On New Years eve Brenda and I attended a wedding which was celebrated until past midnight ushering in 2016. The next morning I awoke with this burning in my heart "awake, awaken or awakening." Here is how the Lord unfolded this revelation.
I pray that:
You would awake & see Jesus in 2016: In Luke 9:32 on the Mount of Transfiguration, Peter, James and John did not see Jesus until they were "fully awake." A deep sleep covered them. Today, it seems like a deep sleep covers much of the Church in America. But there is a Church awakening underway. It looks like this:
And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.
Awake, watch & pray. Psalms 57:7-8 says,
"My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and give praise.
Awake, my glory! Awake, lute and harp! I will awaken the dawn.
Expect God to awake to your help, to your cause, to your vindication against His enemies and yours. Psalm 59:4-5, Psalm 35:23
There is an awakening of the Sword of the Lord. God will bring people through the fire which purifies.
Pray for a Third Great Awakening in my nation and in this world.
Awake, O sword, against My Shepherd, Against the Man who is My Companion,” Says the Lord of hosts. Strike the Shepherd, And the sheep will be scattered; Then I will turn My hand against the little ones. And it shall come to pass in all the land,” Says the Lord, “That two-thirds in it shall be cut off and die, But one-third shall be left in it: I will bring the one-third through the fire, Will refine them as silver is refined, And test them as gold is tested. They will call on My name, And I will answer them. I will say, “This is My people’; And each one will say, ‘The Lord is my God.’ ”
Call forth a people to awake to my heavenly Father's purpose and for His glory and for the bride that is being prepared for a wedding feast.
Matthew 25 speaks of the 5 wise and the 5 foolish. I pray for an awakening of the wise who've filled their lamps with oil so that they might have a light to shine in the darkness when the bride groom comes.
That is why I get excited in these dark days, for the bride groom comes in the night. So I pray for an awakening of those called to the wedding feast. I call forth those who'll fill their lamps with oil.
“I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things in the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the Bright and Morning Star.” And the Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely.