My heartfelt thanks to the precious people who support JMCM in intercession and finance – some have done so for many years. Please know that you are a vital part of the overall effort. It takes team work to do our ministry. You are greatly appreciated – may you be blessed abundantly – over and over.
The Spirit + the Word
Much of the ministry of former days was primarily Word-based and didn’t integrate God’s power and the super- natural. We honour the ministries of that generation, but over time many of them diminished. We need both the Word and the Spirit in this new day. The Lord is raising up many potent Spirit-fuelled ministries. God wants us filled with His Spirit, led by His Spirit and ministering out of His overflowing presence – releasing His life, love, power and glory. We are ordained to change the spirit realm every place we go, and do the works that Jesus did.
“My work with children was not with the persuasive words of human wisdom, but with a demonstration of the Holy Ghost and power” 1 Cor.2:4
Prayer is a key area the Lord is bringing reformation to. He is sending fresh fire into prayer ministries. There will always be areas where we ask in prayer – His mercy, forgiveness, grace and more. However, when it comes to dealing with the enemy and ushering in the kingdom, we are to use our God-given authority and take dominion. It’s not a new thing or a Pentecostal thing – it’s God’s word to us. Before He created mankind, God said “Let us make man in Our image and let them have dominion …” Gen 1:26. In verse 28, He told Adam and Eve “Go … take dominion… subdue …” That was God’s original mandate to His people – yet 6000 years later, it’s one of the last things we’ve embarked on. It was God’s first command and the last that Jesus gave (Matt 28:18-20).
A company of worshipping warriors is arising – ones who know their God and the authority He has given. God is calling whosoever to the higher place of worship and relationship where they can rule and reign with Him – destroying strongholds, displacing enemy entrenchments and establishing kingdom governance. God is all-mighty and His power is infinite. When the Lord sends His Bride forth to decree His will and purpose, the dunamis power of heaven is unleashed to validate and perform the word that is decreed. What a dynamic partnership we are invited into – and how astounding to co-labour with Him for breakthroughs, miracles and change.
“ … have made us kings and priests to our God; and we shall reign on earth.” Rev 5:10
There are numerous testimonies of strategic outcomes through prophetic intercession. One of the greatest examples is in 1 Samuel 17 where 15 yr old David faced the giant Goliath who had the entire Israeli army paralyzed with fear. In the heat of the battle and raging intimidation, David was the epitome of courage and boldness. As he faced the giant’s towering figure (v 45) he prophesied his immediate future, “This day the Lord will deliver you into my hand, and I will strike you and take your head from you.” David’s secret? He knew His God; he was a worshipping warrior. He had already killed a lion and a bear; he knew his God was one hundred percent faithful and all-powerful. From that position of confidence he prophesied the outcome of the confrontation and as we read on (v 46-51) we see that David did kill Goliath and cut off his head, just as he had decreed!
“You shall decree a thing and it shall be established for you.”Job 22:28
David served the King of kings – just as we do. He was anointed king and commissioned to rule and reign on God’s behalf – just as we are. We are anointed and appointed to rule in our spheres of responsibility. Just as David prophesied to the opposing enemy stronghold so should we – it is our high call.
Time to step up
Understandably young children and new believers ask in prayer, but in time they should be taught God’s way of praying with authority. Regrettably, many Christians are still asking and pleading – it is time for them to step up and minister with confidence, faith and boldness. Once they receive the revelation of just how loved and secure they are, they too will speak to mountains and move in prophetic intercession with a new measure of assurance – knowing that God is with them, for them, and mighty to fulfill His word. They will then discover the joy and exhilaration of ruling and reigning with their incredible Lord and King.
His immense love and desire for us
His love for us is way beyond our comprehension. In this amazing new season the Bride is being called into a deeper love relationship with the King, our Bridegroom. We are the centre of His heart, His longing, His delight and desire, He says to us, His Bride “… I am undone by your love. Merely a glance from your worshipping eyes and you have stolen My heart. Just gazing into your heart, joined to Mine, and I am overcome! Conquered! Ravished! Held hostage by your love ..” (Selah) S of S 4:9 from The Passion Translation. Intimacy with Him is where we belong – surrendered in a lifestyle of adoration and worship. Merely loving Him falls short – we are to be in love with Him and permit Him to capture our hearts with an insatiable desire. It isn’t about our church, or us, it’s about our passionate love for Him – and allowing Him to fill us and enfold us in His exquisite love.