Thursday, August 23, 2012
A Journey Into The Labors Of Jesus
Transcript of Visions, Prophetic Words and Understandings given to us during the Prayer Watch on 8-22-12:
"A Journey into the Labors of Jesus"
I see Jesus, and He is dressed in white, and He has a huge golden belt or girdle on his waist and chest area. His eyes are very desirous, like the color of gold, but it is more like the essence of gold. I see the longing, and He is desirous of His time with us on the Watch. His eyes are pouring gold through them to us. He treasures this time with us. He values it. He looks forwards to it. He delights in it with us. He is very moved and is taken with you that have come today to pray. He wants you to know His pleasure, because you have sought His Treasure here, and you have sought this Time as a Treasure, and you have been willing to come and speak with Him. The Lord is putting His Hand on your shoulder.
The Lord speaks:
"Enter into My Labors. Enter into My Labors. Labor with Me in prayer. Labor with Me in intimacy. Labor with Me in grace. Labor with Me in a new anointing. I have a deeper prayer position for you. A Grace that few have tapped into. I have a Labor that few know of. At times, it is heavy in prayer. At times, it is liberating in prayer. But there are very few that have come to Me as you have, and have rested, and have learned to rest in My Time of Prayer. That is why I offer you this new reality of laboring with Me in My labors. I will bring you deeper. For My labors are precious, because I labor, as My Father labors within Me, you shall labor within Me, as well. We shall flow as one hand, as one voice, as one heart, in prayer. I am moved today. I am moved today. I am deeply moved that you have chosen My Way, and that you have come desiring to be in My Way. Not out of duty, but out of desire. That is what please Me, that My Children would come because they desire Me, not because they have to, or because it is expected. But because you desire to. That is why I offer you this deeper fire. I have deeper layers of laboring to show you, My Children. In My Labors there is rest. In My Labors there is Peace. There is Joy. There is also great enlightenment. For in those layers of My labor, you will see very clearly in this hour. You will see as My Father sees. Your heart will be joined to Me, so that the things that you see will not harm you in any way, but I can show you very detailed things that I long to in this day. I cannot show People very much because it would harm their soul, it would harm their emotions, it would harm their spirits, because they are not ready for the Truth. I have made you ready for truer things. I have made you strong in spirit. To where I can peel back the veil and show you things, and you will not be moved by them. You will not be shaken by them. But you will be true in them. I have been training you in prayer. I am with you. I will always be with you, and where I am, you will always be with Me, throughout eternity, we will labor together. I am laying My Head in you, and you are laying your head in Me, and we are resting in one another. This is what I have desired for so long, that My People would learn My Abiding Song, they would sing My Love Song. I am here to reveal more to you for this year, and more to you for the years ahead. As you come to each Watch, you shall know what to do, because I rest in you. Abide in My Rest."
Many angels now come into the Watch, and they have long handled spoons or ladles, and are dipping them into bowls of liquid and are pouring it upon us as we pray. I instantly knew that the golden liquid had oil in it and also spices. I also knew that it had to do with our sanctification, our glorification and our beautification in His Presence. We are being changed as we are praying. He is sanctifying us in prayer. He is beautifying us in prayer. They keep pouring it upon us, and it continually pours over us to change us before the Lord, as we are all praying.
Patrick: This can be seen within:
Ø Genesis 14:17 After his [Abram's] return from the defeat and slaying of Chedorlaomer and the kings who were with him, the king of Sodom went out to meet him at the Valley of Shaveh, that is, the King's Valley. 18 Melchizedek king of Salem [later called Jerusalem] brought out bread and wine [for their nourishment]; he was the priest of God Most High, 19 And he blessed him and said, Blessed (favored with blessings, made blissful, joyful) be Abram by God Most High, Possessor and Maker of heaven and earth, 20 And blessed, praised, and glorified be God Most High, Who has given your foes into your hand! And [Abram] gave him a tenth of all [he had taken]. 21 And the king of Sodom said to Abram, Give me the persons and keep the goods for yourself. 22 But Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lifted up my hand and sworn to the Lord, God Most High, the Possessor and Maker of heaven and earth, 23 That I would not take a thread or a shoelace or anything that is yours, lest you should say, I have made Abram rich. 24 [Take all] except only what my young men have eaten and the share of the men [allies] who went with me--Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre; let them take their portion.
