I was resting today in the Lord's presence when I became aware of one of my angels watching me. I turned and he was standing near me watching me intently. He was about 6 feet tall, blond hair, with chiseled features, and fully armored. He said, "I am Daniel. I have watched over you from birth. I have also watched over many in your family line." He began to speak to me about the timing of my birth, and of the divine purpose of the part I would play. I then saw 6 generations of women standing shoulder to shoulder in my family line, and Daniel then said I was the 7th. It was my turn to fulfill what was remaining of our generational scroll for the family's calling.
Daniel said, "You are called to awaken this generation and to ignite them into a fuller flame, but it will take a Torch of Intensification to accomplish it all." I looked at Daniel, and he held out a formidable torch that burned with green fire. He said, "This generation will now go through a Season of Intensification, which will bring them through into a new place with the Father. It is time for passionate love to break forth from within His People, and for the true love of Christ to be seen flowing in the earth again. Take this torch and receive it within, for the deeper, more intense manifestations of the Father's Heart in the earth will now begin. You are to move in agreement with His Spirit, and all that will receive Him in this manner will be ignited intensely too. Know that with this torch shall also come great persecution, for you who bear His Flame also bear the revelation of His Name; but it is in that Name in which you shall each overcome, and shall also transform all that is before you."
"The Intense Jealousy of the Father is aroused in this Hour, and you Torch Bearer's shall run with a new Fiery Glory and shall flow in unusual manifestations of His Heart. Do not look to the sign of the Torch, but continually look unto Him, for He is the Torch that is going to now burn among men, and what He does with each of you, and around you, will initiate a great generational transformation, that will ignite every nation to the deeper knowledge of Him." Daniel then pushed the torch into my chest, and nodded in satisfaction. I instantly knew that the next phase of our lives was about to begin. Daniel then stepped out of my view, and I was then out of the experience.
1. a light to be carried in the hand, consisting of some combustible substance, as resinous wood, or of twisted flax or the like soaked with tallow or other flammable substance, ignited at the upper end.
2. something considered as a source of illumination, enlightenment, guidance, etc. : the torch of learning.
3. anything regarded as a source of enlightenment, guidance, etc. : the torch of evangelism
1. to make or become intense or more intense.
2. to make more acute; strengthen or sharpen.
3. Photography: to increase the density and contrast of (a negative) chemically. verb (used without object), intensified, intensifying.
4. to increase (something)
Matthew 11:11 Truly I tell you, among those born of women there has not risen anyone greater than John the Baptist; yet he who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. 12 And from the days of John the Baptist until the present time, the kingdom of heaven has endured violent assault, and violent men seize it by force [as a precious prize--a share in the heavenly kingdom is sought with most ardent zeal and intense exertion]. 13 For all the Prophets and the Law prophesied up until John. AMP
- Luke 16:16 "The Law and the Prophets were until John; since then the good news of the kingdom of God is preached, and everyone forces his way into it. ESV
Footnotes: Or everyone is forcefully urged into it
- Luke 16:16 Until John came, there were the Law and the Prophets; since then the good news (the Gospel) of the kingdom of God is being preached, and everyone strives violently to go in [would force his own way rather than God's way into it]. AMP
Faith: The Torch that Ignites our Beings:
2 Timothy 1:6 That is why I would remind you to stir up (rekindle the embers of, fan the flame of, and keep burning) the [gracious] gift of God, [the inner fire] that is in you by means of the laying on of my hands [with those of the elders at your ordination].
Jude 1:20 But you, beloved, build yourselves up [founded] on your most holy faith [make progress, rise like an edifice higher and higher], praying in the Holy Spirit;
1 Thessalonians 3:10 [And we] continue to pray especially and with most intense earnestness night and day that we may see you face to face and mend and make good whatever may be imperfect and lacking in your faith.
Isaiah 62:1 FOR ZION'S sake will I [Isaiah] not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest until her imputed righteousness and vindication go forth as brightness, and her salvation radiates as does a burning torch.
2 And the nations shall see your righteousness and vindication [your rightness and justice--not your own, but His ascribed to you], and all kings shall behold your salvation and glory; and you shall be called by a new name which the mouth of the Lord shall name. 3 You shall also be [so beautiful and prosperous as to be thought of as] a crown of glory and honor in the hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem [exceedingly beautiful] in the hand of your God.
The Word "Intensely" is likened as to lightning in it's intense brightness:
Mark 9:1 AND JESUS said to them, Truly and solemnly I say to you, there are some standing here who will in no way taste death before they see the kingdom of God come in [its] power. 2 Six days after this, Jesus took with Him Peter and James and John and led them up on a high mountain apart by themselves. And He was transfigured before them and became resplendent with divine brightness. 3 And His garments became glistening, intensely white, as no fuller (cloth dresser, launderer) on earth could bleach them. 4 And Elijah appeared [there] to them, accompanied by Moses, and they were holding [a protracted] conversation with Jesus. 5 And Peter took up the conversation, saying, Master, it is good and suitable and beautiful for us to be here. Let us make three booths (tents)--one for You and one for Moses and one for Elijah. 6 For he did not [really] know what to say, for they were in a violent fright (aghast with dread). 7 And a cloud threw a shadow upon them, and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, This is My Son, the [most dearworthy] Beloved One. Be constantly listening to and obeying Him! 8 And looking around, they suddenly no longer saw anyone with them except Jesus only. AMP
Intense desires for the things of the Kingdom:
Luke 22:14 And when the hour came, [Jesus] reclined at table, and the apostles with Him. 15 And He said to them, I have earnestly and intensely desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer; 16 For I say to you, I shall eat it no more until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.
1 Peter 4:8 Above all things have intense and unfailing love for one another, for love covers a multitude of sins [forgives and disregards the offenses of others].
Ephesians 2:4 But God--so rich is He in His mercy! Because of and in order to satisfy the great and wonderful and intense love with which He loved us, 5 Even when we were dead (slain) by [our own] shortcomings and trespasses, He made us alive together in fellowship and in union with Christ; [He gave us the very life of Christ Himself, the same new life with which He quickened Him, for] it is by grace (His favor and mercy which you did not deserve) that you are saved (delivered from judgment and made partakers of Christ's salvation).
Examples of Personal Intensity:
1 Samuel 10:5 After that you will come to the hill of God, where the garrison of the Philistines is; and when you come to the city, you will meet a company of prophets coming down from the high place with harp, tambourine, flute, and lyre before them, prophesying. 6 Then the Spirit of the Lord will come upon you mightily, and you will show yourself to be a prophet with them; and you will be turned into another man. 7 When these signs meet you, do whatever you find to be done, for God is with you.
9 And when [Saul] had turned his back to leave Samuel, God gave him another heart, and all these signs came to pass that day. 10 When they came to the hill [Gibeah], behold, a band of prophets met him; and the Spirit of God came mightily upon him, and he spoke under divine inspiration among them. 11 And when all who knew Saul before saw that he spoke by inspiration among the [schooled] prophets, the people said one to another, What has come over [him, who is nobody but] the son of Kish? Is Saul also among the prophets?
Numbers 14:24 But My servant Caleb, because he has a different spirit and has followed Me fully, I will bring into the land into which he went, and his descendants shall possess it.
Song of Solomon 8:6 Set me like a seal upon your heart, like a seal upon your arm; for love is as strong as death, jealousy is as hard and cruel as Sheol (the place of the dead). Its flashes are flashes of fire, a most vehement flame [the very flame of the Lord]!
- Susan O'Marra