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Revival

Revival – Over the last few months I have noticed the Lord is using me in ways greater than ever before.  When He uses me in these amazing ways I admit I have quite a battle with pride and at times it is quite hard not to let it go to my head, especially when people tell me how well I am doing.  I have taken this issue to God many times and told Him I am sorry for the thoughts of pride that rise up in me and also for the fact that I enjoy basking in His glory a little too much.  Recently at a meeting I heard a lady telling someone else that before Oral Roberts went to a meeting his mother would tell him to ‘Always be little in His own eyes and God would raise him up’.  I was pondering this while at home in my room and a very strong thought washed over me, and that thought was ‘Jesus works through me’.  I repeated it over and over and realised that the Holy Spirit was showing me how to thwart that pride rising up against me.  I just had to keep remembering that ‘Jesus is in Me and it is Him working through me and without Him I wouldn’t be able to do any of the works that I had been recently doing’.  It was a very strong thought, like a ‘fact’ or strong truth that trampled the spirit of pride as I thought this. Thank You Holy Spirit I pray that He reminds me of this always!

As I was thinking these things I smiled as I witnessed with the truth of what I was shown when I heard what I believe was the Spirit of God speaking to me and this is what I heard; “I have chosen you as a first fruit –an example of a Christ-like daughter whom I can display My good works and power through.  In this raising up I need less of you and more of Me. Surrender – It is all about surrender to the will of God so He can display His signs and wonders through you to save many.  I will display My signs and wonders through you and you will be made a sign and a wonder for Me to display my good works through.  You will be made well! Fear – the roots go deep.” (For those that know me well they know only too well of the life long struggle I have had with fear in many areas of my life).  He continued; “The fear is ancestral.  Your ancestors did not fear Me so fear was put on them. Those who do not fear God and obey, fear is put on them. For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7, NKJV). Your spirit is the breath of God and imitates God.  Your spirit that I breathed into you does not fear.  Your spirit when it is born-again wars against the soul.  Your soul is covered by fear.  There is an actual cloak of fear which covers your soul. You are cloaked in fear. There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love (1 John 4:18, NKJV).

What does it mean to fear God? It means you have reverence and adoration toward your creator and the desire to want to please Me. Your ancestors hated Me.  They rejected Me.  You come from a long line of Pharisees, the ones who murdered Me. You have been outworking their sin. They decreed and declared ‘That the Blood from the death of Jesus would be on them and their descendants’.  You are no longer put to death for the sins of your ancestors and you are rendered righteous when you accept Me as your Lord and Saviour. This means you are no longer destined for hell and will now inherit resurrection life, but the problem is the iniquity (which is the punishment and guilt passed down the generational line for sin) was already written in your DNA (Deoxyribonucleic acid, a self-replicating material which is present in nearly all living organisms as the main constituent of chromosomes. It is the carrier of genetic information). Your inherited DNA which contains the corruption (sins of your ancestors) before you were saved needs to be healed and delivered just as your body needs to be healed and delivered. Corrupt DNA is the cause of many inherited family diseases. Sometimes the outworking of sin from your DNA is needed as this too is not always an automatic process.  This is done through surrender to Me and the turning away from the things that are contrary to Me.  Repent means to express sincere remorse about one’s wrongdoing and ‘to turn away from’. What is the opposite of hate? Love. Why then does fear get cast out by love when the opposite of fear is peace?  My love casts out the fear and clothes you in peace. Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid (John 14:27, NKJV). You cannot have this peace until you know My love.  Peace comes through the knowledge of My love.  You are unable to know My perfect love until the blockages that prevent you receiving My love are removed.  You My daughter cannot always act or reason with rationale thoughts or actions because you are cloaked in fear.  Many of My children are cloaked in this fear. They don’t know My love or security because blockages prevent them from receiving all of My love in its fullest. How did you meet Me? When you told the devil you were no longer afraid of him because I would protect you.  You made a choice to trust Me when you faced one of your greatest fears – the devil. I broke ‘fear of the devil’ that day when you chose Me which is why you have fears in most areas of your life except this one.  You are no longer afraid of him because you know I am greater. You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world (1 John 4:4, NKJV). This enabled you to do things that you would otherwise be unable to do. I took the fear from you as you stepped out in faith and trusted Me.  When you take a step of faith and choose to trust Me I can remove that fear from you.

It is time to give you your new mantle.  The day of the Lord is come! The day when I pour out My Spirit on those who have been tested, tried and refined through the fire of God ready to receive more of Me. The second coming of the Lord – first in Spirit, then in person.  This is going to be the greatest outpouring the world has ever seen since the days of Pentecost.  My Spirit in a greater measure to those who are ready.  

“RELEASE THIS WORD! Those who do not receive in this time have another chance to be changed through the fire of God. When I return I am coming for a bride who is Holy, without spot or blemish.  These are those I have selected to be My first-fruits.  The world is groaning with birth pangs ready for the revelation of My sons and daughters whom I have prepared.” For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope; because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now. Not only that, but we also who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body. (Romans 8:20-23, NKJV). 

For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.  Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified (Romans 8:29-30, NKJV).
"Allow My Holy Spirit to pour out over you a cleansing fire.  Those who are changed in this outpouring are the ones who harkened to My voice – the ones who were obedient to My commands. They received correction and were willing to do whatever it took to continue to stand in My name.  They did not back down, nor give up.  They watched and they waited and they believed their promises and never let them go. They never gave up hope even though things looked hopeless. There is another chance for those who yearn to be baptised (fully submerged) in My Spirit walking fully in My power. Listen to these ones – let them lead and guide you for they will come in My name.  They will point you to Me – Jesus Christ – the name which is above every other name, both in Heaven and on the earth.  Times will get tough, things are about to change. I am coming, it is soon.  Be ready with oil in your lamps so that you can see through the darkness.  The oil represents the anointing. The anointing of God is the Holy Spirit. To receive more anointing one first has to be made more Christ-like. Without My light many will fall.  If you don’t know Me you need to make an effort of getting to know Me.  I am the voice of hope that shines through the darkness.  Trust Me, look for Me, abide in Me and all will be well for your soul, Amen.”

After writing this I realised that the first-fruits of God are the ones who have been called out of the world and are expected to develop the character of Christ. Of His own will He brought us forth by the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures (James 1:18, NKJV). It is my belief that these are the ones who will live and dwell here on earth with Jesus for 1000 years after His return before the New Heaven and New Earth come. 

The Saints Reign with Christ 1,000 Years

And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them. Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. But the rest of the dead did not live again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection. Over such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years (Revelation 20:4-6, NKJV). Scripture shows us that these first fruits come from two groups of people, the first being the 144,000 who are from the 12 Tribes of Israel. And I heard the number of those who were sealed. One hundred and forty-four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel were sealed (Revelation 7:4, NKJV). The second group are the ones who cannot be numbered and are from every tribe, nation and tongue. After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, saying, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!” All the angels stood around the throne and the elders and the four living creatures, and fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, saying: “Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom, Thanksgiving and honor and power and might, Be to our God forever and ever. Amen.” Then one of the elders answered, saying to me, “Who are these arrayed in white robes, and where did they come from?” And I said to him, “Sir, you know.”So he said to me, “These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Therefore they are before the throne of God, and serve Him day and night in His temple. And He who sits on the throne will dwell among them (Revelation 7:9-15, NKJV). 
Scripture shows us that these two groups are caught up in the clouds with Him when He returns. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17, NKJV). One of those groups are the ones who are martyred for not receiving the mark and the other group are the ones who remain in Him until the end. But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming (1 Corinthians 15:23, KJV).

There are many that believe in a pre-tribulation rapture for Christians before the seven year tribulation begins for the world but these Scriptures clearly show that there are Christians who are going to go through the tribulation and even die during this time for their faith in Jesus, as well as the fact that there are going to be a group of Christians who remain until His return at the end.  Christians need to be completely yielded and surrendered to Him so that no matter what group of people you are (the ones who are martyred or the ones who remain until the end), He will give you everything you need in order to face whatever you are destined to face and be in complete peace as you do it. We need to be so changed in Him that we will be a testament to His love and power as we are used to save the world through Him.  This can only be done through a love relationship with Christ as you totally surrender yourself to Him for His purposes and ways.

(PRAYER) -  “I come before You Father, Son and Holy Spirit and pray for You to cover me in Your glory. I pray for revival. I pray that I will be a recipient of Your love, grace, peace and power so I can be a living testament to You. I pray that I will be a witness to your return Lord Jesus Christ, both spiritually and in person.  I pray that I am chosen to be one of Your first-fruits that will walk in Your glory and that I will also be able to take part in the first resurrection where I will live and dwell with you for 1000 years. Blessed and Holy are those who take part in the first resurrection. Father God I pray that You would show me my lamp and show me if I am lacking in oil.  Fill my lamp to overflowing so that I will always see in the darkness. I understand that the oil is the anointing which is Your Holy Spirit and the more of your anointing I carry the better I will see in the dark as the anointing keeps the light shining. In order to receive more of Your Holy Spirit I understand that there has to be less of me.  If there are things that hinder me receiving more of You I pray that You would show me and help me lay them down. I repent for not having the correct fear of God which is reverence and adoration toward You. Please fill me with the fear of God. I pray that I would receive Your peace, wisdom and strength so that anything I have to face, I face it in Your strength and comfort. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (Philippians 4:13). Thank You Lord Jesus, Amen.” 

Prophetic Act: Get someone else to remove the cloak of fear by first unbuttoning it, then handing it to over to Jesus and get them to pray for God to cover you in His peace by filling you with His perfect love.

By Tania Francis

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 June 2019 16:02