IS GOD CALLING YOUR NAME?

I believe God is trying to get our attention, and we had better take heed. We always need to be sensitive to what the Lord is saying and doing. However, I believe we are in a season when God is speaking loud and clear yet also using other avenues to communicate to and with us. Let me share a couple of interesting things that happened within a two-day span.

Recently, my granddaughter Olivia and I attended a conference in the mountains and stayed at a friend’s house. Sunday morning, a knock came at the door. Olivia was still sleeping, and I was reading scripture on my phone so as not to awaken her by turning on the lamp. When I heard the knock, I raised my head and, turning toward the door, said, “Yes, come in.” But no one opened the door. Thinking they didn’t hear me, I jumped out of bed and went to the door, but no one was there, and the hall was empty. Later, when I asked my friend if she was at my door earlier, she replied, “No.” So I knew it was the Lord.

Then Monday night – Tuesday morning I heard my mother call my name. Her voice came from over my left shoulder, and she sounded farther away. Her voice sounded like when she was younger when I was a child, and she called me to come in from play for dinner. It was as if she was calling me to follow her. I was so happy to hear her voice again. She’s been with Jesus since 2009. I turned to look for her but didn’t see her. I checked the clock, and it was 3:33. I knew God was speaking to me through Jeremiah 33:3. I like to use the Amplified Classic version because it gives more detail. God wants to reveal things to us that are hidden and also give us understanding. We need to be paying attention.

Call to Me, and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things, fenced in and hidden, which you do not know (do not distinguish and recognize, have knowledge of and understand). Jeremiah 33:3 AMPC

I began praying about the promises and prophetic words God has given me that have not yet come to pass. Then I called upon Him. The scripture says that if I call upon Him He will not only answer but also He will show me. So now I need only to wait to see what He will reveal. It’s the unveiling of the hidden manna, the glory, the power, the might, and the wisdom of the ages.

Tuesday morning I brought towels to the laundry room and strangely enough I heard wind chimes over my left shoulder. Trust me, there were no wind chimes in my laundry room, yet they were chiming loud and clear. I knew this was angel activity. The great cloud of witnesses and angels surrounds us all the time and is working to get our attention to show and tell us things that are on the Father’s heart. We had best be paying attention.

WHO DID GOD CALL BY NAME

Let’s take a look at some people in scripture God called by name, in fact each one He called twice.

Abraham – But the Angel of the Lord called to him from heaven and said, “Abraham, Abraham!” So he said, “Here I am.” (Genesis 22:11) Abraham passed the test of obedience! God called him to sacrifice his only son Isaac, and at the moment when he would kill his son, God called to him, saying, “Do not lay your hand on the lad, or do anything to him; for now I know that you fear God, since you have not withheld your son, your only son, from Me.” Abraham knew that obedience and fear of God were greater than sacrifice. And God blessed Abraham and made him the father of many nations.

Jacob –Then God spoke to Israel in the visions of the night, and said, “Jacob, Jacob!” And he said, “Here I am.” (Genesis 46:2) Jacob had just learned that his son Joseph was alive and second in command in Egypt. Jacob was old and weary, yet his desire was to see his precious son. God reassured him that he would not only go to Egypt but also see his son. Restoration was in sight. God is still restoring families and vision today. Where there’s been no hope, God is the God of second chances.

So He said, “I am God, the God of your father; do not fear to go down to Egypt, for I will make of you a great nation there. I will go down with you to Egypt, and I will also surely bring you up again, and Joseph will put his hand on your eyes.” (Genesis 46:3-4)

Moses – So when the Lord saw that he turned aside to look, God called to him from the midst of the bush and said, “Moses, Moses!” And he said, “Here I am.” (Exodus 3:4)

While Moses was on the backside of the desert, the Angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire from the midst of a bush. Moses saw the bush was burning but it was not consumed. Then he turned aside to see why the bush didn’t burn. Then God called him by name and instructed him to remove his sandals because Moses was standing on holy ground. God spoke to Moses from the burning bush and commissioned him to deliver the Israelites from Egyptian bondage and lead them to the Promised Land.

