Monday, November 5, 2012
The Lord's Resting Place
Prophetic Word given during the Prayer Watch on 11-04-12
Opening scriptures and prayer:
Psalms 132:1 LORD, [earnestly] remember to David's credit all his humiliations and hardships and endurance--2 How he swore to the Lord and vowed to the Mighty One of Jacob: 3 Surely I will not enter my dwelling house or get into my bed-- 4 I will not permit my eyes to sleep or my eyelids to slumber, 5 Until I have found a place for the Lord, a habitation for the Mighty One of Jacob. 6 Behold, at Ephratah we [first] heard of [the discovered ark]; we found it in the fields of the wood [at Kiriath-jearim]. 7 Let us go into His tabernacle; let us worship at His footstool. 8 Arise, O Lord, to Your resting-place, You and the ark [the symbol] of Your strength. 9 Let Your priests be clothed with righteousness (right living and right standing with God); and let Your saints shout for joy! 10 For Your servant David's sake, turn not away the face of Your anointed and reject not Your own king. 11 The Lord swore to David in truth; He will not turn back from it: One of the fruit of your body I will set upon your throne. 12 If your children will keep My covenant and My testimony that I shall teach them, their children also shall sit upon your throne forever.
Lord, you are looking for resting places. You are looking for souls to rest in. You are looking for hearts to rest in, bodies to rest in, churches to rest in, homes to rest in, cities to rest in. Jesus, arise to your resting place! Come! In your arm of strength, come! In your power, come and rest in us, in this hour. Lord, come! Come and take your place, Lord. Come and take your place in our life, in our hearts, in this church, in this room, in this city. Take your place, Jesus! Come and sit in us! Come and live in us!
The Lord speaks:
Children, you are My resting place. You are My place of strength. Yet, you look at yourself, and you say, "Lord, I am weak. Lord, I am not strong. Lord, I am not at rest. Lord, I am many things...." But Children, realize, I am all things in you! I am your strength! I am your life! I am your rest, and you must draw from Me those things that you want to be, for I am all things to you, and in you, and to you. I am rising up in My place, but you must rise up in Me! We must embrace! You must draw from Me as I draw from you, then My habitation in you can be true. For I long to sit in you! I long to rest in you! I long to walk up and down in you, and to move, and speak through you in even greater ways! You have asked Me to rise up this day, to rise up in My resting place. I say, let Me rise up today! Let Me rise up in you! Let Me rise up in your soul. Let Me rise up in your spirit, in your life. Let Me extend My hands, through you. I want to rearrange things for you. I want to settle things for you, and give you greater liberty. I am resting in you. But I want you to enter into My Rest more. Stop striving to get to that place of rest, when it is already in your breast. I am your Rest! I am the Resting Place! Yield to My Spirit everyday! Yield to My Voice inside you in everyway! Come closer to Me, so that I can rise up more in you! For as you draw close to Me, I shall draw close to you. I shall knit Myself with you, more and more.
I am rising up in this church. I am rising up in this city. You have begun to see the first of the signs of My new designs. You have begun to see the first of the signs of My taking My place. I have given you the grace to seek My face, Children. Draw upon that grace! Draw on My grace, and you shall be My resting place! You shall be My secret place. You shall be My abiding place. You shall be My place of prayer. I am making you into that greater house. Everyday, as you come and pray. Everyday, I am building you higher, and stronger in everyway. I am taking My seat. I am taking My seat in you. Then I will take My seat in this church. Then I will take My seat in this city, and in your nation. Because it starts with you, Children. My throne begins with you! When you allow My Throne to manifest in your life, then My throne can manifest in your home. Then My throne can manifest in your church. Then My throne can manifest in your city. For the more that you yield to Me, the more that you become that resting place, the more that I can grow in Grace! The more I can rise up and be seen, and known!
I am building My Home. I am expanding My
in your midst, as
you increase, I increase. As I increase, you increase. I am moving in you! I am
moving in My House of Prayer! I am moving everywhere, and I shall have My way!
I shall have My Habitation in this city. I have chosen you. I have called you,
and I have appointed you to take your seat in Me, and I will take My seat in
you. We shall walk as One. We shall walk, and we shall rest, and we shall run.
