The groan is returning. A sense of desperation to cry out in intercession for the nations. Oh, how I have missed this! It had been such a long time! When you are called to be a watchman, you will know what I mean.
I had made it. I was standing there and I didn’t want to look down to see how I was looking. He was there, too, sitting at the riverside where we usually meet. When I came in, He immediately stood up with a worried look on His face and rushed forward to hug me. He had been waiting for me the whole time. However, my heart was still dry and I was grateful for that moment, but I left as quick as I came. I still had too many things threatening our relationship, too many little foxes in our garden that I was permitting (Song of Solomon 2:15).
Then, about a day later, I tried again. This time I had a little bit more courage and frankly, now that I had seen His worried face the day before, I was even more desperate for His grace. He came and knelt down to lift up my face which was on the ground before Him. He then showed me a set of dry bones buried right in between us – there were flowers of different colors blooming on top of the bones. I was surprised and I asked Him what it meant. He said that I lay buried there and that we are starting afresh. The bones represented all my despair and discouragement; all the hopelessness and faithlessness of the past month. See, you have to surrender ALL your discouragement and leave it at Jesus’ feet!
I then had a series of groundbreaking dreams through which God helped me discern what is going on in the spirit realm in my life. In one dream, for example, I had a massive lion whispering things into my ear and trying to make me angry and run after him instead of staying with Jesus (1. Peter 5:8). I am sharing this to remind you that the enemy prowls around like a lion, trying to catch every opportunity to destroy your intimacy with God. Beware of cunning temptations!I pray that you will hunger and thirst for a love encounter with Jesus again! Keep opening up the Bible and be diligent in seeking Him!
I pray that you will be no longer resist the Lord but receive His grace to fill up every empty void in your heart. His grace is sufficient for you. I pray that you will rise up with fire in your eyes, burning once again for the Lord and keeping your eyes fixed on Him as you walk on the water!
“Then he said to me, “Prophesy to the breath; prophesy, son of man, and say to it, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Come, breath, from the four winds and breathe into these slain, that they may live.’” So I prophesied as he commanded me, and breath entered them; they came to life and stood up on their feet—a vast army.Then he said to me: “Son of man, these bones are the people of Israel. They say, ‘Our bones are dried up and our hope is gone; we are cut off.’ Therefore prophesy and say to them: ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: My people, I am going to open your graves and bring you up from them; I will bring you back to the land of Israel. Then you, my people, will know that I am the Lord, when I open your graves and bring you up from them. I will put my Spirit in you and you will live, and I will settle you in your own land. Then you will know that I the Lord have spoken, and I have done it, declares the Lord.’”Ezekiel 37:9-14
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