Updated: Jan 8
Recently I had an encounter with the Lord and I heard the Lord speaking over the body of Christ and He said "WAIT!!!!!!! SEEK KNOWLEDGE, UNDERSTANDING AND MY WISDOM" When He said the word "WAIT" I felt the weightiness of what He was speaking. In one moment and all at once I could knew the Lord was saying to the Church "WAIT on Me. Truly LINGER and SEEK Me and SEEK MY wisdom and knowledge and understanding. Don't run ahead. Don't assume or presume." But I also felt that in this posture of "WAITING" before the Lord there was a VERY deep place of wisdom and understanding of the Lord that was being accessed by those who were truly seeking to KNOW Him and grow in understanding of His ways, embracing His wisdom. They weren't running around trying to hold onto yesterday or trying to build something in striving or in 'human wisdom' but they were positioned to hear the wisdom of God, to receive greater revelation, understanding and knowledge of Him and as they were positioned there, I heard the winds of acceleration blowing fiercely around them. I knew instantly that those who are positioned in the place of humility, surrender and purity of heart to know and receive understanding from the Lord not only of the times and seasons (1 Chronicles 12:32) but to know what to DO in this new era and move in deep revelation of the knowledge and revelation of who HE is and His ways, are going to begin to see the winds of acceleration and empowerment of His Spirit fall upon them like never before. There is going to be such a supernatural acceleration that will fall upon them in this hour as they partner with the wisdom of God and His ways, that what would have taken a year to accomplish will happen in a moment by the power of the Spirit. There will be a supernatural explosion of His power and anointing that will see tremendous, tremendous fruit for the Kingdom of God. A key in this encounter was Proverbs 8:32:35: "So listen, my sons and daughters to everything I tell you, for nothing will bring you more joy than following my ways. Listen to my counsel, for my instruction will enlighten you. You'll be wise not to ignore it. If you wait at wisdom's doorway, longing to hear a word for every day, joy will break forth within you as you listen for what I'll say. For the fountain of life pours into you every time that you find me, and this is the secret of growing in the delight and favour of the Lord." (The Passion Translation) “And now, sons, listen to me; blessed are those who keep my ways. Hear instruction and be wise, and do not neglect it. Blessed is the one who listens to me, watching daily at my gates, waiting beside my doors. For whoever finds me finds life and obtains favour from the Lord, but he who fails to find me injures himself; all who hate me, love death.” (ESV) The Lord is looking for those who will DAILY position themselves, waiting daily at His gates and beside His doors for WISDOM and to know His ways. There has been a major ‘exaltation’ of ‘man’s wisdom’ and ‘man’s ways’ that in the shaking we are in right now, in many ways, we are going to see that ‘exaltation’ of man’s wisdom and ways, in other words ‘PRIDE’, being brought down and this is the time where we are going to see the WISDOM of GOD EXALTED like never before. The Lord is going to powerfully demonstrate who He is and that He is the God that created the whole earth and everything in it. Isaiah 40:12:12-18 and Isaiah 40:21-26 was burning in my heart during this encounter: “Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand and marked off the heavens with a span, enclosed dust of the earth in a measure and weighed the mountains in scales and the hills in a balance? Who has measured the Spirit of the Lord, or what man shows him his counsel? Whom did he consult and who made him understand? Who taught him the path of justice, and taught him knowledge and showed him the way of understanding? Behold, the nations are like a drop from a bucket, and are accounted as the dust on the scales; behold, he takes up the coastlands like fine dust. Lebanon would not suffice for fuel, nor are its beasts enough for a burnt offering. All nations are nothing before him, they are accounted by him as less than nothing and emptiness. To whom then will you liken God, or what likeness compare with him? (Isaiah 40:12-18 ESV) “Do you not know? Do you not hear? Has it not been told you from the beginning? Have you not understood from the foundations of the earth? It is he who sits above the circle of the earth and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers; who stretches out the heavens like a curtain, and spreads them like a tent to dwell in; who brings princes to nothing, and makes the rulers of the earth as emptiness. Scarcely are they planted, scarcely sown, scarcely has their stem taken root in the earth, when he blows on them and they wither and the tempest carries them off like stubble. To whom then will you compare me, that I should be like him? Says the Holy One. Lift up your eyes on high and see: who created these? He who brings out their host by number, calling them by name; by the greatness of his might and because he is strong in power, not one is missing” (Isaiah 40:21-26 ESV) There is a MIGHTY shaking that is coming to the Church and in the earth that is going to reveal the Lord as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. The power and Majesty of the Lord revealed like we have never seen and the wisdom of God exalted in a way that the Church and earth has never experienced before. The Lord is inviting the Church into that place of accessing, walking in and receiving His wisdom, knowledge and understanding by the Spirit of God, and there is a MIGHTY awakening that will take place in this shaking of the TREASURE that His wisdom is, and the privilege that it is to be invited to walk in that wisdom and carry that wisdom because of what our beautiful Jesus paid at the Cross. We are being awakened in greater ways to Ephesians 2:6 that we are seated in heavenly places and we are called to govern, rule and reign with Christ by His Spirit, but the Lord is looking for those who will LINGER, those who will wait at his doorway DAILY to receive His revelation, instruction and understanding, and embrace it and walk in it. I SAW MANY WITH THEIR FINGERS IN THEIR EARS SAYING “I DON’T WANT TO HEAR” I was shocked in this encounter as I saw many with their fingers in their ears and they were walking around saying “I don’t’ want to hear, I don’t want to hear” and I could see that they did not want to hear the instruction of the Lord for many reasons. Some of those reasons being fear, others not wanting to change the ways things have been done, others not wanting to leave places of comfort and sin and the list went on. I watched as the Holy Spirit continued to tap them on the shoulder and draw them, He continued to invite them and almost ‘poke and prod’ them to draw them into life, into His ways and embracing His wisdom, for in HIS WISDOM and WAYS delight and joy was found (Proverbs 8) but no matter how much He drawing these ones, He was speaking, He was woo-ing there was a refusal to hear, listen or be positioned to listen, and the dullness of hearing and rebellion was increasing. As I watched this happen my heart was gripped and so grieved and I began to cry out “Come out! Come of out rebellion! Come out of complacency! Come out of disobedience! Come into the awakening to the fear of the Lord! Come into the revelation of His Majesty! Come into the revelation that He is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords!!” My heart was filling with such a deep cry “Do not grieve the Lord! Do not treat His heart with such contempt! Come out! Come out! Come out! Repent!” As this was taking place I was overwhelmed with the awakening to His Majesty that is upon us as the Church. The shaking that has begun is not only going to shake but AWAKE the Church to who it is that we are in relationship with and the fear of the Lord being restored to the Church and those who walk in it will walk in His wisdom on a level that we have never seen before. Those that will carry and walk in the wisdom of God in ways we have never seen will be those who are positioned before Him, walking in the fear of the Lord and waiting on His wisdom and to know His ways. I feel an urgency in the Spirit for the people of God to be positioned in humility before the Lord right now and waiting on His wisdom, revelation, knowledge and instruction. This is a time to really WAIT on the Lord. This is not a time to ‘do as has been done’ or ‘run ahead’ but truly linger before the Lord and be open to hear what the Spirit of God is saying. It reminds me of a dream I had a few years ago where the Lord spoke all night “Where are those who will linger? For to those who linger I will entrust the secrets of My heart”. Do we truly get this? God wants to share deep mysteries and secrets. Do we truly realise the PRIVILEGE that this is? I heard the Lord say “Those that love Me, will linger”. I was surrounded by the cry of David in Psalm 84:10: “For a day in your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of wickedness.” We linger, not because we are ‘striving’ or ‘trying to do the right thing’, we linger because we have seen Him, we linger because we LOVE Him, we linger because there is nothing GREATER, more beautiful, or more that my heart wants, than HIM!!! I heard Him whisper again: “Where you linger most reveals the greatest affection of your heart”. He loves His people so deeply, so fiercely, so passionately, He is looking for those who truly love Him and they linger in His presence, not wanting to move, not wanting to leave, driven by a hunger to know Him daily, they linger, because they truly want to know Him, know His heart and know His ways. God is raising up a people who are responding to the call to linger. God wants to raise up an army in the earth that find their strength, empowerment and wisdom from the lingering place with Him.
Reminds me of a dream I had a few years ago where the Lord spoke all night “Where are those who will linger? Where are those who will linger? For to those who linger I will share the secrets of My heart.” It As we linger before Him and truly seek to know Him and to receive His wisdom, from that place, a people will arise in the earth in boldness, and an empowerment of the Spirit we have never seen before to bring transformation, but right now, the Lord is preparing, purifying and positioning His people to move with Him in the greatest ways we have ever seen in this new era, but to be ‘found’ with ‘fingers in ears’ saying “I don’t want to hear” is a serious place to be found. Let us be found as people that embrace the wisdom and ways of God knowing that His ways are good, perfect and higher than we could ever know (Isaiah 55) and not only do we find life and joy in His wisdom and His ways, but in that place we partner with Him in all He is doing in the earth. I am undone by the privilege.