good little boy.'”
11-12 But that’s exactly how you will be addressed. God will speak to this people, In baby talk, one syllable at a time — and he’ll do it through foreign oppressors. He said before, “This is the time and place to rest, to give rest to the weary. This is the place to lay down your burden.” But they won’t listen.
13 So God will start over with the simple basics and address them in baby talk, one syllable at a time — “Da, da, da, da, blah, blah, blah, blah. That’s a good little girl, that’s a good little boy.” And like toddlers, they will get up and fall down, get bruised and confused and lost.
14-15 Now listen to God’s Message, you scoffers, you who rule this people in Jerusalem. You say, “We’ve taken out good life insurance. We’ve hedged all our bets, covered all our bases. No disaster can touch us. We’ve thought of everything. We’re advised by the experts. We’re set.”
16-17 But the Master, God, has something to say to this: “Watch closely. I’m laying a foundation in Zion, a solid granite foundation, squared and true. And this is the meaning of the stone: a trusting life won’t topple. I’ll make justice the measuring stick and righteousness the plumb line for the building. A hailstorm will knock down the shantytown of lies, and a flash flood will wash out the rubble.
18-22 “Then you’ll see that your precious life insurance policy wasn’t worth the paper it was written on. Your careful precautions against death were a pack of illusions and lies. When the disaster happens, you’ll be crushed by it. Every time disaster comes, you’ll be in on it — disaster in the morning, disaster at night.” Every report of disaster will send you cowering in terror. There will be no place where you can rest, nothing to hide under. God will rise to full stature, raging as he did long ago on Mount Perazim And in the valley of Gibeonagainst the Philistines. But this time it’s against you. Hard to believe, but true. Not what you’d expect, but it’s coming. Sober up, friends, and don’t scoff. Scoffing will just make it worse. I’ve heard the orders issued for destruction, orders from God-of-the-Angel-Armies—ending up in an international disaster.
23-26 Listen to me now. Give me your closest attention. Do farmers plow and plow and do nothing but plow? Or harrow and harrow and do nothing but harrow? After they’ve prepared the ground, don’t they plant? Don’t they scatter dill and spread cumin, Plant wheat and barley in the fields and raspberries along the borders? They know exactly what to do and when to do it. Their God is their teacher.
27-29 And at the harvest, the delicate herbs and spices, the dill and cumin, are treated delicately. On the other hand, wheat is threshed and milled, but still not endlessly. The farmer knows how to treat each kind of grain. He’s learned it all from God-of-the-Angel-Armies, who knows everything about when and how and where.
So, after I prayed about more understanding, I go and lay down on my bed. I then have a vision of the following scene:
I am with a group of people, and we are all living together in a place. We have some crops growing, and houses, and the usual things. But there is no water for people to drink in the whole area. So I prayed to the Lord in the vision and asked Him to open an artesian spring for us from under the ground so we would all have water to drink. The Lord then spoke to me to walk over to where a rocky area was on the property. It was a hilly part with big boulders and bushes. He said to me to look, and I would find an opening, and to go in there and I would find the spring. So I did, and there was a room-like opening within the boulders, and there was a bubbling spring flowing inside. I went and told the others and we all drank from that spring, and used it to water our crops and for bathing.
One day, an angel came and told me to tell everyone to come into the room-like opening because He wanted to talk to us, so we all gathered there. He had a long robe on, and a long staff in his hand. He began to talk to us, and as he talked, the ground shook and all of the rocks outside fell down and closed the opening of the room and we were shut inside with the angel. His staff then lit up with a reddish glow which filled the area with red light for us all to see by. He then talked more to us and we listened. I could hear sounds of things happening outside but they seemed far away in comparison to the angels words being spoken to us.
After awhile, his staff started to change colors and eventually turned to blue. When that happened the rocks that had blocked the entrance to where we were just disappeared, and bright sunlight from outside streamed into the area. The angel then said to us, it has been 6 years since you entered here with me, so when you go outside things will be different. We all looked at each other because we thought it was only hours or maybe a couple of days. We all then began to go back outside into the brilliant sunlight, and things had changed everywhere, even the area we were at was now overgrown with thick greenery, as no one had tended it for 6 years. Then I was back in my bed.