For My Ark is
moving in the earth, and you, Children, are My place of great worth! You are My
resting place! You are My resting place. You are My heart's desire. You are
precious to Me. I have labored long over you. I have labored long! I want more
of you! I love the time that you give to Me! Ark
Children, give Me your hand. Let Me strengthen you in prayer. Let Me strengthen you, everywhere. Draw from Me, in the House of Prayer! I am with you! I am here, for this is My House! You have come to be with Me. I have come to be with you. Draw your strength from Me, for My strength is true! I have more than enough for you! I am well able to carry you through! There is nothing that can remove you from My will. Be still! Be still in My House! Be at rest in My Place! You have My Grace! You have My Grace in this place! Seek My face! I have rich treasures for you. There are few that I share My treasures with, My desires, My passions, and I long to share them with you. I desire, and I seek for those, that will carry My burdens. To carry My passions. To carry My thoughts. But very few care enough to ask, and seek for what is on My heart. But I see your desire. I see your hunger. I see your searching for Me. I am here to touch you this day. I am here to strengthen you. I am here to reveal Myself to you. You've asked Me to come into this resting place, to take My seat, for My ark to remain, and it has. And I long for increase in your midst.
So today, Children, I say, take My hand. Enter in to My rest, with Me! Into that place of deep prayer intimacy! Oh, I have depths of prayer you have never touched. You have never saw, or knew of, before this day. But I am showing you the higher way. I am taking your hand today, and am ushering you in, into that place. I long for My Children to stand in My grace, in My resting place, the place where I reside, and abide. I do not labor. I do not strive. I stand in My place, and I want you to stand in My place, with Me. For there, you shall find great authority. For all things bow to Me. As you stand with Me, in that place of deep, deep intimacy, you shall see the greatest authority you have ever seen. Because My authority does not come from striving, it comes from My abiding. For I rest in My place.
Children, I am bringing you into a great authority, great power, great wisdom in this hour. It comes, as you are in that place with Me. For My authority will shake the earth. it will shake the heavens. It will shake all things. It comes from those Abiding Springs. For I defeated it all on the Cross, and I sat down in My seat, and I am ruling from that place of grace, and so shall you. I will bring you into My Rest. Into My place of authority and rule. You shall pray very effectively with Me. You shall pray, and you shall win, and war with Me. It shall be an easy thing unto you. For it is not you that wields the sword, but it is Me that wields it, through you! As you abide in Me, and rest in Me, I shall abide in you, and rest in you, and My sword shall wield true! For in that place of rest, you shall find My wisdom. You shall find My best. You shall find all the things that you desire. The things that you need come from the Issues from Me! I desire that you would be as David. That you would seek Me each day, and find a place for Me each day, before that day ends. That you would make a place for Me everyday, and as you do, you shall find Me in the way, and you shall never be defeated when you pray.
Continued Scriptures and Prayer:
Psalms 132:13 For the Lord has chosen Zion, He has desired it for His habitation: 14 This is My resting-place forever [says the Lord]; here will I dwell, for I have desired it. 15 I will surely and abundantly bless her provision; I will satisfy her poor with bread. 16 Her priests also will I clothe with salvation, and her saints shall shout aloud for joy. 17 There will I make a horn spring forth and bud for David; I have ordained and prepared a lamp for My anointed [fulfilling the promises of old]. 18 His enemies will I clothe with shame, but upon himself shall his crown flourish.
Lord Jesus, take us deeper. Take us into that deep abiding place. We take you by the hand, Lord Jesus. Jesus, take us, into the place of deep authority. Deep wisdom. Deep grace. The place where we are never defeated when we pray. The place where you rule and reign from. You said, Lord, your church has not entered into your rest. You are here to show them how. But Lord, we must ourselves, be in that place. The place where all things are subject to You. Take us, Holy Spirit. Set us in that firm place, fixed in You.
Your Word is true, Father. You are making a Horn spring up for us. You are breaking open Your Word, to be as Life to us, to bud for us, to produce fruit, and strength, and power in our life. You are lighting our lamps, fulfilling every promise You have given to us. We thank you, Father, that Your Word is coming to pass, in our generation. Everything that you have decreed for this generation, Father, every prayer seed, is now being watered, is now coming and is pouring out of Your bowls. Those living coals, those answers to prayers, You are pouring them out everywhere. Your answers are breaking forth into new life. Lord, we thank you, for Your Living Word. We thank You, that You have made us into that House of Prayer.....
Numbers 10:33 They departed from the mountain of the Lord [Mount Sinai] three days' journey; and the ark of the covenant of the Lord went before them during the three days' journey to seek out a resting-place for them.
2 Chronicles 6:41 So now arise, O Lord God, and come into Your resting place, You and the ark of Your strength and power. Let Your priests, O Lord God, be clothed with salvation, and let Your saints (Your zealous ones) rejoice in good and in Your goodness.
Isaiah 32:18 My people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation, in safe dwellings, and in quiet resting-places.
Isaiah 66:1 THUS SAYS the Lord: Heaven is My throne, and the earth is My footstool. What kind of house would you build for Me? And what kind can be My resting-place?