This morning my wife Brenda and I were praying and she had an epiphany.
Epiphany = a sudden, intuitive perception of or insight into the reality or essential meaning of something, usually initiated by some simple, homely, or commonplace occurrence or experience.
Brenda has watched me struggle this past year as we've worked to build this communication system that supports the 1Church1Day (ORT) strategy. From the time the foundation approached me with the grant application (Feast of Tabernacles at the start of an actual Jubilee year .... what are the odds? They are God odds!), only to discover the seed monies were far short of what it would take a company in the US to build, to finding another company in India to build it, working to raise the extra monies necessary.... she has been working with me through this whole process day in and day out.
She has seen how uncomfortable and painful the process has grown over the last year too. These last few weeks have been really tough and we are not done.
I am stretched far beyond my natural abilities (technology, legal issues. language issues, financial responsibility and did I mention TECHNOLOGY issues?). Lately I've been laboring far into the night and waking long before the sun rises. I'm just uncomfortable, tired and truly relying upon God's grace to help. I know I can and will accomplish certian things but I'm just not always exactly sure as to how. I feel a tremendous weight of responsiblity for this vision I've (we've) carried so long as it is really not our vision as much as it belongs to our heavenly Father and He entrusted this to us.
It all began with a prophetic word God gave me in 1988 before we even knew there was an internet. In 1992 God gave me the plans for the communication system that would serve the time when the body would mobilize as an army to pray and recieve a harvest of souls. It's a day when the body would be connected as one. In 2008 our Lord visited me in my office and gave me the plans for teams of councils inspired by the 7 spheres/mountains.
Then Brenda had the ephiphany. She said I sounded like and was acting in some respects like a woman begining to give birth. She described how uncomfortable it got as the baby grew. Then as the last few weeks came the baby began to drop and wow... the pain, the labor, the work.
She said, where we are at right now in this project, with the testing, is like when the baby begins to crown.