We are in a most remarkable time in history. Though not much is “normal”, there is a lot of division, name calling and angst, the good news is our God is not surprised, He is still on His throne, the end of the world has not arrived (yet), and He has a perfectly wonderful plan for the USA to fulfill her destiny and glorify Him. We have taken many detours, but none-the-less, we are still on the road to His best for us! It’s hard to see the goal right now. The future is indeed hazy as the old passes away and the Lord institutes HIS NEW. In order to get clarity on our purpose, role, direction both individually and corporately during this time of change, the Lord put on my heart to fast 7 days from sundown on Jan 15th through sundown on January 22nd.
This is a multiple purpose fast to humble ourselves and draw closer to Him for redirection and refreshing… AND, for the transition of our nation from one President to another with PEACE. It is vital that we get in sync with our Father’s plans for us, our city, state, and nation. We MUST bless President Obama as he leaves office and bless President-Elect Trump as he enters office. That is our role as the ecclesia! To pray for all leadership whether we like them or don’t like them…. “that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior…” 1 Tim 2:1-3
I will be posting scriptures, prayers, encouragement and whatever Holy Spirit speaks to my heart on our ministry page at www.facebook.com/cherylbirchministries. If you are fasting with us, make sure you have “liked” our page and watch for those posts!
I am so excited over what Holy Spirit is speaking to my heart and the encouraging words He is releasing for those following after Jesus – 2017 is a year of increased exchange of religious works for relationship with Father God. As the Breath of God brings more and more change there will be Acceleration like never before! Four winds are being released for this next 4 years! (more on that later) I am seeing 444 everywhere as a message from the Lord – He spoke to my heart to claim “the promise of 4” as we are swept into a dynamic convergence that is bringing new breath, new life, new winds, new season for the body of Christ (Ezekiel 37:9).
It is also a season for intense intercessory mediation (not only meditation but mediation -standing in the gap) and declaration – with mediocre ineffective prayer disappearing steadily from every gathering of the saints over the next months and years . It’s a time for dreams, destiny and vision fulfilled that will wipe away all stains of a long season of hope deferred… it will be studded with amazing encounters with God as He, Himself, steps up His work to conform us into the image of Christ so that our Lord Jesus may be glorified in us. Yes, that means increased transformation leading to total reformation of people, groups, ministries, and church as we know it.
It is time for us who have never given up and have pressed into the things of God to take our seats of authority in His Name. As we do, Cities, over the next few years will have “changed in day” experiences and we will see nations exalted and nations brought to their knees as the glory of the Lord is visibly seen upon His own.
Stay in the Word saints of God, let Holy Spirit do His work in you and know you are surrounded by heavenly Hosts to help you and protect you – Be brave, be bold, and trust HIM as He calls you to unusual things! This is going to be quite the year and quite a 4 year period! As the Lord reveals more about 444, I will post again.
With love, joy and GREAT HOPE in our Lord, Rev Cheryl