Samuel – Now the Lord came and stood and called as at other times, “Samuel! Samuel!” And Samuel answered, “Speak, for Your servant hears.” (1 Samuel 3:10)

Samuel was a young boy who ministered to the Lord before Eli, the high priest. The word of the Lord was rare, and there was little revelation. Eli’s two sons, Hophni and Phinehas, were also priests, but they were wicked, and Eli didn’t correct them. He had grown old, and his eyes were dim. Therefore, he had lost sight of truth, justice, and righteousness and lacked discernment. Three times, Samuel heard his name being called, and each time ran to Eli’s bed, believing he had been summoned. Finally, Eli realized it must be God and instructed Samuel to answer. Sometimes, God will speak to us more than once to get our attention. Often times, we are not discerning His presence because we’re too busy instead of simply resting in Him and allowing Him to call us. We need to become the silent partner who answers the call of duty when we’re called upon. God’s an equal-opportunity employer, and He’s looking for lifetime recruits. We need to have a teachable spirit like Samuel.

MarthaBut Martha was distracted with much serving, and she approached Him and said, “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Therefore tell her to help me.” And Jesus answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.” (Luke 10:40-42)

Martha and Mary were sisters. Mary had a ministry of worship, so she sat at the feet of the Master. While Martha had a ministry of helps, which was very important. She was supplying the needs of the people while Mary was being fed the word of God. This was a choice each sister made. First, let us notice that Jesus did not call her but, in fact, answered her. Scripture tells us that Martha was distracted and basically instructed the Lord, telling Him what He should do. She chose to serve others instead of spending time in the presence of the Lord. Martha’s work would soon be forgotten, while Mary’s knowledge and understanding were eternal. The same holds true today because there are so many things in the natural that distract us from spending time in the presence of the Lord. We need time in His presence daily, apart from life’s distractions, so we can glean the revelation necessary to live in Him and not apart from Him. Like Mary and Martha, it’s our choice. Let us choose wisely!

Simon Peter – Following the Lord’s Supper, the Lord said, “Simon, Simon! Indeed, Satan has asked for you, that he may sift you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail; and when you have returned to Me, strengthen your brethren.” (Luke 22:31-32)

The Lord knew Peter would deny Him and turn away for a short time. Yet it was His intercessory prayer of John 17 that kept the disciples from turning away. Christ knew that Peter was called to open the gospel to the Gentiles (Acts 11), and that’s why Satan wanted to sift him. If he could change Peter’s mind, his calling and destiny would not be fulfilled. In the same way, the enemy sifts (or tempts) Christians today to discourage, distract, disappoint, and depress them. If he succeeds, they will not fulfill their destiny in Christ, and a void remains. Think of how many destinies have been aborted. Or lost through drug addiction, alcoholism, prostitution, child trafficking, suicide, homosexuality, and adultery. The enemy uses many avenues to sift people. Jesus’ prayer to keep them from the evil one remains. However, it is each individual’s choice to follow Christ.

I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one. (John 17:1)

SaulAs he journeyed, he came near Damascus, and suddenly, a light shone around him from heaven. Then he fell to the ground, and heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?” And he said, “Who are You, Lord?” (Acts 9:3-5)

Saul, later named Paul, was a Pharisee who persecuted the early followers of Jesus. When the risen Christ appeared to him in a great bright light on the road to Damascus, he was struck blind. After three days, Ananias of Damascus restored his sight, and Paul began to preach the gospel of Jesus, saying, “He is the Son of God.” The Apostle Paul wrote half of the New Testament. Many people today are still asking the question, “Who are You, Lord?” Many people have bought into the lies of the enemy and chosen other gods. They need a road to Damascus experience like Saul. It wasn’t until he met the risen Christ and was blinded that he received his sight. Too many people have been persecuting Christ and His followers. They need a face-to-face encounter with the living God before they will believe. Sorry to say, but that is not faith.