Ø 15:1 AFTER THESE things, the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram, I am your Shield, your abundant compensation, and your reward shall be exceedingly great.
Melchizedek was a King and Priest. A type of Christ's role. Jesus, was dressed in white with a golden girdle, dressed as a High Priest. Jesus Christ is dressed as a Priest in prayer, also before the Father.
Ø Hebrews 5:5 So too Christ (the Messiah) did not exalt Himself to be made a high priest, but was appointed and exalted by Him Who said to Him, You are My Son; today I have begotten You; 6 As He says also in another place, You are a Priest [appointed] forever after the order (with the rank) of Melchizedek. 7 In the days of His flesh [Jesus] offered up definite, special petitions [for that which He not only wanted but needed] and supplications with strong crying and tears to Him Who was [always] able to save Him [out] from death, and He was heard because of His reverence toward God [His godly fear, His piety, in that He shrank from the horrors of separation from the bright presence of the Father]. 8 Although He was a Son, He learned [active, special] obedience through what He suffered 9 And, [His completed experience] making Him perfectly [equipped], He became the Author and Source of eternal salvation to all those who give heed and obey Him, 10 Being designated and recognized and saluted by God as High Priest after the order (with the rank) of Melchizedek.
Here in verse 7, It talks about the special prayer. Jesus said He is taking us into those special types and layers of prayer. We are going into the High Priestly Prayer on the Watches with Him now.
Ø Hebrews 7:1 FOR THIS Melchizedek, king of Salem [and] priest of the Most High God, met Abraham as he returned from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him, 2 And Abraham gave to him a tenth portion of all [the spoil]. He is primarily, as his name when translated indicates, king of righteousness, and then he is also king of Salem, which means king of peace. 3 Without [record of] father or mother or ancestral line, neither with beginning of days nor ending of life, but, resembling the Son of God, he continues to be a priest without interruption and without successor. 4 Now observe and consider how great [a personage] this was to whom even Abraham the patriarch gave a tenth [the topmost or the pick of the heap] of the spoils. 5 And it is true that those descendants of Levi who are charged with the priestly office are commanded in the Law to take tithes from the people--which means, from their brethren--though these have descended from Abraham. 6 But this person who has not their Levitical ancestry received tithes from Abraham [himself] and blessed him who possessed the promises [of God]. 7 Yet it is beyond all contradiction that it is the lesser person who is blessed by the greater one. 8 Furthermore, here [in the Levitical priesthood] tithes are received by men who are subject to death; while there [in the case of Melchizedek], they are received by one of whom it is testified that he lives [perpetually]. 9 A person might even say that Levi [the father of the priestly tribe] himself, who received tithes (the tenth), paid tithes through Abraham, 10 For he was still in the loins of his forefather [Abraham] when Melchizedek met him [Abraham].
The Lord blessed us all this morning in the Watch, and He poured the golden liquids on us this morning.
Now read verse 25:
Ø Hebrews 7:25 Therefore He is able also to save to the uttermost (completely, perfectly, finally, and for all time and eternity) those who come to God through Him, since He is always living to make petition to God and intercede with Him and intervene for them. 26 [Here is] the High Priest [perfectly adapted] to our needs, as was fitting--holy, blameless, unstained by sin, separated from sinners, and exalted higher than the heavens.
Patrick: Lord, thank you for this revelation this morning. You have come as High Priest, and You are with us in that position, at the right Hand of the Father. We are praying with you for the People, for their needs, for this City, for our nation.
Jesus said to us earlier, that He has longed for His People to mature and to get to this level of prayer, to the level of the High Priestly Prayer.
This type of prayer can be seen in Acts 10:
Ø Acts 10:3 About the ninth hour (about 3:00 p.m.) of the day he saw clearly in a vision an angel of God entering and saying to him, Cornelius! 4 And he, gazing intently at him, became frightened and said, What is it, Lord? And the angel said to him, Your prayers and your [generous] gifts to the poor have come up [as a sacrifice] to God and have been remembered by Him.
