Today the Lord gave me a word for this conference. He said, "In the valley of Achor there is a door of praise." Achor means trouble. In this day and age, we are all looking for hope. In Christ, there is a door of hope. Hope for the nation, hope for the world.
God is looking for his bride. He is alluring her it says in Hosea 2. He is calling to us to come to Him and stop being a wayward wife. This is a season of doors. A season of open doors to a supernatural God who wants to have pure relationship with you, His Bride.
The other word I heard was from Malachi. He has been speaking this to my spirit for a season now. "Return to me and I will return to you." We are in the season of Ellul. A time when we God's covenant people are aware of the awesome day of Atonement. This is a season of preparation and prayer and for gearing up for the day of Atonement.
"Return to me and I will return to you." says the Lord in Malachi. We need to be turning from the ways of the world, things that appear to be satisfying but really are not, and turn back to God saying, "Show me your ways, Lord." It is time for the Bride to awaken from her slumber.
A friend of mine shared a dream she had recently. There was an upper room in a lodge and all the beds were filled with people who were asleep. Downstairs there was a fire and with great urgency she began to try to awaken the slumbering people. But she couldn't. They wouldn't wake up!
This is a season of repentance and a time to wake up. The Conference will be a pilgrimage through the appointed seasons of the Lord as they are a marriage covenant with God's people.
Out of Adams side God brought forth Eve his bride. Out of the second Adam's side, God brought forth His Bride, the church.
It is time we stopped being wayward wives and understood our reposition and reorder in Christ to the Father by the power of the Holy Spirit. If we are in Christ, we no longer have the tree of knowledge of good and evil as our source for getting back to God. We now have eaten from the Tree of LIfe, Jesus Christ, God's anointed Son who came down and emptied himself for us so we could be reconnected to Life abundant and eternal.
Close your eyes and let the Lord show you how you are seated in Christ, in Heavenly places. And from that place ask the Lord to show you His perspective on the issues of this world. May His peace bring you hope!
Blessings and Shalom,