The Wilderness, the Fruitful Field, and the Forest

 

Core Scripture: Isaiah 44:1-4

“YET NOW hear, O Jacob, My servant and Israel, whom I have chosen.  2 Thus says the Lord, Who made you and formed you from the womb, Who will help you: Fear not, O Jacob, My servant, and you Jeshurun [the upright one–applied to Israel as a type of the Messiah], whom I have chosen.  3 For I will pour water upon him who is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground. I will pour My Spirit upon your offspring, and My blessing upon your descendants.  4 And they shall spring up among the grass like willows or poplars by the watercourses.”

What He does within us, also transforms our generation lineage into a watercourse for His Spirit to flow through.

His Watercourse:  Man:  (The Spirit – the Soul – the Body)

“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.  39 But He was speaking here of the Spirit, Whom those who believed (trusted, had faith) in Him were afterward to receive.  For the [Holy] Spirit had not yet been given, because Jesus was not yet glorified (raised to honor)”   John 7:37-39.

“Then shall the lame man leap like a hart, and the tongue of the dumb shall sing for joy. For waters shall break forth in the wilderness and streams in the desert.  7 And the burning sand and the mirage shall become a pool, and the thirsty ground springs of water; in the haunt of jackals, where they lay resting, shall be grass with reeds and rushes”   Isaiah 35:6-7.

The Wilderness – the Fruitful Field – the Forest:

“Until the Spirit is poured upon us from on high, and the wilderness becomes a fruitful field, and the fruitful field is valued as a forest”   Isaiah 32:15.

“And the remnant that has survived of the house of Judah shall again take root downward and bear fruit upward”   2 Kings 19:30.

We are going from just Dwelling, into Living, until we are fully Abiding:

“Dwell in Me, and I will dwell in you.  [Live in Me, and I will live in you.]  Just as no branch can bear fruit of itself without abiding in (being vitally united to) the vine, neither can you bear fruit unless you abide in Me”   John 15:4.

Three Stages of Maturity: Fruit –  Rich Fruit –  Excellent Fruit.

The Glory penetrates into each area, brings a separation for clarification, thoroughly cleanses, then refashions all three parts of our being, thereby making us whole.  The Glory flows through us unhindered.

“Though it was planted in good soil where water was plentiful for it to produce leaves and to bear fruit, it was transplanted, that it might become a splendid vine”   Ezekiel 37:8.

“Any branch in Me that does not bear fruit [that stops bearing] He cuts away (trims off, takes away); and He cleanses and repeatedly prunes every branch that continues to bear fruit, to make it bear more and richer and more excellent fruit”   < John 15:2.

We are going from just bearing Fruit – unto bearing Rich Fruit – until we fully bear Excellent Fruit.

Isaiah 44 continued:

5 One will say, I am the Lord’s; and another will call himself by the name of Jacob; and another will write [even brand or tattoo] upon his hand, I am the Lord’s, and surname himself by the [honorable] name of Israel. 6 Thus says the Lord, the King of Israel and his Redeemer, the Lord of hosts: I am the First and I am the Last; besides Me there is no God.  7 Who is like Me?  Let him [stand and] proclaim it, declare it, and set [his proofs] in order before Me, since I made and established the people of antiquity.  [Who has announced from of old] the things that are coming?  Then let them declare yet future things.  8 Fear not, nor be afraid [in the coming violent upheavals]; have I not told it to you from of old and declared it?  And you are My witnesses!  Is there a God besides Me?  There is no [other] Rock; I know not any.”

The Glory begins to deal with the hearts and minds of men, and the things we depend on:

“9 All who make graven idols are confusion, chaos, and worthlessness. Their objects (idols) in which they delight do not profit them, and their own witnesses (worshipers) do not see or know, so that they are put to shame.  10 Who is [such a fool as] to fashion a god or cast a graven image that is profitable for nothing?  11 Behold, all his fellows shall be put to shame, and the craftsmen, [how can they make a god?] they are but men. Let them all be gathered together, let them stand forth; they shall be terrified, they shall be put to shame together.  12 The ironsmith sharpens and uses a chisel and works it over the coals; he shapes [the core of the idol] with hammers and forges it with his strong arm. He becomes hungry and his strength fails; he drinks no water and is faint.  13 The carpenter stretches out a line, he marks it out with a pencil or red ocher; he fashions [an idol] with planes and marks it out with the compasses; and he shapes it to have the figure of a man, with the beauty of a man, that it may dwell in a house.  14 He hews for himself cedars, and takes the holm tree and the oak and lets them grow strong for himself among the trees of the forest; he plants a fir tree or an ash, and the rain nourishes it.  15 Then it becomes fuel for a man to burn; a part of it he takes and warms himself, yes, he kindles a fire and bakes bread.  [Then out of the remainder, the leavings] he also makes a god and worships it!  He [with his own hands] makes it into a graven image and falls down and worships it!  16 He burns part of the wood in the fire; with part of it he [cooks and] eats flesh, he roasts meat and is satisfied. Also he warms himself and says, Aha!  I am warm, I have seen the fire!  17 And from what is left [of the log] he makes a god, his graven idol. He falls down to it, he worships it and prays to it and says, Deliver me, for you are my god!”

The Glory that is being released now is confronting the darkness that is still rooted deeply in our hearts and minds, so He can transform them and fill them with light.  All that we have done in our flesh, in our soul, or outside of His will is being shown to us, so that we can allow Him to remove those things deeply seated within us, and our dependence upon them, so that we can be richly transformed by Him.  Only that which is birthed from His Spirit, and that which comes from His Wisdom, will remain in the days and years to come.

18 They do not know or understand, for their eyes God has let become besmeared so that they cannot see, and their minds as well so that they cannot understand.  19 And no one considers in his mind, nor has he knowledge and understanding [enough] to say [to himself], I have burned part of this log in the fire, and also I have baked bread on its coals and have roasted meat and eaten it.  And shall I make the remainder of it into an abomination [the very essence of what is disgusting, detestable, and shamefully vile in the eyes of a jealous God]?  Shall I fall down and worship the stock of a tree [a block of wood without consciousness or life]?  20 That kind of man feeds on ashes [and finds his satisfaction in ashes]!  A deluded mind has led him astray, so that he cannot release and save himself, or ask, Is not [this thing I am holding] in my right hand a lie?”

The Charge for our day from the Lord to His People:

21 Remember these things [earnestly], O Jacob, O Israel, for you are My servant! I formed you, you are My servant; O Israel, you shall not be forgotten by Me.  22 I have blotted out like a thick cloud your transgressions, and like a cloud your sins. Return to Me, for I have redeemed you.  23 Sing, O heavens, for the Lord has done it; shout, you depths of the earth; break forth into singing, you mountains, O forest and every tree in it!  For the Lord has redeemed Jacob, and He glorifies Himself in Israel.  24 Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer, and He Who formed you from the womb: I am the Lord, Who made all things, Who alone stretched out the heavens, Who spread out the earth by Myself [who was with Me]?”

The Glory will frustrate the signs, the omens, and the counsels of men in our day, to reveal Himself:

25 [I am the Lord] Who frustrates the signs and confounds the omens [upon which the false prophets’ forecasts of the future are based] of the [boasting] liars and makes fools of diviners, Who turns the wise backward and makes their knowledge foolishness, 26 [The Lord] Who confirms the word of His servant and performs the counsel of His messengers, Who says of Jerusalem, She shall [again] be inhabited, and of the cities of Judah, They shall [again] be built, and I will raise up their ruins, 27 Who says to the deep, Be dry, and I will dry up your rivers, 28 Who says of Cyrus, He is My shepherd (ruler), and he shall perform all My pleasure and fulfill all My purpose — even saying of Jerusalem, She shall [again] be built, and of the temple, Your foundation shall [again] be laid.”

You are in the process of being rebuilt into His Habitation, and many will look through your life, and see Jesus within. He is also doing this Body-wide, because He is going to be seen, and known, as the only true God of this world and of this generation!

It’s time to become that Fruitful Forest – and the Oaks of Righteousness!

 

–  Susan O’Marra


Rev. Susan O'MarraThe 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.

 

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  1. Matthew 7:15-20 (NKJV)
    You Will Know Them by Their Fruits
    15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. 16 You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? 17 Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Therefore by their fruits you will know them.