I laid there praying about the interpretation, and the Lord then said to me:
“I have been calling My people into deeper levels of intimacy with Me, but most have not been listening, so they are like errant children with no sense of direction, and are unbalanced in their walks with Me. Many have not grown up into maturity, and are still caught up in the world, and in the daily affairs of the hour, and many are in stress, in fear, and are in danger of hardening into unbelief. But you have the wisdom to ask Me for wisdom for your day, you have sought for the deeper insights into your hour, and into where I am taking you. You know that My Harvesting Wave has already begun to come into your nation, and the water levels are rising, and I am pouring out wisdom for all to gather and to get it from Me.”
“I am opening up the hearts of men, and you are beginning to gather the first phase of the harvest of the new babes in. I am growing you up in the harvesting, so that you can effectively mentor them, and not let them fall away as in the past harvests. But you will have to meet with Me more, for the water is going to get stronger and will last longer, and I will deal stronger with many, and will shake them to their cores, as I deal with them in the hearts and minds, and as I deal with the sin in My House, and the wickedness in the nations. You have asked me to take you deeper into My heart and Mind, and to teach you so that you can walk as the 5 wise virgins through your generation. So I have begun to gather you and to teach you to function in the deeper truths of My Spirit, and this is seen by you drinking of the artesian spring, but know this, that only the Remnant across the globe are drinking out of it right now with Me.”
“I have been calling the masses of My Church to drink of it, but most still refuse to become a spiritual House for Me, but they want to drink through their worldly glasses instead. So they will have no pure water to sustain them or to carry them through the harder days ahead of you. They are going to have a very hard time in the next 6 years, and many of My people will perish in their disobedience to Me, and in their neglect of seeking Me, for they will not have their inner selves built up to be rooted deep enough in Me. For I am going to shake the earth like never before, and many nations will be in uproar, and nations, entire races, and international borders will be radically changed when I am through with this phase of global realignment and reconstruction. I am here to harvest this generation.”
“But to you who hear My Voice, I am now bringing you into another deeper time of feeding, of learning to walk truer in the Spirit with Me. I will give you hands on assignments. and I will give you more mature experiences with Me that will be necessary for you to learn, to prepare you for the full weight of My Wave that will hit the nations in 2020. I will shut you in with Me corporately in deeper ways, and when you meet, I will take over and I open My Word and give you the deep meat, the deep truths that I have reserved for your generation to walk in. The others that disobey will no longer be able to stay among you, for I will drive them out, and they will wander in a dry condition, and will go through the great shakings and the severe events, and the earth changes I will bring. It will be very hard to bear, for they did not care, when I called to them to come and gather together with Me, and with the Corporate Body when it was easy.”
“You are each to know, that I will provide for you in various ways in the coming days, and I will sustain you as I train you, and I will enrich you with My wealth, and you will all glow with My health. Those who come and learn of Me, will become the pillars of stability in your days, and also in the coming years, and all throughout the decades to come. There is still time, for there is yet much to be done. I will teach you all what to do, and when to do them, as you all depend fully on Me. But you must gather together in prayer more often in the days ahead, and seek My Face corporately, and eat with joy what I give to you, and then obey what I say, and as you all do, then you will come forth easily into the New Day, for I shall realign the nations and the peoples of the earth, My Way.”
“I am in control of the earth, not men, and I am here to enter into a Season of Contention with them, and when I am through, the nations will all know who I Am, and things will become more in line with what I have ordained them to be, for the sake of the Global Harvest to fully be able to be brought in, and for the newly saved children that will come in, to be discipled correctly into My men in this generation. I will no longer allow My Harvests to be wasted, nor corrupted anymore, so I am entering into men’s and international affairs in this hour, and I will have My way, and you shall see much global change over the next 6 years, but you all will sow and reap My harvest fields with thankful hearts and joyful tears. I am answering all of your prayers, for I am your God who truly cares, and I will do it in surprising ways in the coming days. Now, go on your way, and seek My everyday, for I am with you all, and as you all pray corporately with Me on the Wall, you shall fulfill your generational call.”
