On January 26, as I stepped down on the worship floor, I surprised myself by saying, “Yes Lord, I want it!”
I had been praying and meditating all morning about drawing close to the Lord and Him drawing close to us. Suddenly, the Presence of the Lord fell on me with so much power and weight (“kavod”) that I almost fell down. I just paused for a moment and luxuriated in His presence.
As I began to praise the Lord with music and prayers, I went face down before Him and prayed for my spiritual eyes and ears to be open wide to know what He is doing and saying in this season. I prayed for my heart (spirit) to be opened wide to perceive what we should be doing in this season.
Suddenly, I began to shake. It began with my head and after a while it moved down into my body. I understood from the Holy Spirit that a shaking is coming very soon. It will begin with leaders (the head) and move into the general population. The Lord is about to shake some things and people out of their entrenched positions. Others are going to be shaken out of the stupor which has fallen on so many people.
I was led to Hebrews 12:26-27,
“At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, “Once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens.” The words “once more” indicate the removing of what can be shaken—that is, created things—so that what cannot be shaken may remain.”
Suddenly, the Lord gave me a vision of a flower sprouting forth from the ground. It was then I realized the shaking is coming this spring. The plant grew quickly on a long twisted stem with very few leaves. At the top of the plant there was one blossom which had not yet opened. Suddenly, it opened and fire blasted forth from it. The fire was white hot at first and then changed to a bright amber glow. The Holy Spirit let me know two things are coming as fire. First, is a fire of judgment, which will consume many people who need to be taken out of the way for a new move of the Lord.
“So the fire of the Lord burned among them, and consumed some in the outskirts of the camp. Then the people cried out to Moses, and when Moses prayed to the Lord, the fire was quenched.” (Numbers 11:1b-2)
This is another call for the intercessors to pray diligently for those in disobedience.
The second fire was a fire of revival, which the Lord wants to break forth as early as this spring.
“Then the fire of the Lord fell and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood and the stones and the dust, and it licked up the water that was in the trench. Now when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces; and they said, “The Lord, He is God! The Lord, He is God!” (1 Kings 18:38-39)
I am praying for the fire of the Lord to fall afresh on us and set our hearts and souls on fire for Him and for the Gospel of the Kingdom. I want everyone to be on fire for Jesus in this season. May the spirit of stupor be removed so that the Spirit of truth may breakthrough for all the people! I pray in the mighty name of Yeshua ha Messiach! Amen and Amen!
Author: Pastor James Durham
After serving almost 30 years as an active duty army Chaplain, James retired at the rank of Colonel. Before and after his military service, he was a pastor and church planter for more than thirteen years. In 2010, James and his wife, Gloria, moved to Columbia, South Carolina in order to write books, teach seminars, and mentor many spiritual sons and daughters around the world. James is a graduate of Oklahoma State University with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology; Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas with a Master’s degree in Theology, and the US Army Command and General Staff College.
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