There Is Only One Solution For These Chaotic Times
If there is ever a time that we need a Kairos Word from God, it is now. With all that is happening in the Middle East we need to know Godīs mind and His directive at īsuch a time as thisī We need to see like never before into the spirit realm so that truly we carry Godīs burden and solution for such chaotic times. Yet, I meet people day after day that are not even remotely aware that they can attain this realm. It breaks my heart. God yearns to interact with us mortals whom He made in His own image; yet He is ignored. What leaves me dumbfounded are those that go to church week after week yet are oblivious to the fact that He is there amongst them and wants to have a meaningful encounter. Their only dissimilarity is that they made a decision somewhere long ago that they were not atheists and they made a commitment to live the Christian lifestyle. They miss God. They donīt have a revelation of Him.
On the other side of the coin, while I was in South Carolina for three months I was invited to a local church that does connect. It was the most incredible service that I had ever been to in my entire life. The praise and worship was electrifying. The people were totally fixated on God and immersed in His presence. I was so aware of the Personhood of Jesus there in that sanctuary that I thought He was going to materialize right before my very eyes. I thought, "It doesnīt get better than this!" Yet, each time I came back, it did. It got better and better and better.
One Sunday I was singing and trying to praise God harder somehow. I wanted to worship stronger, worship deeper. I knew there was more. I longed for the intense intimacy that I knew was possible as I was ushered right into the very throne room of God. I remembered back to when I was preaching at a church in Sarasota and I arrived three hours before the service to pray and meet with God. I picked up two flags at the back of the church and waved them high as I marched up and down the aisles praying and singing and praising God. As the service started I sensed a physical mantle descend from heaven, fold over me and engulf me totally. In the midst of that service people spoke out and said that I was glowing and radiating from the presence of God that was all over me.
During this service in South Carolina, as I sat in the 3rd pew from the back in a church of about 500 people, I thought, "If I only had a flag...." I opened my eyes and immediately noticed a man in the very front row pick up a red flag and walk down the center aisle, his eyes fixed directly on me and hand me the flag saying, "This is for you!" Itīs almost beyond comprehension. I wanted a flag and God sent me a flag! That man was so tuned into God that he not only heard Godīs directive but acted upon it in the middle of a church service.
I waved that flag as high as I could for an entire hour. I cannot explain in words the dimension of fellowship with God that I reached that day. The pastor never got to preach that Sunday as the entire congregation exploded with the knowledge of the presence of our Almighty God.
My friend Marcie lives in that dimension. She loves to pray. She prays for hours at a time. She was praying and reflecting upon Psalm 27 when she had an experience much like John on the Isle of Patmos. She saw the Temple of Solomon clearly in the spirit. God showed her things beyond description. He gave her a revelation of a depth of love that she cannot describe. God shared His heart with her because she sought His face and desired, as this psalm says, to dwell in Godīs presence each day of her life and to behold the beauty of the Lord. God honored that. God will honor your quest for Him and reveal Himself to you as you have never imagined.
"And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. And I will be found of you, saith the Lord." Jeremiah 29:13, 14
He also wants to reveal Himself to those in the Middle East. He has already shown us a glimpse of His heart in Psalm 122 where He says, "Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem, they shall prosper that love thee."
Pray for the salvation of Israel. Pray for the salvation of the Palestinian people. They need a revelation of Jesus, the Messiah, the Prince of Peace!
Copyright Donna Martonfi www.psalm40ministries.com