REASON FOR THE CALLING

God called each one of the aforementioned Bible characters by name for a specific reason. Abraham, Jacob and Moses each answered, “Here I am!” acknowledging they heard God’s voice and waiting for His instruction. Abraham was called the father of faith and father of many nations. When God called him by name, it was a testing of his faith, trust, and obedience. Through it, he received a promise of provision. Jacob’s call meant the restoration of his family, forgiveness, provision, and future blessings for the 12 tribes of Israel. Moses also answered, “Here I am!” in fear and trembling while witnessing the burning bush. His answering to the call released his commissioning as the deliverer of the Israelite children from bondage and his position as a prophet to God.

Samuel answered, “Speak, your servant hears!” Samuel responded as a servant, yet in that moment, he was positioned as the prophet who would set things in order. God trusted him, and not one prophetic word fell to the ground. (1 Samuel 3:19)

Moving to the New Testament, I noticed something different in the way they answered to their name being called. Actually, Jesus didn’t call Martha; He corrected her. Was she jealous, judgmental, or critical of Mary? Not sure. But it seemed as if she was challenging the Lord instead of embracing Him. And He needed to set her straight. She was welcome to sit at His feet also. In the same way, the Lord addressed Simon Peter. Peter needed strengthened for the journey ahead. Once Christ was arrested, Peter denied Him and then hid in the shadows until after the resurrection. Peter would encounter many challenges along his journey and needed faith, not doubt, to endure.

Saul answered, “Who are you Lord?” Did Saul have an identity crisis? He was a Pharisee who persecuted followers of Jesus and now has an encounter with the resurrected Christ. He was blinded by his own hatred for Christ. Could he continue to kick against the goads? Saul had to spend 3 days in total darkness, searching for his soul and repenting before he would receive his sight, both natural and spiritual. He was asking because he truly did not know the King of kings and Lord of lords. But once he was born again, he became a champion of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

I believe God is speaking to us in many different ways today, and He’s calling His beloved by name. What will our response be to Him? And what will He answer? My response was, “Yes, come in!” He’s coming for commissioning, positioning, promotion, and restoration of families and restoring all things to Himself. He’s also coming to correct us and strengthen us for the journey ahead. He wants to build our faith, trust, and obedience in Him so we finish our course despite distractions.

THE VEIL OF THE LESSER-KNOWN PROPHETS IS BEING LIFTED

33 And when Moses had finished speaking with them, he put a veil on his face. 34 But whenever Moses went in before the Lord to speak with Him, he would take the veil off until he came out; and he would come out and speak to the children of Israel whatever he had been commanded. 35 And whenever the children of Israel saw the face of Moses, that the skin of Moses’ face shone, then Moses would put the veil on his face again until he went in to speak with Him. (Exodus 34:33-35)

2 Corinthians 3:13-18

13 Nor [do we act] like Moses, who put a veil over his face so that the Israelites might not gaze upon the finish of the vanishing [splendor which had been upon it].

14 In fact, their minds were grown hard and calloused [they had become dull and had lost the power of understanding]; for until this present day, when the Old Testament (the old covenant) is being read, that same veil still lies [on their hearts], not being lifted [to reveal] that in Christ it is made void and done away.

15 Yes, down to this [very] day, whenever Moses is read, a veil lies upon their minds and hearts.

16 But whenever a person turns [in repentance] to the Lord, the veil is stripped off and taken away.

17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty (emancipation from bondage, freedom).

18 And all of us, as with unveiled face, [because we] continued to behold [in the Word of God] as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are constantly being transfigured into His very own image in ever increasing splendor and from one degree of glory to another; [for this comes] from the Lord [Who is] the Spirit.

Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi.

POWERFUL VISION

I was in this vision two times. The second time I saw the tent.

