The Patient Love of God

It takes time for faith to grow. Some things just are not made right until we believe. Sometimes we have to go through a season of intense endurance to finally prove that faith. Without patience, it does not work.

Recently I had a brief moment with the Lord. I was lying down on a bench on a mountaintop – that is where we usually meet. I was just enjoying the breeze and the sun. I waited for Him to speak because His words always comfort me.

“Patience, my love,” He said.

It was that simple. He had promised me something and I would be blessed when I believed (Luke 1:45). He was reminding me that I needed to remain patient. If I really trusted Him, I would wait. That is, I would rest in His love, enjoying every day with thanksgiving, staying close to Him and always keeping an eye out for His ways to speak. If so, I would know when the moment comes. I would recognize His voice. I would know that it was God.

My friend, I bless your faith in this hour. I pray that you will let go of any striving. I pray that no matter how often you feel let down by God, that somehow your heart would be protected by Him. For the Holy Spirit is the one who works faith in us. It means everything to Him when we love Him patiently like Jesus did.

To close this up, I want to share some elementary verses about faith from the book of Romans. God bless you, my brave sister and brother in Christ! You are almost there!

“But now God has shown us a way to be made right with him without keeping the requirements of the law, as was promised in the writings of Moses and the prophets long ago. We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are. For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. Yet God, in his grace, freely makes us right in his sight. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins. For God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin. People are made right with God when they believe that Jesus sacrificed his life, shedding his blood. This sacrifice shows that God was being fair when he held back and did not punish those who sinned in times past, for he was looking ahead and including them in what he would do in this present time. God did this to demonstrate his righteousness, for he himself is fair and just, and he makes sinners right in his sight when they believe in Jesus. Can we boast, then, that we have done anything to be accepted by God? No, because our acquittal is not based on obeying the law. It is based on faith. So we are made right with God through faith and not by obeying the law.” (Romans 3:21-28 NLT)

The Big Fish and the Doctors – A Series of Prophecies and Dreams PART 2

Welcome to Part 2! Here is Part 1 for you to read: Remember how God is pouring out a spirit of pleas for mercy to lead people into repentance; persecution keeps growing but God is also guarding over us intensely in this important season and many will experience a sudden blast in relationships by His grace within the next few months. Today I want to share one dream.

In the dream, there were four groups of people: teachers, doctors, parents and children. In the dream, the parents were told to sacrifice their children to fight against a big fish. I saw the children march against the big fish as little fish. The parents just had to hope that the little fish would survive and when they were dead, they were dead. There was not much to be done. At the end of this first part of the dream, I saw a mother pulling up her dead child from the water and there was fury in her heart.

As the dream continued, I saw the mother go confront the doctors. It was just a short scene. Then, the parents gathered to protest in anger about the injustice done against their children. Here the dream ended.

The Lord put Ezekiel 13 on my heart as I sought interpretation. Here is a passage:

“Now, son of man, set your face against the daughters of your people who prophesy out of their own imagination. Prophesy against them and say, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: … You have profaned me among my people for a few handfuls of barley and scraps of bread. By lying to my people, who listen to lies, you have killed those who should not have died and have spared those who should not live. … Because you disheartened the righteous with your lies, when I had brought them no grief, and because you encouraged the wicked not to turn from their evil ways and so save their lives, therefore you will no longer see false visions or practice divination. I will save my people from your hands. And then you will know that I am the Lord.’”

Ezekiel 13:17-19,22-23

There is one thing I want to point out. The parents were told to blankly send off their children to fight. They listened to lies from the teachers and doctors that somehow, in the end, there would be peace. So they send out their children with a vague notion of peace without thinking it through, without the teachers and doctors ever praying it through: Just send your children away to fight. They will die anyway. Or survive. We don’t care, actually. They lie to themselves that they actually care. But is there peace? Are people dying when they do not have to? Are parents brought to grief and despair when they do not have to be? What will we do with all the furious parents in the end when their anger finally burst after the grief? I am confronting the leaders of the church right now, especially the prophets. Do not promise false hope when you have not really cried your eyes out in repentance for the nations- particularly for the nation that is being attacked. In fact, you only care about yourself. You do not truly care about the flock. You do not care about what is on God’s heart and mind. You seek to deceive people, attaching yourself to those who easily believe lies and sucking their life out of them: housing, money, food, etc. You turn other people who are close to them against them to gain control.

Now, some of you might want to apply this whole thing to the war in Ukraine. The big fish, of course, is Putin, right? But is it? No, God is not punishing Ukraine. It is good the soldiers are fighting back. The Lord showed me through another dream that we should keep resisting and praying for the Ukrainian army. I want you to think bigger: Since Jesus we are in the end times. This dream is not about Ukraine. It is about the coming of anti-Christ and a solemn warning against false prophecy and teaching. A warning for parents to discern and not just listen to lies. God will not spare when it is truly time for Christ to come. Please keep praying for the prophetic. There are so many who are deceived right now. So few are grounded in God’s word and partner with spirits of divination. Bigger witch doctors raising up smaller witch doctors (among the “doctors” were prophets in the dream). Does this sound like something that happens only in Africa? No, it is right at our door, in the midst of Western churches and in churches of more developed, democratic countries. Pray for the pure voices of God to remain pure and undefiled in worship in such areas of the world.

Stay connected for Part 3!

Prayer for the People of God in this Hour (Ukraine & Russia)

Lord Jesus,

we lift up your name as a banner over the world right now. You are worthy to be praised. You reign. The blood you shed on the cross speaks louder than the hatred of men in this hour. You have shown us the love of the Father. We repent of mercilessness  in this world and ask that you give us another chance to make your love and mercy abound. May the people of God shine ever brightly as they choose to forgive and bless and they shall be proven your children of light. They shall stand the test in this hour.

