~ I Am Hearing the Cries of My Creation Awaiting My Son’s and Daughters to Arise! ~
A Strange Story
I have a strange story to tell you about. Something which happened to me the other day. It was one of those times when I immediately knew it was totally a “God thing,” because it was so out of the normal for what I was doing at the time.
I had gone to a nutritional class for my health and then visited a discount store which I love to do whenever I am in town. When I came out and was about to get into my car, I heard the most terrible crying, so that I had to turn and look at the car next to me. In the car was an old hound dog with his nose pointed straight up in the air and he was just wailing away!
God speaks To Us Through His Creation
At first I thought that he was hot, which he probably was, but the windows were cracked open a bit so that he wouldn’t get too hot. What I believe now, is that he was just missing his owner… his friend who took care of him, who fed him, who petted him and whom he loved, no matter what!
Now, I have never had any children, so God often speaks to me about what is on his heart through animals, which I love very much, and especially through dogs. As I heard this dog crying like he was, my heart began to fill up with His heart and with this deep, deep groaning and the sorrow that He felt at feeling abandoned and His longing for His best friend. Suddenly God spoke to me as these guttural sobs came out of my inner most being! I could NOT stop sobbing!
The Lord spoke and said… Romans 8:19-23 (JUB)
“For the earnest hope of the creatures waits for the manifestation of the sons of God.
For the creatures were subjected to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who has subjected them, with the hope that the same creatures shall be delivered from the slavery of corruption into the glorious liberty of the sons of God. For we now know that all the creatures groan together and travail in pain together until now. And not only they, but ourselves also who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, that is to say, the redemption of our body.”
I Could Hear The Earth Crying
I was literally hearing the cry of creation through this dog! I felt the heart of God for His creation! I began in an instant as I was travailing, to see the cries of His children who are being abused every day!
I saw the martyr’s who are being crucified in the middle East for their belief in Jesus!
I heard the cries of the unborn who are being destroyed before they can even take a breath in this earth and who will never get to live out their destinies!
I heard through this old hound dog’s cry the yearnings for their Father to come and be with them and help them. And I heard God say,
”My eyes are on the righteous and My ears are open to their cries! Now will I arise for the sake of those that are desiring to see Me and know that I AM near them!
I will come, as My sons arise. I will arise in them and the creation will be loosed from the bondage that the enemy has kept them in! And yes, even the creation, the animals, the earth and all that was created for My glory, will come into the liberty of the Sons of God!
You are my sons and daughters, who have been touched with the feeling of the infirmities of those who are crying out for Me and crying out for freedom! Arise, and come into My presence now and hear My heart!
I am ever interceding for you, but I must have a body on the earth to legally intercede through! Those who must arise and decree on behalf of those who have a veil over their eyes! I must have legal access to those who are in darkness!
As you yield yourselves to Me, in full surrender to Me, I will give you My heart for the earth and those who dwell thereon.. I will give you the words to speak and decree which will set the captives free. I will give you the keys that will unlock the prison doors for those whom I will lay on your heart.. Can’t you hear their cries? Can’t you hear their longing for the friend who sticks closer than a brother?
Can you hear My heart for creation? Arise to the call of intercession!!”
I Saw The American Flag With Dark Clouds Surrounding It
Next as I got into my car, I began to drive and I looked up into the sky and I saw a cloud formation that looked like an American flag. It had the stripes and I saw stars in the corner or a blocked out section. The flag formation then began to be surrounded with darker clouds, all around..
I had to get out of the car because I began to weep again! The Lord spoke to me and said..
“The United States of America is being surrounded by darkness all around and I am calling my people to get into rank!” He said,
“They must arise and take their place in intercession! They all have a different calling to different problems and issues which are going on right now. They must focus as special ops would focus on their target and begin to arise in their ranks and destroy the works of the enemy that is coming against this country!
I must have those with My heart of compassion and yet a hatred toward the evil that is destroying this country! They must be moved with compassion! They must come into the intimacy that I am calling them to, so they will be able to hear My very heartbeat and then go in the power of My might, to bring the hope of the Gospel into these areas of darkness!
If they will heed the call to intimacy and prayer, I will hear from heaven and heal their land! Yes, arise out of your complacency and shine with the glorious gospel and I will confirm My word with signs, wonders and miracles, in and through you!
It is your time and My Glory will cover the earth!!”
”They shall run like mighty men; they shall climb the wall like men of war, and they shall march each one in his ways, and they shall not break his ranks. No one shall crowd his companion; they shall walk each one in his path: and even falling upon the sword, they shall not be wounded. They shall go through the city; they shall run upon the wall; they shall climb up upon the houses; they shall enter in at the windows like a thief. The earth shall quake before him; the heavens shall tremble: the sun and the moon shall go dark; and the stars shall withdraw their shining: and the LORD shall utter his voice before his army: for many are his camps and strong, that execute his word; for the day of the LORD is great, and very terrible; and who can abide it? Therefore also now, saith the LORD, turn unto me with all your heart and with fasting and with weeping, and with mourning: and rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the LORD your God for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and great in mercy, and he does repent of chastisement. Who knows if he will return and repent and leave a blessing behind him even a present and a drink offering unto the LORD your God?” Joel 2:7-14 (JUB).
– by Jo Ellen Stevens Arise Shine!
Jo Ellen Stevens of TCIC Ministries is a Prophetic speaker, author, worshiper and intercessor. She has ministered with her husband for 23 years and was a worship leader at the Assembly of God for many years. She is an ordained minister (Restoration Ministries) and works with Restoration Ministries in their Ministry Rooms doing prophetic worship with her husband. She has taught many bible studies and have led many intercessory prayer groups.