1st – I’m talking with Rick Joyner. He’s sitting at a table with pen in hand. He’s telling me to write. He said, “We must do everything we can to protect the Constitution.â€

2nd vision – again, RJ is sitting at the table as if ready to write and tells me to write and protect the Constitution. The scene changes. I’m standing outside as if in an open field. In a distance, about a football field away, stands a large white tent. I know it’s the tent of meeting, and it’s the tent that houses our Constitution – the Bible.

But a bad storm is rolling in on it; in fact, it’s bearing down on the tent. The clouds are thick, black, and wide, moving swiftly. It seems like the whole sky is full of these black rolling clouds. There’s no way the tent will not be affected by this storm; there’s no escaping it.

**Later, when I’m looking over this vision and praying about it, I’m taken to Nahum 1:3b: The Lord has His way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of His feet.

Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi.

POWERFUL VISION

I was in this vision two times. The second time I saw the tent.

1st – I’m talking with Rick Joyner. He’s sitting at a table with pen in hand. He’s telling me to write. He said, “We must do everything we can to protect the Constitution.â€

2nd vision – again, RJ is sitting at the table as if ready to write and tells me to write and protect the Constitution. The scene changes. I’m standing outside as if in an open field. In a distance, about a football field away, stands a large white tent. I know it’s the tent of meeting, and it’s the tent that houses our Constitution – the Bible.

But a bad storm is rolling in on it; in fact, it’s bearing down on the tent. The clouds are thick, black, and wide, moving swiftly. It seems like the whole sky is full of these black rolling clouds. There’s no way the tent will not be affected by this storm; there’s no escaping it.

**Later, when I’m looking over this vision and praying about it, I’m taken to Nahum 1:3b: The Lord has His way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of His feet.

MIDWIVES & THE BRIDE’S ON-TIME DELIVERY

BY BOB & BONNIE JONES

JULY 2021

Recently, I had the great opportunity to minister in the Pacific Northwest. Although this region tends to be very liberal, God is pouring out His Spirit in an extraordinary measure brought about through repentance and humility. There seems to be an unprecedented measure of God’s love, mercy, and grace flowing throughout much of the body there.

Several leaders in different places gave me the same word. They each called me a midwife and felt the Lord sent me to there to birth a new movement in their region. Ironically, the Lord had me study about the wells of Abraham and how they were stopped up, yet through repentance, new wells were dug and there was no hindrance. I remembered Bob had a word several years ago about the “Midwives†and how, through intercession, they would birth the next movement. Therefore, I want to share Bob’s visions and words (as they were posted on our website) from November 2012. Afterward, I’ll offer a closing remark.

MIDWIVES BIRTH CHILDREN OF PROMISE
By Bob Jones

MIDWIVES

Women are called to midwife this movement in the body of Christ, and they will do it through intercession. Midwives are typically women who offer care to childbearing women during pregnancy, labor, and birth. They offer support, care, and advice for the mother and family.

CLEAR WORD TO THE CHURCH

Recently, I heard the Lord say, “I’m stirring the waters of intercession over this body to bring forth new life and life in abundance, and I will pour out My Spirit on those who walk in obedience to My word. Let no man say I am weak for where two or more are gathered lo I am with you.†(Matthew 18:20)

Women are going to come together as midwives in intercession and will travail till this birth takes place. The church has been pregnant too long, and her labor has been difficult, but the baby’s head is crowning now and about to emerge into the glorious light of the Lord.

These midwives will deliver the children of promise. These children are the Isaacs coming forth, and they’re coming to receive their long-awaited birthright! All the blessings God gave Abraham were also given to his descendants. Isaac is the natural son of promise, and we are Abraham’s descendants according to faith (Hebrews 11:12)

What is Isaac’s birthright? They are the blessings of Abraham’s well at Beersheba.

VISION OF A BRUTAL WINTER

I was shown that it was going to be a brutal winter: lots of snow and tremendous wind. The church was being served a 32 oz Beer in a frosted mug. They could drink it or not! It was their choice! They had two hours to drink it or not! After that time, it would evaporate.