Lord, you were raised from the dead and you have defeated the sting of death once and for all. The grave is empty and so shall the many graves the enemy has prepared long before this war has started. Let them be used against him like Haman was hung on the pole he himself had prepared for the Israelites in the time of Esther.

O Lord, please turn the counsel of Ahithophel (“the brother of folly”) into foolishness. Let the Ahithophels who have partnered with evil watch their counsel turned into foolishness like you did in the time of David. Place the Hushais (“Lord, hurry”) close to the Ahithophels to defeat their counsel.  Hide them, Father, and let your voice thunder and cause panic in the enemy’s camp at this hour. We declare confusion in their communication channels in the mighty name of Jesus!

We declare Psalm 36 over the nations that your steadfast love continues to those who know you and your righteousness to the upright of heart. “The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings.” “Your righteousness is like the mountains of God; your judgments are like the great deep; man and beast you save, O LORD.”  The arrogant and proud are thrust down, unable to rise!

O Lord, let the spirit of repentance come over all the nations so that all transgressions are forgiven and new ways prepared for your coming. Come, Lord Jesus! Bring into order all that is lying in chaos, Abba, let us live and praise your name all our days. Great is your faithfulness! Your love endures forever!

Amen. Hallelujah. Worthy to be praised. Forever seated on the throne. We give all glory and honor and power to you. We surrender to you, Lord.

I hear the Lord say to the West…

I hear the Lord say to the West: Many are the cries of the afflicted. Great are the sins of the proud. Many years I have waited but have found no one. 

“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. “Enlarge the place of your tent, stretch your tent curtains wide, do not hold back; lengthen your cords, strengthen your stakes. For you will spread out to the right and to the left; your descendants will dispossess nations and settle in their desolate cities.

I have brought this about for my name’s sake. The hour has come for the barren to bear fruits. I desire to taste them in your everyday lives! Where is the peace I have left with you? Where is the mercy I taught you to desire more than sacrifice? Since when did you consider yourself so highly as a leader of faith when I was angry with you? Did you not recognize how far you had drifted away from me? When will you revere me? Oh, but I say:

“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. 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. 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. 

Do not fear what is going to come. Do not fear my reproach. For there is a debt you have to pay to those around you but hear me when I say I already paid the full price for you to return to me! There is nothing that stands between you and me, I have washed you clean! Return to me, my bride! Return to me! You will be healed when you revere my name!

“For a brief moment I abandoned you, but with deep compassion I will bring you back. 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. “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. 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.

Remember my covenant of peace with you. Remember what price I have paid for you so that you can be with me. I am neither resentful nor bitter when I say this to you. I am God. I just want you back. I want you to love me with everything you are. Pay the price of love to everyone around you, show me that you want to return to me: love one another as I have loved you. You have all you need- you have me, I am all you need.

(References: Isaiah 54:1-10, Isaiah 59:16-20, John 14:27, Hosea 6:6, Exodus 3:14, Malachi 4:2, Romans 13:8)

02/28/2022
Seulji Chung

Sometimes You Just Gotta Keep The Fire Burning

“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.”

1 Peter 2:9 NIV

“The Lord said to Moses: “Give Aaron and his sons this command: ‘These are the regulations for the burnt offering: The burnt offering is to remain on the altar hearth throughout the night, till morning, and the fire must be kept burning on the altar. … The fire on the altar must be kept burning; it must not go out.‘ …”

Leviticus 6:8,12a NIV

Sometimes you just got to keep the fire burning! This is my word of encouragement for you this morning. No matter how intense the torment has been during the night, you keep that fire burning the first thing in the morning:

“… the fire on the altar must be kept burning; it must not go out. Every morning the priest is to add firewood and arrange the burnt offering on the fire and burn the fat of the fellowship offerings on it. The fire must be kept burning on the altar continuously; it must not go out.” (Leviticus 6:12-13)

See? We as God’s chosen, royal priests are to add firewood every morning and burn the fat of the fellowship offerings on the fire. Now firewood also symbolizes a person (Isaiah 7:4) and fellowship offerings were mainly made to rejoice in the presence and fellowship of God and to give thanks to Him (Deuteronomy 27:7; Leviticus 7:12-16). We come to give thanks and to rejoice in His presence and forgiveness each morning. This is how we keep the fire burning. This is how we keep our hearts from going astray.

What is amazing to me is that the fire which is described in the passages above was lit by God Himself! Read this:

“Moses and Aaron then went into the tent of meeting. When they came out, they blessed the people; and the glory of the Lord appeared to all the people. Fire came out from the presence of the Lord and consumed the burnt offering and the fat portions on the altar. And when all the people saw it, they shouted for joy and fell facedown.”

Leviticus 9:23-24 NIV

You are to steward the gift He has given you: the very fire of His presence which was ignited in you to burn up the idols in your heart and to light up the darkness inside of your spirit-mind! So let us diligently seek the Lord even today and continue day after day, fellow priests of the Most High! Our flesh does not have the power to prevail but it is the power of the Spirit of God which enables us to overcome. Jesus has made us overcomers (1. John 5:4). So just keep that fire burning!

I prophesy over you a fresh fire of His presence according to the kindness and mercy of God! I prophesy divine revelation on the importance of His fire in everything you do in sacrifice for Him! Come to Him in praise! Come to Him in thanksgiving and be healed in Jesus’ name!

“Day and Night
Night and Day
Let Incense Arise”