Get LOW!

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Precious intercessors – in our area we have been on an exciting adventure in the Lord. He first gave us a prophetic promise of being catapulted into our destiny in Him, then the word “Launch” began to be spoken by prophetic folks around us. After that He gave me instruction to “prepare for the launch.” Now, the word “advance” has started to be released by prophetic intercessors. I believe these messages have been released by Holy Spirit to so that we understand we are in forward motion and not stopped as the enemy would have us believe. We are launched and we are advancing. From my times with the Lord I am convinced that very shortly we will be catapulted into the very things we have been dreaming, hoping, visioning, praying, and laboring for in intercession.

Nonetheless, there is danger. When God is on the move, we must listen for His voice and heed directives in order to complete our mission in Him. The dream I am about to share is something I believe we must glean from and heed its message. It came to me in the very early AM 6-12-14 as direction, loving warning and encouragement. I know that I am not myself in the dream. As a prophetic intercessor, I am representing all of the prophetic intercessors and advancing church.

Here is the dream with some explanation:
I was at a gathering of absolute brilliant light with tens of thousands of others ( I believe this represents the body of Christ). Out of the gathering came many wonderful God directed ideas, solutions, plans, healing, restoration etc. When the gathering ended, people each got into their vehicles, which represents their ministry, and headed out to accomplish the things received for the Lord’s glory. I stood watching and, though they all originally headed out going the direction the Lord showed them, not far down the road they took a wrong turn. One by one they got on a pathway that was headed for a cliff. I tried to run after them to warn them, but I could not help them that way. In the dream, I had to go to the base of the cliff and climb up to the place where they were about to go off the edge and lose everything. So, I went down to the base of the cliff and easily climbed up the mountain of problems. All went well until I got to the craggy opening in the cliff where they were all headed for destruction.

At the opening sat a huge being that I can only describe as looking like Jaba the Hut in the Star Wars movies, a foul ugly slug with a huge mouth. I just about got to the top of the craggy opening when it blocked my path. I tried every way to get around it. Nothing worked. I could see a couple of vehicles go off the cliff and crash at the bottom. I was devastated and desperate to get around this ugly being to help others avoid the cliff.

First, the beast was seductive and tried to lure me into its trap of snakelike ropes. Its face even changed to that of a pleasant smiling man. That made me very ill and I backed up. Thankfully, its plan did not work. I would not step forward into the trap. When it saw that I could not be drawn into its trap, it peppered me with things that hit me and hurt me deeply.  I kept trying to get past this beast anyway to help the others. When the pain didn’t work, it said I could not ever get past it because I was like it and could never move forward. Revulsion swept over me as this beast was so vile. How could I be like it? Then I realized it was Leviathan – it was PRIDE. That was why I was like it. I was dealing with pride. In the dream I immediately got low. When I was flattened, I was no longer like it. I easily slid under it and jumped up with great strength, zeal, power, joy, love etc on the other side. It could not stop me!

With a bright blue weapon that supernaturally appeared in my hand, that I believe was intense Intercessory Prayer, every disaster from that point on was diverted. The blue weapon hit the vehicles and they all either stopped or turned back to the path ordained for them. A person got out of their vehicle right on the edge and said to me “How did you do all this? It is amazing that no one got hurt.” I told them how I did it and we wept with joy thanking God for revealing the answer for this season.

So, dear friends and intercessors, after praying and meditating this this AM, the Lord has told me to post the dream for all of you. It is, He tells me, not only for me. We are all about to find ourselves in situations where our PRIDE is an issue. Either there will be an attempt to seduce us into thinking we are just fine the way we are, or we will be brutally assaulted by the enemy through people and situations we least expect. This is in order to block us and stop the advance of our ministry in Christ Jesus.

We must ask Him to deal with all of our areas of wounded pride from the past so we can receive healing. Then ask Him to teach us how to get LOW so we can handle all future challenging situations where our pride may rise up. I am asking Him to flatten us and keep us in a place of humility no matter how much our pride is being wounded or how much we want to take credit for His goodness. When we stay low, the enemy cannot stop us from advancing. In fact, in the dream it was like it could not even see me. In our flattening position the love of Jesus can flow in power.

Believe me, I am not an expert at this. I fail frequently but, I am learning that, when I feel blocked and/or hurt that most of the time, it is pride stopping me from advancing. The simple act of repenting, as much as needed, forgiving and letting go – telling God we cannot do anything with out HIM and His direction – relying on the Holy Spirit, will help us to successfully get past this evil guard. Since people will be used to deliver the “blows” and cause the problems, practice now so you will be responding in the future by immediately forgiving and blessing them as you would want to be blessed. In blessing there is the power of God’s love. Our temptation is to curse them, but that hurts them and us – it makes us weak and we end up defeated. Father God wants us victorious wielding our bright blue weapon of prayer supernaturally defeating the enemy’s plans.