I believe this brutal winter with lots of snow and tremendous wind speaks of the next couple of months. It will be a time of great change and great confusion in the world, especially America. However, for the committed Christian, it will be a powerful time in the Holy Spirit.

This 32 oz Beer speaks of two things: Psalm 32 and Beersheba. Beersheba means a deep well or well of the oath. There are two things being offered to the church now: a greater depth in the knowledge and power of the Holy Spirit and the promises of God.

I believe the two hours could represent a two-year grace period God is extending to the church for prayer and intercession to midwife this birth. After that time, it will be like the frost on the mug and evaporate or disappear.

Beersheba is the well of the oath and Isaac’s birthright. It’s the same birthright offered to the children of promise today! Isaac was the natural son of promise, and we, by faith, are the spiritual children of promise, according to Romans 4:18.

OBEDIENCE IS KEY!

In Genesis 26:1, Isaac began a journey to Egypt because of a famine in the land; however, the Lord appeared to him and said: “Do not go down to Egypt; live in the land of which I shall tell you.†In obedience, Isaac and Rebekah returned to the land of Gerar to Abimelech, king of the Philistines, where Abraham had dug three wells. Over a period of time, the Philistines had stopped them up with earth, which represents the demonic realm and earthly desires.

Isaac’s herdsmen began to re-dig these three wells calling them by the same name Abraham gave them. The herdsmen of Gerar and Isaac’s herdsmen quarreled over the wells, claiming the water was theirs. (Genesis 26:18) In the same way today the body of Christ has quarreled among themselves. Leaders were not willing to cross-pollinate and walk in love; they chose to walk in pride. Their sheep felt threatened and lived in fear instead of faith. The sheep literally feared man more than having the reverential fear and awe of God.

THE THREE WELLS

First, well – Esek means strife and contention; because it made others jealous. The Philistine herdsmen quarreled with Isaac’s herdsmen over the well.

Second, Sitnah means accusation and hostility because the herdsmen quarreled to a greater extent to no avail.

Third well – Rehoboth means broad places and running water. This well was dug by Isaac’s servants alone, and they did not quarrel. They got a revelation of working together for a greater purpose. I believe they tapped into the promises God made Abraham, and in the same way, we can tap into them today.

And he moved from there and dug another well, and they did not quarrel over it. So he called its name Rehoboth because he said, “For now the Lord has made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land.â€Â Then he went up from there to Beersheba. And the Lord appeared to him the same night and said, “I am the God of your father, Abraham; do not fear, for I am with you. I will bless you and multiply your descendants for My servant Abraham’s sake. â€So he built an altar there and called on the name of the Lord, and he pitched his tent there, and there Isaac’s servants dug a well. (Genesis 26:22-25)

BEERSHEBA

This place was called Beersheba because it was the well of the oath; it was where the covenant was made. At Beersheba, three important encounters took place between God and man. Here, God appeared to Hagar (Genesis 21:17), Isaac (Genesis 26:23-33), and Jacob (Genesis 46:1-5).

Abimelech recognized the favor of God on Isaac’s life. Therefore, Abimelech wanted to make a covenant or oath with Isaac so that Isaac would not do them harm. When we are in covenant with God, even our enemies will recognize His blessings, and they will fear our God.

Blessing, I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply your descendants as the stars of the heaven and as the sand which is on the seashore, and your descendants shall possess the gate of their enemies. (Genesis 22:17)

The first two wells remained the same, born out of a spirit of jealousy, strife, and accusation, and they could not change. I believe these two wells represent two previous wells of revival that got polluted by the works of man. There were mighty moves of God with an outpouring of the Holy Spirit, but after a while, man wanted to own it and plugged up the well with human reasoning. Man’s fleshly desire will always stop a move of God. The power of the Holy Spirit cannot be manufactured or manipulated. It can, however, be imitated and mocked; when this happens, the Holy Spirit departs, and the wells are left dry and polluted by human waste.

