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By Mary LindowWhat I will be sharing with you in the next few paragraphs is something I am being heavily moved upon by the Father to pour out to you and to in a sense, "impart to you" from His Spirit.
SOME OF IT YOU WILL LIKE,
some will strongly challenge you and maybe even prick your soul a bit. But, all for the Good of the purposes God has for you. I love you all enough in Christ to not fear your potential upset with my loving insights.
STRETCH THE TENT PEGS OVER THE GLOBE
The following thoughts and spiritual insights are shared with the intention of helping you see a broader picture, a richer dimension “Kingdom-Globally” and, to challenge you to stretch the tent pegs over the Globe, not just in your local region or country.
So often we want to “export” our spiritual experiences or current expressions of the Holy Spirit to other places and think our way of serving God in our locality is the most powerful and effective pathway to Promised Revival and times of Refreshing.
Many of these same Spiritual moves of the Hand of God are also occurring in Europe, S. Africa, the USA and other places globally. Remember, we are of the Heavenly Kingdom, on assignment to the Globe and have been strategically placed to serve the King of Glory.
SO! HERE WE GO!
Get a cup of tea or coffee and enter the Classroom of the Holy Spirit!
I do agree, that much of what the Lord desires to be done in our native nations needs to come from among the "tribe" there, but we need to be ever so careful to see that the Lord sends in and sends out from among our own and others, specific messengers, people, and giftings in order to train, edify, breakdown earthly cultural divisions and...Refresh.
NO MOVEMENT OR REGION IS EXCLUSIVE ON THE EARTH…
…when the Kingdom is being freely expressed. Everywhere on the Globe, God is doing similar things. I have watched it occur in the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Africa, and Australia over and over again. The weeping, worshiping, repenting type of movement was rich, humbling, and overflowing.
AS YOU GO TO THE LOCATIONS THE LORD MIGHT SEND YOU,
see yourself carrying a small jar of oil as the widow of the prophet had in the book of Kings.
(2 Kings ch. 4 vs. 1-7)
What if she had never obeyed and had not collected the empty “foreign pots of her neighbors”, as many as she could? And she did it in front of her children!
AS she shut herself up with the jars, (empty vessels) and her children, she still had to empty the little precious oil she had in the possession of her small self or - hence, the little pot of oil.
DEAR CHILD OF GOD. YOU ARE ONLY GIVEN ENOUGH FOR EACH EVENT,
EACH MOMENT TO POUR OUT.
BUT. Once you do freely pour into any nation or individual, meaning-any vessel that is empty and put aside, more will then flow, until, all their jars (people) have been filled. Then, you go home, and rest in His presence and prepare again.
THE JOY AND YET SOBER WARNING
that comes from the Lord to those sent to nations is that we must never exclude others from other nations or foreign lands, whether we are at home or in another nation. All that we are, and have been set apart for must be freely shared, freely given, and…
… Freely let go of.
LOCATION IS ALWAYS IMPORTANT TO HUMANS.
It gives us a sense of belonging, purpose, and identity.
However, we cannot lay stake to where and how God will move or honor our efforts. His heart is set upon the whole location of earth to bring it into a Heavenly kingdom fit for Him to rule and reign. He brings heaven down to us, wherever we are, regardless of our location.
The Lord sees our zeal and thrills over the gatherings we have all been a part of. Large or small.
And He celebrates with us!
BUT I AM STIRRED WITH A PROPHETIC WORD OF WARNING…
… And also a spiritual insight.
Once you have stepped into ministering on a national and perhaps international level and move into another place of God’s design for your life, the first thing the Enemy likes to do is imply that we have become more unique or special in our place of calling, location, or expressions.
Actually. You have been called to die further.
To ambition, to personal vision and importance.
Teach this to the young ones.
WE MUST LEARN THAT IT IS NOT LOCATION OR HARD WORK THAT GOD IS BLESSING!
He blesses lives Hidden WITH God in Christ.
Those who will start fires wherever they are sent and then, carry the embers of that flame with them, releasing others to fan the flames.
"He makes winds his messengers,
Flames of fire his servants."
“I will say to the north, 'Give them up!' and to the south,
'Do not hold them back.'
Bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the ends of the earth!”
WHAT ARE THE BATTLES OF ENTERING INTO "THE CALLING?"
The Big ones?
Personal obscurity and self-denial.
Letting go of the torch of personal vision so that others may flourish.
Laying down our exclusiveness and letting others in on God's inclusiveness… globally.
"Therefore, my brothers,
Be all the more eager to make your calling and election sure.
For if you do these things, you will never fail."
2 Peter 1:10
THESE WORDS MAY SEEM INTENSE…
...And sobering dear friends.
But you have stepped into it now and I would not be a true friend to you if I didn't lovingly share with you that, since you have received a commissioning, you must also prepare to release that and, commission others until you yourself have multiplied the fire by allowing others everywhere to be able to have some of it, to fan it, to flame it...to make it their own, only to then repeat the process.
SIMULTANEOUSLY, OTHER GATHERINGS AND MEETINGS ARE OCCURRING GLOBALLY, UNANNOUNCED TO ALL OF US FOCUSING ON OUR OWN REGIONS OR AREAS.
THE LORD IS "TABERNACLE-ING WITH HIS PEOPLE" ...
,,,Everywhere that there is humility, hunger, and holiness.
Eventually, all of this kind of "tent meeting" will produce a move of Global intensity and will have a Glorious Collision among tribes, nations and peoples. We will all know one another in Christ and identify ourselves only as those from another Heavenly Kingdom. Even if we do have different accents and languages to struggle with!
"With this in mind, we pray for you,
that our God may count you worthy of his calling,
and that by his power he may fulfill every good purpose of yours
and every act prompted by your faith."
2 Thessalonians 1:11
AS YOU GO TO THE NATION OR CITIES OR PEOPLE THE LORD SENDS YOU TO…
...You go as a black man or woman,
a yellow man or woman,
a white man or woman,
a brown man or woman
and a red man or woman.
YOU GO GLOBALLY, CULTURALLY, AND KINGDOM-LIKE.
YOU ARE one of THEM.
YOU become that part of the Kingdom when you are there, and you fan the flame God has placed in their location, leaving another aspect of the Kingdom with them, to also carry… Globally.
When we implement this, we mature in Christ and step into a new dimension and a new "Good Time to die a little more," and in doing this we produce and dispense the fresh perfume of a surrendered life.
"But thank God!
He has made us his captives,
and continues to lead us along in Christ’s triumphal procession.
Now he uses us to spread the knowledge of Christ everywhere,
like a sweet perfume."
2 Corinthians 2:14
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