As we all recover from our turkey feast here in America, what began as a movie night with my daughter ,last night, turned into a deeper and deeper burden to pray, and so I spent the wee hours of the morning, crying out to God, realizing Israel is on fire, Standing Rock is of critical importance to heaven, and we have a President elect here in America that is interviewing, and will hire 4000 leadership positions here in the next couple of months, that will radically affect the earth. Demons do not sleep, and as always, they are active, trying to negotiate with wicked men to bring their agendas to pass in the earth, and we, the church, are the only thing stopping them. As I read these verses, this thought blazed across my mind:
Prayer = Thunderings, Lightenings, and Earthquakes of God
Rev 8:3 And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne.
4 And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel’s hand.
5 And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, and cast it into the earth: and there were voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake.
I love these verses. Though I do not pretend to fully understand them, we are blessed by simply reading them!
We see angels worshipping with us, the saints of God here, bringing incense before the throne of God, that mixes with our prayers, as an offering to our King!
Then God answers, and receives fire from the alter of God, and he casts it into the earth!
Voices, Thunderings, Lightenings, and an earthquake result!
Makes me think about Acts 2: 17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:
18 And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:
19 And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke:
Servants prophesy: God honors the Word He places in their mouth with wonders in the heavens and signs in the earth.
Looks similar to the way God does things:
Prayer goes up, with praise, worship, and according to this verse in Revelation with incense (worship?) from angels, and then God answers with power.
Notice the order of the answer here: Voices, then Thunderings, Lightenings, and an Earthquake.
Let’s look at the cry of king David recorded for us in Psalms 18:
6 In my distress I called upon the Lord, and cried unto my God:
he heard my voice out of his temple,
and my cry came before him, even into his ears.
7 Then the earth shook and trembled;
the foundations also of the hills moved and were shaken,
because he was wroth.
8 There went up a smoke out of his nostrils,
and fire out of his mouth devoured:
coals were kindled by it.
9 He bowed the heavens also, and came down:
and darkness was under his feet.
10 And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly:
yea, he did fly upon the wings of the wind.
11 He made darkness his secret place;
his pavilion round about him were dark waters
and thick clouds of the skies.
12 At the brightness that was before him his thick clouds passed,
hail stones and coals of fire.
13 The Lord also thundered in the heavens,
and the Highest gave his voice;
hail stones and coals of fire.
Seems that prayer can release the prophetic utterance that releases signs, wonders, and miracles: anointed words that produce or release the power of God in the earth!
Zec 4:6 Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.
Those of us in the Word of Faith camp are surely confessing the written Word of God already, in prayer, supplication, and violent faith in the earth, yet could it be that there are utterances in the Holy Spirit, associated with sovereign timings of heaven, that release prophetic events, and end time signs and wonders?
The exciting thing about all of this, is that these are the end times, and I want to be one of those in God’s face, positioning myself to be used of Him, in any area He should so choose.
‘Father, we praise and worship you today, seeking again your face, and your perfect will for our lives and the earth. Release to us, your voice in the earth, and show Yourself strong today, in signs, wonders, miracles! We receive the ‘voices’ of heaven, determined to walk in truth, clean, pure, and undefiled from fleshly, demonic, or worldly influence, in your name we pray Lord Jesus! Amen’