See it's our prayers and our giving that go together. We offer it up as a sacrifice, as a love act to the Father, in our High Priestly roles, and the Father responds back to us. They come up as a memorial before God, it is suspended before Him. It is sanctified before Him. Just as we are also being sanctified, glorified and beautified before Him.
The Shekinah Glory Cloud now comes into the room where we are all at. We are being enveloped in the cloud. An angel is standing within the cloud now, by the Lord who is here with us. You can smell the fragrance of the Lord. The Lord is opening our spiritual senses to Himself.
Susan: Look at verse 10:30:
Ø 30 And Cornelius said, This is now the fourth day since about this time I was observing the ninth hour (three o'clock in the afternoon) of prayer in my lodging place; [suddenly] a man stood before me in dazzling apparel, 31 And he said, Cornelius, your prayer has been heard and harkened to, and your donations to the poor have been known and preserved before God [so that He heeds and is about to help you].
When we give in prayer, then God holds that giving we offer to Him, before Himself, and then He pours it back out to you, when you need it. The Lord said that we were to come before Him for 30 days, until 9-16-12. This is verse 30. He is teaching us about the deeper ways and truths of prayer over these 30 days.
My bible just fell right open to: Revelations 6:5,6:
Ø Revelations 6:5 When He broke open the third seal, I heard the third living creature call out, Come and look ! And I saw, and behold, a black horse, and in his hand the rider had a pair of scales (a balance). 6 And I heard what seemed to be a voice from the midst of the four living creatures, saying, A quart of wheat for a denarius [a whole day's wages], and three quarts of barley for a denarius; but do not harm the oil and the wine!
The angels were dipping their long handled spoons into the oil and spices from their bowls, and were pouring them over us in prayer today. The Lord is saying to us all then: That the things that are suspended before God in prayer, that we have prayed and given unto Him, the enemy cannot touch. Everything that we give to Him through prayer, through worship, and through our tithing, is protected because it is considered by God even as the oil and the wine that is suspended before God, and then when we need it, the Lord pours it back out to us.
It is a manifestation of the New Covenant, the giving that we do unto the Lord. This is also seen in:
Ø Psalms 37:18 The Lord knows the days of the upright and blameless, and their heritage will abide forever. 19 They shall not be put to shame in the time of evil; and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.
Ø Deuteronomy 8:7 For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and springs, flowing forth in valleys and hills; 8 A land of wheat and barley, and vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive trees and honey; 9 A land in which you shall eat food without shortage and lack nothing in it; a land whose stones are iron and out of whose hills you can dig copper.
Ø Genesis 45:10 You will live in the land of Goshen, and you will be close to me--you and your children and your grandchildren, your flocks, your herds, and all you have. 11 And there I will sustain and provide for you, so that you and your household and all that are yours may not come to poverty and want, for there are yet five [more] years of [the scarcity, hunger, and starvation of ] famine.
I want to study some scriptures on the portion of the prophetic word spoken today to us, where Jesus spoke of us being sanctified, glorified, and beautified in His Presence:
Ø Exodus 29:43 There I will meet with the Israelites, and the Tent of Meeting shall be sanctified by My glory [the Shekinah, God's visible presence].
Ø 2 Chronicles 7:16 For I have chosen and sanctified (set apart for holy use) this house, that My Name may be here forever, and My eyes and My heart will be here perpetually.
Ø John 17:19 And so for their sake and on their behalf I sanctify (dedicate, consecrate) Myself, that they also may be sanctified (dedicated, consecrated, made holy) in the Truth.
Ø Hebrews 2:11 For both He Who sanctifies [making men holy] and those who are sanctified all have one [Father]. For this reason He is not ashamed to call them brethren;
Ø Hebrews 10:10 And in accordance with this will [of God], we have been made holy (consecrated and sanctified) through the offering made once for all of the body of Jesus Christ (the Anointed One).
