This Word was first published on April 10th, 2009
I was worshipping and the Lord had me praying for Kenya, and I had a few impressions. One was that He was so pleased with the saints who are PRAYING and worshipping Him! The other was that the drought was His way of drawing people to HIM.
There has been a drought on the land because of sin in the government and people worshipping idols, demons and Satan instead of Him. Identifying with them before the Lord in repentance, and all the Christians who have compromised will yield great results.
The third impression was that this word could just as well be for the U.S.A. and other nations also, as many places are experiencing drought.
“For day and night Your hand was heavy upon me; My vitality was turned into the drought of summer,” Psalms 32:4 NKJV.
“A drought is against her waters, and they will be dried up. For it is the land of carved images, and they are insane with their idols,” Jeremiah 50:38 NKJV.
“I knew you in the wilderness, In the land of great drought. When they had pasture, they were filled; They were filled and their heart was exalted; Therefore they forgot Me. “So I will be to them like a lion; Like a leopard by the road I will lurk; I will meet them like a bear deprived of her cubs; I will tear open their rib cage, And there I will devour them like a lion,” Hosea 13:5-8 NKJV.
“You looked for much, but indeed it came to little; and when you brought it home, I blew it away. Why?” says the Lord of hosts. “Because of My house that is in ruins, while every one of you runs to his own house. Therefore the heavens above you withhold the dew, and the earth withholds its fruit. For I called for a drought on the land and the mountains, on the grain and the new wine and the oil, on whatever the ground brings forth, on men and livestock, and on all the labor of your hands,” Haggai 1:9-11 NKJV.
With this last scripture I feel the Lord is saying that we often build our own SELVES up, rather than HIM. THAT is the sin we need to repent of – our own self-centeredness and selfishness. We are to love Him and others more than ourselves. But I know in America as well as other places in the world, many Christians are serving themselves without even realizing that all their selfish ambition is to lift up how they feel about themselves rather than lifting up JESUS. Jesus wants to be the preeminent One AGAIN !
If we will repent and turn from our sins, identifying with the godless who do idolatry, and repent for them, as Job did for his children, because they are our brothers and sisters on earth, and for ourselves, then God will bring a sweeping move across Kenya and the earth as He has promised. Turn your orphanages into 24 hour prayer watches. Train up the children in warfare, knowing how to worship and pray. Make them into an ARMY of GOD’s making that they will take back the land with you for the sake of HIS KINGDOM. Pray for the veils of darkness to be removed from the eyes of those covered.
Depend on God, and not man to provide for you for this is another area we fail to see our idolatry. His judgment is coming on the whole earth in this hour and our TRUST must be fully in HIM. Man will give when led of the Lord. But we have to be free of our own dependencies on others, or our manipulating others. That is a form of IDOLATRY which is rampant in America I know.
Ask God if He is not calling you to grow your own food, to plant trees for harvesting so you can feed orphans and others. Ask HIM to provide and HE will send the people or angels to provide.
I also feel that if you have been one to bow down to things with the money He has provided, that He will ask SOME of you to sell your homes and to give the money to the poor to make restitution and to provide for building up His Kingdom, if you repent from building your own kingdom.
Treat orphans and others, as you would your own child. Do not think they are less than your own children. Love them like they were your own flesh and blood. Repent from any lack of loving others as much as you love your own self.
REPENT for the Kingdom of GOD WIND is coming and it is at hand. Lift up your voices to the Lord and cry out in worship and prayer for the salvation of the lost. Spend yourselves on HIM, and He will send the RAIN of His glory !
“The Lord will guide you continually, And satisfy your soul in drought, and strengthen your bones; You shall be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail,” Isaiah 58:11 NKJV.
“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, and whose hope is the Lord. For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, which spreads out its roots by the river, and will not fear when heat comes; but its leaf will be green, and will not be anxious in the year of drought, nor will cease from yielding fruit,” Jeremiah 17:7-8 NKJV.
“Destroy the demons of tribal rivalry and ethnic fear and hatreds, and judgments by loving one another as I have loved you,” says the Lord !
“Treat others as you would want to be treated !”
|by: PRISCILLA VAN SUTPHIN of Upstream Ministries, California www.upstreamca.org & www.blogtalkradio.com/Upstream |
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