Prophetic Word: ‘My Kingdom is open for business!’

Have you been waiting on a change of season, in relation to the call of God? Perhaps you have anticipated a future time in which the power of the Holy Spirit will operate through you, to bring healing, signs and miracles.

I believe the Lord is saying, ‘It’s time to revisit that call, and that word. There are many who are waiting for a change of season that has already taken place!’

It’s time to stop waiting and start moving. It’s time to act on the revelation you have been given.’


Vision of an Upside-Down Chair

A few months ago, I was attending a daytime pastors’ session at Planetshakers Conference here in Melbourne, Australia.

As we began to worship, I closed my eyes and in the Spirit, suddenly saw a single chair! It was upside down, glowing, and suspended in the air, within arm’s reach.

I knew the chair represented spiritual authority.

The fluorescent glow that surrounded it indicated that the chair was supernatural. It was alight with the power of God. As I was looking at this unusual chair I asked, ‘Father what do you want me to do? Shall I turn it over and sit on it?’

I felt Him say emphatically, ‘No, wait, I want to show you more.’

I continued to worship, with the question still in my mind: ‘Why is this chair—a chair that is clearly meant to be sat in, not only empty, but also upside down?’

Suddenly, I saw a vision of a long banquet table, in a room that looked like a restaurant or wedding reception area.

Chairs were placed, upside down, on top of the table. And I realized, ‘This is how staff place chairs in a cafe or restaurant when they are finished serving for the day! The restaurant is closed and they have removed the chairs in order to clean the floors!’


‘My Kingdom is Open all Hours!’

That’s when I sensed the Father saying:

‘My people are saying that it is ‘out of hours’ for my greater works.

There are gifts, empowerment and miracles that you’ve had on your heart, that have not yet come to pass; gifts of healing you have been waiting for.

There are signs and wonders that operated for a time and you knew they were a sign of things to come. And so you drifted into a someday, sometime, mind-set. Perhaps others told you that the hour to activate your spiritual authority had not yet come.

But I want you to know that My Kingdom is open for business. It is open all hours. It is open right now. And many of you have been waiting for a change of season. But the change of season you are waiting on, has already taken place!

It is time to act on the revelation you have been given.

‘Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the Kingdom’ (Luke 12:32, NIV)


An Urgent Message from the Heart of the Father

As I meditated further on the vision, I knew He was showing me a banquet hall, and banqueting table for a reason.

Jesus spoke a parable about the wedding banquet in Luke 14, concerning God’s offer of salvation. One of the themes of the parable is the urgency of the Gospel invitation:

  • ‘Go out quickly into the streets and alleys of the town and bring in the poor, the crippled, the blind and the lame.’ (Luke 14:21b, NIV)
  • ‘Go out to the roads and country lanes and compel them to come in, so that my house will be full.’ (Luke 14:23, NIV)

Why was the Holy Spirit showing me a banquet table? The banquet table represented urgency of the hour. Souls are at stake. It is time for the Kingdom to be manifested with power.


A Guided Wrong Turn

That evening, my husband Malcolm and I were returning to our accommodation after Planetshakers Conference. It was pouring with rain, we didn’t have an umbrella, and we took a wrong turn.

Our misdirection happened to take us past a café, that was closed for the night. As we walked past, I noticed something in the window. Chairs, placed upside down on a table.


Prayer

Lord, I ask that you reveal to me any area in which I’ve been waiting, but it is now your due season to act on Your Word. I say, ‘no more postponement’! Father, I repent of believing that the day of Your power has not yet come. I recognize where I’ve drifted into a perspective of waiting.
I break off all disappointments, I lay aside all unfulfilled longings and I step out of the waiting room at Your Word.
Your Kingdom is open now! Your Name is powerful now! Your healing and power is being released now!

I choose to step into the authority you have given to me. I choose to say, ‘Yes!’ to You. May Your Kingdom come and Your will be done in my life. May many be drawn to salvation and may the River of Your Presence flow and touch the lives of many others around me, in Jesus’ Name, amen.


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Awakening to the Dunamis Power of God

Dunamis Power of GodI tend to avoid action movies, unless they are humorous. However, as The Hunk frequently accompanies me to romantic comedies without complaint, I do reciprocate occasionally!

Have you noticed that a frequent theme in movies is that of men and women discovering (usually by accident) that they have some kind of supernatural power? They were already endowed with the power, but now they are conscious of having it.