Ø 1 Peter 1:2 Who were chosen and foreknown by God the Father and consecrated (sanctified, made holy) by the Spirit to be obedient to Jesus Christ (the Messiah) and to be sprinkled with [His] blood: May grace (spiritual blessing) and peace be given you in increasing abundance [that spiritual peace to be realized in and through Christ, freedom from fears, agitating passions, and moral conflicts].
Ø Isaiah 49:3 And [the Lord] said to me, You are My servant, Israel [you who strive with God and with men and prevail], in whom I will be glorified.
Ø Isaiah 55:5 Behold, you [Israel] shall call nations that you know not, and nations that do not know you shall run to you because of the Lord your God, and of the Holy One of Israel, for He has glorified you.
Ø John 15:8 When you bear (produce) much fruit, My Father is honored and glorified, and you show and prove yourselves to be true followers of Mine.
Ø John 17:10 All [things that are] Mine are Yours, and all [things that are] Yours belong to Me; and I am glorified in (through) them. [They have done Me honor; in them My glory is achieved.]
Ø Romans 8:30 And those whom He thus foreordained, He also called; and those whom He called, He also justified (acquitted, made righteous, putting them into right standing with Himself). And those whom He justified, He also glorified [raising them to a heavenly dignity and condition or state of being].
Ø Revelations 5:10 And You have made them a kingdom (royal race) and priests to our God, and they shall reign [as kings] over the earth!
Ø Revelations 21:2 And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, all arrayed like a bride beautified and adorned for her husband;
Ø Isaiah 60:21 YLT And thy people [are] all of them righteous, To the age they possess the earth, A branch of My planting, A work of My hands, to be beautified.
Ø Isaiah 61:3 YLT To appoint to mourners in Zion, To give to them beauty instead of ashes, The oil of joy instead of mourning, A covering of praise for a spirit of weakness, And He is calling to them, `Trees of righteousness, The planting of Jehovah -- to be beautified.'
Let's also look into the scriptures regarding us all now entering into the Lord's Labor, or His Rest:
Ø Matthew 11:29 Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me, for I am gentle (meek) and humble (lowly) in heart, and you will find rest (relief and ease and refreshment and recreation and blessed quiet) for your souls. 30 For My yoke is wholesome (useful, good--not harsh, hard, sharp, or pressing, but comfortable, gracious, and pleasant), and My burden is light and easy to be borne.
Ø Hebrews 4:9 So then, there is still awaiting a full and complete Sabbath-rest reserved for the [true] people of God; 10 For he who has once entered [God's] rest also has ceased from [the weariness and pain] of human labors, just as God rested from those labors peculiarly His own. 11 Let us therefore be zealous and exert ourselves and strive diligently to enter that rest [of God, to know and experience it for ourselves], that no one may fall or perish by the same kind of unbelief and disobedience [into which those in the wilderness fell]. 12 His intention was the perfecting and the full equipping of the saints (His consecrated people), [that they should do] the work of ministering toward building up Christ's body (the church), 13 [That it might develop] until we all attain oneness in the faith and in the comprehension of the [full and accurate] knowledge of the Son of God, that [we might arrive] at really mature manhood (the completeness of personality which is nothing less than the standard height of Christ's own perfection), the measure of the stature of the fullness of the Christ and the completeness found in Him.
Ø 1Thessalonians 1:2 TM [ Convictions of Steel ] Every time we think of you, we thank God for you. Day and night you're in our prayers as we call to mind your work of faith, your labor of love, and your patience of hope in following our Master, Jesus Christ, before God our Father. It is clear to us, friends, that God not only loves you very much but also has put his hand on you for something special. When the Message we preached came to you, it wasn't just words. Something happened in you. The Holy Spirit put steel in your convictions.
Ø Colossians 4:12 Epaphras, who is one of your number, a bondslave of Jesus Christ, sends you his greetings, always laboring earnestly for you in his prayers, that you may stand perfect and fully assured in all the will of God.
Ø 2 Corinthians 1:11 While you also cooperate by your prayers for us [helping and laboring together with us]. Thus [the lips of] many persons [turned toward God will eventually] give thanks on our behalf for the grace (the blessing of deliverance) granted us at the request of the many who have prayed.
To be continued........ :)