Duane Graves reminded me yesterday of a visit he made to our house last January—on the 17th to be exact—on a very cold (and if I remember right, snowy) day. He came to share a prophetic word the Lord had given him concerning our church. The Scriptural reference for this prophetic word is 1 Kings 18—Elijah’s confrontation with Israel’s slide into paganism and worship of Baal on Mount Carmel
I took careful notes, which I dug out this morning. The very first thing he said was this: The Lord has made us a gatekeeper to the region. We allow things in and out…!The truth is, I didn’t know what to make of that word back in January. I guess my vision had not caught up yet with the Lord’s…!
Here are a few other parts of the word in bullet form:
It is breathtaking, isn’t it?! I could beat myself up for not remembering it and for not being more pro-active based on what God was saying in January—but I believe in GRACE even when dealing with myself…! The point is, we ALL know this now—and should be able to see how incredibly faithful our God is—how He calls us from multiple directions and in multiple ways in the same direction and to the same conclusions…!
So let me ask you this: Are you ready to SEIZE THE DAY? It has been nine months. God has been faithful even as we have been a bit fearful and paralyzed. The Lord is expecting a 100-fold increase! The Lord has called us to Risk (Faith) and has promised to bring people of Risk (Faith) here to join us. Do we trust Him? Wavering is not an option, and has cost us dearly in the past. Are we ready to Seize the Day?!