07.31.16

Recording, Meditating and Journaling

Posted in Elsabe's Blog at 2:16 am by Administrator

In the Kingdom of God, His Word reigns supreme.  Isn’t it then of utmost importance that we position ourselves in unbroken communion to hear what He is saying and then record it?  Throughout history scribes were always present when kings spoke to their subjects and so particularly in the Old Testament, so let us ask ourselves how much attention we pay when our King is communicating to us.

So often we receive a prophetic Word, or downloads from heaven when revelation is poured out to us through the Holy Spirit or when reading the Scriptures, which bring great joy in God’s presence.   If, however, we do not take heed to what we hear by recording and meditating on the Word or revelation received (even in dreams and visions), and then walk it out, we will lose what we hear.  (Mark 4:23 “If anyone has ears to hear, let them hear.”)

Then He said to them, “Pay attention to what you hear. By your own standard of measurement [that is, to the extent that you study spiritual truth and apply godly wisdom] it will be measured to you [and you will be given even greater ability to respond]—and more will be given to you besides. (Mark 4:24 Amp.)

 23 If anyone has ears to hear, let them hear.”“Consider carefully what you hear,” he continued. “With the measure you use, it will be measured to you—and even more. 25 Whoever has will be given more; whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them.” (Mark 4:23-24 KJV)

In order not to break the flow of revelation when the Lord communicates with me during intimate worship, or when receiving a Prophetic Word, dream or vision, I have come to use the recorder on my phone.  This is of great help not to lose anything He communicates;  then afterwards to listen to the recording again to meditate on it and absorb it in my spirit. The next step is to transcribe it and put it in a journal, while still meditating on it, asking the Holy Spirit to give us the light of understanding and lead us to relevant scriptures.  Studying out the Word with the help of commentaries and a Concordance while praying in the Holy Ghost brings increase in our understanding with the wisdom to apply truth.

“Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.  And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.”

These are four great promises, which need meditation in themselves and an expectancy to walk in the fulfillment of it as we take time to meditate on God’s Word day and night, tapping into the river of life and bringing forth fruit accordingly.  Prosperity in all things will follow, since the Word will cause our souls to prosper, having our mind, emotions and will submitted to and saturated in the Word. (3 John v.2)

On top of this the Prophetic river will flow unhindered through us, bringing grace to the hearer and shifting people, cities, regions and even countries into their destiny.

Ps. 138:2 “I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.”

 

 

 

 

07.30.16

Communing with the Lord and dealing with distractive thoughts.

Posted in Elsabe's Blog at 10:51 pm by Administrator

“Ask and it shall be given to you, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened to you” (Matt.7:7)

God knows our frame so well and He is ever merciful. He always answers our prayers in some way or another – often not in the way we expect Him to.

I was going into worship as usual in the morning, but there were so many distracting thoughts that I felt I couldn’t break through into that deep, deep intimacy. I simply asked the Lord to make His heart known to me and to draw close to me (as I drew close to Him). (James 4:8)

As I was getting dressed, doing my hair (pray-talking to the Lord), the Presence of the Lord came upon me in waves in such an intense way that I started groaning for the Lord in the Spirit, realizing how faithful He is to His Word. When we draw close to Him, desiring Him for who He is, He will draw close to us.

Going back into worship, I was overcome by HIs love, being poured out so lavishly upon me as I heard the Spirit saying, “Just lean into Me” – having deep communion with Him showing me what happened and giving me quiet instruction.

I realized that I allowed my thoughts to jump around randomly from one topic to another, without taking them captive to stay focused on the Lord. This can happen so quickly, overtaking you, without realizing what is happening and so easily we can lose our focus on Him.

I want to stress that these were not negative thoughts (then I might have taken action sooner). No worries or fears, just distractive (seemingly innocent) thoughts that made me feel as if I was bombarded in the busyness of my mind. Remember, that the enemy will do anything to distract us in order to lose our constant communion with the Lord.

I repented for my negligence and praised the Lord for His gentle, gracious instruction. Then, as I was seeking His face in worship, asking and knocking for wisdom and understanding, He communed with me in deep intimacy, teaching me various things by the Spirit of revelation.

We have the power of the Holy Spirit in us to take every thought captive in obedience to Christ, so there is no excuse. (2 Cor.10:5-6)

It is of utmost importance to keep our minds focused on the Lord, worshiping, praying, thanking Him, meditating on His Word, etc. And then listening in to hear what He wants to share with us from His heart.

What a gracious God we serve!