A greater maturity was required of Isaac’s herdsmen and a working together among the brethren. In the same way, I believe the body of Christ must come together in unity in order to receive its spiritual inheritance. The church has had an opportunity to advance, but because of striving, contention, inability to reason with one another, and most importantly, allowing the Holy Spirit to lead, the church remained in bondage to man.

Now, in this season, midwives are birthing the Isaac generation. There will be a unity like the church has not experienced in past generations. There cannot be striving and accusation. Instead, there will be agreement with the Father conceived in love.

32 OZ. BEER
THE REPENTANT CHURCH

The church that has repented and is clean before the Lord is blessed because the blood of Jesus covers it. The church whose spirit has been renewed (Psalm 51) is a people of no guile like Nathaniel, and God imputes His righteousness to them. Righteousness is conforming to His thoughts, purpose, and action (Romans 4:7-8) and God finds no fault in this church. (Psalm 32:1-2)

The church must be continually before the Lord in prayer and intercession allowing the Holy Spirit to pour water on the tares of its soul. Each time God reveals a need for repentance, the church must repent with a whole heart. Then God considers them blessed!

PRAYER AND INTERCESSION
PSALM 32:6-11

This is where the CHURCH is headed in this two-year season! As the church prays, their message will be heard through intercession. The promise is the trials will not overflow the church that is committed to God through intercession. He will raise up a standard against the enemy. (Isaiah 59:19) The standard is Jesus Christ, the anointed One. (6-7) Their praise and worship will bring deliverance for the body. By making a full commitment to God, the church will be led by the Holy Spirit of God. (8) God will speak to those who have understanding. The 200 sons of Issachar had understanding of the times and knew what Israel should do. Mature sons and daughters have learned how to bridle their tongues. (9) The wicked will know the woes of God, but the righteous shall know His mercy and loving-kindness. (10) The righteous shall rejoice and be glad in the Lord. (11)

LET’S EMBRACE THE PROMISE

It’s time to embrace the promise God is extending to the church. It’s our job to offer the invitation. It’s up to the church to embrace it. The church has a choice to make now: to receive the prayer warriors or reject them. The prayer warriors that are coming along now are women. If the church sets the women down this time, they become second-class citizens again. If this happens, then that church leadership will be set down also.

A general that goes into battle without the troops behind him is a general that will die. A general is called to lead, but he needs to lead the whole body. Intercessors are prayer warriors, and most of them are women. It’s going to take both men and women to be warriors. They are the ones who will take the high ground. The time to embrace this is now, and the choice is extended to the church. The church that embraces the women and allows them to come forth is the church that will prosper, and it will grow in number.

MIDWIVES TRAVAIL

There’s been a full-frontal attack against women, but it’s coming to an end. Midwives are travailing now and birthing this next generation. Let’s embrace the midwives and this move of God in His Church. Let’s join with the intercessors, cover them, and allow the women to birth the Isaac generation.

Let’s be like the two Hebrew midwives at the time Moses was born. They feared God, not the king of Egypt. They told the king that the Hebrew women delivered their babies before the midwife arrived; therefore, the baby boys lived. God dealt well with the midwives, and the people multiplied and became very strong. (Exodus 1:17-24)

This isn’t about women; it’s about a move of God and His releasing power and authority to a body of believers. Women are natural child-bearers; they give birth to babies every day. When intercessors come together in unity without striving and jockeying for position, powerful revelation takes place. Think of the power released when intercessors enter into the presence of God and experience “on earth as it is in heaven.â€

Let us be a people who are willing to put our ambitions aside and be kingdom-minded. We can’t allow the dirt of the past to fill our wells and prevent us from working together. Let’s repent for our striving and accusation against our brothers and sisters in Christ and begin working with one another in unity, in spirit, and truth. By doing so, we can re-dig Beersheba, the well of the oath from where the blessings flow. Let’s do this together!

