In our Church Service, the minister preached on how often we seek The LORD — how often do we praise Him — and read His Word — and simply listen for Him?
The message was gentle but powerfully convicting. He pondered on how many of us carry the aroma of Christ and leave a beautiful scent wherever we go.
The scripture he spoke on, speaks of how woundedness can bring beauty.
“When a certain immoral woman from that city heard he was eating there, she brought a beautiful alabaster jar filled with expensive perfume. Then she knelt behind him at his feet, weeping. Her tears fell on his feet, and she wiped them off with her hair. Then she kept kissing his feet and putting perfume on them.” Luke 7:37-38
As the Service began, I found myself drawing a three-legged chair. I was very unsure, but decided to go with it.
I then saw a rug trying to pull itself from under this chair, but the fourth leg became a Ccross.
The message came loud and clear, yet oh so simple!
The Holy Spirit answered our quiet moment in this service by showing the minister a table laden with food.
He saw chairs being drawn out from the table for His Children to come and take time with him at the table. A gesture for intimacy to dine with Him.
The LORD wants to say to us that over the years, many have felt the rug being pulled from under them in so many ways, to stay in woundedness, and yet He asks us to trust and sit on this three-legged chair at this time.
What we see in the natural, He says, is not what He is doing!
The three-legs are His Trinity, and it is The LORD Jesus Who holds us up through The Cross of death and Resurrection Power, that sustains and gives Hope.
He says to have Faith, pure simple Faith, and this comes from partnering with Him at The Table and feasting on His Love by getting to know Him better.
We asked — and He answered!
Too many of His Children have tried to balance on this chair without seeking Him.
Now is the time to ask ourselves a question — Do we yield to our Father and be still? Or continue to wobble forward?
He also spoke of the beautiful promises to shortly come, and this is why we need to be consecrated to be ready and equipped, to receive these promises.
Do you know who and who’s you are?
A wounded body cannot rise up — but a body that is healing, can bring healing to The Nations.
I received Isaiah 61:1-3 with this picture of those promises.
The Year of The LORD’s Favor
“The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because The LORD has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of The LORD’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion — to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.
They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of The LORD for the display of his splendor.” Isaiah 61:1-3
~ Yvonne Coombs