"Comfort, Comfort My People"
God sees the pain and suffering of His people. The earth has been in a state of groaning under the weight of sickness, death, poverty, political unrest, abuse, perversion, and more. Jesus already paid the price for all of these things through His death and resurrection. He took our sin and judgments upon Himself when he hung on the cross.
Lately, I have been hearing Him say the familiar words from Isaiah 40:1-2, "Comfort, comfort my people. Speak tenderly from the heart to revive those in Jerusalem, and proclaim that their warfare is over. Her debt of sin is paid for, and she will not be treated as guilty. Prophesy to her that she has received from the hand of Yahweh twice as many blessings as all her sins."
I am feeling and sensing God's incredible heart for His people in this season. How He longs to comfort those who are hurting! How He yearns for every lost sheep to be found! We are believing God for a massive harvest in the coming days. I hear God saying that the harvest message is not a message of judgment, but a message of hope. We must remember that it is His goodness that leads to repentance.
I saw a vision of world events that are occurring right now and this past year. These things appeared like a giant cauldron with flames of heat burning beneath it, bringing it to a boiling point. The satanic forces of evil kept stoking the fire, adding more and more heat, causing the level of agitation and suffering to increase across the earth. But, God is not unaware of the enemy's plans and He has His own plan, set in motion before the beginning of time. Jesus was the lamb slain before the foundation of the world. (from Rev. 13:8)
God already made ALL the preparations to bring His people, the sheep of His pasture, back into the fold. He has already paid the FULL price. The kingdom of Heaven is already at hand, and for those who receive Him, the kingdom is within. His plan is to release His goodness, His love, His salvation, His cleansing, His healing, His justice, and yes, His comfort. It is through the very fires of adversity that many hearts have been made ready. Millions will see the Savior for the very first time, and run into His arms of comfort and acceptance.
And so, we are told to go up to the high places and lift up our voices with power.
"Go up on a high mountain, you joyful messengers of Zion, and lift up your voices with power. You who proclaim joyous news to Jerusalem, shout it out loud and don't be afraid, say to the cities of Judah, "Here is your God!" (Isaiah 40:9 TPT)
It is time to release our voices into every sphere of society, "Here is your God!" I see a great shaking happening in every sphere as the King of Kings makes His entrance. He is coming in such a way to fill men's hearts and lives with a wondrous holy awe and fear of the Lord.
"Out of the depths I cry to you, LORD; Lord, hear my voice. Let your ears be attentive to my cry for mercy. If you, LORD kept a record of sins, Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness, so that we can, with reverence, serve you." Psalm 130:1-4
I see men, women and children coming under a great weight of conviction and this weight will cause an upward gaze. This is the "ripe" harvest. It is the hearts who have been prepared and are ready and waiting for our proclamation, "Here is your God!".
Releasing Realities from Heaven to Earth
As the Ekklesia, we are to release heaven to earth. Whatever realities that exist in Heaven, we have been given keys and authority to now release them on earth. The prophetic words of Isaiah foretold a future reality that is now our reality to release, "... proclaim that their warfare is over. Her debt of sin is paid for, and she will not be treated as guilty." The deal has been sealed by the blood of Jesus Christ. Now, this is the heavenly verdict we are to release, "SAVED! HEALED! DELIVERED!"
It is the message of hope that will attract and draw many in need of His salvation. I see the Body of Christ throwing lifelines full of hope and Heaven's realities to those caught in the tumultuous waters of our times. Those who have been brought low will be lifted up and rescued as they turn their faces to the Son. His redemptive grace, mercy, and love is about to be seen in such a powerful way.
"A voice of one calling: "In the wilderness prepare the way for the LORD; make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be raised up, every mountain and hill made low; the rough ground shall become level, the rugged places a plain. And the glory of the LORD will be revealed, and all people will see it together. For the mouth of the LORD has spoken." Isaiah 40:3-5
Over a year ago I heard the Lord say that the Church was about to see her "Glory Days". I did not have the full meaning and revelation of what that would be, but I believe God has been speaking more on the subject. Jesus is the full revelation of the Father's glory to us.
"The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth." John 1:14
I believe Jesus is about to visit His Church in such a way that we will be undone. I see a great cleansing and purifying taking place, and then supernatural refreshing in His glorious river that will wash away the trauma and residue of this past season. I see Jesus coming in power to heal and release His Body to go in His glory like never before.
Wherever Jesus is, His glory is present. And now, His glory resides in His sons and daughters, because He resides in us. "On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you." (John 14:20) We are now carriers of His glory! I believe the Church is entering Her "Glory Days" as the Bride awakens to who She is, the power of Christ within, and the authority she carries to rule and reign from Her seat with Him.
As carriers of His glory, we will also carry His heart. The things that matter to Him will matter to us. Souls are on His heart. Hurting people are on His heart. Every heart that awakens to Him then bears His glory. Our "Glory Days" are upon us as we lift up our eyes to see the fields ripe unto harvest. Our "Glory Days" are upon us as we respond to the Father's heart cry, "Comfort, comfort My people".