The church can accept it or not! (End of message by Bob Jones)

MIDWIVES STAND WITH THE BRIDE
Commentary by Bonnie Jones

AWAKENING TO THE PROMISES

I believe we’re in the time of “Awakening†to the promises of God, and we must be prepared to embrace them. Men and women alike have been interceding for the birthing of this movement. However, I believe that over many years, while women were basically silenced in the church at large, God was tenderly birthing His unconditional love through them to prepare them for such a time as this. After all, God created Eve to be Adam’s helpmate (Genesis 2:18), and I believe this portrays God’s overall plan for the church.

Women can better understand the tender heart of God that’s developed through the natural birthing process. Unfortunately, man cannot experience the complexity of pregnancy and childbearing. Morning sickness, weight gain, swollen feet, food cravings, flutters, kicking, and overall being uncomfortable. It is in that nine-month duration that women become mothers. But oh, the joy when the child is born, the discomfort of her pregnancy is a blur. (John 16:21)

Midwives are coming to the forefront of ministry as women come out of their hiddenness in Christ. Although in the natural, it appears that man has set them down, I believe this was God’s plan. Only a woman can understand the complexity of pregnancy and birthing; therefore, they had to remain hidden in Him until a fullness of time juncture. Then, He could bring them forth and into the light so His light would shine through them. These midwives will stand with the “Bride†to strengthen and encourage her.

ON-TIME DELIVERY

And the baby she births will be full-term. This movement will not be aborted! The Bride of Christ won’t not miscarriage, nor will she give birth premature. This is an “ON-TIME DELIVERY!†And God’s hand is upon His handmaidens to help the birthing process. The lionesses are about to roar, and when they do, mankind will hear the breath of God speaking through them. And there will be no mistake: it is God. After all, a lioness is still a lion, and she’s bringing forth a roar from the Lion of the tribe of Judah.

IT’S A CLARION CALL

So, get ready for midwives to be a big part of this end-time movement and great awakening. It cannot happen without them. This is a clarion call to women everywhere to come out of hiddenness and into His glorious light. Stay in His presence and remain humble. Speak with the authority and revelation God gives you. Don’t let jealousy and strife enter your heart—Covet only the presence of God and His tender love and mercy. Then, release His truth by the Spirit of God.

Get ready for midwives to deliver the children of promise. Get ready to see them come forth to receive their long-awaited birthright! Get ready for Abraham’s descendants to inherit the promises of “Yes and Amen†as they drink from the well of Beersheba!

THE MEASURE OF GOD’S GLORY

New Keys Being Issued

The Lord began speaking to me about keys and how, in this season, He is giving keys to the body of Christ. But these are keys for others. He explained that none of the keys or gifts we receive is ever for us. He said, “Salvation is free. I paid for it and give it freely to all who come to Me. In salvation are all the gifts, including healing and the manifestation of My glory. Man does not understand My glory. They still run after signs. Signs are just that, and they point to Me, but it is not My glory.â€

The Measure of God’s Glory Explained

Then He continued, “My glory is the holiness of Myself that resides inside each Christian. It is Me! I am the hope of the measure of glory one manifests. Some have no measure because although they are saved, they don’t believe in the gifts. Others have a small measure because they have little faith. Others have a greater measure because they trust Me. But the greatest measure of My glory comes to those who rest in Me. They know Me intimately. They have come to the mountain of God in purity of heart and allowed Me to measure them on My scale of righteousness and justice, says God. They have forgotten themselves and poured their heart into Mine and allowed Me to manifest Myself in them. You see, it is My glory, My power, and My kingdom they possess. They walk in the fullness of the kingdom authority I promise to all believers.â€

I felt this was a profound yet simple understanding of God’s glory. Although I don’t want to change or add anything to what He has spoken, I felt it important to add scripture. Therefore, I’m “bolding†the four measures of His glory: none, small, greater, and greatest. The last one describes the qualifying process of those who receive the “greatest measure†of God’s glory. Remember this: God is an equal-opportunity employer, and His glory is available for every believer. It was given to us at salvation, but it’s up to each individual to develop it through a relationship with Christ.

