I have heard many times this week, Isaiah 54
I have heard many times this week, Isaiah 54 for myself. But then I heard the LORD say to me, this is for all of His people now!
Please see below how He laid this out for me!
Isaiah 54 (NIV)
54 “Sing, barren woman,
you who never bore a child;
burst into song, shout for joy,
you who were never in labor;
because more are the children of the desolate woman
than of her who has a husband,”
says the Lord.
I believe the LORD was showing me many of His people that have had what I would call mundane lives, that are hungry to be used by Him, in those Greater Glories Realms.
Women, men in later years, married or not. Maybe children have left the nest, or maybe no biological children at all? Maybe single women, men, young and old? He said that the ‘barrenness” in their lives was going to be a thing of the past!
In fact, what God would be producing in them, would be more of those who have been actively involved in ministry! He showed me they needed to start praising, declaring, and rejoicing as preparation for this season of fruitfulness and multiplication that is coming to them.,Sooner than later. Their spiritual wombs are coming alive to help Him birth the next move of GOD!
2 “Enlarge the place of your tent,
stretch your tent curtains wide,
do not hold back;
lengthen your cords,
strengthen your stakes.
3 For you will spread out to the right and to the left;
What the LORD was showing me here, is that a ‘step ‘needs to be taken, by many of us! This step activates His faith and the supernatural in our lives, of what He wants to do. Sometimes it will not make sense at all!
Some of His people have been incubating audacious visions and dreams, which they are looking saying, hmm, never going to happen, seriously Lord? Have you seen my life? He says, ‘you bet, and that is exactly why I am going to use you.
He has already planted what the next step is, and fear and unbelief has been creeping in to prevent them from taking, ‘their first steps’ towards these plans. Many like myself have fleeces out, and while that is not a bad thing, but He says they have ALREADY heard from Him about the matter. He is saying, ‘your gift will make room for you’! Proverbs 18:16.
“Go ahead take the step, and when you do I will part that Red Sea, and in that order. If you cannot trust me with this, what about the bigger things”, He says? The bible says He owns the cattle on a thousand hills. Psalm 50:10. Do we believe it? Our steps are already being ordered, we need to get into those shoes and walk! Psalm 37:23.
What I hear Him also saying, do the steps exactly as I told you. Remember our friend Moses. God directed him how many times to strike the rock to get the water, and what did he do? He thought more was better! It cost Him big time! Yal know the story!
your descendants will dispossess nations
and settle in their desolate cities.
4 “Do not be afraid; you will not be put to shame.
Do not fear disgrace; you will not be humiliated.
You will forget the shame of your youth
and remember no more the reproach of your widowhood.
God also told me whatever the pain was in your journey, as bad as it may have been, HE will make us to forget. In our humility and when we have been rejected, will be forgetfulness, joy, restoration, and redemption. We are the Bride of Christ and He is our Ishi, husband and wife. We are joined with Him forever, and He is the best spouse we will ever have, and He will never leave us widowed, male or female.
He will contend with those even that have contended with us, and as Joseph was elevated in just one day, and his brothers that betrayed him, ended up coming to him for help. Be ready folks, it’s coming.
He is also telling us these blessings will flow down our line to the next generations.
5 For your Maker is your husband—
the Lord Almighty is his name—
the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer;
he is called the God of all the earth.
6 The Lord will call you back
as if you were a wife deserted and distressed in spirit—
a wife who married young,
only to be rejected,” says your God.
7 “For a brief moment I abandoned you,
but with deep compassion I will bring you back.
8 In a surge of anger
I hid my face from you for a moment,
but with everlasting kindness
I will have compassion on you,”
says the Lord your Redeemer.
The Lord was telling me further that our greatest growth was in the desert and the wilderness of pain, and rejection. We learned lessons that could not have been learned another way. We are to thank Him for these times. Where it looks like He was not there, He was, in our journey to Grace and glory, through the valleys of achor. His word says, He will make those valleys, doors of hope. Hosea 2:15. Even Jesus on the cross felt the momentary sting of abandonment! Matthew 27:46
9 “To me this is like the days of Noah,
when I swore that the waters of Noah would never again cover the earth.
So now I have sworn not to be angry with you,
never to rebuke you again.
10 Though the mountains be shaken
and the hills be removed,
yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken
nor my covenant of peace be removed,”
says the Lord, who has compassion on you.
God says we have passed out tests and His love for us in big and wide. This is the secret place, the intimate knowledge of His love, the height and width and breath of it, our minds cannot fully wrap around. It has always been there! His promises are forever. Look for the daily rainbow reminders in our lives! 2 Corinthians 1:20, Genesis 9:15.
Nothing we have been through will ever go to waste. Romans 8 :28.
A song I heard recently called, “THY WILL, 2016 By Hillary Scott 7 the Scott Family, really spoke to me. It starts;
“I am so confused; I know I heard you loud and clear, so I followed through, somehow I ended up here. I don’t want to think, I may never understand, that my broken heart was a part of your plan, when I pray all I got was hurt, and then these four words, thy will be done.”
Can you relate? He did not say our journey would be without thorns. Have you ever seen a beautiful rose without a thorn???? No!
11 “Afflicted city, lashed by storms and not comforted,
I will rebuild you with stones of turquoise,[a]
your foundations with lapis lazuli.
12 I will make your battlements of rubies,
your gates of sparkling jewels,
and all your walls of precious stones.
I heard Him say we ARE jewels in His crown, on His head. Tell my people that is how I see them!! Beautiful “Remember that diamonds are coal under pressure! Not only that but diamonds are virtually indestructible gems, after the pressure process is off, and their brilliance is unlike any other jewel. So shall we be!!
13 All your children will be taught by the Lord,
and great will be their peace.
14 In righteousness you will be established:
Tyranny will be far from you;
you will have nothing to fear.
Terror will be far removed;
it will not come near you.
15 If anyone does attack you, it will not be my doing;
whoever attacks you will surrender to you.
He is our El shaddai, the Mighty Breasted One, ready to move on our behalf, 24/7. Psalm 91 is very alive and active today. Stay tucked in under His feathers in the secret place, the intimate knowledge of His love, there is safety there!
16 “See, it is I who created the blacksmith
who fans the coals into flame
and forges a weapon fit for its work.
And it is I who have created the destroyer to wreak havoc;
17 no weapon forged against you will prevail,
and you will refute every tongue that accuses you.
This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord,
and this is their vindication from me,”
declares the Lord.
This is the reward for the righteous. The bible says, in 1st Peter 5:10 ESV ‘And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself, restore, confirm, strengthen and establish you”.
Time to take those steps knowing you are first and foremost on His heart and mind. Be encouraged today, I was!!! Been here and done that! Remember without faith it is impossible to please GOD. Hebrews 11:6.
Josephine M Ayers? Flames of Fire Ministries
September 19, 2016