This is day 2 of 4 entries releasing Prophetic Insights for 2011 that are I believe part of the Lord’s heart for us for this year. This is a slightly longer entry than yesterday’s but is well worth the read.

Intimacy

Go deeper. 2011 is a year to build a deeper place of intimacy, a place of habitation for the Lord, both personally and corporately. 2010’s place of intimacy will not be enough for 2011. It is time to go deeper, to seek the Lord, to know Him more, to hear Him better.

The years ahead are calling us to a deeper place of intimacy now. Future-proof your life; make plans and set things in place now that give you more time to spend with the Lord. Be disciplined and guard that time. It is essential with what the world is coming into, but more than that – it is essential for you as a person!

It is what you were created for – intimacy with the Lord. It is what everything Christ did was for – intimacy and relationship with God! You were not created to be His servant, to do things for Him, but to love Him and let Him love you. Any service must come out of that place of love and intimacy, otherwise it will just be religious service – something you feel obligated to do, and ultimately, that you will feel resentment over.

Prepare the way for deeper intimacy. Let the Lord speak into the things that stop you from surrendering more and from knowing Him better. It is a year for relationship with Him to blossom and grow to a new level; for you to be drawn into the vineyard of His love, there to be filled and satisfied with drinking deeply of that love.

It is a time of preparing the way and removing the stumbling blocks; first, in our own lives, then we can move them for others that they, too, may return to that love.

Isa 57:14 Amp.  And the word of One shall go forth…prepare the way! Take up the stumbling block out of the way [of the spiritual return] of My people.

Prepare the way with worship. This year is a time to press in with diligence, to let your praises and worship build a place for His throne to rest in your lives. 2011 is a year for the High Praises to usher in the Glory. Praise until you break through. Don’t pull back when your mind tells you you’ve praised enough. Keep praising until the glory comes, then in the glory release your petitions, release healing, take ground, establish it in the Spirit and then consolidate it into your lifestyle.

Intimacy with joy & fun – The release of joy will continue to grow, both individually and corporately. Deep seated joy that fills and overflows, not just an occasional happy feeling, will become one of the core things that we live out of. His joy is our strength.

Neh 8:10 Amp …be not grieved and depressed, for the joy of the Lord is your strength and stronghold.

Without revelation and an experience of the joy of the Lord being our strength and stronghold to shelter in, we will walk only in conceptual understanding and be ruled by our mind or our feelings instead of our spirit and the Spirit of Christ within us.

The release of joy and the reality of the Kingdom will be accompanied by great fun! Fun! Fun! Fun! God is not all serious. God is the God who laughs in the Heavens. God is joy and where joy is, fun is to be had. Joy will be our companion and our reality as we learn more and more to release the reality of Heaven into Earth. Children know how to have fun, and the more childlike we become the more joy-filled we will be and the more fun we will have.

The revolution: There is a revolution that is gathering momentum. This revolution comes out of the secret place and intimacy with the Lord. It is a Love Revolution! Men and women will become radical lovers of God and because of that they will become radical lovers of people. This will happen as they receive revelation knowledge of the grace and power of Christ’s love for them. He has set us free from striving, from trying to please Him, from do’s and don’ts. We get to live a free, abundant, joy-filled life because of Grace – His love extended to us and through us.

As His disciples spend more time in His presence and in the heavenly realms, soaking in and imbibing the atmosphere of Heaven, being drunk with new wine and filled with the Spirit, they will be changed into His likeness – the likeness of the eternally youthful, joy-filled, love-filled, happy God. The many different facets of God’s personality and character will be revealed to them and as they gaze on Him they will be changed into His likeness from one degree of glory to another.

Don’t let people tell you that you are being selfish or chasing experience when you spend time in the heavenly realms, when you encounter God like this. Real God experience will cause you to fall more in love with Him and more in love with people as a result of your time in His presence and you will be changed – transformed more and more into His likeness.

2 Cor 3:18  All of us, as with unveiled face, because we continued to behold as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are constantly being changed, transfigured into His very own image in ever increasing splendor and from one degree of glory to another; this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.

This greater love for people will carry God’s heart for the poor, the broken and the captive.  His love will be irresistible to those we come in contact with and the world will begin to see that we really are His disciples.

In that intimacy ask for prophetic clarity – in listening, in seeing (visions, dreams). You do not ask amiss when you ask for this – it is part of how you get to know Him more. Hearing Him clearly and experiencing Him is essential for relationship with Him. Seeing what He is doing is essential for working with Him.

James 4:2 You have not because you ask not…

It is time to let the reality of being one with Him manifest in our lives. You are ‘in Christ’ and Christ is in you! Do you really get that and understand it? I suspect not. I certainly don’t fully understand it, but it is the reality that we are called to live from. The implications of this are huge. The revelation of ‘Christ in me’ and ‘me in Christ’ is beginning to hit people and it is shaking and challenging many Christians’ beliefs and ways of living. Our Christian walk is in for reformation and the reformation has started.

Prepare the way for good works that come from that intimacy. Let Him speak into the things that limit you realizing the potential He has placed in you and limit you from doing the assignments that He has for you.

Eph 2:10  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God has ordained that we should walk in them.

Intimacy – it is what you were created for and it is your life-purpose. To love the Lord with all your heart, soul, mind and strength and then out of that to love others. But we are not called to love others as we love ourselves, for that is an imperfect love. We are called to love others as we ourselves are loved with Christ’s perfect love. Oh how glorious is that love and when we know it, how easy it is to share it.

Song of Solomon 2:4  He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love. 2:16  My beloved is mine, and I am his.

Prayer – “Draw us oh Lord and we will come into your banqueting house, into your love. Lord let us become drunk on the wine of your love. Let us know the reality of that love filling us and motivating us. May knowing You, and being known by You, be our purpose and our aim! Let all our service come from that place of wanting to pour ourselves out for You as You poured Yourself out for us – because of love.“

Advertisements