Prepare with love as your breastplate – stay low fellow intercessors and advancing church, the victory is found flat on our face before God.

We will be praying that the advancing church enter into humility and stay LOW during our prayers.

Blessing you with with great JOY and strength! We are about to breakthrough with humility in to His glorious plans!

With love
Cheryl

Submitted by Rev Cheryl ‘s Birch
June 12, 2014

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Believe Big – Pray Big

Rev Cheryl Birch

Rev Cheryl Birch

Believe Big, Pray Big
Released by Rev Cheryl Birch
at the Pray Modesto Prayer Breakfast
June 5, 2014

This morning we have a unique opportunity to seize this moment in time and touch the very heart of God.

From 1915 to about 1920 Spokane Washington became the healthiest city in the USA; even during the 1918 flu epidemic that killed thousands, they had remarkable health and wellbeing as God poured out healing upon the people.

In 1948, in a place called Lewis, the New Hebrides Islands experienced the start of a 30 year long move of God that transformed the island communities from one of high crime, moral decline, poverty and complacency into a place of salvation, healing, and prosperity.

In the 1990’s a move of God swept through parts of Colombia, South America and areas of Central America that unified the church, transformed drug cartel leaders, and changed the very atmosphere of the regions from impoverished oppressed and fearful to places that rapidly grew in the Lord and are still home to thriving churches.

In 2004 a town called Manchester in Kentucky experienced a move of God that changed them from a dying town held captive by drug dealers and crime – to a thriving community. They were overshadowed by death. Everyone in the state called them the “illegal drug capitol of Kentucky” – the Lord changed them to “the city of Hope”- lives miraculously transformed; even the land and water polluted by drug chemicals were amazingly restored

We see the mighty move of God suddenly come upon these places in the world and we say Wow, it’s a wonder and a miracle… truly it is, but every one of these places and all the amazing awakening and transformation stories over the centuries, including the ones recorded in the word of God, all have something in common.

There was a group of people desperate for God, who humbled themselves before Him, believed big, prayed big in Jesus name and never ever gave up on His promises. It took time, often years, but then suddenly God answered and seemingly overnight everything changed for good.

There is something spectacular that happens all around us when we humble ourselves before God, believe His word, invite His presence, honor one another and pray with faith… There is an unseen impact of our prayers that unites us supernaturally and moves the heart of Father God to bless and transform first us and then our city for His good purpose.

The good news, the really wonderful news, is our God wants this city to thrive in HIM, not barely survive. He wants to pour out answers to every prayer.

We need to get desperate – or, as it says in the Book of James: “ it is the effectual FERVENT prayers of the righteous that avail much” – so, the Lord is encouraging us to be fervent, to dream big because Jesus has opened heaven to us – to become co-conspirators with the Holy Spirit; to conspire with Him for His Kingdom to come and His will be done on earth as it is in heaven. To be influencers in every sphere of our city – a people who Pray big – that ask the impossible of a loving Father who is waiting to pour down good gifts.

When we gather we can become ONE voice, with ONE purpose, united in Christ Jesus, to bless the souls in this city to prosper in all good things.

The other component that is vital is to not lose heart, to not ever give up – can’t pray very fervently when we have given up.

Jesus said in Luke 18:1 that people always ought to pray and not lose heart,

Lose heart = Ekkakeo (ek ah kay oh) which means to be utterly spiritless, to be wearied out, exhausted

Also used in Galatians 6:9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

If you have felt weary, spiritless and exhausted – it is time to rise up out of that! It is time to get desperate, fervent, in your prayers. Or as Winston Churchill said “Never, Never, Never give up” –

Let’s approach our time of prayer with a heart full of forgiveness and love toward one another, esteeming one another more than ourselves… Let’s pray with Now Faith, the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Today let us repent and humble ourselves, join in what God is doing and go where He is going.

Let’s believe Big, pray Big!

That Modesto may be declared an Isaiah 62 City – A city that glorifies the Lord, a city that is called delightful, a city over which God rejoices, a city where business and commerce flourishes, a city where our sons and daughters prosper, a city that is a praise in the earth, a city no longer called desolate, a city filled with a holy people, a city called Sought Out, a city Not Forsaken.

Our God is for us, Modesto! In Jesus mighty name who can be against us?

Pray knowing that with our God nothing, absolutely nothing, is impossible!

LET’S PRAY!

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