As they become aware of their super-human powers, they are responsible for learning how to use them. The question is—will they use it for good, or for evil? And of course our heroes use it for good, usually to overcome evil villains.

It’s time to become conscious of the power of the Holy Spirit that is available to us

As Spirit-filled Christians, we have been entrusted with the power of God. Unlike our movie heroes, however, the power we have is not our own, but is sourced in the Holy Spirit, Who is with us, in us, and upon us. (Acts 1:8, Acts 10:38)

The problem is—many of us are unaware of this power that is available to us.

We may enjoy the Presence of the Holy Spirit, without experiencing His power moving through us.

Or we may desire to experience His power moving through us, but are not sure how to release it.

It is time for that to change.

The Dunamis Power of God

The Greek word primarily translated power in relation to the works of God’s Kingdom is dunamis. Dunamis comes from the root word dunamai, to be able or possible, and means force, miraculous power, ability, might and strength. [1]

A number of English words have been derived from this word, for example dynamite (a powerful explosive), dynamo (which generates energy power) and dynamic (powerful). [2]

The Context of God’s Power

In the New Testament we see God’s power (dunamis) being released for healing, deliverance and many kinds of miracles and signs. [3] As I muse over God’s dunamis power in this context of Divine ability for miraculous works, some clear relationships come to mind:

The Holy Spirit and Dunamis Power

In receiving the Holy Spirit, we have also received God’s dunamis power.

  • Jesus said, ‘But you will receive power (dunamis) when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” (Acts 1:8)
  • Jesus described the result of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit as being ‘clothed with power (dunamis) from on high.’ (Luke 24:49)
  • Jesus Himself is described as being ‘anointed with the Holy Spirit and power (dunamis).’ (Acts 10:38)

The Father’s Purposes and Dunamis Power

In the context of performing healing miracles, Jesus said, ‘Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does.’ (John 5:19)

God’s dunamis power is released to accomplish the Father’s will. When we have an intimate relationship with God, we learn His plans. We can then release His power through prayer, word or an obedient act, to fulfil Father’s purpose.

Our Authority and Dunamis Power

In receiving authority from Jesus, we have been given stewardship of God’s power.

Jesus called his twelve disciples to him and gave them authority to drive out impure spirits and to heal every disease and sickness. (Matt 10:1) [4]

The Greek word translated authority, exousia, means the right to exercise power. We can only fully understand the authority God has given to us, as we also comprehend the power that we have been entrusted with.

Jesus’ Name and Dunamis Power

The dunamis power of God is released in the Name of Jesus.

In Acts 4, following the miraculous healing of the lame beggar at the temple, High Priest and leaders asked Peter and John, “By what power (dunamis) or what name did you do this?” (Acts 4:7)

Peter replied, ‘It is by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified but whom God raised from the dead, that this man stands before you healed.’ (Acts 4:10b)

The Kingdom and Dunamis Power

We can use words to describe and announce God’s Kingdom. But the evidence of God’s Kingdom is God’s power in action.

  • Jesus said to His disciples, ‘As you go, proclaim this message: ‘The kingdom of heaven has come near.’ Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give. (Matt 10:7-8)
  • Paul described the Kingdom this way: For the kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power (dunamis).’ (1 Cor 4:20)
  • And [Jesus] said to them, “Truly I tell you, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see that the kingdom of God has come with power (dunamis). (Mark 9:1)

Awakening to our Stewardship of God’s Power

I believe that the church is in a time of awakening—to who we are and Whose we are. We are becoming increasingly aware of the authority that we carry as royal sons and daughters and of the power that is available to us.

Once fully aware of that power, it follows that we must become conscious of the stewardship and responsibility that we have.

And learn how to release it.

Next week I will share some thoughts about the relationship between prayer and God’s power.


Notes:

[1] Strongs Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible. 1996.  Ref 1411, dunamis.
Vine’s Expository Dictionary of Biblical Words, (c)1985, Thomas Nelson Publishers.

[2] See http://www.learnthat.org/pages/view/roots.html#d

[3] For more blog posts on the topic of signs and wonders, see

5 Purposes for Signs and Miracles

6 Questions to ask about Supernatural Signs

Intimacy, Prayer and Releasing God’s Power

[4] See my notes under the heading ‘Who can perform signs and miracles’ for an explanation of how this applies more widely than the original 12 disciples in the post, ‘Miraculous Signs from God: What can we Expect?’


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