Proverbs 18:4 Many words rush along like rivers in flood, but deep wisdom flows up from artesian springs. TM
John 4:11-12 The woman said, “Sir, you don’t even have a bucket to draw with, and this well is deep. So how are you going to get this ‘living water’? Are you a better man than our ancestor Jacob, who dug this well and drank from it, he and his sons and livestock, and passed it down to us?” 13-14 Jesus said, “Everyone who drinks this water will get thirsty again and again. Anyone who drinks the water I give will never thirst — not ever. The water I give will be an artesian spring within, gushing fountains of endless life.” TM
John 7:37-38 Now on the final and most important day of the Feast, Jesus stood, and He cried in a loud voice, If any man is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink! 38 He who believes in Me [who cleaves to and trusts in and relies on Me] as the Scripture has said, From his innermost being shall flow [continuously] springs and rivers of living water. AMP
Micah 6:1-16 HEAR NOW what the Lord says: Arise, contend and plead your case before the mountains, and let the hills hear your voice. 2 Hear, O mountains, the Lord’s controversy, and you strong and enduring foundations of the earth, for the Lord has a controversy (a pleading contention) with His people, and He will [pleadingly] contend with Israel. 3 O My people, what have I done to you? And in what have I wearied you? Testify against Me [answer Me]! 4 For I brought you up out of the land of Egypt and redeemed you out of the house where you were bond servants, and I sent before you Moses, Aaron, and Miriam. 5 O My people, [earnestly] remember now what Balak king of Moab devised and what Balaam the son of Beor answered him; [remember what the Lord did for you] from Shittim to Gilgal, that you may know the righteous and saving acts of the Lord. 6 With what shall I come before the Lord and bow myself before God on high? Shall I come before Him with burnt offerings, with calves a year old? 7 Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams or with ten thousands of rivers of oil? Shall I give my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul? 8 He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, and to love kindness and mercy, and to humble yourself and walk humbly with your God? 9 The voice of the Lord calls to the city [Jerusalem] — and it is sound wisdom to hear and fear Your name — Hear (heed) the rod and Him Who has appointed it. 10 Are there not still treasures gained by wickedness in the house of the wicked, and a scant measure [a false measure for grain] that is abominable and accursed? 11 Can I be pure [Myself, and acquit the man] with wicked scales and with a bag of deceitful weights? 12 For [the city’s] rich men are full of violence; her inhabitants have spoken lies and their tongues are deceitful in their mouths. 13 Therefore I have also smitten you with a deadly wound and made you sick, laying you desolate, waste, and deserted because of your sins. 14 You shall eat but not be satisfied, and your emptiness and hunger shall remain in you; you shall carry away [goods and those you love] but fail to save them, and those you do deliver I will give to the sword. 15 You shall sow but not reap; you shall tread olives but not anoint yourselves with oil, and [you shall extract juice from] the grapes but not drink the wine. 16 For the statutes of [idolatrous] Omri you have kept, and all the works of the house of [wicked] Ahab, and you walk in their counsels. Therefore I will make you a desolation and an astonishment and your [city’s] inhabitants a hissing, and you shall bear the reproach and scorn of My people.
September 1st marks the end of the crossing over, into an intense serious time, and we must be correctly aligned now, and focus down to learn more of the strategies of the Lord, and pray over His Words to us for our coming days, to be able to lead the people through these 6 years of global correction, and further into what the Lord has after that for the nations.
We must grow up in His increasing prayer flow, and birth the full weight of the Harvest, for the Wave will be at the highest stage of crest in 2020, and we will all be harvesting plenty! Dig in saints, and go deeper in prayer!
– Susan O’Marra August 26, 2013
The Rev. Susan O’Marra of “In The Image Of His Glory Ministries“ has been given the mandate by the Father to Raise up His Tents Of Meetings, so she goes wherever the Lord directs her to. Susan shares the Father’s Heart to those who are seeking Him, and the Cloud of the Presence of the Lord and the Fire of the Lord often manifests in the meetings, as the Lord meets with the People. The Impartation of the Spirit is released to all who hunger and thirst for the Lord and who desire to be changed. The Lord is seeking those who are willing to draw near to Him. Susan’s blog site is here.