“My glory is the holiness of Myself that resides inside each Christian. When we’re born again, our old nature is nailed to the cross, and we’re raised to new life in Him. Throughout our Christian walk we continue to be transformed by the renewing of our mind and conform to His nature of holiness. In 1 Peter Paul says, Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; as obedient children, not conforming yourselves to the former lusts, as in your ignorance; but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is written, “Be holy, for I am holy.†(1 Peter 1:13-16) It is also stated, “Be holy, for I am holy†in Leviticus 19:2, 20:7, 26)

I am the hope of the measure of glory one manifests. The mystery which has been hidden from ages and from generations, but now has been revealed to His saints.  To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. (Colossians 1:26-27)

Some have no measure because although they are saved, they don’t believe in the gifts. Remember the Lord mentioned “keys and/or gifts?†They are given to believers for the purpose of working in other’s lives. The Holy Spirit knows which gift is needed for every situation. Whether it is to speak a word of wisdom or prophecy or perhaps pray for healing, the Holy Spirit administers the necessary gift. Unfortunately, some Christians deny the gifts of the Spirit, therefore denying the power and glory of God. 2 Timothy 3:5 says they have a form of godliness but deny its power.

There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are differences of ministries, but the same Lord.  And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works all in all.  But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all:  for to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues.  But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills. (1 Corinthians 12:4-11)

Others have a small measure because they have little faith. When we were born again into Christ, we received His faith. However, it is up to us to develop it. Romans 10:17 tells us, “Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God,â€Â and Jude 20 says that we should build yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit. Faith is our spiritual muscle that needs to be exercised regularly to see an increase. Peter’s faith caused him to walk on water until it wavered. But at least he tried. James 2:20 says, “But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works is dead?â€Â 

Others have a greater measure because they trust Me. Can we trust God with every detail of our life? A Christian’s life is not their own. After all, Jesus bought them with a price. Therefore, it’s a win-win situation. He holds every detail of their life in His hand because they have conformed to His understanding, His will, and His way. Trusting the Lord is walking in His sandals with Him while He bears the burden. Proverbs 3:5-6 says, Trust in the lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.

But the greatest measure of My glory comes to those who rest in Me. They know Me intimately. The rest of God is not a rest from work. Instead, it is a rest in work. It’s partnering with God to do what He’s calling you to do by His grace and leaving that which you can’t do in His hands. You trust Him to complete the work. Hebrews 4:3a says that we who have believed do enter that Sabbath rest.

So there remains a [full and complete] Sabbath rest for the people of God. For the one who has once entered His rest has also rested from [the weariness and pain of] his [human] labors, just as God rested from [those labors uniquely] His own. 11 Let us therefore make every effort to enter that rest [of God, to know and experience it for ourselves], so that no one will fall by following the same example of disobedience [as those who died in the wilderness]. (Hebrews 4:9-11AMPC)

They have come to the mountain of God (Psalm 24:3-6) in purity of heart and allowed Me to measure them on My scale of righteousness and justice, says God. (Psalm 89:14) They have forgotten themselves and poured their heart into Mine and allowed Me to manifest Myself in them. You see, it is My glory, My power, and My kingdom they possess. (Matthew 6:13b) They walk in the fullness of the kingdom authority I promise to all believers.â€

This last paragraph speaks for itself. According to the degree a believer has surrendered their life to the Lord is the measure the glory resident within them. The last group mentioned has climbed the mountain of God and lives a totally surrendered life in Him. They live and breatheGalatians 2:20 because they have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.

Let me repeat what the Lord said, “My glory is the holiness of Myself that resides inside each Christian. It is Me! I am the hope of the measure of glory one manifests.†I believe that all Christians have the same opportunity to receive the fullness of God’s glory. My prayer is for them to enter into His presence even more in this season and to be filled to overflowing with His glory. Christ in “me,†the hope of glory. (Colossians 1:27)