Praise the Lord, Beloved of God!
I had an encounter with Holy Spirit last evening in which He said, "Turn" as He had me physically act it out. I began to turn in obedience. Or so I thought. I discerned Holy Spirit wanted me to turn faster! And still FASTER! It was as though He were saying, "You are not prophetically moving with the sense of urgency I desire." Beloved, when the Spirit says move...MOVE! And move with His power and authority! THAT is the hour in which we are living. There is no time for tepid, timid, half-stepping! As one man of God said, "The Spirit is impatient!" There is a "Suddenly", "immediately"," NOW is", flow in the Spirit. As I realized Holy Spirit desired more of me and wanted me to be in sync with Him by turning faster, it brought a Biblical narrative to my remembrance
II Kings 13: 14 - 19. The Prophet Elisha was sick upon his death bed and King Joash approached the man of God concerning going to war. The prophet dramatized his prophecy:
Elisha said to Jehoash, “Take a bow and some arrows.”
Jehoash took a bow and some arrows. Then Elisha said to the king of Israel, “Put your hand on the bow.” Jehoash put his hand on the bow. Then Elisha put his hands on the king’s hands. Elisha said, “Open the east window.” Jehoash opened the window. Then Elisha said, “Shoot.”
Jehoash shot. Then Elisha said, “This is the LORD’S arrow of victory over Aram! You will defeat the Arameans at Aphek until you destroy them.” Elisha said, “Take the arrows.” Jehoash took the arrows. Then Elisha said to him, “Hit on the ground.” Jehoash hit the ground three times. Then he stopped. The man of God was angry with Jehoash. Elisha said, “You should have hit five or six times! Then you would have defeated Aram until you destroyed it! But now, you will defeat Aram only three times.”
We can just imagine the prophet reproving the king: " No! No! No! you should have struck the ground with a determination to destroy your enemy. God was giving you complete victory. You are not play-acting! You were prophetically acting out what God is doing in the earth realm. Strike while the iron is hot!" My encounter last evening was on that order: "When I say "turn", I want you to move quickly!" And so I dramatized the fact that Abba Father is turning his people in the sense of returning to Him, "Captives of God"! For to "turn" is to move into a different position or placement. It is time to move into a different position in God! And the Spirit is impatient...there is an urgency. Move! He is strengthening those who "turn" to Him. And HE is doing the turning, bless God! From the beginning it has always been a work of God!
Turn us to Yourself, O Lord, and we shall be turned and restored! Renew our days as of old!
As Abba Father pulls us in again, there will be rescue, recovery, refreshing, renewal, and restoration, by the grace of God! And He wants to do a quick work. Get in the Spirit and Move with Him! As the Lord rebuilds, be sure you are one of the "lively stones" with which He can build up a spiritual house.
May God, work a work in us!
Prophetess Vickie Lee