Recently my granddaughter, Chara (12), came for a visit and slept with me in my bed the first night.  She woke up at 2am with a
wind blowing over her face.  As she sat up in bed, she saw Jesus standing at my feet, wearing a blue robe, with His hands
folded before Him, just looking at us.  He just stood there for a few minutes and then disappeared.  She woke me up, very
excited, (saying that her heart was pounding inside) and as she shared the vision, we both praised the Lord.  To her it was a
strong assurance that Jesus is very real, whereby her faith was greatly strengthened and to me it was a wonderful delight,
knowing that He lovingly ministers to me even as I sleep.  Jesus is so wonderful and He answers our deepest needs that we
sometimes do not even voice.

I became very aware of the Breath of the Spirit, blowing over us in different ways – in visions, dreams, revelation, quickening,
through the Word, through song and a myriad of ways drawing us with cords of love into revelation of the Christ, empowering us
to soar into higher places in the spirit, giving us the strength to run this earthly race by faith, not growing weary; walking in the
Spirit and not faint!

DREAM – “Wait and Soar”

A few nights later, I had a dream that I was singing a new song on Is. 40:31 and the words that were quickened to me in the
dream were WAIT and SOAR.

Is. 40:31: “…they that wait upon LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up (soar) with wings as eagles; they shall
run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”

“WAIT” 6960 (Strong’s):  Hebrew: qavah: to bind together (perhaps by twisting), i.e. collect; (figuratively) to expect: --gather
(together), look, patiently, tarry, wait (for, on, upon).

Many have interpreted it as “getting intertwined” with the Lord like a rope, as we spend time “tarrying” in His presence, waiting
patiently for Him in worship to reveal Himself to us in whatever way he chooses; then to simply walk out His instructions in
obedience, intertwined with Him in spirit, soul and body.

In my dream there seemed to be a container like a vase inside of me, being filled up and I felt a refreshing of joy coming into my
spirit.   When I woke up I felt tremendously energized and filled with a joy unspeakable and full of glory.

The joy of the Lord is our strength! (Neh. 8:10) Every day and especially every time we have had strength going out from us in
ministry, or have experienced a trying situation, we should tap into this refreshing and strengthening of the Holy Spirit by simply
coming into His Presence, be being filled with the Holy Spirit’s life-giving breath (Eph. 5:18) en joy-energy, rejoicing in His
marvelous provision for our spirit, soul and even our bodies, then pouring it out!  The Holy Spirit wants to make known the
riches of His glory on vessels of mercy. (Rom. 9:23) Halleluiah!

The Holy Spirit is exhorting us to have many such “filling-in” refreshing times in the Presence of the Lord (Acts 3:19), especially
singing the Scriptures to Him in new songs of revelation, rejoicing in Him as our life-supply!

Eph. 5:18 - “And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;
19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;
20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

This is the way to constantly “be being filled” with His Presence, having His face always before you (Acts 2:25), communing with
Him in unbroken fellowship.  How privileged we are to have the King of glory living inside of us! Wow!

“THIS IS A TIME OF STRENGTHENING FOR THE TIMES AHEAD”

This is a Word from the Lord that I have been carrying in my spirit now for a couple of months.

Eph. 5: 16 – “Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.
15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,
16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.
18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit.”

This is a time to redeem the time, not wasting it on trivialities, but use our time effectively and productively to get strengthened
in every area of our being – spirit, soul and body.

We need to breathe and drink deeply into the Spirit and as we are waiting on the Lord, He breathes a fresh breath of life over
us (Job.33: 4) in revelation of Himself, just as Jesus breathed upon the disciples to receive the Holy Spirit (John 20:22).  He
breathed life into Adam and then, as second Adam, He Himself became the Life-giving Spirit who fills us up with Himself as we
wait on Him. We need Christ’s living breath in the Spirit to empower us every moment of our lives – as we practice His Presence.

Coming in sync with the sound of the Spirit, singing His Word back to Him in new songs, also brings a “lifting up” or ascending
into the heavenly glory where we receive new perspective, grace and faith as He breathes His living Word into us for every step
of the way!

Beloved, this is the refreshing of the Spirit that we need in order to be spiritually strengthened as we rise up into heavenly
encounters, soaring like eagles on the wind streams of the Spirit  – high above the circumstances of this life!  We need to
develop this as a life-style – to simply “go up” (Rev. 4) on the wings of the Holy Spirit to have spirit-to-Spirit communion and
feast at His banqueting table even in the presence of our enemies!

SPIRIT, SOUL and BODY

But be reminded that we are tri-partite beings with a soul and a body too.  Many of us are spiritually inclined, but we do not
spend enough time in the glory of His Presence to be transformed in our soul area and we neglect to take responsibility of our
physical bodies while indulging in the appetites of our flesh and neglecting to exercise.  It is time to come in balance in every
area.

3 John v.2 - “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.
3 For I rejoiced greatly, when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, even as thou walkest in the truth.”

Let us sift out the subtle lies of fear that the enemy keeps sowing and stay our minds on the things above - the “whatsoever
things” of Phil. 4:8

“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are
pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise,
think on these things.”

Then, let us pinpoint our emotional weak spots by the illumination of the Holy Spirit and get those areas strengthened by getting
soaked in His Love and His living Word, which is the plumb line to set us in alignment with His will, living a totally surrendered life
in the Spirit.

As I was communing with the Lord, His eyes were so intense with longing to share with us in a love relationship and I heard Him
saying,
“My children are eating from what others receive from Me, but they do not come to Me to receive the living bread for
themselves.”

We want to be spoon-fed by others, but we do not want to pay the price of our time and abandoned love to “wait” on Him until
He gives us the hidden riches of secret places and the living water, the bread, wine and the oil…

For many the Internet and Facebook have replaced the closet and the Holy Spirit is grieved…..!

The Lord is calling us personally into face-to-face encounters with Himself.  He is knocking on the door of our hearts for intimate
communion in the glory of His Presence – to sup (eat and drink) with Him as our portion and our cup and be strengthened by
His Spirit in the inner man with the power of His might.

Eph. 3:15 –“That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner
man;
17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,
18 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;
19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.”

We ask for more love for others, but it is in His Presence that we get rooted and grounded in His Agape Love, totally secure in
Him, filled with His fullness, so that nothing will move us in times of adversity and our Love-fruit will abound and remain as we
abide in Him, bringing life to others.

Even physically we should now be strengthened, taking responsibility in the care of our bodies, eating healthy and getting
exercise so that we do not leave loopholes for the enemy to steal, kill and destroy.  

RECEIVING THE PROPHETIC WORD to breathe life into “dead bones”.

In this place of His Presence, while we “wait” in worship upon the Lord, we also receive the Prophetic Word by the Holy Spirit to
prophesy life over those who have lost their breath through the attacks from our adversary.

I sense the Holy Spirit is saying,

“Prophesy life to the dead bones and let My Breath propel them into their destiny.”

Ez 37:9 “Then said he unto me, Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind, Thus saith the Lord GOD;
Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live.
10 So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an
exceeding great army.”

Use every opportunity for prophetic evangelism, by simply speaking what you sense Him saying over the lives of those He
sends on your path, bringing light and direction, releasing destiny!  

Be being filled with His Spirit and then release His life-giving breath, which is His Word, into every situation to shift the
atmosphere and let the earth be filled with the glory of the Lord. His Word is Spirit and life! Hallelujah!

Blessings
Elsabe Briers
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